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The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

1535 Johnston Street | Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
+1 604-669-9030
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (231 reviews)
“halibut” (112 reviews)
“crab cakes” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1535 Johnston Street | Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out for dinner on this Friday evening around 6:30 and we were able to find a free parking spot near the restaurant across from the Granville Island Market. On short notice, I initially tried to get a reservation online but there was no...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us came here after a company event down the street. The atmosphere is nice and the live music was a big plus. We decided to make our dinner family style, sharing a bunch of dishes. We had two orders of the brussels...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was outstanding!! Fish of the day was just lovely. As they say never enough butter. Good local drinks

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wade76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waitress we had was excellent--very helpful, attentive, and friendly. This set the tone for a very nice lunch. I had the dungeness crab which I had been craving. I was not disappointed. The setting overlooking the bay is ideal. If I lived in Vancouver,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sandbar is a multi-level restaurant @ Granville Island. We went on Friday night and the place was apcked (Ensure you book). Our waiter was excellent - Very attentive and friendly. Oysters and crab cakes to start which was excellent and the Mrs had Lobster...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BigBearLah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Great atmosphere, service staff were great. Menu selection of fresh seafood extensive. I had the squid and shrimp dim sum. Drawbacks would be the noise and prices.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Misterrude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food with an amazing views. Food was delicious and served by lovely and very friendly staff. We had a perfect evening with a high quality food and wine.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michalea G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A west coast restaurant on Granville Island. There is always an extensive fresh sheet with yummy seafood. Love the halibut!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 120janeh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view of the city. We enjoyed the ferry ride and just a short walk to the restaurant. Excellent food. The three course salmon meal was delicious. Chocolate truffle cake was amazing.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank huskerhawkeyehome
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t complain one bit about the food. Fan-friggin-tastic. Fresh and delicious seafood. I wouldn’t expect anything less than excellence. Sadly the service was just unacceptable. The server was fine. He did his job. He took the order. He explained the menu. He visited ONCE during...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fordstaff
Sequoia R, Customer Service Coordinator at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to communicate your dining experience as we value your feedback. We apologize for your unsatisfactory experience and our restaurant manager would appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you. If it is convenient, please email your phone number to...More

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One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out,
Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios,
hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all
offer a plethora of activities and entertainment
options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh
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Carla M
10 March 2018|
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Response from Lynn H | Reviewed this property |
I would enjoy dinner there if it was my Wedding Anniversary, so I agree with the comments made by the other reviewers. Have a great evening!
1 July 2016|
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Response from Timothy C | Reviewed this property |
yes, go to vancouverdine com this is a website for a group of restaurants all under the same company, but each offer something a little different. Then just click on the Sandbar on the right.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1535 Johnston Street | Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-9030
  • E-mail
The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant is located in Granville Island beside the Public Market. Their unique patio is under the Granville Street Bridge, overlooking False Creek. Enjoy sushi from Chef Hoshi’s Sushi Bar, open all week from 5:30pm onwards. From Thursday to Sunday, the Teredo Lounge transforms into a trendy piano bar. Featuring a variety of local brew, the Sandbar is an exciting place to listen to live music, enjoy fresh tapas and meet great people.
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