Fish Cafe

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Seafood

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Fish Cafe is the kind of place to really appreciate in an era of dwindling seafood. Fish Cafe serves seafood at prices you can laugh off if you hug the low end of the menu. Fish Cafe doesn't expect to survive on low prices alone. The fish is of good quality and that's what makes all the difference. Portions are generous and everything, except perhaps the ketchup and fishburger buns, is made in-house. This is home-style cooking, nothing fancy, no flights of fancy. There are salmon, halibut, mahi mahi and prawn entrees daily, and there's rice or a big batch of home-style fries, plus a choice of sauces to go with the fish. Fish Café also features a limited wine list and draft and bottled beers.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.1
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3.4
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4.1
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vipRossM
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very good fresh fish at reasonably prices.
Expedient and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food in a very relaxed, casual ambience. Definitely recommend highly.

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SophiaL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I have actually gone there quite a few times with friends and all of them have gone back.

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vipbrittonm
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little neighborhood restaurant with a casual, no-frills vibe. Changing daily menu on a chalkboard and superb fresh fish every day. Started with some perfect calamari and french wine, and for the main course had blackened swordfish with garlic butter and rice. So good.

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oldfogey
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ultra-fresh fish, best French Fries in town, friendly service, homey atmosphere. What more could you ask for? Definitely not a fancy highly decorated place, but that's part of the attraction. It raised strong nostalgia for 6 ex-Brits as it is the closest thing to a British fish and chips shop any of us has encountered in North America.

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lutzieflavoured
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It may not look fancy but the food is great! I've had their tasty fish/salmon burger, fish & chips, amazing crab cakes, and excellent house salad. There's no waiting for seats and the place is cozy and quiet. I'm sure if they ever re-branded and made it more "trendy" business would be great but that also means more $$ passed to the diners. Please support these neighbourhood/local Kerrisdale eats before they’re all gone!

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MmCc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh seafood, so fresh sometimes they're sold out. Best fries in the city.

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EarlL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food and the service was excellent. Friendly and very comfortable. The four of us all enjoyed our experience.

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DouglasB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Service was so-so. Ambience - not great. Restaurant is looking very tired - broken chairs, dismal wall decor. Our table was sticky - hadn't been wiped.

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vipkris
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Fish and chips were good

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience1

This was not the first time eating at the Fish Cafe. We have been going since our children were born 14 years ago. We ordered the same meals as always 'Greek Salad and each person a Fish Meal'. The service was quite slow and the waitress spilled the first Greek Salad all over us. It was an accident and we got the next one quickly but it also spilled on my sister's expensive handbag and my daughter's new shoes. The fish came very slowly after the salad but the fish was amazing as always. The caper sauce was extremely salty, so advanced warning, and overall the value wasn't so great as you only get a small piece of fish. However, the chef and the waitress were very kind and apologetic. We will go back soon.

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vipMarkH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Now that our other two favorite places have burned down, this is the only good place to eat left.

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kellyb
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We love the Fish Cafe, excellent choices of fish cooked to perfection!! The fres are worth every bite and salads are always fresh and delicious.
Thank you chefs and friendly wait staff.
K&B

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SophiaL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food, mainly seafood, is excellent and fresh and the salads and side dishes are very recommendable. The seafood platter gives you either fresh fries or favoured rice, with two pieces of fish, prawns, scallops and calamari and you can choose to have the seafood grilled or deep fried with batter.

For a friends' get-together it's good food and casual setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a small restaurant with very good food. Reasonably priced. Fishes are very jucicy and tenderly cooked. The first soup has super rich in ingredients, making it very tasty but not greasy.

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SophiaL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

You get good value - we had a seafood platter with two pieces of grilled fish of our choice, prawns, scallops and calamari. You can have rice or french fries to go with your seafood. The fish is always fresh.

The cafe also serves three different salads and other sides. You can always count on the freshness of the food served.

The chef was not feeling too good that day but he insisted on doing the cooking as it was a little girl's birthday

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Alex
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

This is the third time we go to Fish Cafe and as usual we liked the food, the fish -halibut- was fresh but the scallops portion was quite small. However, this time it didn't go as well as before because the restaurant had a strong, very unpleasant smell of mopping with a dirty mop. The odour was so strong that it took us more than 15 minutes to become nose blind, almost the same time that took the food to arrive. We went at 5:00 pm on a Sunday, so we are definitely not going back to dine before 6:30 pm!

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vipJoel
Vancouver
100 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great fresh fish and super sides.

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LynnL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Main dishes were great, was a bit disappointed in the house salad, it’s normally very good, not this time though, tomatoes not ripe, and dressing was blah

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SimonZ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

One of my favourite fish restaurant in Vancouver. Consistently good, always fresh fish. Can't say enough how good the food is.

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vipEconomistAtLarge
London
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Another great lunch at one of my favourite restaurants in town.

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vipEconomistAtLarge
London
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Simple and delicious. I've been eating here since it opened and still find it superb. Fresh fish of every kind. One of the best in the city for straightforward seafood done right.

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Kaze007
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

Casual with great always fresh fish. Best fish and chips in Vancouver!

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vipPengdio
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

This place is consistently excellent. Stays in its own lane and gives excellent seafood at low prices simply served. Best fries in Vancouver still.

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1ECS
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The fish was perfectly cooked with simple but very tasty sauces. The space is small and cozy and was filled with neighbourhood people.

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vipmattob
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Lunch was excellent in this very busy Kerrisdale restaurant. Great clam chowder and blackened seafood salad.

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Susan
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great choice for lunch in Kerrisdale. Fish was excellent and service was fine. Would certainly go back and recommend to friends.

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Vericky
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great find! If you love excellent quality, fresh fish and seafood simply prepared to exceptional taste and presentation, this is the place. The blackened calamari - out of sight!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was unbelivably good, quick and super friendly service. This is one of my favorite spots

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

There aren't a lot of seafood restaurants in Vancouver and most that are around tend to be limited to the fine dining category (very good but pricey). Fish Café is very good without the high prices. $17.95 for a good sized piece of Wild Sockeye and great chips - sign me up! I've been driving across town for years to eat here but it seems in the last few years I haven't made the journey. After eating here again recently I won't make that mistake again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I've come to The Fish Cafe ever since it opened. My favourite is grilled scallops, garlic butter, rice. Someday, I'll have the ling cod, which I'm certain is also delicious.

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RalphS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Excellent food and good service. Moderate prices for great fish.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

superb meal !
all around great experience, great value and great people.
best Halibut ever

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Happy2TasteBuds
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The crab cakes were absolutely Delish loaded with lots of crab meat. Liked the texture & nuance of the kernels of corn. My Grilled Salmon was cooked to perfection & paired nicely with the rice.
My Bestie's Caesar salad was delectable with half dressing preferred. Her Fish&Chips were very well done.
The Good Eats made for a most pleasant evening of getting together! We shall return....

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robm
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great find, with excellent food and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The fish was cooked perfectly. Great service. This is a great local spot that serves great seafood.

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Gillian
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Fantastic seafood, the Platter for two is outstanding!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent experience for food, ambiance and service as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

On May 2nd my husband reserved a table for us for Mother's Day. However, when we called to say that we would be a couple minutes late, we told that there was no such booking. When we arrived space was found for us but we were told that we would have to leave in about 50 minutes.
The food was still excellent and the portions generous but our Open Table booking could have been handled better by the restaurant.

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JR123
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

consistently good food in a friendly neighbourhood atmoshpere

FAQs

Fish Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 267-3474.

Fish Cafe is rated 4.2 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.