Guu Garden: Rice Burger Bento Lunch Is Awesome

Diana Chan December 20, 2011 Downtown, Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, lunch

Guu Garden is probably my favorite place to have lunch downtown. It’s cheap and you are guaranteed a fabulous lunch. Plus, I love Japanese food to death. For AvocadoGirl’s last day of work, I took her here since she really needed to see their amazing lunch.

You get super full for about $10.



The lunch menu is above, but they do change once in a while.

We grabbed some tea and waited for our order to arrive. Unfortunately, it was busy at lunch so it did take quite a while for our meal to arrive. I think it took about 30 minutes for our order to arrive. This was quite a bit long since lunch is supposed to be a fast meal. Eventually it did arrive, which is good.

Kobe Beef Hamburg Steak Rice Burger Bento ($10) it comes with green bean fries, prawn & avocado wasabi salad, side dish and miso soup.  You can also double the patty for an extra $2.50.

Kobe Beef Hamburg Steak Rice Burger look really good and flavourful. It’s a bit hard to eat with your hands, so I used a knife and fork.

The Kobachi served when I went here was bean sprouts with a little bit of chili sauce. Overall pretty good, but it was small.

Prawn & Avocado Wasabi Salad is another one of my favorite dishes. It doesn’t have a strong overwhelming wasabi taste, so its good for people with varying spicy tolerance.

Green bean fries complimented all the other items nicely since it had a nice crunch. Not oily at all.

Grapes came as the finishing dessert. It was just normal grapes, so can’t really say much about that. They use to have this almond pudding instead and that was so much better than grapes.

Okara & Veggies Korokke Rice Burger Bento ($10) it comes with  green bean fries, prawn& avocado wasabi salad, side dish and miso soup. Everything is the same except for the burger.

AvocadoGirl had this and I don’t think she had any complaints.

Pasta of the Day ($10) has their daily pasta, side of avocado shrimp salad and a miso soup.

They warned me that the pasta would be spicy, but it really wasn’t. It had a light tomato sauce with peppers, tomatoes, herbs and bacon. It was alright, but nothing too spectacular.

The miso soup was pretty good! It even has bean curd in it.

It’s the same avocado and shrimp salad that comes with the other combos. YUM!

Avocado Cheesecake surprised me at first! How can you put those two together? It tasted really good, the avocado is subtle but you can still taste it!

Overall, really good lunch deals especially in the downtown area. Highly recommended!

Words of Wisdom:

  • Amazing $10 bento lunch
  • Hard to locate the restaurant
  • Slow service

We Rate Guu Garden: 


M101-888 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Amy December 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I love Guu Garden! It’s so cute inside too.

  2. Janice December 20, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I love fried green beans sooooo much. Wish my coworkers would take me out for good food too 🙁

  3. Vincent N December 21, 2011 at 2:15 am

    For $10 downtown that’s pretty good. And they did a great job in offering variety and a balanced meal in an entertaining fashion (it’s not just rice in a bowl). I haven’t had a chance to drop by even though I work in the neighborhood once a month. Sounds like it’s a must try.

    • DesignGirl December 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      You should definitely go! I unconsciously went there twice today for lunch and dinner. It’s just too Guu’d

  4. Bev December 23, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    This is amazing! Do they have this deal on the weekends? I went on their site and says they’re open from 12-3pm sat and sun.

    • DesignGirl December 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm

      It should be available all lunch hours!

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