Guu Izakaya

Saturday evening was spent having dinner and drinks at Guu Izakaya (398 Church Street). It’s located just north of the Ryerson campus and walking distance from College station. This Japanese tapas place is a giant party and just insane in the best possible sense. It is a magical happy-making place. There was a one-hour wait to seat the four of us, and when we finally entered, we were shouted at greeted by roaring cheers and applause from both service staff and other customers. :D

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GUU’D TIMES

OKONOMIYAKI
deep fried Japanese pancake with squid, tonkatsu sauce & karashi mayo
$6.80

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OKONOMIYAKI

I love okonomiyaki and this one was great! It was also a great size to share between the four of us.

KARUBI
grilled salt & pepper beef short ribs with scallion sauce
$6.80

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KARUBI

I always have such a tough time eating short ribs lol, but this was still good. It wasn’t one of the stand outs for me though.

SALMON TATAKI
seared B.C. salmon sashimi with ponzu, wasabi mayo, and garlic chips
$6.80

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SALMON TATAKI

This was an awesome dish! The garlic chips with the salmon was a great combination. I don’t normally like radish but the flavours just complemented the salmon so well.

GYU TONGUE
thinly sliced angus beef tongue steak on sizzling plate with scallion
$6.80

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GYU TONGUE

This was my favourite! I enjoyed the simple seasonings and chewiness.

GINDARA
grilled black cod with saikyo miso and white wine sauce
$11.80

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GINDARA

Another winner! I especially loved the skin. We all played nice and proceeded to ignore the one remaining piece on the plate for someone else to enjoy… It was then whisked away by a speedy waitress walking by. :O!!

GREEN TEA CRÈME BRÛLÉE
$6.80

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GREEN TEA CREME BRULEE

This was a dessert special. I enjoy green tea everything and this was no exception. Great way to finish off our food venture here!

BAMBOO SAKE
500 mL = $17 || 750 mL = $25

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BAMBOO SAKE

Kanpai~! Their sake selection is found on the reverse side of their party menu. We first ordered the smaller 500mL of bamboo sake (bambooze? whaaat) and then ordered two more of the 750mL throughout our meal. :) It’s so smooth! Guu’d times were had by all. :P

Coming to Guu is definitely quite the experience. The food and drinks are great, and the atmosphere is infectiously fun! Definitely a great place for celebrations, though larger parties would have a lot of difficulty getting in. It looks like they’re starting to take reservations though, but only at 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Anyway, go to Guu now! :)

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2 responses to “Guu Izakaya

  1. I already went to guu and it sucked
    Even you say it but cannot get over the atmosphere to admit it
    Everything is drenched in mayo and sauce. Maybe they should call it guuuy
    No thanks to 2500 calories

    • Sorry to hear you didn’t have a good experience. The karubi was a little underwhelming for me, but I otherwise really enjoyed all the food my friends and I had ordered here. To each his own.

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