Interested in working at Guu? We’re always looking for great people to join our team! If you want to learn the Japanese language, or perhaps improve your Japanese language skills, while learning more about the Japanese culture, Guu offers an exciting workplace where you can learn while you work.
As the Izakaya pioneer in Vancouver, we are committed to bringing the “true” Izakaya experience to the shores of North America.
Last but not least, there is one very important requirement when applying for a job at any Guu location: You must be able to “energetically shout” with us to create our signature “up-beat” atmosphere. We know all of our customers love our energetic shouting.

Staff Voice: Jeff

Hi, My name is Jefferson Insorio. I started working at Guu Original Thurlow August 1st 2015.
I have been introduced to Guu family and they have welcomed me as a part of the family.
I have experience as a chef but Japanese Izakaya cuisine was a new big challenge for me. The passion they have shown me was stunning.
I have learned little by little from basic Japanese cooking as well as the language and their beautiful culture.
So if you are willing to challenge yourself and be a part of our family,
please visit us in our location at Guu Thurlow location.

Available Position

Kitchen Staff
Looking for the opportunity to learn the art of creating Izakaya dishes? Join our kitchen staff to learn, build and/or perfect your culinary skills. We welcome all skill levels!

Do you have a passion for working with people? Do you want to join a dynamic and fun team? PLUS, it’s a perfect chance for you to improve your Japanese / English skills, and learn about the Japanese culture, all while getting paid.
Please note: Applicants must be 19 years old and older to serve alcohol drinks. Certificate Requirements: Serving it Right (BC), Smart Serve (ON)

Interested in these position? Come into one of our restaurants with your resume to apply!

Kitanoya Guu Izakaya – Online Employment Application

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