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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Shunoko, Ristorante Rosina, KaKa, Snow Lava, Khau Gully

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  • Greenhouse Juice has opened a new location on the Front Street Promenade at Union Station.
  • Ristorante Rosina, an Italian restaurant from the same team/family behind Trattoria Taverniti in Little Italy, has opened at 740 King St. W. (by Tecumseth).
  • Shunoko, a Japanese sushi bar from the family behind Sushi Nomi that recently closed on Roncesvalles, is now open at 1201 St. Clair Ave. W. (just west of Dufferin).
  • Mum's the Word, a cafe by day and a cocktail and snack bar by night, is now open at 567 College St. (at Manning Ave.) in Little Italy, replacing what was once The Green Grind.
  • Snow Lava, a shaved ice dessert spot, has opened at 413 Spadina Ave. in Chinatown.
  • Casamiento, a "pupusadilla" (pupusa + quesadilla) stand, along with Ko'ox Hana, a place for "authentic Mayan food," are now open inside El Gordo's at 214 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market.
  • Khau Gully, an Indian restaurant named after small lanes in Mumbai filled with street eats, has opened uptown, north of Davisville Ave. at 1991 Yonge St.
  • Mediterranean take-out joint 2 Bros Cuisine now has a new location at 1549 Bayview Ave. (at Belsize Dr.) in East York.
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  • The much-anticipated downtown location of KaKa All You Can Eat at 655 Bay St. (at Elm St.) now has an official opening date: Monday, March 19.
  • Egg Bae is set to take over the space that was formerly Banh Mi Bar at 189 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market.
  • Thor Espresso Bar will be opening a second location this spring at 180 John St. downtown.
  • Bloor West Village vegan restaurant Awai will soon be opening a quick-service location at 680 College St. (at Euclid Ave.) in Little Italy (chef Nathan Isberg is no longer involved).
  • Locals in Leslieville were sad to hear about Lil' Baci closing, but they'll be happy to learn that Frankies Italian, a new concept from the same owners behind Lil' Baci, will be taking over the space at 892 Queen St. E. It's set to open on March 23.
  • Gazi MezeBar should be opening soon at 511 Danforth Ave. in Greektown.
  • An "Opening Soon" sign has been spotted for a third location of popular Caribbean joint Allwyn's Bakery, this one at 976 The Queensway in Etobicoke.
  • If you're into hot pot that's presented like high tea, then you will be very interested in the opening of J’adore Hot Pot at 8380 Kennedy Rd. in Markham on March 24. Bonus: chocolate fondue for dessert.
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Hector Vasquez at KaKa AYCE

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