Guu SakaBar www.guu-izakaya.com Open everyday 430pm-1130pm no reservations
Daily specials you actually should try. Hitokushi, is a mouthful of scallop sashimi drenched in a sea urchin cream sauce. Whenever sweet shrimp is in snap it up because they are some of the freshest in the city. Among the regular menu Takowasabi is marinated octopus with chopped wasabi stem, vegetables and wow my nose is clear. Fried chicken is tender and juicy covered in a crunchy golden battered skin , all it needs is a halo. Kimchi udon is spicy cod roe topped with kimchi, scallion, and nori seaweed, perfectly seasoned finishes with off a bite.
Gekkeikan draft sake served ice cold is one of the more popular choices. They now make their own beer that is exclusive to Guu; bitter and sweet just like you.
This is the second location to come to Toronto, the first being Guu Izayaka. They both have similar menus but Guu Sakabar is twice the size, two rooms really. No line up yet. Traditional Japanese style room where you take your shoes off at the door and sit on pillows on the floor. The other being a Tokyo style pub, lively loud and full of energy till the very end. I don’t know how they do it.