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Blue Water Cafe

4.7
3885 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: 5pm–11pm
Bar: 4:30pm–12am
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Phone number
(604) 688-8078
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Frank Pabst
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Helmcken Street
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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, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 3885 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We loved the food and we were treated so well by our server. She helped us pick the perfect wine from their incredible wine list! We will be Back!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We came here for a pre-show meal--we requested a quieter table due to one of our party being a bit hard of hearing. The restaurant accommodated us with a nice table at the back where the music was softer. We had appys and seafood mains (ran out of time for dessert)--the food was top notch, and the service was friendly, attentive and efficient. Would highly recommend this restaurant if you'd like a delicious meal accompanied by excellent service. Will definitely come back for dinner and to try the desserts next time.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were here before Paul Simon Concert Wed 16th may 5:30pm our Server was wonderful knowledgeable, funny, calm, fast, professional, excited about food knew all teh ingredients, absolutely fabulous. Be nice if they introduced their name, some do some dont in all the years we haev come, Tara M, you are lucky to have her she is a gem!!! She made us laugh about the new toilets when we commented you have!

We are regulars and will see you again soon! LOVE you guys !!! You are teh BEST!!! Your Chefs and Sushi Chefs and yoru whole team look professional and always have great positive attitude. We appreciate you all you do! Thanks for the always excellant food and bevs, the finishing touches in our capuccinos and petite fours, with deserts, made our night!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I have to say I was disappointed with my experience at your restaurant I found the hostess to be snotty and she gave me the once over when I walked in. She walk d away and another woman- who was much n
More professional seated me. I was well-dressed in designer clothes but that's not the point. I don't expect that kind of attitude in high-end restaurant and it's certainly not one that I have experienced elsewhere

The server was excellent and only good things to say about her.

Disappointed at the lack of options for Celiacs - especially the fish. I opted for the cod- which was overcooked and dry. Tasted like it had been frozen. . I didn't eat much of it - but didn't want to embarrass my friend and make a big deal out of it so I didn't say anything.

The gluten free bread was lovely --: as was the curry flavoured butter.

I was happy to see a selection of gluten free desserts and the Panna Cotta was really good.

The bathrooms were poorly lit and seemed a bit run down.

When I went back to the front where my colleague was getting the car from valet I was standing there looking confused because I thought It was it the front but it was outside. three of your staff are standing there not one approached to ask if needed help. As a result I was not able to say goodbye to my friend who I only see occasionally for dinner such as this. Because I didn't come out right away she assumed I had left to walk Home. I arrived on foot and told her I was walking back but I would be right out after the washroom to say goodbye.

I think some of the young women you hire to work at the front need to learn some manners

First time I came to your restaurant last summer I had a very good experience. It was disappointing this time. I'm not sure if I will come back a third time

Thank you for the opportunity provide feedback and I hope it was useful

Best
Colleen

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Decent but not worth the hype. Appetizers were mediocre though the seafood was decent, although this was mostly a testament to their freshness rather than any sort of advanced preparation.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous service!!
Hostess 5 stars!!
Adam and Luc crushed it behind the bar as always .. simply the best
Stefan looks after the WHOLE room!! Amazing
Patio was in full swing

And the food ......was heavenly (we had the halibut as it is the season) Frank/Frank’s ream .... perfection!
See you next week!!
100 % top seafood dining in vancouver!!!
Top in Yaletown !!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Meal with friends in a new city

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I had a great time. The seafood was excellent and so was the service.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

It was a gorgeous day so we sat on the patio for dinner to celebrate my wonderful mother on Mother’s Day. The food was exceptional and the server was charming. The restaurant lived up to its name

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

When sitting outside, too many flies and insects. Not overly pleasant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Kind staff, awesome atmosphere, delicious food. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Outstanding food. Great place and service. Best sablefish I have ever tried, it was cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Blue water is one of my go to places in Vancouver- I took my parents there on Friday and everything from food to wine to service was terrific as usual. They always have great seasonal specials and the spot prawns were "spot on"

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was not good at all for everyones meals and we were 6 people

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great as always! That’s why I dine at Blue Water

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Engaging and helpful, knowledgeable staff, seamless service. Well executed dishes. A reliable go to for delicious seafood.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent food. Great value for money. Friendliness of staff and a high quality selection of local wines. If you’re into seafood, this is as good as it gets.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

No other word for it - Fabulous! We were celebrating our son's 40th birthday and our server Jennifer made the evening exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great atmosphere and food

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Food & service was awesome!!! We were visiting Vancouver & selected Blue Water Cafe based on reviews. Highly recommend. With reservations with we seated right on time. A definite must.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

It was great as usual

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The service wasn’t good as other high class restaurant

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Oysters were outstanding. The presentation of the meal was was wonderful and the food had an explosion of flavor - all excellent. Service was indifferent. Although our server was knowledgeable, his enthusiasm was greatly lacking. It put a slight damper on the whole experience.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Excellent food. Great service. Would recommend definitely.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Lovely restaurant, beautiful presentation, delicious offerings and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Very attentive staff. Excellent service, did not feel rushed at all. Food was outstanding. We had the seafood appetizer for two, which had some nice twists on fresh seafood. My main course sable fish was cooked perfectly with nice layers of flavor throughout the dish. The scallops main was also excellent. Wine list was pricey but there are some hidden gems.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

A simply fabulous experience. One of the best meals, with the best server, I have had in a long time (and I eat out at really nice restaurants all the time). Wonderful place to dine. I will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent food and service as always! Brent and Stephan are amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

An exceptional seafood restaurant. Fish was spectacular and soups were outrageous.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

An exceptional meal, every dish was amazing and not just well thought out but beautifully presented. The food was exceptional and service was professional and yet friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Business group

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Always good!!!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Excellent dinner and excellent service, sushi es delicious and worth the trip

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Excellent experience, tops to tails.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great place, great food, great waiters. Would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Clearly one of the top, and possibly the number 1 restaurant in Vancouver. Everything was perfection. As a main course, we had the special for the day, halibut. It is unusual to have fish be so perfectly fresh and perfectly prepared. The wine list is impressive.
I was happy to find relative value amount the white Burgundies.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Magnifico servicio, delicioso todo

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

I would be pleased with everything, however I drove 45 mins, then asked for change from front of house manager/lead hostess for parking and was refused smugly saying “we don’t do that” even though I planned to spend quite a bit on my anniversary. I spent a half an hour running back and forth trying to fill the meter while my wife sat alone. Cin Cin gave me change ‘immediately’then added it to my bill. No one goes to a restaurant like this to spend 20dollars! Major turn off! If I want exercise I’ll go to the gym. Our server was apologetic and great! No qualms with Him. Transparent, gracious host.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Wonderful seafood and creative tower. Will come back.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Service is very very slow. It was sort of busy but the food took a long time to arrive. The salmon sashimi was not very good or tasty

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