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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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“sablefish” (192 reviews)
“seafood” (449 reviews)
“scallops” (141 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 yesterday

An excellent all around dining experience. The fresh oyster selection was extensive and succulent. All of us had the halibut dinner special which was cooked to perfection. Of particular note was our server. She was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about the offerings. She didn't hover...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed yesterday

Visited Blue Water Cafe again for dinner. As before, a good menu with excellent quality. The oyster menu remains a highlight. The only mark against the restaurant is (as happened the previous time) that the white wine is served too cold - this shouldn't happen...More

Thank dunatov
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal on the outside terrace, the selection of oysters were fantastic especially with the frozen vodka! All our main dishes were outstanding, especially the scallops and sablefish. The service however was only so so. Having ordered wine we had to in...More

Thank StewartRobert
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four of us did dinner here. The food was excellent. I had scallops. Most tender I have ever had. Others had char which they enjoyed. Would definitely go back

Thank PhoenisSunDog
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first night in Vancouver and we had some fabulous seafood. We arrived at the restaurant about 30 minutes early and they graciously accommodated our early arrival. We enjoyed the tiered seafood platter for two and had lobster tails for dinner. The food was delicious!

Thank lbarb711
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's only fair that I mentioned that we ordered just appetizers of which three out of five were good we had higher expectations in regards to the food based on previous reviews we read

1  Thank Chabu H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the one of the best restaurants in the downtown area of Vancouver. The sushi is phenomenal and everything else we had was great to. Service was great. GET A RESERVATION SOON BECAUSE THEY BOOK UP.

Thank James A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wide variety of oysters, sushi and main entrees with meat and fish. I had sable for the first time and it was prepared perfectly with delicious verges on the side. Amazing service! I wish I remembered our servers name because she was outstanding! Very upbeat,...More

Thank remarks22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect service , great cocktails! We had the tiered seafood platter. Was great, a couple bings were t quite enjoyable such as the jellyfish but all in all awesome. Each toilet in the washroom has a bidet seat which is such a great idea!!

Thank Jacdoan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very diverse menu. Special mention for the yellowtail sushi rolls and the grilled scallops. Large selection of cold sakes. There are tables on the terrace with heaters for those interested. Service was very attentive with good recommendations and knowledge of ingredients. All dishes were excellent....More

Thank mmadar
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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Not when I was there
2 November 2016|
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Not even close
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 40
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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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