After many months of secrecy, LONgTIME’s sibling restaurant Hôntô opened to the public in August 2018. Much like LONgTIME, Hôntô is situated away from Fortitude Valley’s main thoroughfares, residing in a hidden spot on Alden Street. The interiors are as striking as they are minimalist, with wall and ceiling surfaces covered in blackened and charred wood panelling illuminated by chandelier. A main restaurant portion boasts two kitchens – a raw bar and main kitchen – as well as a bar keeping libations flowing. Diners awaiting a table are guided to Hôntô’s shadowy bar and lounge area ÔÔ, which offers plush couches to cosy up with a cocktail while you wait to be seated. Where LONgTIME focuses on a purposefully chaotic array of South-East Asian eats, Hôntô hones in on contemporary Japanese fare, where delicate pairings of ingredients offer up salivation-worthy combinations. The menu is divided into raw dishes, small bites, medium-sized plates, bigs, sides and sweets. Hôntô’s impressive drinks list features sustainable wine from small Australian producers, rare Japanese whiskies and sake, flavoursome cocktails, craft beers and much more.