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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 13
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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
One of the best seafood restaurants in Vancouver

The food is excellent. The presentation is elegant. The atmosphere is high end but the prices are not cheap. This restaurant is suitable for any special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent. The presentation is elegant. The atmosphere is high end but the prices are not cheap. This restaurant is suitable for any special occasion.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are a fan of Oysters and sashimi - this is your place! Hip and happening! the Staff is amazing as well! but...... there is a BUT......... the place is a bit expensive - it's worth it but watch out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Whether it's a caviar course, seafood, or even beef tenderloin(I know seafood restaurant, but seriously one of the best steaks ever!!) the service and dinner are always great!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing seafood restaurant. It is fine dining so expect the prices, however they were WELL worth it for the quality, flavor, experience, ambiance, and sampling some amazing local and seasonal seafood dishes. Highly recommended. As well, they were flexible and willing to work with us to squeeze us in as we had not planned ahead with a reservation.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food Very competant and friendly staff Food to die for A Must visit eatery One of Vancovers must visit place

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I can't understand why anyone has given this restaurant less than full marks. We loved it! After reading the Tripadvisor reviews, I tried to book a table for our last night in Vancouver, but I had left it too late. Instead, we decided to take a walk through Yaletown and take our chances. If we ended up with pizza, so... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place has been on my list for years, but we've always gone back to our good old Joe Forte's for our seafood cravings. So my husband wanted to try something new to celebrate his birthday so Blue Water Cafe was an obvious choice. We started with their mix seafood ceviche and I believe it is the best ceviche I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the best places I've eaten in a while but the prices are pretty high. Still, we enjoyed a lovely evening here. The halibut (special) was terrific as was my husband's trout special. Lots of good options here and a beautiful venue. Service is a bit slow but it was a busy Friday night. I would definitely go back... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I think I have to stop going to restaurants that are so highly rated on Trip Advisor. I find that they rarely live up to my (perhaps unrealistic) expectations. The food was good, but I was hoping for excellent. I had a few raw oysters, scallop ceviche, sturgeon and lemon curd for dessert. The only standout was the lemon curd.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Blue Water Cafe fully lives up to its reputation for top notch seafood. Located on a quiet street in Yaletown, with delightful outdoor seating as well as its indoor dining room, the restaurant's menu offers a broad array of seafood and a wide variety of preparations. The wine list was ample. Service was pleasant and efficient. A most enjoyable place... 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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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