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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (231 reviews)
“halibut” (112 reviews)
“crab cakes” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
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 2 days ago

Spacious and inviting environment with a good number of tables overlooking the water. Best sablefish I’ve ever tasted.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Perry S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant in a prime location. They are convenient to the theatres on Granville Island, as well as to downtown. Service is great - attentive without being obtrusive. The menu was very good. My wife and I both had the Sable fish,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dan468
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took an aqua-bus to get to Granville island from Science World. Then bumped into Sandbar under the Granville Bridge. I've heard lot of good things about Sandbar but never had the chance get in before. After we walk passed the door, we were amazed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mahib_Islam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was lovely to sit on the heated patio by the ocean. The sushi I ordered was average/ good. I had 3 pieces left and asked them to be packed up. Our server was not attentive toward the end of our meal, we had to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KTandLee
Sequoia R, Customer Service Coordinator at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear KT and Lee, 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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were staying at the Granville Island Hotel, it was an enjoyable stroll over to this restaurant that we have been to many times since 2002. We made a reservation as it was a Saturday evening and we hoped for a window table which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MandB56
Reviewed 1 week ago

We (a family group of 14 aged 7 to 80) went to the Sandbar for a Significant Birthday Brunch/Lunch. Our reservation was for 11:00 am on a Saturday. Overall we found the food and service to be excellent. The bonus birthday cake dessert for the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Frugal65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after all these years. its going down, food is not so great.service is poor.they are loosing market share for fine dinning

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aghamory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was awesome! Service was great too! There was a wait for the restaurant it the full menu was available at the bar tables so we ate there. Highly recommend the Black Cod.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lanz1384
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to get the corner table on the second floor with a fabulous view of Granville Island. Dining under the bridge was spectacular and the fish and chips were great to. Even in the rain on an overcast day the view was great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 191Linda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the recommendation of my sister we went for lunch ate the Sandbar Restaraunt - and I'm sure glad we did! The Black Cod - sable fish was amazing! My son throughorly enjoyed the hot pot. A must go to food experience while touring Grandville...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Teri1157
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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, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Island
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-9030
  • E-mail
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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