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The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Vegetarian Friendly
1535 Johnston Street | Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
+1 604-669-9030
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (218 reviews)
“halibut” (98 reviews)
“arctic char” (40 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1535 Johnston Street | Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went with our Family, we were 9 people and after a while they told us that they only have space at the lounge with 2 round tables.... We go up and asked for another round table because they are small... and the manager said...More

Thank Victor G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Set in eclectic Granville Island, amid many interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants, Sandbar is a beautiful place to dine. The restaurant, over two levels, has a nautical theme that reflects the many seafood dishes on the menu, including a section devoted to the freshest catch....More

Thank alaskan_red
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the SandBar by chance. We were looking for another restaurant and happened to come across this one. The service was excellent, and the food was divine. The drinks were great. They have a great selection. I had the clam chowder and it...More

Thank Saraimari
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service was very quick and to the point..Food was genuinely good we had seafood platter and oysters. Ambiance was good as well but not exceptional

Thank Paolo1005
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When we return to Vancouver to visit family and friends we always find ourselves eating either lunch or dinner at the I Sandbar several times during our stay. Four years ago we were married on Grandville Island and had our pre wedding dinner there a...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We made a reservation for the patio, but when we arrived we had to eat inside because they did not do reservations for the patio they told us... That was not what was mentioned when we called to make the reservation. Inside it was very...More

Thank Annemiek N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This special gem located in Granville Island provides delicious fresh seafood, excellent service with incredible views! The service is very personable!

Thank Alfred R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Vancouver from time to time every year. After my first visit to the high up rooftop lounge, I’ve been back so many times. Service, food and professionalism always is impressive. Last week I went to dinner with a friend, it was a great...More

Thank Sailorboy102
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter, Patrick, recommended the halibut, which was the fresh catch of the day. Am I glad I followed his recommendation! The dish was just amazing. The toasted capers complemented the perfectly balanced taste and texture of the halibut. And the coconut flavored rice and...More

Thank AnyoneCanCook1504
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to celebrate a family birthday. We were expecting it to be expensive and we were expecting to seafood to be excellent. Both expectations were met. I had the halibut and it was very well prepared and very tasty. Other family members had...More

Thank comquot
Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out,
Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios,
hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all
offer a plethora of activities and entertainment
options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh
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Carla M
10 March 2018|
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Response from Lynn H | Reviewed this property |
I would enjoy dinner there if it was my Wedding Anniversary, so I agree with the comments made by the other reviewers. Have a great evening!
30 June 2016|
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Response from Timothy C | Reviewed this property |
yes, go to vancouverdine com this is a website for a group of restaurants all under the same company, but each offer something a little different. Then just click on the Sandbar on the right.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1535 Johnston Street | Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-9030
  • E-mail
The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant is located in Granville Island beside the Public Market. Their unique patio is under the Granville Street Bridge, overlooking False Creek. Enjoy sushi from Chef Hoshi’s Sushi Bar, open all week from 5:30pm onwards. From Thursday to Sunday, the Teredo Lounge transforms into a trendy piano bar. Featuring a variety of local brew, the Sandbar is an exciting place to listen to live music, enjoy fresh tapas and meet great people.
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