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Review of Guu Original

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Ranked #247 of 3,896 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: West End
Description: Authentic Japanese cuisine in a fun and electric atmosphere. Try this restaurant for the fantastic food and experience.
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We live close to this restaurant and it is a favourite haunt. The greeting and goodbye when you come and go is hilarious. I have found that their menu recently has changed. We asked for some items that had previously been listed on the menu and were no longer. They were happy to make the dishes (e.g. fried rice). The food always changes with the specials sheet and we always leave happy. A consistent restaurant on Thurlow and Smithe Street in Vancouver. Well worth it for the food and experience.

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Japanese food like I've never had before. The place is a total experience. Picture John Belushi shouting Cheeseburger No Coke Pepsi but in Japanese and you can't understand a thing. The food was terrific. Interesting. Check menu online because the printed one doesn't have everything but you can order it anyway. For example, someone told us to order Kimchee rice which was not on the menu but delicious and in front of us in minutes. My friend who doesn't like sashimi loved the sashimi salad. The miso glazed black cod was a small dish but delicate delicious. The Japanese pancake (with calamari in it) was very tasty. Great fried shrimp. I wish I had checked out the menu an read all the reviews beforehand to know exactly what to order. ONE WARNING -- the drinks are kind of pathetic. Order a beer.

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Went here with a friend. He had been there before and I trusted him to pick out some dishes that he would think I'd like. I'm not a big fan of deep fried foods but everything was quite tasty! Had some things I probably wouldn't have ever ordered alone (octopus) but it was a fun experience and great to try something new.

Thank Kilee895
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

The food is solid, they have decent oden, the broth is good. Ochazuke is ok. The daikon salad w/ jellyfish is good. I have no quibbles with the food but the service was rushed & lacking in the Japanese niceties (like shouting Welcome! & Thank you!) when you come in & leave that the other izakayas seem to manage to do even during busy hours. It's all part of the experience.

1  Thank mpt_texas
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

best late night izakaya spot ever
best cocktail made of guu brand ramone soda and soho (lychee liquor?)
deliciousness fried rice with eel with melted cheese and seaweed and dried pork flakes on top

great ambiance, and watching the chefs go nuts, and yell at the top of their lungs

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Thank ali28970
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