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Blue Water Cafe

1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
+1 604-688-8078
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sablefish” (240 reviews)
“seafood” (508 reviews)
“scallops” (165 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 today

We arrived without a booking on a Thursday night and after a little wait were given a nice table near the sushi bar. The menu was interesting with a wide variety of options all with extra touches. We opted for the carrot soup and a...More

Thank BibiDub
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here with a group of 8 on a Saturday night and was not disappointed. Dishes were flavourful and creative. Menu had great variety from sushi to short ribs. We let the chef choose each of our courses so we were able to try many...More

Thank Cindstress
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful meal enjoyed by our group from the fresh oysters to fish entrees. All the way through dessert, it was superb.

Thank JudyESmith
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice bar (moderate to expensive drinks), really friendly and knowledgeable staff. Dinner of scallops and seared tuna was nicely executed. Service on keeping wine glasses filled less so. Pricey but excellent quality of food (~150 $CDN PP).

Thank mjmccoymd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Shown to a table right in the path of waiter traffic and close to kitchen. Requested another table. Seemed reluctant to allow at first but was given the alternate location. Service was unsmiling, abrupt. Seemed staff was all stressed. Running about but not looking like...More

Thank Aletheia51
Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend of ours, as well as the Rosewood concierge, recommended the restaurant. We are so glad the we took their recommendation. The ambience was intimate, even though the dining room is large. The menu is extensive with cuisines ranging from classic to Asian to...More

Thank Begonia3
Reviewed 5 days ago

The environment is beautiful, the staff is very friendly and helpful. They helped us pick wine and a nice selection of oysters. Sushi was delicious. Would totally recommend.

Thank Mathieu P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended by friends - came for Sablefish main course (which my wife had and loved), but so much more!! Personal, attentive knowledgeable service by Gerry (level 2 somellier!), and seafood to perfection: tasting tower for 2 including salmon terrine, tuna tataki, fresh crab, as...More

1  Thank Sanjay M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally went here after hearing for so long that it was “great but expensive”. I honestly found the prices on food average, with a clear hike on beverages (wine is up there and the innocent offer of “still or sparkling” rang in @ $9). Liked...More

Thank shnti
ToptableGroupTeam, General Manager at Blue Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Shnti, Many thanks for reaching out with regards to your recent dining experience with us. We’re truly sorry that your entree was not prepared correctly and only wish that we could have replaced it for you during service. We will definitely share this comment with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to get a reservation on Open Table and they said no reservations for a month. Our Concierge at The Fairmont on The Waterfront in Vancouver got us a dinner reservation for that same evening!! It was a beautiful facility, with amazing service and a...More

Thank Lettelson
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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March 1, 2017|
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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
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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