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KINKA IZAKAYA TORONTO

Kinka Izakaya Original

Japanese Restaurant, Bar, and Sake Bar$$$$
Downtown Toronto, Toronto
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  • Lisa Marie C.
    "It's all about the almond tofu & the cassis oolong tea!"(14 Tips)
    TastyMontreal
    "Try the Deep Fried Brie With Mango & Blueberry Sauce"(11 Tips)
    Christina P.
    "maguro tataki and gyu carpaccio"(10 Tips)
    Dali Y.
    "Through my favorite Maguro Tataki, yummy uhmmmmm"(6 Tips)
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  • Khanh L.
    Khanh LySeptember 4, 2015
    This place is a true sensation. The food is food, great ambiance and the staff is super friendly and really professional. This place is the spot when you have something to celebrate.
  • Ghazal N.
    Ghazal NMarch 6, 2016
    Liked the deep fried menu! great calamari and oysters! the rice plate and,green tea cheesecake were good!LOVED the black sesame ice cream and sky of Tokyo cocktail! Beer glasses are super large though
  • J P.
    J PMay 10, 2015
    Yellowtail tuna and squid were both fantastic. Be ready for a wall of noise when you enter. Not a place for a quiet bite to eat unless you book the deck outside. Excellent food and good fun.
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WatsonMarch 12, 2013
    Very lively with a good atmosphere, the entire staff will greet anyone that walks through door and what I mean by that is that they all yell hello Lol. Small portions so watch how much you order.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 7, 2013
    The Village’s Izakaya is the original from this (originally west coast) Japanese-style pub chain, and its dining experience is not like British pubs to say the least. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Bobby C.
    Bobby ChanJuly 1, 2016
    The cheesy oysters were very delicious. The scallops and sashimi were very fresh (close to Japan quality), and the karage (fried chicken) was pretty good as well. I would highly recommend this place.
  • Pao!!!
    Pao!!!November 8, 2014
    So tasty food! I can recommend the pork, salmon and tuna plate and the green ice te Gelato is amazing! Very good place and no expensive
  • Klaus M.
    We had the 9 courses meal, and every single dish surprised us tremendously; the first dish was phenomenal and each one after, was better than the previous one. 100 points and 100% recommended.
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany ChungNovember 13, 2011
    Worth the wait. Yes you'll be standing in the cold for an hour or so, but they have blankets and any food you order will be on the table right away. Everything is delicious so eat your faces off.
  • Ghassan A.
    Ghassan AlkharboushJune 17, 2015
    Definitely one of my favorite places in Toronto. The staff is amazing and the ambiance is great. The food is mouthwatering. I definitely recommend saba misoni and the takoyaki.
  • Andrei
    AndreiApril 14, 2014
    Try this: the Kakimayo baked oysters (!!) the deep fried Brie cheese, the seaweed salad, the Gyu carpaccio, the black sesame spinach. End with the deep fried coconut bananas. Enjoy!
  • Amanda
    AmandaAugust 21, 2015
    Was the best japanese food experience in Toronto!!! Amazing place with amazing people!! Unforgetable!! I recomended the grilled oyster!
  • Kim L.
    Kim L.June 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh yeah...and they have BEST karaage ever (deep fried, boneless chicken). It was even good as take-out! A must must must try. Topped off with a lemon wedge and mayo and well worth the calories.
  • Dounia
    DouniaFebruary 3
    Felt like a kid in a candyshop. Definately try out the deep fried brie, the baked oysters and the shabu shabu salad.
  • James B.
