A large part of what makes Oddfish such a great spot for seafood is the restaurant’s concept: an ever-changing menu that offers what farmers and the sea provides. Isn’t that cool?
They mix it up, write down what’s available on a cute chalkboard, and let you decide. One thing you can be sure of, is the seafood will be super fresh.
If you’re confused about what to get, try their daily selection of Oysters on ice with delicious mignonette and lemon. One bite and you’ll find yourself falling in love. Who knew Oysters could taste THIS good?
Served with red wine butter, the Fife Sourdough Bread is a must-try for its unique sultry flavour. If you want something simple, their Daily Ceviche with sweet potato and avocado doesn’t disappoint.
Last but not least, the Spaghetti Vongole with clams, wine and garlic is unbelievably good, you absolutely mustn’t miss out on it!
What to order: Oysters, Fife Sourdough Bread, Daily Ceviche, Spaghetti Vongole
From live tanks, a raw bar, and seafood on ice, and known as one of the most prestigious seafood restaurants in the city, Blue Water Cafe is a seafood lover’s dream come true, and the place to go for a fancy night out.
This premier seafood restaurant is internationally renowned, and brings you the best of the best seafood cuisine prepared with love, care and flair.
One of the best items on their menu is definitely the Ahi Tuna Tataki which is served from their raw bar. If you love sushi, you won’t regret getting this.
Their Yellowfin Tuna and Sablefish are great options for those who want something fresh. The umami flavours this combo brings is outstanding.
Remember to pair off with wine from their impressive selection, or try getting something special from the Cocktail Bar.
What to order: Ahi Tuna Tataki, Yellowfin Tuna, Sablefish, Blue Water Cafe Tower
Located in Yaletown, Okeya Kyujiro is the ninth restaurant in Vancouver to receive a MICHELIN star for its excellent omakase experience! Once you’re here, you’ll be guided by a host wearing traditional clothing to enter a dark dining room, waiting for the show to start!
Drawing inspiration from the grandeur of Cirque du Soleil and the traditional beauty of kabuki performances, he sought to open a restaurant that was not just about food, but a celebration of art and beauty.
And when you hear the music, see the curtains rise, witness Chef Masuda brandish a humongous knife to cut tamago (egg), and the tea ceremony at the end…it all makes sense in what the team is trying to create.
Over the course of two hours, guests at Okeya Kyujiro partake in an impressive 25-course journey, each dish carefully constructed to narrate a unique culinary tale of different prefectures in Japan.
The parade of delicacies showcases a range of sushi and sashimi, including chutoro and otoro tuna.
The meals are an exhibition of craftsmanship, with chefs displaying whole fish in front you, like the eccentrically thin orange trumpet fish, slithering eel, and the Hokkaido hairy crab, that will be part of dinner.
Having won the hearts of Vancouverites within a short period, this place is where traditional Japanese flavours meet local, west coast elements, leading to a unique dining experience.
Tom Sushi has quickly carved a name for itself as the sushi bar that carefully considers texture, nuance, and flair in fresh ingredients. And best of all – they offer it all without really breaking the bank.
If you like nigiri, my top picks are: Tobiko w/ Quail Egg, Shima-aji, Hotate, and Toro.
And if you’re one of the lucky people to get your hands on their daily limited donburis— don’t miss the chance and go for the Bluefin or Salmon Donburi.
What to order: Tobiko w/ Quail Egg Nigiri, Shima-aji Nigiri, Hotate Nigiri, Toro Nigiri, Bluefin Donburi, Salmon Amaebi Zuke Donburi
Ancora Waterfront Dining is a gem in Vancouver that everyone loves.
Nestled along the waterfront, this place blends stunning views of Granville Island with exceptional cuisine.
If you’re a fan of sushi rolls, I highly recommend the Spicy Tuna Roll. The combination of fresh tuna, crisp cucumber, asparagus, rocoto aioli, and delicate chilli threads creates a spicy and savoury choice that makes the dish sing.
Going the seafood route is the best way to enjoy the waterfront views. With this in mind, consider getting their Octopus Tagliatelle which offers tender octopus and squid ink pasta, enhanced by sudado sauce and the burst of sweetness from cherry tomatoes.
At the same time, the Cauliflower Steak is an impeccable vegetarian option, boasting perfectly roasted cauliflower with a miso glaze that imparts a savoury depth of flavour.
What to order: Spicy Tuna Roll, Octopus Tagliatelle, Cauliflower Steak, Lobster and Shrimp Risotto, Sablefish
Address: -Ambleside – 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver BC V7T 2P9 -False Creek – 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 2L9
Dinner and dancing? Then, Sandbar is for you! So, put on your dancing shoes, grab your partner and go.
Enjoy your meal out on their covered and heated patio, with a beautiful view of Yaletown and False Creek, or opt for a cozier table on one of their three dining floors.
Get the most out of your Sandbar experience by getting the Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl. This dish strikes the perfect balance between healthy and appetizing, making it a must-try!
If you’re here for the sushi, the Special Hoshi Roll is a true showstopper, special indeed. The light frying technique adds a crunch on the outside, contrasting with the melt-in-your-mouth goodness within.
What to order: Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl, Special Hoshi Roll, Wok Tossed Local Mussels, Seafood Hot Pot
Address: 1535 Johnston St. Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.
Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.