Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean

4.4
116 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
Welcome back!
The health and safety of our guests and staff is our utmost priority.
As we welcome you back for Dine-in Service we want you to know that we have implemented enhanced measures to our already meticulous health, safety and cleanliness protocols.
Seating capacity reduced by 50% (6 ppl)
Tables and surfaces will be sanitized after each use
Team has completed enhanced training, will be wearing PPE and undergoes daily health checks.
Increased hand washing/sanitizer stations for guests and staff.
Single use and digital menus

Please avoid joining us if you feel unwell or have traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days (Delivery available)
Maintain physical distancing and obey signage
Follow proper hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette
Thanks for your support!
Named after the beautiful Greek island in the Aegean Sea, Hydra offers Vancouver’s freshest selections from the sea and local farms. Traditional dishes brought to you with perfect execution at Hydra Estiatorio.

Offers

  • The Happiest Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 3:00 PM - 9:15 PM, Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 9:15 PM, Sat 3:00 PM - 9:15 PM

    Enjoy $5 drinks and $10 plates, 7 days a week from 3-6 PM
  • Greek Feast Sundays

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 9:15 PM

    Order 2 or more Family Platters and receive 15% off all platters

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 116 people are saying
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BrendaC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fancier version of a Greek restaurant, but a nice surprise

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Yulia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ordered sea bass baked under the sea salt. That's our favorite whenever we go there.

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vipJenniferD
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The minute we walked in, it already felt like We were back in Greece. The music, the restaurant staff, the ambiance was so inviting. It was perfect!!! The food was absolutely delicious, very flavorful. The restaurant really stuck to authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Thank you for a wonderful dinner. We’ll be back again soon.

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doc168
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Went here for a birthday celebration. The service was incredibly slow or non existent. Could not find our waitress all evening and finally made a comment. It was frustrating and was really looking forward to having dinner here.

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Civiltech04
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience, great food & service.

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vipMarkP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service snd delicious food in a stunning setting evocative of Greece.

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LaineyR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Hydra is a beautiful restaurant with a great vibe! Our drinks were on point and my dessert was wonderful! But unfortunately our main dishes fell short. I ordered the Lamb Loin. I regret not taking a photo of my food (I never do this!) I didn't realize my dish was off until it was too late. I received a dish with a pile of meat on a bed of french fries with about a tablespoon of sauce and no graviera cheese to be seen. The first few pieces of the lamb loin was stringy and tough. My meal was very bland and tasteless. My husband ordered the Lamb Chops and it looked beautiful. His side dishes were very flavourful but his lamb chops were quite fatty. He ended up cutting off quite a bit of fat. Our server checked on us late into our meal and I felt it was too late to send mine back. And we were hungry! Overall, our meals were not worth what we paid and were were extremely disappointed. Unfortunately, we will not be returning to this restaurant.

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vipGarthS
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Still quiet with Covid, but the food was excellent and the service was very strong.

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ChrisS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a fantastic time, the food was outstanding. Highly recommend the variety of dips for app, baked fresh fish and the Bougatsa for dessert- oh Mama!! the Bougatsa is something else. Steve Bath was our server and he was such a professional, thank you for a great time!

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vipSebastianE
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pretty good. Oysters were mediocre. Dip was good, lamb was good, Baklava was excellent

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vipJulie
Vancouver
73 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The first impression at Hydra fell short of basic expectations. The hostess couldn't find our reservation, and we didn't have anything other than water to drink for a half hour, after trying to order two different bottles of wine that were both out of stock. The bar manager and our server made it right, but the floor manager was rude and argumentative. If not for them and the amazing food, we wouldn't consider going back.

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Fish123
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was disorganized. Hostess seemed new, confusion on where we would be seated even when the restaurant was 90% empty. Took very long to get the bill and more confusion when we asked for the machine to pay with card, the servers had to go back got the kitchen to ask for help but didn’t come back with the machine. Food and cocktails were average. Ambience was nice though.

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vipKootenayFoodie
Vancouver
141 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Overall it was a very disappointing experience. Service was poor, at best. There was confusion when we showed up for our reservation and where we would be seated, with the host running back to the kitchen twice to sort that out.

Then we ordered some cocktails, one which was recommended, and they both were not worth drinking.

When it came to the food, on three separate occasions the server came back saying they ran out of the item at lunch.

We were eating dinner so if you ran out at lunch, why wasn’t that communicated before we ordered it for dinner?

Then when we asked for recommendations after we discovered that we couldn’t get our original items, the server recommended the highest priced items on the menu. Not sure if this was a coincidence or planned? I don’t mind paying top dollar for an excellent meal, but it felt like we were being treated like tourists.

Another item was the way the grilled whole fish dish was served. During the Covid times we are living in, the restaurant thinks it’s a good idea to have a server debone the fish table side without a mask! We don’t want someone breathing all over our food just before we are going to eat it! That really killed our appetite.

