The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant is a 300-seat restaurant in the heart of Granville Island with its very own sushi bar, earning bragging rights as a fresh seafood restaurant. Their unique, second-floor patio is under the Granville Street Bridge, overlooking False Creek. Hoshi’s Sushi Bar is one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets, open 7 days a week from 5:30pm onwards, Master Sushi Chef Hoshi makes the freshest sushi to order. Enjoy live music all week long, as the Teredo Lounge transforms into a trendy piano bar in the evening. Featuring a variety of local brew, the lounge at Sandbar is an exciting place to listen to live music, enjoy fresh tapas and meet great people.
Our dinner group dined at the Sandbar on March 13th, 2006. We were pleased to be greeted with warm smiles instantly upon walking up the stairs by the hostess. And even though we had a group of 7 with-out reservations, we were seated immediately at a cozy, and large round table. The view was beautiful, over looking the ocean, just past the heads of our neighbouring guests. Our server seemed a little frazzeled upon our arrival, i think he was in the middle of a dinner rush, but once drinks were served he seemed to relax.He was very attentive,served us complementry warm bread while dinner was being prepared, and walk by, making sure we had everything we needed with out interupting us. Our server was very efficient, and had a nice demeanor.
After dinner, just as we were finishing up dessert, the power went out and with the power going out, so did the kitchen fans. The restuarant slowly started to fill up with smoke, it was rather exciting! The staff was quick on there toes, and opened up all windows and doors for ventilation. I thought it smelt lovely, like camp fire.So we finished up our dessert and drinks, by candle light while our poor server had to add up our bills manually,( prior to dinner we had asked for seperate cheques) After about 20 minutes the power came back on, and our server was able to give us our bill from the computer.(even though he had just finished manualy preparing our bills.)
The only unfortunate complaint was they closed the restaurant early because of the power going out,and we would have liked to have had another drink befor leaving. but really, that isnt even a complaint!!
All in all, i had a wonderful time, great food, excellent service by our server, and good bang for your buck.
I had an amazing spinach salad $8.50. half Lt. of red wine $23. and for dessert, white chocolate cheesecake $7.
I will definitly recommend this place and will definitly go back again just to have the chocolate truffle cake all to myself.