Guu Garden

4.4
346 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Guu Garden’s beer patio is waiting for you. In the summer, enjoy the classic izakaya dishes & beer under the starlit Vancouver sky.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 346 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Voni
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The ambience was wonderful, nice quiet patio away from everyone. But the food/menu could do with some work. I can say the karaage chicken was probably my favourite thing on the menu. The duckbreast was ok. The food was just ok for me.

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Yazz
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely heated patio! Feels like a getaway in the middle of the city! Definitely recommend this hidden gem! :)

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HaeMin
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

If elevator access available on weekends, that would be great!

Guu Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope you drop by again soon!

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DennisGb
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food excellent Everything freshly prepared Price on par for what you expect for Japanese for a downtown Vancouver location Patio setup very nice with a gas heater beside each table

Guu Garden
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again soon on our patio. Arigato!

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AngelaP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cod was amazing. Truly everything was perfect

Guu Garden
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Nice and hot, fabulous quality and value for the price. Was so good we brought our kids back for lunch the next day!

Guu Garden
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you and your kids again soon, arigato!

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JudyH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was excellent and we felt safe eating there.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your review, and following our COVID-19 safety protocols! Please come by again soon. Arigato!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A little bit finicky with the ordering on the phone. Accidentally ordered two of the same item but didn’t mean to. I wished the service staff would have recognized that that could have been a mistake and verified first if we really wanted two of the same thing.

That’s a bit of the disconnect you get without a true server taking your orders but other than that the experience was good.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize for any inconveniences caused with our online ordering system. We appreciate your input, and will do our best to work through these issues.

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AdrianaS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Food is 10/10 highly recommend the eggplant and chicken knee cartridge.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! Please come by again soon! Arigato!

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Meow
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, polite friendly staff, great food! You will like it!

Guu Garden
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you very much for recommending our restaurant! We hope you drop by again soon!

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Syzzle
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always a guud time at any Guu location. Delicious food and great quality. My experience was only damped by my own miscalculation - I ordered too much. I did not realize the chirashi-don would be so big and ordered an extra tuna tataki. The food is always fresh at at all Guu locations.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! Please come by again soon for lunch (or dinner)! Arigato Gozaimasu!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Dine out menu was extremely disappointing

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We apologize for your experience dining with us, and we hope we can satisfy you next time you drop by.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Freezing cold on the patio. With a lot of cold dishes on the dine out menu. Took a long time for tea to arrive and hot water refills. Very cold by the end of dinner.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you for your review. We apologize for your less-than-par experience dining with us. We hope we can provide you with a higher quality experience next time you visit.

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We ordered 5 small dishes and every one was prepared thoughtfully and at such high quality!

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Arigato!

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JoeE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The dineout menu was terrible. The dishes were all bland or actively tasted awful. The hot dishes were lukewarm.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize for your experience at our restaurant. We hope we can provide you with a better experience at our restaurant next time you stop by.

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Dingdao
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Dine out menu was a waste of money, nothing worth eating because it didn’t even taste Japanese

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We apologize that our menu did not exceed your expectations. We will work to increase the variety of dishes so that we can let all of our patrons enjoy their dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and great value. Please restock the Harami beef skirt!!

Guu Garden
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to have the beef skirt back on the menu again soon! Arigato!

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MrRamikas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food for all tastes and purposes.
My favourite restaurant in Vancouver - will come back many, many times!

Guu Garden
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Arigato!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The experience was excellent. I booked for a late evening dinner and readily confirmed, however the government announced operating restrictions and we were promptly informed of the fact. I received a call from Yoko explaining the situation and were still offered an option to book an earlier schedule. Ordering was a breeze through a QR Code on the table. Payment was via my Apple Pay including the tip. We were served promptly and the service was friendly and attentive. Every now and then our servers had to move around briskly to serve other diners, but we were not short of their kind attention. The food servings were just right in apportionment, but what got me were the flavors. I do keto and since it was New Year’s Eve anyway, I had mentally prepared myself to have some carbs and undergo the keto flu the next day. I have no regrets whatsoever! My favorites were the eel rice porridge (put that wasabi ball into the broth and get your mind blown with the explosion of spicy flavors and sensations. The other dish I had was their beef; it’s hard to describe but it was succulent and flavorful.

