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Blue Water Cafe

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Yaletown & False Creek North
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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
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Irvine, CA
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656 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed a visit to Blue Water Cafe. The menu is varied and includes locally sourced fish options. I began with a variety of Pacific oysters, followed with a fish entree, and ended with a cheese selection. The bar menu is extensive and there are about a dozen wines by the glass, including some selections from British Columbia. I would... More 

Thank too_few_trips_1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took my Mother here for her birthday in February 2017 and had very high expectations. We did not eat any of the oysters or sushi, so perhaps that was a mistake. Still, after deciding to indulge in the multi-item seafood appetizer for two, then having two entrees and a dessert, there were certainly lots of opportunities given to impress us.... More 

Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the food to the Service expect the best of the best. And the do not be surprised by the bill. Super yummy and would definitely do again. I had the Halibut and My daughter had the snapper. The appetizer tower was Devine and of course everyone loves desert

Thank Gail H
Vancouver Island, Canada
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283 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything good has already been said: huge wine list, nice wines and some are affordable, ordinal menu, great service, a little expensive, attention to detail, but great for that special occasion.

Thank Brett C
Bluffton, South Carolina
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like the meal but it's not great value. The two fish dishes we had were very well prepared. 5he service was just OK. In all we found it a bit over priced compared to the other great restaurants in VC.

Thank gjm55
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous, fresh, gorgeous food - seafood to die for - original combinations. Excellent service, lively atmosphere but not too loud.

Thank 62LAR
Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, the service, the atmosphere, everything was superb! Although the restaurant was full, it was not too crowded, not too noisy, our group of 5 could all hear each other talk and enjoy the atmosphere. The food was EXCELLENT! I would have loved to try the bisque but they ran out; maybe next time. It's not cheap, but well... More 

1 Thank Kay Y
Newbridge England
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here for a single evening whilst flying in from the U.K. This was our first time in Vancouver and the Blue Water Cafe had been recommended by the Vancouver Fairmont Concierge. I have quite mixed feelings about this restaurant. The food.....which I suppose is the most important thing to review about a restaurant....was superb. You really do have... More 

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Diest, Belgium
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with friends and our 4 kids. Got a nice table in the back. This is the place if you like fresh seafood or sushi. As we had children we had some special request which were all taken care of. Waiter kept giving us bottled water without asking if it was ok to open new ones, ended up paying... More 

Thank Grison J
vancouver, canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to eat fresh seafood, impeccably prepared, it's hard to do better than the Blue Water Cafe. It's a huge and busy room (the locals as well as tourists keep it filled) but the service is always impeccable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $37
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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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