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Her Take: Korean Fusion at Oddseoul on Ossington

Oddseoul on Ossington is easy to miss. The narrow restaurant and darkened lighting all add to its mystique, and Kyle and I would have easily walked right past if we hadn’t been seeking it out. Toronto Life had just come out with its Top 20 Sandwich list, and Oddseoul made the cut with its Philly …

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1. Avoid the steamed buns. Not the best on the menu.

2. Definitely order The Loosey and the deep fried prawns if you like seafood. The Loosey is one of my favorites.

3. Splurge and order a cocktail. They have a creative array to choose from.

Oddseoul on Ossington is easy to miss. The narrow restaurant and darkened lighting all add to its mystique, and Kyle and I would have easily walked right past if we hadn’t been seeking it out. Toronto Life had just come out with its Top 20 Sandwich list, and Oddseoul made the cut with its Philly Cheesesteak at number fifteen. I’m forever grateful to the person who sent me that link, otherwise I’m afraid I would have left Toronto without ever trying some of the best Korean-style tapas dishes around.

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The seating is limited, so be prepared for a bit of a wait (they don’t take reservations), and I highly recommend waiting it out. The menu is Korean-fusion style, but most dishes are quite Americanized with an Asian kick. Two popular and delicious sandwiches are the Philly Cheesesteak and The Loosey. Unfortunately I could not tell you what comes in The Loosey, but I will say Kyle and I took our friend there and with two bites down he called the waiter over instantly to order another round. Another memorable dish is the deep fried prawns, slathered in slightly spicy sauce that apparently was so good, Kyle decided to eat the shells too (alcohol may or may not have had something to do with this). The wings are another great order.

 

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Philly Cheese Steak

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Steamed Bun

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The Wings

Dishes are on the smaller side, so I would recommend ordering 2-3 per person. Prices range from about five to ten dollars per dish, so you’re not breaking the bank. If you do feel like splurging, there’s an array of cocktails to choose from. One aspect that I love about Oddseoul on Ossington is its versatility: we went there as a couple and had a great date night, and also brought our group of rowdy Vancouver friends to give them a taste of what Toronto restaurants have to offer. Both times were memorable and perfect for the occasion. As an added bonus, the place is open from 6pm-2am Monday to Saturday, so you can stumble in for a quick cocktail to finish off the night.

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