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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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  • 21
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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
Top five percent!

Chef friend recommended this exquisite waterfront delight n we were not disappointed. Oysters from scores of West Coast communities, daily fresh caught fish n even steak for those lovers. The ambience is relaxing, romantic n welcoming.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Jon M
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Lone Butte
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Lone Butte
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Chef friend recommended this exquisite waterfront delight n we were not disappointed. Oysters from scores of West Coast communities, daily fresh caught fish n even steak for those lovers. The ambience is relaxing, romantic n welcoming.

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Danville, California
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Came here for a business dinner, 5 people. The service was truly outstanding and the waiter offered suggestions for the appetizers, wine, entrees. Three of us ordered the scallops – they were absolutely outstanding. Others ordered cod and tuna and they said that it was great. I arrived first and had an issue where we were seated (too close to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Everything was stellar! The service, the location, the drinks and of course, the food! We were all so wowed by the server that we ordered exactly what he recommended and all 7 of us had the same thing and loved it! This is a MUST on your list!

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Whistler, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Blue Water showcases West Coast seafood better than anywhere I have experienced. Absolutely unique and creative ways of creating fresh, seasonal, and local sushi, oysters, fish, and don't forget dessert! Every bite literally excited my mouth to the point that I can accurately recall every delicate flavour a week later and salivate at the thought of returning. The wine pairings... More 

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British Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We wanted a special night out and Blue Water Café did not disappoint, It's easily one of the best meals I have ever had. The seafood was of the highest quality and the flavours perfect. The atmosphere was buzzing and everybody was having a blast, including us. Our waiter Brent was great, the restaurant was packed, it still baffles me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is the best seafood restaurant in Vancouver. I've been here many times and it never disappoints. It is typically very busy and has some energy, but not so much that you can't talk at your table. Their sushi (and sushi bar) is also excellent! You can't go wrong with this restaurant.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is arguably the best restaurant for seafood in Vancouver, especially when you incorporate ambience and location. Fresh fish and oysters galore! Highly recommend for dates, visitors and intimate group.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was easily one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. I've never seen everything in a restaurant be so on point. I do notice good service, and while I appreciate some friendly staff I don't really care too much if I'm treated extra special or if service is a notch above, but the service here was beyond just... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Blue Water is an establishment in Vancouver. Ever time I eat here I get an unbelievable seafood meal. Service is amazing, abeyance is great. Its on the more expensive side.. but well worth the money.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at Blue Water Cafe on our recent trip to Vancouver - definitely the best of the trip. It is on the expensive side, but we felt the quality of the food and service made it well worth it. I had the sablefish entree while my husband had a halibut special. Both were very good, but... 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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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