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Guu Original

838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
+1 604-685-8817
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“udon” (12 reviews)
“beef tataki” (5 reviews)
“croquettes” (12 reviews)
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838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Almost impossible to spot from the street by the tiny sign. Limited menu with very few healthy options. On the upside the staff was very friendly, and the food decent. Too bad the miso soup was served lukewarm and the pop...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Fifteen years ago when my wife and I were still dating, the original GUU was our favorite Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. Each time we were in Vancouver downtown, we waited outside its door at 5:30PM to get a spot by the sushi bar, watching chef’s...More

1  Thank Stan Y
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is entertainment as well as a great place to eat. The energy is contagious and the food is yummy although it may take a a couple of tries to discover what you like from the not very typical japanese bistro type menu. Be prepared...More

1  Thank conniey228
Reviewed 14 March 2017

They welcome you with a resounding shout of "Irashai"! It's fun! Very tight fitting. Service is wonderful. We sat at the sushi bar to watch all the cooking. My favorite was the yaki udon. Udon noodles pan fried in a wok instead of in soup....More

1  Thank rodnak
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I went here for lunch and it wasn't too busy so I got a table after about a five minute wait. I had the bbq'd mackerel and it was very good, but next time I think I'll get some kind of noodle bowl. Guu is...More

1  Thank A K
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Delicious and authentic meal! The meal begins with an oshibori, or hot towl, and food and drink are ordered as desired and brought to the table as ordered. The menu at Guu changes daily, but I can say that everything we had was delicious! Fun...More

1  Thank CandieTravels
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We send many visitors to Guu on Thurlow. They are exceptional with their craft. The food is high quality and authentic. Someone that loves sushi or is a foodie will love it. Not a place for a vegetarian but there is a couple options and...More

Thank VancouverLad78
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We sat down, ordered lunch and watched everyone get served except us. Our lunch was never actually put in the system and waited close to 45 minutes for nothing. No one ever followed up. I will never go back.

1  Thank misfit311
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great place to come by after work, have a few pints with the lads and munch on some simply fantastic dishes. Their pork belly just melts in your mouth. Lots of choices to choose from, so you'll have to come multiple times to try it...More

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I checked this resto out based on a Google search. All I can say I will be back when I rtn to YVR. I love izakayas for their small plates and offerings of Japanese food (that don't include sushi). Service is attentive and friendly. And...More

Thank Louie M
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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
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 (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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