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Fish Cafe

#223 of 2,924 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Kerrisdale
Seafood, Canadian
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2053 41st Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 1Y7, Canada
+1 604-267-3474
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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270 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hopeful when checking out this Kerrisdale area restaurant and had figured to try their fish and chips as I expected that level of restaurant. Instead when I saw swordfish for a similar price, I ordered blackened swordfish with peri peri sauce. The fish was succulent and excellently cooked. The blackening was precise and not too thick a coating... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Second trip to Vancouver. Couldn't remember the name of this joint from the first trip but remembered the general location. Found it after a bit of sleuthing and ordered a cod and chips take away. It was a cold rainy day and the warm comfort food ended my day brilliantly. As I was in Vancouver for 5 days, I made... More 

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Kauai
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite go to places for a great, no fuss dinner out. Menu is on a blackboard on the wall. Simple, fresh and tasty Aden, our server was great, personable, respectful and professional Try this little place, you won't be disappointed

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Reading, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My local friends told me about this great fish place that they had to take me to. And I am glad they did. A genuine local place- nothing fancy but what a nice dinner Very nice service, simple but good wine list and really good food The Calamari was top shelf and really tasted good. My Salmon was the best... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Had a drop in lunch with my elderly mother today. Brilliant food, perfectly cooked and presented. I had a delicious blackened salmon salad and my mother had crab cakes. Very congenial service. Pleasant surroundings.

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Thank Jean M
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon the Fish Cafe while driving around the area. As we didn't have internet connectivity we knew we were taking a chance. Just delighted with the food, service and laid back atmosphere. Well worth a drive to the West...

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Thank JanneKH
Vancouver bc
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Go there regularly, love the fresh fish especially blackened salmon or halibut. Fish and chips are loved by the kids! Salad also fantastic. Highly recommend.

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San Jose
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417 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Joined a colleague for an impromptu business lunch. Fish Café was a convenient location. What a lucky break! I had calamari that was perfectly grilled melt-in-your-mouth. My colleague had the fish and chips for which they are known. The fish had the right amount of batter. Definitely worth a trip to Kerrisdale.

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Thank 100countries_or_bust
Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

WE have Fish and Chips all over the world and this by far is the very best ever!. Generous portions and one can choose to have battered or just grilled. Fries are HOT! The homemade Tartar sauce is delish. My husband had the calamari and can`t wait to go back for more. Service was awesome. Nicest young man by the... More 

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Thank Paddywack2
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

My wife and I stopped here for an off-the-beaten-path lunch option when she joined me on a Vancouver business trip. We started off with the (delicious) sangria and grilled calamari - an incredible choice. My wife particularly like the scallops, and the halibut I had was spectacular! Our sidewalk seating was enjoyable, too! We even got directions and recommendations for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2053 41st Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 1Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kerrisdale
  • Neighbourhood: Kerrisdale
  • Phone Number: +1 604-267-3474

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Staying in Kerrisdale

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Kerrisdale
Kerrisdale is Vancouver's laid-back shopping district. In contrast to Robson Street, there is more on offer, at more competitive pricing and a slower pace. Called "The Village" colloquially, over 200 storefronts and one-off shops crowd its streets with products and services. It is set in a comparatively sleepy part of town, with tasteful homes and tree-lined walks. Many of its buildings are listed on the Heritage registry, making it a wonderful place to amble and take in the visual history. Moreover, Kerrisdale's healthy consumer culture is especially apt for those interested in culinary, specialty, or children's shops, boasting more of these than anywhere else, meaning that it's a busy spot for families and hobbyists on the weekends.
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