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The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

1535 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada (Fairview)
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Ranked #143 of 2,842 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $0 - $40
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Fairview
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant is located in Granville Island beside the Public Market. Their unique patio is under the Granville Street Bridge, overlooking False Creek. Enjoy sushi from Chef Hoshi’s Sushi Bar, open all week from 5:30pm onwards. From Thursday to Sunday, the Teredo Lounge transforms into a trendy piano bar. Featuring a variety of local brew, the Sandbar is an exciting place to listen to live music, enjoy fresh tapas and meet great people.
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Coquitlam, BC
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and comfortable. Excellent service. Delicious food and wines. Many gluten free options. Fresh, varied, perfectly prepared and presented. One of my all time favorite restaurants in Vancouver.

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Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We had a group of 12 for dinner. Appetizers were good. The coconut shrimps were excellent using large shrimps. The service was poor. We had to wait for 35 to 40 minutes for our dinner to arrive. Everyone was hungry and agitated. I don't know if it was the kitchen or the waiter putting in the order too late. Anyways,... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went for dinner thrilled to find by chance, couldn't believe they had a gluten free pizza, had that as an appetizer, wife had the Louie salad which was good, I had the artic Char which was really good. Definitely enjoyed our time at the Sandbar, lots of people nice view of Vancouver, fair prices!

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

this is one of the best places to eat on Granville Island. We stopped in for a quick lunch and had a great time. Try the dumplings, they are amazing and go well with the wok vegetables. The staff are friendly and the place is spotless and there is a fabulous view of the water front. The nautical theme ties... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A luxurious restaurant that I will be talking about for years to come. Taken by my friends who live in the city they always take there guests here and I can see why. The views from the outdoor patio are stupendous with the bridge overhead and the city scape in front were majestic. Not cold with the heaters, fire and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went here for a friends birthday and had a private room (room is free if your party spends $1000) which was fantastic. Service was good despite the distracted group with people arriving at different times and drinking at different rates. Food was great. Best of all, my wife who is Celiac had absolutely no problems. It is hard for... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great service and a nice collection of seafood dishes. Oysters & wine pairing was delicious. And the triple chocolate desert treat they brought out as a birthday sunrise was heaven!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had the Halibut which was awesome but beyond that......i dropped my keys in the restaurant and the Manager stayed late to hire a cab to bring them to me as i was unable to get them before the restaurant closed and i would have had to miss my flight the next morning if i hadn't got them thanks for going... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We visited with a group of 6. Very nice view. Food was ok. The waitress must have been having a bad day. She missed several drink orders. 3 of the 6 entrees were wrong or missed. It made for a long lunch.

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Sequoia R, Customer Service Coordinator at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to communicate your dining experience as we value your feedback. Our restaurant manager would like the opportunity to follow up with you, so if convenient please email your phone number to feedback@vancouverdine.com I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Carly Customer Service Coordinator I Sequoia Company of Restaurants e: feedback@vancouverdine.com More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I love fresh fish/shellfish and this gem was a pleasant surprise on Granville island, Vancouver. Accompanied by great views of English bay and a celebrating Canadian flag, the ambiance, service and fresh seafood was an experience to remember.

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Additional Information about The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

Address: 1535 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
Phone Number: 604.669.9030
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Fairview
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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