Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

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An anchor in Vancouver’s culinary landscape, Blue Water Cafe is lauded as the City’s definitive destination for seafood.

Executive Chef Frank Pabst is known for his innovative and brilliantly executed West Coast plates, insisting on using seafood from wild and sustainable harvest. Raw Bar Chef Yoshiya Maruyama is true to the Japanese culinary aesthetic of pure, clean flavours and ample portions that Blue Water Cafe’s Raw Bar has long been famous for.

Enhanced by the intuitive service from Stephan Cachard’s dedicated team, the dynamic dining room provides action views of the opposing 'East meets West' kitchen and raw bar. The sweeping main bar leads out to the heated patio and the private wine room holds the extensive award-winning wine and bubble selection

Housed in a handsome brick and beam heritage warehouse conversion, Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of historic Yaletown, the city’s vibrant and hip neighborhood.

Dinner: 5pm - 11pm
Late Menu until Midnight
Bar: 5pm - 1am

Dining Style: fine

Special Features: Patio, Bar or Lounge, Sommeliers, Wine Cellar, Private Parties, Valet Parking 7 nights per week


Best Seafood, Gold (8th consecutive)
Best Yaletown, Gold

Best Upscale, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2014

Wine List Award, Platinum (2nd consecutive)
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2014

Best Seafood (3rd consecutive)
WHERE Magazine 'To Dine' Awards, 2014

Best Seafood, Gold 
Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2013

Best Restaurant
BC Living's BC's Best People's Choice Awards, 2013

Best Seafood 
WHERE Magazine 'To Dine' Awards, 2013

Best Seafood (4th consecutive)
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2013

Certificate of Excellence
Trip Advisor, 2013

'Best of' Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2013

Achievement of Distinction in Dining
DiRoNA, 2013

Top 50, Canada's Best Restaurants
Maclean's Magazine, 2012

Best Seafood
Westender 'Best of the City', 2012

Best Japanese, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2011
Four Diamond Award
AAA, 2010

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  • Restaurant Group Capacity: Under 25,26 to 50,51 to 75,76 to 100,101 to 150,Over 150
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