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Guu SakaBar

398 Church St
Toronto, ON M5B 2A2

(416) 977-0999

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (98 reviews) Average Rating Over Time
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Hours: Sun 12pm-3pm, 5pm-11:30pm; Mon-Thu 5pm-11:30pm; Fri 5pm-12:30am; Sat 12pm-3pm, 5pm-12:30am
Status: Closed
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express


Japanese restaurant. Tapas restaurant. Drinking establishment which serves food to accompany the drinks (at least according to the definition of Izakaya). Guu Izakaya does it all. This lively and energetic restaurant opened in 2011 after being acclaimed in Vancouver. Communal style tables encourage strangers to get friendly as they share the experience of eating Japanese comfort food. Baked...
by 10best on March 13, 2014 from 10best

Editorial Reviews

"Like stepping into an izakaya in Tokyo", this "jumping" Japanese duo in the Downtown Core and Annex takes diners on a "tasty" (if "extremely noisy") adventure filled with "interesting" "freshly prepared tapas of all sorts" and "massive quantities of sake" at prices you "won't even notice on your credit card statement"; the "enthusiastic" staff "operates like a well-oiled machine" and fuels the...
by zagat on January 13, 2014 from zagat
It's loud, fun and chaotic -- and the bright and delicious food keeps drawing crowds in spite of notoriously long lineups. A great selection of small-plate dishes is served in a pub-like atmosphere -- an izakaya is a Japanese bar that serves food. Highlights include seared seafood, perfect pork belly, great noodles and sizzling hot pots. A second location on Bloor St West, Guu Sakabar, offers...
Rated 5 stars by frommersca on January 13, 2012 from frommersca
Guu Izakaya is the first Toronto outpost of the popular Guu group of restaurants from Vancouver. It's located in an otherwise unassuming strip mall on Church Street, though the striking design and warm atmosphere give it a distinctively cool vibe once inside.The izakaya concept is simple - small plates, raucous staff, plenty of booze - and Guu Izakaya gets it all right. The menu ranges from...
Rated 3.4 stars by Bryce Daigle on November 26, 2010 from blogto

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History<br/><br/>Established in 2009<br/><br/>This first Guu in Toronto was established in the end of 2009 with a stable pride as Izakaya. The long line up in bone chilling heavily snowing nights became a legend.<br/><br/>Guu Izakaya also recommends<br/><br/>* Guu SakaBar Guu SakaBar 4.0 star rating 262 reviews Japanese Restaurants, Tapas & Small Plates Guu Izakaya says, “Our second restaurant in Toronto”
by yelp on March 01, 2013 from yelp
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