Oddfish Restaurant

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
Oddfish is a Seafood and Vegetable focused restaurant. Ethically sourced and high quality ingredients are what you will find here with the focus being on the food - not the fuss. In regard to the wine list - approachable and interesting with a great price point is our goal. The atmosphere is casual and fun. We are a neighbourhood restaurant that others from outside the neighbourhood come to for that welcoming atmosphere. We are the same people who created Nook and Tavola restaurants.
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JG
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu feels very familiar compared to their Italian sister restaurants but in a great way. Lots of great seafood and vegetarian options, loads of specials and very good service. We had a great time and will definitely be back!

LK
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time at Oddfish- the food was truly excellent. We had the seafood mess platter as a main, which I'd highly recommend for 2-3 people (2 if you're hungry, 3 if you are just peckish), and Oysters for a starter. I like the idea that the menu changes often and that everything is fresh. The only thing I wasn't so fond of is the service that is overly casual for a place in this price range. I don't mind waiters wearing street clothes, but I do mind when someone addresses (especially older restaurant patrons) with "hey guys", it's just not appropriate in my opinion. Either way, would always come back and the food is lovely (so is the decor/ambiance).

MH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience was great - even at 6:00 although it was a Friday. Our server was friendly and informative. Food was great. All cooked perfectly, great taste combinations. All was good, it was an expensive meal and although an excellent wine, the wine list was extremely expensive. We will go back.

ST
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For seafood we are always satisfied when we visit. Service is casual but professional, specials are always unique and interesting and the salted caramel is a favourite dessert.

T
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was utterly fabulous, we had an amazing bottle of wine and every dish was beyond delicious. Totally recommend!!

A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second visit - and would highly recommend if you enjoy lovely seafood and fresh fish...really enjoyed the service and explanations of what we would eat were accurate - fresh fish and seafood and salads, nicely cooked and beautifully presented. Was relatively busy for a weeknight and we got a table for 4 with a comfortable banquette which unfortunately was directly positioned under an AC vent...when I asked the server if she could lower the system, she said she couldn't really alter it, but offered to move us - but I declined and she brought us a few blankets to put on our knees...moments later, the COLD air was turned off ...only much later was the AC put back on...I thought their response was appropriate. Great friendly staff, attentive and considerate. Music too loud for our liking - was difficult to have a conversation, but I'm sure that these fine tuning adjustments are easily dealt with. On the whole, a great meal and I will be going back.

TM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very excited for trying out Oddfish. Food was pretty good but not outstanding. Our server wasn’t the greatest and just lacked touch and ability to read the table. We had fun but for the cost and the quality/ quantity I don’t believe we will be back.

HR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous preparation and flavours!! I would say the portions are a tad small, so make sure you order plenty

JA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oddfish was a lovely treat - recommended by a friend who knows YVR well. We are from Whitehorse, and appreciated the location after spending the afternoon at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. The menu/food was really good and we appreciated being moved to an outside table for the sake of 2 of our party who wear hearing aids. The noise can be a bit too much inside...
Will come again for sure.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful. Can’t wait to be back 😏

CD
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the menu fresh sheet was top!

t
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

never disappoints. Excellent birthday dinner for a friend who was there for the first time.

OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

EL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fresh seafood! Service was excellent. Everyone loved it.

C
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful seafood. The hot mess easily served 3 with additional brad, fries, carrots and cauliflower. Service attentive without being obtrusive. A hidden treasure!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and the food was even more amazing.

S
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was overpriced for the very tiny portions (plus the quality was honestly mediocre). We understood the food would come out in segments of when it was ready - but it took a LONG time between different orders of food.

N
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always prefer to sit on the patio for the ambiance but also because inside can be noisy. The staff are always very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful ... nice blend of formal and informal. The food is excellent ... the kitchen knows what they are doing with fish!!

C
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Oddfish. Our server made some excellent food recommendations and dinner was very good! We will be back.

P
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great drinks, fantastic meals and perfect waiter and staff at Oddfish. I highly recommend it.

PL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a great neighbourhood restaurant with a fun and casual atmosphere. The food is very fresh and there are lots of delicious and innovative options. Highly recommend the cauliflower! The grilled squid was very generous in portion, but kind of tasteless. The mussels also lacked something... the fries were great though.

LJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful to sit on the patio and enjoy a summer evening with delicious food and friends.

f
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious here, server is attentive.

AM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't even particularly like fish, yet Oddfish is one of my favourites. It's the warmth of the welcome, the excellent service, the patio and the food, in about that order. Food is excellent too, of course, or I would not come. I hope you continue to do well in what I know is a challenging environment.

E
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Good service. Crazy overpriced

HB
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Oddfish and what a great time we had. Service was great and came with great advice and a ready smile! The restaurant came recommended by a friend and was no disappointment.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always !

GW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good atmosphere , great vibe, server was great, food very good.
great value for the money

CC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to this restaurant many times now and it has never disappointed! Whether it's been just myself and my partner for a date night or a larger group of company from out of town. The food, drinks, atmosphere, and service is always amazing. Everyone is so kind and knowledgeable. The menu is always changing with what's fresh, which is great because you get the feel of going somewhere new each time, all while knowing you're always going to have a quality meal that falls into the Oddfish calibre and feel. I also love that it is a come-as-you-are type place. You can dress up or dress more casual, it's really up to you and how you're feeling. I've been in heels one night and then straight off a hike the next. You'll never feel out of place and the restaurant and its staff are always so warm and welcoming. 10/10 would recommend :)

A
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable Andy gave great recommendations. Food was really fresh, but the drinks my friend and I had (a peach lemonade and ginger lemonade) isn’t something I’d order again.

KC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Interesting food, very creative. A lot of the same sauces/toppings used on the various dishes. Very good service, knowledgeable wait staff. A little pricey but fine for Vancouver.

ED
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic. We will be dining there again.

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Oddfish was excellent. The trout is a perennial favourite. Burrata and asparagus was a nice, simple starter and the crab pasta with chilies and roasted tomato was great. Service was prompt and friendly.
Don’t know why Odddish doesn’t get more attention. It’s one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver. But I’m happy that we’re still able to get a table without too long of a line.

g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My wife loves Oddfish, I am medium on it. The staff is awesome, the food is ok but not really much to write home about - especially 35 dollar pasta special (pasta should never be 35 bucks)

AH
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate there for my 40th birthday. Cocktails were outstanding, service was fantastic and meal was one of the best we have ever had!!

NP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The menu looked good but it turned out to be another restaurant with average food and ridiculously high prices. I don’t mind paying a premium for good food, however, the taste has to match the price tag.

N
Vancouver
181 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service -just like Nook. Good food. Way over-priced. $10 for fries; $15 for carrots, $20 for tiny ceviche.

EC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great, attentive host and server. Ordered the grilled branzino and not what I expected, first of all it did not taste grilled compared to others restaurants that have this dish. Secondly, had too much sauce on the fish. Thirdly, for $45 it was definitely not value for money. We also had the fries and beet salad which were alright in taste and pricing.

EB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a fun night with delicious food and drink and great service.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service efficient and attentive, food very good with nice additions of daily specials including spot prawns which were in season. Relaxed though lively atmosphere

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