About the Space:
Gugu Room is a Filipino-Japanese izakaya located in the Lower East Side, New York, combining the flavors of traditional Japanese and Filipino cuisine. Soon to be known for their contemporary Japanese cocktails with a Filipino twist, delectable yakitori and clever entrées.
Gugu \ ˈgü(ˌ)gü
Urban slang that means your object of affection.
Gugu Room is inspired by Jose Rizal’s 2-month romance with O-Sei San, a samurai’s daughter, during his quick stint in Tokyo before heading to Manhattan in 1888. The space exudes a romantic, mysterious and uninhibited feeling such as their short lived love affair.