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Guu

838 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada (Downtown)
604-685-8817
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Ranked #70 of 2,809 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the third time I've eaten here at guu in the last year. Each time was delicious. Start off with the salmon salad, it is good sized. Staff are loud and friendly. Customers are smiling ear to ear with delight. The guu 22 oz beer and saki are good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for japanese style tapas. The atmosphere is high energy and loud. This is probably not the place that you want to be if you'd like to have a conversation because the staff yells orders to the cooks. The kitchen is an open concept and so you can see how the food is being prepared. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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381 reviews 381 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
2,291 helpful votes 2,291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

- Honestly this is one of the few best meals I had in Vancouver but in saying that, I wouldn't recommend anyone to come here more than once cos it is not extremely cheap. A plate of grilled eggplant cost about $9-$10. A plate of potato croquette for about $7. This place is more like a tapas style sort of... More

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canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were a party of 5 and for us this was unexpected culinary experience. We got to try a good variety of interesting things which we would not usually order, like the special which was an egg encased in deep fried pumpkin..yummy!!! The calamari, tuna, sashimi all were very fresh and delicious. The staff was helpful to recommend a little... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went there twice for lunch and had the lunch special both times. Service was very efficient: I got what I ordered in 5 min the first time and 7 min the second even though the place was packed. The food was simple yet very tasty and, as a bonus, quite affordable.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ordered a Sapporo.. the bottom of the mug fell off and we got completely wet! We were charged for everything, including the food soaked in beer that we didn't even touch! Terrible service!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

this place was packed, we didn't have to wait so long but our seat was bar type of seat and people are passing by my boyfriend's seat it was literally right beside him so he liked his meal which was teriyaki chicken but we were disturbed by people constantly. also we could see everything what they do including they took... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Upstairs on the roof (not the restaurant downstairs- do not make that mistake) this place was packed, it seemed with lots of Asian locals, a younger crowd. Madonna was blaring, and the staff were buzzing around, table to table. I ordered a few small plates and enjoyed everything. Some of the indoor tables were sunken and looked fun- patrons removed... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A complete different fun experience - theatre and food combined. From the moment you arrive, you are shouted a welcome whilst being seated. Luckily, we got there when it opened at 5.30. There was already a queue and we got a table. The place is small and fairly basic but fantastic. It's like Japanese tapas. We ordered about 8 dishes... More

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Tucson,Az
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195 reviews 195 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is not your run of the mill Japanese restaurant. Small, noisy but great and different food. We didn't have a reservation but glad we waited. First thing to know- beers are large . Second, you might not know exactly what you are ordering but assume it will be good. Our server didn't speak the best English but didn't matter.... More

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