Guu Garden

4.5
366 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Guu Garden’s beer patio is waiting for you. In the summer, enjoy the classic izakaya dishes & beer under the starlit Vancouver sky.

It’s also the only izakaya with a fully customizable party menu, perfect for large groups.


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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 366 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.4
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarmenM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as always. The cocktails never fail to impress.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Patio was amazing. Hoping to enjoy it again on a hot summer afternoon :)

Guu Garden
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! Hopefully we get some more dry weather soon so that you can enjoy our patio again soon! Arigato!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch bento boxes and kid’s meal of great value. Yummy spot prawn and jelly fish salad were highlights!

Guu Garden
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope you join us for lunch again soon! Arigato!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely had a fantastic experience with some friends just completely chilled

Guu Garden
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback! We hope we can welcome you again soon!

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MannyC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a very pleasant experience of good food and good service. The atmosphere was so relaxing that I even forgot I was right in the middle of downtown Vancouver.
I highly recommend this place and surely will return myself.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope you drop by again soon for a quick lunch, or even for dinner! Arigato!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was hot and delicious! One of our favourites 😊

Guu Garden
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! Please come by again soon, arigato!

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GyasiB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Guu Garden and highly recommend it! First time doing all of our ordering online while sitting at the table ... seemed slightly weird at first, but it's the best! Get a fresh drink when you want it! Order more food when you're ready! Leave as soon as you are done. No waiting around trying to get your server's attention. Brilliant.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you very much for your detailed review, and we appreciate your understanding in regards to our COVID-19 safety protocols. We hope you drop by again soon! Arigato!

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Barbara
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Probably one of the nicest patios I've been to. The service was friendly as well. Only real complaint was that the food menu was very limited and the prices were a bit steep for the portions that we paid for.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon!

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VanJ
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Contactless ordering and paying. Ordering and paying through your phone.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback and following our COVID-19 safety protocols! We hope to see you again soon!

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Vantory
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service-based attitude was awesome. I happen to recommend the Guu Garden to friends of mine.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you very much for your review and support! We hope you drop by again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner as always!

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JennaK
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service and nice patio for outdooring seating.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thanks you very much for your review! We hope to see you again soon. Arigato!

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Rooo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was terrible. Server was very unkind. I felt uncomfortable to eat. I asked for the side plate. But she brought side plate when she finished cleaned the table. And when she put the plate, she almost thorw away on the table. I did not enjoy stay there at all.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize that we were not able to provide service to meet your standards. We will continue to work to improve our service level and hope to be able to serve you again soon. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly with any details you would like to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely great fun and completely relaxed

Guu Garden
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope you drop by again soon, our indoor dining area is now open as well as our patio!

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vipLunaL
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really delicious here. Highly recommend!

Guu Garden
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope you drop by again soon!

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Rachelz
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was so so as well as service. Furniture and outdoor seating was nice.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize that we could not meet your expectations, and hope to provide a better experience next time you drop by.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience

Guu Garden
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We would like to deeply apologize for not being able to provide you with a satisfying experience. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us again and further comment on your dining experience with us so that we can improve our standards. We hope to hear from you soon.

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AshiR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and was very impressed with the covid set up. Definitely felt safe with the new measures.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again soon, arigato!

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Voni
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience was wonderful, nice quiet patio away from everyone. But the food/menu could do with some work. I can say the karaage chicken was probably my favourite thing on the menu. The duckbreast was ok. The food was just ok for me.

Guu Garden
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We always appreciate feedback on our food and restaurant. We apologize that we were not able to meet your standards and hope to satisfy you on your next visit!

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Yazz
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely heated patio! Feels like a getaway in the middle of the city! Definitely recommend this hidden gem! :)

Guu Garden
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. Please come by again soon!

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HaeMin
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If elevator access available on weekends, that would be great!

Guu Garden
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope you drop by again soon!

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DennisGb
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food excellent Everything freshly prepared Price on par for what you expect for Japanese for a downtown Vancouver location Patio setup very nice with a gas heater beside each table

Guu Garden
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again soon on our patio. Arigato!

