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Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fantastic Food and Service
1. Fantastic Food and Service
"amazing! The food is superb and the service is outstanding"
angelisle
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2. Amazing Happy Hour
2. Amazing Happy Hour
"the service was on point and every dish I ordered was delicious"
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3. Authentic Mediterranean
3. Authentic Mediterranean
"this is the best Mediterranean restaurants town"
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About
Located in the EXchange Tower atrium, Hydra offers quality Mediterranean dishes such as salt baked whole fish, vine ripened tomato salad and lamb chops served straight from the grill. Hydra Estiatorio will deliver you to the sun-kissed hills and aquamarine waters of Greece. The stylish ambiance of this space is perfect to enjoy throughout the day and in to the evening, ideal for groups. Hydra offers a friendly, fine dining service experience. Join us!
PRICE RANGE
US$22 - US$88
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great happy hour today. Oysters were amazing and Keegan mixed mean martinis. Thanks for the afternoon

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

Had the best dinner at Hydra. Food was absolutely on point, ambience was amazing and service was even better. I’ve quickly become a regular at this restaurant and I always receive the best service from Claire and her team. Thank you, i’ll be back soon...:)More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The restaurant has great decor and is a great place to have a drink or apps. We stopped in to have a few drinks and appetizers off their happy hour menu.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The service was great! Came with my friend for her birthday dinner, the environment was soothing and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great stay at the EXchange Hotel Vancouver. My friend and I visited for an event and loved our stay. We had dinner and drinks at Hydra with Keegan as our server. Keegan was a great host and made our short time at Hydra...a pleasure. Top notch service, will visit again for sure!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I ate here on our stop off in Vancouver during a longer trip around British Columbia and we all thought it was great. We ended up sharing a mix of plates from the hydra favourites list as a sort of mezze. We...picked seven dishes and whilst they were all delicious, we have small appetites and it was way too much for the three of us - 5 would have suited us fine. We asked to take the leftovers away with us and our very helpful and very lovely server Erenee was happy to pack everything up in a bag for us. Highlight was the crispy kataifi prawns which were so yummy! Be aware with the pita bread and spreads, if you ask for two or three different individual spreads you’ll get two quite thick rounds of pita with each spread and it can be a lot combined with other dishes, so probably best to go for the platter of spreads if you want a selection. Other than that, everything was delicious, the service was really great and we will probably be going back here when we are in Vancouver for our last day before flying back to the UK.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place gets virtually everything right - atmosphere, service and food all top notch. Good variety, fresh produce, very well cooked and served. Also a good buzz at the bar and it looked like the place was frequented by locals as well as tourists.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for dinner to celebrate our anniversary and highly recommend. We opted for tapas and the food was delicious - especially the lamb keftedes. The staff were very welcoming and even replaced my partner's drink for free when he through it over our table.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Krista Sweder, General Manager at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review and thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us! We look forward to our next opportunity to host you. Krista

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

great vibes. the blue and white aesthetic takes you to greece. the food was so delicious and well portioned. highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Krista Sweder, General Manager at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I’m so happy to here that the room was able to transport you to the island of Hydra! We very much look forward to your next visit. Krista

Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner and I took our friends to Hydra. It was the first time we have been there and are extremely impressed with the food ambiance and service. We’ve already booked another visit back there with my parents. It’s nice to see a place open...up like that in Vancouver. There are only a small handful of great restaurants downtown and we have added this one to our list.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Krista Sweder, General Manager at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the incredible review! We’re so honoured to be on your list of favourite restaurants. We are very proud of our team and what we do at Hydra! Please introduce yourself next time your in, we look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stayed at The Exchange Hotel for the weekend which led us to Hydra. Wow!! What an amazing restaurant with the best Mediterranean food we have ever had! We ate there for breakfast 2 mornings and for dinner one night. They were able to accommodate 18...of us for dinner. Our waitress Shadi was great! She took care of our party of 18 without any hiccups. Professional, timely, and attentive to each one of us. I cannot say enough about this restaurant! It’s a must visit if you are in the Vancouver area!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Krista Sweder, General Manager at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! Shadi is a leader on our team and always works hard to make sure her guests are well taken care of. I will make sure to thank her for the job well done. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have had breakfast and just finished the best ever dinner at the Hydra......Pacific salmon and a crab stuffed lobster tail......also ordered roasted veggies and potatoes. The food is outstanding and so is the service. Staff is so friendly. We ended up sitting at the...bar....Keegan took care of us....he was a perfect waiter and bartender......we got dinner and a show!! The restaurant is highly recommended for a perfect evening!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Krista Sweder, General Manager at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the fabulous review! Keegan is a wonderful part of our team, alway attentive to the needs of his guests! I will make sure to thank him for the job well done. We very much look forward to our next opportunity...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch with friends. Excellent champagne and wine list. Oysters were very nice as were the classics hummus tzatziki and pita. We had steak chicken and prawn souvlaki and a Greek salad to share. Very nice all around and not too heavy...or spicy. Prawn souvlaki won as the best dish but all were great. Also a very stylish space.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Krista Sweder, General Manager at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It sounds like you made some excellent selection! I will be sure to pass on the compliment to the Chef. We look forward to our next opportunity to host you! Krista

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh oysters, and our server Roman was attentive and detailed. The lamb keftedes are always delicious.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Krista Sweder, General Manager at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review! The lamb keftedes are one of my all time favourites, I will pass on your compliments to the Chef. We very much look forward to your next visit! Krista

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great happy hour drinks, food and affordable oysters. Our server Roman has been fun and attentive to our table.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Krista Sweder, General Manager at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Happy hour is such a fun way to experience our restaurant! Please visit again very soon, we look forward to it! Krista

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Yes, Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5