Guu Garden
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you very much for your detailed review! Thank you for your understanding about the last-minute changes to your reservation, and we're glad we were able to book you in earlier. Hope to see you again soon!

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Misty
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious bento box with reasonable price.

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you very much for dining with us. We hope to see you again soon for lunch!

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Chanel
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the menu was very limited, i went there for my favourites which were no longer on the menu

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We are looking at bringing back more items soon! Please come by again soon.

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vipStephenN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and prompt service. I can't recommend their patio enough, even in the cold.

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you very much for your review! Please join us again inside (or outside) soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service always excellent. Food always delicious.

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you very much for your review!

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vipNatCanada
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

We sat outside. Would have been nice to have an enclosed covering to keep the heat in. Music outside would add to the ambiance. Food and service was great!

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

We always appreciate customer feedback about our patio. Thank you very much for your input! We will look into upgrading our patio for next summer!

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Meghan
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always A+! No matter what menu item I choose. COVID protocols are also very convenient and I feel super safe dining in :)

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you very much for your review! Please come by again soon! Stay safe!

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EmilyW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The food wasn't very good. Comparing to other Guu restaurants, I think their chef needs some improvement.
Our table was at the Tatami area, the setting was nice and very private with the privacy screen between each tatami.

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We apologize about your dining experience with us. We hope we can provide greater quality food for your next visit!

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YoshuaP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great place for a dinner to chat with friends the food was amaizing. Im comming back soon

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

Arigato for your review! Hope to see you soon!

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Nothing I just miss Japanese Service, hopefully pandemic goes away and bring back Japanese staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

I love the food here, tho I just hate their online ordering system. They do not give you a choice to use the system or not and are forced to tip on the service you didn't receive before getting your food.

It also takes away from my dinner to be on my phone with my friends for the first 20 minutes of our meal while looking at our phones. I don't think I'll be back due to this.

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vipEnjoyit
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Online app system failed and caused a half hour wait before realizing orders were never received. Apologies came profusely with good food, but the experience was ruined

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had an awesome dinner with colleagues. Fresh and fast food.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again soon, arigato!

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AkiKumaG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my first time bringing my mom here and it is her new favorite restaurant. The covid measures are just amazing and its great to find a place where i feel safe bringing my mom. Not to mention the food was so good and service was on point. Just a note that their ordering system is all automated through your smartphone and its pay as you go - which is fine once you get the hang of it but may be harder for some older/less techy folk.

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vipclosed
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

they only have one waitress serving the whole restaurant, food is wait too slow and also need to pay the bill at the begining, feel like a fast food more than a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Not many choices on menu, maybe because of COVID-19.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We apologize for having a limited menu during this time. We hope to have more items back on our menu when you come again.

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vipCrownJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Non existent service why charge a tip

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vipWestEndGirl
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Farewell dinner.

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MrBlack
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

First time to this location Food and service is always great everywhere but I am not a fan of the mobile ordering and having to pay when you submit your order as we often keep eating and adding more items. Also the app / site crashed and lost everything and we had to start again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My date was deeply warmed not only by the wonderful variety of hot plates, lofty patio and good conversation but by the perfectly placed fire stones on our table. Highly recommend for those dating easily frozen fräuen.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food came early and tasted good.

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DarrinP
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was decent but not up to the hype from my co-workers pre-Covid. The patio was nice and quiet but they could definitely spruce it up and make the ambience better on the patio and upgrade the tables and chairs.

FAQs

Guu Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Guu Garden also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 899-0855.

Guu Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.