If you’re looking for seafood in Vancouver, look no further than Blue Water Cafe and Raw Bar. The restaurant is known for its inventive, yet classic take on West Coast seafood and Far East traditional dishes, while only using fresh ingredients from wild and sustainable harvests.
What Makes Blue Water Cafe and Raw Bar one of the Best Restaurants in Vancouver?
Vancouver’s freshest and best seafood can be found at the Blue Water Cafe, along with the decor of a brick and beam warehouse that has been refurbished for elegant, yet chic dining. The restaurant is famous for ample portions, while attracting locals and tourists who are eating in Vancouver.
What Kind of Food Can I Expect?
Blue Water is famous for its raw bar and seafood on ice. The restaurant offers nearly 20 different types of oysters, from British Columbia’s Belon to Washington’s Kumamoto.
For sushi, sashimi and nigiri, Blue Water offers in impressive list of ingredients, from ahi tuna to softshell crab, sockeye salmon, sea urchin and prawn.
Popular first plates include smoked sockeye salmon terrine, marinated in sake with green onion creme fraiche and albacore tuna carpaccio with a spicy crust and nicoise vegetable salad.
Favorite principal plates include Arctic char with braised leeks and fennel, scallops with caramelized Belgian endives, and white sturgeon with chioggia beets.
For dessert, try the Mandarine cheesecake or the warm dark Cuban chocolate cake.
What Is the Price Range?
First plates cost around $16 CAD, main courses range from $29.50 to $45.50, and oysters are approximately $3 each.
Sushi, nigiri and sashimi plates cost around $15. Seafood on ice plates cost around $20, with bigger towers and platters costing between $28 and $128. Desserts cost around $12.
Where Do I Find Blue Water Cafe and Raw Bar?
Blue Water is located at 1095 Hamilton St. in Yaletown, near Helmcken Street. The restaurant is open for dinner 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a late-night menu available until midnight. The bar is open until 1 a.m., and valet parking is available every night of the week.
Where Can I Go For Something Completely Different?
If seafood isn’t your favorite cuisine, head to one of The Keg Steakhouse locations in British Columbia. This family of restaurants has three locations directly in downtown Vancouver, in Yaletown, Granville Island and Thurlow.