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Izakaya help

Katie Nell | | Jul 17, 2012 11:08 AM

Six years ago, my husband and I went to Guu with Garlic on our honeymoon. While we really enjoyed the food, I would say that we felt a little... well... neglected. We sat at the bar, and ordered a few things right away and had planned on continually ordering as needed. The Japanese lady, and I assumed her daughter, sitting next to us seemed to never actually order but food kept appearing in front of them and they were done eating maybe their 7 dishes before we even had any food. It probably took us about 45 minutes to get our 3 dishes. So, we left after we ate feeling a little uncomfortable, a little unwanted, and hungry! This summer, we're coming back with my parents and I would like for them to have the izakaya experience, however, I'm a little hesitant to go back to Guu with Garlic even though that gets recommended the most. So, can you A.) provide me with tips on ordering or otherwise at Guu with Garlic or B.) provide me with an izakaya alternative that you think stacks up to the food at Guu with Garlic, because we did really love the food and I can't quite get the whole crab out of my head?! (I looked at the Kingyo menu, and it just doesn't excite me as much, unless there are items that are off-menu?) Thanks for your help!

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