The Fish Shack Opening

On October 24th, I attended the opening party of The Fish Shack, the newest restaurant from the Glowbal Group. Housed in the former Sanafir location, the soaring 100-seat space has been completely transformed to reflect the casual new offer.

BOX Interior Design led the revamp with a nod to the nautical. Marine-blue walls are offset by cool green tiling. Red upholstered banquettes conjure the look of vintage lifejackets. And the chalkboard walls are perfect for sharing fish facts alongside daily features.

Executive Chef Alfred Contiga (L) & Bar Manager Ryan Storey (R)

At the helm of kitchen operations is Executive Chef Alfred Contiga, who comes most recently from SOCIETY Dining Lounge along with Bar Manager Ryan Storey who came from Coast and O Lounge.

Prawn Louie Salad

Oyster Po-boy’s

Crab Louie Salad

Staying true to the restaurant’s name, the menu offers up seafood favourites, such as: Fish & Chips – Halibut, Lingcod, Salmon, Haddock, Snapper, Oyster or Prawns, paired up with crunchy coleslaw in a variety of fresh flavours; Mussels or Clam ‘Steamers’ simmered in a trio of sauces; Burgers – Kentucky Fried Oyster or Blackened Snapper; Cajun Fish Tacos; Prawn Louie Salad; Fried Whole Trout; and Spag & Prawn Meatballs.

The Fish Shack is located at 1026 Granville Street in Vancouver and are open Monday to Thursday, 11:30 am – 1 am; Friday, 11:30 am – 2 am; Saturday, 10:30 am – 2 am; Sunday, 10:30 am – 1 am with Weekend Brunch: 10:30 am – 3 pm Saturday and Sunday.

By: Richard Wolak