Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

  • 1095 Hamilton Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4
  • Phone: 604.688.8078

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 Masaaki Kudo 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 neighbourhood.

Breakfast Brunch Lunch Dinner Tapas Late Night Menu Take Out
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Dinner: 5pm - 11pm
Late Menu until Midnight
Bar: 4:30pm - 1am 
Group sizes up to: please phone for details
Dining Style: Fine
Special Features: Patio, Bar or Lounge, Sommeliers, Wine Cellar, Private Parties, Valet Parking 7 nights per week


Wine List Award, Platinum 
Recognized for ‘Consistent Excellence’
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2015

Best Seafood, Gold 
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2008-2015

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver
Best Yaletown, Bronze
Best Japanese Upscale, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2015

Best Seafood 
WHERE Magazine 'To Dine' Awards, 2011-2015

Best Seafood
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2010-2015

Regional Company of the Year
27th Annual Pinnacle Awards, 2015

Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada
OpenTable, 2015

Best Yaletown, Gold
Best Upscale Restaurant, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2014 

Best Restaurant Wine List (BC), Bronze
Georgia Straight ‘Best of Vancouver’, 2014

'Best of' Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2001-2014

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2013

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

Certificate of Excellence
Trip Advisor, 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 Formal Japanese, Honourable Mention
Best Formal Restaurant, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2011

Four Diamond Award
AAA, 2010

Restaurant of the Year, Gold
Chef of the Year, Frank Pabst
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2010

Restaurant of the Year, Silver
Best Formal Japanese, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2009

Restaurant of the Year, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2007-2008

Best Japanese Fine Dining, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2005-2006

Best Seafood, Silver
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2002-2007

Best New Restaurant in 2000, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2001



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