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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” (234 reviews)
“seafood” (500 reviews)
“scallops” (159 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 via mobile

Top notch service and food quality. Some of the freshest seafood and sushi you can find in Vancouver. Very impressed, will highly recommend.

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lucky enough not to have reservation despite coming all the way from Boston and being told nothing available til 9:30. So they found a way to make it happen, at the sushi bar, with wonderful Natasha as our server. Hard to say which was best,...More

Thank saltymd
Reviewed 3 days ago

most all restaurants are the same. This one is different. The food is wonderfully prepared and tastes great. My sister loved the oysters and sushi so much we had to go back the next night. my fish meals were fantastic. It is the best restaurant...More

Thank matthew330
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant because of the many great reviews and left thoroughly disappointed. Even without considering the loud noise in the restaurant that didn’t allow to hear the others on the table, the long waits for food, the terrible waiting and impatience of the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tried Sable fish for the first time and it was excellent, as was everything else we had there. We spent 10 days in Canada and this was one of the best meals we had. Highly recommend.

Thank dcwsiny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really awesome place, pretty expensive but worth it by far. A great place to celebrate a special occasion. Get what’s fresh and you won’t be disappointed!

Thank Kvos1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service. We enjoyed our appetizers and tried both the fish specials (Halibut and Salmon). We came for the food and would come back for the hospitality. Sit on the patio if that option is available.

1  Thank raichmetrip
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for the food which was superb, but would come back too for the hospitality. Appetizers were well prepared and we both had the two fish specials (Halibut & Salmon). Dessert was a lemon concoction with what appeared to be a carrot base. A...More

Thank raichme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Revisited this gem during my 3 day revisit to Vancouver after 2 years. This place is still amazing. We had the seafood Tower which has 10 assorted oysters (absolutely bursting with flavours), huge prawns, ceviche, and other sorts of seafood. Every mini dish or seafood...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful restaurant (not sure why it's called "cafe"), in the heart of Yaletown, a trendy area of Vancouver. The atmosphere can be romantic, social or good for business situations too, depending of where you're seated. It's a very large restaurant and has...More

Thank Ana1963D
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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Response from OffTtoSanFrancisco | Reviewed this property |
Not when I was there
November 2, 2016|
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Response from Edward W | Reviewed this property |
Not even close
October 25, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$24 - $38
Dinner, Late Night
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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