Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean

4.3
68 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
Welcome back!
The health and safety of our guests and staff is our utmost priority.
As we welcome you back for Dine-in Service we want you to know that we have implemented enhanced measures to our already meticulous health, safety and cleanliness protocols.
Seating capacity reduced by 50% (6 ppl)
Tables and surfaces will be sanitized after each use
Team has completed enhanced training, will be wearing PPE and undergoes daily health checks.
Increased hand washing/sanitizer stations for guests and staff.
Single use and digital menus

Please avoid joining us if you feel unwell or have traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days (Delivery available)
Maintain physical distancing and obey signage
Follow proper hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette
Thanks for your support!
Named after the beautiful Greek island in the Aegean Sea, Hydra offers Vancouver’s freshest selections from the sea and local farms. Traditional dishes brought to you with perfect execution at Hydra Estiatorio.

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Offers

The Happiest Happy Hour

Starting Oct 15, 2020 · Sun 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Mon - Fri 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Sat 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Enjoy $5 drinks and $10 plates, 7 days a week from 3-6 PM

Greek Feast Sundays

Starting Oct 15, 2020 · Sun - Sat 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Order 2 or more Family Platters and receive 15% off all platters

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 68 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent and knew about all the different dishes. He suggested wonderful options and we were not disappointed.
The sommelier on duty was also excellent with a superb choice of wine to accompany our meal.
Just when I thought I was full, we HAD to try ALL three desserts... YUMMY!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great! Fabulous service, great food! Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Try the specials they are usually quite interesting and well priced. Had a huge platter for 2 with meat (lamb, steak, chicken and also the most delicious prawns) for $78 added a couple starters and had enough to bring home for a midnight snack.
Cocktail list is unique if you are into that. Not my thing, but, I appreciate the option 🤗

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vipCorryD
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Although we found the restaurant upstairs was not operating, we were greeted and taken downstairs to the bar area to a nice table there. The food was very good and interesting along with some traditional Greek dishes. We especially enjoyed the octopus. Service was attentive.

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FrankT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The service was very good and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely divine experience - food and service were outstanding! Salmon dish was to die for... will be back!

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AndrewM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and wine. Service was also good.

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vipAdrianaS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were amazing!

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vipJesseD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The staff were extremely friendly.

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vipcognac99
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

All Great !
A really nice lounge dinner or lunch place.
We have ordered a roasted lemon chicken, all very well presented and nicely dressed up...just the chicken would be better prepared for the right cooking .
Overall great service, great environment...music should be better pick -- jazzy will fit better !!

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vipAlexandrosA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service.
Although I would prefer to be basking in the Mediterranean sun this summer, this really is the best alternative.
Bring friends and Kalo Orexi!

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vipPhilR
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great.
Some of the appetizers were ok but the leg of lamb was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very lovely, great server, such great food!

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Cindyb
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Fair price. Variety. Safe. We’l sure come back 😄

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ryan
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Very empty and service was awkward. Empty tables everywhere but they wouldn't seat us by a window.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good ambience. Exceptional service. A very new and welcomed approach to Greek food. Suggest the grilled fish that amazing. Did I mention exceptional service?

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MichaelM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely outing. Great service. I really like the shared plate type eating experience rather than individual meal/plates. Not only does it add to a community experience at your table, it also makes the meal a bit more cost effective (adds value).

Thanks for a great night:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful interior, great atmosphere. Service was slow and the food was ok. Definely great experience but not going to be a regular for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and fantastic service! Will definitely go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding and the server was nice

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5Lau
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Our server got the entree and side dish wrong for one of our guests, I ordered a martini with Tito’s but they had to run elsewhere to restock the Tito’s which took a while. I would of asked for a different vodka instead of the wait but the server insisted instead of listening to my request. Overall the food was good and server was courteous.

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MichaelC
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and the decor is beautiful! Ordered the Roast chicken and the portion is just right for two people.

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vipIdas123
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

fish and chip was the most boring fish and chips i ever had..

