Folks, we are living in the golden age of Japanese izakaya here in Vancouver. These suckers are popping up everywhere and you know what, I really can't complain because it should reduce the wait times to get into these places. Guu is a perfect example that chain izakaya can exist and thrive here on the west coast of Canada.
Every Guu has a theme, and this one seems to be based off the beautiful garden right outside of the restaurant.
On this night, I stuck to my usual - the house sake.....which is probably Gekkeikan. The stuff isn't of much use to me at home except for in cooking and cleaning engines, but when I'm out, I can't bring myself to pay too much for anything when I can just wait for a good bottle of Koshi no Kanbai to come my way.
Agedashi Mozzarella - $4.00 I found myself wanting to order this again, but I never got around to it. It was a really simple dish, just a matter of deep fried cheese placed in a simple broth, but it really was out of this world. I dunno, maybe I was craving cheese or something but I will definitely order this one again next time.
Guu Garden is the latest installment of Guu Izkaya. The food was pretty good, the prices were pretty much on par with other locations, the service was great and the location wasn't half-bad. Yeah, I would definitely go back........if I remember how to get there.