    James Banicar Jr.January 12, 2014
    I came to Toronto to visit a few friends, and I fell in love with Guu Izakaya! Seriously, the music and food combine to create an amazing dining atmosphere!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaFebruary 29, 2016
    Aka Guu. A fave experience in Toronto. Festive/noisy/crazy. Octopus salad with nori, bibimbap like no other I've had, fried chicken cartilage if available. Can be a long wait. 💛👍🏼🍢🍶
  • Annabelle
    AnnabelleAugust 18, 2014
    Must Trys: Grilled Cod, Seared Yellowtail Tuna (Sunday Special)Alrights: Pork Cheek Steak (Sunday Special), Gyu Carpaccio, OystersLowlights: Fried Brie Cheese (nothing special)
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PalDecember 15, 2016
    Fantastic! $3 sake bombs on Weds & Thurs. Very high energy. Got the veggie hot stone bowl with rice, mushroom, and cheese.
  • Alex v.
    Alex van ZijlFebruary 5
    Total mayhem when you're having dinner at the bar, but in a good way, such a great experience. Order yourself some saké bombs!
  • Jessica
    JessicaSeptember 1, 2011
    the atmosphere is loud & upbeat. not a place for a romantic dinner. go with 4-5 ppl, so you can try more dishes. everything on their menu is worth the try! i have too many favs to list.
  • Diego P.
    Diego PinedaMay 19, 2015
    Food presentation, execution and service are top notch. Deep fried brie with kimchi udon noodles. Dare I say anymore?
  • Shyndyg
    ShyndygJune 27, 2012
    PRIDE 2012 TIP: Guu makes dinner into a wild and wacky party. It's hard enough to get into at the best of times, but once you're seated the food is great (it's not a sushi joint, it's Japanese food.) Read more
  • What's Really Good T.
    One of the best and most consistent meal experiences you can have. Incredible Japanese tapas in an upbeat lively environment. Try the Deep Fried Brie, Ebimayo, and the Karubi. More like this at WRG. Read more
  • Kitty W.
    Kitty WuFebruary 23, 2011
    Almond tofu, sesame & coconut ice-cream are the first things to keep in mind before you order so you will have space for them!!! Grilles black cod and oysters and fried udon are the main dishes.
  • Taus
    TausJanuary 14
    Crazy lively Izakaya joint in downtown. You should probably make a reso because it's usually very busy and wait times can be up to an hour on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Kim L.
    Kim L.June 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Am beginning to think you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Except dessert (icky deep fried ice cream seems an afterthought.) But no one cared 'cause everything else is izakaya heaven!!
  • Rabs S.
    Rabs SMarch 3, 2016
    The salmon natto yukke is amazing! Don't miss this or the Maguro tataki, ebimayo and gyu carpaccio. Wash down with a sake mojito. Bonne Appetit!
  • Brjann B.
    Brjann B.September 10, 2014
    Great staff, rice bowls are incredible and the best value for your money if you're hungry. Great spot to go out with a larger group of people.
  • Maryam N.
    Maryam NghbJune 15, 2016
    I love the oyster and the octopus ball here 😍 black sesame ice cream was pretty good as well
  • Sasa M.
    Sasa MarAugust 26
    One of the best casual restaurants in Toronto. Amazing choice, playful menu. Brie cheese, fried chicken (karate) and short ribs are my favourite!
  • Aidan H.
    Aidan HornsbyMay 23, 2015
    One of the tastiest and most authentic Izakaya's I've visited outside of Tokyo. Be prepared for an extremely warm welcome as you walk in.
  • Maryann
    MaryannApril 27, 2014
    Love this place; great atmosphere, and good food. Try the Kabocha Korokke, Salmon Tataki, Brie cheese, Takoyaki, and Kakimayo.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GirouxJune 30, 2013
    Best place in town! Well worth the wait when you're looking for a great treat. Service was good, food was amazing!! Calamari... Mmmm.
  • JR B.
    JR BascoguinFebruary 18, 2012
    lively and wonderful atmosphere! The okonomiyaki is a wonderful thing. Takoyaki was ok. It's fun to shout with the workers. Probably grab a beer first though ;)
  • Donna L.
