If there is one ingredient that defines Vancouver cuisine, it's seafood. From salmon to local B.C. spot prawns, seafood is a Vancouver specialty and the focus for many of our best restaurants.
The best Vancouver seafood restaurants offer incredible seafood dishes to suit every palette, including West Coast and local dishes, sushi and raw bars, and delectable fish and chips.
As a bonus, most Vancouver seafood restaurants partner with Ocean Wise, the non-profit organization founded by the Vancouver Aquarium to promote sustainable seafood. Look for the circular Ocean Wise icon on menus for sustainable options.
Top 5 Vancouver Seafood Restaurants
1. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Located in the heart of Yaletown, Blue Water Cafe tops most lists of best Vancouver seafood restaurants and is a favourite among locals, visitors and celebrities alike. Featuring an abundant selection of fresh, West Coast fare, Ocean Wise sustainable fish, oysters, sushi and sashimi, everything at Blue Water is five-star amazing.
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