|Cuisine Type |||Japanese|
|Ambiance |||Offbeat, Trendy, Dining At Bar|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Bus #5|
|Cross Street |||Robson|
|Mon-Sat: 11:40AM-1:40PM 5:30PM–12:30AM Sun: 11:40AM-1:40PM 5:30PM-12:00AM|
Profile Last Updated: January 06, 2009
Guu brings a popular Japanese dining concept to Vancouver – a fun, social environment with a layout that encourages conversation between tables. The crowd is young, the atmosphere upbeat and filled with cheerful noise. Bar seating runs down one side of the busy open kitchen, affording a view of chefs in action. The lunch menu is well-rounded, including filling yakitori bowls and barbequed beef, but for a real Tokyo-style dining experience come in the evening and order a few rounds of small, intensely flavourful dishes to nibble on or share.
The chefs at Guu handle seafood with expert care, slicing up sashimi with speed and gracing grilled black cod with a creamy miso mayonnaise sauce. Fresh local oysters reach new heights when dipped in tangy ponzu. Even the most adventurous diners are sure to find pleasant surprises on Guu's menu - the more exotic offerings include a daikon salad with marinated shark’s fin and jellyfish. And it's not just the vegetarians who'll be thrilled with the crispy pumpkin croquettes. Plates of Japanese-style pickles are great for cleansing the palate between courses.
Authentic Japanese drinks are part of the fun, and in addition to the usual sake and imported beer, Guu offers Japanese vodka and chilled plum wine – which pairs beautifully with sweet almond tofu and fruit for a light dessert.
Three other locations: Robson Street, Gastown and Richmond – offer their own twists on the Guu concept, with diverse menus.