If you are looking for a quiet romantic dinner, this isn’t the place for you. Upon entering, you are welcomed with a loud greeting from all the staff in the restaurant. Throughout the dining experience, the staff communicate loudly with each other, which adds to vibrancy of the atmosphere. I have no idea what they are shouting, but from my limited Japanese vocabulary, in Guu with Garlic in Vancouver they make a loud announcement upon the completion of each dish.
Each dish was great with the exception of the saba, which was a little burnt. However, the staff kindly took it off the bill. In terms of food/menu and atmosphere, Guu Izakaya strongly resembles Guu with Garlic in Vancouver. I definitely prefer this Guu over Guu Sakabar on Bloor, and Guu Otokomae in Vancouver.