Guu with Garlic

4.7
81 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese

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Guu with Garlic, also called Guu Robson is all about “Garlic is Sexy”. Sexy is not just about the outside, but it’s the fundamental attitude reflecting energy. Garlic is good, makes you healthy and beautiful! Enjoy the classic Izakaya dishes with a garlic punch. 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
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 81 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were happy that we could still dine out on the patio.
It was for my partner's birthday and we had a wonderful meal. Everything was delish!

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Gman
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A Japanese getto, but the food is somewhat modern, not fine dining, traditional meets a little modern. Not bad sashimi platter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up and despite booking a table through Open Table In advance they put us on stools at a bar. No one could enter or exit the patio without coming within a foot or two of us. We left because we weren’t provided a table and didn’t feel they had planned for us. Considering the current restrictions they didn’t place us where social distancing was possible from other guests or servers.

Not impressed in the least and had to scramble to find somewhere else to eat.

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vipADubs
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Guu location is a family fave. We always have great service and delicious eats.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The 1st time here. The foods are fine, nothing wow
Reasonable price and feel homey.

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Creed
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service, small portion for the price, but its a izakaya....

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sashimiiiKilz
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice authentic experience. Clean restaurant and attentive service. Food was fresh and very good quality. They put in the effort to make our dine in a pleasant one. Definitely reccomend this location!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were really good! Would recommend if you like Japanese food

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CurtisC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistent food quality and great customer service. It remains our go-to place for years!

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JudyH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Been going there for years and just love it! Fresh ingredients; just delicious!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is good and the food is yummy. Definitely will go again!

MD
MelanieD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wish they brought back some of the older menu items

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a really nice late dinner with drinks. The food was excellent. Everything we ordered so good. Nice ambience too. Would highly recommend and would definitely come back the next time I’m in Vancouver.

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Review
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food! A lot different from all the other guu’s downtown

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GaryL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with wife and kid

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vipJanetW
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place! Food is delicious and service is great. Friendly staff and a fun place to dine!

Definitely recommend this to anyone!

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Vancouverfoodie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and awesome service!!!! They have hand sanitizer upon entry + at every table.

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vipLiv4salmon
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food!! Friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the staff were on top of COVID procedures and cleaning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience, good food for sharing. I love the atmosphere and service

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cYberg7
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every neighborhood deserves a gem like Guu Garlic -- the food is utterly delicious and of great value. We had the Sirloin Steak w/ garlic onion sauce, scallop mayo pizza, chicken teriyaki don, and orange cheesecake. The mains come in generous portions with choices of daily side dishes and cooked vegetables, balancing out the proteins. Our server doesn't speak English fluently but service was attentive nonetheless.

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AndrewO
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I *love* this place... We came here about once a week while we were dating, and this is the default place that we take friends who are visiting from out of town. Food is fantastic, service is great, and the atmosphere is usually lively without being too loud—you can have a conversation with your friends.

It's usually best to either make reservations or get there no later than 5:15pm on a weekend... It does get and remain busy.

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DavidS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a brilliant food experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was not as good as it has been in the past. Came out quickly however we left feeling unsatisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Food is disgusting! Didn’t go for a year, food seems so different and low quality!! Especially don’t eat sashimi, my friend and I didn’t feel well the other day.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fun experience sitting on the ground. We ordered lots of dishes to share family style and all was very tasty.

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June
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! We tried lots of random dishes on the 1st page of their menu and they all taste great!

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AlfredC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Probably one of the worst Japanese meal in my life. Foods were badly prepared. Sashimi was not up to the quality for the price they charged. Chicken namban was over fried and super dried. They should take a higher level of measurement to redesign and double check their menu. I would recommend people to go Miku for better quality. Price is about the same with much better service and food quality in Miku.

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vipraloe
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and yummy food. Would like to go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here often even though it is out of the way for me. Food and customer service has always been great. Love this place!

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MeT12
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Food was amazing! Will definitely come back to try more tasty dishes

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EriH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Vancouver THIS is one place we always eat at! We love the food, service, ambience, just everything about this place. We feel like we are back in Japan! Best Izakaya experience in Vancouver 😊

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Anhsaidso
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just okay in my books. We enjoyed original guu much more!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As authentic Japanese Izakaya experience as it gets! Besides visiting Japan it does not get any better. The food was excellent and the service was fast.

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Waylon
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good, worth every penny. Found the meal to provide my family a perfect celebration meal for my sisters pregnancy.

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vipTony
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Felt like I was in Japan with such traditional Nippon cuisine. Udon with beef, sashimi combo, and uni hot stove were delicious. Service levels with Japanese attendants truly made the experience authentic. Highly recommended.

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CatW
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were friendly, courteous, and efficient. Food generally tasted good; we found it a bit too heavily flavored even with rice. Price was reasonable.

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Creed
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

food is fairly good, portion is small, more of a drinking place, good service.

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Gracie
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from out of town and our good friend who is from Vancouver told us that this is a place that we shouldn't miss. I made the reservation and it was very easy. Arrives on time and immediately, we were seated. Service was great. We orders the most popular, like the yaki udon, scallop mayo pizza, sashimi, tuna tataki, steamed mussels in sake and garlic butter...etc. The taste was so good that it was like we are in Japan. Even my super picky son claimed that the place reminded him when he visited Japan last summer. We highly recommended and definitely make a reservation.

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AmyT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Daughter loved the "carbonara" with roe.

FAQs

Guu with Garlic does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Guu with Garlic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 685-8678.

Guu with Garlic is rated 4.7 stars by 81 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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