Go Fish is the newest member of the Bin family. It is a seafood shack at Fisherman's Wharf that serves up all that is from the sea.
After many unsuccessful attempts at enjoying the legendary seafood delights at Go Fish including being closed on Mondays and absolutely ridiculous line-ups, I finally was able to try this place today. I waited in line for about 15 minutes and another 20 minutes or so before the food was ready, however.
I ordered two tacones, one spicy fish and one salmon. The spicy fish was not spicy, but very tasty nonetheless, In fact both were probably some of the best fish tacos I have ever enjoyed in Vancouver. I just wish there was a way to enjoy a beer with my fish tacos; that would make it pretty much the perfect lunch for me.
It was a little chilly sitting outside especially when the wind picked up so I would definitely recommend you have a jacket if you go down before summer has fully arrived. The view can't really be beat overlooking Fisherman's Wharf nestled between Burrard St. Bridge and Granville Island.
Definitely recommended and I will be back to try the fish and chips. Hopefully I don't have to wait in line for as long but I guess thats the price for fantastic seafood.
Go Fish is a curiosity. It's a fish & chip stand, in a parking lot, next to a marina. But it does it really well, it in a upscale fashion.
The fish is fresh, and cooked in a light crisp batter, served with crisp fries and a small side of coleslaw. The coleslaw has a hint of sesame oil, giving it an asian accent.
We also ordered the oyster po-boy sandwich was served on a soft toasted bun, with carmelized onions, lettuce and tomatoes.
The service and ambiance? Well it's a take out stand. You stand in line for 15 minutes and place your order. And there is seating on benches around the establishement.
But the fish is hard to beat!
I have been here twice. The first time, I had the salmon chowder. It was unlike any other salmon chowder or fish chowder I had had. It had an exotic taste, with some spiciness in it, but it was very good. The second time, my kids had two types of fish and chips, and they were outstanding, as was the cole slaw that came with them. If you think fish and chips is fish and chips, try theirs here and it will make you think twice.
Given the very pleasantly waterfront setting, fresh air, and very affordable prices, this place is highly recommended.
Just came back from our Sunday ritual of grabbing lunch from Go Fish before stopping by Oyama's Sausage for incredible pate. Hands down, Go Fish offers the best fish in its price point in Vancouver. I only say "fish" because its chippies are sometimes overdone or underdone. Tacones and fish soup are also our favourites. Service is as good as it gets for a busy concession stand set-up and the ambiance..well, thank god we have awesome view of false creek. Otherwise, you're facing a parking lot and sitting on a patio.
I finally went after hearing so much. It was COLD being right on the water. The lineup wasn't too long, but it still took a while to get to the counter. The prices are quite high, especially considering they have almost no overhead (it's basically a kind of shack with some deep fryers). The fish was excellent, cooked perfectly and a good-sized portion. The chips, opn the other hand, were overcooked and small. There were lots of them, but that doesn't make up for being overcooked.
This place does great business, it’s in a beautiful location, although a bit out of the way to get for me. Heard about the famous fishnchips and decided to make the effort and give it a try. Friends raved about it, thought it was in competition as one of the best fishnchips they’d ever eaten. Me…not so much, maybe I just don't like fishnchips, I loved the fish tacones though. Don’t know about authenticity, didn’t taste the same as the amazing ones in Mexico. These had their own west coast twist, really simple fresh flavours, basic seasonings with some cole slaw minus the mayo wrapped in a white flour tortilla. The simple flavours really stood out. Not authentic, but incredibly enjoyable.
The service was efficient, I guess. I didn't think they were particularly friendly which was fine, it's basically an excellent fast food shack. But I found they get kind of surprised and irritated if the customer isn't the typically west coast friendly and polite towards them, but rather, just matches their slightly stand-off-ish manner. They like to make remarks to each other about customers not getting out of the way, not knowing how to order properly, etc., but when I made a remark back to my friend that no one told me it would take over half an hour just to get a couple of tacos to go, they seemed sort of surprised that I said anything at all, and then two of them started saying to each other that they make good food, not fast food which I assumed was said for my benefit…and on it went back and forth. So I would say, they seem efficient but not really all that polite, but then they expect the customers to be polite to them! So the fact that they were so sensitive given their rather cold, snobby personalities was a bit of a surprise to me...I mean, you don't have to be friendly, but at least be professional. Still, it’s just a take out place and at most maybe 30 words are exchanged, so I'm really not all that concerned about service.
