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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
Yaletown & False Creek North
Pacific Rim, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Japanese
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1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada (Helmcken St.)
+1 604-688-8078
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4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: Blue Water Cafe is Vancouver's definitive destination for seafood, widely...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
If you like sushi and are going to Whistler to ski, spend a day in Vancouver and eat here.

Vancouver has a reputation for great seafood, and Blue Water is one of the best in town. We specifically broke our journey back to UK with a couple of nights in Vancouver so we could revisit here again with friends. Specifically for the amazing Sushi. The waiter was knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Vancouver has a reputation for great seafood, and Blue Water is one of the best in town. We specifically broke our journey back to UK with a couple of nights in Vancouver so we could revisit here again with friends. Specifically for the amazing Sushi. The waiter was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful in assisting us through the large number of... More 

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Thank shallow_thought
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maybe the tastes are more refined than my liking, but I find the appetizers to be waht I would rather order. Both my wife's and my meal came with great presentation, but the flavouring was on the mild side. We both wished we would have ordered more appetizers instead.

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Thank Rod S
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Blue Water Café is where I bring out of town guests for a taste of higher end West Coast. The sushi and oyster bar are outstanding. The chefs prepare your order in front as you relax on the comfortable bar stools. The bar itself features a large selection of the finest liqueurs/whiskeys/wines/ cocktails. One of my favourite cocktails is... More 

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Thank DougsWalkingGal
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fish was fresh and staff very friendly. Great food and atmosphere. A little expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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Thank katpana n
LaSalle, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The server was very knowledge and helpful. He made sure to answer all our questions. The food presentation was like nothing I had every seen. The food itself was delicious, from the appetizers to the dessert. The sushi bar is one of a kind!

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Thank jlgeary1
Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have dined here both socially and on buisness on a number of occasions and have never had a less than stellar experience. Like all restaurants the staff are trained to upsell but are in no way pushy. The seafood and fish are always fresh and i would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wishes to have a stellar dining... More 

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Thank Andrew T
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was an excellent evening. Food, service, ambiance were outstanding. The raw bar is the best in Vancouver

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Thank Richard J
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver. It serves fresh seafood, and has some other options for the non-seafoodie in your group. The sushi is food. If there are just two of you, do try the single layer cold seafood appetizer. We usually add a few more oysters. There are two tiered and three tiered versions to match... More 

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Thank Mereptah
New Westminster, Canada
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205 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a business supper on a busy, noisy Monday night. The place was truly packed, but the restaurant is nicely laid out and we didn't feel particularly crowded The extensive menu covering oysters, sushi, appetizers, fish and meat, has something to offer almost anyone although it seemed like they are trying to go way too broad rather... More 

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Thank Boh_1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined as 2 couples and could not find fault with any of our dishes. Everything was fresh, flavorsome and beautifully presented The wait staff was very accommodating and efficient. Cocktails were cheerfully adjusted when the taste was not to our liking. Our original table was under some kind of ceiling duct and very noisy, ( ask to avoid those... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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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.