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Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean, Vancouver, BC

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean

4.5
4.5
264 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean

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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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 416-0880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Culinary Director: Mark Greenfield

  • Private party facilities

    Our Beautiful Cabana offers a light and airy socially distant private dining room for larger groups

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Pender

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • The Happiest Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Wed - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM,Fri - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Enjoy $5 drinks and $10 plates, 7 days a week from 3-6 PM

Popular dishes

What 264 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Hot spot

  • Vancouver

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Appetizers very good. Main course… Sea bream grilled not as good as expected. Much better last time !!
  2. PH

    PhillyH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The happy hour is great!! $10 bites and $5 drinks. Lots of options and very filling plates!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Terrific food in an open concept layout. Staff very informative and helpful overall well worth a visit.
  4. DM

    DanaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My husband said the lamb chops were the best he has ever eaten - and he has eaten a lot of lambchops! The shrimp skewers were huge - and four on each skewer and done perfectly. The warm olives were so good - as was the rest of the food and drink. There were a number of large parties seated around us - so our server was a bit overwhelmed - but the manager came and helped out - which made a huge difference. We will definately be back and also want to try out the happy hour.
  5. C

    Connie

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch twice at Hydra. The whole sea bream was wonderful, as was the souvlaki platter. Great dips, pita, veggies. Service was prompt and the interior is tranquil. Highly recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great night, service was very attentive and food was delicious.
  7. F

    Foodjournal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible server with no recall. Lamb was recommended for 4-6 ppl but the sides were barely enough for 1 person. 3/4 wines we asked for were out of stock. When they finally did have one for us, the server forgot about it. The server also seemed to think it was ok to pet my friend after he accidentally hit her on the head with a pitcher of water. That was just bizarre. Overall, a poor dining experience all around. Food was mediocre for those prices and service was definitely lacking professionalism. I’d recommend “The Greek” for really good Greek food and the best saganaki in town!
  8. MK

    MichelleK

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, beautiful atmosphere!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food the GM served the food which I thought was very intriguing
  10. MK

    MarkK

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were good.
  11. D

    Delmerson

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very, very nice place. Food was outstanding. Service very good except for some issues with seating. Despite a reservation there was some issue with finding a table for our party of two. The host tried to steer us away from the main dining room to the downstairs bar or the back of a overflow room despite visible open tables in the main dining room.
  12. b

    bossy

    Vancouver

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time here and we will be back. Our Server, Erenee was terrific. We happened to be here during happy hour and the items we ordered were fantastic. The ambiance is boisterous and inviting. We will come again...and to see Erenee!
  13. DD

    DylDaddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Good food service is kinda slow upper scale small portions so order some bread
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great group dinner venue - food and service were fantastic!
  15. AF

    AlastairF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    High quality food, service and ambience. Although it is connected to a hotel it has the feel of an independent restaurant albeit somewhat of a discovery with its' second floor location. Highly recommended.
  16. JS

    JosephS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was excellent. Food came incredibly fast. Was on the noisy side. You enter through the hotel Overall a very enjoyable experience
  17. r

    rapbusiness

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We celebrated my best friend’s birthday dinner there. The ambience is lovely, the service and food GREAT—but it’s NOISY. We couldn’t really have a good conversation, because we couldn’t hear each other. The trattorias I have been to in both Italy and Greece at least allowed one to converse easily with one’s dinner-mate. But if you don’t mind the noise, it’s a great place to eat!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good service
  19. SV

    SVan

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went to Hydra for my birthday on my sister's recommendation as she was saying how great the food was, especially the lamb chops. We ordered the grilled octopus which was fantastic, very tender. The brussel sprouts and dips with pita tasted great as well. However, the lamb was a big disappointment. While the plating looked good, the 3 double chops of lamb lacked flavour and were very fatty and - except for the small loin part, the rest was pretty much all fat and sinew (quite gross). I told this to one of the servers who asked how my lamb was but he just said it was Australian and it was fattier than normal but didn't offer a replacement or to take it off the bill. For the price of $59, I was expecting better quality meat.
  20. SM

