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Guu

#132 of 2,838 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Robson Street
As featured in Best Food in Vancouver
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838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
604-685-8817
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11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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155 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This is the only place where you won't mind if someone shouted at you. Each time anyone comes in, the enthusiastic chefs in the open kitchen and servers shout a welcome greeting in Japanese. Each time an order is placed, the server shouts the order in Japanese to the kitchen. There is no electronic system for the kitchen. It is... More 

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Lansing, MI
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We had the best time eating here! The wait staff was patient and explained everything to us so we understood what we were doing. The steak, shrimp, chicken, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes were all excellent. I loved the s'mores for dessert as well! Definitely a fun place to visit for dinner. We will go back!

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Thank MIShopperGirl
Vancouver
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We went to Guu as a party of 6, the place is really popular and busy so if you go during rush hour, be prepared to wait a bit. The food is totally worth the wait. It's fresh and tapas style so there is lots to try and eat. I absolutely love their Okonomiyaki.

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Manila, Philippines
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Six of us including 2 young children came for an early dinner, allowing us to sample a variety of small "tapas" sized plates of Japanese bar chow. Seating's a little crowded, service efficient, and food, a very well deserved 24/30 Zagat rating. Must try include the following: grilled unagi (eel) with gratin of mushroom and rice - kids loved this... More 

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Chicago
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Yummy sushi! We received a raucous welcome & sat down to some tasty eats. I can't remember everything we had but I know we had miso soup, a sashimi sampler, breaded cauliflower, edamame, something with a lot of avocado & tasty desserts (mochi w/red bean filling served w/ice cream and a really interesting sake sea salt ice cream). Overall, this... More 

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Thank beamin2
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Guu is one of my all time favourite restaurants in Vancouver...and every local takes visitors here FOR SURE. There are a few locations and each has its own menu...so you could actually just hop from one location to another on different nights. My favourite is the Guu on Water Street...it's a bit bigger so not as quaint as teh other... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

no way you can forget this restaurant, the greeting when you cross the door to get in or out is very funny, because whatever they are saying loudly at unison sounds very friendly and young. The menu was very hard, but the waiters are always willing to help and smile for you to get what you need. (online they have... More 

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Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Excellent food! What more can you say? Even took my toddler and baby there and they loved it! So many new taste experiences. Reasonable prices.

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We live close to this restaurant and it is a favourite haunt. The greeting and goodbye when you come and go is hilarious. I have found that their menu recently has changed. We asked for some items that had previously been listed on the menu and were no longer. They were happy to make the dishes (e.g. fried rice). The... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Japanese food like I've never had before. The place is a total experience. Picture John Belushi shouting Cheeseburger No Coke Pepsi but in Japanese and you can't understand a thing. The food was terrific. Interesting. Check menu online because the printed one doesn't have everything but you can order it anyway. For example, someone told us to order Kimchee rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
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
Description
Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.

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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.