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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 #6 of 2,801 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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English first
Warren, New Jersey
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW 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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Liphook, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our first meal in Vancouver and it was excellent. Adrian our French waiter talked us through the menu - very knowledgeable and informative, just as it should be at a high end restaurant. Lots of choice and the wine list is extensive to say the least, albeit imported wines are expensive. We chose a local BC wine which was really... More

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Hong Kong, China
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141 reviews 141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A high-end seafood restaurant at Hamilton Street, Blue Water is one of the better ones. Starters Scallops and Crab Salad, whilst beautifully presented, just okay. The Sablefish (mains) recommended. The Raspberry Macaron with Pistachio Ice Cream, good. Sensible sized food portions ideal for light eaters. Food well presented. Good wine list. Service good. Outdoor and indoor seating available. Worth a... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We all loved our meals. The tomato sauce with seafood was heavenly. The dessert were so tempting but we were so full. My husband and I went back the next day and shared the apple flan. It was very delicious. The caprese salad was divine. Jeff the jots was so friendly and so welcoming.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Busy place in reclaimed warehouse area . Innovative fish restaurant with what I guess to be an Japanese influence . We had the tasting starter which included salmon , scallop cerviche , tuna and various other fish starters and for mains we both had fish . Overhaul the meal was pricey but good ,it was though spoilt in part by... More

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