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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 #2 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I went there for a small get together of about 6 people. They had a table already ready for us. The place struck me as a bit expensive at first, but it was a big occasion so we wanted to celebrate. The food first of all, was great. The meat just melted in your mouth and the potato salad had... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Last night with dined with friends from Los Angeles at the Blue Water. We arrived at 7:00 for a 7:30 dinner reservation and there was already quite a bustling dinner crowd. I ordered a few adult beverages at the bar and I was pleasantly surprised by the real vodka tonic that was served. So many places in Vancouver are "shy"... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

If your wondering what restaurant to go to tonight, make it Blue Water cafe. The food is fantastic , the drinks are great and the service is excellent. We had an appy, main course, desert and couple drinks each, and although a little expensive it is worth every penny. So if you have some money to spend and you want... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Yes, we built this restaurant up so much in our minds and thankfully it delivered. Please, let me tell you of our experience.... I'd been waiting a long time to visit Blue Water Cafe, living up in Whistler I'm only in Vancouver a handful of times throughout the year but let me tell you - It was worth the wait!... More

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Calgary, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The food is unbelievable at this restaurant, the presentation is out of this world. The staff are friendly and helpful which adds to the enjoyment of the evening. I my opinion this is one of the best seafood restaurants in Vancouver, the food the wine the deserts are one of a kind, this is a must when in Vancouver, don't... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The service here was excellent and attentive. The Sashimi is the best I've had in Vancouver. It was also great to watch them make Sushi on the screen at the bar, as we were unable to get a table. Fun atmosphere, however was pretty loud due to being full. I would recommend making a reservation.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The concierge at the hotel recommended the Blue Water Cafe based on my requirements of 1. business dinner 2. seafood 3. good atmosphere. I reviewed the restaurant online prior to making reservation and had high expectations for quality of food and service - and both were exceeded the night we were there. We arrived a bit early - fully prepared... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Went on tripadvisor to look for a good seafood restaurant to take my fiancee for dinner. This was number three on the list and was surprised that I could actually get a seat, perhaps cause it was a Monday night. The lighting was soothing and the restaurant was well laid out. The menu was not overly extensive, and it was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Take it from a local Vancouverite - a meal at the Blue Water Cafe is always as special experience. This place has been around for over a decade and in that time I must have eaten there 6-7 times and it never disappoints. The menu is always changing but frankly its hard to go wrong with any order. The service... More

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We tried this restaurant because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. We had a great meal, the service was terrific and the ambiance is fun. It's a little pricey but worth it.

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