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About Guu with Garlic

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

Cuisines:
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:30am, Sunday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Bidwell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 685-8678

Website:
http://www.guu-izakaya.com/robson

Public Transport:
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

Guu with Garlic Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

4.1

Ambience

3.9

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Hot Spot (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on January 9, 2018

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

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Good customer service! Waiter always check on us

Food2
Ambience2
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on November 3, 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.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on August 21, 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.

Tags: Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

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

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 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

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 22, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tapas
Food5
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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

Food5
Ambience3
Service1
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 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。

Tags: Great Beer
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 14, 2017

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

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Make reservation before u go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Love this place!

Food4
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Always good

Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2016

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2016

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

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 10, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Authentic Japanese Dinning

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 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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