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“This place was great”
Review of Blue Water Cafe

Blue Water Cafe
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Ranked #4 of 3,811 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
Cross street: Helmcken St.
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.
St. John's, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
399 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“This place was great”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

A large group of us went together after one of our local members read that this restaurant was really good. They weren't kidding. It was.
The seafood was perfect; fresh, tasty and plentiful.
The main courses were interesting and delicious.
The sushi superb.
Desserts were amazing (the chocolate cake is the BEST I've ever had).
There is an extensive wine list.
Sure the place is a little pricey, but the quality was excellent.

Visited June 2013
Thank AmberK
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
966 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
“Expensive, relatively speaking,but worth every cent”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We chose this restaurant because it was recommended by friends and family, specifically the seafood tower. No disappointment here.

The atmosphere was amazing, the service impeccable, and the food, well simply the best. Great wine selection.

No the expensive side but the food is well worth it.

Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Just about worth the expense”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Large dining room but with a great atmosphere and very professional, efficient and but somewhat pushy service. We had the usual combo of some oysters, some sushi and fish entrees. Without even asking we were recommended a $100 bottle of white wine - don't you just hate that? The food was great though, some of the best oysters we've had. Overall a lovely evening, the bill was a little eye-watering though!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank tenpercent
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Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Pricey but worth it”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Lovely and stylish restaurant inside, with pleasant tables outside as well. Food was tasty, wine was reasonable in price with an absolutely enormous wine list.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank tresdar
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fab food fab service”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had a large group of out of country guests, being introduced to Vancouver, and managed to book a last minute dinner reservation at Blue Water. Even though they were a full house we had suburb service, the presentation of all our selections was exquisite and delicious. The salmon mouse layered appetizer was one of the most delicious appys I've ever had. My friend & I shared the tiered appy tester and each item was so different, tasty and wonderfully presented. The halibut special was fabulous on the fresh pea risotto. My friend "forced" me to share dessert and I just barely managed to do justice to an amazing melt in your mouth panacotta decorated beautifully with delicate meringue fingers. A fabulous experience. The red wine was poured out of an exquisite glass decanter with accuracy and grace, certainly adding to the experience. The main reason I write though is the lovely professional service by a young lady named Kita (sorry if spelling is incorrect). She is so lovely, graceful and calm in a very busy environment. Her service was absolutely exceptional, making sure everyone was taken care of in a discreet and quiet manner. All round all the staff were attentive and our guests were very impressed. What a great introduction to Yaletown, Vancouver & Canada.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Katenalan
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