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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 good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef tataki” (6 reviews)
“udon” (11 reviews)
“croquettes” (13 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
11:45 am - 1:30 pm Hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Video review on youtube: vancity food crew guu original thurlow . I tried this place for a lunch special on the weekend. I ordered the Age-Tei, a trio of karaage, creamy croquette, and pork cutlet with soup, salad and rice. It was okay. Its a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank stevewhalls
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It was our first night in Vancouver and we were hungry and didn't want to walk far from our B and B. We were drawn to the noise spilling out of Guu so we walked in on a whim. Upon entering the entire wait staff...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert R
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Easily one of the coolest experiences I have had in a restaurant. The restaurant staff all yell to welcome you and yell when you leave to wish you well. The food was out of this world delicious and so interesting and pretty. We had a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Goldie1304
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We had a late evening dinner there and were really amazed by the quality of food. It is gorgeous! Don't be fooled by the overall look of the place - it is quite far from being a fancy restaurant, but food is really extraordinary. Be...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jane882015
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We go to the one in Toronto often so we came here to try out the original store. The selection was different. We tried different dishes but were a little disappointed. The food was all on the salty side and could be cooked a little...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2travelhonies
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Guu always impresses. It’s been a couple years since I’ve been here last but it was everything I remember. From the takoyaki to the ebi mayo to the sake mojito, you really can’t miss. Thanks again Guu! We will be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ToyotaAdventureros
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I met a friend here for drinks and nibbles, and it was fantastic. There was a good selection of good beer, and the food knocked my socks off. If you want some delicious small plates you could go further wrong.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Treewhale
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Service was nice, but food was sub par. Not authentic at all, Okonomiyaki was smothered in mayo & offered with cheese which we skipped and should have been the sign to avoid this, cod collar had barely any meat on it, drinks overly sugared with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank pmccar
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

What a terrible disappointment. We took family from out of town for what we expected to be a great izakaya experience, and other than the hearty enthusiastic traditional greeting from the kitchen, nothing was up to par. We were essentially ignored by all servers, the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank LeanneinVan
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is very small and popular so turnover is quite quick but you don’t feel rushed. The food is tasty and the portions generous. The problem is that because of the size of the space and the constant communication between wait and cook staff...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Margaret S
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
USD 20 - USD 25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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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