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Boathouse Kitsilano

1305 Arbutus Street | (off Cornwall), Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5N2, Canada (Kitsilano)
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Ranked #687 of 2,789 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $30 - $49
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
Cross street: Cornwall & Arbutus
Transit: The Boathouse at Kits Beach is located off Cornwall which is directly on a major bus route #22 MacDonald.
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53% Recommend
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Great setting with amazing view on the Kitsalano beach, ocean and the mountains, you need to reserve a table close to windows to have the whole experience. However, the food was average, we were a group of 5 people and we almost tried the whole menu by orderding some crab stuffed prawns, mix seafood grilled, steak, salmon, etc. Everything was... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nothing wrong with the service even though the server was only second day on the job. Food is very average and would not visit if you are a foody. Wine list very average. looks big but nothing interesting other than big brands. No blinds and hotter than a firecracker when sitting at windows. You would think someone would have installed... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Boathouse at Kitsalano has so much going for it - beautiful beachside setting, spacious dining room overlooking the bay and good food with freshly prepared ingredients. Several things let the experience down: the rim of my wine glass was damaged and I cut the inside of my lip but there was minimal apology. Then one of my party had... More

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Chilterns, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was excellent, the wine good. The servers very attractive. When you look at the building the restaurant is located you could be forgiven for thinking it's a beach side naff caff, but go upstairs and treat yourself.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

First of all..wd phoned the day before mothers day to check on reservation requirements. For the buffet, reservations were required but not for general dining..Great, thats what we wanted anyhow. The resturant opens at 10 am. We arrive a little early and kill time on the beach. A beautiful day. The restaurant opensas promised at 10 am..but for buffet only!... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had cycled on rented bikes from English Bay and decided to eat in Kits Boathouse. The location looked amazing and view was fantastic. There were no tables available and we were asked to wait at the bar of we were staying, we were given a pager and told the wait time was about 20 mins, that was no problem... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Kits Beach Boathouse is the best location in the city. Restaurant is sitting on the beach with all glass, there is no bad seat in the restaurant. Food is very good and best value seafood in Vancouver.

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Mukilteo, WA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The location can't be beaten, fantastic views from every table and the food was decent but I felt it was all a bit generic. Our fish was well cooked and presented but it all just lacked something to make it exciting. Not sure how to criticize a meal that was enjoyable but not memorable but that's how we came away... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We are considerably cheap diners but find that the quality, location, atmosphere, cleanliness and service you get at Boathouse prices is reasonable and worth it. We have had several special meals there when visiting our son at UBC. It is one of the cleanest restaurants I have ever been in. The setting is spectacular and the food has always been... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you want to enjoy the view, sit on the beach and avoid this place. Prices are stupid and food just OK. $10 for a beer, give me a break. Just don't go here, Vancouver has many more beautifully located restaurants at way better prices.

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