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Blue Water Cafe

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Soups
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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seasonal mixed greens
fresh ricotta crostini, pickled golden beets, red beet jelly, white balsamic, poppy seeds
baked bay scallops with parmesan crust
tomato and caper relish, spinach, toasted bread crumbs, lemon butter with fresh thyme
albacore tuna carpaccio
spice crusted local white tuna, nicoise vegetable salad, roasted red pepper anchovy vinaigrette
smoked sockeye salmon terrine
golden caviar marinated in sake, green onion creme fraiche, pumpernickel, toasted filberts
Blue Water Cafe is Vancouver's definitive destination for seafood, widely known for its excellence in celebrating the extraordinary flavours of BC. Consistently awarded "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Vancouver and recognized for its unparalleled service, an evening at Blue Water Cafe is truly an unforgettable experience.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Soups
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly wonderful and extraordinarily fresh seafood. My wife and I have dined here many times and the service is fabulous. The sushi bar is always inventive and fun. Fresh oysters are consistently the best we’ve had in the city. It’s imperative that a seafood restaurant...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Navigate287252
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have to say that this place has the freshest most mouth watering sashimi I have every had. Great place and worth every penny!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank janiece225
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the place to go for fine seafood, including innovative (but not crazy) sushi, and great oysters. The place is hip but not pretentious. It is large by Yaletown standards (the area of the city where it is located) but still can feel intimate....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sima606
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-known as one of the best seafood restaurants in Vancouver, Blue Water Cafe also has a large bar with a wide range of wines and spirits. The seafood was indeed divine! I started with a selection of oysters from different parts of Canada and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank VelvetEscape
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a busy Saturday night, but we had reservations so that was not a problem. Chris was our waiter and we couldn’t have asked for a better one. He was very attentive and knew the entire menu and was quick to answer any and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Timroby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is to my mind an expensive restaurant nevertheless I believe you get good value for money and is an excellent choice for a special occasion or fine dining generally. We enjoyed the carrot soup, ling cod, and scallops. The black forest panna cotta and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank doddsnarrows
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most attractive atmosphere with knowledgable waitstaff. There were so many interesting menu items it was difficult to decide. Outstanding presentation of my order.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Madronaguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly rated restaurant that tops most lists. The seafood tower alone is worth the trip plus delicious fish and a great wine list.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank bailli2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, we sat at the sushi bar and loved every moment of our stay. Food was fresh and lovely, great wine and cocktails. Busy, bustling, and friendly. Easy on the palate and the pocket for such an upmarket location it was all surprisingly affordable....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank GoPlaces595274
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extra special experience. Not outrageous but expensive. Professional staff provide outstanding service. Kudos for a reasonable wine list - enough range and selection for all to enjoy. All you would expect from one of the best restaurants - anywhere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank marksV254CM
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