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Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, Vancouver, BC

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean

4.6
4.6
460 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean

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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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 416-0880
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Culinary Director: Mark Greenfield
  • Private party facilities
    Our Beautiful Cabana offers a light and airy socially distant private dining room for larger groups
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Pender
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 460 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

460 Reviews
  1. Oceanparkbabe

    Portland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We picked one of the busiest days ( Mother’s Day) to have dinner at Hydra. Everything went well from start to finish. Great window table, reasonable glasses of wine and delicious salmon dip for a starter. We choose moussaka and souvlaki for entrees and shared. The moussaka came with a generous Greek salad and the souvlaki had two skewers of chicken. Quite a traditional meal but nevertheless well presented and cooked to perfection. Roman was a professional but friendly server and is excellent at his job. We’ll certainly return and try some seafood which looked delicious.

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  2. StanleyC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The online system gave us a reservation time of 10.45am. The restaurant double checked with us by text the previous night that we would arrive by 10.30am. When we arrived, we were told the the restaurant is closing in 15 minutes and only breakfast was being served. We had to leave and leaving us in the lurch on Mothers Day without a reservation elsewhere.

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  3. RichardP

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Great service. Quite noisy and difficult to talk. Expensive, but worth it.

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  4. LeslieF

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant for family occasions great shared platters something for everyone!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente ambientación, sobretodo el servicio de Brittany.... Felicidades.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. The cloudy and rainy sky opened up for us - everything went superb!

    1 person found this helpful

  7. FlaviaR

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They should have vegan options. Who eat fish liked a lot/

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and the food/wine suggestion was amazing.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. ElizabethS

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cuisine was delicious and so unique. Would definitely vine again!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a last minute reservation for 6. By far the best food I had in Vancouver with outstanding service! Loved the salted whole fish and the octopus was fantastic! The ambience is lively and you can have a conversation without having to yell! I would definitely go back:)

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Messed up the reservation, but it all worked out. Very accommodating for friend with allergies.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. JazM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The noise level was so bad that the two of us had to huddle together at the end of a bistro table for 2 to hear one another, rather than sit across from one another as you would normally. This place is also quite expensive compared to other fancy places we dined at in Vancouver.

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  13. Genevieve

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ended up at the bar great food with great wine organic selection

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  14. AndrewB

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. We were seated very close to the kitchen, so lots of busy traffic. The dining room was quite loud the whole time we were there. Service was very good but just slow. We also didn't like that during our meal, the server said she was going home and introduced us to the server taking over for her. It turned out to be the bartender, so she was not very attentive.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the service exceptional and the atmosphere buzzing. Really enjoyed our evening and can see why it is so highly rated. Pleased I read a review that mentioned that the restaurant is upstairs!

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  16. Csidegirl

    Vancouver

    134 reviews

    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely birthday dinner for two of our group of four. Trevor provided professional and attentive table service with excellent recommendations and even a birthday dessert selection that we supplemented with our favorite, the bougatsa. We will return!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Loved the decor and the ambience. Would definitely recommend.

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  18. Butterfly4

    Vancouver

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My first time at the restaurant. Loved it in spite of the noise.

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  19. Rayne

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fanatstic experience! You can't beat this happy hour for such amazing service, ambiance, and food quality.

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  20. Lilikoi

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and fun! Would be great for a groups too.

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  21. Vanfoodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Hydra never disappoints! Everything is absolutely delicious. The service is also incredible and their sommelier Chris is an expert when it comes to wine pairing. I also love the Greek mythology stories in the bathroom - nice touch!

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  22. tashster

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely experience. Unfortunately one of our friends got really sick after eating the salmon. The servers were wonderful and helped our friend and brought her water and cold wet towels. They even sent us home with a care package of bottled water, a sick bag, and another towel.

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  23. TaniaM

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Made my reservation two weeks in advance and was put into what seemed like the overflow area. We were segregated from the main restaurant. We felt like we were in a wedding hall stuck in a corner. The table kept on wiggling and the chairs seemed like they were spares. For the price I paid, I expected better ambiance. The quality of food was amazing and our sever was top notch.

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  24. Katie

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very very slow. We ordered the Roast chicken platter. The portion was generous, good presentation. The chicken was cooked well, soft and had great texture but lacked any kind of flavor.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ¡Excelente ubicación, comida y servicio! Lo recomiendo.

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  26. ChadM

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an incredible experience here! Was with another couple and the portions are massive. Our eyes were definitely bigger than our stomach but that just means leftovers. Will be back the next time we are in Vancouver for sure

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  27. IanP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    May look a little pricey at first glance, but the platters are great value when you consider that they can easily satisfy 3 or more people. Happy hour drinks prices are also reasonable. Food was delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. wycaus

    Northern Taiwan

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food is a bit salty,everything else was good. recommend

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  29. markbres

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter did not engage at outset. Proceeded to table and started by asking what we wanted. We had to tell him to slow down so as not to complete our expensive meal in 30 minutes.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. GTPN

    Vancouver

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable meal. The ceviche was great as was the beet salad. The lamb chops could have had a little more char and might have been rested a bit longer. I thought the octopus was a bit over. Over all very good. Being Valentine’s Day a couple small timing issues are forgivable.

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  31. FlaviaR

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good option for a business lunch, good service and the fish was delicious.

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  32. LauraP

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Dine Around Vancouver menu. Very yummy. Great service...almost too good. In and out in less than 2 hours. Felt a bit rushed.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, server was great and overall had a great time.

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  34. Phil

    Vancouver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great experience each time we visit. Excellent food.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the the very tasty grilled octopus, followed by grilled tuna for me & salmon for my companion. Expertly prepared, fresh & very tasty. Ended with the Bougatsa- oh my what a wonderful treat! Service was attentive, professional & very helpful. A truly wonderful experience from the minute we entered this beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend!

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  36. Lily

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was OK, but the service was very slow. We had to wait long time for our table to get ready and then another 30 min to order the food. Yes, the restaurant was busy, but still I think the waiting time was too long.

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  37. winston

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    you need to try the cheese as an appy. as for the meal i had steak which was overly peppery that i couldn't really taste the meat, my husband had the crab stuffed lobster tail he found his food very peppery as well. would recommend losing the pepper shaker

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  38. Viognier2014

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Hiccup with the host who said I didn’t have a reservation. This makes sense as restaurant sent me a text weeks ago asking to confirm my reservation for last week. Host eventually found a table for my party upon showing her my mobile app reservation details. Server might have been new with both appetizer and entree arriving at the same time and drinks came last. Grilled octopus was a bit chewy. Dips and pita chips were amazing. Overall, place was nice but some kinks still need to get ironed out.

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  39. Diner61

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the Dine Out menu. Food was delicious and at a reasonable price.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unwelcome, crowded, ignored and served in such a sloppy and inconsistent way. Menus not given, orders not taken, dishes shoved across the table, everything served by reaching over others and the table, no smile/eye contact or normal server talk, full out ignoring some members of our party of 4. It was weird, like he was trying to be snobby? Not sure, but it just came out as incompetent service. Food was great tasting, but the service, atmosphere and squished in tables did not match the higher tier price level of restaurant. Uncomfortable entire visit. Go elsewhere.

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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 4.6 stars by 460 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean

475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2B3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Pender
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Culinary Director: Mark Greenfield
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 416-0880
  • Private party facilities
    Our Beautiful Cabana offers a light and airy socially distant private dining room for larger groups
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