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Guu Izakaya
1314 Queen St. W.,
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L4
43.641834 -79.431103
The exuberant staff (and the sake Jell-O shots) are good indications of the emphasis this lively izakaya in Parkdale puts on fun. The noise level may approach punishing at times, but the volume doesn’t impair the quality of the cooking. Cured mackerel, dense and vibrant, receives a brief, caramelizing blowtorching before it’s set on cubes of pressed sushi rice. In an updated twist on the classic sushi boat, a miniature staircase staggers fresh selections of sashimi, and marinated octopus in a distinctly gelatinous dressing, with a side of nori for wrapping, packs a robust and delicious wasabi bite. Okonomiyaki, a crisp seafood pancake with Worcestershire sauce, mayo and great heaps of billowing bonito flakes filling in for maple syrup, should probably be the next fried chicken.
Guu Izakaya


Neighbourhood: Parkdale

Wheelchair accessible: No

Vegetarian options: No

Licensed: Yes

Bring your own bottle: No

Kitchen open late: No

Outdoor dining: No

Private/bookable room: No

Delivery: No

Take out: Yes

Takes reservations: Yes

Caters: Yes

Free Wi-Fi: No

Good for: Kids, Groups, Business

Serves: Dinner

Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Cash

Days Closed: none, Holidays