    Donna LeeSeptember 11, 2013
    Salmon natto yukke, brie cheese, cheese oysters, and almond tofu dessert are a must. And Sapporo :)
  • Mitch O.
    Mitch OSeptember 22, 2010
    Fried chicken, bacon wrapped scallops, beef enoki mushroom wraps, salmon sashimi, takoyaki, cheese bibimbap, yakiudon are all good! Almond tofu is amazing. Black sesame ice cream is awesome too!!
  • 🙊🙉🙈
    🙊🙉🙈December 12, 2015
    Guu is now called Kinka Izakaya! Still delicious and a must-see restaurant atmosphere!
  • nik p.
    nik poonSeptember 21, 2010
    Go at 5 to avoid the lineup. Friendly, enthusiastic staff. Grilled oyster was a treat, and the sashimi salad was delicious. The portions aren't very filling, but it's a cool experience overall. 
  • Jill M.
    Jill MulliganNovember 17, 2014
    Such a fun experience. Everything was awesome, but the black sauce on the spinach is incredible. Super affordable too.
  • Mike V.
    Mike ViscontiAugust 26, 2014
    The bimimbop was delicious - small portions so get a bunch of things to share and enjoy the Japanese beer hall atmosphere.
  • Porter Airlines
    Porter AirlinesMay 5, 2011
    A temple to Japanese comfort food featuring both traditional and radical dishes. The only daunting thing about Guu is the battle to gain admittance; arrive early.
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're ok with an early dinner, go a bit before 5 to guarantee a seat at opening. Favorites: okonomiyaki, fried kabocha, deep fried brie cheese, ikapiri, gyu carpaccio. Drinks: White Sakegria, plum
  • Diana F.
    Diana FuJuly 5, 2015
    Such a fun place! Grab a seat outside if you can as it can get loud inside. The kabocha croquettes are amazing!
  • Anna S.
    Anna SJune 18, 2013
    Amazing welcome and atmosphere, and the BBQ pork, takoyaki, and yaki udon are all incredible. Worth the queue!
  • Perla A.
    Perla AlfingerOctober 20, 2014
    I recommend Ebimayo and spicy tako. Sashimi salad with an amazing test but a lot of lettuce and few sashimi
  • Martha Z.
    Martha ZampinoMarch 23, 2014
    Eel rice is very very good. The chicken is good. Brie cheese is normal. Shrimp are good
  • Amber L.
    Everything is so delicious and the staff are so kind and enthusiastic! Impossible to not love this place.
  • Stephen .
    Everything I've tried has been really good, especially love the black cod! Generous portions with a modest price tag.
  • Tara T.
    Tara TMay 27, 2010
    Yet another fantastic authentic Japanese resto! Must-try daily specials if you're lucky enough to catch them: grilled avacodo topped with melted cheese+prawns, and the tofu cheesecake. Mmmmmmm!!! Read more
  • Yemi T.
    Yemi ThomasJuly 14, 2012
    Just be brave and try the Beef Tong and Calamari you'll thank yourself for it.
  • Dali Y.
    Dali YazawaNovember 12, 2012
    Excellent food, great atmosphere and good service. 100% recommended. Through my favorite Maguro Tataki, yummy uhmmmmm
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea ChiuJuly 12, 2010
    Go before 5:30 if you'd like to avoid the lines. My favourite dishes: okonomiyaki, hotate butter (panfried scallops), gindara (grilled black cod) and kinoko cheese bibimbap.
  • Tiffany D.
    Tiffany DangApril 30, 2010
    TOTALLY WORTH THE TRY! Worth the wait I should say, line ups could be quite long in big groups, so I recommend going in 2's or 4's :D Will definitely return again! Read more
  • Roslyn
    RoslynOctober 1, 2011
    Best resto ever - takoyaki, gyu carpaccio, calamari, butakimchi bimimbap.. Add a ramune sour to top it off and you're good.
