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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

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Downtown
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1095 Hamilton St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada (Helmcken St.)
+1 604-688-8078
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 60
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolute must visit

Insanely delicious food, presentation, and service. I would literally go broke if I lived in Vancouver because of this place. I must say the service staff were impressively attentive and knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Bryan L
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Insanely delicious food, presentation, and service. I would literally go broke if I lived in Vancouver because of this place. I must say the service staff were impressively attentive and knowledgeable.

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I had a ceviche (assorted seafood) to start and the Ling Cod, it was by far one of the best I have ever tried. Sophisticated taste, very well harmonized flavours and very well presented, the service was to be commended, we had the pleasure of having Brent tending our table, he is very knowledgeable and does his job like a... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Two couples on fun night out, taken from Hotel Georgia in the courtesy Bentley! Menu is extensive, covering seafood, poultry, beef and raw bar! Impressive wine list with excellent knowledge and suggestions. Cocktail selections are also impressive with large selections for liquor, etc. professional wait staff with great service.

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Wildwood, Missouri
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good place, but limited menu. Good service. Noisy kitchen. Really can't compare to Steelhead Diner a block away though.

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An upscale modern fusion restaurant with an built-in Japanese raw bar. Better known for the Pacific northwest seafood cuisine. Taste of food and presentation are good. A bit noisy with the bar inside the same enclosure. Parking can be a problem (still no valet parking) as the street parking is limited and metered (one has to feed the meters unless... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to this restaurant for almost a decade. It is rare that a restaurant maintains a high quality of service, food, cocktails and decor for that long a period (especially in Vancouver where we tend to be fickle about the restaurant de jour). In the 7-8 times I have eaten there in the last decade I have never... More 

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playa del carmen
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice restaurant great food might see a movie star there sometimes nice part of town great service nothing to complain about this really nice place expensive maybe for some people

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We didn't realize how close this restaurant was in proximity to our hotel, but it was only about 5 blocks situated in area called Yaletown. Our waiter Mike was very polite and service was impeccable. Both my wife and I had Lobster and it was very fresh and succulent. I would definitely recommend you go to Blue Water if you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Didn't disappoint on any level. Not a cafe- upmarket dining.Wonderful service, amazing food,beautiful decor- one of those special nights you didn't expect but will remember for a long time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had one night in Vancouver and ate at the Blue Water. We had oysters, then scallop ceviche / crab salad, then the poached lobster / black cod (sable fish). All the courses were great - the stars being the crab and the sable fish. Good atmosphere and I love the open kitchen. Lots of choice on the wine list... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1095 Hamilton St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
    (Helmcken St.)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-688-8078

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?