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838 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada (Downtown)
604-685-8817
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Ranked #70 of 2,821 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
Sao Paulo, SP
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105 reviews 105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

This is a different and funny place .......... the food is tasty and the people is selected ....

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Dublin, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

What a great find - from the moment you walk in you get the sense you are in for a fun night. Try to sit at the bar as there is so much to see plus you get to see various dishes being served which may help you order. All round a great experience.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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125 reviews 125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

I dined there on a friday night around 8:30. Place was packed. Rather than wait for a table of two, we joined another table. Inside cramped, noisy due to the yelling (read other reviews about yelling, it is true). Asked the waitress what was most popular and ordered 5 dishes. Would recommend the cod as well as the duck. Everything... More

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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

I read the reviews before going so I knew to expect the yelling, so I thought....there's yelling when you arrive, when your order...when anyone orders...and when you leave. It's totally fun and the food is authentic. I visit this restaurant everytime I'm in Vancouver. Price is great, atmosphere is lively...go before they open...there's gonna be a line, but wait for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

Guu's Toronto location has had long line-ups at the door since it opened. We went on a Monday, and as we were only 2, we were able to get a seat at the bar in only 5 minutes. The first thing that hits you when you enter is the noise. It is LOUD. The staff all scream their thanks to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

A pub serving only Japanese small dishes that are meant to share. You should go in a group of 3 or 4 people, and not for a meal. Japanese tapas (Japas?). All of the snacks are tasty and some quite unique. I am writing about Guu Toronto.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

ok, this place my friend took me to the other day, and told me that they yell at you... i had no idea what that meant, and he wouldnt tell me more.. so we arrive there and first thing we hear is a unified greeting... im not sure what it was, but the smiles indicated a hello and welcome.. im... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2010

Great little place for Japanese style tapas. Portions are good, prices are very reasonable, and food is tasy. A little crowded and noisy though.

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South Pole
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

I have been to the Robin branch years ago which was very good. This time I tried the one in Thurlow for lunch. I had grilled chicken bowl and my friend had grilled mackerel with rice. Both lunch sets were yummy and the price was cheap. If you have a chance to visit its restroom, you would be impressed by... More

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OhMai
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2010

My girlfriend introduced me to Guu and now I can't get enough of it. It's really a lovely chain of restaurants. The one on Thurlow is really nice but not enough seating for such amazing food! The one I enjoy the most is the one at Gastown, I believe it's called "Kitanoya Guu with Otokomae". My favourite dishes are the... More

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Additional Information about Guu

Address: 838 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
Phone Number: 604-685-8817
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Japanese

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