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Blue Water Cafe, Vancouver, BC
Blue Water Cafe, Vancouver, BC
Blue Water Cafe, Vancouver, BC
Blue Water Cafe, Vancouver, BC
Blue Water Cafe, Vancouver, BC

Blue Water Cafe

4.6
4.6
4104 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
*Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network and cannot respond to guest reviews.*

We are committed to sourcing sustainable seafood — and crafting innovative and memorable West Coast dishes. Our Raw Bar exudes a true Japanese culinary aesthetic, consistently delivering pure, clean flavours and unique presentations.

The striking dining room provides active views of the “East meets West” kitchen and Raw Bar. The sweeping main bar leads out to the heated patio and the private dining rooms, which hold our deep and diverse wine collection.

Housed in a handsome brick and beam heritage warehouse conversion, Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of the historic and vibrant Yaletown neighbourhood.

Please note: online reservations are available for parties of up to 12 guests. For larger parties, please call. Reservations are not required for seats at our bar.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 4:30 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 688-8078
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Frank Pabst
  • Private party facilities
    Blue Water Cafe offers a unique setting for any occasion. We are very flexible and will tailor-make each event to suit your individual requirements.
  • Private party contact
    Stephan Cachard: (604) 688-8078
  • Neighbourhood
    Yaletown
  • Cross Street
    Helmcken Street
  • Parking Details
    Valet is available nightly beginning at 5:00 pm. Metered street parking is also available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

4,103 Reviews
  1. KylaR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Reviewed on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    The best oysters I've ever had. Great patio and wonderful service.

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  2. JuanitaP

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on December 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Service was excellent and the staff was very helpful and friendly.

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  3. DanaA

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Unbelievably delicious seafood and excellent service.

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  4. AnnaW

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Reviewed on December 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Have dined there many times, from small dinners for two to special events. Professional staff providing consistent service. Great food and good value for price point. Good cocktails and extensive wine list. Seafood towers always a 'wow'. Professional staff

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  5. AdaF

    Vancouver

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Reviewed on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    It's a classic, obviously, the food is excellent. Service was okay, not excellent, but decent enough for a restaurant like Bluewater cafe.

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  6. gadgetgirl

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Reviewed on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Never a bad meal at Blue Water. Great Service and you cant go wrong for a business meal or special occasion.

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  7. Foodeater

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Reviewed on December 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Well prepared and present food and excellent sake.

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  8. jenniferb

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Reviewed on November 25, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    The food was ok, a bit uninspired, clam chowder had been sitting- was thick and salty, and the clam and crab Louie salad had a spoiled avocado- disappointing attention to details.

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  9. DonaldBalanecki

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Incredible Seafood and great place for nice dinner date. Regards Donald Balanecki

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  10. erichaw

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Reviewed on November 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Its been several years, but when we dined there, the food was excellent. Our only issue would be that it is so popular, it gets a bit frenetic, and is always way too loud for casual conversation.

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  11. ColleenD

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Reviewed on November 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Stellar food and service at the sushi bar. Will definitely return to this Vancouver classic.

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  12. Barbara

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Reviewed on October 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Fantastic food, great location and great service. Would highly recommend it.

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  13. MonicaS

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Reviewed on October 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    It's not cheap but the food is worth it! We go here for all our special occasions that we want seafood! Great food, great vibe, great service!

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  14. BradyC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on October 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Great place. We really enjoyed our. Visit. Food was amazing.

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  15. Fastcharlie

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on October 5, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    Good food, but really overpriced and somewhat pretentious.

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  16. marleneC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on September 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    great food, always have a wonderful experience here. Love the sable fish, it is my favorite thing on their menu.

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  17. LindsayL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Reviewed on September 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Still my favorite go to seafood restaurant in the city. Expecially nice when you can sit on the patio

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  18. Momsnightout

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Reviewed on August 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Delicious and nice bar. Great for date or client dinner. Good location.

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  19. MurissaS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on August 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Fantastic food. I like to go here for the sushi if I am dinning with friends. If it is a special occasion, the lobster with beurre blanc is outstanding.

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  20. Murph

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As good as advertised!

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  21. Chachi

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    My best seafood experience eating in a city that is full of amazing seafood restaurants. First class service, creative appetizers and delicious entrees. It is always packed so be sure to make a reservation.

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  22. KathyB

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Reviewed on August 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Fun spot, great food and service. We had a team lunch there and it was perfect!

