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Blue Water Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Yaletown & False Creek North
Pacific Rim, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada (Helmcken St.)
+1 604-688-8078
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Living in a freshwater city makes me yearn for fresh seafood from the ocean- Blue Water answers those cravings!! Try to sablefish/black cod main course and if you go with a group of friends, get as much of the sushi and sashimi as you can! They have a fine selection of fresh oysters as well. Notably, this restaurant is recommended... More 

Thank Priscilla P
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food expertly prepared and beautifully presented. We wisely booked the week prior to our visit to Vancouver and were so impressed we returned two days later arriving at opening time and ordering sushi at the bar. On both visits the service was terrific with special mention about the bartenders that were so helpful and friendly taking time on a... More 

Thank LDR888
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Simply fantastic..from the cocktails to the main. Halibut was perfect. Wine recommendations fantastic. Extra touch with demonstrating pairings.

Thank cathbrigeorge
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is number one for a reason. We visited on a Monday evening and it was busy, but a great vibe inside and we didn't feel rushed at all. Our waitress was attentive and informative. We ordered sushi for starters and cod and sable fish for mains. I wouldn't hesitate to go back and try more of the delicious... More 

Thank Louise S
Stamford, Connecticut
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101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best seafood meals we've had in a long time. The "old warehouse" description concerned us until we walked into the restaurant - it just looks great. Very fresh seafood - we had tuna and halibut done perfectly. We had the smaller seafood tower sampler and loved it. Our waiter was excellent and very attentive. Dress is casual... More 

Thank Roger M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before we went to Vancouver, we checked TripAdvisor for the # 1 restaurant and saw it was the Blue Water Cafe. We went on a Friday night and when we arrived the hostesses asked if we had a reservation. We did not. They were very apologetic, but told us they had no tables available. If we wanted to wait we... More 

Thank carolgerry1
Danville, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found Blue Water Café via Trip Advisor. We had 3 days in Vancouver and ate dinner here twice. The first time we had dinner, wine and desert. Amazing!!!! The second night we had sushi at the sushi bar. Amazing!!!! The service was fantastic. The food was fantastic. It is an easy walk, if you like to walk, from the... More 

Thank Maureen R
Jacksonville, Florida
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Though a bit pricey, the service atmosphere and food quality were outstanding. This was the best meal we had in Vancouver, and I will definitely be back... Ask for a booth-- hey are comfortable, cozy, and a bit quieter than the tables out on the open floor. Great wine list, too...

Thank artairman
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for the best seafood including sushi in Vancouver this is simply the place to go. Its high end but the best!

Thank Marposp
Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Three of us dined here on a Thursday evening. There were several large parties in the main room of the restaurant and it was quite noisy. The hostess gave us the option of dining in a smaller wine room and I'm glad we made that choice. It was quiet and I felt like we had a private dinner party. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $38
Pacific Rim, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
    (Helmcken St.)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Neighborhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Phone Number: +1 604-688-8078
Blue Water Cafe is Vancouver's definitive destination for seafood, widely known for its excellence in celebrating the extraordinary flavours of BC. Consistently awarded "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Vancouver and recognized for its unparalleled service, an evening at Blue Water Cafe is truly an unforgettable experience.

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Staying in Yaletown & False Creek North

Neighborhood Profile
Yaletown & False Creek North
Yaletown has risen from the ashes of its rough-and-tumble industrial past into one of Vancouver's new chicest neighbourhoods. The place responsible for originating of the phrase 'skid row' might not call to mind independently-owned boutiques and terraced cafes, but having swallowed the waterfront lines of False Creek North, the resulting amalgamation transformed the area into an elegant, stylish hotspot with a view. Its youthful vibe owes to the many young families and young professionals who live there, bolstering nightlife and restaurant variety along its cobbled streets. It is the flagship neighbourhood for modern revitalization, and the It-Spot for boutique hotels and modish eats.