Guu Otokomae was latest of all 5 Guu restaurants that I visited. I went to this one with a fairly high expectation because my friends love this place and said it is the best out of all Guu restaurants.
The menu for food and drinks at Guu Otokomae was significantly larger than Guu with Garlic. I let my friends did the ordering, let them show me how this Guu is ‘the best’ out of all.
They ordered a bunch of dishes that I’ve never had before at other Guu restaurants, which was great. The only dish I was familiar with was the Ebi Mayo. I wasn’t surprised to see this dish because how can you visit Guu and not order this dish? The deep fried prawns topped with their special mayo, warm, crispy batter, yummy.
If you are a cheese lover, you should definitely get the Brie Cheese. It was big chunks of Brie, deep fried, and served with mango and blueberry dipping sauce. This dish is so bad for you, but so good. The Brie was completely melted when I bit into it. The mango and blueberry sauce was delicious.
We also tried a couple of tataki dishes, Salmon Belly and Beef tataki. They were both really good. They both came with a bed of shredded daikon, and loads of the very yummy ponzu sauce. The tatakis never fail to impress at Guu.
We ordered 3 desserts here. The best 2 out of the 3 were Coconut Ice Cream and Baguette Hot Pot, and Earl Grey Créme Bulee. The hot pot dessert was really interesting. It was baguette chucks bathed in hot caramel sauce in a hot stone bowl and topped with a big scoop of coconut ice cream. Just be careful when you’re eating the baguette and ice cream together at first, because you might get burned by the hot baguette soaked lava like caramel. Overall the dessert was good, the coconut ice cream was really yummy, but it was a little bit of sugar overload. And you’d need to eat this quickly, or at least remove the ice cream from the hot stone bowl if you don’t want your ice cream to melt too fast.
If you’re not a big fan of sugar, you should get the Earl Grey Créme Bulee. Créme Bulee with a hint of earl grey, it was pretty awesome.
I really enjoyed eating here. The service was excellent, food was great. The only item I didn’t really like was the Deep Fried Taro Balls, but that was because I was expecting it to be sweet. That was my fault for not reading the descriptions. And I think I’ll have to agree with my friend, even with all the hype, it didn’t disappoint. Guu Otokomae, is the best out of all Guu restaurants I’ve been to so far.
375 Water St
Vancouver, BC V6B