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Guu with Garlic

#152 of 2,926 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Robson Street
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1698 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C7, Canada
+1 604-685-8678
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a small, bustling, place. Workers shout out orders and repeat them cheerfully among themselves making it a bit noisy, so not great for a romantic rendezvous. But if you want delicious food in a friendly place, you should enjoy this restaurant.

Thank Cathy B
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our class were given a project to visit a restaurant for a dining experience and to observe the food, service, ambiance and its concept and we must say, this restaurant really exceeded our expectations. We were greeted upon our arrival and departure. The server was really friendly, asking if we needed anything and if everything was okay. The food itself... More 

Thank Katrina S
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is one of a kind. Have had plenty of Japanese food over the years, but this was tops. I struggle to think of one item we ordered we didn't like right away. Even our 3 year old seemed impressed.

Thank GuyFromCalgary
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little restaurant with small portions and small price so you can sample lots of their menu. Our waiter was great and so was the food. Would love to go back when in town again.

Thank Kevin B
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The restaurant is cute and well-located on Robson St. We sat at the counter and we were able to watch the staff prepare our food. We ordered the sashimi plate and I had the vegetable udon, among others. I can recommend both.

Thank Leahelve
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275 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

You have to try this place. The great food, enthusiastic staff and decoration makes this a super place. We went for lunch and loved it. All dishes were good and discoverd some new dishes in the proces.

Thank Milo1967
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258 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We walked here from Robson Sq because it had such good reviews. Excellent choice! They hail you as you enter and it's a fantastic warm and inviting atmosphere. Great waiter, delicious food (we were quite late arriving for lunch so my first option was no longer available, though the waiter provided alternatives which he recommended and he was spot on!).... More 

Thank Talia H
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Everything is solid, but the sashimi salad has magical properties. The salad is perfect, period. Warm and cozy with a friendly atmosphere, this little joint is damn near perfect.

Thank Naguchi
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This was where we had dinner on our first night in Vancouver. It was an incredible experience. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The calamari BLEW US AWAY - best we've ever had and we've had a lot of over the years. It'll ruin you for any other calamari. Everything else was great too, but we will never forget... More 

Thank jcim
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here since they first open and coming back after 10 years ... the quality is superb! The atmosphere is so Japanese full with energy and happiness. The waitress was so friendly and helpful. Our favourite dish is yaki udon and kimichi udon. If you pick any food on the menu, I guarantee they won't fail you.

Thank Yasmin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1698 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighbourhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-8678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Robson Street
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