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Guu with Garlic

1698 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C7, Canada
+1 604-685-8678
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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1698 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trying and Izakaya restaurant was on our must do list for Vancouver. Guu w/ Garlic fit the bill and was a lot of fun. We went for lunch, it is a small restaurant and nearly full. First you pick some small appetizers from a try-...More

Thank jennb2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Izakaya. Guu with Garlic gets crowded early, so make reservations or arrive early. Everything we ate was very good, but I didn't think any of the dishes were exceptional or stood out. I rate our food between 4 and 4.5 stars, but not...More

Thank junghopak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place that you need to make reservations for. The whole family (16 and 20 years old) found something and we all loved our selections. The place is lively and the whole staff says goodbye as you leave!

Thank ConnorFamily4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some reviews, we decided to try this place for our date night. We had ventured near that area the day before for some Peking Duck at ChongQing (another review). Parking is plentiful Great location to walk around and window shop. Back to the...More

Thank Vi D
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat after a 4 hr bike ride around Stanley park and this little restaurant was just around the corner from Spokes bike rental! The staff was so welcoming and you can see the chefs busy cooking behind the...More

Thank ShomiS69
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

If you are walking around Vancouver, you have to pop in the Guug with Garlic. It's really a nice experience, the place looks like a real Japanese place and the food is not the ordinary "japanese for foreigners". It is very good, we tried different...More

Thank RollTheWorld
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I've gone to Guu with Garlic many times over the years so it's high time I wrote a review... Irasshaimase! The food at Guu is always good to excellent, the atmosphere rambunctious and dining often communal. Guu is a "recharging spot... where you refill with...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I LOVED THIS PLACE!! The food is affordable and I was impressed because they are all young people and very talented in the kitchen. Very authentic Japanese food and they have a great mud. It is worth the wait and the beer. "SAPPORO" very cold,...More

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Although it lists in some places as a sushi restaurant, this is anything but traditional sushi. The menu features an eclectic mix of sashimi, sushi-like dishes, and other tapas sized dishes that help fuse the whole lot together into a very tasty experience. The Tuna...More

3  Thank Rod H
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has different and interesting dishes with a young and trendy atmosphere. Situated in a lovely corner of Robson and has a traditional Japanese sitting area (on the floor) and regular tables. All the dishes that we ordered were good besides the garlic shrimps...More

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Robson Street
Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a
window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista
or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques,
quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on
Robson Street have something to cater for every itch
in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd,
and the people-watching along this famous walking
thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1698 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighbourhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-8678
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