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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 650
    Excellent
  • 220
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
Best sea food in Vancouver

I had salad, lobster and dessert. I loved the Lobster in this restaurant, and the desert It was so good and delicious. The staff very nice, and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Zainab H
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

I had salad, lobster and dessert. I loved the Lobster in this restaurant, and the desert It was so good and delicious. The staff very nice, and friendly.

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Vancouver
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Went there for a romantic night and expected a really good meal especially for I knew what I was about to pay. These type of restaurants I do when its a birthday or something special so I get my hopes up high only hoping for the best. This night started off good and our server made things very comfortable for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great menu. Great food. Great presentation. Great value. But to make it better, be aware it is very noisy in the main dining room. There are few if any sound absorbing wall coverings, floor coverings, or dividers. Being very popular, it can be very full. Hence very noisy. Fortunately we were in a separate room as a group of 6.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We love this place - often we make it our New Year's Eve location. Food is always exceptionally well prepared and the service is excellent. Sommelier service is also first rate. More here than any other of our "regular" restaurants, we generally take wine recommendations and "coaching" while than wading through the extensive wine list. The room is gorgeous, lively... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

This was out last night on our trip to Canada, we booked Blue Water cafe after a bit of Trip Advisor research. We had a great night. The menu is varied, such a great choice that I struggled! I opted for a light green salad with added garlic prawns to start, so fresh lush dressing. The dragon roll is delicious... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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202 reviews 202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Outstanding menu. We chose from the sharing menu and everything we had was unique, of the highest quality and extremely tasty. Service was good, atmosphere buzzy, we really enjoyed it

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Despite being dropped off from a cab in front of the garbage cans, this dining experience was one of the best. Pleasant mix of hip vibe with luxury...excellent wait staff, white linens, decadent wine list. Known for its seafood, the beef fllet was superb...and again, the wait staff was as good as it gets.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Good restaurant but we had problems with our waiter not respecting our time requirement to leave for the symphony. He delayed getting our desert order and then didn't bring it before we had to leave but we ended up paying for the deserts anyways. The manager did respond to my email and reimburse the cost of the deserts but our... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Just ate here tonight and couldn't wait to give it a great review. We didn't have a reservation so we were disappointed that there was going to be a 2-hour wait for a table. However, there were two seats at the bar, so we opted to dine there and we are glad we did. There were three bartenders, all three... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is one of my favourite places for seafood. The oysters are amazing and all the fish dishes are presented nicely. The wine menu is large and there is something for every taste and budget

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?