Last time I came here I loved it, and perhaps it’s because I’ve experienced more now that it wasn’t as satisfying, but things were noticeably different. It was a bit of a hit and miss menu with strengths in the soups and noodles and they do have an impressive selection of donburi and noodles.
What a surprise! A tiny hole in the wall located in a strip mall and I was impressed! Szechuan food is known to be very spicy with bold and aromatic flavours. Garlic, chillies, peanuts, and sesame are prevalent and there are seafood and meat options. The place is rather authentic and legit! A great find.
The atmosphere and ambiance was a bit old fashioned, but the set menu gave me an idea of their banquet menu or private dining capabilities. The steak tartare was the most interesting part of dinner due to the story behind it. So what’s my beef with Steak Tartare? Well, it might not be French!
Out of all the Guu locations, this one gets the toughest love from diners. Many prefer the downtown locations, as do I, and it’s perhaps due to consistency and ambiance. The crowd it attracts is more family oriented and it feels more like a standard restaurant than a funky and hip Japanese Izakaya place.
I still remember watching her cooking show on TV with my sister after school and it was her carefree attitude and will to make mistakes that made her real. She was a character who made a difference and if “Bon appétit!” was how she ended her show then we shall continue doing just that.
The food was fresh, the sauces made in house and the service was inviting. Even if it wasn’t “authentic”, I give them credit for presentation, effort and creativity. Mega Sushi had modern flavour and flare and I would recommend it for something non-traditional, funky and still sophisticated.