Fish Cafe

4.3
69 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 267-3474
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
East Boulevard
Additional
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

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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k
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fish and chips were good

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A
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 1

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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MH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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k
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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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SL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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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D
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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SL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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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FS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

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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J
Vancouver
71 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great fresh fish and super sides.

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LL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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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SZ
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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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EA
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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EA
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

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

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P
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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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EC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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m
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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V
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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RS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

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

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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HT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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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r
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

great find, with excellent food and friendly service

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

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!!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent experience for food, ambiance and service as always

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OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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JR
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

consistently good food in a friendly neighbourhood atmoshpere

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R
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

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.

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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S
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

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

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love their blackened swordfish , it was very juicy

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WV
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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JS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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.

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GV
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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