I discovered this place while on a walk, and thank god. This place is a gem.
Their ceviche is a great for something out of a styrofoam bole; their fish and chips are fresh and crunchy; their tuna tacones will blow your mind, and their soup will not disappoint. Bring a jacket and shove you face here and you will have a golden time.
After our party was denied a Dineout menu at Nu during the lunch time hour, we headed across the way to Go Fish for some take-out. There was a huge line-up, but the wait was worth it. The order-taker was friendly and efficient, and I was sure glad they accepted credit card as I had none on me! The fish and chips were served in giant bamboo steamers and they seemed to be very popular with the crowd - but my friends and I decided to go for the grilled salmon fish tacones and they were fresh and tasty, for $9. They had patio seating with heat lamps, but since it was a sunny day we opted to sit on the seawall and take in the view while we dined!
Went to buy some spot prawns and thought why not, let's get a po'boy to split!
Now if you've ever had a Real Po'boy from the south you will be so disappointed with this place
Pan seared oysters on a burger bun, sloppy, wet, and completely awful.
The only po'boy that justifies reality is deep fried oysters on a nice soft white bun, lettuce onions and
Nice tarter sauce
This was as far from a po'boy as possible, I would never order this from this place again
Should have had the fish and chips, looked yummy, but we really wanted oysters ,,,,,,,,big disappointment!
Aside from waiting 25 min, I wish they could have made a REAL po'boy. Emeril would have been disgusted!
Values for money? Awful $10.50 for 3 steamed oysters on a total sogged out bun, anyway, they should try MY po'boy, it'll make you drool!
Never be back!
I work in the area and like coming here for lunch in the winter as opposed to the summer, when it's very crowded and it takes an hour to get your food. Usually order the salmon tacone, which comes with a nice light cup of coleslaw, and the soup of the day, which is always delicious. It's a hot, filling lunch for under $10.
They encourage calling ahead to order. Do that--it will save you time. The folks working there are as nice as they can be, even when it's super busy. There is no real ambiance to the place, other than it being a shack on Fisherman's Wharf in the middle of beautiful False Creek.
It's charming nonetheless, and very much recommended.
People have been telling me to go to this place since I moved here 2 years ago, so i finally made it. I was surprised at how busy the place was, it was pouring rain and still had about 20 people huddled under the awning. normally if a place is that busy, there's a reason.
i got the halibut and chips and wanted to try one of their fish tacos so i ordered that as well. for $25 that is one hell of an expensive lunch, just for 2 small pieces of fish, some greasy potato sticks and a small fish burrito. the fish was awesome, don't get me wrong, but it tasted like any other deep fried halibut available in the city. fries were regular fries and the fish taco was pretty average
lots of people complain about the service here but i thought the girls working there were very friendly even though it was such a dreary day. what, do you want them to ask you how your day's been going? that's like complaining the mcdonalds window girls don't pay you enough attention
My better half and I strolled over to Granville Island today. Weather was fantastic - almost summer-like - so we took advantage of the reviews we heard about this place.
We strolled over to this shack after parking by the Keg at Granville Island.
It's only a 5 minute walk to this fish shack. We got their early - about 1130 - before the lunch crowd and placed our order with a very nice gal.
We ordered a 2 piece halibut and chips and a couple of tacones - one salmon and one oyster. We were lucky to find a table to sit at and enjoy the sun rays coming down. We had to wait for our order - about 15 minutes - as they had many telephone call-in orders placed before we had arrived. I guess many workers in the neighborhood order from them - a good sign.
Well, our lunch was wellworth the wait. The halibut and chips was 'two thumbs up'!~ we actually got 3 nice size pieces. We overheard the gal telling another customer that they are cut to size by weight and if one piece happens to be under weight, you just get another piece to make it up - BONUS!
The tacones were fantastic! - The salmon was perfect and its seasoning and condiments in the tacones were right on! The oyster tacone was just as good! No complaints from us.
Also, it's nice to know that they dont serve any 'farmed fish crap' ~ only fresh fish from the local fisherman! :)
We'll be back!
Highly recommended and highly recommended to get their early OR order in advance before you head down.
Good going guys.
