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Blue Water Cafe

4.7
3761 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, Canadian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5pm–11pm
Bar: 4:30pm–12am
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Phone number
(604) 688-8078
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frank Pabst
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Helmcken Street
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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, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3761 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSusanR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Stunning evening!!!
Each course was authentic and original.
Staff was delightful and professional.

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DNichy 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food and awesome service! Great atmosphere. Vibrant. Great vibe.

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vipFlower (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We went to sample the’Unsung Heroes’ menu, as we do every year. It was outstanding. The service was excellent and our server, Kimberley, charmingly looked after our every need.our only problem is that my husband is very hard-of-hearing and the noise level sometimes defeats him. Nevertheless, Blue Water Cafe remains our favourite restaurant for a fun evening and unsurpassed food and service.

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MauraC 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This place was outstanding! By far one of the best meals I have ever had. The service was amazing, the food was incredible. Had the Sashimi platter and Seafood tower. The presentation was fantastic and the food was like butter!
As for the service, every one from the bartender, the server and the hostess were perfect. And to top it off the ‘maitre d’ ran out in the slushy rain at 11pm to hail us a cab! This restaurant is simply perfect!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Always a good meal

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

food was very good

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Classic Vancouver seafood. The Unsung Heroes menu in February is one of the best dining experiences in the city. Extremely good wine selections and the cocktails are some of the best in the city.

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KatherineM (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great experience. Just be careful if you order a martini. Twice the price for martini 2 oz as advertised on the menu. Bit of a surprise to find a $34 drink charge

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AndrewF (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

What an amazing dinning experience, top notch everything!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a great time there staff is top notch and so is the food

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant was a "must experience" on our list of dining options during our visit to Vancouver and we were not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I look forward to dining at this restaurant again.

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KathrynB (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Service was excellent with great recommendations for wine pairings from the wait staff. Chefs special “unsung heroes” were unique and provided great unexpected tastes.

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ValM (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Sea food, service, kichten/employees organization were perfect and even washrooms were of great quality (worth the mention)! Not too overpriced for the excellent quality of food. I would totally recommend this place, for a relaxed ambiance or a well dressed occasion, and would surely come back! Loved it!

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vipluv2eat (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Blue Water was fantastic last night!!
The ‘unsung hero’s menu’ was excellent!!
We will be going back in February to try some more dishes.
The hostess staff were super helpful.
Adam and Luke, at the bar ..... the best.
I love the way management and staff take special care of everyone!

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CherylD (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent server and the food was top notch. Favorite as always was the oysters.

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