‘Buderim’ is a word in the Kabi Kabi language that means ‘honeysuckle’, which is where owners Joo and Peri Kim got their inspiration for their brand-new restaurant. Having been open for over a month in the midst of all the COVID-19 madness, Honeysuckle has already been making a splash among locals and tourists alike, garnering plenty of rave reviews.
“There aren’t many options to dine out in Buderim,” Kim says. “Our main focus is to provide an affordable price for the locals for both lunch and dinner. Lunch is really busy and there are not many sit-down dining options around besides cafes.”
To offer a bit of much-needed variety in a cafe-laden area, Honeysuckle serves up Yum Cha style lunches at $25 per person that’ll take your tastebuds on the ride of their life. You can make your way through dishes like Wagyu beef gyozas, prawn and pork shumai, Korean BBQ beef skewers, crispy eggplant with black vinegar caramel and lots more. At night, you can expect a more casual fine dining menu, with the likes of Singapore chilli spatchcock, Sticky beef cheek or Jeyuk spicy BBQ Pork.
Honeysuckle is also fully licensed, which means you can sip on local sparkling, wine or beer while you wolf down some of the best dishes in Buderim.
Honeysuckle is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 2:30 pm for lunch and 5 pm to 8:30 pm for dinner. A word of warning though: bookings fill up really quickly, especially for lunch, so you’ll definitely want to book ahead of time if you’re in the area.
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