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Viva La Pizza608 Clarke Road, Coquitlam
Viva La Pizza is THE place for pizza in Coquitlam!
By kwoolf of Burnaby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:54am [Take-out]

I regularly purchase pizza at VLP. My wife and I love their Gourmet Vegetarian and my son is addicted to the Super Cheesy Pepperoni. The best part of the place is the nice couple who run it. Very friendly and accommodating. We like the dough balls they use in place of the centre plastic "table" meant to keep the middle of the pizza off the underside of the box. This is the old Bella Pizza and has maintained that companies menu (plus some new items).

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Vij's1480 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Not as Good as Expected
By Tom G of sundre, Ab (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 4:03pm [Dine in]

First of all, I couldn't fault the service. The staff were really friendly and genuinely wanted you to enjoy your experience. We also enjoyed the snacks whilst we waited for our table. We didn't actually have to wait as long as expected but it was a Tuesday evening. Sadly, we were disappointed with the food. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't amazing - especially for the price. We both had the lamb Popsicles and although well cooked, I just found the sauce far too rich and sickly after a while. By the end of it we both said we would have preferred some popadoms and a madras from our local takeaway!

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Absinthe Bistro1260 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
First class food & service
By Tom G of sundre, Ab (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 3:57pm [Dine in]

It's a small bistro, fun ambience and first class service. They have few choices, which apparently change daily, but they sounded so good, we wanted to try them all. Settled for prawn cakes, beautifully sered and simple, seared scallops, duck confit- all well presented and as good as they get. Delicious accompaniment of scalloped potatoes. Small but well chosen and excellent value wine list, and they have a couple of chalkboard specials- we had a lovely Rhone that would have been great at twice the price. This must be the best restaurant on the Drive.

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Burger King20290 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
Disappointing
By Kerwin Maude of Tri Cities (36 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:14pm [Take-out]

Poor service and their burgers and prices on alot of items are more than their competitors. Although we go their often because of conveniences its the same old story of slow service, confusing cashiers and mixed up orders. Like McDonalds, time after time there are mistakes in the orders and confusion between staff. One time a cashier was taking my order and left me dangling as she was distracted and started doing other things and I waited 5 minutes+ to finish what we started.

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Fresh Combo House3130 St. John's Street, #4, Port Moody
New ownership, worst "sushi" ever! Don't eat here!
By KirstinH of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:45pm [Take-out]

This place switched hands early in 2015. Reviews from before that are super positive so we gave this place a try last Friday night, calling for take-out. First off, we were told 20-25 mins, then waited 45 mins for our food. When we got home, opened it up, and I don't know if these people have EVER eaten sushi before, never mind making it. It was coated in creamy sauces, yams looked like old McDonalds fries, and the negitoro roll (tuna with spring onion) was a thick rice roll with a salty, sour pickle of some kind in the middle. The nigiri was loose rice on cabbage/lettuce, with a small thin square of anemic salmon on top. I wouldn't eat it if you paid me. Everything else was unrecognizable and totally unappetizing. We returned and after trying to argue with me, the owner did finally give my money back. I expect that if I had eaten this, I would have regretted it. The "chef" clearly has no training as a sushi chef. Not saying you have to be Japanese to make sushi, but you need to be formally trained. This guy has neither of these. My prediction is this place will be closed by summer. No one would ever go here twice.

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Aussie Pie GuyWest Georgia St & Hamilton St, Vancouver
About the best savory pie I've ever had
By Tessa of Cloverdale (14 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 3:21pm [Dine in]

I heard about the Aussie Pie Guy truck and gave it a try when the truck was in my area. I was planning to order the veggie pie but changed my mind at the last minute and ordered the salmon pie. $8 for all pies. Wow! Incredible pie with all kinds of veggies in there, light flaky pastry, taste sensation for sure! Loved it. Was it $8 good? Subjective, but I'd definitely get another one.

Skip the sweetie pie. Advertised as a custard and apple pie, they had mini pies available for $4 so I bought one. Not good. No custard. Rest of it was just so so. Rip off at $4 for what you get, and definitely not as advertised. Go anywhere else and buy an apple fritter donut, it'll be better value and better taste.

Main course wonderful, dessert huge let down.

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Hereon Chinese Cuisine1625 152nd St, #2, Surrey
Terrible experience, will never go back.
By vbhas of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, April 6, 2015 - 1:20pm [Dine in]

Dish 1- The stir fry chicken was just the lower part of the chicken leg that was chopped off and deep fried. Lots of broken bone fragments in the food that really hurt my mouth. They threw in a bit of celery and that was the dish that cost $18.50.
Dish2 : Stir Fried Veggies - Just some basic veggies that were steamed along with some salt. Cost $15.50.

