Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar




Dinner: 5pm – 11pm
Bar: 4:30pm – late


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  • Ahi Tuna Roll
  • Sturgeon
  • Swimming Scallops
  • Tuna Tartare
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Our Team

Frank Pabst, Executive Chef
Sushi Chef, Masaaki Kudo
Jean-Pierre Sanchez, Pastry Chef
Stephan Cachard, Restaurant Director
William Mulholland, Wine Director
Adrien Boutet, Restaurant Manager
Jeremy Coburn, Restaurant Manager
Luke McInnes, Bar Manager

About Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar


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


100 Best Restaurants in Canada
OpenTable, 2015-2017

Best Seafood, First Place
Best Wine List, First Place
Best Restaurant in Gastown/Downtown/Yaletown, Second Place
Best Restaurant, Third Place
Westender ‘Best of the City,’ 2017

Best Restaurant Wine List, First
Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver, 2017

Certificate of Excellence
TripAdvisor, 2017

Best Seafood, Gold
Best Yaletown, Gold, 2014
Best Formal Restaurant, Gold, 2011
Restaurant of the Year, Gold, 2010
Chef of the Year, Frank Pabst, 2010
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2008-2017

Best Seafood, First
Vancouver Courier ‘Stars of Vancouver’ Award, 2017

Wine List Award, Platinum
Recognized for ‘Consistent Excellence’, 2015

Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2017

‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2001-2014, 2016-2017

Best Restaurant Wine List (BC), First
Best Seafood, Second
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2017

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants
Canada’s 100 Best, 2017

100 best Outdoor Dining Restaurant in Canada
OpenTable, 2017

Les Clefs D’or Canada, Silver, 2016
Best Seafood, Second Place
WHERE Magazine ‘To Dine’ Awards, 2016-2017

Best Seafood, First
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2010-2016

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

Best Seafood, First Place
WHERE Magazine ‘To Dine’ Awards, 2011-2015

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

Best Upscale Restaurant, Bronze
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2014

Best Restaurant Wine List (BC), Bronze
Georgia Straight ‘Best of Vancouver’, 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
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2011

Four Diamond Award
AAA, 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