The Salmon House

4.5
2718 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
The window-wrapped dining room offers unparalleled views of Vancouver, Stanley Park and the surrounding Burrard Inlet.

The Salmon House is world renowned for its fresh seafood and comprehensive BC wine list; accentuated by breath-taking views, warm comfortable surroundings and native art decor.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2718 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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peggys
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience5

This is one of our favourite restaurants, unfortunately News Years was expensive and unimpressive really disappointing.

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vipSlapdash
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We were very disappointed with the food, having eaten there happily in the past. This time it was a very ordinary meal.

For New Years Eve the service was not up to standard. Initially people who came after us were getting attention and their food before us. They forgot one course and had to take back a course and then make the course they missed again.

The two cocktails that I chose were really bland, although my husband enjoyed his.

The staff were indifferent - after all it was New Years Eve. Not particularly friendly or efficient. We were there early in the evening and it wasn’t particularly busy.

I’m sorry for this mediocre review but I really feel the feedback is necessary in the circumstances.

It was a very expensive set menu and unfortunately, not worth it.

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vipRedd
Vancouver
123 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic west coast 1st class experience.
No question.

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vipTrudieH
Vancouver
55 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful restaurant. The evening was crisp and clear so the view was amazing.

We enjoyed excellent service and the food was amazing. We decided to indulge in dessert as well and the Black Forest Bomb was out of this world. A lovely evening and I'm sure we'll be back.

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lesleyb
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a birthday gift to my son. His feedback was that he and his friend
had a wonderful dinner at a quiet table. Sounds romantic.

Thank you for allowing him that experience.

Lesley

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Dede27
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Restuarant very clean. Good prices and portions are a good size

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JessN
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So beautiful and uniquely west coast. Definitely recommend.

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suzanneb
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Was very enjoyable. The Caesar salad was a little boring. I had the sablefish in broth which was very tasty. My friend had the salmon trio. He thought it was very nice, if not outstanding. The black forest deconstructed cake was a little weird but fun. I would call it a chocolate mousse rather than a cake. Server was cheerful and reasonably attentive. This is a nice place to take out of town guests as the view is spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very high quality food but expensive

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The place and view are great as is the service. However the food is just average while price is expensive. Halibut didn’t taste great and was a bit dry, so was the salmon. The risotto was also not great.

If u order a pop they bring out a small glass and charge u for very pop u drink. U would think that a restaurant with these prices would not be stingy on charging for pop refills.

Not certain I would go again based on quality Vs price.

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GRANTF
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful decor, ambiance and view. Everything was cooked to perfection and service was there when you needed it, but quiet when you didn't

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Kelly
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Very disappointed. Took my husband for the first time for our anniversary. We were both very disappointed, we stopped to eat on the way home, we've had better seafood from T&T supermarket. King crab looked like snow crab size and was water logged, horrible. Portions were small, quality did not make up for it.

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NorthShoreFoodie
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and wonderful city view. Good gourmet food. They don't have all the items on the menu though, so be prepared to order something different. All food is very good though. Great professional service.

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Sheron
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Outstanding first experience. Great spot for a date night (Plus a beautiful view)

The Salmon House
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you very much Sheron for the heartwarming review and recommendation. You inspire us more. Can't thank you enough. It is our honor and pleasure to have guests like you. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Not wow unfortunately and definitely not smart casual dressed people.
Couldn't even enjoy the view because the windows would reflect the inside lights. Ambiance lacks the wow factor. Too bad, the location is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The ambiance was quite nice. But the food was mediocre. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t amazing. And for the price it was robbery. If you want amazing seafood, go find an old seafood shack on the shore. If you want to be robbed for merely acceptable food, go to the Salmon House. They charged me $70 for a very simple lobster pasta dish. And we found out their sparkling water was $8.50 per bottle! We will never be going back. The cost to benefit ratio was outrageous.

