Oyster Seafood & Rawbar
Oyster Seafood & Rawbar
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Oyster Seafood & Rawbar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rawbar.ca/
  • Phone: 6048990323
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Saturday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pender Street
  • Public Transit: Waterfront Station for both Canada Line and Skytrain Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Oyster Seafood & Rawbar
Vancouver’s financial district raw bar and seafood restaurant. We are all about sustainable seafood with local ingredients and the freshest oyster's in town.
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Oyster Seafood & Rawbar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • small, loud but fresh food
    vashondoug
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Likes: Freshness of food in general, oysters in particular Very good, attentive table service Dislikes: Not for the hearing challenged, loud after work crowd insmall space Chairs did not have a back 2 orders of Bbq oysters came cold (which the waitress took off our bill w/o us having to ask
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    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was all-good! Especially
    Lebu
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    The food was all-good! Especially the oyster motoyaki. There was only one server, who was excellent, but she could have used some help. It is a very small space so don't expect your conversation to be private.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    By chance found this gem! Evita, our server, oyster shucker, hostess supreme made our Sunday dinner a pleasure! Her knowledge of menu resulted in excellent choices that left us truly satisfied. Not to mention the kangaroo tartar...!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The portions are small and now I understand why the menu prices seem reasonable for Vancouver. The food was ok and service was friendly. We had the mixed steamer, cioppino, gnocchi , and cooked oyster appetizers. I should've planned ahead and gotten reservations at the many other wonderful seafood restaurants in town.
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  • Delightful Treat
    HappyladyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Oysters was quite a lovely surprise as the atmosphere upon entertaining was welcoming & quaint. We were greeted by a lovely "do it all", server who made us feel welcomed to her home. The oyster specials & drink of the day, defined and upon ordering she was back at the bar, shucking , preparing our drinks and then serving us. Our service was very impressive , oysters delicious and salad crisp, fresh & plenty. Fish entrees ( sable, scallops , fresh vegetables), absolutely delicious. Looking forward to a return visit to Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you love oysters...
    Miss
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Great oyster bar at local setting. The restaurant is small so reservations should be made on weekends. The food is good and reasonable. ( we are from NY where food tends to be high). We had the sable and seafood stew and it was cooked to perfection. The only downside is that the servers do everything- shuck the oysters, bartend, and cleanup. So they can be overwhelmed if it's crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    vancityduck13VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    amazing oysters!! service was impeccable! we had two dozen oysters and between 4-7 pm. Its a buck a shuck! served with delicous sauces...Our dinner soon followed by two delicous bowls of clam and mussels steamers enjoyed with a few glasses of a very nice cabernet. I thouroughly enoyed OYSTER! On Mondays they have 50 % off on wine bottles. Good food at reasonable prices! Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Located near the Four Seasons Hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The service on Friday night at this restaurant was first class. I started my meal off with the Oysters Rockefeller and they were juicy, flavorful, and filling. For my entrée, I tried the Filet Migon. It was outstanding…perfectly cooked and was one of the best I have ever eaten. The wine list was nice but it could use a few more selections. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening at this restaurant. I will definitely return on my next trip to Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good deals !
    Woody
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    I really appreciated the oysters at $1 each untill 6pm and 50% discount on bottles of wine. Muscadet at $20 instead of $40, this is perfect with oysters
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters in Vancouver
    FrequentTravelerHLVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    This is a very small room (approximately seats 20 person). When you walk in, you are reminded of a "whole-in-wall." Do not let that deter you, the person at the bar is friendly and quite customer focused. The oysters were wonderful as was the salmon. The music coming over the speaker system was traditional jazz. After a long trip from Baltimore and the anticipation of four days of meeting, I found Oyster Seafood and Rawbar exactly what I needed for a respite before the intense activities of meetings and commitments. HL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oysters, wine and dine
    grubhunter
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    This is a GREAT little place with wonderful and friendly service and ambiance. Perfect for couples who want some great oysters and dinner with a setting that allows conversations. Evita and Inese do a fabulous job and take car elf everyone with a smile. We went here for apps before having dinner at Carderos (great view, average food) and then came back and ordered the crab cake entree here!!!!! We should have had dinner at Oyster as their food is wonderful. We spent 5 days in Vancouver for 25th anniv, and I am an Oyster junkie. I tried several very good places, but this is the best!!!!!!!4-7 pm buck a shuck!!!!! Love it!!! Remember, this is not a fast food joint...so just slow down, enjoy your time with friends and gave great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    jac123
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Just had a terrific time. Oysters are always fresh. Had the Steamed Everything and it was a excting to get spotted prawns with this dish as they are in season. Make reservations as this is a very small establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Awesome Seafood
    itsevolutionbby
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    Amazing Oysters, good ambiance (if you don't get the little table in the back), food was excellent. Little slow on the service but there was 2 girls shucking and serving so they did the best they could. The Salmon Flatbread is PHENOMENAL. Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A tiny perfect gem tucked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    A tiny perfect gem tucked away in a classic building. The oysters were to die for -- several varieties available, very fresh, simply presented. The other items we ordered were good, but not outstanding.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was awesome, the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    It was awesome, the food was great!! My friend really liked the restaurant herself as that was her first time. She really enjoyed the music, atmosphere and definitely the food as well.Will definitely be back :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every single dish was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Every single dish was outstanding. Its a real find in an otherwise dreary downtown at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
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  • Beautiful Little Gem
    jac123
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Very small but the food was terrific. Had both the buck a shuck and the Everything steamed seafood. All was fantastic. The Martini's were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was very disappointed in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Was very disappointed in the portion size of the sable fish, literally 2 bites. I've never been served such a small piece before and was basically told that it's exactly the same size....I'm not stupid!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Staff
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Excellent as always, a quaint little spot but great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the service was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    the service was excellent and the woman who shucked the oysters was very attentive even though she was super busy. Love the ambience and it felt cosy and not too noisy or crowded even there are very few tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Great oysters! Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Great oysters! Service was really slow since there was only one girl working the bar and shucking oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The oysters were decent. Cheap
    Gee005
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    The oysters were decent. Cheap though. Everything else tasted good but expensive. The wine was evening expensive. Not a cheap meal afterall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Quaint Spot for a Dinner for Two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I would highly recommend this restaurant for those who love oysters or seafood and like a quiet and relaxing enviornment. It is a quaint and intimate environment, due to its small size, and just right for a dinner for two. The early evening specials make this restaurant a must-visit-again dining choice as you walk away very satisfied having enjoyed a delightful meal at a good price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the waitress was nice when
    isabella000VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    the waitress was nice when we first sat down and when we made our first round of orders. but afterwards she was inside the kitchen and chatting with another person (since we could sort of hear their conversation) behind the curtains and did not check on us for a good 10min. we wanted to order more things but she just did not come back at all. we had to call out "excuse me!" to get her attention (there were not other customers around at all). we only tried the oysters and they were really fresh and tasty but base on the service, we might not go back again.
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  • Best deal on oysters in town!
    Clandrock
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Made a reservation for Valentines Day, and Oyster did not dissapoint. While the servers (also the owners?) are a little rough around the edges, they were helpful and did there best. The food was amazing, buck a shuck from 5-7p everyday is the best deal in town; the crab cakes were by far the best i have ever had; and the mussels were done to perfection and not swimming in overdone wine sauce like most places. Its a small place, seats only 15-20 ppl, so make a reservation to gurantee a seat. The location in the old stock exchange building is super cool. Great place for a date, not so great for a big group outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Felt cheated. The server who
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Felt cheated. The server who greeted/seated us said the first two dozen oysters were a buck a chuck -- period. Before ordering, we confirmed the price. Yet, when she presented the bill, we faced a very different price. When we questioned the server she said, in her broken English, that only some of the oysters were included in the buck a shuck. We paid the bill but we felt ripped off because she changed the story to only one variety being a buck and the other ones ranged from $2.75 to $3.50 an oyster. It was no mistake and she clearly knew what she was doing. Rather than make a scene we paid the bill. In addition the wine was extremely expensive in view of the poor quality of the wine on the list.
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  • some of the daily oysters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    some of the daily oysters are only a dollar from 5 - 7
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Great oysters, very fresh,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Great oysters, very fresh, very delicious. Restaurant was extremely small and the portion was just ridiculous tiny. It's a great place to taste some food but nothing more than that.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Oysters were so fresh and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Oysters were so fresh and the atmosphere was intimate. Great place to bring a date:)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I absolutely love this restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    I absolutely love this restaurant! They have the best oysters all around!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great and price was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Food was great and price was reasonable. Not a lot of seating space. Would go back for sure.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food but with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Excellent food but with a reservation made weeks in advance and a half empty restaurant, we were understandably surprised that two dishes were forgotten (and the servers never owned up or apologized) and no one got to eat at the same time. There was a 45 min time difference between when the first and last at our table were served their mains. Brutal service. Adding in an auto gratuity to the bill yet failing to deliver on decent service is presumptuous and arrogant.
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  • The food on the menu we had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    The food on the menu we had (scallops and crab cakes) were excellent. I would have had 2 doz raw oysters but oysters hadn't arrived yet. As it was I had 1/2 doz raw oysters and they were to die for.....At .75 per oyster this is a steal. Rodney's Oyster House charges 1.50 per oyster and I like their ambience but they aren't Oceanwise. With raw items like oysters a greater variety of sauces could be available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Best oysters in town
    BipqweVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    some of the best oysters I've had. great place for after work drinks and oysters. we had the oysters and clams & mussels. they were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tiny and goog.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Really small restaurant (maybe holds 20 people) but really good food. Especially if you like oysters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • service is good~ but the restaurant
    MsMoody
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    service is good~ but the restaurant is too small. it's nice if have a drink there, but not for dinner tho~
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  • This place is such a find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    This place is such a find. Great place for romantics......and great for a social outing with close friends. I would recommend to anyone who loves seafood, wine and great company.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Simply fantastic. I highly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Simply fantastic. I highly recommend the $1 oyster happy hour from 3 - 7 PM daily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Shockingly small. GREAT food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    The service was amazing, the food was prompt and it was outstanding. It is unexpected at how small it is. I sat at a table in a laughable corner that took a minute to sink in. The table was no bigger then a nightstand, but man' o man' that didnt matter! As the Oysters - raw and prepared were amazing and delicious. The Mussels are delicious! I will be going back very soon. Great place! Be sure to make reservations tho! It is small.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food & service very small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Good food & service very small area so everyone is crammed in there
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic