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Blue Water Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Yaletown & False Creek North
Pacific Rim, Japanese, Sushi, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free
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1095 Hamilton Street, 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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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are a group of 6 had reservation made weeks ago. It's a very busy restaurant. I was surprised by the wine list which is the 'thickest ' I saw in BC. Choices of burgundy, Bordeaux , Tuscany, piedmonte, GermaN., Spanish....and of course BC wine. Next I was surprise by the food esp the fusion with Japanese style. They made... More 

Thank Nyson
Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were particularly excited about dining at the Blue Water Café (BWC) as it has the reputation of being the best restaurant for seafood in Vancouver. BWC lived up to its reputation in every way. My husband and I began our meal by sharing a half dozen oysters including two each of the Kusshi, Satori, and Read Island varieties. All... More 

Thank rayret2011
Encinitas, California
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314 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reservations are a must! The best Burre Blanc sauce I have ever had! The halibut was superb, service was excellent. We preferred indoors for AC.... Outdoors would be good too.

Thank Anna M
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant deserves every five star review there is. Absolutely incredible atmosphere, service, food, wine selection!

Thank travelinglynn99
McLean, Virginia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful and creative menu and absolutely wonderful service. Fantastic drinks. We had sushi and the sablefish. Nicely prepared with a light touch.

Thank burnsva
Yellowknife, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing beats a great seafood tower! The seafood was fresh and perfectly prepared. Good service and knowledgeable server. Atmosphere is always great. Thanks!

Thank Sean I
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

"Wow" was the impression that Blue Water Cafe left on me and my husband. The seafood was fresh, well seasoned, and just plain delicious!! We had raw oysters (a must try even though I'm not a raw oyster lover), spicy tuna roll was devine (one of my favorite rolls so I've tried many and this is one of the best),... More 

Thank ayang247
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Granted, I've only been to this establishment twice, but on each occasion I was underwhelmed. I can say that each time I ate there, the seafood was ultra fresh, but that was the only element that was exactly right. Apart from the freshness of the fare, which is a given for any decent seafood restaurant, I couldn't understand what the... More 

Thank Cathey S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Make reservations and go. Food was fantastic - our seafood was fresh, tasty, and memorable. Service was superb.

Thank Jay M
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent restaurant - we were a party of four on a weekend. As expected, if you have read the reviews, the food and service was excellent. What surprised us was the specials. We all had specials, either as appetizers or mains. The specials were the exceptional part for us - try the shrimp bisque if you get a chance. Note:... 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, Sushi, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
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 Street, 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.