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Neighbourhood: Downtown
1095 Hamilton St.


Daily 4:30pm – Midnight


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Our Team

Frank Pabst, Executive Chef
Sushi Chef, Masaaki Kudo
Jean-Pierre Sanchez, Pastry Chef
Stephan Cachard, Restaurant Director
Adrien Boutet, Restaurant Manager
Ben Mcnamara, Bar Manager

About Blue Water Cafe

Celebrating Our Ocean’s Harvest

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.

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.

The Cookbook

Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook | by Frank Pabst $45.00

One of Canada’s leading culinary talents, chef Frank Pabst has made enormous contributions to Vancouver’s culinary landscape. Tenures in Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany and the south of France led Pabst to Blue Water Cafe, Canada’s quintessential seafood restaurant. In the Blue Water Cafe: Seafood cookbook, Frank’s signature brand of ‘Unsung Heroes’ sings of the sea and is an ode to formerly under-recognized coastal species. Wine pairings from Andrea Vescovi and Chris van Nus, both Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival Sommeliers of the Year.

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Best Fish & Seafood Cookbook, Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

Best Seafood & Fish Book in Canada, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009

Awards & Accolades

Best Seafood, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2020

Best Seafood, First
Leadership Award, Frank Pabst, 2018
WHERE Magazine ‘To Dine’ Awards, 2011-2015, 2019

Wine Program Excellence Award, Platinum
Recognized for ‘Consistent Excellence’, 2015
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2018, 2019

Premier Crew, Stephan Cachard
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2019

Best Seafood, Honourable Mention
Best Dessert, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2019

Downtown Seafood, First
Vancouver Courier ‘Stars of Vancouver’ Award, 2018