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Guu Original

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838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
+1 604-685-8817
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

This place is all about food. You come, you eat, you leave. Not a place to take your date to gaze into each other's eyes. Kimchi fried rice is to die for, and same is crispy octopus and sear tuna. Those plus a small bottle...More

Thank goonghaeng
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Restaurant is a bit tiny and tight as it was really full. But, the great japanese food was well worth it! Had the ramen noodle without liquid and it was delicious! Never had anything like it, very good experience...

Thank stevop
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to Guu for almost a decade. It's still as good as always. Even after they opened several branches all over Vancouver and surrounding suburbs, this original Guu is still the best. We always order the salmon salad and...More

Thank blhoang
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Crowded, noisy, less than comfy seats, amazing food. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Unusual and creative Japanese tapas style dishes - don't expect sushi and tempura here. The salmon salad was stunning. The only miss was the eel dish. Couldn't find the eel in...More

Thank TwofromBC
Reviewed March 12, 2013

I always go to this place every night. there chef even say " see you tomorrow " to me. haha because I love this place and love there moods. Food are.. ok Not bad but drinks are really good. very nice to bring my friends...More

Thank Jin H
Reviewed March 2, 2013

My coworker told me to go to this restaurant no matter what when visiting Vancouver; a hole in the wall :) - the food is great ( not amazing ) the experience is just unforgetable. When you walk in you get greeted by the entire...More

Thank esaldana
Reviewed February 22, 2013

My son took me here and I was overwhelmed by the experience. When you open the door you are greeted by shouts of welcome and the aroma of great japanese food. The menu is the most unique I've seen in this type of restaurant. We...More

Thank T C
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The squid rings and baked oyster were very delicious, but I would avoid the fish cakes next time. I heard great things about their mojitos, but was served one that was rather disappointing. Not nearly enough mint, and too much sugar. The alcohol content was...More

Thank inquisitor_am_i
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...More

Thank ChristinaZurita
Reviewed January 27, 2013

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...More

Thank SteaknKidney
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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada (Formerly Guu)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-8817
Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.
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