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“Vancouver Chinatown Favorite”
Review of Oyster Express

Oyster Express
Ranked #545 of 3,943 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Tried this new little place last week, and it was so good, and so nice. It's very small, very modest, the food is clean and honest, made by people who love food. The owner is the cook and he is so passionate about the oysters! Please add them to tripadvisor - it's these little holes-in-the-wall that I love when I travel.
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Description: Tried this new little place last week, and it was so good, and so nice. It's very small, very modest, the food is clean and honest, made by people who love food. The owner is the cook and he is so passionate about the oysters! Please add them to tripadvisor - it's these little holes-in-the-wall that I love when I travel.
Reviewed 18 February 2014

My friend and I wanted fresh oysters and Oyster Express had buck-a-shuck.
(Buck-a-Shuck : TUE 3-10 / WED,THU,SUN 3-6) We rolled in hungry and ended the night extremely satisfied.

They seemed to shuck the oysters with more care and in less of a rush than Rodney's. We had 2 dozen oysters, the mussels and the chocolate dessert. Everything was fresh and delicious.

The service was thoughtful and flawless. One example is when the table was getting crowded with food, the server came over to push another table to give us more room. No questions, just made sure we were comfortable. We never felt rushed even though the restaurant itself had a tiny dining area.

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Reviewed 4 February 2013

First - please change the address to Vancouver - not Victoria.

I have been in Vancouver for 3 months and have been to a number of "Oyster Houses" in the city. I have to say that most of them have been very good. I did a little research and found some positive comments about the Oyster Express. It's located in Vancouver's Chinatown - a bit of a mystery for an Oyster House - with a funky location in the heart of the action of a very vibrant community. I am from Boston and enjoy my oysters, so pleasing me is a challenge at times. It's a rather small restaurant, but very cozy with a nice selection of the Blues playing in the background. The owner (Sean/Shawn) was onsite and not only did the greeting, but did the serving and the shucking as well. It was a Sunday - early afternoon so a little slow and Sean took the time to explain the oysters, tastes, etc. They have the best deal in town for a daily special at $1.50 per oyster. I also had the house salad, very fresh and a bowl of New England fish chowder, which was creamy and tasty. The wine selection is limited but the Sav Blanc went well with the oysters. All of the prices were reasonable. Some of the regulars came in while I was there and they were extremely friendly and the conversation was welcome. All-in-all a great experience.

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Reviewed 1 July 2015
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