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Guu Original on Thurlow is where the Izakaya boom started. It’s not only the first Guu to open, but is the very first Izakaya in Vancouver.
Established in 1993 as “Raku” & changed to “Guu” in 2000, this Guu offers the most authentic Izakaya experience, offering classic dishes like Yaki Udon & Oden. This is as close you’ll get to the real deal….unless you fly to Japan.
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Just like the Dhabbas of the the Silk Route, East is East is home to everyone. Artists, musicians, minstrels and youth eat next to business men, politicians and professionals. Come and experience the mystery and vibrancy of the east, right here in Vancouver.
- TOTawnieONew York / Tri-State Area •3 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoExcellent food, terrific server. I have celiac disease, and really appreciated the care everyone took to make sure my (delicious) food was safe to eat. Highly recommend.More infoMinami RestaurantPrice: Expensive• Japanese• Yaletown•4.6
- JRJessicaRVancouver / British Columbia •2 reviews5.0Dined 6 days agoEverything from the gorgeous outside patio ambience, attentive staff, delicious food and wine with a very reasonable pay check at the end. Highly recommend this spot, I will be back for sure! (PS I visited on a Tuesday night and they had 40% off house wine bottles - bargain!)More infoThe Greek By Anatoli - YaletownPrice: Moderate• Greek• Yaletown•4.5
- JMJohnMNew York / Tri-State Area •2 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023We were very impressed with the entire experience. It is not an inexpensive restaurant, but then again, it is a steak house. The food was delicious, the service was exceptional (Jake was our primary server), and the ambiance was great for our family of five, with 3 teenagers. It was a great way to finish off our ski vacation to Whistler/Blackcomb!More infoThe Keg Steakhouse + Bar - YaletownPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Yaletown•4.6
- TCTerranceCvipVancouver / British Columbia •11 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Overall the food was good, had to return a cold dish, but it was done very quickly! We went for a birthday and did have a nice time. Server was good. Best beyond meat burger bar none!More infoEarls Kitchen + Bar - Yaletown - VancouverPrice: Expensive• American• Yaletown•4.4
- PPetervipVancouver / British Columbia •9 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023We had delicious food and great service. The restaurant is a bit loud at times thoughMore infoHomer Street Cafe & BarPrice: Moderate• Comfort Food• Yaletown•4.5
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