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Cyndy Apr 4, 2005 01:06 PM

Has anyone been? Worth the trip? What are they serving aside from Fish and Chips?

Can anyone tell me how to find the place? I haven't lived in the City for a while, and the area has changed, so I could use some directions.

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    Mooshmouse Apr 4, 2005 05:03 PM

    It's absolutely worth the trip. Even when it's raining, you can either order your meal to go or stay and sit under the awning. Good food tastes even better when eaten al fresco! Halibut fish and chips is great, but my two favourite menu items are the Oyster Po'Boy and the BBQ salmon chowder.

    At Burrard Street, turn east onto West 1st Avenue, cross the railroad tracks and follow the road down to Fisherman's Wharf at the very end of the street; there are signs to direct you. Designated parking for Go Fish is available on your right-hand side.

    Go Fish opens at 11:30 a.m.; however, I suggest arriving early as there's inevitably a queue as soon as the shutters are raised for business.

    Enjoy!

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      Cyndy Apr 4, 2005 06:04 PM

      Thanks for the info...we are planning a trip in celebration of my 40th (gasp!) birthday, and after having a great experience at a similar place - SOBO in Tofino - on our Anniversary last month, it seemed like a good way to start the day. I would hate for lunch to suck!

      Now we just have to find somewhere to eat dinner....I'm thinking thai...got any ideas?

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        Mooshmouse Apr 5, 2005 05:20 AM

        Hmmm. Thai. I'm going to stray away from the usual recommendations of Montri's and Salathai in favour of two others.

        Sawasdee, located at 4250 Main Street, is Vancouver's first Thai restaurant. Family-owned and operated, it's a comfortable room with warm, welcoming service.

        But for a different vibe, one perhaps more suitable for a celebratory birthday dinner, check out Simply Thai in Yaletown. Website is noted below.

        If it were up to me, I'd give the nod to Simply Thai. Happy Birthday in advance!

        Link: http://www.simplythairestaurant.com/i...

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      jewels_vancouver Jun 25, 2008 10:44 PM

      I love this place, but they should be ashamed that they close at 6:30pm in the summer!

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        grayelf Jun 26, 2008 08:57 AM

        Jewels, I always thought the closing time was dusk so it would vary depending on the time of year. It seems a bit mad to close at 6:30 in the summer if that is what they are doing....

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          Sam Salmon Jun 26, 2008 10:01 AM

          Remember that Go Fish has neighbours-very forebearing people who are deserving of air that doesn't smell like frying fish/relief from the crowds that smell attracts.

          It's a residential as as well as an industrial area so compromises have to be made-plus the organisation and staff need regular hours to run a business properly.

          In terms of food my favourite items are usually Tacos then the daily Soup-although I find the soup is a tad more creative in winter when the Chefs have more time.

          1. re: Sam Salmon
            grayelf Jun 26, 2008 10:12 AM

            Good point, Sam_S. I've not been able to find anything definitive in a quick web search -- maybe I will call later to confirm closing times. And I do love the tacones there, especially the cod ones when they are available -- the housemade hot sauce is really tasty.

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              alwaysroom4dessert Jun 26, 2008 01:56 PM

              Love the salmon tacones, could use some work on their slaw though, also have good fries!

              1. re: alwaysroom4dessert
                Sam Salmon Jun 26, 2008 02:49 PM

                The slaw used to be better true, the people making it also take orders/cash/dispense orders/answer the phone and a dozen other duties and they aren't always too focused.

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            jewels_vancouver Jun 28, 2008 08:47 AM

            Not this day. I arrived at 6:45, the sun was out, the patio was packed, they were still cooking AND there were still 2 people in line-but they put up the "closed" sign behind the last person and said "we close at 6:30".

            1. re: jewels_vancouver
              grayelf Jun 28, 2008 09:25 AM

              That's good (or bad!) to know, jewels.

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