Japanese in Fortitude Valley

An unmarked door at the end of an alley ushers you into Hôntô's dramatic universe of charred-timber panels and glittering chandeliers. One of Brisbane's hottest restaurants (book ahead or go early in the week), its modern, Japanese-inspired dishes burst with creativity and flavour.

Tucked away off the main dining area is ÔÔ, a moody, intimate, black-on-black bar pouring seamless cocktails and in-the-know Japanese whiskeys and sake.