The space formerly occupied by the Smoking Dog and Baccano Osteria is now Oddfish.

Located at 1889 West 1st Avenue, Oddfish is all about simple, approachable, fresh seafood.

With a seating capacity of 50 people inside and an additional 20 seats on the patio, the new Kitsilano room from restaurateur Mike Jeffs takes aim at the chasm between high-end dining and cheap ‘n’ cheerful fare in the seafood category.

In an interview with Craig Takeuchi of the Georgia Straight, Jeffs explained that he felt that the local demand for a “democratic” seafood place “where everyone is welcome”, where seafood isn’t a luxury item, wasn’t being met, particularly within certain neighbourhoods.

Oddfish, which Jeffs with his wife Nicole Welsh, Jamie Maxwell, and Brad Roark opened on June 27th.

Jeffs’ local restaurant empire began with Tavola and continued on with Nook, which started in 2009 and expanded into Kitsilano in 2013.

Read Takeuchi’s complete review of Oddfish in the Georgia Straight.

Oddfish, 1889 West 1st Street, 604-564-6330,

Last modified: July 9, 2017

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