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Guu Otokomae - Gastown

4.4
4.4
338 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Guu with Otokomae in Gastown brings a contemporary twist to the Izakaya. “Otokomae” means “handsome man” or “true man” physically and mentally. Each dish is carefully crafted to art-like perfection, making them both delicious & visually pleasing. Otokomae is perfect for groups, or for a sophisticated dinner for two at the counter. 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 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 685-8682

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Gastown

  • Cross street

    Cordova

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Canada Line: get off at Waterfront station and 3 min walk. Sky Train: get off at Waterfront station and 3 min walk #050 bus, the closest stop is Cordova + Seymour.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

What 338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. T

    Thecoolkid

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food is moderate. I would say the food quality meets my expectation based on its price. Servers are friendly and polite. They check up regularly to fill you water and make sure things are okay.
  2. EG

    EvaG

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, ambience was nice, service was friendly. Food arrived very quickly after we ordered.
  3. G

    Gabbie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It's my second time here and the service is still great. But the food itself is just okay. If you want a convenient but still relatively good spot to eat at before a night out or walking around Gastown, this place is still okay. Their drinks are great though.
  4. PK

    PaulK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a good time, great atmosphere and fantastic eats at GUU
  5. M

    Marc

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Good, service the best!
  6. n

    nightowl

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall ok. We enjoyed the Ebi and the chicken kaarage. Pork dumplings bland, as was the sauce.
  7. N

    Natalie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. The soupless ramen and grilled mackerel really rocked us.
  8. MH

    MikeHB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Limited Happy Hour but great food. Will go again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are always great.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you like sake but don’t know which to choose, Guu has a great selection of flights. We sampled six, then picked a favorite. Oh, and the tuna tataki and beef bibimpap were excellent. Have the green tea ice cream for dessert. Sit by the window and people watch. FYI, it’s on the second floor of the building so a bit hard to find.
  11. o

    oysterhound

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Everything. And the lala lychee was amazing. Thanks guu
  12. MB

    MB2022

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was hoping to get the window seat .. but there was just 2 of us .. but very happy overall. Thank you!!
  13. p

    pastalover

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food takes too long to arrive - 40 mins is too long of a wait considering we’ve made a reservation and the restaurant was not busy.
  14. RC

    RosaC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, love Servers there with a super warm smiling to welcome customers.
  15. PP

    PatrickP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Casual, pretty tasty food, very lively atmosphere, noisy. Good experience overall
  16. KC

    KarenC

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Unique Japanese tapas place in Gastown. Must go to try out when u r in that area
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and drinks
  18. ST

    SamTonning

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Tasty if a little lacklustre service-wise. Good value.
  19. M

    Mark

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was a bit slow at times, we had to flag down servers multiple times for drinks or additional courses. The food, however was spectacular, as usual.
  20. k

    kk821

    Vancouver

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here and I have to say that it was really good! The food is really good shared portions, so it’s a great spot to gather with friends. We ordered the beef tataki, negitoro garlic, yaki udon, dashi rice bowl, and beef bibimbap — and everything was delicious! Great portions to share between two people, and we had some leftovers. The restaurant was quite lively but still quiet enough to enjoy dinner conversations. This is a great spot to get together with friends or even for a chill date night. Would definitely return in the future!
  21. NY

    NatashadianneYVR

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Scallop sushi is the best in the city and an absolute must.
  22. AP

    AnnaP

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was expecting more even for casual dining. More like a place I’d go to in college. Food just okay, service equally so, drinks pretty bad if you’re used to quality cocktails. Many more Asian places that are better in the city. Also wasn’t my thing that they only had sashimi and no nigiri.
  23. H

    Healthyeater

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Cold ramen noodle was under cocked. The server has never come to check how we do. We couldn’t order food on time. They wanted us to leave in 2 hours and just billed us. Bad services. Maybe they need online order system.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is great! Sashimi were really fresh. Daily specials are available
  25. RC

    RosaC

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food quality. Love there and will go back with bigger group soon.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Unfortunately this Guu location has gone down hill big time since I started coming 10 years ago. Bibimbap was cold and basically just rice. I complained and they did add more pork and onions and made it hot. Every dish was a let down. A real bummer as this was once my favourite spot for friends dinner/drinks.
  27. A

    Adrianne

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! Food great, perfect location, excellent service.
  28. BJ

    BJinNM

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service and great , well-cooked and seasoned Japanese food. We will definitely return next time we are in Vancouver.
  29. L

    Lovefood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food at great price. Guu is definitely one of my favourite
  30. c

    celina

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good!!! Amazing cocktails, amazing food...love the daily specials, the squid was amazing!!
  31. H

    Helen

    Omaha

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food here is unusual, interesting and very good. We enjoyed the variety of the menu and the quality of the food. We actually had a taste of the food during a walking tour and came back the next day for a full meal.
  32. MH

    MeganH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love you guu ❤️❤️❤️❤️ the most fun and hospitable dining experience
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always great food with ambience. Love their cocktail! Recommend bamboo leaf cocktail
  34. EO

    EdwardO

    Hawaii

    270 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    270 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Friendly staff but could be more attentive. Food menu is varied with many choices. Food was served fresh and hot and drinks were cold. Would come back again.
  35. ER

    ElizabethR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The loveliest servers - we really enjoyed ourselves thanks to great recommendations. The food was beautifully fresh. Presentation was lovely.
  36. A

    Army

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were friendly and timely with their service, food was fantastic as always :)
  37. VL

    VikramL

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Japanese place in Vancouver!!!
  38. HE

    HENRYL

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Waited for an hour for bento at lunch. Lunch time was up by the time the meal arrived.
  39. AK

    AndreaK

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great food and a good atmosphere in a historical (looking?) building. Cleanliness could be improved, especially in the washrooms, and service was fair but not outstanding. Overall, a good experience and we will likely be back.
  40. CC

    CatchChar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place! Haven't been here in awhile, and was super impressed that the menu selection, food quality & ambience are still the same as before. I asked for a more secluded area so our party can chat without too many distractions and the staff read my request & gave us a corner table. Love the customer service and will definitely come back again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Guu Otokomae - Gastown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Guu Otokomae - Gastown is rated 4.4 stars by 338 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 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Guu Otokomae - Gastown

#105-375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cordova

  • Neighborhood

    Gastown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • 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 Waterfront station and 3 min walk. Sky Train: get off at Waterfront station and 3 min walk #050 bus, the closest stop is Cordova + Seymour.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

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