On that note, none of the staff were wearing masks, I know it’s optional, but the majority of restaurants we are going to are making staff wear them.

I would be hard pressed to recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food taste, drink flavors and service were
subpar. Very poor experience.

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vipEmilyM
Montreal
60 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour!! Oysters were excellent. Good service. Nice decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and service. The tsaziki was amazing!

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vipAaronT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the most elevated Greek food in Vancouver

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MindyZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Date night

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vipSunny
Austin
46 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was much better than I expected. Food was amazing. Service was good too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome awesome food. Cool decor. Loved it

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Allen
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Sides and appies were good. Service was slow for an empty place and disorganized. Fish was rubbery and salty beyond the point where it was edible - had to be sent back. 3 people were left without a main due to the major screw up with the fish, and we felt the restaurant didn't compensate fairly for how major their screw up was.

Go here if you want to pay fine dining prices for amateur performance.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Mediterranean grilled fish. Nice sides, excellent service. Never been here before and would definitely go back.

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Gord
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The service was empicable, the entrees were art! It was all fabulous.
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening! We will definitely be back!

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vipKashB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Vancouver. Our server, Zoran, and the GM, Cindy, were so wonderful. The food was also so delicious. Hands down the best baklava I’ve had in Canada. 100% will be coming back and having this restaurant as our regular spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing oysters and really nice ambience!

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vipCinquecento
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was over the top. Zoran and our waitress were very professional and made our dining experience very enjoyable. We will be recommending Hydra to all our family and friends.

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SusieG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience with exceptional service and delicious food! The crystal stemware was gorgeous and made our drinks even more special. Even item we ordered was beyond yummy. We shared the signature lamb platter and it was more than enough for 4 of us, and we came home with leftovers. The souvlaki was also amazing.

It was our first dine-in experience since covid protocols were lifted and I would highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A night to be remembered! The restaurant itself is gorgeous. The food matched the aesthetics. We had tzatziki, spanakopita, tomato salad and lamb chops. Every dish was delicious. Our hostess Claire made our night very memorable with her attention. The cherry on top was finding out she treated us the wine as we were celebrating our 21st anniversary. What a generous gesture! That’s hospitality at its finest. Thank you Claire! Can’t wait to come back once the dining restrictions are lifted.

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SjH1
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, the service was good, the safety protocols were good. No one was blown away by thier meal but everyone was happy with everything ordered. Nothing was bad! Would go again.

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mgotziaman
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The family style platters are delicious and the portions very generous. The Lamb was cooked to perfection and I highly recommend this dish

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing! She went above and beyond for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

If you read all the other reviews on this restaurant, they are all true. Our sever was nice and it was his second day, so we just sat back and enjoyed the evening. Don’t go here if you’re in a rush.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place safe and spacious. food was awesome and got the best service

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vipdavidi
Las Vegas
84 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, ambience and service combined with a fantastic wine list

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5Lau
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Manager and team do not communicate affectively.

Resulting in my fiancé’s credit card information paying for another bill. Upon my inquiring the manager was very combative and argumentative.

My fiancé wanted to surprise my family and I by calling in to pay for our dinner. Instead, we had to stay around for another 30 mins to wait for the manager to figure out what happened (which he didn’t) and I ended up paying in cash.

I called the manager yesterday after seeing the charge on my fiancé’s card, and he said he would issue the refund immediately. It’s been over 48 hours and it has still not been posted and we have not had an email reply from them at all.

Completely unprofessional.

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Harvir
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lamb!

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JaniceC
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here with the kids to try the DOV menu. But we ended up ordering a leg of lamb platter with appies instead. The food was delicious and the lamb was cooked perfectly. Even our kids, aged 8 and 11, were asking for more. Then we were curious about the fish, so we ordered a fish platter as well. We had it baked with the sea salt. They brought the fish and cut it at our table. Since we had looked at the DOV menu initially, I had my eye on the Greek Donuts for dessert. Unfortunately, it wasn't on their regular dessert menu. Our server was kind and checked if we get it anyway. So we ordered that as well as the Bougatsa! We were beyond satisfied with our whole dinner experience!

I can't wait until COVID is over. I'd love to share a few platters with all of my family at Hydra!

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Twinks
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not worth it if you are looking for fine dining. We were seated very close to a server traffic area which was uncomfortable— someone was constantly moving behind me. Food was meh—nothing compared to other Mediterranean places we have tried. We were excited to try their dine out menu but was quite bland. Ambience was okay and our wait staff was nice.

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EffieI
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful dining experience! Great food and wonderful service. We really enjoyed the meal!!

FAQs

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 416-0880.

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean is rated 4.4 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.