Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.11mi
  2. Distance: 0.56mi
  3. Distance: 0.83mi
  4. Distance: 0.96mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.11mi
  2. Distance: 0.56mi
  3. Distance: 0.83mi
  4. Distance: 0.96mi

About Fish Cafe

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
East Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 267-3474

Website:
http://www.fishcafe.ca/

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Fish Cafe Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.2

Ambience

3.3

Value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (6)
Cozy (5)
Casual (4)
See All
Authentic (3)
Lunch (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
Pre/post-theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Sort by
S
54 reviews
Loading Reviews ...
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience1
Service5
Value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 7, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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....

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

great find, with excellent food and friendly service

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 24, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Fantastic seafood, the Platter for two is outstanding!! Grelled calimari is the best in town.... but prepared to be sat at a dirty table as the One waitress that wirks there can not keep up with everything. Service is slow, so dont be in a hurry- BUT the food is worth the wait!!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Excellent experience for food, ambiance and service as always

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 13, 2017

consistently good food in a friendly neighbourhood atmoshpere

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience2
Service3
Value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

They were somewhat rude when we arrived--we had reserved for 8 but one person did not come. They said we would be charged for 8 people. It was rather strange and they didn't end up charging us extra, but it did mar our experience. The food is delicious and the fish cooked properly.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Food is fresh and well prepared with a variety of choices and options for a little seafood restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Great food, good side dishes. Warm, friendly, neighbourhood feel.

Simply cooked, always fresh. The salmon is moist and delicious! Excellent french fries, Caesar salad and fish soup.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
Food4
Ambience2
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2016

The main problem is ambiance and poor ventilation. The fish is always good.

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Love their blackened swordfish , it was very juicy

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Food is very good and presented very well. Fish Chowder and Fish (cod) and Chips were delicious.
Restaurant is casual, clean and small. Reservations or a call ahead probably a good idea.

Will come again.

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 7, 2016

We showed up on a Wednesday evening and it was pretty quiet in the restaurant. The server gave us a quick run down of the menu when we were seated and offered some helpful suggestions when asked. We ordered the blackened swordfish and cod. The food came out quickly and was delicious, no complaints whatsoever. I would definitely come back to this place and their location is nice since you've got the rest of Kerrisdale to enjoy before/after.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Very good value. Chef delivered rare delicious salmon as requested, exceptional! Many restaurants overcook fish even when medium or rare is specified.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service5

vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Very good food and amazing service. The server was nice. The food was to die for. Get get the seafood platter with Halibut blackened. Amazing

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Great little restaurant! I had the avocado and crab cake Benny and it was fantastic. The eggs were perfectly done. It came with a side salad and hash browns. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 5, 2016

I had an early dinner with a friend and was pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant almost full on a week night. Both of us had trout, because it is not easy to find in most restaurants , along with Greek Salad. Service was quick but not rushed and our server was attentive. It has remained a good, casual Kerrisdale restaurant for many years now. I would recommend it for all ages.
I have never had lunch there, but imagine that it is very good as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 4, 2016

As always, Fish Cafe delivers the best meal I have had in ages. We had a group birthday of 4 out of town friends, hands down best seafood, and that grilled calamari, c'mon *drool*

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 29, 2016

As always The Fish Cafe delivers. The seafood platter for 2 is a must, the grilled calamari alone makes me tear up a bit in food joy. Thanks again for the great dining experience, you made her birthday meal a wonderful one!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Came here as a family with a friend for the first time for supper on Fathers Day. Had read the reviews, so knew not to expect a fancy place. Also knew it was popular, and indeed all the tables were full or reserved. As mentioned in other reviews, the emphasis is on freshness, so not all of the kinds of fish listed on the website were available, but still a good selection. Clam chowder was good, fish soup so-so. Grilled calamari was tender but tasted a bit of burned grease. Swordfish, scallops, and red snapper were nicely grilled, served with rice that was a bit heavy (perhaps mixed with oil or butter?). Some veggies would have been appreciated. Fish (halibut) and chips were excellent. Good sized portions, no room for the 2 available desserts. The servers were friendly and efficient to start (we were one of the first groups of the night), though as things got busier we did have to ask for our cheque a couple of times. A basic, home-style meal, like Red Lobster, but with less salt. Convenient if you live in the neighbourhood.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience1
Service5
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Food was good, service by the server was excellent. It was the owner, who started complaining loudly that it cost him $10 for our reservation for 4 (two kids, 4 and 6) and that the kids didn't eat entrees and therefore he refused to honour my $26 cheque. He loudly announced that he was going to discontinue with Open Table. There were other patrons in the small restaurant and everyone heard. I suggest that you remove his restaurant from your service as he was rude a terrible owner/proprietor. The server apologized profusely on his part. We have dined there in the past but will NEVER go back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Our group of four met again at The Fish House, a local gem. Three tried the brunch menu; my shrimp hash was cooked to perfection and served without toast to be gluten free. The salmon bennie was also much appreciated, the third option was enjoyed but I forget what was ordered. A salad suited the fourth. We all appreciate the laid back atmosphere where we can hear each other to catch up on events. Our server was great, attentive when wanted and letting us chat and eat. Look forward to the next time there.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Great surprise, wonderful service seafood is one of the best EVER.
Will go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience3
Service3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 25, 2016

We always return for the calamari.

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 12, 2016

I rated this outdoor spot noisy because of the trucks....this may be temporary while Marine Dr. is closed

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Read that they had the best Fish and Chips in Van. I would 2nd that opinion!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 20, 2016

This is a great neighbourhood spot. They serve fresh fish grilled to perfection. My favourite is the salmon, so moist and flavourful but everything is good.

The fries are fresh cut and fried just to the right amount of crispyness. The caesar salad has homemake croutons, the crab cakes are very good, clam chowder and fish soup both are excellent, it's hard to pick an appetizer they are all so good.

And, if you're feeling like a decedant treat, the fish and chips are exactly how fish and chips should be, tasty, crispy coating, moist flavourful fish inside and the previously mentions perfect fries.

Fish Cafe is that consistent, warm, small neighbourhood restaurant that makes you feel welcome and satisfied.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food at Fish Cafe is fresh, hot and tasty and has been so great for many years. It's always a treat to be there for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2016

We had the seafood platter... It is delicious!!!!
I would definitely recommend it

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.