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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 #3 of 2,715 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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Melfort, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The waitress was so attentive and knew everything about the menu. She recited it for memory and knew exactly how each meal was going to be prepared. We were there as a group of 11. We ordered the seafood platter and pork cheeks to share as appetizers. Then we ordered a variety of different items. All of them were cooked... More

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uxbridgeontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner sitting up at the bar (which normally I don't like to do) but this was fantastic the bar tender helped us select some great wines and coached us on some great food choices So we ended up having lots of different wines which we probably would have never tried otherwise and a few different appetizers it was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The food is fantastic and the service was excellent. You need to have deep pockets to dine here but well worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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