It’s also the only izakaya with a fully customizable party menu, perfect for large groups.
We keep seats for walk-in customers as well. No available seats on opentable does not mean we are fully booked. Please be aware that the time limited per table is two hours during peak hours.
Food was nothing special. Heard good things but overall disappointed in the food. Kimchi bibimbap, cauliflower, short ribs, chicken knees were just okay. Unagi Nuki-Sushi was the most disappointing and had an unusual flavour with soggy rice. Best dish was the green bean tempura.
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Food was wonderful but the ridiculous theatrical yelling by the staff was beyond annoying. They were all equipped with iPads for the orders so there was absolutely no reason to scream them to the kitchen. I assume this was to make the place seem “authentic “. It failed. It just meant conversation with your table mates was challenging
Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that our shouting seemed a bit too loud for conversation, it is our way to keep the place lively!
Quality is solid as always, very authentic Japanese food!
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Guu has amazing comfort food and drinks, would recommend the green bean fries and the Saba shima sushi!
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This was an excellent venue for our birthday party. The staff were very accomodating with our requests and the food presentation was superb. They capture Izakaya ambience perfectly.
Thank you for your review! We do offer party menu's for larger parties as well as our regular menu. Please come by soon!
Been there for years as my workplace is a couple blocks away. I have eaten everything on the menu but I always go back to the two bento boxes for lunch. The food quality is always the #1 reason why I return. Excellent service and peaceful setting in the midst of a very busy part of downtown.
However I noticed this time the portion of the meal has gotten 10% smaller. I understand it has to do with rent increase and/or overhead...still feel sad about it.
Anyway...pls go and support them...just don't expect huge portion if you haven't been there for a while.
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The server who helped us was so considerate and helpful! Alot of the menu was in japanese and no pictures, so it was difficult for us to choose what to have being our first time. But the server recommended to is some of his favourites and he was so patient with letting us go through the menu. He did not show any attitude or irritation considering how annoying we must have been.
Thank you for your review! We are delighted to have been able to help out and get you to enjoy your experience with us! Arigato!
Food was good, I just didn't like the policy that doesn't allow the customers to stay longer than 2 hours on a table, I went there with other 3 businessmen on a Saturday night, we spent something around 300 dollars and we would probably spend some more if we had more time to stay.
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Authentic Japanese food.
I love going to Guu Garden. I've going to go regularly for the past several years because the food is consistently good, the staff are friendly and recognize you, and I love the energy here. The patio/garden setting makes you feel like you're dining in a hidden gem in downtown. While most people know this spot, it still feels somewhat secret. When I come here, I feel like I'm at home. I can pick my favourites on the menu and know that it will be done well and served with smiling servers. Tomo is the best.
Highly recommend: Chicken Karaage, Cauliflower Karaage, Kimchi Bibimbap, Tuna Taki, Ebi Mayo, Agedashi Mozarella and Saba Shima Sushi... and of course MEGA PINTS OF SAPPORO!
Thanks you very much for the review! Patio season is unfortunately done but please come by again soon for a warm meal inside!
It was easy to reserve and the lunch offerings were exceptional. Thank you!
Thank you for your review! Please come by again for lunch, or for dinner next time!
We love stopping by every time we visit Vancouver. Consistently good food and friendly service.
Good variety of dishes, all of which are tasty. We always save a bit of room for Miso Oden soup. Each person picks their favorite ingredient, but we always have daikon. So simple, but sooo yummy!
Thank you for your review! We believe that oden is great anytime of the year. Hope to see you again when you visit Vancouver! Arigato!
Great place with great food and great service. Easy enough to host a large party of 10 if given them enough notice and arriving promptly just before noon.
Thank you for your review! We do have a pre order system during lunchtime for our customers' convenience as well! See you again!
Exquisite and delicious food, An environment with excellent atmosphere
Took us 45 mins wait for the food. Sake is not chilled just room temperature. Service is very slow.
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We were celebrating a bride's upcoming wedding but the server was not
Good as usual. The new preorder lunch service is very convenient and efficient!
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4 of us had a variety of dishes - everything was stellar. Our server was new it seemed, so we could forgive her for seeming a little overwhelmed and forgetting to check on us. We had to flag her down for additional drinks and food. One item seemed to be forgotten by either the kitchen or her, but when we asked about it, it came right away.
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Took forever for waiters to come
Saw quite a few Stewarts running around on the patio. But other than that everything was very good.
Reasonably priced with a variety of food for Bento Box. The only thing is that they should have a Bento box without sashimi as not everyone eats sashimi, and the chef has simply given us one more piece of Chicken Karage, wished that he could have offered other sushi. The Sake Salted Caramel ice cream is a must try, the sake flavor is well-balanced by the pinch of saltiness . For 2 people, the bill summed up to under $50 all inclusive.
We had our wedding anniversary lunch there. Food was outstanding and service was great!
Ebi mayo rocks my world. Wash it down with a perfect frozen Moscow Mule! Best way to spend your summer evening.
Brought a few people who haven't been here before. Advised that the izakaya are small dishes but they have some regular size dishes such as the sushi, bowls, etc.
The food was tasty however there doesn't seem to much difference between the small and regular size izakaya dishes.
The food is delicious and great for sharing. They have really good service
Normally LOVE this place, but the service on Saturday was horrific. After taking our drink order, it took them forever to come back and get our food order. Our food came eventually but we had no plates or utensils. And after asking for more chopsticks...we waited another 10 mins before we could flag a waitress down only to find out they had run out of chopsticks! Another 10 minutes before we got forks 🙄 The food was great as usual, but they really need to hire more staff especially for the weekends as it's obvious they are overwhelmed.
Only complaints is it was very loud in there and our server hardly spoke English . Food was all really great though!
A little pricey for the dish size but very tasty!
Great food and service as always. The menu is a little limited as far as guu's go but the patio is great and you can always get a table.
The service is perfect! Although we have lots of people, they provide the good service.
Went here for lunch and it was great! Loved the selection of lunch options. The service is slow so if you’re in a rush, this may not be the right place for you.
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The ambient environment is really nice! Lunch specials took a while to prepare but tasted great.
guy was guulicious! guy was guulicious! guy was guulicious
Place is lovely! Great good, nice service. Haven’t had anything I didn’t like there !! Tontoro is a must, it’s tender and moist. To die for.
Thank you for your review! We love the Tontoro ourselves as well. Come back again soon! Arigato!
Wonderful food and beautiful downtown rooftop garden location with very reasonable prices. Small plates allow you to try many different things. We will be back for more!
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Good place for a date or just hanging with some friends would recommend trying the chicken karage it's is delicious
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Waiter took forever to bring us the bill. Then, the bill was wrong. Then, the car machine did not work. Then, the waiter cannot deal with cash as she cannot do simple math.
In short, waited for over 45 minutes for bill and everything and received no discount. I was late returning to work from my lunch because of this. They should compensate their customers for such inconvenience.
Extremely POOR service!
Great food and ambiance! Remember to preorder so you get discount for lunch.
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I've come here a few times before, this time with a much larger party. As usual the food came out pretty quick and was delicious. It seemed like they may have been understaffed though as it would take us a long time to get our orders taken. Overall, I would definitely come again. Maybe as a preemptive measure management should assess the quality of work their servers can commit to depending how full the restaurant is.
Thank you for your review and comment. We will look into increasing our service quality so that you will have no problems ordering when desired. Hope to see you back here soon!