In the wake of the runaway success of Kenzo Ramen, Dundas between Bay and University is about to become home to several other noodle houses. Indie-owned Sansotei (179 Dundas West, at Chestnut, 647-748-3833, sansotei.com) has just opened with a short card of meal-in-one soups, while Hokkaido-based chain Santouka (santouka.co.jp/en) is set to launch on the ground floor of the condo still under construction on the southwest corner of Dundas and Bay.
No word if the imminent Bapbo Korean at 142 Dundas West, virtually next door to Kenzo, will have ramen on its menu, but the newly minted Kimchi Korea House (149 Dundas West, at Chestnut, 416-599-1989) across the street most definitely does not, though it does have udon. There will be oodles of slurpable noodles at the first local outpost of Vancouver's Raijin Ramen (3 Gerrard East, at Yonge, 647-748-1500), but first they have to complete the reno, something that's taking much longer than predicted.
After a two-year-run, Johan Maes has pulled the plug on Ossington's Goed Eten. Seems the party strip isn't up for Belgian waffles and frites with mayonnaise.
"Ossington is full of big personalities, and I didn't seem to fit," says Maes. "But I'm starting to smile again."
Maes will now focus full time on his wildly popular brunch spot, Le Petit Déjeuner (191 King East, at George, 416-703-1560, petitdejeuner.ca), across from George Brown.