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838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
+1 604-685-8817
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 15 min
All hours
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Amazing Japanese French fusion for a very inexpensive price. Other Izakaya's really don't come close.

Thank worldtravler78
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Great authentic food and a nice buzzy atmosphere! We found it funny that all of the staff frequently shout things in Japanese out loud to each other - Adds to the atmosphere! Food was delicious and a good place to grab a few dishes and...More

Thank VancouverFleur
Reviewed 26 August 2012

While spending a week in Vancouver, we had a wonderful dinner before our concert at the Vogue Theater. The food was good and the staff helpful, understanding that we had to get to our concert in time. Later that week during a random walking tour...More

1  Thank DasuTraveler
Reviewed 26 August 2012

thanks to trip advisor contributors for recommending this small Japanese restaurant! It was fantastic even though, and perhaps because, we were the only white people in the joint! Steak and thier version of "tempura" (aka breaded) shrimp was amazing!!! I don't recall having had such...More

Thank beacontide
Reviewed 23 August 2012

This place has a strange/quirky environment where the servers do a lot of singing and cheering, but it only added to the fun atmosphere of the place. The food was amazing, especially the miso cod. But truthfully, I'd recommend anything they serve. Also check out...More

Thank smh33
Reviewed 20 August 2012

I decided to give this place a try and was so happy that I did. I love trying places that offer something different from my usual dinner. Guu was all of this. This place is legit, local Japanese food. I think I was the only...More

Thank russpatten
Reviewed 29 July 2012

In a city/country where everything was expensive, this restaurant was a real surprise. We have been to Japan and this was like we were back! Interesting menu, great food, great service and atmosphere. And not expensive at all. I wish we had Japanese restaurants like...More

Thank Yamsterdam
Reviewed 14 July 2012

I've been to 3 different Guu locations and they are all amazing. Food is always great and service is impeccable. A Japanese colleague recommended it to me years ago and Guu has become my go-to place whenever I can't decide what to eat. I know...More

Thank Judykins_1344
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I'm not a sushi fan, but I really enjoyed Guu. Great atmosphere, great food and friendly staff. My girlfriend, who has a very discerning taste for sushi, was very pleased!

Thank KTraveler17
Reviewed 9 July 2012

There are several Guu restaurants in Vancouver. They are authentic Japanese but they are not your typical Japanese restaurant or sushi bar. They are described as Izakaya. You are immediately greeted by the Japanese welcome chorus (and show up a bit early for lunch as...More

Thank ljz53
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines
verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with
Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a
paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and
perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most
languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset
Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to
take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
11:45 - 13:30
17:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-8817
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Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.
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