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Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Worth going back
By pandapaw of coquitlam bc (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, February 3, 2012 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

Just had a wonderful time at this restaurant! Great food, great service and very reasonable prices. I read one of the reviews for the Greek Taverna, stating that the lamb was no good. Bull$#*% the lamb was delicious! The place was very busy on an early Friday night (always a good sign) I recommend that you reserve a table. The service was excellent even though the place was packed. I didn't received this good of service at the Boathouse, Port Moody and I paid more than twice as much for food that was half as good. I'll be going back again. Sincerely, Kevin.

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Good Friends535 Clarke Road, Coquitlam
My favorite korean restaurant
By 360 of Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

After looking at my average marks on food, I decided to write about my favorite korean restaurant. First, the service is superb. They recognize you only after coming maybe 2 times. This is why they call themselves Good Friends. They try to remember you. When they bring you the food, they say "enjoy!" and "thank you!" Atleast the usualy female server does. The food is very good and worth it. We usually have a wrap meal, which has lettuce, meat, rice, and a soup for less than $13. The kimbap is the best I've ever had in the Greater Vancouver area & not a lot of restaurants make kimbap. Our favorite is marinated beef. We also had calamari kimbap which was very interesting & tasty. Their seafood/beef tofu soup is pretty good, but not the most flavor. The side dishes are generously refilled & come decently portioned. Also, the side dishes have more variety than some places. The kimchi fried udon is so good! It's tasty & fried dry unlike Haroo. so wonderful. the only dish we don't like is the seafood pancake. It's not crispy enough. But there are tons of other dishes for you to choose from. The house is very quaint, with spacious couches. It's just too far of a drive for us unless it's a weekend. Also, Song, the owner, is very nice. Kamsamnida!

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Akari Japanese Restaurant3000 Lougheed Highway, #112, Coquitlam
One of My Favourite Restuarants!!!
By Jodi Jodi of North Delta, B.C. (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 5:36pm [Dine in]

This awesome restuarant is owned by koreans...which make the best stone rice in Greater Vancouver. It may be expensive, but it is worth it. The sashimi is fresh and the love boat combo has a variety of things including:
.sashimi
.sushi
.2 miso soups OR @ 2 salads
.shrimp
.other...

The restuarant is huge, and it is impossible for you to not have a seat, but the number of waiters/waitresses are not as surplus as the restuarant itself. The entrance is really nice because there is a small pond and huge rocks for you to sit on. There is also a tree.

This is one of the best restuarants for me.

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Matoi Sushi3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
upsetting
By ifarrell of Coquitlam, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 27, 2012 - 8:43am [Dine in]

We usually go to our favorite local sushi place which we love but with an upcoming birthday dinner being organized, thought we research somewhere new to try where the service might be a bit faster considering we'd have more people. I read the reviews on Matoi and was quite excited to try it. When we arrived there were only two other tables seated. It took us well over 10 minutes just to see a waitress. We finally placed our order and it was another 30 minutes before we received our food which was definately not outstanding. I ordered the seafood hot pot that was supposed to be full of seafood and fresh vegtables. The vegtables consisted of cabbage and a few carrot slices. As for seafood, it was tofu, chicken thigh, two small front legs of a crab, one itty bitty piece of salmon, two clams with grit and a bit of white fish (no idea what is was). I usually stick to rolls and sashimi but wanted to try something different. was not impressed. My husband and daughter also ordered food and again, poor quality. The rolls all fell apart and the fish wasn't of great quality. It usually costs us $35 dollars for dinner so when we received the $55 dollar bill, that was pretty much the last straw.

I don't usually right reviews but it's upsetting when you go somewhere expecting something superb only to be disappointed. I hope we just picked a poor night but it was enough that we won't going back.

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Golden Boot, The1028 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam
Not impressed
By butterfly75 of Coquitlam (9 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

I've heard good things about Golden Boot so I don't know if they were having an off night but my recent experience there was disappointing at best. We ordered a margarita pizza and I was hoping for an authentic Italian taste but it was basically just as good as a plain cheese pizza you'd get at Pizza Hut. There was nothing tasty about it at all. We also ordered a pasta dish which is what they're supposed to be famous for but it was one of the most disgusting things I've ever eaten. I don't think they put one grain of salt in the water--blech! Handmade or not handmade-pasta from right out of a box would have been much better.

I agree with other comments that the waiters tend to spend all their time with the regulars and barely have a smile for you if you're not. The ambiance is okay. They've expanded it so there are more tables and it's not so cramped in there as it once was.

Overall, there is nothing about The Golden Boot that would make me want to go there again.

