I've always wanted to try Guu w/ Garlic, but hated the wait. Luckily, I was in the area just 10 mins before it opens. I went in with high expectations for food.
The service was prompt. We have no problem communicating with waitresses. We ordered grilled beef tongue, chorizo and bacon potato gratin, potato croquette, snow crab with 3 dipping sauce. We waited 20 min for our first dish and 40 mins for our second dish. But that was okay because we were chatting.
I find the gratin to be on the salty side. And it tastes very very oily, almost too rich. It made my stomach really uncomfortable the whole night. Beef tongue was done right with a hint of charcoal (which I loved). There were proabably 20 pieces, each 0.5cm think. The portion was very disappointing. Potato croquette was just average. The snow crab....3 legs and 1/5 of the crab itself, cost me 12. The sauce wasn't even that special ( mayo with masago, soy sauce with real wasabi, lemon juice). Crab meat tastes bland. The crab dish is definitely overpriced.
When we got our bill, we found 2 extra dishes that we didn't order. They were sashimis. My frd doens't eat raw meat. It took them another 20 min to take care of that.
We didn't order any drinks because we had to drive that night. The food was at best average. What's with all the hype???