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Sardine Can

#232 of 2,876 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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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 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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108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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1 Thank MoshiTravel
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We were hungry for tapas and we found the Sardine Can online. Janine was very knowledgeable about the wine selection and we had some absolutely great food. The place is small and informal and we recommend that you give it a go. We had some patron peppers, Catalan flatbread and a gambas dish. All were excellent.

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1 Thank GeoSKW
London
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Tiny little gorgeous tapas bar with delicious wine and brilliant food. My favourite was the sizzling garlic prawns. Some of the best I've ever tasted. It's also nice to sit at the bar and watch everything being prepared.

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1 Thank Jennifer R
Langley City, Canada
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Stopped in for a small bite and a drink and were very impressed with the food offerings. The flavors and quality of the dishes were very good. The location is small and it is obviously a challenge at times trying to get a seat. We appreciated to open kitchen and the cooks seemed very comfortable plying their craft. The server... More 

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Thank anchoman1
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Great spanish tapas in vancouver! Tried the olives, pimentos and tuna. All of them very tasty. The service is very friendly as well.

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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
Mediterranean, Spanish
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?

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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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