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398 Church street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-977-0999
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Ranked #45 of 6,793 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $24
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Tapas, Pub
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Entering Guu I was surprised by the greetings and the loud fun atmosphere. You get transformed to another place as you enter from the door. The food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. I will definitely come back.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Consistently great food, great service and a loud and happening atmosphere. Been there a few times for dinner for two and for a group birthday party. Lots of great tasty dishes to share. Check out the baked oysters and the deep fried brie! To die for!!! The place is always busy, always loud, and customers are welcomed by the entire... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went there for my birthday party with my friends. The place is very different from other restaurants and sushi places. Food is really good, alcohol is ok, but in cocktails there was almost no alcohol, although bamboo sake was really good. Staff is even more than friendly. Food is delicious. The only thing you should be aware about is... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I Went with my friend's for dinner it was monday and it was packed!!! They already sold out the sushi at 7.30pm but we got a lot of different plates to share and most of the plates that we got were really tasty. Food has Simple flavour and the waitstuff is really friendly and nice!! Good dining experience

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Winnipeg, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Was in Toronto for work but met up with friends to eat here. We got in no problem but apparently it fills up quickly pretty much every night. The food is just exceptional and the atmosphere is busy and fun. Definitely try the clams!

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Toronto, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Typical Japanese izakaya. Very good selection of exotic appetizers. Usually good music. Great opportunity to make new friends since most of the tables ale long and accommodate several companies. Overall experience is great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Such a fun, high-energy atmosphere. Great food, perfect menu for ordering a bit of everything and sharing. Had a great time.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Practically have to yell across table to be heard. Now, that is too loud. Food is great though, as expected at a well-known downtown izakaya. Special recommendation: check out kingyo, even better. Highly recommend it.

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Toronto
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14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have been looking forward to eat at this place since I heard so much about it from friends and read the great reviews. They basically said Japanese tapas style food in a great atmosphere. Tapas typically work best in a group so we came as a group of four and sat in the "shoeless" section. I didn't notice the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As soon as you enter the restaurant all the waiters and cooks start yelling in Japanese. The place has a modern look and incredible ambiance. Service is fairly fast and everyone is very friendly. We tried several items from the menu and all of them were great. The music is on the loud side, so expect to only be able... More 

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Additional Information about Guu Izakaya

Address: 398 Church street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-977-0999
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Tapas, Pub

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