10 Best Relishes in the Pacific Northwest's Bounty that is Ever Present, and Delicious

Natasha John

By , Local Expert, Vancouver
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Fresh seafood is literally within arm's reach in Vancouver, and local restaurants take advantage of what's available. Albacore tuna, Dungeness crab, multiple types of wild salmon, clams, oysters and mussels are just a few of the Pacific ocean's bounty that you will find on menus around town. Yaletown's Blue Water Cafe is the place to go when you're looking for a spectacular dinner with all the bells and whistles. Go Fish! and sushi joints around the city are easy on your wallet and fresh on taste. Sushi in Vancouver is some of the best in the world and is an indulgence that you shouldn't miss out on while you're here. If...  Read more »

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    YEW seafood + bar

    Yew Restaurant + bar is known for seafood and even makes their own canned local albacore tuna. It's the perfect foodie souvenir.

    Local Expert Tip: "Bottles of wine are 50% off on Mondays and Sundays"

     
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    Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar

    Blue Water Cafe's Sablefish with a miso sake glaze is tender, buttery and out of this world!

    Local Expert Tip: "They are known for their seafood towers that have an abundance of fresh shellfish, but they're sushi bar is also fantastic."

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    C Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Canadian, Seafood
    • Average Main Course Price: $36
    • Neighborhood: Davie Village

    If you're a caviar connoisseur, you'll be pleased to see Northern Divine Caviar on C's menu, as it's sustainable and delicious.

    Local Expert Tip: "Dinner at C Restaurant will not be easy on your wallet, but the Chef's Tasting menu is worth the splurge! They're also open for lunch and weekend brunch."

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    Go Fish!

    It's a tough call to pick between Go Fish!'s tacones, grilled albacore tuna sandwich, or fish and chips because they rival in flavor!

    Local Expert Tip: "During the week, it's less busy. Weekends can find up to an hour wait during peak hours, but it's definitely worth it for their fish and chips, fish tacos and daily soups."

     
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    COAST Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi
    • Average Main Course Price: $31
    • Neighborhood: Downtown

    Coast's lunchboxes are under $14 and you have three different boxes to choose from. It's a tasty deal!

    Local Expert Tip: "Vancouver's year-round mild temperatures make this heated patio the perfect spot to cozy up and savor fresh seafood. "

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    Rodney's Oyster Bar

    Rodney's Caesars (think Bloody Mary, but the Canadian version) is large, in charge and garnished with a plump prawn.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you get in before 6pm, you can take advantage of their "Low Tide" menu and save some cash."

     
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    Minami Restaurant

    Minami's salmon aburi oshi sushi is the perfect combination of sushi rice, wild salmon, a slight hint of char and fresh jalepeno. It's addictive!

    Local Expert Tip: "The patio is tucked away at the back of the restaurant and is the perfect oasis on a sunny day."

     
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    Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

    The prawn cocktail at Joe Forte's is served with large, sweet and plump prawns. Definitely one of the best prawn cocktails in Vancouver.

    Local Expert Tip: "The patio is one of the best in Vancouver on a warm summer day. It's the perfect oasis above Robson Street."

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    Chambar

    While Chambar isn't a seafood only focused restaurant, the congolaise mussels are unlike any other mussels in Vancouver.

    Local Expert Tip: "It's best to make a reservation on weekends as the place fills up quickly."

     
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    Raincity Grill

    Raincity Grill has a stunning view and the best '100 mile' tasting menu in Vancouver.

    Local Expert Tip: "The brunch prix fixe is a steal at $20 for two courses, with options like crepes to start and eggs benedict to finish."

     

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