Guu is Guu’d!


Dana – We were planning to go for some all you can eat dinner at Tomokazu on West Broadway but they were packed so we decided to drive down to Richmond to their other restaurant, Ninkazu. Ninkazu was packed as well since it’s the weekend. All you can eat sushi was a no go, we really wanted some fresh oysters and lots of salmon sashimi but we had to decide between Tropika or Guu in Aberdeen. Since we went to Tropika not too long ago, we chose Guu.

Right when we walked in, it didn’t seem like the Guu in downtown because downtown Guu is more crowded, smaller, and darker. The Guu at Richmond Aberdeen had a big open space with more tables. We didn’t even have to wait. They placed us by bar which was nice because the chefs just handed us our order.

The menu looked a bit confusing, maybe the menus are different depending on which Guu you go to? It was different from the one in downtown so we didn’t really know what to order but we knew we wanted salmon sashimi and beef tataki for sure.


Dana – Our first order was the beef tataki. For those who don’t know what beef tataki is, it is beef seared hot on the outside and served rare on the inside. It was delicious but it came in a very small portion.


Dana -After the beef tataki, our five pieces of salmon sashimi came. You can tell by the picture that their salmon sashimi is really fresh.


Dana – Next is their baked oyster motoyaki with mushrooms. It is different from regular oyster motoyaki because this dish does not include the oyster shells. They layered the bottom with mushrooms and oysters, topped off the top with the original motoyaki cheesey creamy sauce, and popped it in the oven. The oysters were a bit small but overall it was really good, I loved the creamy sauce even though it is a bit fatty.

Steve! – Along with the motoyaki we had the VERY spicy dynamite roll at least I think it was a dynamite roll, anyways! the hot sauce they used didn’t look normal, so we just dipped it in a little bit. First bite wasn’t bad and neither was the second. It was one of those lingering hot sauces… kicks in after you swallow it. LINGER! I had to chug a tiny cup of beer and some ice water to cool down. So it surely lived up to its name, good thing they put the sauce on the side rather than on top of the sushi itself like a lot of other places.


Dana – Yakiudon is a must at every Japanese Tapas/Izakaya because it is soo amazingly good! I don’t even know where to start. I love how they add shredded seaweed, chopped green onions, and deep fried onion bits to garnish the udon noodles. Udon is probably my favourite.


Grilled Mackerel.. delicious but watch out for the tiny bones.

Yum!

Steve! – So! after we were seated, I went right for the drink menu. Luckily there was a big advertisment for their in-house beer, GUUUD! ALE. At first I thought… “8.50 for a beer? that’s winter olympic beer pricing!” OUTRAGE! Then the server brought over our drinks and it ended up being a large 650ml bottle, so all was well in the universe. The only thing was they gave me the smallest cup possible to drink it in? I thought maybe they would have brought me a pint glass, but nope! It was good, I think I will have to stick to the domestics though

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  1. The beef tataki is my fave dish at Guu. Mmmm…

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