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Gyugyuya

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Gyugyuya - logo
Strong like bull!

Met up with my cousin and her friend for lunch downtown. If you know a shift worker, then you’ll know how difficult it can be to coordinate 3 schedules to find a day that works for everyone. We decided to try out Gyugyuya, a new japanese curry restaurant.

The website describes the logo, with the black bull symbolizing the culture and vitality of Gyugyuya.

 

The Atmosphere

Gyugyuya - spork
Spork!

Yellow is an extremely prominent colour in this place. The walls, tables, chairs… it’s all yellow. It’s a bit overwhelming actually, but maybe it’s to symbolize that it’s a curry house? There isn’t a ton of seating inside, and during the lunch hour, there was a bit of a lineup. The line up is not as crazy as some of the ramen places, but still a little bit of a wait for a table. The staff, I’m assuming, is mostly japanese, as they were calling out orders to each other to and from the kitchen. Ordering was quick and easy, and our food came our fairly quickly.

 

The Food

Gyugyuya - tonkatsu curry
Tonkatsu curry – $11.99

I ordered tonkatsu curry, which came served on a steel plate. The pork cutlet was HUGE as you can see in the above picture. It was deep fried to a golden crispy colour, although slightly dry in the middle. You can’t see it in the picture but there is rice and curry underneath (I definitely tasted apple in the curry sauce), a whole hardboiled egg sliced up, and shaved cabbage. I ended up packing up 1/3 of this to bring home because I couldn’t finish it all.

 

Gyugyuya - Gyu cheese curry
Gyu cheese curry – $12.99

My cousin’s friend ordered the Gyu cheese curry. Also a large portion, with some melted cheese in the curry and thinly sliced beef. It’s also served with a sliced hard boiled egg and shaved cabbage.

My cousin ordered the katsu don, which must have been really good because she polished off the bowl in no time. No picture as I forgot to take it.

 

The Verdict

For never having tried japanese curry before, I thought it was pretty good. For my palette, it’s not something that I’ll rush back to have more of. I don’t know what really good japanese curry is supposed to taste like, so until I find a place that also does curry, I’ll say it’s good. Portions are a really good size for the price you’re paying.

 

The Place

Gyugyuya
177 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON
416-546-5629

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Written by Jessica

January 29th, 2015 at 8:30 am

Posted in Food,Restaurant