The Salmon House

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

The views of this place is only reason they can fill the dining room. The food is absolutely terrible and you feel robbed after paying. if you can take the drive to see the views but don’t bother eating. very disappointed I hope they figure it out.

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MB
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Of course the view is spectacular, but so is the calm ambience and competent service. Food has always been very good, especially the seafood. Rather a North Shore go to sort of place.

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SM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I like the Salmon House and have been a number of times, and while the food is generally very good, there seems to be difficulty bringing the plate together.

I had the Miso Sablefish, and the fish was great however, they paired it with coconut sticky rice which came across 'gloopy' next the the delicate sablefish.

My wife had the lobster gnocchi and again, the lobster was great and the flavours were spot on however, the gnocchi was so dense that it really brought down the dish. Store bought gnocchi is several times better, but in a restaurant such as the Salmon House, I would expect that the ricotta gnocchi is hand made delicate little pillows.

The Salmon House is a good alternative to The Keg. We'll go again some day.

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s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great staff!! Wonderful views!

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NG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view is spectacular and the food is delicious! Worth it every time!

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BG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great time celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary at Salmon House, the noise level was a little high and detracted from our ability to have an intimate conversation. But we had a wonderful time together.

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JH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It's been years since we have been at the Salmon House. Happy to receive a warm welcome upon arrival and a well-maintained restaurant. Our only complaint was that service was slow.

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MF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I asked for a table close of window. My wife likes to see the sunset. It was her birthday. But my opinion is they didn’t read my request. So my question is Why do they ask for special request?

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b
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We had three salmon dish and sable fish. The Salmon was seriously overcooked - dried out and tasteless. The sable fish was also overdone but not as much as the salmon.

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

the server (a woman) who's name I've forgotten was amazing, anticipating our needs without being asked. We both had the lobster, one steamed and one thermadore, while beautifully presented did not have much flavor. Suspect it had been previously frozen although I've brought frozen lobster back from Halifax and it had lots of flavor. That part was a bit disappointing but everything else was great.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Good wide Menu, including "non-fishy" items for those who don't like fish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

awesome view with awesome food

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n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday for my wife

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EK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I requested a table by the window and they gave us a booth. We were very unhappy

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k
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was fantastic!!!
Great all around experience.
Only negative comment would be, the portion size could have been bigger.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always enjoy the beautiful view.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

food was good, not outstanding, my daughter had to wait so long to get her pancakes, that we had started eating, otherwise our eggs would be cold. We were almost finished by the time they came, and they were not very good.

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T
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Our Local!
When we have friends in town we will generally have a meal at the Salmon House. The view is superb and the decor is interesting.
However the food is not consistent. This time it was very slow in coming. Apologies were made @ as our threesome got behind some large tables.
The calamari appetizer was very run of the mill
Our friend's portion of halibut was quite small and the flavours of the meal quite bland.
My husband and I had the chargrilled salmon..a good portion but quite dry and the mashed potatoes bland and uninteresting.No pepper was offered.
The scallops with each meal were also quite chewy.
Standards are high and there are some very good restaurants locally which we have been sampling in the past two months. This one needs to fine tune itself.
Off season the food can be most yoothsome

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M
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great place overall. Food was decent. Don't get the sword fish.

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MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A wonderful spot to enjoy the view in a lovely setting. Service was great. Food two weeks at a brunch was excellent - the best restaurant omelette I've ever had. The Alder Salmon last week dry. Veggies were delicious.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Smooth on-line reservation, no waiting time, cheerful staff and servers, excellent food! View from the restaurant is gorgeous! Pricy but worth it! It was a special dinner for my in-laws, and they had really good time having the dinner there. Thanks to the Salmon House!

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m
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice restaurant with an excellent YVR view. Good service. Mediocre execution of quality food. Lobsters were way overcooked. It could be very noisy if customers from next table do not have public ettitque, who like to "broadcast" their conversation.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The Salmon House is a really nice restaurant. We loved the beautiful views and the decor, and it’s not hard to get to from downtown Vancouver. It’s pretty expensive, and we had to wait a long time for our food, but it was so delicious we soon forgot about that.

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Definitely an experience that you should have if you live or visit Vancouver

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RO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food and price were the big draw back. Location and view are great. Service was great. For over 500$ bill would expect much more

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All in all it was very good and improved from the last time I was there a few years ago. Only criticism is the lack of an additional non-seafood or fish item on the menu. They really should have a chicken dish for those who do not wish to have fish or seafood. Steak is a good substitute but the lamb is not something that everyone likes.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dinner sas marvelous.
Salmon Ways perfect.
Scallops was very good.
We appreciate a lot.

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CP
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my mom to Salmon House for a Absolutely Wonderful Mother’s Day Brunch!

The food was delicious and the view and service outstanding!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous dinner, server (Katie) and ambiance. Music from the lounge was a little too loud at times but overall it was a great experience and we look forward to returning.

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CO
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Sonja was excellent!! The view was great.

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R
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We went to the Salmon House for dinner in January and ordered the seafood tower for two. We came back to order the same. The price has been increased by 20% since January but the items on the tower had also changed. Everything was truly delicious and cooked to perfection. Well worth every penny. I will bring each of my visitors this year to treat them to the view, excellent service and superb food.

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BK
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant to come to celebrate special occasions. The food and service are always terrific, and the scenic view is breathtaking.

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b
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, very nicely presented. All seafood prepared according to individual tastes. Salads were okay to very good; desserts were beautiful and tasty. Our server was gregarious, gracious, and attentive. The setting itself shows its age a bit; although the west coast aboriginal theme is very attractive and the view as usual is spectacular, the tables, carpets, etc. could be spruced up. However, I understand that one would want any furniture and flooring to go with the afore-mentioned decorating theme.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great mothers day and all 5 mothers at our table loved it. Menu was great. Service and food was excellent.

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WR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our server couldn't have been more efficient - just excellent. The reception ensured that we sat at a booth close to the entrance to facilitate our mother's easy access with her walker. Thanks.

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LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant has been a staple in our community for two reasons : great authentic seafood and unparalleled views. Thankfully it does not have blaring music and designed in tiers - there isn't a table without a vista. Great for a romantic date, for out-of-town visitors or Sunday brunch. A gem.

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Upon arrival the woman at the reception desk could not find my reservation. This after confirming the reservation twice. We were then seated and waited 20 minutes before a server took our order and this occurred only after specifically asking a passing server if we could order. Another 20 -25 minutes passed before we received the items ordered.

I am uncertain about returning to this restaurant as I noted it was not busy. An unusual occurrence for Mother's Day based on my previous experiences here. (Why was it not busy? Were other patrons experiencing the same frustrations that I was? In addition, the choices on the menu seem to have been reduced from previous years. This observation was based on what we received in previous years did not seem to be available this year. I do understand that restaurants are continually changing to meet public demands but nevertheless my perception was the offerings were less.

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E
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and decor highlighting West Coast aboriginal artwork, amazing view, good food at a reasonable price. This is a good restaurant for a special occasion or to show off Vancouver.

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LJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Although it is beautifully situated overlooking the Burrard Inlet, the food was not impressive in any way.
We arrived at 8, and as we ordered our predinner cocktails, we expressed that we wanted to lengthen our dining experience by ordering food as we wanted it. Great said the server, only to return at 8:55 to inform us that if we wanted a main course we needed to order it immediately because the kitchen was closing in 5 minutes! Not good.

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o
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thank you for the wonderful evening, hope to be with you soon

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