We came here for lunch (4 of us) and ordered two orders of the fish tacones (think wraps), two orders of the scallop burger and one order of fries. It was a bit of a cold day and it started to rain when we got there, but we still found a table under the patio. The place was busy as usual.
The food *is* good, to state a fact. Granted, we didn't order the staple fish & chips and decided to be a little more adventurous, we were rewarded. The fish in the tacones were nicely grilled and the sauce in the scallop burgers really made it tasty. Even the coleslaw they serve with the entrees tasted better than your standard coleslaw (no mayo). The fries were, well, fries. Shred a potato and deep fry. Add ketchup.
The food was a bit messy to eat however -- the tacones especially. The sauce just drips right out and it's not like there's a clean and convenient bathroom nearby. If you order the tacones, definitely go with the salmon. It's more flavourful than the tuna.
Note that the food is pricey. This is near Granville Island, after all. $13 for 5 scallops slapped in between two pieces of bread may not seem worth it at first, but it *does* taste pretty damn good.
I longed for tasty fish 'n' chips for ages after moving to Vancouver from Toronto where I frequented Chippy's. I finally discovered yummy fish 'n' chips at Go Fish! The halibut and salmon are always reliably good, especially when I only order one piece and don't feel bad about the unhealthiness of the meal afterwards. At other fish 'n' chip joints I avoid coleslaw like the plague, but I always want to order more of it at Go Fish. I used to order cod from time to time (because it's cheaper) but started to find that it was quite unreliable and sometimes the rubbery texture of it would be very unpleasant. Stick to halibut or salmon and you won't be disappointed.
Catch me (no pun intended ha ha) when I have had a good meal here and I would give this place a higher rating for their food....unfortunatly this place has been a hit and a miss for me. Sometimes the fish and chips are outstanding and sometimes they are below average. Greasy...undercooked...The coleslaw is always good. The oyster po' boy is not a traditional one and it disappoints. The crowds here can be insane...even on a rainy day. It's a good thing the scenery is so great because you can always expect a very long wait for your food.
The food is great, but don't go if you are looking for a bargain and get cranky to the point of acting out after a wait in a long line and a potentially longer wait for your food after ordering. The staff can give as good as they get, but I haven't had a problem with them and I can pick a fight with almost anybody. It's not a fine dining experience- doesn't try to be- it's a shack with a grill and a fryer and too few seats, located in a parking lot.
Beware: many of the negative reviews here may be a malevolent line-shortening tactic. If so, it isn't evidently working.
I work on Granville Island and have heard about Go Fish for a long time. Today it was sunny out so we walked over and got in line at Go Fish. We waited 10 mins in line, then it was our turn to order. The cashier said sorry ladies it'll be a few minutes. She left the cashier (with a huge line up behind me) and disappeared for 5 mins. While she was gone, staff milled around, they ate from the grill, picked at hot dogs off the counter and chatted. The cashier finally came back then continued to restock the refrigerator. No one was paying any attention to the line up of customers! Finally she took our order and told us "30 mins".After 30 mins we returned and waited another 30 mins for our food. We waited 1 hour for our small takeout order of tacos and 1 order of fries. Each time we checked on the order the staff was SO rude and dismissive. They even made fun of me after I received my food and started to walk away. I hear them say "wow - people are grumpy today, we should close early" The food was good, but I will NOT go back. Awful staff!
I don't know about you, but there is no food in the world that will make me put up with the kind of attitude that the servers here have. None at all. The food is ok, but again, not worth the wait or the attitude, there are better places to get fish and chips in Vancouver.
This is a fun place. It's right at the marina and around granville island, a great place to spend the day. They seem to have improved the chips from last time I was there. This is a good thing, as they were kinda lame. They're pretty good now though. I loved the fresh fish and clean taste. A must if you are in the area.
I fell in love with their fish tacones. Some people might find it not having enough salt, but IMO, its better for you and it makes the fish shine in all it's glory. The ingredients were very fresh. My friend liked the fish tacos better, my little brother liked the scallops version better. Next time I'll order both.
Don't expect to have the order taker all lovey-dovey with you. The place is busy so make sure you decide what to order before you fall in line. Be straight to the point when you order so you can get out of the way to let other people place their order. We had to wait long but we're aware of this due to the place being busy. If you want to avoid the order line up, phone in your order but then you still might have to wait for them to prepare it.
Oh, and then there's that great view while eating.
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