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Guu with Garlic, Vancouver, BC
Guu with Garlic, Vancouver, BC
Guu with Garlic, Vancouver, BC
Guu with Garlic, Vancouver, BC
Guu with Garlic, Vancouver, BC

Guu with Garlic

4.8
4.8
150 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 685-8678
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Bidwell
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • 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, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 150 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver

    Best Value

  • Vancouver

    Japanese

150 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They prepared with us with Cheese cake on my friend’s birthday as a surprise. Exceeded expectations. Highly Recommend!

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  2. BeverlyH

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my favorite restaurant when I was student back 20 years ago, I came back with my boys and my husband this time after 15 years. The food was still good and my favorite is still the same , Yaki udon . I am happy that all of guu are still open. Thank you 😊

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  3. CSmith

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite spots in Vancouver! Amazing every time

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  4. MikeH

    Vancouver

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A varied selection of food, much more than your typical sushi restaurant- a real Japanese pub environment

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  5. OlgaR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Service was poor. Our server was rushed, missed an appetizer, brought appetizers after the main course, never checked in, and was simply never there when needed. On the whole, it ruined the experience.

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  6. ErwinS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an experience dining at Guu. Will always be my go-to place for Japanese food that's not sushi.

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  7. GregM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable experience. From smell, to taste, to service. Completely outstanding.

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  8. MCFF

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We made a reservation at 5 and they don’t even open until 5:30. We waited outside for 30 min. Also Karage wasn’t as good as it usually is. Still very good but not quite 5 stars

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced. The portion for all dishes shrunk a lot. Ie squid was half the size since last visit.

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  10. Angie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Just a small place so it is noisy but the food is great

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  11. Melissa

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of the best meals I’ve had!!!! Amazing selection, portion sizes, and quick service. 10 out of 10. Hope to be back one day

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  12. iOhK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This location has outdoor patio seating and was able to accommodate our large group of 12 people :-)

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  13. GaryL

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place as always!!

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  14. Anthony

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for a birthday, it's always good here.

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  15. Jennifer

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great for shared plates. bring your friends and try lots of stuff.

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  16. VanC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    nice food at reasonable prices, but personally I prefer Guu Original at Thurlow more.

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  17. JorgeAmigo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Guu is one of my favourite spots for a casual, but absolutely delicious dinner with friends. I brought a group of artists visiting Vancouver for the first time, and they raved ate every single dish. Everything was served perfectly, the portions are ideal for sharing, and the menu is so unique and inventive. This place is consistently amazing all around!

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  18. ElsaC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is amazing. Authentic Japanese food with reasonable price.

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  19. Michael

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are excellent. Always the best. Thank you Sho- san and Yuto- san.

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  20. jnakaberg

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    this is a legit izakaya with the bustling kitchen & servers, boisterous crowds, vast selection of small plates... the food we ordered was so delicious, we ended up ordering more of a couple of the dishes. 4 days in vancouver, i this was absolutely my favorite meal.

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  21. livetoeat

    Portland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a wonderful eating experience!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here often and love the energy. Can’t go wrong with most dishes, but the Sukiyaki and Kimchi Udon are probably my faves. The banana tempura for desert is great too!

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  23. MaydaB

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, amazing traditional Japanese food. The deep fried Brie cheese and the octopus, were my favorite.

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  24. Gwyneth

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Made a reservation for 3 but one friend couldn't make it. The server said I have to wait for the next 2-seat table. - _-||| No tuna yukke, no kabocha... Very few dishes to choose now.

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  25. geogr4

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent flavors and quality. A wonderful casual dining experience.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food 😋

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  27. MackH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    whatever is on special, the black cod was so so good

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  28. SusannaL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food. Great atmosphere. Good service. Definitely be back.

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  29. AndrewL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great servers and really good food at a price that won't break the bank.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service wasn’t great, but food was good.

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  31. Linus

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The smaller plates were a great way for us to try and bunch of different things - all very tasty!

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  32. LiliD

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't think of a better place for Japanese tapas in Vancouver 🫶

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  33. Pille

    BW

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there 7 years ago. Nothing changed … food delicious and staff very friendly. We will definitely come back when we are in Vancouver again

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  34. PDXMeatLover

    Portland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been coming to this Guu location for many years, and their execution of food has gotten much worse. The tempura batter was oily and hard, and the oden broth was tasteless. We were very excited to come and we’re all very disappointed. Don’t think we will come back since there are many other good izakaya and Japanese food options in Vancouver.

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  35. DawnA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Food was very tasty and reasonable. We'll be back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Vacation in Vancouver

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, highly recommended

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  38. Eugenio

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal ever! Worth the trip from everywhere!!

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  39. Stephanie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to Guu with Garlic a few times now and it's always been a great experience - delicious food, speedy service, and a very fun ambiance. Would recommend!!

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  40. JoseLM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service on a busy day. Very interefting menu choices.

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FAQs

Guu with Garlic does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Guu with Garlic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 685-8678.

Guu with Garlic is rated 4.8 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Guu with Garlic

1698 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bidwell
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • 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
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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