Monday, August 31, 2015

Rate-A-Restaurant #354: Guu (Vancouver)

Guu

Restaurant: Guu Izakaya

Location: 838 Thurlow St (Vancouver)

Guu

Type of restaurant: Japanese

We stipulated: I was in Vancouver for less than 48 hours -- long enough for perhaps one real meal. My colleague Geraldine suggested Guu, which was located close to my hotel.

Guu

Guu

They stipulated: "Guu Original on Thurlow is where the Izakaya boom started. It’s not only the first Guu to open, but is the very first Izakaya in Vancouver. Established in 1993 as 'Raku' & changed to 'Guu' in 2000, this Guu offers the most authentic izakaya experience, offering classic dishes like Yaki Udon & Oden. This is as close you’ll get to the real deal….unless you fly to Japan."

Guu

What we ordered: Tuna Tataki ($8.40), salmon sashimi ($8.80), Guuud Ale ($8.80)

Guu

High point:  I took a chance on the Guuud Ale and it was indeed guuud! Tuna tataki was nice too.

Guu

Low point:  Guu didn't have the scallops dish that I was most excited about off the menu.

Guu

Overall impression: I'm pretty sure I blew it, eating healthy instead of getting the down-and-dirty fried goodness off their menu. I didn't do my homework, and when I asked for menu guidance, I really didn't get any from the waiter. So I went in default mode and ordered healthy.

Guu

Will we return: If I return to Vancouver, I may hit Guu again in order to order properly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, heard the shout out from the Kevin and Bean show, from Long-time fan.

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