We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Despite the fact sushi does not exist here (unless I was blind while reading the menu), it is quite an experience...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guu

Guu
838 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada (Downtown)
604-685-8817
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #62 of 2,763 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“Despite the fact sushi does not exist here (unless I was blind while reading the menu), it is quite an experience...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

Despite the fact sushi does not exist here (unless I was blind while reading the menu), it is quite an experience. Prices are reasonable and service is generally quick.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

227 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    126
    78
    16
    4
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“yum! best Japanese restaurant, very nice presentation of food and taste just amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

yum! best Japanese restaurant, very nice presentation of food and taste just amazing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“As lunch menu, chicken&corn doria (grilled rice with creamy sauce) was just OK. It was a bit disappointing with...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2008

As lunch menu, chicken&corn doria (grilled rice with creamy sauce) was just OK. It was a bit disappointing with rice. It should be butter rice. Pike mackerel set, which somebody was eating at next table, looked good! I'll try other food next time. (Visited and reviewed on Oct, 2008)

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Authentic, tasty dishes...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

Authentic, tasty dishes. Good prices. Small but lively. A bit of a wait for a table, even at 10:30 at night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle, Washington
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“a dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2008

My partner and I ended up here after breezing through a hotel magazine for ideas on where to dine. We almost ate at Kobe Village Steakhouse, so glad we didn't! It was a Thursday night and this cozy place was hopping. In spite of its business, we didn't wait at all for a seat, we sat right down at the bar and watched the show.

The chefs and waitstaff obviouly enjoy their jobs and they make it fun. This is not the place to come for a quiet romantic meal, it's all about the show, calling out orders, saying goodbye to every guest at they leave and so on. It reminded me a lot of the fish throwing gus at Pike Place Market in Seattle, if you've been there, I don't have to explain.

I think some people had mentioned not going if you are hungry as portions are small, well it is a Japanese style tapas restaurant, so yes, most of the dishes are small. However we stuff ourselves, one little girl and one bug guy, and spent less than $50, including a few drinks each. This was a steal!

Highly recommend this restaurant for the whole experience, the food, the service and the ambiance!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Guu also viewed

 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Guu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Guu, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.