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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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“seafood” (502 reviews)
“sablefish” (235 reviews)
“halibut” (134 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 3 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner here tonight. Darryl was our server; his service was fantastic and his suggestions were spot on. It is a lively atmosphere with an active, open kitchen. Every course was perfection - highly recommend!

Thank maxgeorgia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I arrived in Vancouver late afternoon, both looking for fresh British Columbia oysters. We hit the jack pot, we arrive at the reservation time were immediately seated in a very full large restaurant ( this is Monday night) not the best time...More

1  Thank rassociate
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been their loyal customer for over 10 years. Coming for a quick dinner before the game, or for special occasions like Valentine's Day dinner or Christmas party. The restaurant always delivers top notch service and delicious meals. Last year we held celebration of...More

1  Thank Treeeboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This purely a 5star restaurant. The service and exquisite food are impeccable. It’s a bit pricey but worth it.

Thank DonnaMurrayk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at Blue Water Cafe during our visit to Vancouver in 2015. The dinner was so memorable that we booked a table right away once we had decided to visit Vancouver again over the Canada Day long weekend. This time we were bringing my...More

Thank AngelDisney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service, style, selection, class and character. This is one of my all time seafood favourites on any coast in any country. Sablefish, tuna, oysters, all of it was phenomenal, the tuna tataki melts in your mouth. Deserts were very well presented and after the cheese...More

Thank Jason_B_604
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can only eat here on very special occasions, or when the boss is paying, but every meal that I have had here has been fantastic. Noted for their seafood, I also had a very tasty short rib here. If you are visiting Vancouver and...More

Thank TruthfulTraveler1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been disappointed when eating at this great restaurant. Service is second to none and always consistent in quality of food and service. I have also booked private rooms there for special dinners. The bar is also great to meet friends and grab...More

Thank Jonpaulholt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time at the Blue Water Cafe, amd we went based on reputation. It did not disappoint! We started off with oysters which were fantastic. Our mains were the char and ling cod: both outstanding. Dessert was the warm dark chocolate cake...More

Thank cliffjump
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone on many occasions to BWC and each and every time it is another great experience. We very much love the tower of seafood appetizer.

Thank Vikes1962
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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November 2, 2016|
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Not even close
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$38
Dinner, After-hours
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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