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Boston Pizza1956 152nd Street, Surrey
Good for a Basic Meal
By Annabel.collins of Surrey , BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 11:48pm [Dine in]

Boston Pizza is a good choice if you're looking for your basic somewhat homestyle meals that's not anything too outstanding, but better than running out and grabbing some fast food. The service has always been alright, efficient and polite but not overly personal. I really enjoy the decoration of the place, the signs and jerseys make for a very nice, very comfortable feel. It's always clean, and the food is always good, but it's never been anything special for me.

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Cupcakes at Guildford10355 152nd Street, Unit 1376 | Guildford Town Centre, Surrey
Dissapointed
By Annabel.collins of Surrey , BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 11:35pm [Take-out]

I have been to other Cupcakes locations and this one simply doesn't measure up. I went on the first day that the store opened up and it was packed! Service was quick but efficient, the older lady briskly served me the cupcake of my choice and immediately moved onto the next customer, a little rude which I attributed to the store being so busy, so I brushed it off, and the young long haired blonde at the till was very bright and smiley which made up for it (although unfortunately I've not ever seen her there since). The cupcake was okay, a tad dry, but quite well presented. This was my first impression.

I've been back 3/4 times since and each time I've been disappointed. The store has been open for nearly a year and yet I still have the same letdowns I experience on my first visit. Either the service has been lacking, with the girl looking bored or having little interest; or the cupcake itself has not been on par, too dry or a little bland. They are always presented quite beautifully however. I am a great lover of the Cupcakes brand, and whenever I am at a another location, I stop in and am quite pleased with the product and the service. But I'm afraid the Guildford location just doesn't meet the standards, so I think I will skip this one from now on.

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
I want it to be better
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (145 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 7:14pm [Dine in]

Reservations were honoured on time. Service was pushy. Felt all night like they were just trying to get us out. But waitress was still nice. Lighting was sketchy and went up and down. Alcohol prices were reasonable.

Saganaki good but expensive at $10. Fried zucchini not that good. No free pop refills even for designated drivers - very poor policy. Spanakopita was ok but very minty. Prawns were very good and juicy. Lots of pita and tzatziki. Calamari was huge portion and chicken good. Got lots of rice and potatoes but both were flavourless. Ek mek was homemade but not to my taste - texture problem. All in all better than taverna greka but just a carb fest

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Seoul Rice Cafe4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Disappointed
By applepie of Burnaby (129 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 6:10pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch and was disappointed. I ordered a beef ramen, and it was basically just instant noodles with some crumpled up, overcooked beef. There weren't even fresh vegetables, just the dried little veggie bits that came with the instant noodles. There wasn't much service either. Cold water and napkins were self served. I asked the server about the spiciness level of the ramen and asked specifically for non-spicy. But it came out spicy. The place was also really, really small and was cash only.

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Cactus Club Cafe7320 Market Crossing, Burnaby
A Little Too Loud & A Tad Salty
By wahine of vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

We went for dinner and ordered the following: beef carpaccio, caesar salad, hunter chicken, kobe meatballs & spaghettini and the bengal chicken curry.

Basically, the waitress took the order, served us our water, served the appy, later served up dinner and disappeared for the rest of the time. Eventually, she came back to give us our bill. That was service.

The ambiance was okay but I gave it 2 stars mainly because I found the music louder than normally found in these types of restaurants.

Now for the food:
- the beef carpaccio was sliced so thin, it stuck to the plate. We had to scrape it off with our knife to put it on the bread; otherwise it was rather tasty.
- the caesar salad was missing something; the croutons were good but the salad was missing some kick.
- the curry chicken was good; no complaints.
- the kobe meatballs and spaghettini were good; no complaints.
- the hunter chicken (and this is just my opinion) was too salty due to the dish drowning in the demi-glace. Some patrons might like it but for me, it was too salty. There was so much sauce that it overwhelmed the chicken, potatoes and beans. No lie - at least on my plate the potatoes and beans were soaked with sauce. That being said, I would order the dish again but only if I could have the sauce on the side.

Overall, the Club is okay and the food wasn't bad. I just wish the waitress would top up our water occasionally.

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Flying Wedge Pizza Co.140 Brooksbank Ave, #333, North Vancouver
Still very good gourmet pizzas
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (66 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 11:53am [Take-out]

Anytime we want to splurge on pizza instead of suffering with the bland, greasy, pedestrian pies from the cheap pizza chains, we order a couple pies from Flying Wedge for pickup. This time we got the "buy one large, get 50% off the second" deal. The Sicilian Express was a 3 pepperoni with mushrooms on a thin flax crust. Very tasty and the 3 types of pepperoni complimented each other nicely. To fool ourselves we were eating some healthy veggies, we also ordered a Tuscan Garden with artichokes, zucchini, tomatoes, olives and feta. It was good but paled against the Sicilian Express flavour-wise. Should have gone with their new Tres Belle. The two pies were $36, skipping the pop part of the deal, which isn't actually much more than some of the other pizza chains. Worth the quality I think.

