Did a late weeknight visit to Guu Izakaya with friends not too long ago. Just so you know: it’s still busy, even at 10:30 pm on a Monday night. I also discovered that the Cheese Bim Bim Bap isn’t as gross as it sounds. I’d get it again! The food is still good and Guu has the best cocktails of all the Izakayas I’ve tried. And best Takowasa (though it’s all from the same place, I hear). On their specials menu this time around was pig intestine with garlic shoots. Tasty, if strong. You can check out all the dishes we had that night below:
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A place I’d really been looking forward to trying was Izakaya Ju. Chicken hearts, cartilage, real coal – so promising! But by the end of the night, all I had was a giant gaping pit of of disappointment. Not-fresh ingredients, poorly prepared items, lacking service, and they still don’t have their liquor license. So at heart, it’s not an Izakaya. Sigh.
One more! Sort of. Look for the Fin Izakaya post later this week.
Guess the only one of note I haven’t tried is Koyoi, off Yonge St. on Irwin… Any others?
- Guu Izakaya 398 Church St., Toronto
- Izakaya Ju 3160 Steeles Avenue East, Toronto (in J-Town)
- Fin Izakaya 55 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
- Koyoi 2 Irwin Avenue, Toronto