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Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Cumpari Gelato & Caffe535 North Road, Coquitlam
Must've made some lucky choices :)
By 360 of Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 26, 2012 - 9:13am [Dine in]

We've passed by this place a few times but never went in because we thought it was closed. This time we passed by & saw a lot of people inside, so we went in, not having read any reviews. Thank goodness because the reviews may have deterred me. But it's just a scoop of gelato, so I probably would've gone in despite having read mostly terrible reviews here.

The gelatos I chose were really good. So i don't know which ones are bad. Mint Oreo was minty but also chocolately. I went with pistachio instead & it was creamy & fragrantful. But I was surprised the sample was melting as soon as the girl took it out. I think this means their restaurant is too hot or their ice cream is held at a really low temperature, lower than normal. We got our ice cream with our cake on the same plate. Where do you get that these days? Any flavor gelato you want with a large number of cake choices? I can only think of places like Cactus Club, which doesn't do either of the above! The plate was warm but I knew the gelato was melting like crazy. I think it comes from lower butter fat than ice cream. However, I don't think the gelato tasted like it had less fat than other gelatos. It was just delicious, like roasted pistachios blended with cream & frozen. We had a coconut cake. It had 3 layers of white sponge, which were light, more on the Asian side. I would've liked it even moister & fattening. But hey, it was delicious & it didn't stuff me! The layers of cream were sweetened & thicker than typical whipping cream. The coconut shreds on top tasted good; I don't care if they're real or not. They were good, but my bf thought it would've been even better with toasted coconut. The cake wasn't dry like bean brothers or sweet revenge, nor hard like sweet obsession or true confections, nor too light like Chinese bakeries & sweet e's, nor super rich like moxie's. You could eat the whole thing & it would be the perfect dessert. The prices are a bit higher, but then the slices of cake are bigger than average. In total, I would've preferred paying $10 including tax instead of $11 something. But that's only a dollar difference.

The ambiance is very nice. The tables are glass & metal while the chairs have firm cushions on them. They have both tall & low tables. The tables are really far from the counter & there's plenty of space to see what's in their display case. It reminds me of eiskafes in Austria. Modern & sophisticated, yet traditional with plenty of food that's both delicious to eat & look at.Their displays are beautiful & well-lit. I would've liked to have more information on the cakes available as many didn't have names & our server wasn't knowledgeable at all. And yes, a downside is you can only try 1 sample of gelato.

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Montana's Cookhouse2929 Barnet Hwy, #1046, Coquitlam
Poor Service
By Bodjie777 of Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:50pm [Dine in]

SERVICE SUCKS! My family happened to passby Coquitlam and decided to eat at Montanas but unfortunately we got a very POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE by MONTNAS STAFF.It took about 30 minutes before they can get our orders and we literally have to call the attention of the front desk to get us a waitress, it was not that busy and all i can see were waitresses fixing tables and nobody mind approaching our table to get our orders! One more thing they serve me the wrong food...really sucks, management should consider retraining these unprofessional staffing!

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Pizza Town & Indian Grill1041 Ridgeway Ave, Unit A, Coquitlam
Not sure what happened, maybe just a one-off
By k-dawg73 of Burnaby (67 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:53pm [Take-out]

I ordered take out from Pizzatown today. Ordered a large meat lovers pizza, butter chicken w/rice and naan and veggie pakoras. I've ordrered pizza from her before about 3 months ago and it was good. For whatever reason, everything we ordered today was extremely salty, especially the pakoras. It was almost to the point that I couldn't eat it.

It cost $30.90 after tax for pick up, which would have been quite reasonable, had everything been edible. I ended up throwing out 1/2 of the pakoras, because they were too salty. The texture of the pakoras were great, crispy and light, but the taste of salt overrode the cilantro and other spices. Butter chicken was pretty good, lots of chicken, sauce was tasty, but again, too much salt.

LIke the title says, not sure what happened. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and likely order from there one more time. But if the food is again salty, that next time will definitely be the last time.

