Enjoy Pisces' fish & french fries, chicken fingers, chicken pitas, popcorn shrimp, and freshly made coleslaw & salads. For the health conscious consumer, Pisces offers low-carb, grilled fish. Pisces Fish & Chips is open for lunch & dinner.
Fish was pretty good, fresh, with a lightly crisp batter. But I'd say the fish is better than the chips, which I found okay but... well, not as crisp as I like.
If I stop by again, I'm tempted to try the Indian cuisine.
But the service was very good, better than many other comparable restaurants.
I first discovered Pisces while shopping in the Terra Nova Plaza.
What a gem!
The halibut & chips are 'melt in your mouth' good. It's not overloaded with batter like most restaurants. The coleslaw & fresh cut fries are delicious!! They also cater to the "not so sea firendly" customer & serve limited Indian food (which I've been told is very good)
The owner/operators are wonderful & super friendly people.
I highly recomment dine in or take out...you will not be disappointed!
If I were to guess I'd have to say that my first experience with Pices was about 3 years ago, about the time that the ocurrent wners moved from their fast food venue in the Terra Nova Village.
I regret to advise that over the period of time the "specials" all but evaporated and the caribre of cooking deminished. In fact the last few times I ordered their fish & chips the bish and it's batter arrived raw and uncooked.
Been to this place quite a few times. Have always enjoyed the Fish & Chips here. Probably one of the best you will find in Richmond. Food quality is excellent and very fresh. They also serve Indian style foods which is equally delicious and well priced. Definitely a must try when you're out Terra Nova way.
After hearing good things about this place (including the reviews on this site), I finally worked up the nerve and made my husband come with me to try the Indian food from this "fish'n chips" place...
What a wonderful surprise! After our last fiasco trying Indian food in Steveston (La Tandoor, shame on you!), we braced ourselves as we dug into our takeout butter chicken and lamb curry. Yummy! One could never have guessed that this quality of Indian food came from a place in a strip mall, and a fish n' chips place to boot!
The portion sizes were great--enough to fill our tummies plus a little left-over that we ate as lunch/snacks. We also ordered naan. It wasn't quite as risen as some naans we have had...it was like a cross of chapati-naan; delicious nonetheless.
We were greeted by a very gracious couple. Very refreshing to have a real conversation with them. The owners?
They encouraged us to dine in the next time. I don't think I would, and wouldn't recommend it to those who are sensitive to, ah, good circulation?! I admit, I am sensitive in that area. To give everyone an idea, I *could* dine in at the Church's located at the same mall, as the air circulation there seems better.
Nevertheless, this is a great little place and am looking forward to trying more of their menu items.
I last ate at this place about a year ago and it's definitely not what it used to be. I really miss the former owners, who sold the business and they were fabulous and the food was great. The last time I was in, I ordered a lunch special halibut. I know my fish well and I was definitely served cod. The lady said it was definitely halibut, but I was not fooled. It was okay, but it was not halibut! I don't recommend this place anymore as it's definitely new folks running it and the quality has definitely gone down.
I recently ordered out with a few friends; we had halibut and cod with chips. When we got back to my house and opened the paper wrapping we were greeted with the smell of ammonia. Both our halibut and our cod pieces were not fresh and we ended up just nibbling the fish and eating the fries and batter which were decent. The halibut was extremely fragile and broke apart very easily, uncharacteristic of fresh halibut which is firm.
Service was quick, as we were the only ones there for early lunch.
Really poor value considering the near-spoiled quality of fish, about $16 for 2 piece halibut and chips and $11 for 2 piece cod
Overall I cannot recommend the fish and chips at pisces, though I will withhold judgement on their indian food until I try it
I've been here a few months ago for the fish and chips. I can't say it was different from Pajo's. Although, I thought the fish portion was smaller here than Pajo's at Garry Point.
Yesterday, I went here for East Indian food. It's definitely more popular than the fish and chips, since I saw 60percent of the patrons, mostly families, eating butter chicken and naan.
Seeing this, I ordered the butter chicken and I have to say, I enjoyed it immensely.
If I go back, I'll skip the fish and chips, but I'll order the butter chicken for sure.
Pisces has the $6.99 lunch special during the week, so it was toss-up between the butter chicken or the fish 'n chips special. I opted for the latter seeing it was my first visit here, and supposedly that's their specialty. There was probably more batter than fish in my serving. I also noticed they serve frozen calamari rings rather than make their own calamari. Service was slow, it looks like a family-run business, one person frying in the kitchen and another waiting on tables and manning the cash register. However, they do a magnificent mango pudding, real mango and flavourful!
Mmmm. That was the first expression as I bit into their halibut burger. I don't know what they do with the hoagie bun, but it's so warm and soft that I couldn't even tell where the bun ended and the fish started. Everything was melting in my mouth. Not much to mention about the fries, but the coleslaw was delicious. I could eat a big bowlfull of it. For 8.77 incl. taxes, it was a very satisfying meal. The restaurant is run by a very cheeful family and their large open kitchen looked very clean and organized. I will definitely go back again.
We have been going to Pisces in Richmond for years, and have found it to be an excellent "informal eating-out place." The lady who manages it is most helpful and anxious to serve; the various dishes are excellent to outstanding; and the prices are reasonable. What else can I say?
