The Oddseoul brothers are opening a Japanese snack bar on Dundas West

The Oddseoul brothers are opening a Japanese snack bar on Dundas West

(Image: Caroline Youdan) (Image: Caroline Youdan)
 

The building pictured above looks pretty nondescript, but there are exciting things going on behind the ho-hum facade, which used to house a men’s vintage shop called Black Flower. The space, located directly behind Churchill at 2 Lakeview Avenue (at the corner of Dundas West, across from the Beer Store), will soon be making its debut as Hanmoto, a “Nipponese snack shack” from Leemo and Leeto Han, the brothers behind Ossington snack bar Oddseoul and now-closed restaurant Swish by Han. Details about the new business are scarce, but its logo appears to show a Japanese dragon locked in a vicious embrace with a snarling tiger, so take from that what you will. We can confirm that Hanmoto will be opening as soon as its liquor license comes through, likely sometime in November.