My favourite izakaya restaurant in Vancouver is Guu. It's hands down the best food at the best price! There are several locations but lately it's been all about Guu Gastown. Every time I'm there I feel like I'm in Tokyo and I get a bit nostalgic. The place is buzzing with Japanese orders being yelled across the restaurant and it's filled with all the local Japanese and Gastown hipsters. I love it. Yuki, the tall cute bartender/cook, is a nice addition to any meal. He made us this insanely huge sashimi salad! Most of their dishes are about $6-7 CDN so it's amazingly cheap! (especially coming from New York) The fish is so fresh and the dishes are all beautifully inventive! The seared maguro (pictured here) and the grilled saba is among my favourites! They made a mean kimchi yaki-udon! They have awesome cocktails and here's Dan chuggin' their "MEGA" beer special! It's a great place to hang out and catch up with old friends. I've already eaten there 3 times this trip and I'm sure I'll be back for more this week!
#105-375 Water Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5C6