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Fri, 2/23
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Blue Water Cafe

3759 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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  • Special Occasion (71)
  • Fit for Foodies (66)
  • Good for a Date (62)
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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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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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3759 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSusanR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 hours ago

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

vipFlower (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 4 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.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always a good meal

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

food was very good

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.

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

AndrewF (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

What an amazing dinning experience, top notch everything!

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

CherylD (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Lovely restaurant with outstanding food and excellent service. Everything we tried was delicious. Great bar. Highly recommend.

Fritz (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

This was the first time my wife and I have attended this restaurant. We were impressed by the friendly service, from the hostesses to the servers. Being a seafood restaurant, we were expecting a chowder type soup, but happily accepted the delicious carrot soup. There was good selection of beers. Having the birthday greeting on my dessert dish was greatly appreciated. We will happily return in the future.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food and great service. It was a excellent way to end a great stay in Vancouver and Canada.

We were particularly taken with the large range of oysters and with help from the knowledgeable wait staff found a couple that we will definitely have again.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Blue Water was one of our bucket list restaurants and we jumped at the chance to go there for dinner for our anniversary and it did not disappoint. We really appreciated all the thoughtful touches the restaurant made to help make our celebration even more special. We cant wait to go back.

vipKaren (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

This was probably one of the best experiences I have had. The food was absolutely amazing. The service was above and beyond. The atmosphere was great. There is nothing bad I can say. If I lived I. Vancouver I would go here as often as I could. It is worth the price. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!! I can’t recommend this restaurant enough!!!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My boyfriend and I chose Blue Water for a date night as we were both wanting seafood and to try somewhere new. Blue Water is a very beautiful restaurant, and the ambience definitely makes you feel fancy. We shared a bottle of wine, 12 oysters, sashimi platter, side of pomme frites, sturgeon entree and lingcod entree. We let the chef choose the oyster,and they were absolutely delicious. Each one had their own unique taste and characteristics. The sashimi platter was very good, but not the best sashimi I have had. The pomme frites were DELICIOUS, best fries we've ever had. The sturgeon and lingcod were both cooked perfectly and moist. The entire night was amazing, and we ended up spotting Neil Patrick Harris by the sushi bar! This place is expensive but worth the experience. Can't wait to go again.