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#133 of 2,838 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Robson Street
As featured in Best Food in Vancouver
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838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible variety of superb seafood and noodle dishes. Not your typical sushi place. The atmosphere is loud and friendly, with shout out loud hellos, goodbyes and orders by staff.

Thank T F
Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't blink or you will walk right past this place ! This is where the locals go for a bite and now we know why ! The place is small and you might have to share a table but that is part of the fun . We sat with some locals and some travelers like ourselves and got to see... More 

Thank paul m
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Japanese tapas-style restaurant opens at 5:30 to a line of people waiting for it to open. I have the impression that it takes reservations but we waited and walked in to get a table. There is a fair amount of counter space where many folks go to eat. The menu is varied, with very tasty soba and udon dishes,... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is very basic, no real decor or style to it. Loved the fact they were playing 90s hiphop in the background. Food was simple, fresh and very very tasty. Service could be faster.

Thank JRock1980
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to a couple if the GUU establishments in Vancouver. This one is my favourite, maybe because it was my first. It is loud and bustling and the seats are not overly comfortable but all that goes away once you sit down and start your dining journey. (If you have a crowd larger than 4 you may be... More 

Thank 2476canchile
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in early for a quick early lunch(11:45) so I got there before the rush. I sat at the bar by the kitchen and enjoyed watching the chefs prepare the food right in front of me. It is a small restaurant but they make the most of the space. The service was great! The great you when you walk in... More 

Thank RandK Reviews R
Kosciusko, Mississippi
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This place was bustling and tough to fit into, but we wanted to try it because it was supposed to be an authentic Japanese dining experience. Expect a wait to get a table though. Their entire staff greeted us in Japanese with huge smiles and were extremely attentive and patient with us, as we had no clue what we were... More 

Thank Rccarter
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Food was pretty good but the place is small. We went there on a Saturday at 9PM still had to wait 45 minutes.

Thank John K
Jackson, Miss.
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404 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed near this little spot on Thurlow Street, and it had some really good online reviews. So one evening when we wanted dinner close by, off we went. We joined the LINE of people waiting for the restaurant to open at 5:30 p.m. When the door opened, we were seated, and then it was time to sample several of... More 

Thank bradshawgirl
Vancouver, Canada
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183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

So I haven't been here in years and since this was the original Guu, I thought I would come back whew with my family for my birthday. Let's just say the food was ok at best, but the waitresses want to get you out ASAP. On top of that, when I we ordered, they gave two orders of one thing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighborhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: 604-685-8817
Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Robson Street

Neighborhood Profile
Robson Street
Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques, quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on Robson Street have something to cater for every itch in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd, and the people-watching along this famous walking thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the clothing shops both high-street and budget-friendly are a number of cafes to lay down your load, as well as numerous specialty stores ranging in their wares from music, to art, to city souvenirs. Known as "Vancouver's Runway," if a new trend is on the rise, you'd spot it here first.