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Blue Water Cafe

Travellers' Choice award winner
Yaletown & False Creek North
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1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada (Helmcken St.)
+1 604-688-8078
16:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 01:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didnt remember that the menu was half sushi - that suited my date just fine - he had Toro and a prawn roll bringing his dish to the $40 mark, i had the Sable fish - also $40. mine had a nice sweet glaze to the surface, moist and flaky fish cooked just right in a light broth with quinoa,... More 

Thank krayon59
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located at the corner of Hamilton and Helmcken you will find the Blue Water Cafe, please keep in mind this is where you will find their valet. There's certainly street parking available or meter parking however if you are going for the full experience...give the valet a job and valet your car! (the Valet was a hardworking and kind individual... More 

Thank Gerardo L
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very classy but warm and friendly atmosphere without the pretentiousness of many higher end establishments. Great food but pricey. Save this one for special occasions. More residential area than downtown. Great for a nice stroll after your meal.

Thank A6320SEcarolk
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined at Blue Water Cafe with a group and everything about that evening was fabulous. Service was great from the start to the finish. As an appetizer we had the seafood tower and I have had these at many other restaurants and this one was the best by far. Fresh and balanced with a variety of items. Including a couple... More 

Thank GolfGuy26
Bellingham, Washington
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As part of a small reunion we all went to Vancouver for the day, doing the typical tourist stuff in Vancouver. After a very long day, our last stop was a nice seafood dinner in Yaletown. The Blue Water Cafe had no problem handling a group of 14 people with reservations and was well prepared for us, even when we... More 

Thank Ed B
Wincanton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be one of the best seafood restaurants that I have had to pleasure to dine in, the menu was original and quite extensive, the wine list has something for every budget. Bookings are essential.

Thank philip f
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a must visit when visiting Vancouver's Yaletown district. It is a higher priced restaurant, so be aware and either make it a splurge night or just stop by for a drink at the bar to get the experience. The great bar and floor staff make it a friendly and high class. The warm wood decor is inviting... More 

Thank kehlio
Vancouver BC Canada
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend seafood tower, plenty of shellfish to share. Also my favorite is the Sable fish, very sweet buttery texture. All time favorite. My friend ordered the rib eye steak done to perfection med rare. Fantastic ambiance and service. Make reservations through open table and receive points. Parking available in the neighbor if you arrive before the dinner rush. Cheers

Thank JEAN L
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose a private room at the Blue Water Cafe for a recent Board dinner. The room was perfect, the service was fine but unobtrusive, and the food and wine excellent. I highly recommend the restaurant - seafood in particular but steak and lamb also great - for business or pleasure. Well done Blue Water Cafe!

Thank 254AndyB
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful meal in delightful surroundings , the choice and freshness of the seafood here is amazing ,beautifully presented and tasting delicious ,prices reasonable for food but slightly more expensive for the drink selection.

Thank Sandra W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$38
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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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