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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
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  • 22
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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
Excellence in the seafood capital

When you're selling seafood in a city that is both a major port and an upscale destination, it's hard to be seen as excellent. Blue Water is that place. We were in a sizable group, making it hard to serve without the fish getting cold or rubbery. Our sable-fish was absolutely perfect. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

When you're selling seafood in a city that is both a major port and an upscale destination, it's hard to be seen as excellent. Blue Water is that place. We were in a sizable group, making it hard to serve without the fish getting cold or rubbery. Our sable-fish was absolutely perfect. A monstrous seafood tower started the evening off;... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Not a cheap place - that's for sure. But their selection of sushi, the sea food, and the wine - left me speechless. Dinner for 5 was $798, but hey, we have expensive taste in wines. Service was incredible - specially loved their cute blue napkins - how appropriate for the name of the restaurant. Great neighbourhood, wonderful and knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Try this restaurant! Service is great, and welcoming. Very good knowledge about the food and wines. Good advices. Food is fantastic!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a beautifully appointed restaurant with a manicured process from cocktails to dessert. Food! A full caviar menu that included Beluga. We went with the local caviar Northern Divine, it was just that, divine. Fantastic wine menu, craving Sauvignon Blanc, we had many to choose from. The Sablefish was part of the referral and was described as their most... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ate at Blue Water Cafe last weekend in Yaletown. Let me just say that the food at Bluewater is off the charts. My wife and I had one of the most memorable meals that we've ever had. The dinner started with delicious bread and a fantastic hummus spread. From there my wife ordered Sabelfish and I had the Ling Cod.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

generally considered as one of the "in" spots in Vancouver dining but I found it quite expensive for a meal that was good but not exceptional. the evening we were there it was noisy to the point of not being able to carry on a conversation with anyone at the table who wasn't sitting directly next to you. Vancouver has... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Seafood is amazing, fresh, usually sustainably harvested and the Sable fish is divine. Great wine list too.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful atmosphere in yaletown. Our server was very knowledgeable and was aldeays there just when you needed him without hovering. The food is second to none. We had oysters to start and they were fantastic. So much to try on the menu, we ended up with sturgeon and sablefish. Both amazing entrees. If you have room for dessert, the creme... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere was great with well trained service staffs. Food taste and quality was superb. It was pleasure while watching open kitchen with professional chef.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had a business dinner there and everyone was really impressed and had a great time. The food was top notch. I need to go back with my wife.

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Additional Information about Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Address: 1095 Hamilton St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-688-8078
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD $31 to $80
Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

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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 to $80
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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