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Now Open: Hanmoto

Hanmoto, the new snack bar from the men behind Oddseoul, is at 2 Lakeview Avenue just north of Dundas and has been soft open for a few days. We stopped in on Friday evening and sampled some of the delicious Japanese snack food. The place was already hopping when we arrived and very busy – with a wait list – when we finished.

Hanmoto is a tiny space, maybe fitting 20-25 people max. They’ve converted what was for a very short time a men’s vintage store into a bar, kitchen with sushi bar, and 5-6 tables for diners. It’s really that small.

We tried some hamachi tartare, Japanese shisito peppers and eggplant. The peppers were among the most popular dishes, along with the Moto bun, a “burger” of chicken curry and daikon in a soft bun. We’ll have to go back and get one!

The exterior of Hanmoto – there’s no sign, so don’t miss it:

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The food menu:

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And our peppers:

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They tweeted that they’ll be open daily as of tomorrow from 6p-2a, so we’ll all have time to try the Moto Bun and more.

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