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“Mojito pitchers for the win!!”
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Ranked #248 of 3,732 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West End
Description: Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.
Fort McMurray, Canada
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80 reviews
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“Mojito pitchers for the win!!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Wanna get drunk on the cheap before heading to the club scene or just want to enjoy a casual evening with friends or a loved one with lots of booz and amazing food... well Guus got you covered for all those occasions.

The thing I love most about this place is you can get a huge mojito pitcher (they have different flavors like a sake mojito, a blue berry mojito and some other great ones) for 16$. That gives me and a special someone two full cups of yummy! And they pack a great alcoholic punch without tastefully being over powering. They also do well priced pitchers of beer and a good selection of other drinks...

Now onto the amazing food...

This place has ruined me for tuna tataki. I can no longer eat it anywhere else or I begin to long for guus tuna tataki with deliciously grilled chunks of fish with a light ponzu sauce, slices of onion and garlic chunks. Put together it's absolute perfection. It's also ruined me for oyster motoyaki. Guu makes theres with large baked oysters piled on with a cream and cheese top.. yummy!

They also make amazing Chicken karaage which is tender crispy chicken that comes with mayo for dipping. If your looking to fill up faster an udon bowl for two is a good way to fill up fast.

Overall this is one of my favorite places to take friends. The atmosphere is loud (waiters yell out your order to the kitchen) and the staff are always yelling a big hello or thank you to incoming and outgoing guests in Japanese. It's pretty fun.

I prefer the seating where you sit on the floor instead of at the bar or long tables.

Either way it's a must try!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great atmospheric restaurant”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a ripping lot atmospheric, authentic, Japanese restaurant. I've travelled through Japan numerous times and eaten in many Japanese restaurants besides, and this may just be my favourite. Why? The noise. It's place pumps! If you're looking for a quiet place to sit and quietly chat with your partner or friends, this ain't it. But if you want a noisy bustling energetic exciting dining experience that you feel like you're sharing with everyone else in the room, this is your spot. And the food was fantastic, and the service was super fast and friendly despite the restaurant being full. We did a drop in at about 6pm on a Saturday night and got a table straight away - 10 mins later we would have had to wait. You can book though. Highly recommended.

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Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Food was delicious and love the atmosphere! Try everything on the special menu if you can I'd always delicious!!

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Thank ClairVancouver
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vancouver
2 reviews
“very good”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

i liked it very much excellent, very good taste good variety of items great environment nice service creative cuisine staff friendly good prices good location healthy food items vegertaian foods as well as meat items very tasty kind people unique treats desserts unique beverages good a great spin on japanese great service accommodating local food products served fresh items

Visited July 2012
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“Great for a fast lunch”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Small place, food was great. Service was great.. Lots of personality. Has strange hours so make sure to check before you head over there...

Visited January 2013
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Thank 502CatherineS
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