Restaurant Review: Oddfish Restaurant

By Sherman Chan,
Special to The Post


Our first dish was my favourite. Spicy Squid consisted of garlic, chili, olive oil, parsley and chives, the flavours were layered and impactful from the high heat cookery. Caramelized and texturally on point, the squid was intensely flavourful with an appealing chew while being tender at the same time. The Dungeness Crab & Shrimp Cakes were large in size and full of actual seafood rather than filler. The crab was fluffy and bouncy while the shrimp had a fresh snap. We would've preferred larger chunks of crab. The natural sweetness of the ingredient came through while being complimented by the creamy and tangy sauce underneath.

The Whole Seabass with chermoula and cilantro & red onion salad was impressive. With a squeeze of the charred lemon, the dish was light and easy to eat. The fish featured well-seasoned and crispy skin that was my favourite part. The flesh was flaky and soft, but could've been done a bit less for my liking.

The Fries with mayo and the Roasted Brussels Sprouts came with dates, pepitas, capers and Parm. Although not uniformly crunchy, the fries were pretty solid. They were thick cut and aggressively fried. Firmly crisp and not greasy, the fries were still good. The Brussels sprouts were cooked just enough so they maintained they firmness. They didn't skimp on the ingredients. From the dishes we tried, the food was pretty solid in a relaxed environment. Definitely should be an option for someone looking for seafood in Kits.


Oddfish Restaurant

1889 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC


The Good:

• Focused menu (on seafood)

• Well-prepared food

• Friendly, relaxed service


The Bad:

• IAs with anything seafood, pricing can get up there, but we thought it was reasonable


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