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Guu

838 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada (Downtown)
604-685-8817
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Ranked #67 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Been to Guu twice within two week as the food is great ! Had to stand inline to get a table as it is popular. Had Kimchi fried rice, Chicken KARAAGE, Octopus balls, Grilled beef short ribs, Okonomiyaki, Pumpkin croquette etc etc.. all were very tasty and good. Service was excellent and the food was served fast. One place that... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We dined here Friday night and it was easily the best meal we had while vacationing in Vancouver. The pumpkin and egg croquette was PERFECT!! So delicious. Sweet and savory all in one warm bite. The octopus balls were not great, but they weren't awful. The kimchi fried rice was amazing. We also had shrimp that was drizzled with a... More

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Welcomed by the staff who were attentive and hard working. Sat at the bar had some beers and ordered 6 dishes. Tuna, baked oysters, kimchi soup,squid balls, spicy calamari and salted mackerel. Fun to watch them making our food and other dishes. Great start to our night. It was loud and busy. Part of the experience. We will be back.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Bustling and vibrant atmosphere. Adventurous and creative menu options sure to delight any palate! Lunch specials are great value. I always recommend to out of towners looking for a unique dining experience.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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387 reviews 387 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
2,360 helpful votes 2,360 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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