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Sardine Can

#213 of 2,896 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Gastown
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26 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1E7, Canada
+1 604-568-1350
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Today
16:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Kelowna, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a huge reminder of the time I was in Barcelona and it was just what we were looking for. It's small, but food is VERY good, good wine, and it gives you a real sense you're in a Spanish tapas bar. If you're looking for a traditional tapas experience then try this place. The menu items may seem... More 

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Thank Brandon L
Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great experience. Small restaurant but always able to accommodate seating. Great food , we return on every trip up to Canada! A bit pricey but worth it!!

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Thank rosen42
North Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We recently returned for our 4th or 5th time and continue to love this place. It is always satisfying. We were a small group who went on a weekend and it was packed but luckily after only a bit of a wait we were able to score a spot at the bar. Watching the staff work so efficiently in such... More 

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Thank mvici
London, Ontario, Canada
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We are so glad our friend recommended the Sardine Can. We sat at the bar and enjoyed tapas presented artistically and each one was a delight. Yum!!

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Thank 56Red
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great well priced authentic tapas Food is very delicious in a small intimate setting. Good service Good wine selection

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Thank Jengweng
Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty and the staff were very relaxed. It was my first time ever having something like tapa and that gave me a very good description of what to expect

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Thank Reuben B
Grants Pass, Oregon
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Cute little place - very attentive and social waitstaff. delightful food and options. great wine list

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Thank hikergirl57
Vancouver
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Been meaning to write this down. First time at this great little spot. The service was on point, attentive but allowing space for guests, food was delicious and shareable. We enjoyed some sparkling wine and the view of the neighbourhood. Recommend to all locals! Great experience.

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Thank VancouverLad78
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

You have to squeeze in here and sit on stools at narrow tables! It's fun and the food is generally good. My only criticism of the food is that they are a bit too liberal with the Chillies. I don't go to Tapas Bars to eat Chillies, and in that respect it is not quite right. The additional problem is... More 

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Thank Martin B
Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were staying at a condo nearby and dragged our teenagers reluctantly out one evening in June for dinner. We all loved it- very fun and welcoming hosts. Good food, interesting small plates, and delicious and unusual wines. We probably had about 10 dishes among the four of us. The best meal out we had on our week in Vancouver.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
16:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:30
Thursday
16:00 - 22:30
Friday
16:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1E7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-1350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

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Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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