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Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar - Kistilano

#229 of 2,926 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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2201 1st Ave W | 1055 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3E6, Canada (Yew Street)
+1 604-558-4448
17:00 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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North Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with a group for a birthday celebration on a Friday night. I only ordered a beet salad because I had to leave early. However, when the food came fairly quickly and I saw the sumptuous jambalaya, gumbo and other seafood dishes placed before my friends I quickly ordered a side of grilled prawns. Within 5 min. I had... More 

Thank hikerbiker175
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try this place for my husband's birthday with the family but were not sure if it would be ok with a 3 year old. We came shortly after opening at 5:30 on a Sunday. The hostess was very friendly and inviting and offered us a quiet table in the back corner. Both our waiters were super friendly... More 

Thank Linda H
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Delicious food which flavours complement one another, I would high suggest getting the pork belly at was quite possibly my favourite bit of food I've had in the past month. Atmosphere was chill but relatively loud. Great service though.

Thank RedtheKiwi
Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner for 3 at chewies and shared our food. We ordered the crab cakes, southern fried chicken, jambalaya veggies dish and the fried cauliflower. They bought the food out on a fantastic shared plate and we thoroughly enjoyed. We ordered a bottle of wine and the only downside was the wine glasses or lack there of. Would... More 

Thank Justine C
Prince Rupert, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I try and hit up Chewies every time I'm in the city. Always such a great vibe, awesome cocktails and top notch food. Oh yah, and they believe in wine cups never going empty - so that's awesome. This trip I changed it up from the usual wine and oysters and tried out their crab cakes and a side of... More 

Thank jessicarae1053
Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

My brother and I dined at Chewie's Coal Harbour on Friday night. I have never dined at this restaurant as I am from out of town. It was busy due to Dine Out and Happy Hour. Everything we had was amazing. The happy hour items were all a decent size - not sure if it's their "regular" portions being discounted.... More 

Thank JenandBobby
Montreal, Canada
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253 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Chewies is an oyster bar located in one of the most beautiful downtown areas in North America in the city of Vancouver. I was a guest at the place as part of social gathering with colleagues after work while visiting the city. I had a lovely experience but I think they need to step up some parts of their service.... More 

Thank SagaLEB
Helsinki, Finland
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

First thing to say is that the staff has a real great attitude in an genuine way. The place itself is nice - a great ambience. I only had couple of beers and the calamari starter, which really good. Not usual rings, but real BC calamari slices with garlic aioli. It was perfect! The only negative I have is that... More 

Thank BoompawsSurfScoter
Vancouver, Canada
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221 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Well, I have just returned from my fourth and last visit to Chewies on 1st. No more. Quite a few folk I know frequent this place and so I have tried, well, four times to see why. I haven't been able. The menu here suggests a New Orleans connection, but the dishes I have tried that quote this connection such... More 

Thank NormBC
Los Angeles
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this place. The atmosphere was publike and comfy except the music was horribly loud. I had the premium oysters, which were delicious, but really, really, really small. My boyfriend had the Jambolya which he liked but was a really small serving for $22.00. I had the appetizer scallops with bacon, which, again, were delicious, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 1st Ave W | 1055 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3E6, Canada
    (Yew Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are only a short walk from the #2, 4, 7, 22, 44 and 84 bus routes.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-4448
Found in the heart of Kitsilano our soul food New Orleans inspired menu and fresh shucked oysters sourced for the east coast to the west coast of North America our sure to tempt your palate. The buzz and energy that fills Chewies on a nightly basis will whisk you away and leave you so relaxed you will never want to leave. In three words your experience will be... Super, Wicked, Awesome. Our menu features fresh local seafood inspired by the mouth watering flavours of New Orleans. Our steam bar is unique to Vancouver giving guests the chance to experience the true art of steam cooking southern classics such as Gumbo, Seafood Pan Roast & Creole Mussels. You will have an experience you will never forget. Guests can enjoy our patio only 2 blocks from Kitsilano Beach. Our bar pours a wide selection of award winning and locally brewed craft beers. The wine list features wines from Naramata, British Columbia to Mendosa, Argentina and all the way to Marlborough, New Zealand.

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