  • Kerisha
    KerishaJune 3, 2014
    Unique atmosphere, with amazing food. The Brie cheese, Ikapiri, and takoyaki are the best!
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓February 19, 2013
    Reservations must be made 12pm-5pm by calling. Food and service were AMAZING! Definitely try the Almond Tofu for dessert.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchorrNovember 27, 2016
    Boisterous and fun!! Try the bibimbap and fried chicken, and make sure to get a sake bomb
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenNovember 17, 2016
    Wow! The Ikapiri (deep fried calamari) is amazing!
  • Mazen B.
    Mazen BaradhyApril 20, 2015
    Such a fun place! Very loud but it's part of its character. Awesome tapas-style Japanese food.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PurcellAugust 6, 2014
    I love the traditional feeling of the restaurantand the food and sake are to die for
  • Bo M.
    Bo M.January 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The cod is amazing. Like, AMAZING. I had two last time and wish I'd had even more!
  • Madelaine Y.
    Madelaine YeeAugust 18, 2011
    Grapefruit, vodka really is delish! Spinach, tuna tataki, hot pot oohh!!! The kimchi udon is yums too :D
  • TOFoodReviews
    TOFoodReviewsNovember 23, 2011
    Guu Izakaya: long wait but worth it, killer atmosphere, fantastic service, extremely creative environment 5/5
  • R C.
    R CAugust 24, 2014
    Cheerful atmosphere & delicious dishes. If you don't mind the loudness, pleasant place to go.
  • aerofleet C.
    aerofleet CanadaOctober 27, 2014
    I love this place! Excellent for food, drinks, and atmosphere!! delicious food Read more
  • Alejandro P.
    Alejandro PortelaOctober 7, 2014
    One of the best Japanese restaurants in Toronto. Love everything in the menu!
  • yvonnnneeee
    yvonnnneeeeAugust 23, 2015
    delicious fried chicken and grilled mackerel. The noise is part of the experience but its a little over the top. service is mediocre.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BASeptember 9, 2011
    Have a beer and yell at the top of your lungs. It's appropriate here. Check out the video below for verification :)http://mycitylives.com/#!/video/toronto/guu-anyone-/4e4210ceb81aaac20800067a Read more
  • Glenn A.
    Glenn AfallaMarch 31, 2013
    Awesome good time. Great food. Great vibe - definitely a must-do in Toronto!
  • Uswa S.
    Uswa ShahzadJanuary 9, 2012
    Try the oyster with spinach, mushrooms, and cheese. Possibly the best oysters I've ever had!
  • Luke A.
    Luke AndrewsJanuary 27, 2013
    Japanese pub food. I wish the lines were shorter, but it's probably still worth the wait.
  • Seb
    SebNovember 27, 2012
    Have the sashimi salad, grilled cod and almond tofu for desert... Excellent!
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BaroneAugust 9, 2014
    It's loud, it's fun, and the food is awesome. Totally dug the beer mojito too!
  • Soniya
    SoniyaJuly 4, 2011
    Sake Sangria is a must! Great atmosphere... always a long line up - but definitely worth the wait:) Read more
  • N Y.
    N YFebruary 15, 2015
    Best izakaya in town, but very very loud in there. Best food, great service!
  • Uber P.
    Uber PwngeOctober 2, 2016
    Any ramen is great, also try jellyfish salad and japanese pancakes!
  • Martijn V.
    Martijn VerbruggenOctober 6, 2016
    Great sushi and fantastic vibrant vibe! Felt like a Tarantino movie set..
  • Troy M.
    Troy MApril 5, 2011
    Amazing izakaya. The way it should be :) a must for a group of friends wanting to have a good time.
  • Ncedile M.
    Ncedile Mankahla2 weeks ago
    Very possibly the best Japanese food I have had. A must for everyone
  • Michelle V.
    Michelle VivarJuly 9, 2014
    Try the lobster ceviche. Simply amazing!
  • Nikko L.
