Guu Sushi still guu'd....(and a lot more tame!)
If you weren't aware, all Guu locations offered varied menus. This location is unique in the sense that it serves sushi (hence, the name). Though, the menu isn't as extensive as the others, it was good enough. Overall, the quality of the food was pretty consistent with the other locations.
We started off with Guu staple - the Pumpkin Croquette. This is essentially a huge ball of pumpkin, filled with a boiled egg, coated with bread crumbs, deep fried and garnished with seemingly crispy squash peels, and finally topped with some special sauce that tastes a lot like a thousand island dressing! Mushy, sweet and oh-so-delicious - we devoured the thing with no regrets.
Next, we had the Assorted Oden - a Japanese 'hot pot' dish with various ingredients. Ours consisted of fish cakes, a deep fried tofu ball, squid cakes and a stuffed rice cake. All tasted good, except for the stuffed rice cake which was very gooey (and not chewy as expected). For our 'filler' item, we opted for a carb-y dish (of course) and had the Yaki Udon. My dining companion thought the portion size was a little small, but I thought it was just right. The flavours were just right, especially with the bonito and nori flakes piled atop. From the 'specials' menu, we picked out the Grilled Whole Squid with Chili Mayo. It was grilled to perfection and not overcooked (which was the most important part). The mayo accompaniment only served as a bonus :)
Well, a visit to Guu Sushi would not be complete without trying out their sushi. The most appetizing-sounding roll was the 'Aberdeen Roll' (named after their location in Aberdeen Centre) and indeed, it was. It was a tuna and avocado roll, topped with unagi with a sweet mango sauce drizzled on top. I also liked the fact that it was bite-size, not too big and not too small.
Finally, the meal came to an end but not without indulging ourselves in a Guu'd Sundae. We got to choose 2 of the 3 ice cream flavours - mango, green tea, and black sesame. We opted for the latter 2. The ice cream came atop corn flakes and 3 sticks of Pocky. Oh, and of course a nice whirl of whip cream! It was delicious but would've been even better with red bean ice cream and mochi (which I seriously should've suggested).
Friendly, polite and prompt. Wouldn't have expected anything less!
Bill totaled $55 including tax & tip.
This Guu location is a lot more tame (in terms of the noise level) than the Downtown locations, which could perhaps be a good thing. The servers/chefs are still shouting to each other to and fro, but not to the extent as the other Guus. A lot more spacious too. For the claustrophobics, this location is the ideal Guu for you!
Yay: Yummy tapas and sushi, a lot more roomier than the other locations and it is located in a mall so you can walk off the calories later!
Nay: Smaller menu - more focus on sushi. Even the sashimi selection isn't very big, and for those wanting the loud, rowdy atmosphere typical of the other Guu locations - this location is not for you!