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Blue Water Cafe

4.6
4.6
4167 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

  • 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 4,167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KR

    KylaR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Reviewed on January 25, 2020

    overall5foodserviceambience
    The best oysters I've ever had. Great patio and wonderful service.
  2. JP

    JuanitaP

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on December 30, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Service was excellent and the staff was very helpful and friendly.
  3. DA

    DanaA

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on December 15, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Unbelievably delicious seafood and excellent service.
  4. AW

    AnnaW

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on December 12, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    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
  5. AF

    AdaF

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Reviewed on December 6, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    It's a classic, obviously, the food is excellent. Service was okay, not excellent, but decent enough for a restaurant like Bluewater cafe.
  6. g

    gadgetgirl

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Reviewed on December 6, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Never a bad meal at Blue Water. Great Service and you cant go wrong for a business meal or special occasion.
  7. F

    Foodeater

    Vancouver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Reviewed on December 2, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Well prepared and present food and excellent sake.
  8. j

    jenniferb

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Reviewed on November 25, 2019

    overall2foodserviceambience
    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.
  9. DB

    DonaldBalanecki

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on November 9, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Incredible Seafood and great place for nice dinner date. Regards Donald Balanecki
  10. e

    erichaw

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Reviewed on November 7, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    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.
  11. CD

    ColleenD

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Reviewed on November 3, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Stellar food and service at the sushi bar. Will definitely return to this Vancouver classic.
  12. B

    Barbara

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Reviewed on October 21, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Fantastic food, great location and great service. Would highly recommend it.
  13. MS

    MonicaS

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Reviewed on October 19, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    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!
  14. BC

    BradyC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on October 14, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Great place. We really enjoyed our. Visit. Food was amazing.
  15. F

    Fastcharlie

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on October 5, 2019

    overall2foodserviceambience
    Good food, but really overpriced and somewhat pretentious.
  16. C

    marleneC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on September 24, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    great food, always have a wonderful experience here. Love the sable fish, it is my favorite thing on their menu.
  17. LL

    LindsayL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Reviewed on September 3, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Still my favorite go to seafood restaurant in the city. Expecially nice when you can sit on the patio
  18. M

    Momsnightout

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Reviewed on August 28, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Delicious and nice bar. Great for date or client dinner. Good location.
  19. MS

    MurissaS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on August 26, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    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.
  20. M

    Murph

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as advertised!
  21. C

    Chachi

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on August 17, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    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.
  22. KB

    KathyB

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on August 15, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Fun spot, great food and service. We had a team lunch there and it was perfect!
  23. CN

    ChristopherN

    Vancouver

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Reviewed on August 9, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    They good staff and a welcoming environment. They are always friendly
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Reviewed on August 8, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    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.
  25. f

    foodie

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on August 4, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Really nice :) Great service, delicious food. They know how to make everything taste good. I can't wait to go back again.
  26. l

    lindav

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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
  27. m

    moejo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on July 28, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    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.
  28. RJ

    RoJoEats

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on July 23, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    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!
  29. MQ

    MonicaQM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  30. WS

    WayneS

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Reviewed on July 15, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    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
  31. MV

    MichelleV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on July 8, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    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.
  32. RA

    RobA

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  33. T

    Trudi

    Munich

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on June 27, 2019

    overall2foodserviceambience
    I was not confinced from the food. The Service was okay but not best and it was loud
  34. S

    Scott

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was for my Mothers Birthday, and the experience was excellent.
  35. PM

    PattyMac1948

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Reviewed on June 22, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    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.
  36. P

    Pediatrix

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was fabulous at all levels from food to service and ambiance
  37. GD

    GundulaD

    Berlin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  38. F

    Forge

    Manchester

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood and atmosphere. Second time there and we were not disappointed
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saxony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    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 4167 OpenTable diners.

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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

  • 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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