After a lunch at The Flying Pig and a walk around town with Dorothy, we headed to Oyster Vancouver for some happy hour oysters.
Located in what used to be the old Stock Exchange building, Oyster is really quite tiny. The photo above was taken at the farthest corner of the room and we could literally count that there were less than 20 seats.
We were supplied with a tray of sauces, including the standard cocktail, tabasco, worcestershire sauces, as well as a mirin-based sauce and a ponzu sauce. Of course, freshly grated horseradish came along with the shucked oysters. I wasn't a fan of the ponzu since it was quite overpowering and seemed like soy sauce, but the cocktail and mirin sauces were great with the oysters.
We ended up ordering another dozen of petites!
Overall the oysters here were quite good. Each one seemed quite fresh, and none of them had any shell bits in it at all. Compared to other restaurants, Oyster Vancouver has longer hours for buck-a-shuck and even offers 50 cent oysters sometimes!
475 Howe St