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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

1095 Hamilton St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-688-8078
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Ranked #5 of 2,810 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Helmcken St.
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Port Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I am writing today to rave about our experience last night. We enjoyed dinner last night with my mum, and it was truly an amazing experience! Since my mum speaks only french, we had Stephane coming to the rescue and helping with the translation, that was a nice touch from the GM! Our server Kevin was the most helpful and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the place. Cocktails were well done. Four rolls for the 2 of us came with a flavored butter (OK) and garbanzo bean spread (outstanding). We started with seafood plateau platter. Oyster were amazing and made us wish we had ordered more of them. Rest of seafood was good, including jellyfish salad (lots of Asian spicing) and ceviche was... More

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San Francisco, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Came here with a private party. OMG, the seafood tower was to die for. This is what seafood should taste like; simple, fresh, sweet juicy oysters, mussels, shrimp, California rolls, scallop and salmon ceviches, Pretty much stuffed myself silly with it. For the main course I ordered the miso-glazed Sablefish. Such light flaky texture with a light sweet miso/mirin taste.... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had a company function here in one of their private dining rooms, and the food was top notch. The service was impeccable, and they went out of their way to make our event run smoothly. The wine selection is amazing! We received much positive feedback from our guests about the food, the service and the overall experience. We would... More

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Warren, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fabulous sea food selection, really great and attentive service. Must have reservation, they honored timing quite close. We ate inside, but would have been even nicer to be able to eat on the outside deck...maybe next time. Smoked Sockeye Salmon Terrine was superb. Raw Oyster samples were WOW! Turbot was really nice, as was the Sable Fish...prepared extremely well. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. It has a really buzzy atmosphere and the service is very friendly and efficient and our waitress had a great knowledge about all the dishes. We had a fantastic crab salad and sushi to start, everything is very fresh and beautifully presented. This was followed by sublime scallops, turbot and halibut. A work of art... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Blue Water Grill excelled both in food and service. We had a very charming waitress and the Japanese style of traditional dishes were incredibly tasty. The wine list was great and when we did not enjoy our first selection, the restaurant helped identify a better choice for us with tastings. This would be one of our top dining recommendations for... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Chose this restaurant for a special occasion as we enjoyed it so much last year on our first visit to Vancouver. Just as good (better?) this year - fabulous oysters, wine chilled to perfection, good service. Lovely.

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New York City, New York, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I just went to Blue Water Cafe last week on a trip to Vancouver. Not only was the food impeccably prepared and presented, but the service was outstanding as well. We ended up closing down the restaurant but they were patient and let us linger over our dessert instead of pushing us out. We had such a fantastic time that... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place exceeded my expectations and I cannot wait to go back. The ambience is really nice and the staff really takes care of you. I was also impressed with how the waiter offered for me to taste the two wines I was interested in before I had to commit to a whole glass of something I had never had.... More

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