Earle Zeigler 2011 10 22
Ok so let me start off by saying yes the fish is good....but that is all that I have nice to say about this place. We were a party of 8 going there with 4 kids. Lets start with drinks...we all ordered pops or iced tead with NO ice. Well the drinks came and half the cups were ice. It was a hot sunny day when we went and we were all thirsty so we also asked for waters. We didnt get the waters til the waitress overheard us complaining about it (near the end of our meal) and when she did bring the water over she proceeded to pour it into the emptied pop and iced tea glases. Some of them werent even completely empty. All of the chips that came with the fish were way overcooked. They were a medium -dark brown and tasted burnt. The butter chicken curry they are suposedly famous for was terrible. Not authentic at all. The race was overcooked and tasted like it was sitting around all day. The naan was burnt and crispy. The butter chicken itself tastedlike tomatoe soup with a few mild spices. Horrible. The chicken was so dry it was very difficult to swallow. When the waitress finally came over to see how everything was we told her the chicken was too dry to eat. She responded with ^we used the same recipe everytime^ . Both plates of butter chicken were barely touched and she wouldnt take it off the bill. So disapointed. We left her a 5 cent tip...hope she got the message.
After reading the reviews on this website we trotted off for dinner at this apparently wonderful fish and chips restaurant.
The first impression is that this looks more like a fast food joint than a restaurant. There was a big counter that it looked like you order from and a few seats in front of it, plus the blazing lighting. Horrible ambiance, basic setting. We might as well have been in McDonalds.
We ordered. The calamari appy was not bad, have to say. For entrees, I had halibut fish & chips and my wife had the lamb curry (oh, it's a fish & chips / indian restaurant). The food came on basic plates and the presentation was REALLY basic. My wife's lamb curry was watery. The naan and rice were EXTRA. Fish and chips were ok, nothing special at all.
Oh, and most offensive impression of all? Fruit flies galore, flying around us and my 9 month old daughter.
All told? $44. I know we had an appy and I had one beer, but that was WAY too much for this meal. I wouldn't have gone back if it was $30.
We went for lunch on Monday and ordered Halibut fish and chips and Salmon fish and chips. We each ordered 2 pc so we could share, and also because we didn't know what the portion size would be. Turns out, you get a pretty large piece of fish! And definitely not just batter like most other places, this is actual fish with a thin layer of batter. Both the salmon and halibut were tasty, and the fries aren't bad either. The coleslaw tasted fresh and the tarter sauce had a pleasant, mild taste.
One thing I love is that the restaurant is so CLEAN! Nice tables, chairs, menus, and the owners are really nice and polite, plus they don't play any type of obnoxious music so it's really a clean and quiet dining experience. One thing to note though is that if you want to use the entertainment coupon, there is a small sign at the entrance that says the coupon does not apply to grilled fish platter and something else. I thought the sign was way too small to see. It should be written directly on the menu.
We tried (1) the cod and chips and (2) fish pakoras. Cod and chips were good, your basically decent fish and chips. The fish pakoras looked attractive, but were not really Indian pakoras, they were just a darker fish batter, don't think it was made with "vesan" the traditional pakora batter east indians use. I believe the cod dish was around $10 and the pakoras around $8, so with the entertainment coupon this would be $8 off. The owners while friendly, did not want to honour the coupon, they said if we both ordered the cod dishes, it would be $10 off. I couldn't understand, I was looking for a $8 discount, they insisted that "next time" if I ordered right, I'd get the $10 off. Apparently what constitutes a "menu item" is subject to interpretation. An item on the menu, I'm asking for a smaller discount, from my opinion. I guess we had to be willing to come back a "second time" to get to use our coupon.
Went there with a couple of friends based on previous reviews, and also just happened to be in the area. the owners were very friendly, and the food was decent, you can tell the fish was very fresh. They also have East Indian food, if you like Butter Chicken & sorts, give this place a try~
We come here often and enjoy it. We live in the neighbourhood, so it is convenient and has decent food for the family. I like the Indian food and my husband and toddler enjoy the salmon dinner. The mango pudding is VERY good and my daughter shovels it in!
Sometimes service can be slow as it is a small, family-run restaurant but generally it isn't too bad. They do take out so that can slow things down a bit, but when you do get take out, it is fast.
We tried this place because of the coupon in the Entertainment Book. It is a bit far for us and kind of out of the way, but well worth the trip. Best fish and chips I've had since moving to Canada. Back home in the States we have beer-batter fish that is really good, and the fish and chips here all seem bland and greasy in comparison, but Pisces is almost as good. I highly recommend it.
I have news! For those who pride themselves on marching to a different drummer; those who seek the unusual and feel they are uncompromising, the best cannot be found on the boardwalk! A quick trip north from the harbor, along # 1 Road brings you to Terra Nova, (New Land) and the Pisces Restaurant.
As a neighborhood famous for revering and serving up ocean caught fresh fish, Steveston has few parallels in British Columbia. The largest commercial fishing harbor in Canada brags a seaside boardwalk lined with touristy craft and native and marine themed souvenir shops. Door after door leads to gimmicky fish and chip shops, all beckoning; all claiming – We’re the Best!
But Pisces, in my opinion is truly The Best. The owners Surinder and Manjit welcome you as if you are family. Their cozy well lit room opens to the glistening cooking station feeding your anticipation for a delicious meal. Spotlessly clean, never seeping cooking oil, as so many weary float bound chipperies are prone to do, the intimate space is the perfect place for a quick, mouth watering lunch or dinner .
And the food, whether crispy fried halibut or East Indian butter chicken is melt in your mouth good and richly satisfying. Take a risk! Get off the beaten track and you will be rewarded.
I went to Pisces for lunch. The seating area is very clean, and well kept. I was also pleased that they did not have cheesy music playing (or any music/radio for that matter). I thought that the meal was a bit on the high side for 2 pieces cod (just above $11.00) -- they should have added more fries or a third piece of fish. More tartar sauce would have been great -- though they will give you extra. I didn't like the ketchup -- gross. It had an odd taste to it. Otherwise the place was good.