Guu Izakaya

Guu Izakaya (@GuuToronto) opened its doors back in 2009 – being the very first Japanese-pub serving tapa style dishes to open in downtown Toronto. So of course, you can understand the crazy hype over this place for the next year or 2! I’ve visited this restaurant numerous times when it first opened and finally visited recently …. Since majority of the people have been to Guu Izakaya – I’m just going to share with you a few of my favourite tapa dishes 🙂

B.B.Q. Pork ($6.00)

– B.B.Q style pork with yuzu honey soy sauce

Okonomiyaki ($6.80)

  • Deep fried Japanese pancake with sauce, tonkatsu sauce & karashi mayo

Takoyaki ($5.00)

  • Deep fried octopus ball with tonkatsu sauce & karashi mayo

Yakiudon ($7.80)

  • Pan fried udon noodles with beef, mushrooms and scallion

Kabocha Korokke {vegetarian} ($5.00)

  • Deep Fried Kabocha pumpkin croquette with a boiled egg inside

I have a lot of favourites here at Guu – but I’m going to only post these for now (lol). The B.B.Q Pork was really tasty – the marination on the pork definitely brought out the yummy flavours! I always order the Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and Yakiudon – my favourite comfort food – especially good in the winter when its served piping hot!

The atmosphere here is definitely unique and lively. It’s a great hang out spot to grab a few drinks and tapas with friends and just relax! 🙂

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  1. clara and monica
    November 9, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    love this place – you need to try the kakimayo and the tuna sashimi!!!

  2. Jamie Sarner
    August 18, 2015 / 5:32 am

    One of the best Asian restaurants in Toronto in my opinion. The atmosphere is great; full of energy, noisy w/ good vibrations – you captured it very well!
    What about fried brie, have you tried it? I recommend it to everyone who eats (and loves) cheese! although it’s not really typical Japanese, is it.
    In case you’re curious about how I reviewed it, here’s my article about the best Japanese restaurants in Toronto.

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