12 Vancouver restaurants where you can get epic seafood towers

Jul 25 2017, 4:24 am

Beat the heat outside, or in the kitchen, with an ice cold feast from the ocean. One of dining out’s true decadences, ordering right from the raw bar and diving into a tower of seafood jewels is definitely a treat yo self scenario–and is best done with one or more eaters to help out.

From stunning Japanese-infused platters to tiers that include a few hot items and a whole array of price ranges (we’re talking under $30 to $500), there are plenty of seafood towers in Vancouver for any palate or budget.

Here are 12 Vancouver restaurants where you can get epic seafood towers.

Blue Water Cafe

On the menu:

  • Shellfish Plateau: single tier with oysters, prawns, mussels, clams, jellyfish and scallop ceviche
  • Seafood Tower: two tiers with oysters, prawns, seared red tuna, salmon tartare, jellyfish, scallop ceviche, clams and mussels- add half chilled dungeness crab (1lb) at Market Price
  • Blue Water Cafe Tower: seafood tower with spicy tuna roll, fresh crab meat roll, tuna goma-ae and half chilled dungeness crab (1lb)

Address: 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Joe Fortes

On the menu:

  • Joe’s Seafood Tower on ice: chilled Atlantic lobster, local oysters, marinated clams and mussels, scallop ceviche, albacore tuna crudo, chilled jumbo prawns

Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @joefortesvan

Boulevard Kitchen + Oyster Bar

On the menu:

  • Seafood tower for two: wild sidestripe shrimp, albacore tuna tataki, read island mussel escabèche, dungeness crab louie, snow crab legs, wild shrimp, local oysters
  • seafood tower for four: wild sidestripe shrimp, albacore tuna tataki, read island mussel escabèche, dungeness crab louie, snow crab legs, wild shrimp, local oysters
  • You can add a pound of poached & chilled lobster for market price
  • Seafood tower Royale: Three Large Tiers – 24 West Coast Oysters (Shallot Mignonette / Thai Chili and Lime Espuma / House Cocktail Sauce); 2 Lbs of Nova Scotia Lobster; 2 Lbs of Alaskan Snow Crab. Composed Plates: Tuna Tataki; Mussels Escabeche; BC Sidestripe Shrimp Ceviche; Dungeness Crab Louie Salad. Caviar Service: 30g. Northern Divine Caviar with Buckwheat Blinis and traditional accompaniments (Egg, Chives, Crème Fraiche, Capers).

Address: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver


On the menu:

  • Seafood Tower: two tiers with shucked oysters, tiger prawns, scallop ceviche, mussels, snow crab, Dungeness crab, Atlantic lobster, ahi tuna poke
  • Coast Tower: seafood tower with chef’s selection of sushi rolls, nigiri & sashimi

Address: 1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver


On the menu:

  • Ancora Glacier:  Oysters, ceviche/tartare tasting, crab causa, Salt Spring Island mussel Peruvian escabeche, poached prawns, selection of sashimi (priced for two or four people)

Address: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @ancoradining


On the menu:

  • Coal Harbour Platter: fresh oysters, mussels, prawns, Kaisen poke, octopus ceviche, kale goma-ae
  • Miku Waterfront Platter (serves 3):  chef’s selection of sashimi, fresh oysters, mussels, prawns, Kaisen poke, octopus ceviche, kale goma-ae

Address: 70-200 Granville Street, Vancouver

WildTale Coastal Grill

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On the menu (dinner only):

  • WildTale Seafood Tower : House Ceviche, Fresh Oysters, Lobster Tail, Marinated Clams & Mussels, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Tuna Carpaccio – served over crushed ice with traditional accompaniments. Minimum two people.

Address: 1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @wildtale

YEW seafood + bar

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On the brunch, lunch, bar, and dinner menus:

  • Fisherman’s Box: Your choice of five or seven items – Salmon Gravlax, Marinated Viking Bay Mussels, Raw Albacore Tuna, Steamed Lobster, Scallops, Selection of Oysters, Steamed Dungeness Crab, Halibut Ceviche

Address: 791 West Georgia Street


On the menu:

  • The Sand Barge: 4 jumbo prawns, 6 oysters, wok seared Albacore tuna, fresh crab
  • The Sandbar Tower: 8 jumbo prawns, 12 oysters, scallop ceviche, king crab, lobster, wok seared Albacore tuna

Address: 1535 Johnston Street, Creekhouse #102 (Granville Island), Vancouver

Instagram: @the_sandbar

Gotham Steakhouse

On the menu:

  • Seafood Tower: Atlantic lobster, Alaskan king crab, snow crab, Dungeness crab, jumbo cocktail prawns, fresh oysters, applewood smoked salmon and grilled scallops. Available on the dinner menu, though Gotham notes on their lunch menu that they can accommodate orders from the dinner menu anytime.

Address: 615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @gothamvancouver

Salmon House on the Hill

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On the menu:

  • Seafood Tower #1 – for 2 people: Chilled – Smoked salmon, fresh oysters, and chilled prawns; Seafood Bowl – clams, mussels, prawns, salmon and halibut, king crab leg, fingerling potatoes, basil tomato broth; Alder Grilled – Sockeye salmon, halibut, and prawns, tomato confit and grilled asparagus.
  • Seafood Tower #2 – for 2 people: Chilled – Dungeness crab salad, candied salmon, tuna sashimi; Alder grilled sablefish and tempura prawns; baby potatoes in tomato broth; Alder grilled – two lobster tails and scallops, grilled asparagus in lemon butter sauce

Address: 2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver

Pier 7

On the all-day and brunch menus:

  • Seafood Tower for Two: local oysters, salmon lox, Argentinian poached prawns, snow crab legs, salmon sashimi, and tuna tataki

Address: 25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Instagram: @pier7restaurant

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