Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

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  • 1095 Hamilton Street
  • Vancouver BC V6B 5T4
  • Phone: 604.688.8078
  • Fax: 604.688.8978
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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
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2013

Wine List Award, Platinum (Best Overall)
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013

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

Best Seafood, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Best Seafood
WHERE Magazine 'To DIne' Awards, 2012

Best Seafood
Westender 'Best of the City', 2012

Best Seafood
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2012

'Best of' Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2012

Best Japanese, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2011

Four Diamond Award
AAA, 2010

Best Bar (Formal)
Westender Reader's Choice Awards, 2010

Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook - Best Fish & Seafood Cuisine Cookbook
Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook - Best Seafood & Fish Book in Canada
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009

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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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