Guu Restaurant Is Real Guud
*silence as you sit outside patiently waiting for your table*
*with your hands warming up in your pockets, you look over at your dinner date and dart a look of quizzical confusion*
Why do they keep yelling that? What are they yelling?
This is Guu. Well, actually, this is the first impression of Guu as experienced from outside their front door while waiting up to two hours for a seat at one of their communal tables or bar. Originally located in Vancouver, Canada, Guu is a traditional Izakaya style Japanese restaurant that has finally opened a brand new location in Toronto, Canada.
The main idea behind a traditional Izakaya dining experience is socializing. Dishes are meant to be shared, tapas style, and drinks from the sake bar are poised in front of nearly every dining patron. The atmosphere is contagious in its excitement and all its distractions must be the reason you leave feeling like you ate a meal for ten.
As for the ‘こんばんは。!!!’ – That’s just them greeting you and dismissing you with the utmost of excitement. It would be the equivalent of an American restaurant screaming ‘Good evening!’ as you walked into their front door.
Check out Guu the next time you’re in Toronto, Canada.
398 Church St.
Toronto, ON, Canada