I have always been sort of any izakaya fan and has visited guu in aberdeen numerous times for lunch and dinner. they never seem to disappoint me. But i visited recently and boy was i surprised, it seemed like the whole experience changed!! it wasnt like the way it was before!
Food: the food is still very good, HOWEVER, since they changed the menu around a month ago, they have taken a LOT of my favourites OFF. GONE! i made some special requests and they still fixed up a couple of items that wasn't on the menu, but there is still a lot of missing items. (too much to say what's missing, check out their new menu online). they are now concentrated on pushing sushi (which is not bad at all), but why would i want to get sushi in a izakaya place? sorta beats the point.
Service: Always exceptionally good, no complaints here.
Value: The items are priced very decently, they portion is just right. However, since their new menu revolves more around sushi, i ordered some and find them a bit pricey. good tsukiji sushi could potentially cost $8 per peice. yes, PRICEY!
Ambiance: same'ol, good japanese feel with all the screaming and cheering. very good atmosphere if you don't mind the noise!
overall, i probably wont visit the place much anymore, probably for lunch but definately not dinner anymore. the reasons being that i dislike the new menu, the sushi/sashimi is awesome, but it just isn't what i am looking for in guu. i prefer some other sushi joints. with the new menu, the whole experience just changed dramatically.
lets just say, i didn't know why, but last time i visited i left disappointed. it has nothing to do with the quality of food, always fresh and good. nor the value or service, both exceptionally great. deep down, i just feel that it is not the way it was before.