    Nikko LopenaOctober 27, 2015
    Almond tofu! Wasn't too sure about this at first but you won't be disappointed!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BiegaOctober 20
    True izakaya experience: lots of drinks, loud and joyous yelling, and incredible food
  • Justin L.
    Justin LeongApril 22, 2014
    The best is when you walk in and when you're leaving everyone waves at you LOL ! Super passionate staff !
  • Hannah D.
    Hannah DarvinFebruary 15, 2015
    Always great food, drinks and service! Try the Passion cocktail.
  • Jai Karan K.
    Jai Karan KorpalJanuary 7, 2014
    Awesome welcome by the staff ..be prepared to be treated royally ;)
  • Meghan M.
    Lively atmosphere! Always entertaining. Great food as well.
  • Esther J.
    Esther JDecember 4, 2011
    Always a great time! The food and atmosphere is awesome. Come early to avoid long waits.
  • Danny A.
    Danny A.March 18, 2015
    I recommend sashimi salad and fried shrimp along with Taihei-Zan sake
  • David P.
    David PoonAugust 20, 2010
    Go early to avoid the lines. The worser the weather, the less you'll wait - so don't be afraid of going on a rainy night.
  • rosemarie u.
    rosemarie umetsuJanuary 19, 2011
    Only problem are the line ups.. if not a very fun dining experience all around. The portions are large for Japanese tapas
  • Justine S.
    Justine SoulièreNovember 17, 2013
    Meilleur brasserie japonaise de TO!! We had so much fun! Sit at the bar if you can!
  • Dan P.
    Dan PhamJanuary 24, 2014
    After eating at Guu Izakaya, I think I have found my favorite Japanese restaurant of all time.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LDecember 29, 2015
    Super fun, casual eatery with excellent food.
  • Johnnie M.
    Johnnie MApril 18, 2015
    There's nothing on the menu that isn't good. If you want real deal yakitori etc, this is a good place to start.
  • Victor Z.
    fried brie cheese, oysters, snacks, lively atmosphere.
  • Antonio M.
    Antonio ManzanaresOctober 20, 2014
    From the service, the food and the ambiance. Excellent restaurant
  • Sylvia S.
    Sylvia SlaughterMarch 14, 2015
    It's just too loud. Sat at the bar had the kitchen crew screaming in our faces. I've been to Japan, it was never this loud... Brutal if you actually want to talk to your dinner date
  • Amster
    AmsterDecember 14, 2014
    Love the ambience here! Fun and loud!! #searedtunaFTW
  • Memo M.
    A happy place w/great food and amazing people.
  • Butter A.
    Butter AvenueMay 14, 2010
    Have lots of people to join you,so you can order plenty&that's how you can try out every thing on the menu! Read more
  • Ben L.
    Ben LaiMarch 11, 2010
    If you order the amaebi, ask your server to have the heads fried up once you are done eating the body. Sounds gross but it tastes great!
  • TastyMontreal
    TastyMontrealSeptember 12, 2012
    Try the Deep Fried Brie With Mango & Blueberry Sauce
  • Taylin W.
    Taylin WilsonApril 7, 2013
    Not the best place for a date as it's super loud, but it has a super energetic and fun atmosphere.
  • Alice
    AliceApril 30, 2011
    The boiled spinach with black sesame is amazing. Just order it!
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaJune 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this place! Excellent for food, drinks, and atmosphere! Always a great night out with friends!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The yakiudon is too wet and resulting texture is 'slimy'
  • Emilie G.
    Emilie GarneauJune 13, 2015
    Amazing atmosphere and energy!! Just as fun if you're 2 or a group
  • Candiola S.
    Candiola SeeMay 18, 2012
    Everything tastes good, try the sake trio tasting, you won't regret coming here, great vibe!
  • Leslie B.
    Leslie BarrowAugust 8, 2010
    Eat here! Founded in Vancouver, the japanese menu is vast and the atmosphere is off the hook!!
