Vancouver's Best Seafood Restaurants: Enjoy the Pacific Northwest's Bounty

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'll find on menus around town.

Yaletown's Blue Water Cafe is the place to go when you're looking for a spectacular dinner that's complete with all of the bells and whistles. This fine dining restaurant has the best of both worlds by offering diners a raw bar that will satisfy your sushi and oyster cravings, and another menu that boasts warm and satisfying dishes.

Vancouver is known to have some of the best sushi in the world and there are a tonne of great options to choose from. For something that's unique to Vancouver, make sure to try Miku; they brought aburi-style sushi to the city. The view from Miku is an added bonus.

For something a little lighter on your wallet and more casual, The Fish Counter on Main Street is a delicious choice. It's half fish counter and half restaurant so you can grab something to eat and buy stuff to cook at home later. 

If you feeling extra Canadian while you're in Vancouver, fresh oysters and a huge Caesar (the drink, not the salad) will qualify you as an honorary Canadian. Rodney's Oyster Bar is the place to quench your thirst and ease your hunger. With two locations in Vancouver, you've got options.

This brilliant blue corrugated steel shack beside False Creek regularly serves up a variety of fried fish including cod, salmon and halibut. Each serving is accompanied by crispy chips and a tangy slaw with a hint of Asian dressing. On any...  Read More

Rodney's Oyster Bar has long been a go-to place for freshly shucked oysters and a boisterous atmosphere with laid back service. They offer a simple menu made with fresh ingredients, mainly from the sea. Oysters are their specialty and you can...  Read More

Pink Peppercorn Seafood House is somewhat of a hidden gem in East Vancouver. If you don't know what you're looking for it's easy to miss this seafood-centric restaurant on Kingsway. There's something so charming about the nautical decor and...  Read More

Miku restaurant has made a name for itself in Vancouver for serving some of the best sushi in the city. Miku was the first restaurant in North America to start serving aburi sushi and it has since become a popular style of sushi, especially...  Read More

For over 30 years, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House has been one of Vancouver's favorite seafood restaurants. With over 20 kinds of oysters to choose from, you may want to order a couple dozen. If oysters aren't your thing, you'll still...  Read More

Step inside these swanky digs and enjoy a beautiful meal. Located in The Sutton Place Hotel, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is a beautiful space with an equally beautiful menu. The decor showcases art from local artists, beautiful...  Read More

As an early adopter and influencer of the sustainable seafood movement, Chef Clark has brought his passion and skill to The Fish Counter. He co-founded this grocer/casual cafe with marine biologist and former Ocean Wise manager at the Vancouver...  Read More

Exceptional fine dining and stellar service are the hallmarks of this excellent restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Special features include a contemporary raw bar, a pastry chef that creates pure magic in the kitchen, and a...  Read More

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
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Coming from Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, Ancora's Executive Chef, Ricardo Valverde, brings more than a decade of culinary experience to the kitchen. Chef Yoshihiro Tabo hails from Japan and leads the restaurant's raw bar, bringing years of...  Read More

When it comes to fresh seafood and fine dining, it doesn't get much better than Yaletown's Blue Water Cafe. Crisp white linens and impeccable service set the stage for a meal to remember in this warm and inviting restaurant. On the menu, guests...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha

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