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Guu Toronto is no more

Guu Toronto is no more. But, don't fret. Your favourite Izakaya spot isn't going anywhere, it's just getting a name change because Kitanoya Marketing Corp. (which owns the name Guu) and Kinka Family Inc. are parting ways.

The three existing Guu Toronto restaurants are now Kinka Izakaya. This came into effect on November 1. Kinka, if you're wondering, means golden flower. And, Kinka Family Inc. also runs Kinton Ramen, JaBistro and Kintori Yakitori.

The six Vancouver Guu locations will remain unchanged. To make matters confusing, however, Kitanoya will open a new Guu Toronto sometime in 2016.

Restaurant-related breakups and feuds are common in Toronto. We reached out to Kinka for comment and have yet to hear back. Kitanoya refused to elaborate beyond what it posted on its website. We will update this post if and when we learn more.


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