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838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
+1 604-685-8817
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“udon” (11 reviews)
“beef tataki” (5 reviews)
“croquettes” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
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11 - 20 of 271 reviews

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

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

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

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
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Stop reading this. Just go!! Yes, there's a bit of a wait at times but grab a menu while you wait so you are ready to roll when you get seated. Best seats are in front of the kitchen. Go

Thank intltrvlCalgary
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Guu is a Japanese pub; no sushi is served. There is always a line, so leave your name and mobile number to be paged. One can choose raw seafood, appetizers, and udon. Do not choose beef tongue as it is very tough.

Thank sccfsac
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Incredible variety of superb seafood and noodle dishes. Not your typical sushi place. The atmosphere is loud and friendly, with shout out loud hellos, goodbyes and orders by staff.

Thank T F
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, 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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