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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 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $80
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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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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The quality of seafood – and that’s the reason you want to come here – is wonderful. The Black Cod, despite not the Blue Water Café's invention, was sensational, but takes about 40 minutes. This is OK, as you get a warning. The Sushi was first class. We were surprised about the reasonable prices of the wine list, good choices... More

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Carrying Place, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a restaurant last night, August 31, 2014, because many restaurants were closed. (we are visiting from Trenton which is 160 km east of Toronto). We walked by this restaurant and asked for a table. We got one for about 1 ½ hours. The first impression: A bit snobbish, but our waiter was very passionate and knowledgable.... More

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Montrose, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was by far my favorite restaurant experience in Vancouver while up there on business recently. After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, I made a reservation with no problem. The restaurant is simply gorgeous, with an eye to detail that makes it a truly lovely room. We were seated in a booth that had a view of the entire restaurant,... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We came here for my 10 year anniversary. Oysters were excellent but the beef tenderloin was even better. I have steak at most restaurants and this, by far, has had the best steak I've ever had. Staff were excellent and very knowledgeable.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I was here last Thursday and having been here a few times before was utterly disappointed by how poor the customer service was. I was here for a special occasion with family from abroad and thought this would be a good option. One of the diners had an allergy with shellfish which I noted in the reservation. When making our... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restaurant and first class food. Reservations were extremely hard to get, so we went on our own on a Friday night at 7:30. Managed to get two seats at the very comfortable bar where they also serve from the full menu. Both food and wine were five star. Well worth the time and lived up to the reputation.

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Brookville, PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Order what you want, how you want it and when you want it and you will get what you want, how you want it and when you want it. And, you will LOVE it. Loved it so much we had dinner here during both days of our visit. I am not going to bore you with the details. Just go... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We did not have a reservation and the place was full, but the hostess got us seated at the sushi bar right away. Since we could see the sushi get prepared and it looked delicious, we decided to try it. We shared the assorted sashimi plate since we just wanted something light, and it was probably the best sashimi we... More

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Salida, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

but the prices are very high. The fish was fresh and cooked properly. The wines are expensive. Carafes might be possible but we weren't told about them.

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Long Island, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Last night my husband and I had a fabulous dinner at this noteworthy restaurant. We sat at the bar as we didn't make a table reservation. The service from the bartender was excellent . Our meal started with some sushi rolls which were great. My husband had the salmon special and I had the char for dinner. The food was... More

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