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Boathouse Kitsilano

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1305 Arbutus Street | (off Cornwall), Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5N2, Canada (Cornwall & Arbutus)
The Boathouse at Kits Beach is located off Cornwall which is directly on a major bus route #22 MacDonald.
604-738-5487
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sunset views that are incredible!

perfect ocean front location, sunsets that completely amaze you, and I loved the food! I had an encrusted halibut entree that still remains the BEST I have ever had in my life,, unfortunately they don't offer it anymore :( I still recommend to a tourist to dine here as the whole experience will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
LoliB818
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

perfect ocean front location, sunsets that completely amaze you, and I loved the food! I had an encrusted halibut entree that still remains the BEST I have ever had in my life,, unfortunately they don't offer it anymore :( I still recommend to a tourist to dine here as the whole experience will be worth it and very memorable.

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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

The Food: Grilled Wild Sockeye Salmon Burger (fantastic sauce, great caesar + I loved the pickles + bun!) + Crispy Fish Tacos (all good) The View: Palm Trees + Beach + Ocean + Cityscapes The Verdict: We’ll be back!

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went here for my husband birthday and requested a window seat. The view was amazing and the food was very good. We had a short walk around the beach after our dinner. Parking was a bit of a problem since it was packed during the weekend but that was something the restaurant can't control. Overall it was a nice experience.

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Richmond, Canada
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323 reviews 323 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival occurs each year about mid January for about 17 days, is Canada's largest food and drink festival with hundreds of restaurants partaking. We took advantage by attending The Boathouse at Kitsilano Beach, 1 for the view of English Bay and 2 it is the newest of the Boathouse restaurants in Vancouver. We ordered the... More 

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Catarina H, Marketing Agency at Boathouse Kitsilano, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out to us online. We are so sorry to hear that you had a poor experience with us. We want to make sure that upper management reaches out to you – to ensure they have all details, could you please fill out our form here: http://bit.ly/landrysfeedback. More 

Vancouver
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116 reviews 116 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Fabulous location right on the beach in Kitsilano. We booked this for our wedding anniversary and when we arrived we found they had held a special corner window seat table for us with the best views of the beach and the city lights in the whole restaurant. A nice quiet corner for us on this special occasion. We enjoyed a... More 

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vancouver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had a birthday dinner here Dec 22 , I had looked at several ' top end ' places in Yaletown / Downtown . $40 mains and $80 wine .. Here think $30 and $40 for wine . The location is superb [ Any out of towners will be dazzled by views of the ocean and Bowen Island way in... More 

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Osaka
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Glass windows is a good idea for restaurants like this Boathouse. The view of the Kits beach and ocean is really great!! I enjoyed the food as well as the view, needless to say. The staff was nice and sat us beside the window. I only had a small plate of calamari, but the waiter was very nice, too. After... More 

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okanagan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was my third visit here and somewhat dissappointed again. Spectacular setting to be sure but the food has become average fare. I thought I ordered the fish soup and it ended up being a rice/broth mash mixed with seafood. It's too bad the location is being wasted on average efforts in the kitchen.

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East Chicago, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Loved our server! The food was pretty good too! Our drinks were very good. The view was excellent. We were very happy with our choice over Cactus Club and Milestones. The seating was wonderful by the open windows with above heaters which kept us very comfortable so that we could enjoy the view of twinkling lights from nearby and afar.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The view of the beach and ocean are exceptional! It was a rainy day when we went, and the staff sat us beside the window and provided small blankets to put over our laps in case we got chilly. Food and service were great. Our waiter was very attentive. The Boat House restaurants are some of my favorite. I enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1305 Arbutus Street | (off Cornwall), Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5N2, Canada
    (Cornwall & Arbutus)
  • Public Transportation: The Boathouse at Kits Beach is located off Cornwall which is directly on a major bus route #22 MacDonald.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: 604-738-5487

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 49
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?