    StaniceM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our experience was a good one, but unfortunately our our food was cold and not up to our expectations after reading the other reviews. I feel like they wanted to turn our table over as quickly as possible. We had a great server though that was very attentive.
  21. s

    sandik

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love Hydra! Food and ambiance are always amazing.
  22. D

    Dale

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time here. Location is great right inside the xchange hotel. Drinks were nice. Food was okay - I definitely need to give it a second try to be fair because the dishes beside me looked fabulous. Our server John was running off his feet with two large groups but he held us own. Final verdict to be determined. I do recommend for others to try.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Todo perfecto. Excelente lugar para comer mediterranean food muy bien ejecutada y servicio excelente. Vinos caros como en todo Canada.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, service, menu and refreshments were all wonderful. We had a great ladies fancy fun dinner here. Highly recommend.
  25. B

    Barnetbob

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Goid food , excellent service
  26. JN

    JeanN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The restaurant is beautiful and we were seated right away at a very small , oddly positioned table.The knife we were given couldn’t cut the meat. Didn’t finish the lamb or beef souvlaki.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My joe favourite restaurant
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roman was a friendly a very helpful server. He assisted in mail and wine recommendations that were spot on. The calamari was prepared differently than we anticipated, but the best I have had. The lamb chops were worthy of gnawing the bone and the tuna was delicious. We saw new friends at the bar on the way out and were treated to an amazing cocktail prepared by Nyck that he called the Golden Bird.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was the worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant. We were taking out a friend from out of town. Food was undercooked, no one attended to us for the first 30 minutes. They forgot what we ordered multiple times and the servers were absolutely awful, they saw us looking around for our drinks/food and didn’t even come by. I don’t know how this place is still up and running. Beyond disappointed.
  30. S

    Steve

    New Mexico

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and venue. Bright and modern. Lots of small groups. Heart of Vancouver.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant restaurant close to waterfront. Amazing happy hour choices. Been back twice now and keep going back. Oysters are medium sized, lamb keftedes are delicious, and the pitas with the spreads are my favorites. If you must have dessert, the bougatsa is enough for 3 or 4 people and is not cloyingly sweet. The serving staff are attentive and friendly. You won't be disappointed inviting friends or family here. Nicely posh.
  32. N

    Nabs

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and awesome service
  33. T

    Teresa

    Vancouver

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was alright, excepted more in acknowledgement of my uncle’s n birthday occasion like that of the Glowbal chain restaurants. We will not be back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maggie was outstanding. Great place
  35. HA

    HaraldA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Went there for dinne. Food was good (and plentiful). Music level was a bit high. Happy with service and overall style.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was not good. Saganaki was warm, I expect it to be hot after being lighted. The grilled octopus was cut in little pieces and served warm also with some greens (I am not sure if this is a special way of serving this dish but not the way I expect grilled octopus to be served). We ordered a whole fish which was grilled. My impression was the fish was not grilled enough. The fish' bone were removed. Unfortunately in a not good way that is an awful lot of bones were left in the meat. The service was not good, very slow and at times the staff did not know where some of the food should go to. It was one of multiple restaurants I went to that I was truly disappointed about in Vancouver but maybe I compared this restaurant to Toronto's Danforth Greek area.
  37. d

    davidc

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food very good, staff was generally friendly enough but at times hit and miss, drinks service was behind and took long to arrive.
  38. B

    Becky2011

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was not as good as expected and the service was very rushed and not the best. Would not choose to dine here again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday boy
  40. HG

    HoagyG

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Beautiful room. Quite noisy, partly because of a large group but also because this is another restaurant which has chosen to have a bar in the same space. The servers seemed to be a bit confused at first (perhaps someone was absent?) but settled down after a while and became quite good. Our food was excellent, particularly our main of whole grilled sea bream. Servers were friendly and efficient. Overall a pleasurable experience but we may hesitate to go back because of the noise level.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.5 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean

475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2B3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pender

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Culinary Director: Mark Greenfield

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 416-0880

  • Private party facilities

    Our Beautiful Cabana offers a light and airy socially distant private dining room for larger groups

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