Last Saturday my boyfriend and I went to Guu Izakaya in downtown Toronto for a little post-interview celebration. Although I won’t know the result until mid-May, it’s just an excuse for us to head to Guu!
For those of you who are not familiar with Izakaya, it is kind of like a Japanese pub but it also serves food that accompany the drinks. We have been to Guu once before and absolutely loved it.
The atmosphere is excellent, once you walk into the door, you are greeted by the entire staff. It is a little loud in there, but that’s part of the atmosphere here! And I totally just failed to take pictures of the inside of Guu (that’s so me), but there’s basically a bar, a couple few big long tables, and then some smaller tables. In the summer there’s also a patio, but in the winter, they covered it up and added heater since it’s obviously way too cold for patio when its -2C!
We went really early, basically right when it opened (4PM on Saturday). They are notorious for their wait, and by 5PM, there is already a line forming. Last time we went at 10PM (or was it 10:30PM), and there was a small line, but I’ve heard if you go during regular dinner hour, be prepared to wait for 2 hours. I also believe they do not take any reservation.
Now onto the food! Boyfriend did not order anything to drink this time since he needs to drive after, so I took advantage of that and ordered myself a cocktail.
Cherry Blossom: Peach Liqueur, Cassis Liqueur, Red Wine, 7-up
-this is delicious, actually tastes just like sangria-
Ama Ebi: Sweet Shrimp Sashimi from B.C. (daily special)
-I never thought I would enjoy shrimp sashimi for some reason, but this is absolutely delicious-