Guu Izakaya – Downtown Toronto

April 5

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Finally got a chance to go to Guu and I am excited to share all the OH SO GOOD food with you. The ambiance and atmosphere of the place is really modern and welcoming. I personally thought the place would be really big inside but it is actually not that big. Closer to the evening time, the place starts filling up, so I would definitely suggest making a reservation. If you want the most out of this place, then sharing is caring! There were five of us and we shared EVERYTHING. We got a chance to try out everything and at the end of the meal, I was pretty satisfied. And may I just say, small servings do leave you wanting more, sometimes too large of a serving can make the food a little less appetizing. In some cases, not all. So here goes with all the food…

Starting off with some Edamame to snack on.

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Takoyaki – Deep Fried Octopus balls with Tonkatsu sauce and Karashi mayo.

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Ikapiri – Deep fried calamari with spicy ketchup and wasabi mayo. (The wasabi mayo was a bit too strong for me to taste but a lot of it is settled at the bottom so you can choose not to dip it in)
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Akaebi – Red shrimp

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KakiMayo – Baked B.C oyster with mushrooms, spinach and garlic mayo topped with cheese (MY FAVORITE)

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Unagi Doria – BBQ water eel on mixed mushrooms rice with cheese on top.

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Yaki Udon – Pan fried udon noodles with beef, mushroom and scallions.

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Maguro Tataki (one in the back) – Seared B.C. tuna sashimi with ponzu and garlic chips & Gyu Carpaccio (in front) – seared beef sashimi with ponzu, wasabi mayo and garlic chips.

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Karage – deep fried soy sauce marinated chicken with garlic mayo.

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Ebicado – Grilled avocado stuffed prawn topped with Japanese mayo panko. (MY SECOND FAVORITE)

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Okonomiyaki – deep fried Japanese pancake with squid, tonkatsu sauce and karashi mayo. (If I had to pick one that I wasn’t the biggest fan off, this would be it. It was average for my taste buds)

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Karubi – grilled salt and pepper beef short ribs with scallion sauce. (You can never go wrong with beef ribs, it was delicious)

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Ebimayo- deep fried prawn with spicy mayo.

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Gomaae – blanched spinach with black sesame sauce. (It looks like an art masterpiece, it tasted great)

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So that was all the amazing food, most of them were hits for me with probably one slight miss being the pancake dish (okonomiyaki). Some days they have specials so don’t forget to ask what specials they suggest. Now to the closing of this post with ofcourse some desserts.

Kurogoma pudding – black sesame pudding

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Finally, my most favorite of all! GREEN TEA BRULEE – it was so creamy and smooth with the perfect amount of sugar and flavor. It definitely kept me wanting more of this so definitely try this out when you visit.
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That wraps up my Guu Izakaya mission. I hope you all enjoyed it and it gives you inspiration/ideas for your next visit or even if you are looking for some cooking inspiration. This Guu location is at 398 Church St. in downtown Toronto. Have an amazing Easter and hope you are all enjoying your long weekend 🙂

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