Oddfish Restaurant

4.7
195 reviews
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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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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great- all servers seemed to know each dish very well and made us feel welcomed in the space. food was great as well; oysters were super fresh. Overall an excellent experience and will def return on my next visit to vancouver!

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f
Vancouver
96 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fish and vegetables are all VERY fresh. Sauces are flavourful and nicely seasoned. Staff are all very friendly, happy to make recommendations, and work efficiently together. Manager is very welcoming (and we couldn’t help noticing that he’s not above clearing dishes and cleaning tables when it’s busy, not something we see managers do often). Small but smart wine list. We didn’t have cocktails but lots of customers did, and they all seemed pretty pleased with their drinks. A bit noisy when the room full, mostly hard surfaces so sounds are reflected. Great vibe in this restaurant. Love coming here!

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TJ
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service. This is a great place to go for a date or dinner with friends.

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NT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, great service. Ideal location for walking or driving to.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for having such delicious vegetable options.

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E
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Loved it

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HD
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food, casual welcoming atmosphere. Tad pricey.

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AF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! I have been several times and every experience has been outstanding. I highly recommend Oddfish for delicious seafood in a warm and chic atmosphere.

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MP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect date spot. Loved the Hot Mess seafood platter and hand cut fries. Truly special in its simplicity.

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JW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice visit...the trout was the best fish dish we've had for a very long time, the green salad we had was excellent and we thought the clams were a very nice serving size. The roasted cauliflower, while well cooked, filling and tasty, seemed to clash (flavorwise) with all the other dishes.


Service was okay but had a few bumps. Part of our order was served to a different table so we had an extra wait. Otherwise, service was pretty good.


We'd definitely recommend to others

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s
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

aexcellent like always.
one of the best in Vancouver

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BC
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Casual neighborhood spot with great seafood. Especially loved the desserts. Friendly and solicitous server. Highly recommended for seafood lovers.

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FS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff and food are really great-we found some things to be pretty expensive for a casual restaurant.

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D
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing.

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C
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, smaller portions but good quality.

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Y
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Possibly. Unfortunately the sole was very salty even though we love capers

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RA
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Speedy but low key. Great food. Great staff. Feels like neighborhood place but we travel to eat there.

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FC
Vancouver
121 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another terrific meal at this restaurant.

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b
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!! Will be back many more times

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were served by Jeffrey who was a terrific host. Very helpful with menu suggestions and generous with his time. The food was incredible! Fresh, creative, and absolutely delicious. Thanks to the whole Oddfish team for a lovely evening!

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent but even with a few tables open we constantly felt like staff was rushing us which impacted on the ability to fully relax

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PC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun as we came into a happy, busy restraunt. Service was good, mussels and a serving of chips to share as suggested were excellent. Decided to share the Octopus. Bad choice, think you should rethink that dish, very little overdone octopus, plus sauce etc. Very poor value. Was surprised and pleased that that dish price was taken off our bill.
Will love to try again and be more adventuresome re some choices. All in all good fun., a bit too loud, but seems all places are like that now.Thanks JW

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the restaurant, the servers and the food. We do find it very loud and the last 3 times we went with other couples everyone commented it was not a great place to have easy conversation. To the point that we will likely only go when it is just the two os us.
A few sound absorbing panels would allow for good energy but the ability to have great conversations.

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DG
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had another great evening at Oddfis
Food was amazing! The pasta special was beyond compare
As special thank you to Patrick who shared some dining tips with us
Truly a great evening!
Thanks

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Over priced and tasteless... Will not go again..... Lots of preggers restos on Main by example which out class this one and priced reasonably.......

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E
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shared seafood dishes were delicious especially the whole fish! Service was laid back and servers were very friendly. Only thing is the price was a little high, though I would highly recommend Oddfish!

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R
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful evening tucked away in a corner of the restaurant. The staff are terrific and certainly know everything about the menu. They are courteous and fun......

The food is gorgeous. All sorts of fresh fish which changes daily and was beautifully cooked. You can get tapas sizes or a main meal. The noise level is fine..." can actually chat and hear each other,

It is not a cheap restaurant but we thought it was worth it. Of course we did have a nice bottle of
Chablis and they’re not the cheapest!

Would definitely go back. Recommend as a special night not a ‘pop round the corner because I’m hungry night’!

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r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very clean, friendly service, super fresh seafood. Octopus a bit overdone. Excellent wine/cocktail. Will be back.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious as always, very welcoming, fun atmosphere. Great bubbly and wine options. Spaghetti with crab and uni is a standout every time! One small quibble, many bones in our sea bass, took away from the pure pleasure of eating it, and unusual in my experience. Salted caramel dessert another option thats impossible to resist. Excellent service from entire staff.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a charming experience with lots of amazing dishes to try and share. Arguably the best seafood restaurant in Vancouver.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, very tasty food. Highly recommended!

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M
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!! Incredible menu, ambiance and service

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MG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very over-priced for the size of the servings, especially the Seafood Hot Mess which is adequately named since there was no effort whatsoever to make the presentation appealing. The main cooking ingredient seems to be butter, and everything was literally swimming in it. Very noisy once all the tables are full. Very good waitstaff - ours was quite knowledgeable about the wine selections and wine regions of France.

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S
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Service very good, wait staff accommodating and friendly. Fun and trendy. Food very good and tasty BUT portions are small to moderate and getting a bit pricey for what you receive.

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Oddfish has a relaxed neighbourly feel, great for dropping in for an hour or so.
This was my first time there and I was expecting excellent food as I had heard many raves about it from friends. The scallops and creamed cauliflower was a good combo, and the cauliflower delicious.
I shared the carrots and the brussel sprouts dishes. They would have been perfect with less sauces and other accompaniments, e.g. too many dates in the brussel sprouts dish making it just too sweet. And I do love sweets but this was too much for me. So what I hoped would be a nice light fish and veggie meal turned out to be quite heavy. My husband enjoyed his flat iron steak. Everything was well timed and our waiter attentive. I have heard that recently the food hasn't been as good as before so I plan to give it a try another time.

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SH
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, ambience and service. The most friendly staff ever.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal and the total dining experience at Oddfish. Cocktails were excellent, the food was fresh and very good and service was outstanding.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! There is so many options. The cocktails were delightful.

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C
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. We’ll definitely be back.

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Made us come at 5:30 when it was quiet there til at least 6:30. Placed our orders and they all came in ten minutes. Too much of a rush.

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