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The set menus for Valentine’s Day wasn’t a big hit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

I made the big mistake of taking my girl there on Valentine’s Day. The menu was set, very overpriced for underwhelming food, I just think they pre-plated the food and it just sat out. Service was bad but I really don’t blame our guy at all. We think he did his best and much support was given to him. Drinks had no booze, what was suppose to be a double tasted like water , and when I asked for a double I get the funny response of “Sir it already is one”. Holy Chrysler did he make me feel like an alcoholic. All in all I felt like I let my ol’ lady down considering we were excited to share a memorable experience together. I bet any other night this place is great, just not on Valentine’s Day smh

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vipdavidi
Las Vegas
65 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tremendous small plates and dips. Grilled whole fish was perfectly cooked and delicious

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SKvancouver
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for an excellent experience. It was the little details - regular but not too overbearing visits by our server, he mentioned that the dips were recipes of the chef's grandma, he poured extra dressing onto our salads when he realized that we did not take the entire portion. He allowed us to taste the dine out menu even though dine out had finished. Friendly, and genuine customer service made our experience memorable. Thank you to the team for this wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was very good, excellent service by our server!
Tried the dine out Vancouver menu.

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MarianaD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I did not get the big fuzz about this place. I had high hopes I guess

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was pretty good, I had high expectations based on reviews and was a little disappointed with the lobster pasta, was quite bland but the lamb was great.

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vipMarciK
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servers went above and beyond! Food was out of this world delicious!!

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Noosiekins
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I've already shared this with the restaurant directly & have heard back from them, but here is gist what I told them:

"Finding our way to the front of Hydra was proven to be difficult. The address listed for the restaurant is Howe Street, however, entering through Howe, there are no indication of where the restaurant is located [inside the building]. We walked through the maze to find the restaurant with a 2nd entrance on West Pender. "

"There were no indication upon walking into the building that you will only be greeted at the 2nd floor entrance... We had to ask the bartender on the lower floor if the restaurant is upstairs when we found the hostess booth but no hostess. The grand staircase in the middle of the restaurant is beautiful, however, it leads up to the middle of the restaurant, and again, no one to greet us. Staffed walked by us a few times, not acknowledging us, before we saw the glowing "HYDRA" sign and figure that we may be able to find someone to help us there. When we did find [the] 2nd entrance, we were once again greeted with an empty hostess stand. We stood there unsure if we would ever be helped for a good 3-5 minutes before someone returned to take us to our table.

"Where we were seated, there was a large party there...Throughout the night, it felt as though [our waitress] was more focused on serving the other big party before attending to us. Perhaps it was because they ordered 2 Whole Fish orders and many oyster platers and are spending much more than $45/head.

"The dine out menu's food was fine...The presentation of the plates was good. Sprouts as a garnish on the cheesecake dessert was a bit weird...Our experience was already spoiled and fine food doesn't help erase how undervalued we felt as a customer - where a table with the highest bill got the true service."

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vipLioness0817
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sharing plates. Great happy hour. Great for lunch meetings!

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VeronicaK
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Went for dine out Vancouver but it hasn’t started yet however the lunch deal was great.

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vipDinner
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Overall experience was ok! Beautiful restaurant but food was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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vipCaribrice
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

For special occasions we like to dine so we booked the Christmas Eve Dinner at Hydra and we were not disappointed!
Our menu consisted of the Chef's Amuse which was a mediterranean sushi roll, Tomato salad, a Spread Sampler with six different spreads (Melitzana/fava/xtipiti/menta/tzatziki/red pepper) and Whole Grilled Mediterranean Fish which we confirmed was flown in from the Mediterranean! For desert we had Chocolate syrup pie (Honey & icing sugar biscuit/double baked chocolate pie/cacao syrup) and Galaktoboureko in layers (Lemon semolina filling/cinnamon/yogurt mousse). The ambiance was mildly energetic and our thanks to Petra and Mark for the excellent service during our 4 hour dining experience.

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vipHinaP
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had our annual Christmas dinner at your lovely restaurant and really enjoyed everything. Sarah did an amazing job. Thank you!

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JoelleC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Waiter was amazing. Was surprised the room was so empty for a Sat night. Would like to experience the room at full capacity.

FAQs

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 416-0880.

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean is rated 4.3 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.