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Guu with Garlic

4.2
30 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
Guu with Garlic, also called Guu Robson is all about “Garlic is Sexy”. Sexy is not just about the outside, but it’s the fundamental attitude reflecting energy.

Garlic is good, makes you healthy and beautiful! Enjoy the classic Izakaya dishes with a garlic punch.


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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:30am, Sunday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(604) 685-8678
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Bidwell
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Public Transit
Canada Line: get off at Vancouver City Center station and 20 min walk
Sky Train: get off at Burrard station and 15 min walk
#005 bus, the closest stop is Robson + Cardero
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Special Offers

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat your mother with Guuu'd dining experience this year. Guu is aiming to be your “recharging spot”, where you refill your positive energy through our food and ambiance. Using freshest local ingredients with Japanese traditional culinary techniques, 
you will find real UMAMI here at Guu!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 30 People Are Saying
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4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Serving foods quickly

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My family and I really enjoyed the food, it was tasty, creative & different. We had a reservation right when they opened at 5:30 and were seated promptly and also noticed all the tables had reserved signs on them so if you want a table make sure you reserve ahead of time. It became very busy and quite loud but we still had a good time as it was a very lively crowd and servers were buzzing around and although they were busy, service was always with a smile. I would recommend this place if you're looking to try non-conventional Japanese cuisine.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We loved it! Everything about it!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was fantastic. Only regret was missing the front page menu items with more adventurous dishes. Won't make that mistake next time.

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1.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Small portion size and they couldn’t split the bill which was odd

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Great restaurant!!! Only thing was we were seated beside the door and walk in customers kept leaving the door open, blowing in winter air in our table. Loved the food & service though!

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Good customer service! Waiter always check on us

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2.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Ordered the beef tongue and pork cheeks, both 8.99. It came in tiny plates without any sidings. Portions are for babies! The beef tongue was tough and lacked flavour. The pork cheeks were so so. So disappointing! Sorry but we will not go back.

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Always delicious! I miss this restaurant enough to come back almost every time I visit Vancouver.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2017

A special place to go. Only it is a little bit too noisy and the place is a little bit too small. Overall, the food is good. The service can be better if the waiting staff pays more attention to the customer.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Great dinner at Guu last night. Friendly people, awesome food, great atmosphere

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Guu garlic is great, sometimes hard to get the seating you want but they were kind enough to seat us where we preferred. Food was great, it was quieter then normal but noise level isn't too important to me

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2017

Food is good with plenty of options to choose from. Atmosphere is high energy and loud.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2017

I love Guu with Garlic! Been there plenty of times and I always live with a happy face an a full belly!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was excellent. We tried a lot of dishes and all were great.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2017

入店した際に
「10名様以上はプレオーダーしてもらわないと困ります」と言われました。因みに予約の際には何も聞かれませんでした。大人数のオーダーは大変なことは理解します。ですが、予約の際にその点を伝えて頂ければ双方が嫌な思いをせずに済んだと思います。
また、予約の時間の2分前に席に着いても良いか聞いたら
「席に着いた段階から2時間なので。。」と迷惑そうな表情で言われました。
お会計の際にチップの金額を打ち間違えたので
やり直してもらうようお願いしたら嫌な表情で無言で対応されました。
また、帰りに
「ごちそう様でした」と2回、至近距離でマネージャーらしき女性に声をかけましたが無視をされました。

私達も同業者です。
Guugarlicの雰囲気が大好きで
従業員にもこんなに元気でアットホームな雰囲気を作ってほしいという思いで皆で行きましたが
反面教師になってしまいました。

バンクーバーで最も立ち寄りたかった居酒屋でしたが、
今は逆の思いで残念でなりません。

美味しいご飯、店構え
は変わらないのに雰囲気だけで
こんなにも印象が変わることに驚いています。

以前は本当に良いお店でしたが
もう行くことは無いと思います。
反面教師にはさせて頂きました。
唯一、テーブル対応してくれたサーバーさんはとても親切にしてくれて感謝しています。

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2017

Very up beat ambience! I call the place happy meal place...lol.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2017

Make reservation before u go!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Guu with Garlic stood up to my expectations after only having been to the original Guu. Great sharing plates, good drinks and an entertaining ambiance although definitely not quiet. Fun for a group dinner and great service.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

De la vraie cuisine japonaise. Ca change des ramène qu'on voit partout.
Aussî bon qu'au Japon.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2016

Love this place!

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2.0Dined on November 22, 2016

We showed up at 5:28, had reservations at 5:30 and were made to stand out in the pouring rain for 5 minutes while the crew was standing around talking. Would have been nice if they let us in. One we did get in we were given one menu for all 4 of us. When we asked our server questions like "what would you recommend?" and told her it
Was our first time there she offered no help.
The food was tasty, but extremely rich.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2016

Always good

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3.0Dined on October 9, 2016

Well..its not a big place..crowded but something new and different

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2016

The experience at Guu with Garlic was good. With reservations, we were seated promptly, and brought drinks in a timely manner. That said, their cocktails were only okay, but I guess I shouldn't have had such high expectations for said restaurant. I've been to a number of Guu restaurants in Metro Vancouver, and the food here at Guu with Garlic was very good. That said, there wasn't anything on the menu that "wow'd" me. Guu with Garlic is one of those places that I would go on occasion, with people who have never been, who would like to experience something new. Otherwise, it's not a place that I would go all the time, even with their ever changing menu. For the value, I felt that the experience was expenseive. Still, overall it was good.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2016

Very traditional Japanese food! I love it and would definitely come back! Get all their carpaccio dishes!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2016

Delicious, authentic, and suprising. Wonderful dinner all 'round

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

Delicious and fun! What an amazing find - The people here could not be nicer and I love the energy and the yelling of orders! It made the night interesting and so fun. We ordered several plates of sashimi - wow. So fresh and tasty. The seared salmon salad was divine as well as the pancakes with octopus. We ordered the pancakes based on what we saw another table order. We immediately asked them how it was and they recommended the dish. We finished up with the udon which was excellent. My other half said we need to go back to Vancouver just to visit this restaurant (we are from San Francisco). If you are looking for something quiet and romantic this is not the spot but if you are looking for excellent food and a fun environment, this is it! The only negative thing that happened was we ordered 2 different sakes and they were out of both of them. I made up for it with wine.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2016

Authentic Japanese Dinning

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2016

Loud, fast-moving, small plates, delicious snacks, efficient and friendly service. The sashimi, taco rice, deep-fried chicken wings, deep-fried prawns, green curry noodles with chicken, naan-scallop pizza, and more all were great!

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