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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
The food was incredible as always. The cocktails never fail to impress.
Great ambiance. Patio was amazing. Hoping to enjoy it again on a hot summer afternoon :)
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The lunch bento boxes and kid’s meal of great value. Yummy spot prawn and jelly fish salad were highlights!
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Genuinely had a fantastic experience with some friends just completely chilled
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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.
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Food was hot and delicious! One of our favourites 😊
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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.
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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.
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Contactless ordering and paying. Ordering and paying through your phone.
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Service-based attitude was awesome. I happen to recommend the Guu Garden to friends of mine.
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Great dinner as always!
Good service and nice patio for outdooring seating.
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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.
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Genuinely great fun and completely relaxed
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Food was really delicious here. Highly recommend!
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Food was so so as well as service. Furniture and outdoor seating was nice.
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Food was delicious and was very impressed with the covid set up. Definitely felt safe with the new measures.
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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.
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A lovely heated patio! Feels like a getaway in the middle of the city! Definitely recommend this hidden gem! :)
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If elevator access available on weekends, that would be great!
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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
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The cod was amazing. Truly everything was perfect
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We love Guu and it’s a restaurant we visit once every 2 months. The food and ambience are great.
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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!
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As always, the food was excellent and we felt safe eating there.
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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.
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Love this place. Food is 10/10 highly recommend the eggplant and chicken knee cartridge.
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Nice place, polite friendly staff, great food! You will like it!
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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.
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Dine out menu was extremely disappointing
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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.
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We ordered 5 small dishes and every one was prepared thoughtfully and at such high quality!
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The dineout menu was terrible. The dishes were all bland or actively tasted awful. The hot dishes were lukewarm.
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Dine out menu was a waste of money, nothing worth eating because it didn’t even taste Japanese
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Always amazing food and great value. Please restock the Harami beef skirt!!
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Absolutely delicious food for all tastes and purposes.
My favourite restaurant in Vancouver - will come back many, many times!
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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.
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Great service and delicious bento box with reasonable price.
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the menu was very limited, i went there for my favourites which were no longer on the menu
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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.