Want the most delicious places to eat in Vancouver, especially for a seafood lover? Here are my top 3 spots after trying multiple top restaurants in Vancouver.
After going to my best friend’s wedding in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, I had some time to explore the area, which included all the delicious places to eat in Vancouver.
I read that Vancouver is the place for the freshest seafood so I had my heart set out on finding some yummy, fresh sushi and more. As soon as I landed, I got settled into my hotel then headed out to the best places to eat in Vancouver for seafood!
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Places to Eat in Vancouver for Seafood Lovers
Kaide Sushi Bar for Wild Caught Sushi
When it comes to sushi, I would describe myself as a traditionalist or minimalist. I like my fish either by itself as sashimi or with a little bit of rice as sushi.
I’m NOT into these crazy combos at a lot of sushi places that involve cream cheese, layers of different fishes, and deed fried concoctions although… I won’t oppose a tempura shrimp roll every now and then!
I want to taste the fish and appreciate it instead of masking it with a few other unnecessary ingredients so when I search for a sushi, I look for exactly what I want: fresh fish, clean cuts, and properly cooked and seasoned rice.
Cue Kaide Sushi!
Kaide Sushi is not one of the best marinated sushis I’ve eaten, but it definitely is one of the freshest and of great quality so, by default, it tastes great even without the extra marinade I’d like. This is why it’s so deserving on my list of places to eat in Vancouver.
Chew the World explains better than me what sushi is supposed to taste like.
They only serve wild sockeye salmon, wild albacore tuna, and for their specials, what’s caught and available for the day!
On top of the freshness, the cost of the meal, plus the exchange rate, is ridiculously reasonable for what you get. I ordered à la carte, left STUFFED and paid less than $30CAD for 9 pieces of sushi.
If you’re not a sushi purist like me, they do have regular rolls on the menu so definitely check out this top restaurant in Vancouver regardless of what type of sushi eater you are.
I came back here twice because after going to two other sushi places in the same price point because Kaide Sushi is where its at!
I recommend: Definitely get anything with wild caught salmon and tuna. Also, try the sushis on their specials board ’cause it’s also fresh for the day.
Location: 1375 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2X6, Canada | +1 604-681-5886
À La Mode for Clam Chowder Pot Pie
One of the perks of traveling solo is doing what you want whenever you want, and that’s exactly what I did at Granville Market. I spent two hours there just circling around every vendor at least four times.
With just myself eating, I had to be really careful on what I picked so I could taste as much as possible without getting too full fast. It’s all about strategy!
Another one of my favorite spots here was À la Mode. It’s not one of the top restaurants in Vancouver in the sense that you go and are served. You order at the counter and then choose a seat in the food court to indulge in your food!
I tried the fried fish, clam chowder pot pie, and a dessert, but the winner was clearly the clam chowder pot pie from À la Mode.
The creamy broth was full of savory herbs like thyme that complemented the many pieces of fresh clams in the chowder. Freshest of the fresh is obviously the theme for my list of best places to eat in Vancouver– I love seafood!
And the crust of the pie wasn’t just any dough covering the soup. It was a flaky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth croissant, and one of the better croissants I’ve had although it wasn’t in croissant form.
I recommend: the Clam Chowder Pot Pie
Location: 1689 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC, Canada | +1 604-685-8335
Rodney’s Oyster House for Anything Seafood
Rodney’s Oyster House is definitely a must visit place to eat in Vancouver if you love seafood.
This is definitely a must try for raw oysters, raw scallops, and a Bloody Ceasar, which is Vancouver’s twist on the Bloody Mary. It’s made with clam juice instead tomato juice and comes with a succulent shrimp on top!
To be honest, I’m not the biggest oyster fan and am not one of those people who can eat 20 in a row, but I can appreciate when I have a good one, and the ones here are great because of the freshness and variety. The oysters come with at least five sauces too so you can really adjust it to your taste.
Besides oysters, there’s every other fish in the sea.
We were really lucky to get the last of the raw scallops, and I loved how the server made us wait to eat them ’till he had a second to come back with his special sauce concoction.
When restaurants tell the customers the proper way to eat, it makes me feel really certain about what I’m eating– if that makes sense because I can’t really describe the feeling.
Throughout the meal, we got several Bloody Ceasars, which had plenty of spice and kick along with a succulent piece of shrimp on top.
I recommend: the oysters with their endless sauce choices, a Bloody Ceasar (or two) and the raw scallops if they’re available
Price: about 30-50 CAD per person
Location: 1228 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L2, Canada | +1 604-609-0080
All in all, I hope you’re a seafood lover because they are really the best places to eat in Vancouver for fresh seafood!
Thanks for stopping by! xo.