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Pallas Athena Greek Kouzina2565 Barnet Hwy, #22, Coquitlam
Best Greek in Coquitlam
By BigAnthony of North Burnaby (106 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 19, 2012 - 2:24pm [Dine in]

A group of us ate here on a saturday night. The place inside is beautiful, clean and the service is great.
For an appetizer I ordered the Saganaki (cheese dish) - excellent.
For my entree I ordered the Arni Psito (lamb shoulder) - Probably the best I've ever had at a greek restaurant.
The prices are very good here as well.
I will for sure be returning with my wife to eat that lamb again, it was that memorable.

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Ikea Restaurant & Cafe1000 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Conditions have deteriorated
By hippixie of Chilliwack (53 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

I haven't been to Ikea for a while and I have to say I was shocked to see how poorly the cafeteria is run.
The food was fine and a good value, it was the uncleanliness I was not happy about. There used to be areas with racks to place used dishes, but now there are only a few racks against a wall, they were all full and even the counters were covered with used trays and dishes. This was awful, there was no place to put the trays, we had to just pile them onto other ones. I also didn't like that the beverage areas were not kept clean. There was spilled coffee, pop and milk all over, some was dried on so obviously it hadn't been cleaned in quite some time. The dispensers were dirty and most were empty.
This is disgraceful, it used to be so clean and well kept.

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Sokela1001B Austin Ave, Coquitlam
Decent food but WAY too expensive - zero value
By kwoolf of Burnaby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2012 - 1:04pm [Dine in]

Not too much more necessary to say after the title. Food is ok, but nothing spectacular. Beautiful interior. Prices are way out of line to both the quality of the food and the neighborhood. Service was indifferent and somewhat rude. We won't be going back.

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Woody's on Brunette Pub935 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Those chickens should get their wings back
By food_and_the_city of Port Coquitlam (10 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

I went for the 20 cent wings thinking they would be a deal similar to the 20 cent wings at The Point Pub in Port Moody. I was disappointed. Two of us went in, both must order a drink if eating wings, wings are small and over cooked, the refill on my $3 coke actually costs more money!!, the sauce is served on the side. We order 40 wings plus a veggie plate, at the end I was still hungry. At The Point Pub we order 3 dozen plus a salad, we can hardly finish it.

The salt and pepper wings came out with a small tub of, you guessed it, salt and pepper. Think about it, the wings are dry so how would the salt and pepper stick to them? Come on, could you try just a little harder?? There's a salt and pepper shaker on the table, what's the difference? At The Point the salt and pepper is part of the coating on the wing. Brilliant!!

Don't go here for the wings.

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Boston Pizza3025 Lougheed Hwy, #710, Coquitlam
Average at best
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (116 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 7:34pm [Dine in]

Saturday game night with family.. Husband ordered Canadian but they did not say that Bud was only four bucks. Boo. Wine prices average - a rip off like most places. $6.49 for cheap red at 6 oz.

Sat night pizza was large for the price of a medium but they charge the higher price if you order a half and half Kid meals were very small for close to seven bucks. The baja salad was more like a boohoo salad. VERY bland. I had to pick out all the olives and it had no peppers corn or onions it in it was desribed on the menu. It was lettuce, GROSS olives, a little cheese, a few tortilla strips with jarred salsa for $12.99 not good value. Came with teeny piece of garlic bread. Child had chocolate pizza for dessert.. should have asked. It wa a tiny milk chocolate coin the size of a tooney - not at all what was expected. WOuld never go again without a gift card.

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Charlie Hamilton's Pub1163 Pinetree Way, #1031, Coquitlam
'A Perfect Saturday Night Recluse'
By samnch of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 9, 2012 - 4:26am [Dine in]

While the idea of Irish Pubs fascinates many and entices a few, the seductively elaborate history of pubs can be traced back to the ancient Roman taverns. Some may argue over the destructive aspects of Pubs, but no one can deny that for many, these late-night getaway spots offer an escape from the dismal reality that exists around us.

My friends and I have a rugby game every Saturday which is followed by a two-hour period of bowling and then the most awaited and cherished moment of Saturdays – an elaborate dinner which mainly focuses on relishing an insane variety of carbohydrates. So last week, after the bowling spree we went to the Charlie Hamiltons Pub – a place renowned for its magnificent sporty aura.

