I bought one of those “group buy” deals for this place at the northwest end of Robson street (same block as the Safeway). It’s a tiny little place, seats, maybe dozen or so.
First off, I think they need to revisit the name of this place. If I walked past a place called “Awesome Burger” or “Tasty Sushi”, I’d roll my eyes and walk past. It’s hard for me to take a restaurant seriously when they do that…. same deal for “Killer Seafood”.
We stopped in for dinner and were immediately seated at a small table.
The house specialty is bouillabaisse. This is a tomato broth based soup, stocked with cod, salmon, prawns, mussels and clams.
The soup is very good, rich, flavorful. It’s served with a slice of toasted garlic bread and a dollop of saffron aioli
We needed at least a little roughage, so we ordered
Cold Roasted Vegetables. This is a curious dish, since, although it’s called “cold” roasted vegetables, at least some of the vegetables in there were still warm. The roasted peppers were. They were served on a bed of cilantro pesto dressing. Very tasty.
Finally, we had the
smoke salmon pizza. This is a cheese pizza, once out of the oven, topped with slices of cold smoked salmon, and dressed with a dill cream cheese sauce. Bearing in mind that for the past year, I’ve been indulging in a lot “Neapolitan” style pizza places that have popped up, so the contrast here is pretty sharp. It’s not a bad pizza at all. The crust is (comparatively) thick and bread-like. I’m not sure that the cheese on the pizza, plus the cream cheese in the dressing is a great combination.
Seeing as I’ve developed a preference for thin crust pizza, I prefer the seafood to the pizza in this place.
I spied a few other tables with Fish & Chips, and that catches my eye. I wanna try that next time.
The service was okay, reasonably prompt and efficient, but not as warm or genial as I’d like. But I should cut them some slack. This is a tiny operation. The two fellows in the store are doing everything. The food preparation, cooking, table service, bussing, etc.