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Guu Izakaya

398 Church street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-977-0999
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Ranked #41 of 6,671 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
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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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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Manchester, England
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The food here was really nice, but a bit expensive as the portions are only tapas sized, and you need quite a few if you are going for dinner. But I would not go back here as it is deafeningly noisy. Probably OK if you are young and noisy yourself, no fun if you want to go for dinner and... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Amazing food and the staff is just so incredible! Even though this restaurant is really loud the food is just so delicious! Brie and the udon are a must try!!!!! Can't wait to go back again

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The food is very good, flavourful and unique. The service is friendly. It can get very loud since the staff yell greetings to every party but once you get used to it, it's a pretty cool experience

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had a group dinner here last weekend, and the experience was...unique. So the premise of the restaurant, I guess, is to emulate the izakaya style of establishment found in Japan where people go to drink and nibble on food on the side. As one of our friends explained from his experience living in Japan, the servers will say a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We really enjoyed our first experience at this restaurant. Fun that they greet each patron coming and going! The sashimi special was good. The udon as well. We enjoyed trying each dish. Seems the patio is a better pick for more quiet... Pretty much we loved everything. Well..We could have skipped the green tea ice cream though - dessert not... More

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We tried this great place on a Friday evening and really had a fun time. As others have said here, this is a loud and crazy place. You have to be in the right mood for it or it could be a bit much. We arrived at a good hour - about 6:30 pm - and quickly got three seats... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you don't mind the noise and the constant screaming, this is one heck of a place. My wife and I showed up late night, sat at the bar, ordered several small dishes and had a blast. Its not your traditional quiet romantic date night place. this is one for groups, happy hour, and just late night wake me up... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Some people complaint about the atmosphere (loud welcoming), they don't know about Japanese culture. This is exactly the place should have. If you want really fine Japenese dining then go to Nobu or Zuma. I sit at the bar and the service is brillant. Food is good and reasonable size comparing to the price. I would definitely come back and... More

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Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

loud with greetings to all who enter.. food kept coming as we ordered the 7 course selection for groups of 4 or more.. saki in bamboo container, staff amazing with so many people to serve.. open kitchen so can see the cooking. a bit of a wait but well worth the entertainment

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great place, not the Japanese restaurant you are used to. Not the regular rolls, sushi an sashimi you can find anywhere. These is a great place for those who think Japanese food is all about raw fish, has a lot more than that. Prices were very affordable and the atmosphere is contagious, loud music, loud servers. Just nuts. The best... More

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