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Guu Gastown Otokomae (meaning handsome man both physically and all things that make a true man)

This is one of my favorite spots in Vancouver. When friends come to Vancouver, I usually make sure we have a dinner at Guu Gastown or Guu with Garlic.

Guu Gastown has comfortable seating, a great list of drinks (aloe vera juice, moonlight vodka and a dollop of honey is my favorite) and serves great food that has always left me walking out with a smile on my face.

Here is a list of what we usually order when we sit down in Guu Gastown. There are a lot more really good items to choose from, but this is a pretty standard for me in a big group.

Edamame - a great starter
Ebi Mayo - there is a new shrimp dish on the menu but this one is better.
Yaki udon - a perfect filler
Tuna Tataki
Mexican Harumaki - I loved this item but it is now taken off the menu. Boo-urns.
Croquette - potato ball
Chicken kara age - labelled as chicken nuggets by some white people from Ottawa that I took for dinner once.
Grilled beef short rib - new item, I liked it but didn't love it.

There is a new menu at Guu Gastown and we tried some new items like the crab and shrimp dumpling and the ebi tartar. Some of them were ok, but next time I will order what I listed above. Ebi Mayo > Ebi tartar.

We had a large group this time, and some how the billed got screwed up and I ended up paying a ton of money for the bill. Whoever, did the math let somebody get away with a good deal cause I had to pull out my Christmas money to pay my share.

Expect good food, a nice atmosphere and the waiter to yell your order across the room. One of the great things about Guu, is that it is very consistent. Always dam good.

Guu Otokamae Gastown
375 Water Street #105, Vancouver
Tel: 604 685-8682
http://www.guu-izakaya.com/

Guu With Otokomae on Urbanspoon

Matt

3 comments

seedtosoul said... @ January 7, 2009 at 10:27 AM

My best friend took me to Guu in Gastown after a few months of living in Vancouver and I fell in love with it and have been back many times. I have to say that the Gastown location is my favourite, I don't know why I just like the atmosphere and lay out more.
And I totally agree that the quality is consistently good, I've never had a bad meal there! And everyone I have brought to Guu has loved the food!

Next time try the deep fried brie...It was amazing!

Anonymous said... @ January 8, 2009 at 12:06 AM

Gastown Guu went from worst Guu to best Guu.
Gastown Guu Soo Guud!

beth said... @ January 10, 2009 at 2:08 PM

rip mexican harumaki

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