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:
The food menu:
And our peppers:
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.