Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Vancouver / British Columbia
  4. Vancouver
  5. Kerrisdale
Fish Cafe, Vancouver, BC
Fish Cafe, Vancouver, BC
Fish Cafe, Vancouver, BC

Fish Cafe

4.2
4.2
76 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
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.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

There’s more to explore

Discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Scan the QR code to discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Open app

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 267-3474
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Kerrisdale
  • Cross Street
    East Boulevard
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

76 Reviews
  1. RossM

    Charleston

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good fresh fish at reasonably prices. Expedient and friendly service.

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food in a very relaxed, casual ambience. Definitely recommend highly.

    Is this helpful?

  3. SophiaL

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have actually gone there quite a few times with friends and all of them have gone back.

    Is this helpful?

  4. brittonm

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

    Is this helpful?

  5. WeeBoydo

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

    Is this helpful?

  6. LuluHouse604

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

    Is this helpful?

  7. Mike

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh seafood, so fresh sometimes they're sold out. Best fries in the city.

    Is this helpful?

  8. EarlL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and the service was excellent. Friendly and very comfortable. The four of us all enjoyed our experience.

    Is this helpful?

  9. DouglasB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 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.

    Is this helpful?

  10. kris

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fish and chips were good

    Is this helpful?

  11. Anonymous

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 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.

    Is this helpful?

  12. MarkH

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Now that our other two favorite places have burned down, this is the only good place to eat left.

    Is this helpful?

  13. kellyb

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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

    Is this helpful?

  14. SophiaL

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

    Is this helpful?

  16. SophiaL

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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

    Is this helpful?

  17. Alex

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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!

    Is this helpful?

  18. Joel

    Vancouver

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great fresh fish and super sides.

    Is this helpful?

  19. LynnL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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

    Is this helpful?

  20. SimonZ

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of my favourite fish restaurant in Vancouver. Consistently good, always fresh fish. Can't say enough how good the food is.

    Is this helpful?

  21. EconomistAtLarge

    Vancouver

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great lunch at one of my favourite restaurants in town.

    Is this helpful?

  22. EconomistAtLarge

    Vancouver

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

    Is this helpful?

  23. Kaze007

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Casual with great always fresh fish. Best fish and chips in Vancouver!

    Is this helpful?

  24. Pengdio

    Vancouver

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

    Is this helpful?

  25. 1ECS

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. mattob

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lunch was excellent in this very busy Kerrisdale restaurant. Great clam chowder and blackened seafood salad.

    Is this helpful?

  27. Carol

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great choice for lunch in Kerrisdale. Fish was excellent and service was fine. Would certainly go back and recommend to friends.

    Is this helpful?

  28. Vericky

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

    Is this helpful?

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was unbelivably good, quick and super friendly service. This is one of my favorite spots

    Is this helpful?

  30. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

    Is this helpful?

  32. RalphS

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Excellent food and good service. Moderate prices for great fish.

    Is this helpful?

  33. HughE

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    superb meal ! all around great experience, great value and great people. best Halibut ever

    Is this helpful?

  34. Happy2TasteBuds

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 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....

    Is this helpful?

  35. robm

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great find, with excellent food and friendly service

    Is this helpful?

  36. Locals

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The fish was cooked perfectly. Great service. This is a great local spot that serves great seafood.

    Is this helpful?

  37. Gillian

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic seafood, the Platter for two is outstanding!!

    Is this helpful?

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent experience for food, ambiance and service as always

    Is this helpful?

  39. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. JR123

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    consistently good food in a friendly neighbourhood atmoshpere

    Is this helpful?

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 76 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fish Cafe

2053 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    East Boulevard
  • Neighbourhood
    Kerrisdale
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo