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Local cuisine, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
The Vancouver Fish Company is a seafood-focused Restaurant & Bar located on historic Granville Island in beautiful Vancouver, BC. We have assembled an amazing team of kitchen and service staff and are excited to have the opportunity to be at your service while presenting a fresh take on seafood in Vancouver.
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$113
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I ate here for dine out vancouver with friends of ours, and it was the worst meal either of us have had in a long time. The fried sturgeoun tasted like overly battered fried chicken, KFC tasted better. The bison tartar had...such an overpowering flavor of mustard that my eyes were watering and sinuses were cleared out. It may as well have been ground beef, we would have never known because any flavour of anything else was completely undetectable under the flavor of mustard! I could only eat half because I couldn't handle the mustard flavourful. Then we got 3 orders of the wagyu beef, all ordered medium rare. Every order of the wagyu came to the table overcooked to well done and hard and chewy - was very obviously NOT wagyu but just a regular cut of beef. The meat was overly salted, the first bite tasted like biting into a salt block!! One of the side dishes was some sort if fried potato stick...that was completely unseasoned and had zero flavor. I hate complaining to the server, and I very rarely send food back...but this meal I just could not eat. To be honest I could have made better at home! However I do have to say our server was amazing and so nice! He cake back to the table and noticed the overcooked beef and brought another whole plate of the meal properly cooked, but the kitchen should have caught the three plated of overcooked beef before sending them out. I have had wagyu at many places, and this meat was mist definitely not wagyu. I definitely will not ever be coming back here after this experience!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 17, 2022 via mobile

Delicious but portions were a big let down as bill was $300+ And left hungry so won’t be going back there unfortunately

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 13, 2022

My partner and I enjoyed an amazing dinner here on a Wednesday, which happened to be 1/2 bottles of wine (winning!) We started with the maple walnut prawns - oh yes! My only complaint - I want an even number of prawns when I am...sharing - they were delicious! Then I had the best tuna poke bowl I have EVER had and my partner enjoyed the seafood linguini, which he said was so very flavourful and rich. Our server was great - the atmosphere divine - You gotta eat here!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022

The restaurant is spiffy, and we were seated outside on the covered patio beside the marina, so we had a lovely setting. The prices felt a little high, but if I factor in the setting and the quality of the meal, I can reconcile that....Our server was very good - attentive and personable. We had a tuna poke bowl and a seafood linguine, and they were both delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2022

We visited on a busy Monday lunchtime. The restaurant is located right next to the water. My wife and I were seated on the patio, and enjoyed spotting the seals, as we waited for our meals. My wife has Tomato Bisque and Crab & Shrimp...Fritters, and I had the two Haddock and Chips. The meals were delicious, if a little pricey, but it was a special occasion, so it was worth it. We enjoyed the whole experience except for one thing - Just before we ordered two people came up to our table, and asked nicely for a look at the menu, which we had finished with at that point. From another part of the restaurant, a server darts over and shouts at the couple, saying there are menus at the front of the restaurant to look at. This was very unprofessional, especially as everyone in our section could hear her. We were glad that she was not our server, otherwise we would have strongly considered walking out. She needs a refresher in how to communicate with customers.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 14, 2022 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining at the Vancouver Fish Company two nights in a row, Rohat was our server the first night and what an incredible character! He was charming, knowledgeable, fun and entertaining! We liked it so much we returned the next night!...Ask for Rohat, he will not disappoint! KimberlyMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2022

We were lucky enough to get Andrew as a waiter, who was stupendous! He was attentive without being over bearing, and had a great sense of humour. We enjoyed the halibut and scallops which were delicious - perfectly cooked!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic waterview experience in the heart of touristy Granville Island. Just because it’s the first restaurant you see when you cross the bridge doesn’t mean it isn’t the best. We got lucky as today was 1/2 price wine day and our bottle of wine was...$25 rather than $50. The Sauvignon Blanc was the perfect compliment to the chilled seafood tower. When first delivered to our table it looks impressive and but we thought it wouldn’t be enough for to hungry travelers. We were wrong!! The added compliment of local salmon and tuna rounded out the shellfish platter of shrimp, oysters, mussels, crab legs and whole lobster to fill us up. The next best thing to the food was our fabulous waiter Eric who shared his years of oyster insight with us and amazing service. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Vancouver.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 27, 2022

We came upon this restaurant by chance and were lucky that they had a table available on the terrace. Ryan our waiter could not have been more helpful. We started with cocktails and garlic bread. We both had the halibut which was melt in the...mouth, lovely tastes and just the right quantity. Dessert was chocolate pudding and panacotta again just right. Views over the marina. This was our last evening in Vancouver and this was a great place to spend it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022

very nice with good fish & chips - and a great covered area to eat outside, Friendly service too. Try it - you'll like it (as Mikey on TV used to say!!)

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

It was our last night in Vancouver and we definitely wanted fresh seafood, so we headed to Granville Island and the Vancouver Fish Company. It was a warm night and we got a table outside on the boardwalk patio with a view of the boats....The waiter was very helpful regarding the menu and we had Halibut and Sablefish, both very tasty. Nice atmosphere!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

The boardwalk patio is a great location for watching the boats coming and going. We had the fish & chips, superfood salad, garlic bread and seafood soup. All were good but the menu and pricing are definitely for the tourist trade! The Tomahawk steak was...reasonably priced at a mere $138.98 but maybe they are trying to convince you this is a fish place after all! The restaurant had run out of mussels by early evening so it is best to get there earlier! Service was excellent!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

Our party of eight ordered a number of dishes including their famous Halibut Fish and Chips for dinner. I had the fish and chips a few times before for take-outs. It was great! Unfortunately, this was not a good day to go there - August...1st, a holiday. One of my guest had to returned the fish and chips because it did not looked crisp. The replacement plate look far fresher. The chips were fresher in colour compared to the burnt-out chips on my other guest's plates. My sister who travelled all the way from Singapore did not finished the one piece of Halibut nor the chips she ordered, I was too embarrass to complain and did not want to make a scene and spoil the family reunion. I did mentioned my disappointment to the waiter. He acknowledged it was busy. In addition there was a compulsory 18% gratuity for a party of five. A total waste of $287 for shoddy food. Not cheap at $30 a plate. You are better off going next door to Tony's Fish and Chips. TheVancouver Fish Company just lost a loyal customer. Going back to Sandbar or Cordero's .More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

Was a little too warm inside(needed some airflow) service was friendly. Food was plated very nice. Steak was overcooked but the rest of the seafood was perfect!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

Our stop here for lunch encouraged us to go back for a dinner. The setting is perfect for a seafood restaurant overlooking the marina. The service was faultless and a very nice menu to choose from. I don't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes, The Vancouver Fish Company offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Vancouver Fish Company is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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