The Sea House Fish and Chips

I’ve driven by the corner of Kingsway and Rupert Street for years and have always thought about trying The Sea House Fish and Chips.  After all, how bad could it be if it’s been in business for so long?  <cue ominous music – dum dum dahhhh>

This fish and chippery is located in the same area as Chili Pepper House (which is a restaurant that I actually like).  I stopped by for lunch mid-week and the place was decidedly empty.  The large “cash only” sign on the door wasn’t a big deal for me but the thing that did put me off was the “stickiness” of everything inside the restaurant.

I suppose that all of the hot oil flying everywhere has deposited a thin film of grease on the tables, condiment bottles, and menus.  Perhaps it’s because the dining area is open to the kitchen that everything feels like it’s been brushed with oil but you’d think that they would try to do a little better job with cleaning up.  Then again, there was only one person working that day.

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On to the reason why I visited… I ordered the Halibut and Chips ($6.75).  Both the fish and the chips were fairly disappointing.  That perfectly rectangular object on top of the fries was the halibut and, like the fries, tasted like they bought it frozen from the grocery store.  I’m not sure if it was the frying process or the quality of the fish but the halibut was very dry.  Given that the batter wasn’t burnt though, I’m leaning on the side of poorer quality ingredients.

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I honestly have no idea how this place has stayed in business for so long.  The prices are about average but what you get in return is far less than average.

7-3003 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC

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Posted on November 25, 2013, in Fish & Chips, Restaurant Review, Seafood and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I don’t know where you normally get your fish and chips, but the prices here, especially the combo meals, are definitely not “average.” I’ve had only the halibut meal so far, and I don’t disagree that it wasn’t that impressive, but for the price, it’s about what I expected.

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