Guu Otokomae serves homestyle Japanese food in a loud and electric atmostphere. Food is served from an open kitchen and the dishes are generally tapa sized.
Yesterday we finally decided to go to this Guu location after reading several good reviews on here... and without surprise it was a great dining experience.
The menu items were a little different than the other locations, but that was great since variation keeps things new and exciting. The only inconvenience was that the menu printing was very small and the place is darkly litted so it was kinda hard reading the menu.
The service was very good and our server was very helpful.
Presentation of food was more modern by using various shaped white dishes...and the infamous saucing with the usage of squeezie bottles.
1 child and 2 adults came to around $60.00 with tip. That's including a drink each. Well...the child had an orange juice.
Ambiance was very warm and comforting, kinda loud with all the hustle and bustle of the servers and patrons but that is normal at izakayas.
I would highly recommend dining here..
Definitely my favorite one of the all the Guu's. I like it more than the other ones because of its more upscale decor and larger selection of food. The food and drinks are always interesting, delicious and decently priced. I love the tako yaki and deep fried brie cheese. The Kimuchi Pork Bibimbap was also very good.
I went their with my girl friend, great food not too bad service and great ambiance!! Bit pricy but a good place to take your girl out... I went there on a saturday nite, and it was pretty busy so like any other restaurant on a busy nite your most likely to get a bad service... well other then that I've been to this restaurant many time and it always one of my favorite ones to revisit..
Kitanoya Guu has to be one of the most entertaining places I've been to in this city. The atmosphere there is great - nice decor mixed with friendly and cheerful staff who seem to have shouting contests to see who can greet you the loudest.
The food is delicious, if a tad pricey. Service is great, although it gets bogged down while busy like any other place.
I recommend Thursday nights for the $6.99 umeshu double (plum wine) special.
Kitanoya Guu receives a high recommendation from me, especially if you're looking for a fun and energetic atmosphere to enjoy a few beers in.
The ambiance is nice.
The service was great. Our server was very helpful. A bit of a language barrier, but still understandable. Great recommendations.
Very nice staff all around.
The food was incredible. Enjoyed it a lot.
Would visit again.
I kinda love this place! Sometimes the service is a trip! Everyone is always friendly but some of the servers are confused or something because they don't seen to understand english fully. Their specialty menu makes me giggle too.. I'm not the greatest speller but do THEY know of their spelling errors on their menus?? Maybe they do this on purpose to throw people off!?
Must have my usuals: chicken karage, yaki undon. Lamb burger/patty that come on the hot plate is surprisingly good too! However don't have the Unagi Avacad(yes that is how it's spelled on their menu); it looked very pretty but didn't taste very good... take an avacado, cut it in half, top it off with a mushy mix of unagi(with some bones) and mayo, pop it in the oven/grill and call it Unagi Avacad!!! Their deserts are not very impressive either. Excellent tea but you have to keep asking for refills!
Aside from that it's place I'd recommend, you just have to know what to order!