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Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill1979 Brown Street, Port Coquitlam
Needs a good cleaning lady
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (145 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:28am [Dine in]

This place has been here forever and I know they are going for the English pub feel. It works but comes complete with the old dirty feeling of and English pub. Sticky tables too- ew. Food is ok. Penne pasta very good . Wing nights are popular with entire families with scores of children line up and wait for a shot at cleaning up on the chicken arms. Happy hour specials are good but it should end at 6 not 5. Too early for many commuters from the burbs. Also they need to put their policies on their menu like no take on the cheap wings. We ordered a few dozen to go and no where did it say the price was for eat in only.. When I complained they looked at me like I was stupid and should have known. I have also caught them advertising special prices on drinks around the pub and then not honouring them on the bill. Check your bill carefully.

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Roo's Pub2962 Christmas Way, Coquitlam
Closing soon.......?
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (145 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 8:57am [Dine in]

We come here sometimes after work. Most places have good happy hour specials. They have no drink specials and only a few menu items are 1/2 price. Fish tacos are ok for 1/2 price with high liner fish in it. Artichoke dip was bland and unappetizing. Wings are really good when they are "on" and ok when not.
Waitresses are ok but a bit pushy. The blond one looks like a " dirty librarian".

The place is rarely busy. We walked in one sunny day after work at like 4:30 and you would expect the place full of the after work crowd. Nope. One couple in their 40s and that's it. There was more staff than customers. The had a sign up that said children were welcome until 9 pm but that came down after a couple of weeks. One waitress said the regulars didn't like kids in there. We'll I still don't see kids or regulars in there. Not a super vibe.

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Hapag Ihaw-Ihaw Restaurant5432 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Tasty take out Lunch Menu
By richmond diner of richmond bc (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:01pm [Take-out]

Good take out lunch. This place is consistently a fairly good place to eat. I ordered barbequed chicken and noodles .Was looking for fish on the lunch menu but they had none. On previous occasions, I had come in for dinner. My picks are the kaldereta, bulalo , chicken ihaw and the jackfruit ice cream.
The only downside is parking. If the street parking is not available, you need to find parking in the residential areas around Victoria.

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Seh-Mi Japanese Restaurant20151 Fraser Hwy, #115, Langley
new owners
By mohneek of Langley B C (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

Used to eat here a couple times a month and the sushi was ok. Nothing amazing but it satisfied my hunger when I forgot my lunch at work. They recently renovated and new owners/management took over in the last week or so. Ordered take out Monday at 6pm. Dynamite roll, deep fried California roll, yam tempura roll NO sesame seeds and Wild avocado roll NO sesame seeds. I arrive to pick up my food and the lady tells me she put sesame seeds on it all, so I said that isn't what I wanted, she said 'oh well' so I explain I'm intolerant to sesame seeds and would rather not have and she didn't say anything. Fine, I guess I'll scrape then off I exclaim. So I'm paying and didn't tip (obviously) and she scoffs at me. I then asked for extra soya sauce and she just threw 1 packet on the counter and walks into the back. Ummmm okay. So at this point I am pretty upset and already decided I will never return here. Then I get home to enjoy my sushi with my partner and I get one bit into the yam tempura roll and there's a ROCK yes a ROCK in it. I almost broke my tooth! I called to complain but was ignored and hung up on.
I will never return again and will be telling my friends and family to never eat here again. I'm absolutely appalled at the customer service here

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Akash Chaat House & Restaurant12877 80 Ave, #107, Surrey
yuck food
By Jason1111 of surrey bc (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 30, 2015 - 8:23pm [Dine in]

food is really crap here .i think gate way pizza food is so delicious than this fake chaat house..
If you dnt belive me go have try chaat papdi at akash chaat house u will never came back at this place. This chaat house seriously need some registered chief ..lol

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Zipang Provisions3068 Main Street, Vancouver
lunch menu RIP OFF
By SoMaYVR of South Main, Vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:29am [Dine in]

ordered beef curry on rice; what I got was a few shredded pieces of beef on rice; felt like I paid for sauce on rice; sent it back; got a few more pieces of shredded beef; NOT one large piece of beef; never again will I order or come here; the Singaporean Malaysian restaurant at oak 25 in strip mall is same price and I was full and they give chunks of beef. disappointing even sent it back the dish and got two shredded pieces of beef pathetic I even told host I'm paying ten bucks for sauce on rice not beef on rice

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Jim's Pizzeria20199 56th Avenue, Langley
Great pizza
By Dave84 of Langley bc (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 7:32pm [Take-out]

Tried this pizza for the first time, live close and thought i would try it. Glad i did it is awesome. So much cheese and the crust is so good. Price is higher but you get what you pay for. Use to get the cheaper pizza will never go back to that pizza as long as this place is around.

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