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AngelaP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cod was amazing. Truly everything was perfect

Guu Garden
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Guu and it’s a restaurant we visit once every 2 months. The food and ambience are great.

Guu Garden
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you very much for your review and continued support, please drop by again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice and hot, fabulous quality and value for the price. Was so good we brought our kids back for lunch the next day!

Guu Garden
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you and your kids again soon, arigato!

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JudyH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent and we felt safe eating there.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your review, and following our COVID-19 safety protocols! Please come by again soon. Arigato!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A little bit finicky with the ordering on the phone. Accidentally ordered two of the same item but didn’t mean to. I wished the service staff would have recognized that that could have been a mistake and verified first if we really wanted two of the same thing.

That’s a bit of the disconnect you get without a true server taking your orders but other than that the experience was good.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize for any inconveniences caused with our online ordering system. We appreciate your input, and will do our best to work through these issues.

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AdrianaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is 10/10 highly recommend the eggplant and chicken knee cartridge.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! Please come by again soon! Arigato!

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Meow
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, polite friendly staff, great food! You will like it!

Guu Garden
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you very much for recommending our restaurant! We hope you drop by again soon!

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Syzzle
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a guud time at any Guu location. Delicious food and great quality. My experience was only damped by my own miscalculation - I ordered too much. I did not realize the chirashi-don would be so big and ordered an extra tuna tataki. The food is always fresh at at all Guu locations.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! Please come by again soon for lunch (or dinner)! Arigato Gozaimasu!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dine out menu was extremely disappointing

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We apologize for your experience dining with us, and we hope we can satisfy you next time you drop by.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Freezing cold on the patio. With a lot of cold dishes on the dine out menu. Took a long time for tea to arrive and hot water refills. Very cold by the end of dinner.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you for your review. We apologize for your less-than-par experience dining with us. We hope we can provide you with a higher quality experience next time you visit.

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We ordered 5 small dishes and every one was prepared thoughtfully and at such high quality!

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Arigato!

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JoeE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The dineout menu was terrible. The dishes were all bland or actively tasted awful. The hot dishes were lukewarm.

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologize for your experience at our restaurant. We hope we can provide you with a better experience at our restaurant next time you stop by.

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Dingdao
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Dine out menu was a waste of money, nothing worth eating because it didn’t even taste Japanese

Guu Garden
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We apologize that our menu did not exceed your expectations. We will work to increase the variety of dishes so that we can let all of our patrons enjoy their dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and great value. Please restock the Harami beef skirt!!

Guu Garden
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to have the beef skirt back on the menu again soon! Arigato!

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MrRamikas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food for all tastes and purposes.
My favourite restaurant in Vancouver - will come back many, many times!

Guu Garden
Responded on January 25, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Arigato!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was excellent. I booked for a late evening dinner and readily confirmed, however the government announced operating restrictions and we were promptly informed of the fact. I received a call from Yoko explaining the situation and were still offered an option to book an earlier schedule. Ordering was a breeze through a QR Code on the table. Payment was via my Apple Pay including the tip. We were served promptly and the service was friendly and attentive. Every now and then our servers had to move around briskly to serve other diners, but we were not short of their kind attention. The food servings were just right in apportionment, but what got me were the flavors. I do keto and since it was New Year’s Eve anyway, I had mentally prepared myself to have some carbs and undergo the keto flu the next day. I have no regrets whatsoever! My favorites were the eel rice porridge (put that wasabi ball into the broth and get your mind blown with the explosion of spicy flavors and sensations. The other dish I had was their beef; it’s hard to describe but it was succulent and flavorful.

Guu Garden
Responded on January 10, 2021

Thank you very much for your detailed review! Thank you for your understanding about the last-minute changes to your reservation, and we're glad we were able to book you in earlier. Hope to see you again soon!

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Misty
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious bento box with reasonable price.

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you very much for dining with us. We hope to see you again soon for lunch!

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Chanel
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the menu was very limited, i went there for my favourites which were no longer on the menu

Guu Garden
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We are looking at bringing back more items soon! Please come by again soon.

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FAQs

Guu Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Guu Garden also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 899-0855.

Guu Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.