We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Guu Original

838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
+1 604-685-8817
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“yaki udon” (5 reviews)
“beef tataki” (5 reviews)
“croquettes” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (302)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

141 - 150 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 3 February 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 27 January 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
Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

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

Thank ClairVancouver
Reviewed 9 January 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...More

Thank charlotte c
Reviewed 6 January 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...

Thank 502CatherineS
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Guu was the first izakaya restaurant in Vancouver and still our favourite. We found it after a trip to Japan one year and happened to read a review in one of the local papers. It's a loud, fun kind of restaurant, so don't go there...More

Thank P S
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Guu on Thurlow Street, next to Vancouver's trendy Robson Street shopping district, has become a regular favourite of ours. It's an inexpensive, fun, noisy, yet delicious pub-style Japanese restaurant, popular with Japanese students and ex-pats. Guu is authentic Japanese; the staff are all Japanese, in...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 25 November 2012

You'll be greeted with a loud welcome from the staff as soon as you're shown to your seats, but don't expect that to be for half an hour or more as seating is limited and this place is popular with the 20- and 30- something...More

1  Thank RCWestcott
Reviewed 23 November 2012

After reading other recommendations, I thought that I would try this after work on a wet cold evening. I went as they opened at 5:30pm, which was good because by 6pm it was full. Simple formula - lots of "Japanese Tapas" plates of food, small...More

Thank Andrew_NZ120
Reviewed 14 November 2012 via mobile

Taken by my host in the city who eats here often. Am a veggie so wasnt expecting much, but really enjoyed the veggie dishes. The staff are fun & seem to love working there. It's a noisy place to eat, but that added to the...More

Thank Alnwickist01
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
Nearby Restaurants
CinCin Ristorante + Bar
965 reviews
.14 km away
626 reviews
.11 km away
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
3,528 reviews
.12 km away
Cafe Crepe
452 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Robson Street
1,295 reviews
.11 km away
Christ Church Cathedral
82 reviews
.34 km away
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
38 reviews
.26 km away
St. Andrew's Wesley United Church
19 reviews
.33 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Guu Original staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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 (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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing