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“One of the best hole in the wall experiences”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Guu

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Ranked #217 of 3,707 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West End
Description: Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.
New Westminster, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the best hole in the wall experiences”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Not your usual japanese sushi restaurant. Had a 5 minute wait upon arrival, but when the place is packed it's usually a hint that the place is good. A very friendly atmosphere. The server was very attentive and gave us plenty of options for selections. The food is definitely unique from what I've tried from previous japanese restaurants, but it's definitely delicious! Food arrived promptly. Tried their exclusive Guu beer (I think it was made by russle brewing). It was tasty as! But can never turn down Sapporo on tap!
To sum up, this will always be a place to visit when traveling to vancouver!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun experience, fast and fresh.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Guu is really fun with lots of personal attention and great food. Some communication problems but it is an authentic experience. The food comes extremely quickly and then the waiters apologize for the wait. The BBQ short ribs are very good. Everything is good and fresh. A place to try new things.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Lil_farmer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great casual resto with lots of flair!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Guu is a Vancouver institution. There are now a few locations but this is the original one and I think it has the most character. They have a simple menu (make sure you check the specials board too as there are always interesting options on!) but the food is excellent. And fast! If you sit at the bar, you can see everything being made in front of you and watch all the action which is great. They have good sake too. Casual and fun for a relaxed meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Handemonium
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San Jose
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Guu is guu'd!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

I sat at the counter with my friend and we had a good time watching the cooks work their magic. Every small plate was tasty. I would recommend coming here later in the evening if you don't want to go the day smelling like a BBQ grill! Overall, a great experience with quick service.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank totranm
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Kelowna, Canada
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
“== mixed feelings ==”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This hole-in-the-wall is charming if you like basic and cheap.

The food (raw tuna, and deep-fried chicken and pork with a croquette) had little flavor. Others thought the taste was subtle and good.

Sitting at the bar, looking into the small kitchen, is pure entertainment, nice and warm on a cool day. The price was certainly right, less than $20 for lunch for two. We will try again; apparently there are more flavorful dishes.

  • Visited September 2013
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