Guu Otokomae - Gastown

4.4
252 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 252 people are saying
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AlanD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The wooden screens put up between tables to comply with COVID restrictions made us feel as if we were sitting in a box, but on request we were moved to another table that was open to the room on one side.

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Flubz
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had to wave (multiple times) for service. Food quality not as high as previous visits - spicy tofu not spicy, soupless ramen was very bland.
Beer always good though!

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JenniferR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was super fast (faster than we wanted it to be - it was more like feed you as fast as possible as opposed to a dinning out experience). Fried food was extra greasy the way it is when the oil is not fresh

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is always spectacular.

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2hard2please
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic upper level booth by the window - warm summer’s evening with open windows- can’t be beat. Food and service were delightful and never wanting.

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lepisogn
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Accommodating, quick service and delicious food. The sake steamed mussels are a good value and great for sharing.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went on OpenTable to book a time slot for 11:00PM. Got to the restaurant at that time and the server/host told me the restaurant was closed? I was very confused as why OpenTable allowed me to book a time slot that was closed. Drove all the way from Surrey…super disappointed.

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LauraP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, cannot say enough good things about the quality of food and great service

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vipBernadette
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Guu! Always a fun experience and food is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, nice ambiance. Very happy to find this restaurant.

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too slow serve! Everything slow. Don’t go beck!!!!

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Noriko
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the entire experience was amazing. Thank you!

DL
DariaL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service . Favorite place to eat. Will be back soon

CP
CindyP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Japanese good in pub setting. Interdting

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We love GUU. But this location really failed to live up to the expectations and standards of the other locations. Service, food, drinks, and ambiance were just okay. If you’re a tourist in Hadrien and you don’t know better you might think it was good, but knowing there are other locations with way better food, drink, service, and ambiance, this is a skip for us. Doubt we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Father’s Day dinner here. Excellent food and very fried staff. We will definitely go back.

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KmillaR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guu Otokomae never disappoints me. My husband and I have chosen this place as our favourite spot in Gastown.

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vipRhegineO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The staff are quick with service and very accommodating. The food quality and taste is consistently great.

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TinaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this venue for a date night or get together with friends. The service is always friendly, thoughtful and considerate. Food has always been delicious without fail - overall, I really appreciate the consistent amazing customer service :)

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CristinaM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and we love the feature menu. The drinks are perfect every time! The staff is attentive and friendly.

MC
MannyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very pleasant lunch experience as a family setting on a Saturday afternoon.
We're very satisfied with all aspects including COVID safety measures, food quality, food presentations, dining room atmosphere, customer service, and prices.
We highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions.

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EuniceB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice and welcoming
My friends and i had a great time.
The food and drinks were good too!! Can’t wait to come visit again

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AmyK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were unfortunately the only ones there - they deserve more patrons! Amazing food, super fresh fish. Lovely service.

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ChrisP
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continued to be one of my best restaurants for great food and service. Very courteous staff.

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Cheeks
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Kumin ( sorry if I spell wrong)! He is outstanding server! He remembered what I ordered from previous visit to this time about 6weeks ago! And his service is just awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the ambience, nice selection and good food. The service was a little bit slow BUT it was busy so understandable.

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Sarah
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here, sat by the window on Valentine’s Day and had a chill but awesome meal with a pitcher of beer. Great service and fantastic kimchi hot pot!

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ByronW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

All our dishes were awful. Last time I went was about 5 years ago and had a very different experience this time around. Our steamed muscles were super bland and not fresh. Our soupless ramen was extremely salty. Our kimchi udon sauce consistency was watery. It was one of the worst meals we've had in a long time.

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Spock
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Ordered dessert but it never came. The servers forgot we were there.

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CindyK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great.
nice spot for Friday girl's night

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Varot
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! I really like the lunch menu here at Guu. The ambient sound is nice and subtle not too loud.

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KarlaP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my NYE experience! Service and food were outstanding.

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Canadian10
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant in Vancouver! I loooove the food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. Tasted all 3 sakes before picking the bottle we like

KE
vipKENTU
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy daily special menu Friendly staff, great ambience

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Alinai
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and food was superior! Definitely would come back:)

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LeahP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food and drinks came quickly and everything we ordered was delicious. I like how the bathrooms required keys. This helped ensure that only one customer was in the small bathroom at a time during the pandemic.

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SusieQ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the salad a days worth of veggies and the bim m bop. It was delicious. So good

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Melanie
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great location for dinner, awesome food and good drinks!

CM
ChristianMonobe
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guu is always a good place to be. No pun intended :)

FAQs

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

Guu Otokomae - Gastown is rated 4.4 stars by 252 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.

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