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Blue Water Cafe

1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
+1 604-688-8078
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sablefish” (198 reviews)
“seafood” (459 reviews)
“scallops” (145 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked this restaurant 3 months in advance and looked forward to it everyday leading up to it after reading all of the great reviews. We were first impressed with the bar selection and Frette napkins. Our waiter seemed a little off and didn't spend...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hosted 24 people in one of their private rooms. The service was first rate and the food was very good and there was excellent variety of seafood and meat.

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Book early as they are always busy. We were lucky and got in with help from the hotel concierge. Our staff waiter was great and helped us decide on food and then regaled us with funny stories about bears, moose and raccoons. We had to...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautifully appointed restaurant, romantic ambiance, Our server was witty, gave great information about dishes, very professional, really added to the enjoyment of our meal. We both ordered the heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese, amazing! We also ordered the halibut with mushroom Beurre Blanc sauce,...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate at a lot of nice restaurants in Vancouver and this was the best. Every item was perfection from the bread with different kind of butters to the salad with delicious dressing. It is a special occasion!

Thank janiewlhlms
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was perfect. The freshest halibut ever and superb table service. They definitely know how to wine and dine you. Excellent wine list for pairings. Don't forget desert...sticky toffee apple pudding. My new favourite restaurant in Vancouver.

Thank Dr Rich M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the Sablefish and Halibut special. Ask for Tara - wow- greatest server we've ever had! She really knew the dishes and best wine pairings.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hands down the best seafood restaurant in Vancouver, food is divine, cocktail was so refreshing ordered the bergamot mule..Wow!, service is on point, ambience perfect got a booth and nose level is quite good (we went on a Sunday), and price point is on par...More

Thank c1kb68
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great dining experience overall, but we went on a very busy night so the waitstaff was a bit slower than I'm sure they normally are. The food was tasty and they have a good selection of drinks and reasonably priced wine. It...More

Thank KatEvans89
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sushi unlikely any we have ever had and the service was excellent. The wine list is extensive and we enjoyed a lovely Cedar Creek wine. Highly recommended!

Thank Kathy C
Yaletown & False Creek North
Yaletown has risen from the ashes of its
rough-and-tumble industrial past into one of
Vancouver's new chicest neighbourhoods. The place
responsible for originating of the phrase 'skid row'
might not call to mind independently-owned boutiques
and terraced cafes, but having swallowed the
waterfront lines of False Creek North, the resulting
amalgamation transformed the area into an elegant,
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Response from OffTtoSanFrancisco | Reviewed this property |
Not when I was there
2 November 2016|
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Response from Edward W | Reviewed this property |
Not even close
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$41
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
    (Helmcken St.)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Neighbourhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Phone Number: +1 604-688-8078
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Blue Water Cafe is Vancouver's definitive destination for seafood, widely known for its excellence in celebrating the extraordinary flavours of BC. Consistently awarded "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Vancouver and recognized for its unparalleled service, an evening at Blue Water Cafe is truly an unforgettable experience.
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