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“Fun and Good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Otokomae at Kitanoya Guu

Otokomae at Kitanoya Guu
375 Water Street #105, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5C6, Canada (Gastown)
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Ranked #516 of 3,315 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Gastown
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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206 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Fun and Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

We were visiting Vancouver and stumbled on the Guu restaurant in Gastown. It is a fun place with a great energy. As you arrive they announce your arrival and welcome in Japanese. The food is good quality and we enjoyed the sashimi plate and the specialty meal of tuna and avocado in 5 sauces was memorable. the sake mojitos were delicious.

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great fun and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The atmosphere is so fun! Not for anyone that likes a quiet restaurant. The servers are fun and know the food that they're serving! I recommend the bibimbop (especially the pork!). The "salmon and his 7 friends" is a really good and very interesting dish. The shrimp and cod stuffed eggplant is soooooo good. This s one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver! The prices are great.

Visited June 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“fun place - good, cheap food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I guess you know a place is good when there is nil signage, difficult to find and there is still a line up at 8:00pm on a weekday. Sat at the bar as they estimated the wait to be about 45 minutes. We had a plum wine and sapporo (should have tried a cocktail based on previous reviews), although wine was delish. Put ourself in the server's hands and she brought out a spinach ball with a delicous sauce, ahi tuna (huge piece of tuna for about $8) and drunken mussels. All very good, if not outstanding, more than worth the price - left with a bill under $40. Fun atmosphere, you can tell the staff enjoy doing what they do.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“ok, but not as good as thurlow location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I've been spoiled by the Thurlow location. This was my first visit to Guu in gastown and I don't think it lived up to the menu I've grown used to at the other location. On special, they had a VERY tasty black cod sashimi, but everything on the regular menu just seemed a bit less awesome than what I've come to expect. And I missed the elbow to elbow homeyness of the original restaurant.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unique, authentic, fun izakaya experience outside of Japan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We lucked out on a weekday night and got a table w/o reservations. After that it was a blur of good food, unique cocktails, and constant choruses of the staff yelling out everyone's orders in Japanese. A loud, boisterous, fun place. Not meant as a quiet night out. DO try their Jump cocktails, very yummy with a sneaky kick!

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Thank Calliope20
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