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  23. ChristopherN

    Vancouver

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Reviewed on August 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    They good staff and a welcoming environment. They are always friendly

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  24. Yves

    Vancouver

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Reviewed on August 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Every visit to Blue Water is a gastronomic oasis and a rest for the soul. The brigade focusses on ever dish, every side, and all of the elements have their own, curated taste and power. Over the years I have gone there sometimes right off the plane and been rejuvenated by the service, the food, and the TLC that the floor manager ensures flows to everyone.

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  25. foodie

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Really nice :) Great service, delicious food. They know how to make everything taste good. I can't wait to go back again.

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  26. lindav

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    second vacation to Vancouver and both times visited Blue Water Café, this time with Irish cousins who were visiting from Belfast, we all loved the food, service and experience, many thanks to all who were involved in making the evening special

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  27. moejo

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    The best seafood restaurant I have experienced. Can't wait to go back. They have a very large and efficient staff, well trained and very attentive. I have been there once for a dinner and once for a 50th anniversary celebration and everything was superb both times. I highly recommend it.

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  28. RoJoEats

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on July 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Love this place, have never been disappointed ever. Food is always the yums!!! Definitely would recommend to anyone of my friends. Keep up the great work!

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  29. MonicaQM

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Our server was outstanding. I just think a couple small plates were a tad overpriced but we were very happy with the experience. They have a great list of wines. I absolutely recommend!

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  30. WayneS

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Reviewed on July 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    As always, we were delighted to introduce our guests to your South Surrey facility. We could hear in their voices that their experience echoed ours. We're consistently pleased and grateful for the kindness shown to us through your great service and outstanding food quality. Bravo S & L Restaurants and by extension, the Joseph Richard Group. ~ W. Shaw

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  31. MichelleV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on July 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Incredible knowledge of the menu, cheerful service that made this fine dining experience feel low-key. Wonderful spot. Upon making the reservation, it was implied that there were few spots available, and that we'd have to finish up in 1.5 hours - place was virtually empty on arrival. Not sure why that practice is in place, but Blue Water Cafe is a wonderful spot for out-of-towners and special occasions alike.

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  32. RobA

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious; our server explained the oyster selection to us, and along with the La Frenz Chardonnay, they were magnificent. The main courses were equally wonderful, and dessert was the perfect finish. Such a great evening!

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  33. Trudi

    Munich

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on June 27, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    I was not confinced from the food. The Service was okay but not best and it was loud

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  34. Scott

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was for my Mothers Birthday, and the experience was excellent.

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  35. PattyMac1948

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Reviewed on June 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    We were in Vancouver for a Pre-cruise visit and really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was fantastic. We had the fish tacos and they reminded me of many happy times spent in San Felipe, Baja California where I first became acquainted with fish tacos!! The drinks were also very good and the view was great. Would definitely dine here again. The service and the food was wonderful.

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  36. Pediatrix

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was fabulous at all levels from food to service and ambiance

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  37. GundulaD

    Berlin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zum Abschluss unserer Kanada Reise haben wir im Blue Water Café gegessen. Das Essen war ausgezeichnet. Das Dessert etwas einfach. Die Lautstärke war sehr hoch. Es war ein Erlebnis!

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  38. Forge

    Manchester

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent seafood and atmosphere. Second time there and we were not disappointed

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Considering the price of meals, the food was expected to be better. Service could also have been more thoughtful since we were foreign guests not user to the menu.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Saxony

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Mit Sicherheit eines der besten seafood –Restaurants auf dem nordamerikanischen Kontinent. Sowohl Auswahl als auch Qualität der Speisen sind erste Klasse. Kein Chi-Chi, sondern beste, frischeste Zutaten gekonnt arrangiert und präsentiert. Die Weinkarte ist ordentlich, bedarf aber der Abrundung nach oben. Dafür ist die Bestückung der Bar von geradezu unglaublicher Vielfalt; die Barkeeper haben alles drauf, was jemals einem Mixbecher entkommen ist. Der Laden ist wahnsinnig beliebt und deswegen auch entsprechend laut, nein LAUT. Habe extra meinen Flug um einen Tag verschoben, um einen Abend dort verleben zu können – und es hat sich gelohnt!

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Blue Water Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 4104 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Blue Water Cafe

1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Helmcken Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Yaletown
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 4:30 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet is available nightly beginning at 5:00 pm. Metered street parking is also available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Frank Pabst
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 688-8078
  • Private party facilities
    Blue Water Cafe offers a unique setting for any occasion. We are very flexible and will tailor-make each event to suit your individual requirements.
  • Private party contact
    Stephan Cachard: (604) 688-8078
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