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The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

1535 Johnston Street | Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
+1 604-669-9030
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1535 Johnston Street | Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent location right by the river and bridge, service excellent, all the food coming out looked great unfortunately I chose the hot pot fish curry and was left disappointed by the lack of taste of this dish. Will choose differently if I ever return.

Thank Bobandmaggie
Reviewed 2 days ago

As usual the food and ambiance were just great. What took it over the top for us was the attentive staff. Our waiter, Jason, attended to every detail of our meal - a celebration of our daughter’s birthday - and made it a very memorable...More

Thank Connie T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were glad we had made reservations, because they gave us a great table on the rooftop, from where you could see the boats and the bridge. We had 4 small plates for the three of us, and it was too much food, three would...More

1  Thank Barun C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just returned from one of my many visits to Vancouver and don’t know how I missed this great restaurant on previous trips .. From the warm welcoming of the hostess , to the extensive menu full of fresh seafood choices that were delicious , to...More

Thank nanapoppi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant a few times, and this time I tried the blackened fish tacos, they were excellent. I would get these again. It was an awesome view in the afternoon on the outer deck.

1  Thank rcsinclair21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the place looked interesting, we were disappointed to find that the hostesses were rude, and did not acknowledge or greet us (were chatting with each other at the front). We walked out after a few minutes of waiting. It’s unfortunate, because we were looking...More

Thank Littlebird133
Sequoia R, Customer Service Coordinator at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to communicate your dining experience as we value your feedback. We apologize for your unsatisfactory experience and our restaurant manager would appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you. If it is convenient, please email your phone number to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed stopping here for some late afternoon raw bar and wine. We were impressed with the oysters.

Thank Madeline T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant and everything was amazing! I tried a piece of hamachi nigiri, arctic char and the Belgian pudding. All were incredible. Great service. Highly recommended.

Thank travelbug71Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ran into this jem on a recommendation from a server in Vancouver. We were lucky enough to snag a table along the open air upstairs with a wonderful view. We had the best server who allowed us the time to have...More

1  Thank Katheb123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this spot on Aug 11 in the evening, based on positive reviews I had seen on tripadvisor. Our son is 9 & daughter is 8. And we ALL absolutely loved our meals! Our server Katie was excellent; quick, efficient service...More

1  Thank Matthew M
Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out,
Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios,
hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all
offer a plethora of activities and entertainment
options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh
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Carla M
March 10, 2018|
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Response from Lynn H | Reviewed this property |
I would enjoy dinner there if it was my Wedding Anniversary, so I agree with the comments made by the other reviewers. Have a great evening!
June 30, 2016|
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Response from Timothy C | Reviewed this property |
yes, go to vancouverdine com this is a website for a group of restaurants all under the same company, but each offer something a little different. Then just click on the Sandbar on the right.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1535 Johnston Street | Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-9030
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The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant is located in Granville Island beside the Public Market. Their unique patio is under the Granville Street Bridge, overlooking False Creek. Enjoy sushi from Chef Hoshi’s Sushi Bar, open all week from 5:30pm onwards. From Thursday to Sunday, the Teredo Lounge transforms into a trendy piano bar. Featuring a variety of local brew, the Sandbar is an exciting place to listen to live music, enjoy fresh tapas and meet great people.
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