I always have a fun time eating at Rodneys. What’s not to love? Fresh oysters, rowdy and obnoxious but charming male waiters and a seafood menu to die for. Their oysters are pricy but you wouldn’t expect any less in Yaletown. That’s why I love going between 3-5pm for their “low tide” Happy Hour menu ($1.25 oysters and other deals). I always bring out-of-towners here who want to try some good West Coast sea food.
What I ordered:
- The signature Rodney’s Caesar 3.5/5
Be warned, you either love or hate their Caesar but the giant shrimp garnish is always cute. The Caesar is a little watered down compared to what most Canadians are used to. Instead of a lot of tabasco, they mix in horse radish. Stay away if you are not a fan of horse radish.
- Kusshi oysters 5/5
Freshly shucked right in front of you (if you sit at the bar), they have a wide selection of oysters. Kusshi’s are my absolute favourite kind because they are smaller and less creamy tasting. Feel free to ask for suggestions. The waiters know their oysters..
- lobster pasta special of the day 5/5
I wasn’t expecting the pasta to be great but I ended up loving it! I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. The fettucini was perfectly al dente and the sauce was unforgettable. Creamy but tangy with citrus flavours. And of course, the lobster was delissssh.
- Steamed mussels 3/5
Wasn’t outstanding but was good. Some mussels came less than half opened as I expected.
There are two floors. The first would be comprised of all high stool chairs, cramped and busy because of waiters running to and from the kitchen. The second floor would be for those who want to have a nice dinner with bigger tables.
Always great. I’ve actually taken the time to write a “koodos” to Rodney’s Oysters on their always outstanding and friendly service.
Verdict: I’d go back every month.