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US$14 - US$19
Seafood, Canadian
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Without doubt the best fish in town. I visit Vancouver about once a year, coming from the Mediterranean, we know fish. I can honestly say this place has the best fish I have ever eaten.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020

I go to the Fish Cafe once a week, at least. The fish is always fresh and gorgeously cooked. Today was exceptional - the chef had Dover sole on the board. Had to try it and it was AMAZING!!! I've had Dover sole at one...of the most expensive French restaurants in Vancouver where there's a lot more fussiness over the cooking and plating. Ultimately, the sole today at the Fish Cafe was as good if not better. Simply grilled in butter, there is no place to hide any mistakes; and there were none. Delicious and perfect, as is all the fish served here. You can't go wrong. And I have a new favourite at my favourite restaurant in town.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed September 23, 2019

We've been here twice now in the past week and have discovered a great place to have a delicious fish meal close to us for NOT an arm and a leg. I would have given the restaurant a 5-star, however the ambiance and the seats...(a little hard on the bum) is wanting...but not a deterrent. We had the blackened fish...myself snapper and my wife salmon...perfectly done, super hot, great crispy fries, excellent service, great price. The restaurant fills up, so get there early!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 12, 2019

This is a regular go-to place for Vancouverites. It is a clean fish restaurant with good quality food, a nice place to stop in.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

A no frills fish place. Excellent. You choose your fish and your sides from a limited menu. Simple table setting. Super delicious. We will be back.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

We found the place in TripAdvisor and were fully satisfied. We had a seafood platter with halibut and Arctic char, one grilled and one blackened with calamari, prawns etc. and it was perfect. Fresh and delicious. Never tried blackened before, but that was really good!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We went here because of the reviews but it was disappointing. My husband had grilled fish with rice (no vegetables or anything); fish was tasteless. I had fish and chips—very tasteless with soggy fries.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 31, 2019

If you're in a coastal city, you want the seafood to be great, and Fish Cafe did not disappoint. A small-ish (about a dozen tables) restaurant, it had a good range of seafood items on the menu, with the fish available grilled, deep-fried or blackened....We opted for the seafood platter for two, selecting halibut and Arctic char as our fish, accompanied by calamari, prawns, scallops - all but the calamari, which we had deep-fried, grilled. All of the seafood came out cooked to perfection. Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for a place where we could eat a tasty fish meal, and we certainly found one. We ordered the fish platter and it was delicious. Very friendly service. Highly recommended!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

We have been here many times in recent years. It seemed to go through a bit of a dip a while back, but recently it is right back on top. Today I had trout which was perfectly cooked with a delicious lemon-butter sauce. My wife...had a good fish burger. My rice was slightly over salted, but my wife’s chips had a crispy outside and lovely soft inside. It is so hard to find really well cooked fish, but this is one place that knows how to do it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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May 23, 2018|
Response from fish2053 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
No vegetarian options besides salads.
May 27, 2017|
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Response from fish2053 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
There is no bar.
August 1, 2016|
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Response from fish2053 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I allowed my web site domain name to lapse, and am busy trying to sort it out. Thanks
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Yes, Fish Cafe offers takeaway services.

Fish Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4