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23 places to get amazing seafood in Vancouver

Elvin Sisco Apr 30, 2019 5:00 pm 5,233

Considering we live in a stunning oceanside city, not eating fresh seafood in Vancouver should basically be a crime.

Vancouver’s selection of seafood is truly world-class, from crab to lobster, fish to spot prawn (when they’re in season).

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Here are 23 awesome places to enjoy some fresh seafood in Vancouver.

Hook Seabar


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This spot offers killer fish and chips, a $23 dish that is truly worth the price you pay. Hook also has an awesome patio with views of English Bay and an affordable happy hour too.

Address: 1210 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: : 604-620-4668

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YEW seafood + bar


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Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver in the Four Season, YEW offers you a quality experience to go along with your meal. Choose from seemingly endless selections of top tier seafood, just be sure to save room for dessert.

Address:  791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-692-4939

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The Holy Crab


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Craving some Southern-style seafood? Look no further than The Holy Crab. Specializing in Louisiana-style seafood, you’re really going to want to check out what this place has to offer. The Holy Crab gives you both imported and fresh local seafood. There is definitely something for everyone here.

Address: 1588 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-661-8533

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Coquille Fine Seafood


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This restaurant is located in the heart of Gastown. Coquille’s large seafood and shellfish selection will keep you coming back for more. Make sure to try their Sailor’s Platter if you truly want a mouthwatering experience.

Address: 181 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-6009

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The Sandbar


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Who doesn’t love a good oyster bar? Sure, in Vancouver those are kind of a dime a dozen but The Sandbar’s is on another level. Head into the dining room and enjoy a selection of delicacies from the sea after a round of oysters.

Address: 1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-9030

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Blue Water Cafe


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One of BC’s premium locations for world-class seafood is Blue Water Cafe. Known for their excellent service as well as their legendary seafood tower, once you’ve dined here you’ll understand why they constantly come up when talking about quality seafood in this city.

Address: 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-688 8078

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The name says it all, every time you walk into Oddfish you’ll get a unique experience because its menu is always changing. Located in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, Oddfish has quickly become a favourite with locals and visitors alike.

Address: 1889 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-564-6330


Joe Fortes


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If there is a Vancouver staple seafood restaurant it is Joe Fortes. Their neverending selection of oysters, lobster dishes, scallops, and fish attracts the likes of John Cena (who has said it is his favourite restaurant in Canada). Whenever you’re in the heart of downtown Vancouver, make sure you go check them out.

Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-1940

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With two locations in both Yaletown and Olympic Village, there’s double the reason to head here from happy hour and enjoy some amazing selections from the sea that will leave you satisfied.

Address: 1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-9211

Address: 165 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-800-5253

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The Captain’s Boil


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If you’ve been travelling around Canada you’ve more than likely seen The Captain’s Boil logo at least a few times. This spot offers a traditional seafood boil along with a menu and Asian-inspired spiced grub.

Address: 3309 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-565-3999

Address: 1487 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-2099

Address: 1226 – 8338 Capstan Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-279-0158

Address: 1111 Ponderosa Street, Coquitlam
Phone: 604-370-0789

Address: 120 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-971-2645

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Rodney’s Oyster House


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Rodney’s Oyster Bar gives Vancouver an awesome Maritime culinary seafood experience. Both it’s Gastown and Yaletown locations are open daily so there is more than enough time in your day for your mouth to metaphorically take a trip out to the East Coast for a meal.

Address: 1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-609-0080

Address: 52 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-2005

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Fanny Bay Oyster Bar


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This Vancouver tide-to-table oyster bar is sure to give you some of the freshest seafood in the Pacific Northwest. Definitely make sure you head over for their happy hour which runs daily from 3 to 6 pm for some cheap food and drinks.

Address: 762 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-9510

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With two locations situated right by the water, Ancora will offer you an amazing fusion of Peruvian and Japanese seafood cuisine. The two unlikely pairings truly offer Vancouver something different than other seafood restaurants.

Address: 1600 Howe Street #2, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-1164

Address: 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-926-0287

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Coast from the Glowbal Restaurant Group offers you award-winning seafood with a Pacific Northwest spin. Who doesn’t love a good seafood tower? Coast offers you that and so much more.

Address: 1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-5010

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Dynasty Seafood Restuarant


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When you try their food you’ll know why Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is an award-winning traditional Chinese seafood restaurant. Come in for their dim sum or ask your server about some stellar seafood creations on the menu.

Address: 108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-876-8388


The Vancouver Fish Company


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The Vancouver Fish Company definitely keeps to its promise of amazing West Coast hospitality. But in addition to this, you can also find some delicious oysters, fish tacos, and chilled seafood towers on the menu. Check them out over on Granville Island for some food with a view.

Address: 1517 Anderson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-3474

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Popina has already made a wave in the Vancouver seafood restaurant scene. This spot is counter service done well, and that’s why this spot is on a ton of people’s seafood lists. Check out their lobster roll for $26 and different local seafood stylings at reasonable prices.

Address: 1691 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-7518

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Pajos Fish & Chips


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Known all over the Lower Mainland (and beyond) for their fish and chips, Pajo’s is a must-try place on this list. If you can’t make your way out to the Richmond spots, Pajo’s has two other locations at YVR and Port Moody to chose from.

Address: 12351 3 Avenue, Richmond
Phone: 604-272-1588

Address: 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-238-7816

Address: 12771 Seventh Avenue, Richmond
Phone: 604-204-0767

Address: 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
Phone: 604-467-2289

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Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar


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A prestigious upscale Vancouver seafood experience is what you’ll find at Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar. Known for their top class seafood experience, it’s no wonder the team here has return customers seeking its delicacies regularly.

Address: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-642-2900

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Vancouver is known for many things and one of those things is its sushi. Miku truly offers you that Japanese fine dining experience. Miku’s wide array of Japanese dishes makes this place the must-try Japanese place in Vancouver (with the best view), even Beyonce can attest to that.

Address: 70-200 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-3900

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Chewies Oyster Bar


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A New Orleans-style oyster bar in Vancouver is something most people can get behind. From their Pan Fried Oysters to their BBQ Shrimp and Grits, there’s something for everyone at Chewiest Oyster Bar.

Address: 2201 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-4448

Address: 110-1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-7634

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Another Granville Island staple is Dockside Restaurant. Known for their spacious dining room area and their world-class views of False Creek, your meal is sure to come with a grand dining experience. Casual fine dining at its best.

Address: 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7070

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The Victor


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Located in the Parq Hotel, The Victor is known as a classic steak and seafood experience. From sushi to seafood to steak, The Victor is open and available for all your seafood cravings.

Address: 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-370-3600


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