When people raved about this restaurant, they were NOT exaggerating.
We went there for dinner tonight. Arrived there at 1745 and the only seats available were at the 'bar'. (Note: they do take reservations). At 1815, a line had already formed.
We haven't been to the other Guu locations, so we have nothing to compare with, but as far as service is concerned, we thought they were efficient, friendly and always available, be it for water refills, ordering more food etc..... In fact, the servers were asking how we were doing, and very often, with our mouths filled, we just had to show 'thumbs up'.
Ambiance wise, it reminded us of our visit to Japan. I guess Japanese restaurants can get quite rowdy. If you are expecting to go to a quiet place, this isn't quite the place. But it's all part of the Japanese Izakaya experience, wouldn't you say? Want a quiet place, then go else where.
Based on the quality of food, their pricing is very reasonable. We have visited other tapas-style restaurants serving less exciting food at higher prices. We had 8 dishes, 1 cocktail, 1 dessert and the bill came to CAD61 excluding tips, and boy were we stuffed.
Had we more room, we would have loveddddddddd to try out more food. Needless to say, we look forward to the next visit.
Since we live just down the street from this Guu location, we hope that visit will be soon :)
I can't rave enough about this place. You just got to take my word and try it out. You won't regret it......