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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 2,811 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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Abbotsford, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Had a great time. We sat outside on the patio which was lovely. The oysters were great. I also had the shared appy it had 4 items all which were very good. My short ribs for the main was delicious and I ended the meal with a lemon slice dessert. The food was delicious and the waiter was very good.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

recently we went to Blue Water and we were not disappointed. for the quality and portion, I think what they charge is reasonable. we are foodies and we have eaten in 1-3 Michelin starred restaurants and we love Blue Water!

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Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

After months of planning we kicked off our trip with reservations here. From the moment you walk in this place has a positive vibe. Great hostesses, ambiance..frankly everything. A nice by the glass wine list. Some interesting custom cocktails. We were seated in a quiet corner booth. This restaurant is not super quiet it is fun. The patrons are obviously... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The seafood tower appetizer is full of oysters, shrimp, jellyfish, ceviche, etc.and we always have it at large business dinners. I haven't had a seafood dish there that I haven't loved. This visit I had sturgeon, a first for me, and it was delicious. Reservations a must, every day. For sushi lovers, they have their own sushi bar.

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Bellingham, Washington
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We dined at Blue Water twice in August, the second visit necessitated by the grand impression made by the first visit's--it was SO good, we HAD to go right back. Blue Water is all about pristine fresh fish, scallops and shellfish served in creative compositions featuring the best of seasonal accoutrements. Yes, there are a few meat dishes for the... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food was fresh flavourful. The employee were attentive and cheerful. The atmosphere nice but a bit loud at times. Overall a great experience for my wife and I and a good time was had by both. The fish is fresh and cooked to perfection. My wife had oysters and loved them. The only thing is it is a bit... More

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Caledon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you enjoy great seafood and service then this is the place for you! We made a reservation as suggested and were seated right away even though we were early. They offer a large wine list with many BC wines included. From the moment we were greeted by our server until the moment before we stood to leave we had... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I ended our Alaskan cruise in Vancouver, BC. Fortunately I had researched restaurants in Vancouver and read several reviews about Blue Water and the concierge agreed that it would be an excellent choice. Blue Water didn't disappoint!! Reservations were not available, so we sat at the bar for our meal. Our waiter provided excellent service and the... More

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West Sussex, England.
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138 reviews 138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Awesome. We arrived in Vancouver and headed straight to this restaurant in the Yaletown district of Vancouver, on the recommendation of fellow travellers in Jasper. It was a busy Saturday evening and we were offered a couple of seats at the Sushi Bar as the main restaurant was full. So we decided to stick to the Sushi Menu and was... More

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The food was excellent here and generally the service was good, however our waiter had this weird habit of poking his finger in my back to get our attention, I mean, what's wrong with saying 'excuse me' or even waiting until we notice him standing there. bizarre !! Also, he handed us our bill before we even requested it, that... More

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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 - 80
Cuisine: Seafood

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