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JenniferB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this place. Unfortunately had to cancel in January due to heavy snow fall, then Covid19 hit! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience, and even were treated to a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate our missed visit(s). Food and service was exceptional, and we’ll be back soon!

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Deep
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing view, food was delicious. No complaints!! Food was coming out super quick and was amazing.

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SC33
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

A real shame, we have always enjoyed this restaurant but the sable fish entree was rather disappointing on Saturday.

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LisaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Do not go for a special occasion!
Every bit of the experience was amazing, incredible food, lovely ambiance. The one thing is I would never go there for a special occasion, they do not do anything for birthdays and do not go out of their way to make the guest feel special. A small gesture such as a piece of desert or a candle would have made this experience that much better and more special.

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vipJandG
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always

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DonM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a great setting with excellent service. The view is also great.

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vipSandraMai
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A wonderful dinner. Everything perfectly prepared.

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GordonH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very pleasant meal with my neice and her two sons as everybody enjoyed their food and were agog at the beautiful sunset view over the ocean.

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KimM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I celebrated my 60th birthday here on a recommendation from a hairstylist from the area. The atmosphere is nice we found the appetizer menu didn’t offer much asked for shrimp they were not offered on the menu they gave us shrimp cocktail upon request. The seafood platter was great. They knew I was celebrating my 60th never offered a desert I feel it’s important for a restaurant to at least offer just a FYI for future special occasions it’s a nice touch.

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LorneD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Each visit is a special occasion, and each visit (sometimes years apart) impressed us. Service was attentive with great menu suggestions, great selection of wines well paired with special menu items.

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Selina
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience there, food quality is good, just presentation is bit of old school. Really recommend Sable fish and cheesecake rivalio.

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RandyR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent Food and accommodating for changes on menu

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Beerdogs
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Menu selections/options are great. Food was excellent!! Attentive service.
Nice ambience, great views. Definitely will return.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great view with a corner table by the window and some of the food was great--particularly the lobster and prawns from the seafood tower, as well as the shrimp and spinach risotto. Unfortunately, the salmon from all of our dishes was overcooked. Server was hard to track down. In terms of COVID accommodations, hand sanitizer was available at the front door and tables/groups were adequately spread out, but servers and host were only in face shields with no masks. Also, if you're coming for the October promotions, note that they are not honouring the one free drink per entree promotion. Instead, they insisted that we could have one free drink for our table. In the end, for our table of four adults and two children, we got two free drinks, but paid for two drinks and a kid's meal.

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TrondN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The seafood tower is must have when out on a special date. An amazing sampling of some of the best flavours on the menu.

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akuryu
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was good and very enjoyable. Salmon was overcooked on all the dishes we ordered and pretty much every dish we ordered was salmon. It was still tasty but would have been better if not overcooked especially since that is supposed to be their signature. We come every year at least once for special occasions and was better before so may be just an off day.

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Nicolev
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good as always but poor safety measures for covid 19. The staff only wore shield not masks.

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GailN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the Salmon House. The view was lovely and the food was excellent. Service was fabulous. We will bring our out of town/country visitors to the Salmon House. Thanks so much. ❤️

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Greensleeves
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Being a patron for 46 years seemed so quiet with covid no flowers or tablecloths. We had the Seafood Tower and had it delivered in 3 stages. The seafood was skimpy only one oyster each, only a few mussels and clams. I found the seafood boulabaise too coconut tasting for me. The last delivery was the lobster which was delicious. Our waiter did her best. She didn't ask if we wanted desert so never go a little Birthday cake for my husband. Oh well went home had Ernest Ice Cream.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, cooked perfectly

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service!

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Table4
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Surprised by how delicious all the food was. The food presentation was pretty disappointing for $50 a plate. They just kinda pile it on with no thought or creativity. But it was well cooked and tasty so we were happy. The view is amazing and service was good. Decent wine list. Good choice for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was nice

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent views , Fantastic Food, Great Staff ! You need to eat here.

FAQs

The Salmon House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 926-3212.

The Salmon House is rated 4.5 stars by 2718 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.