Seating and table spacing felt kinda tight. Busy too for happy hour on a Saturday! Also, our server gave us a happy hour last-call warning, which was kinda nice.
Pot of mint tea ($3)
- Looked innocent enough, and at $3 it's about on par with ordering hot tea at Starbucks. Hey look, it's Starbucks tea!
- Teapot of hot water had what appeared to be (and what I hoped was) leftover tea leaves. No way they didn't see that when they poured in the hot water. FAIL.
Fried Oysters ($7.50 happy hour pricing) Deep fried Fanny Bay Oysters, house made tartar sauce, cabbage coleslaw
- Ordered this based on a friend's Yelp review, and price for value it's really decent! The sheer number of meaty oysters makes this more filling than a gourmet burger costing 50% more.
- Very crispy on the outside without the batter being too thick.
- Big 'n long like chicken wings.
- Had some green gunk, which is probably the algae feed that hadn't fully flushed out of the oyster. Was worried that it would make the taste gross but it didn't, fortunately, and the dip could smother that flavour if you're worried.
Geoduck ($18, not on happy hour menu) Sashimi style, watermelon brunoise, basil lemongrass ginger foam
- On its own the geoduck had a strong sea-salty flavour and crunchy texture.
- I found the sauce interesting with a mild minty-like buzz.
Oyster Casino ($15, not on happy hour menu) bacon, jalapeno, roasted red pepper, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese
- Sounded interesting, looked less so, tasted even less so. Sort of tasted like nothing special to be honest.
- You might want hot sauce with that to give it more flavour and help with the possible puddle of oil underneath (from bacon?)
- A small tin cup of these were brought to our table to start.
- Not oily on the hand but some looked and tasted oily.
- Inconsistently salted.
- Hey, it's free! Hard to complain because of that.