  • Collin N.
    Collin NgApril 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Sake Mojito. It's good value at under $6 with a full bottle of the Japanese "marble" soda with fresh herb
  • ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀
    ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀October 31, 2013
    Just order everything. You won't be disappointed :)
  • Linda H.
    Linda HuaNovember 25, 2015
    If you love cheese...all you need is the deep fried Brie.
  • Antonio M.
    Antonio ManzanaresOctober 20, 2014
    The green tea cheesecake it's amazing
  • Veron C.
    Veron CNovember 3, 2010
    If you go here for 6, you can still get a seat. Avoid Thurs when there's a line up even early!
  • Brian R.
    Brian RosevearSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The patio is nice, quiet, but you don't get the full, noisy, fun experience. Sit inside if you can.
  • HanBi K.
    HanBi KApril 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want quiet environment this place def not the place u should go to.
  • Christina P.
    Christina PintoMay 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The maguro tataki and gyu carpaccio are excellent!! Try the almond tofu for dessert too!
  • Roula H.
    Roula HannaNovember 12, 2013
    Very noisy place. The food is Okay at best. Don't sit by the bar, it's even louder as every server screams out their orders there. Came out with a serious headache and still hungry.
  • Linda H.
    Linda HuaNovember 17, 2015
    The deep fried Brie is a game changer. Make sure to have this for dessert!
  • Sam C.
    Sam ChanDecember 21, 2009
    For Vancouverites this place will take you home... Standard menu items from the Guu restaurants in Toronto with a few new additions
  • Rosaline
    RosalineDecember 12, 2013
    Disappointing. Haven't been here in a year - over salted beef ribs, slimy yakisoba, mediocre sushi. Go to Kingyo or Zakkushi for some of the same kinds of eats. This plc was better when it opened.
  • huiline
    huilineOctober 25, 2014
    Write off: Even drinking 2 pints of Sapporo beer did not improve the food. Atmosphere can only save this place for so long.
  • Stacey R.
    Stacey RumpfDecember 13, 2013
    Super fun atmosphere and food is delicious.
  • Elena
    ElenaDecember 1, 2012
    Amazing atmosphere! Best bday song by restaurant ever!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LeeMay 14, 2014
    Chicken karage and the beef tongue.
  • Reen
    ReenMarch 25, 2010
    Takoyaki, Gyu Carpaccio, Grilled Saba, Butakimchi Bibimbap and Bamboo Cocktail are must-tries!
  • Jason J.
    Jason JajallaJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Kakimayo, Ikapiri, Gyu Carpaccio. Wash it down with a Ramune and some sake.
  • Charles L.
    Charles LawFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Not as good as the Guu's in Vancouver, but try the sashimi Amaebi and Oden.
  • Seona L.
    Seona LeeMay 29
    Food is excellent, and nice staff. Avoid if you don't like loud place. It is extremely loud.
  • Standa K.
    Standa KafkaOctober 15, 2014
    We were lucky to get a table without a reservation on our dinner. Never been in a similar restaurant like this but I absolutely fell in love of that! Asolutely amazing food selection and vodka shots:)
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come ready for a loud, great night!
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PonceApril 29, 2010
    you're guaranteed to be waiting. I went in Feb & it was a long wait, imagine now that the weather is warmer.
  • William Y.
    William YuMarch 26, 2015
    like the Ramen here.
  • Brad O.
    Brad O'BrienJanuary 15, 2012
    Not too sure what all the hype is about. Spent 80 bucks between two people and left still feeling hungry. Found the atmosphere very noisy also having to sit on a wooden stool with no back.. Ouch!
  • Elyse
    ElyseAugust 26, 2014
    Deep fried brie is amazing
  • Bev
    BevJanuary 23, 2011
    Almond tofu sounds weird but it's actually really delicious! It's like almond-y jello.
  • K M.
