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Blue Water Cafe

Travellers' Choice award winner
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Yaletown & False Creek North
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1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada (Helmcken St.)
+1 604-688-8078
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16:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 01:00
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If I go to a high end restaurant, I expect the service to be prompt, which is not the case here. Had to wait 10 mins to even get greeted by anyone at the door, the wine took over 15 mins etc...the food was good, but again, didnt wow me. Also, probably the only restaurant I ve been to that... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My last experience wasn't very good last time so I thought I would give them another try. That's it I'm out. This was my favourite place in the city to eat and entertain and I must say goodbye. Tonight I brought a 1997 Sasscaia to enjoy. The server grabbed it by the neck and swung it over to the side... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Blue Water Cafe for my sister's birthday, and we were not impressed. The food was not up to the advertised quality. Not to mention the prices at this place are absolutely disgustingly high. Our server kept making awkward conversations and didn't know how to make a guest feel welcomed. It felt like they just wanted to take our... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My second visit and again celebrating a special occasion. Service was very good/helpful, albeit a bit slow between courses. Fresh local oysters were fantastic as were all entrees, the sable fish to die for, not to mention the on the house creme brûlée with happy birthday wishes. Must mention our leisurely pace with no feelings of being rushed.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While I don't always agree with the TripAdvisor rankings this one is spot on. I have been to Michelin starred restaurants that aren't as good. Everything was on point: the food, the service, and the ambiance were all excellent. The oysters and sushi were simply out of this world and we topped it off with a pear bread pudding dessert... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Blue Water before and everytime I leave thinking how amazing the fresh seafood is. Everything about this restaurant is amazing. The atmosphere, the food service, the cocktail and wine service and of course the quality of food. Coming from Ontario we do not have access the the west coast fresh Sockeye salmon, oysters and other west... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was on holiday in Vancouver and looking to eat some great food. Blue Water did not disappoint. I sat at the sushi bar and was thoroughly entertained. The sushi chefs worked masterfully. It was a delight to watch them. The food tasted amazing.

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Thank James B
Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were ready for a break at the end of an amazing day of shopping and we found the right spot for it. We enjoyed fantastic lobster and calamari. Staff was very cordial and attentive.

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Thank myharleyman53
Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to blue water cafe with a friend to try their sushi. Their sushi was nothing special, very basic. Their oysters are always to die for, very fresh and tasty. If you visit, do so for their steak, seafood, oysters, and service. Not as a sushi stop.

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Belle River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent food and very well presented the staff was very cordial and did everything to make it an enjoyable evening

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$38
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 01:00
Monday
16:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 01:00
Thursday
16:30 - 01:00
Friday
16:30 - 01:00
Saturday
16:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
    (Helmcken St.)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Neighbourhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Phone Number: +1 604-688-8078
Description
Blue Water Cafe is Vancouver's definitive destination for seafood, widely known for its excellence in celebrating the extraordinary flavours of BC. Consistently awarded "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Vancouver and recognized for its unparalleled service, an evening at Blue Water Cafe is truly an unforgettable experience.

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