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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 good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef tataki” (6 reviews)
“udon” (11 reviews)
“croquettes” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
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Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

Food was delicious and love the atmosphere! Try everything on the special menu if you can I'd always delicious!!

Thank ClairVancouver
Reviewed 10 January 2013

i liked it very much excellent, very good taste good variety of items great environment nice service creative cuisine staff friendly good prices good location healthy food items vegertaian foods as well as meat items very tasty kind people unique treats desserts unique beverages good...More

Thank charlotte c
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Small place, food was great. Service was great.. Lots of personality. Has strange hours so make sure to check before you head over there...

Thank 502CatherineS
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Guu was the first izakaya restaurant in Vancouver and still our favourite. We found it after a trip to Japan one year and happened to read a review in one of the local papers. It's a loud, fun kind of restaurant, so don't go there...More

Thank P S
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Guu on Thurlow Street, next to Vancouver's trendy Robson Street shopping district, has become a regular favourite of ours. It's an inexpensive, fun, noisy, yet delicious pub-style Japanese restaurant, popular with Japanese students and ex-pats. Guu is authentic Japanese; the staff are all Japanese, in...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 26 November 2012

You'll be greeted with a loud welcome from the staff as soon as you're shown to your seats, but don't expect that to be for half an hour or more as seating is limited and this place is popular with the 20- and 30- something...More

1  Thank RCWestcott
Reviewed 24 November 2012

After reading other recommendations, I thought that I would try this after work on a wet cold evening. I went as they opened at 5:30pm, which was good because by 6pm it was full. Simple formula - lots of "Japanese Tapas" plates of food, small...More

Thank Andrew_NZ120
Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

Taken by my host in the city who eats here often. Am a veggie so wasnt expecting much, but really enjoyed the veggie dishes. The staff are fun & seem to love working there. It's a noisy place to eat, but that added to the...More

Thank Alnwickist01
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
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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