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Restaurant type

  • Lounge,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,

Dishes

  • Seafood,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,

Products and Services

  • Seafood,
  • Restaurant,
  • Dining,
  • Live Music,
  • Food,
  • Drinks,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1535 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

  • Direct Debit

Meet the owner

Granville Island was once an island; actually, truth be told, it was a sandbar. So it seems appropriate that one of the city’s most popular eateries pays homage to Granville Island’s geographic past. Nestled under the Granville Street Bridge, The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant celebrates its industrial and fishing roots with an interior that is designed for warmth and casual elegance.

Part of the Sequoia Company of Restaurants, The Sandbar seats 350 guests across three levels in what was once a manufacturing building. The ground floor is home to an intimate sushi bar. Upstairs, the main dining room features nautical decor accents that offer a nod to West Coast style. “Suspended above the main bar is Kivi, a 24-foot salmon troller hand built by Allan Farrell, (one of the West Coast’s finest craftsman of wooden boats),” explains general manager John Hawkins. The second floor is also home to a private dining room (adjacent to a wine cellar that boasts a collection of more than 1000+ bottles), and a low-lit lounge. At night, the Teredo Lounge transforms into a trendy piano bar with an intimate vibe and live music. The third-floor heated patio, open year-round, is perhaps the most sought-after space in the restaurant. “At night under the stars, you can capture the most stunning cityscapes on the patio,” adds Hawkins.

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Ratings & Reviews - The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

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Kailah K
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Great location for a special occasion!

Recently had a family event here and it was great! We had a dedicated server to our party, which was great - it meant we never got ignored. The seafood here is very fresh and tastes wonderful! The fresh sheet has a great selection - highly recommend the sable fish (black cod) it was very good. The wine list is somewhat limited, but they have picked some of the best wines from BC, which is nice. The rooftop deck is one of the best in Vancouver! Just amazing to sit up there and watch the boats go by... highly recommend Sandbar for locals and tourists alike!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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This restaurant is one of my favourite destinations on a sunny day. I prefer outside seating, which positions you directly below Granville Bridge. Great view, great food. Service is always friendly. We ordered: Eggs Benny bacon, toasted english muffin, hollandaise, roasted potatoes $12 Wild Salmon Burger grilled $15 The only dish which disappointed us was the red beat salad. It used to be my top item on their menu. Not sure what happened, however, portion was extremely small and taste was off.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Sandbar is in a fabulous location, under the...

Sandbar is in a fabulous location, under the Granville bridge and overlooking the vista of blue, but the food is only average. Funny: all five of us, when given our menus, said the same thing: 'This is hard to look at!' They really should hire a good graphic artist and give it a makeover. Someone that charges more $ but does good work. Ask for a table upstairs.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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September 20, 2019

I was looking forward to the pianist but there wasnt one. Atmosphere would have been 5

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 19, 2019

Bartender and waitress were excellent. Food was great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 19, 2019

Always first class food and service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2019

Always enjoy.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 18, 2019

Quite simply the best waitress. Regan was sublime and made a special evening just perfect. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2019

It always amazes me that no matter how large the group, Sand Bar serves all the meals in a timely manner, and all together. Thank you so much for the best services ever!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2019

Excellent service and delicious food. Friendly staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 15, 2019

We are regular guests at the Sandbar - never disappointed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 15, 2019

Our server was absolutely fantastic, and dinner was delicious!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 15, 2019

Great food. Impeccable service from Nik! Everyone at the dinner party was very impressed with his attentiveness and attention to details. Well done!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 15, 2019

Great experience over all. Was surprised how just the restaurant was. Happy that I had a reservation. Great table - a booth with views across to downtown. Service was excellent. Food was excellent - has an assortment of sashimi and some rolls followed by wood grilled cod. Loved the warm, friendly and fun atmosphere. We live in London, England and enjoyed the Vancouver vibes.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2019

My friend and I wanted an upscale, fresh fish, dining experience during our recent trip to Vancouver, CA. We were very happy with this choice! The atmosphere of the restaurant was very cool, and every single thing we ordered was delicious. There was not one thing about my meal that I would have changed, and that's uncommon! Would definitely recommend if you're looking for delicious, fresh fish and seafood!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2019

Nice place. We’ve been many times. Good buzz; good food,; great waiter. Music one level too loud.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

Very nice evening. Service was excellent. Food was very good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

Brought some out of town associates here to show off Vancouver - wonderful vibe, amazing view, delicious food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 9, 2019

Phil was absolutely wonderful and made our first experience at Sandbar memorable and enjoyable. Will definitely be recommending and returning here when in the area. Thank you Phil!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

All the staff were excellent and the singer Jamie was amazing and you need to pay him more 👍 Even though he is a scouser.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

We all had a lovely time, delicious meal & friendly staff. We will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

Delicious casual meal. Tender chicken and rib steak, great vegetable sides, wonderful hot and cold drinks. Thoughtful, friendly, timely service. Very relaxing acoustic guitar music also!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

Great location. Good food and service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 8, 2019

The service was wonderful. Sincere and very warm. Up to the standard I'd expect at a fancy restaurant except the atmosphere was more laid back. The kids loved their meals and we loved ours. We appreciated the split plates when we didn't even ask.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2019

We had an excellent dining experience. The staff was friendly and attentive and the meal excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2019

I had the most amazing time here!! Our server Omar was so wonderful, it was my boyfriends birthday and we had two managers come up to us and shake his hand and say happy birthday and received a free birthday dessert. Omar and the restaurant went above and beyond to make our experience amazing. We will be returning!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2019

A favorite restaurant for us. Always worth the drive in, espescially on sunny summer days.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2019

Delicious dinner and the service was excellent by Tommy our server.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 5, 2019

Great experience. We love to come here whenever we visit Vancouver.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 4, 2019

Great vibe!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 3, 2019

Nice place by the river! Food was fresh, clam chowder food is good. Oysters are fresh too! Waiter serving us is attentive to the detail

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2019

Food tasty. Service was exceptional. Our waitress, the best server I have ever had, seriously. Her positive attitude was infectious. Loved her. Dont let her go!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2019

I am from QUÉBEC city area and it is my second time since December 18. I am here for 2 weeks sand I will try to come back. Sincerely Réjean

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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