The Salmon House

4.4
2310 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.

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4.4
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4.6
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3.9
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

While the food tasted good and our out of town guests enjoyed the food, the plate was warmer than the food and our server was forgetful and made errors that took away from the overall experience. While I have eaten here prior and the experience was great, I will look at other options next time.

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YL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I was happy to bring out of the country guests with me.
I have been coming to Salmon House since the mid 70s.
Things are different, food is not what it used to be and the overall attitude is not
exciting me as it did many years ago.

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Unfortunately we had a poor experience. We had a long wait for our meal.

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

Sadly, the quality of the food has gone down. For a restaurant that prides itself on its seafood, it was quite disappointing to find that the halibut had been overdone. Both my wife and I ordered a halibut dish and both our dishes were overdone. Disappointing - think we'll stick to other restaurants going forward. The only saving grace was our personal relationship with Checo, who provided the live entertainment for the evening and was the main reason that we went to the Salmon House.

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S
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. I had requested a window table but none were available so our hostess showed us 3 tables which still had a great view and gave us our choice of table.

Everything we ordered was amazing. It was all made wonderfully and we had zero complaints. It's definitely a restaurant I'd love to come back to again.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely view and food was very delicious

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CO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time with the fine dining atmosphere I was looking for. Definitely will be back for a special occasion.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place for all occasions. Entertained family from New Zealand. Loved the food, the atmosphere and excellent service. Our go to for those special times

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HW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoy the relaxed feel of this restaurant – like a comfortable dining room in my place. I definitely would return to try different dishes or date with someone else.

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DK
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The food and service weren't great (they also ran out of multiple course options from their own pre-set/mandatory menu) however it was New Year's Eve and they were likely very busy. We'll give the Salmon House another try for cocktails or appetizers, as the views are spectacular, but the the quality of food and service we received didn't match the prices.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overall the food and atmosphere was great. However, we were forced to pay an 18% percent gratuity (for 2 people) that was not disclosed when we booked, which added another $30 dollars to the bill. Besides that, no complaints.

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j
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fantastic food service and food
we had ealy seatinf for new years eve
it was a good menu ans reasonably priced

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n
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service

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H
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Friendly service . Great atmosphere. Great selection of wines

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n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Very good service. Excellent starters. Would have liked more vegetables with the meal. Had the salmon trio and far preferred the sockeye. It was our daughters birthday, might have been nice to have a token recognition as we mentioned it in our reservation.

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OT
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A lovely place to dine. With numerous choices on the menu, there is something for everyone. The salmon and halibut we ordered was done to perfection. A most enjoyable evening not to mention the awesome views.

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W
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Returned after many years for dinner with family and enjoyed it just like before. A very diverse menu and the view of Vancouver from across the bay is incredible. Good food and great service.

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AE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Everything was fine, except for the whole point of dining there - well-prepared fish! Our sock-eye salmon and halibut were both disappointing. Over-cooked and bland. Very disappointing.

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SO
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As always , fresh seafood, cooked to perfection. Service, view and food was great and worth the money.

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R
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We reserved a table at The Salmon House to celebrate our anniversary. The panoramic view of the Lions Gate bridge and Vancouver is spectacular. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The tower for two was full of fresh seafood. Each level was a taste treat. The Bouillabaisse was exquisite, the lobster, scallops and asparagus cooked to perfection and the crab salad, salmon candy and ahi tuna were all delicious. Our waitress was extremely attentive. She helped us decide what desserts would compliment our meal choices.
They surpassed our expectations. We will definitely return.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming to this special place.
Prices are getting higher so we can’t come as often as we would like.

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KD
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful views and ambience with great staff and service.

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DL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We celebrated my father-in-law's 92nd birthday and it was the perfect location for this event. Food was excellent and the breath-taking view makes it a unique Vancouver experience. Very importantly, our table was private enough and it was sufficiently quiet that we could have a good conversation throughout the entire evening. Overall, it could not have been better.

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BA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and service but on the pricey side. Would be better overall value if they provided corkage

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MM
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The menu has been expanded and improved over the past two years. The restaurant has fully reclaimed its position as one of the traditional gems of the greater Vancouver area.

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AA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good food great views. Would try for lunch to see the daytime view .

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BB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

I go to Salmon House on the Hill once every few years, reaffirming each time why I don’t go more often.

Great ambiance, stunning views... Perhaps the management hopes you won’t notice the average quality of the food.

Tonight was a special occasion that the restaurant destroyed with dry over cooked salmon scraps in “the Trio”, and an unmentioned chili spice coating the tuna in the Tuna Takati Special. (I am allergic to chili. After being bent over double, am now in bed at 9pm. Our dinner was at 6:30.)

The Restaurant covered the cost of one meal and gave us complimentary dessert, so they realized their error, although the waitress still didn’t understand by the time we departed.

Failing to mention chili as a spice thoroughly coating their “special” tuna dish, will keep me away for another few years...

So my parting rhyme is “Make sure Salmon House on the Hill does not make you ill”...

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional in every way. The decor, the service, the food is divine and the wood burning aroma is amazing.

Truly wonderful and by far our best evening out lately, excellent for a special occasion but we already plan on going again for just a night out.

Thank you very much,

Michel and Sylvia

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d
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Views are incredible from almost every table. Menu not too overwhelming.
Wouldve given food a 5 but i decided to try raw oysters. Kudos to those who like them. A once in a lifetime, not doing that again. The salmon was amazing. Next time i will get just salmon. Oh and affogato for dessert. Superb. Presentation of meal and dessert, stunning. Service was amazing.

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MH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

too bad the service was so slow - otherwise terrific fish and seafood

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DP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our time at The Salmon House very much. The food selection was excellent & both our meals were prepared perfectly. Our server was very helpful in navigating the options as well as recommending various wine pairings. The atmosphere & view were also amazing.

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TW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful evening with our son and daughter-in-law. Amazing food and service and fantastic views. Would definately come back again!

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D
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Beautiful view of the city. Needs an update badly. Hasn’t changed much in 30 years. Food is good, service is slow to medium.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, awesome view !

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great wine list and great food!!

The server was exremely pleasant and knew her wine and great when you called upon her.

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RW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great 89th birthday dinner & evening provided by outstanding staff !
Thanks especially to our great server Wednesday evening !

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GR
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s hard to go wrong at Salmon House. Although it’s been years since we’ve been there, our recent dinner was spectacular. We lucked out on the 3 courses for $30 week, which was squash soup or Caesar salad, a trio of salmon, halibut and prawns on mashed potatoes/veggies and a mouthwatering dessert of little pillows of cherry filling with a scoop of gelato on the side. It was an amazing dinner, view, and service. See you soon, SH!!!

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful dinner at the Salmon House on the Hill for our anniversary. Group of 4 - all enjoyed our meals (beef tenderloin, sable fish, large seafood tower) and found the service excellent, but unobtrusive. Only small complaint would be the king crab leg in our seafood tower was quite small and rather sad looking.

Came here partially for the quiet ambiance and for the view - both of which, thanks to a clear Vancouver evening, were just as hoped.

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S
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We’ve come for years and are now never coming back.
The pricing is ridiculous and the food is not special
The only thing going for this old institution is its layout and views
Otherwise it’s a rip off!

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LV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a fine dining restaurant so is on the higher end of cost but is worth it. The ambiance, food and service is excellent.

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