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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%
Travellers talk about
“sablefish” (188 reviews)
“seafood” (435 reviews)
“scallops” (135 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 via mobile

Blue Water cafe is a very busy restaurant in Yaletown. We visited based on Tripadvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. The menu is predominately seafood with a few items from the land. My tuna tataki to start was wonderfully fresh and tasty - though a little...More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went in Blue water café un ouragan last trip on Vancouver. After a Lonely planet recommandations. Very nice and warm place The service is friendly and perfect The food is great and use local ! They can tell you the Lake the fish bas...More

Thank Antoine V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here last night. The food was excellent. Starters were great (sushi, carrot soup, crab salad) and mains were good (scallops, lobster, Sturgeon, Chicken). The waiter was terrific and was very considerate of allergies. They had gluten free bread for us....More

Thank misanthropicdreamer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Blue Water is absolutely amazing. It's not just food it's an experience. I would go back here every day and not get bored. Xx

Thank twistedfoodlover
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

THIS has become one of my favorite restaurant, loved everything about it from oysters, main dish, wine list and services. Sat on the patio which was really nice.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Whatever I say is going to be redundant to what everyone else says. The place is fabulous. The oysters were perfect (west coast oysters), the halibut was sensational, sushi was top drawer, drinks perfectly made, service exceptional. This would be on my do not miss...More

Thank hennrod
Reviewed 6 days ago

Save your money in order to dine here. Having said that, the food is remarkable. We sent cleaned plates back to the kitchen, and smiled the entire time. It is AMAZING food and service.

Thank C4288POmaryb
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have dined at this restaurant many times. Excellent fresh fish and known for their raw bar. I normally do not try raw food, but tried it and enjoyed it here at this restaurant. Make reservations, as this is a popular restaurant. Paid parking. Can be...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A seafood fan but picky fish eater. Was going to order halibut and saw all the reviewers raving about the sablefish. I could swear I did not like that fish but couldn't turn away from the positive reviews. So I rolled the dice and ordered...More

1  Thank robjsen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every city has a restaurant that defines its category. In Vancouver, the signature seafood restaurant is Blue Water. We come all the way from Tucson, Arizona, to visit friends every summer, and we always dine at Blue Water. We are always delighted. Mon cherie had...More

Thank Larry B
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
26 October 2016|
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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