Fishhook looked like something new and different. Fusing seafood with Indian spices, how can you go wrong? You can’t. People in Victoria must agree because they’ve opened a second location at Mermaid Wharf.
Happy hour is everyday from 3:00-5:00pm.
Chalkboard sign outside the front door.
The menu is split into tartines, soups, mainstays, shares and salads. Some items are pretty pricey but it’s mostly seafood.
Their beverage menu had some interesting things (pomegranate sangria and ginger-lime radler caught our eye).
Order at the counter, grab a seat and they’ll bring your food out when it’s ready. Cutlery and water is self-serve. There’s a couple patio tables outside but they weirdly face the inside counter seating area.
Chai of the tiger ($3.50)
Could have had more chai flavour to it but decent.
Fishhook chowder ($4.00 for 8oz)
Thyme-chili roasted potato, coconut milk smoked fish broth, wild fish confit and salmon belly bacon. Seemed like everyone was ordering a soup. Good chunks of fish. Worth trying a small bowl.
The Cure ($8.00)
Cured sockeye lox, chive cream cheese and shaved daily pickles. That was sliced radishes, carrots and jalapeños. Careful because there were a few seeds in those jalapeños. The open faced sandwich was delicious and fresh. The bread was fantastic!
The Pondicherry ($13.00)
Mixed wild seafood keftas, black mustard moong dahl and golden basmati. You get two keftas and they’re hefty.
Good spice level to them. Mix the basmati up with the dahl and sauces for best effect. Thought this was a great dish.
Found a place that finally does fusion right! Quality ingredients, tasty spices and good portions. I’d come back to try more.
805 Fort Street