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Blue Water Cafe

1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
+1 604-688-8078
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sablefish” (247 reviews)
“seafood” (514 reviews)
“scallops” (165 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic all around. The menu was top notch focusing on some beautiful ingredients. Our sever was knowledge and a had a great sense of humor, handled our table well. I was joining a friends table and will be sure to book my own next year!

Thank caCazzo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably the best meal I have had in Vancouver. The sable fish was outstanding. The cocktail and wine choices were excellent. Can't say enough about the service and wait staff. The waitress (from Ireland) was wonderful, one of the best I have ever had.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a masisve seafood platter for two and it was so delicious! Our waitress was great too and we didnt feel pushed to buy more just because she needed a sale, and thisitself is great! Definitely make a reservation in advance. We were here...More

Thank Su O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always had a great time as Blue Water. First of all, it is in Yaletown, a trendy part of Vancouver, and it has great food. We have sat at the sushi counter and at a table and both are good. The sushi chefs are...More

Thank Wanda_Halpert
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and beverages at this outstanding restaurant are scintillating. The fish in particular is delightful and well worth the price. The wine list is terrific, and the cocktails shine. A very effective way to enjoy the food/drink at Blue Water is to get a...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I walk past Blue Water I always want to go inside just because it SMELLS amazing! I've been here for dinner a few times and the food is always very good, but I can never remember what it is I've eaten (with the...More

Thank Alicia G
ToptableGroupTeam, General Manager at Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Alicia, Many thanks for leaving your comments regarding your dining experiences with Blue Water Cafe. We’re disappointed that we haven’t exceeded your expectations about our menu offerings and will work harder to make every guest experience a memorable one. We certainly endeavour to do our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant for dinner on our recent quick trip to Vancouver. The weather wasn’t good, but the meal here made our day. The place was packed even at 5:30pm. Glad we made a reservation. Our server, Michael, is so friendly, who made...More

Thank dee203
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is wonderful, the location grand, and the service is very attentive, however, the food is overpriced. There are other restaurants in the vicinity with similar ambience, but the food is considerably better for the price.More

Thank LesleyAnn13_31
ToptableGroupTeam, General Manager at Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lesleyann13_31, Many thanks for leaving your comments regarding your recent dining experience with us. We take guest reviews very seriously and make every attempt to fine-tune our offerings and services to meet preferences wherever we can. Due to sourcing the finest sustainable seafood from respected...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't turn 60 everyday. My partner planned an incredible visit to Vancouver for us. I picked this restaurant for my "birthday" dinner and it was amazing! Impressive feel, excellent drinks, one of the best meals we've had, ever and were foodies. Items worth mentioning...More

Thank larrytt2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a pretty casual guy and it's been a long time since I have had a meal and service of this quality. The waiter was just a cut above what I or my wife are used to and made the evening truely a great...More

Thank dave5363
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,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$38 - $190
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 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
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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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