I have eaten at original Guu on Thurlow and it is very enjoyable.
This Guu has much better location in Gastown and a great exposed brick and beam room with an interesting bar seating. Food is inventive, fun and very good. Try yam fries, yes I said yam fries. They are real slices of yam in a wonderful broth served with shredded cheese in a hot stone bowl ... mix it up and yum. We ordered from the fresh sheet although regulars were picking menu standards. The three sake sampler is very generous and a good wander through the world of sake.
BUT, the service. Very friendly young people with the Guu shouting of orders and greetings ... okay. Two items in our order never arrived and one was so late we thought it had been forgotten. I drank a whole flight of sake waiting. It is cafe style ... communication may sound like stuff was happening but wires were definitely crossed therefore only average rating.
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