When we entered the restaurant, the mouth-watering aromas of the pizza, the pasta and the steaks benumbed all of our senses except our sense of taste. And from the moment we selected the food items off the menu to the moment the food arrived, we never ceased salivating. During this interval however, (which seemed laboriously long) we slightly examined the surrounding environment. The out-door seating thrilled us since we had been desperately seeking a cool, airy atmosphere to cool down our bodies after the intensive game.

And finally the food arrived! Since all of us are carb-maniacs, each of us had a double serving of pasta and several pizzas. The cold drinks (which were refilled several times over) formed the perfect combination with the food. The best thing about the food at Charlie Hamiltons Pub is that it is served piping hot. Moreover, the pizza crust is perfectly flavoured and expertly cooked. The topping is equally gorgeous in terms of taste. The succulent tomato sauce along with the aromatic anchovies and jalapenos is nothing short of perfection. The cheese layer topping on the pizza forms piano-like layers when one tears a piece off the entire circle.
The pasta was a huge hit amongst all of us. The chef had taken great pains to ensure that the pasta remains neither undercooked nor overcooked. This freshly cooked pasta was enveloped in a flavorful sauce and the entire dish had a soft gooey touch to it. The subtle taste of garlic and onion also added an irresistibly magnificent aspect to the pasta dish. We left the restaurant feeling an overwhelming sense of happiness and the profuse satisfaction of a night well spent, so I’d give the restaurant five stars.

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
Really enjoyed food and services.
By GrahamW. of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 12:36am [Dine in]

Me and wife really enjoyed our dinner at Chada Thai.
We ordered Chada Thai rolls and papaya salad to start. Padthai and beef mussaman curry were so delicious.
I have to thank you to my friends who recommend us and totally agree with them that this is one of the best Thai restaurants in lower mainland. The service was so good especially the young nice manager James,he is so nice and very informative.
We are so glad to found this place and definitely go back again soon.

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Matoi Sushi3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Cannot say enough good things!
By ffs of Port Coquitlam (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 2, 2012 - 7:02pm [Dine in]

Love, love, love this place!! Always fresh, always timely, always friendly service. Love my Pokey sticks at the end of the meal too!

The sashimi and sushi are excellent. The chef will even customize orders if you as nicely.
Love the Agedashi tofu....

We eat there almost once a week as it is... I think I could go almost every day to be honest.

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Tada Sushi931K Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
The best family night ever
By ramona of Coquitlam (Schoolhouse Street) (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

For those how did not visit this seclude , private and small restaurant , pls do so . I so good food , affordable by even a single mom or on income salary and is romantic to . The chef is cooking on spot , no frozen food or cold dishes are served. It is new renovate and is much beautifull now.
Ingredients feels in your mouth as fresh and tasty and not dnagerous at all. They have even for picky kids other food that can make them happy. Nice tea waiting for you until food arrives , music nice. All together is a wonderfull place to re date you husbunds or mates or to have a family reunion .

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Montana's Cookhouse2929 Barnet Hwy, #1046, Coquitlam
They won us back
By LadyQ of Coquitlam (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 4:07pm [Dine in]

I recently submitted a review about a horrible experience that we had here a few months back. We filled out the online experience form with a request not to be contacted and the manager sent us a gift card and asked us to please return again. Well we did and we were really happy with our experience. We both had ribs and they were delicious. Our server was excellent and there was only one obnoxious birthday party there that we actually didn't mind because we weren't already put off by crap service. Our server was actually excellent and we will be back there again when we get an appetite for ribs. Well done!

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
great food - poor management
By labellemangeure of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, February 27, 2012 - 6:47pm [Dine in]

Chada thai has been a great place to get thai for sometime now - the food is excellent. The menu is rather pricey and although some dishes are worth the money, other are a joke; $11.99 for three prawns is outrageous! It seems to the this place has a hard time keeping staff, not to sure why but everytime i dine here there is a new person, and this results in a lack of good service. Im not sure why it is so difficult but I've noticed since the chef past away, service has taken a drastic decline. When i first started here, it was almost impossible to get in, now it seems the place is constantly empty. With newer, cheaper thai restaurants poping up, Chada thai could use some stable staff, and perhaps slight adjustment to the prices.

