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Date
Fri, 4/20
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7:00 PM
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Blue Water Cafe

4.7
3833 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 3833 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing oysters, sushi, wine, seafood! Would definitely go back!!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

First time in Vancouver. Read a ton of positive reviews and everything lived up to the hype. From the moment we were greeted at the door we could tell we were in for great service. The drinks and food were equally delicious. Will come back every time we are in Vancouver. Some of the best fish we’ve ever had.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food isnt amazing, I had the sole with farfalle, and it was quite bland, but still enjoyable. The creme brulees, on the other hand, were overly sweet that nobody could finish them. The service was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Second time I have been to Blue Water Cafe. Exceptional food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Very good food

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food was amazing and the service extremely friendly. I recommend a lot, but it’s a very expensive restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

バンクーバー3泊目の夜ご飯として利用しました。
ワインメニューを見て悩んでいたところ、ウェイトレスの方がソフトドリンクのメニューも教えて下さってとても親切にしてくださいました。


お寿司のメニューもあって、日本人も来店しやすいなと感じました。

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Our service was horrible. Our server had no personality and almost seemed annoyed with us. Made for an uncomfortable evening. The food was good.. sushi was the best. Entres were average.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Amazing evening. Loved the food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always amazing. Always.

Oysters, sushi bar and seafood are delicious.

The entire staff is so courteous and attentive.

Would highly recommend. Any day, for any occasion, special or everyday.

Absolutely spectacular!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

First time patrons, and a great dining experience. Expert service and some wonderful seafood, with an outstanding wine list to accompany, made our first real date something memorable.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food, very friendly , great service .

Love it

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Amazing service. Food ok, overpriced

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

For sure one of Vancouver’s best restaurants. Love it!

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The waiter serve us was not that good....too hurry to take away our food even we haven't finish it. Bad bad

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

In a city of great restaurants Blue Water Cafe would rival the best restaurants anywhere in the world. The fish was fresh, prepared in unique ways, and very tasty. Our waiter, Roddy, was knowledgeable and was able to guide us with some excellent choices. We had a memorable meal!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Muy buen lugar, cocina y tragos con personalidad, excelente servicio.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

お値段は少し高めでしたが
注文したお料理全て美味しかったです。
主人と二人だったので、お魚料理は
シェアーしてくださり、二人で楽しみました。エビ、カニ🦀美味しかったです。
絶対におススメです。

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very accommodating for my power wheelchair
Service is always impeccable

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Felt like the experience was more about getting more drinks then it was about appreciating the food.

I’d come back here but I’d rather sit at the sushi bar to focus on the food.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Brent was superb.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We wait for Unsung Heroes every year. It is always interesting and amazing

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Came here for on an early Monday evening for dinner. Setting and ambiance was nice and cozy and the whole restaurant was filled pretty quick. Ordered a couple of the most popular items off the Unsung Heroes menu. Food was average - most of its dishes were overly salted and flavour was plain. Only the sablefish was okay.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Wonderful anniversary dinner! Fantastic food, cozy vibrant atmosphere, great service and attention to details

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I loved it! The food was amazing & you could tell it was fresh. Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Definitely worth the price. The only thing is that it was quite noisy but that’s not enough to stop me from returning!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had a friend's gathering at Blue Water Café and we tried the "Unsung Hero Menu". The food was tasty with a creative twist. Our favorite was the sea urchin hot dog. Our server was the highlight of the evening. He was friendly and attentive. He thoughtfully served a basket of bread while we were pondering on the various food options. He was there introducing the best dishes and refilling our water + bread whenever needed. We felt well cared for, and he made our evening extra special and pleasant. Highly recommended for the outstanding customer service, the great dining selection and wonderful ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Took my parents who were visiting from out of town to this restaurant. Despite it being a Tuesday evening, the restaurant was full, and still they were able to accommodate our reservation and special requests without question. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu, whether it was regarding the main courses, oyster selection or wine options, and she was extremely attentive. The appetizers and oysters came quickly; however, while our main courses had a delay due to a large party whose orders came right before ours, the chef did give us some very tasty amuse bouches at no additional charge to tide us over while we waited. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Last dinner of the Trip....excellent food/service

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Always a good meal

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

food was very good

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

What an amazing dinning experience, top notch everything!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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