    K MNovember 19, 2016
    Around Halloween they serve pumpkin mochi! So good.
  • Irene
    IreneMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Udon Carbonara -
  • Natalia B.
    EVERYTHING is good here!!!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 20, 2010
    Try the Banana Tempura with Coconut Ice Cream
  • Bianca W.
    Bianca WoodsNovember 7, 2011
    The food is good, but the atmosphere is absurdly noisy. Not a good place to eat if you want to chat much with your fellow diners.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the seat at the bench closest to the toilet. The roof leak hasn't. Even fixed yet.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order salmon tataki. It's wacky but tasty.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SimmonsAugust 23, 2014
    Loud, messy, crazy, worth the lines!
  • Vani K.
    Vani KrishnaOctober 9, 2014
    Don't miss out on almond tofu !
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemApril 29, 2013
    Try the Gyu Carpaccio
  • Frank D.
    Frank DrebinAugust 15, 2015
    Super noisy, but super good!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew David AlexanderOctober 20, 2015
    Not at all cheap as others are saying - very small portions for the prices. Maybe it's affordable if you're on an extreme diet.
  • TastyMontreal
    TastyMontrealSeptember 12, 2012
    Try the Maguro Tataki
  • robert b.
    robert balahuraMay 16, 2010
    Order grapefruit and vodka, 2 bucks for a double, and they serve your own grapefruit to squeeze, well served!
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemApril 29, 2013
    Try the Salmon Tataki
  • ramenos
    ramenosAugust 11, 2011
    Order an UME-Mojito with your dish ;)
  • Michee L.
    Michee LeeJuly 14, 2011
    Big boy almond tofu is a MUST! <3
  • Natasha G.
    Natasha GanJanuary 17, 2012
    The takoyaki is a must!
  • IAM Group L.
    IAM Group LimitedJanuary 23, 2015
    I like their Tempura.
  • Janet
    JanetJune 13, 2010
    go if you want to enjoy a great loud atmosphere :)
  • Adrineh M.
    Adrineh MacaanMay 29, 2016
    Too loud inside so sat outside. Server forgot about us: 2 couples who came after us were served first. Food was ok but service was terrible
  • Peggy W.
    Peggy WongDecember 7, 2010
    the karaage and almond tofu? absolutely GUUD~
  • Siddharth M.
    Deep fried brie. Enough said.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WolmanFebruary 7, 2010
    Go when it's cold to avoid the line. (although the line makes the food taste better when you finally get to it)
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MachAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink recommendations: nama gra sawa, bamboo, cherry blossom, three samurai
  • Nathan Y.
    Nathan YuenDecember 15, 2013
    All about the Karaage!!
  • Shane C.
    Shane CarrollOctober 17, 2014
    Everything here is amazing.
  • TastyMontreal
    TastyMontrealSeptember 12, 2012
    Try the Chicken Karage
  • laurie m.
    laurie mMarch 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    say yes to the sashimi salad, karaage and hotate butter. yummy!
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YuenDecember 17, 2014
    The kakuni is too salty and so dry and tough!!
  • Johanna S.
    Johanna SolomonJune 21, 2015
    Chicken karage!!
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemApril 29, 2013
    Try the Kimchi Udon
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ChanApril 10, 2010
    Salmon Nato, Grilled Oysters, Pork Belly, Chicken Karaage.
  • Jai J.
    Jai JohnsonApril 13, 2010
    Get there early or you're waiting outside. But they give you blankets.
  • Elsa
    ElsaJune 25, 2012
    Make reservations! It's worth it.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WolmanMay 28, 2011
    Try the Okonomi-Yaki. So good.
  • Jussin B.
    Jussin BrienzaMarch 30, 2010
    pretty sweet place! love the huge cheep beerrrrz too
  • Christina F.
    Christina FungOctober 29, 2010
    Try 7:15 pm. People can only stay a max of 2 hrs. So, many people get there around 5 and leave at 7.
  • Lisa Marie C.
    Lisa Marie ChenMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    It's all about the almond tofu & the cassis oolong tea!
  • Shelli B.
    Order one of everything
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 2, 2011
    Try the Maguro Tataki
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 7, 2011
    Try the Deep Fried Banana Tempura
  • Valentina P.
    Valentina Posso VApril 13, 2013
    Amazing restaurant
  • A. Y.
    A. YoungDecember 11, 2012
    Always a fun time at Guu.
  • Gladys. C.
    Gladys. C.May 15, 2014
    Karagge is amazing
  • Aivory G.
    Aivory GawJune 10, 2010
    Almond Tofu is simply irresistable!!
  • Karen F.
    Karen FJuly 11, 2010
    Excited to see if this place has an authentic Japanese izakaya feel to it.
  • Ian D.
    Ian DayAugust 23, 2012
    Try the Pork Cheeks
  • Khaleed J.
    Khaleed JumaJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Always try to sit on a bench. The experience is unrivalled!
  • Laura S.
    Laura ShumNovember 20, 2015
    Renamed "Kinka Izakaya"
  • Jaime
    JaimeApril 13, 2010
    Try the beef carpaccio. The okonomyaki and spicy calamari were average.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemApril 30, 2013
    Try the Ikapiri
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemApril 29, 2013
    Try the Ebimayo
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemApril 30, 2013
    Try the Karubi
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 3, 2010
    Try the Deep Fried Brie
  • Tim W.
    Tim WongMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    still thinking about the fried brie cheese
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MachAugust 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Gomaae - hands down my favourite dish.
  • Irene
    IreneMay 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Almond Tofu is a MUST!
  • Emilie W.
    Emilie WongJune 5, 2015
    baked oysters!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PavelichDecember 13, 2012
    Fun atmosphere -- mediocre food. If you are about the food, go elsewhere.
  • Grant G.
    Grant GwynneMarch 20, 2015
    Feels like I'm back in Japan.
  • Elana
    ElanaJuly 24, 2013
    Way too screamo inside. Get patio if you can or go to bloor location.
  • Gina L.
    Gina LiuJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go at 5pm to avoid the lines!
  • Dilini K.
    Dilini KAugust 4, 2015
    Don't get the steak tartare. Too plain.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CTMarch 22, 2010
    Come at 5pm or after 1030pm !!
  • Derek W.
    Derek WuMarch 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Maguro Tataki is definitely the !
  • Heidi K.
    Heidi KaFebruary 14, 2010
    go early, avoid OUTDOOR line ups
  • Serene W.
    Serene WongOctober 11, 2011
    It's Guu, what more can I say
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WolmanFebruary 7, 2010
    Order the okonomiyaki and vodka with tonic and cucumber.
  • Mallorie R.
    Mallorie RosenbluthOctober 30, 2010
    Fried brie? Yes please.
  • Richard H.
    Richard HoJune 22, 2010
    Had to order Gyu Carpaccio TWICE!!!
  • Stan
    StanAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sake Mojito, very refreshing!
  • Jane D.
    Jane Doe1 week ago
    The food is ok. The atmosphere is loud and annoying. The service was bad.
  • Darrin C.
    Darrin ChungMarch 31, 2010
    Looking to do this in the next couple of weeks. Heard good things
  • Emily S.
    Emily SMay 11, 2010
    Take a date here. Itadakimasu!
  • Andy A.
    Andy AuNovember 11, 2010
    Grade A
  • Kerry M.
    Kerry McKibbinJune 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ebimayo is amazingness
  • Allen T.
    Allen TangJuly 27, 2010
    G Sake is dat shit!!!
  • Valentina B.
    Valentina BarajasNovember 6, 2015
    Delicioso Ramen de pollo!!!
  • Anahid J.
    Anahid JacomeOctober 16
    Tako carpaccio, oyster agedashi, & unagi doria
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