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Raw Canvas

1046 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #690 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Helmcken
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13 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great experience for a team building. Only dislike was that the paint available was missing 2 to 3 colors including white. I would think this would be a general maintenance issue. We also requested a total vegan menu and sausage on almost every plate. But a very fun experience and would recommend to others.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This idea of eating then painting was way more fun than I thought. I went with a group of friends. You may want to have dinner first. The food selection is more for snacking as you drink.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Came here with a group of girls for some appies, drinks and painting. I think my experience might have been marred by the completely horrendous painting I produced and group of douchebags sitting around us, however, not the restaurant's fault! Very cool concept being that you eat drink and then paint, or vice versa as well perhaps? The painting area... More

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I recently just had my first time here. I wasn't really sure what to expect but the experience was amazing. I came here for a first date. There was paint on the chairs and tables. Funky, abstract painting on the walls. A huge wine and beer list. Great to loosen nerves ;) The menu was smallish but adequate. It was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Came here for a friend's birthday dinner and it was my first experience here. The service was very friendly and the atmosphere from the decor to the music made it a comfortable, friendly place. We each got a tasting plate with items that ranged from cave-aged gruyere to tenderized elk. The food was well portioned as it was a tapas... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

So we booked a table at Raw Canvas because it bills itself as a "tapas" restaurant. My husband has a smallish appetite and likes to peck; mine is more substantial. At first glance we loved the place; lots of outsider art on the walls, recycled furniture. A cute waiter with a beard. We didn't fancy painting but maybe some other... More

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

It was a casual birthday get together at Raw Canvas with my girlfriends that my husband had secretly arranged and surprised me. He bought us a few bottles of wine, a canvas for me to paint on and left us to have a girls night out. The staff were terrific the entire night and everything turned out perfect! The selection... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

The place had a great ambience not unlike what I experienced in New Oeleans. The only thing missing was a small dance floor. People were obviously enjoying themselves very much. There was a mix of ages there- all enjoying the rather intimate decor. There are three tables- two large and one smaller so we sat with others and it was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

I love this place. I love the shabby chic chairs, wooden benches, nice wine, delicious cheese and meat plates, friendly staff and most of all the fact you can paint. I haven't painted since I was at school and I had no confidence at all. In fact I was expecting to paint a stick man. However, with the encouragement of... More

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Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

I'd never heard of Raw Canvas before and had no idea what to expect when my girlfriend invited me to her birthday party she was having there. Great atmosphere, cool helpful staff and Painting? Seriously, Painting! Our server informed us that they have events during the week (I was there on a Friday so unfortunately I didn't get to see... More

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