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Guu Original

838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
+1 604-685-8817
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“udon” (12 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 13 September 2017

It's called Japanese tapas. They call out "hello" in Japanese when you walk in the door, and yell "goodbye" in Japanese on your way out. Multiply that by people coming and going every minute or so, and that is a noisy place. Not air-conditioned either....More

Thank travellingredheadct
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I would love to give this restaurant 5 stars because the two lunch dishes we had, kaki fry (fried oysters) and grilled saba (mackerel) were quite outstanding and mouthwatering. Unfortunately, while the staff were so friendly, the service was very slow. We were seated before...More

Thank ArtevD
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Very good. I especially enjoyed the sashimi salad. Will definitely go shin on next visit too Vancouver.

Thank Kjetil J
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Premise is quite small so either reserve a table or show up early. Menu is a bit limited but offers the main dishes from the Japanese cuisine. Fast service and food on average. The staff speaks very loud and this can result in a high...More

Thank Luigi D
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Came here for dinner, and immediately after eating grilled black cod, I became very ill. The fish was not grilled and was soaked in butter. My evening was ruined, to say the least. The waitress did not understand a word of English, and it was...More

Thank oksana568
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a small establishment just off Robson on Thurlow St. We didn't have reservations but we arrived just before they opened on Friday at 5pm and there was already a small crowd waiting for the doors to open. Getting there early when you don't...More

1  Thank honeydrop
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Noisy and long wait. Worth every second/penny. Service is fast and consistent. Very genuine japanese food. If you are visiting this place is a MUST. Best Kimchi Udon in town.

1  Thank MACAFRI
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Great food, authentically prepared, staff were very friendly and the sake delicious. Book in advance as very popular.

Thank Mick K
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Here for dinner Saturday night. Got seated right away with my reservation. Ordered beef tataki, scallop sashimi, and red tuna poke. All delicious and yummy. And the price is very reasonable. Always a fun place to be at. Highly recommended!

Thank SFOYYZ_Eric2
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Having never been to Japan, this is what I imagine when I think of a Japanese lunch counter. We arrived just a few minutes before Noon, but almost immediately the place filled up with locals and travelers alike. Very friendly, very modestly priced, excellent food.

Thank jhayes303
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
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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