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Cumpari Gelato & Caffe535 North Road, Coquitlam
A Longtime Favourite
By LadyQ of Coquitlam (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 11:55am [Dine in]

I started coming here just after this place opened in 2006 and it's been a favorite ever since. They have a very good selection of gelato (laughed when I read the review that claimed that they didn't - 20+ options not enough? Really?) and other deserts. I am a pretty picky eater and the only time that I was disappointed here was with the creme brûlée because it was not hard on top. Other than that, this place makes delicious deserts and drinks.
The service is what it is; counter service. Everyone is friendly and efficient and they don't mind waiting for you to decide between the various options. And even though this place tends to be very busy, it is also kept very clean.
The atmosphere is good and is definitely geared towards either a fun evening out with friends or a nice après movie stop. Their prices are a bit high and to be honest I can understand why. This area has a lot of students who like to order the cheapest items and then take up a table for hours to use wifi. High prices tend to deter this.
To be completely frank here, I do not understand the slew of bad reviews. And given how busy it usually is here, I'd guess that a lot of other people like this place too.

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Fulin Hot Pot Restaurant3025 Lougheed Hwy, #780, Coquitlam
Reasonable price for Hot Pot Lunch
By ThumperGirl of Burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 10:27pm [Dine in]

Just tried it today. Their lunch hot pots are from $9.90-$12.50. Dinnertime is AYCE.
Dinner is $19.98/Adult. $11.98 for 11 and under. Says on order sheet, 2 hr time limit for eating and
$3.00/plate for wasted food.

We, my husband, 12 year old son and I, ordered 2 hot pot lunches, Regular broth, (otherwise $5-$8 for
special broth). We got 1 dish of free sauce per order, otherwise, $1/sauce. The sesame sauce was ok, but
I thought it needed some more soy sauce (soy sauce is not available on the table, but chili sauces are!?)

I never had "Japanese Ponzu" sauce, so I ordered that. I don't know how it's suppose to taste but I thought it needed some more saltiness, too. Otherwise, the 2 lunch orders were enough to feed 2 adults and 1 child. The place looks like it is family run and it is very small. It can seat 3-6 on their small tables,but they only have 1 bigger, long table at the back (seats 10-12).

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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch3025 Lougheed Highway, #390, Coquitlam
Delicious but not without issues
By Eric Davis of Surrey , BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 6:42pm [Dine in]

The food was tasty but the ambience a little cafeteria like and quite expensive.

My wife went to the washroom to wash her hands and her return mentioned that there was no hot water. I also went to wash up before eating an noticed the same.

We both have experience in the food industry and know that shutting down on hot water is a common cost cutting measures by owners trying to save money.

I expressed my concerns through the company website only to have it diverted back to the franchise and told that it was looked into and that there were no issues noted.

I was in there last week and again couldn't help notice that there still wasn't any hot water. I let the tap run for about 2 minutes, still cold.

Although its a little pricey, I love the food I just wish that they would get their act together.

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Kam Ding Seafood Restaurant3021 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
Good all around
By royalsam of burnaby (47 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:26am [Dine in]

Old fashion dim sum with the carts and wait staff rushing around bringing orders and people to tables.
It's a fun atmosphere. The service was surprisingly good. They stopped by right away and kept doing so even asking me if I wanted hot sauce, something we all know almost never happens.
The food was pretty good, especially the ha gow and beef balls, although the bean curd and tripe were a little tasteless. At $3.00 a dish it's a deal.

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Kefi Greek Kouzina100 Schoolhouse St, #102, Coquitlam
A nice Valantine's dinner
By royalsam of burnaby (47 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:17am [Dine in]

We went early as, having been here before, we're aware there are service issues when the place is busy.
We just had lots of appies. All were fresh and tasty and priced fairly. The atmosphere is upbeat with Greek music and sports on tv. Service was very friendly but only mediocre and rated only two stars but I gave it three due to the apparent overwhelming rush of the Valantines crowd. When we left at 7:30 the place was jammed, the waitresses virtually at a run and the customers in for a long liesurely dinner, whether they liked it or not.

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Go Gung Korean BBQ1410 Parkway Blvd, #F1, Coquitlam
beautiful restaurant
By rickard of coquitlam bc (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

such a beautiful restaurant . the food is really tasty and flavorfull. i am not much into going to a restaraunt and having to cook my own food . but it is different and worth a try . but when you leave , be prepared to bring your clothing to a drycleaner as you will smell like a barbeque

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