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Guu Original

838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
+1 604-685-8817
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“yaki udon” (5 reviews)
“beef tataki” (5 reviews)
“croquettes” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

Hard to imagine, but true. Lots of noise. Populated by 20-somethings. Small dishes at reasonable prices $$. Eclectic menu, hardly Japanese, but imaginative. Some dishes did not work for me, but the others in my party said it was me, not the dishes. The servers...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 28 October 2012

We had a great time at this place. It was pretty full but we got a table right away since we agreed to be on a communal table (hesitant at first but it worked out pretty well since you get to see what kind of...More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 14 October 2012

The place is located in the middle of Robson street, which I suppose is an Asian district in downtown. Easy to find, but not easy to park it you have a car. Be aware of parking signs. Not a spacious place, but the food and...More

Thank Kunhyuk K
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Had a great time at this place. There are different things on the menu than you can get at other Japanese places. I enjoyed the food. The waitresses yell the orders to the back and the bar. I did not experience ice on my food...More

Thank emily172
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I really reccomend this place 100%!!.. the food was Incredible delicious, since the beggining to the end!!. In addition, the service was great!!.. and the prices are unexpensive!!.. The most funny thing was when the waiters yell something in another language, that nobody understands, but...More

Thank MR080
Reviewed 6 September 2012

We went here with friends who are local to the area, but who were also going here for the first time at the recommendation of other friends. It was a little tricky to find, but once we did, we were set for a delicious and...More

1  Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 4 September 2012

I went to the Guu in Gastown, just a short walk from the Waterfront stop on the Canada line. I go to Japan fairly regularly and the flavours of the dishes we had transported me back there. I particularly enjoyed the baby octopi. Service was...More

Thank Redtrail
Reviewed 3 September 2012

The food was outstanding, staff was welcoming with great service, and you get to watch the chefs cook right in front of you! Would recommend to anyone visiting Vancouver...

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Amazing Japanese French fusion for a very inexpensive price. Other Izakaya's really don't come close.

Thank worldtravler78
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Great authentic food and a nice buzzy atmosphere! We found it funny that all of the staff frequently shout things in Japanese out loud to each other - Adds to the atmosphere! Food was delicious and a good place to grab a few dishes and...More

Thank VancouverFleur
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines
verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with
Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a
paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and
perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most
languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset
Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to
take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada (Formerly Guu)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-8817
Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.
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