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Cumpari Gelato & Caffe535 North Road, Coquitlam
Weak coffee but decent Gelato!
By HelloFoodie of Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 16, 2012 - 11:37am [Dine in]

Went to Cumparis for a late night visit with a friend and had a decent time. The selection of Gelato was smaller than what I am used to but they all looked good at least. I had the lemon, my favorite and enjoyed the tartness of it. I had a coffee too afterwards and was disappointed. Not only was it expensive for such a little thing, it was too weak as well. My friend agreed about the coffee. Maybe just stick with the gelato here.
Also, if you plan on going here, be warned it is quite busy with people just hanging out and chatting. Didn't see too much food on the tables but it is open later so a popular hangout I guess.

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Cumpari Gelato & Caffe535 North Road, Coquitlam
good place to hang out, avoid the food/coffee/gelato
By 22justin of vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

decent ambiance for coquitlam, but the prices are too high and the gelato/sandwiches/coffee is not good. stick to ordering a pop or something they dont have to make

i dont think they are too worried though as they seem to still get a lot of business

also dress warm if you plan to sit outside, there is no heat for the outside seating....

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Golden Boot, The1028 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam
big mehhh on food
By 22justin of vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 7:42pm [Dine in]

some of these reviews are laughable.....clearly some shill reviewing going on....

anywho, i live close by, am italian myself and familiar with all the top italian restaraunts downtown.....

tried this place a few times, havent been for a while, but from what i remember, the food is very munja cake ("italian food" made to suit non italians)....

for proper italian food, you really have to go into vancouver...... there are no quality options in the tricities....

had to say something especially after reading some of these reviews, which look very fake.

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Kefi Greek Kouzina100 Schoolhouse St, #102, Coquitlam
Kefi Greek Kouzina
By colleen may of coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:19am [Dine in]

We recently ate at Kefi Greek Kouzina, in Coquitlam. The food was fairly good, however, the rice was not hot.

The prices were slightly higher than most greek restaurants.

It was a little loud there. The bar is very close to the seating and the noise level from the bar is a little too much. If you go there, do ask to be seated as far from the bar as possible!

I found it a little odd, as we both ordered meals and we both were to each recieve a salad. When the salad came we were told that it was a salad to share. Why did we not get our own bowls? Now here we were dividing it up onto our side plates. Very unusual!!!!

Then, when our tzanziki came, we only got 1 very small container, but we got our 1 pita bread each. I had to ask for our the second tzanziki. Again, very odd! Why would we only get 1 small portion of tzanziki when each of our meals came with bread and tzanziki.

Futhermore, my water should have been refilled and it wasn't!

I may give it one more chance????

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
The Best Japanese Restaurant
By ahjay of Surrey , B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 13, 2012 - 4:09pm [Dine in]

This has got to be the best Japanese restaurant ever! We usually order the spicy salmon sashimi don and it's orgasmic. It is VERY spicy so if you can't handle it, you can request them to make it less spicy. The sushi boat is very good however, the portions is a bit less when it comes to the price. They have many special/exotic sushi rolls that you just have to try. I tried to fried california roll and it was delicious. The cream cheese roll was very good too.

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Golden Boot, The1028 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam
As good as it gets
By Chicklet of West Vancouver (20 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

I have tried everything on their menu. I am now a few pounds bigger, a great deal happier and an expert on Italian food. Honestly the canneloni has me humming while I eat it. It's a good thing that they expanded so we can get a seat whenever we arrive. The salads and pizza have already been described and I will affirm that they are spectacular. I appreciated them more tonight than any other time after a very bad Italian meal in another restaurant. Don't bother going anywhere else. This is as good as it gets.

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Sushi Mori2565 Barnet Hwy, #26, Coquitlam
new management not an improvement
By IVdS of Port Moody (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:33pm [Dine in]

We were puzzled that our experiences at Sushi Mori were so below par lately. Gone are the good size portions, the little free appies (which were such a nice touch) and gone are the friendly, efficient waitresses. In its place we found small portions and a disorganized kitchen. I hope the new owners are developing a whole new base to draw their customers from because the regulars will not be coming back when asked to pay the same for far less....

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Austin Heights Pizza1126 Austin Ave, #B, Coquitlam
Great pizza at a good price
By k-dawg73 of Burnaby (67 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 9, 2012 - 9:09pm [Take-out]

We just moved to the Central Coqutialm area from Burnaby 3 weeks ago and wanted to find out the good pizza places to order from. I'm glad to say that Austin Heights Pizza is a definite keeper. I ordered 3 medium, 3 topping pizzas for $23.99 + taxes. The pizzas were really good, great sauce, lots of toppings and cheese. The crust is really good, not too thick and not too thin, with a bit of a sour tang to it, which is nice. It's a bit on the oily side, but I think that is due to the copious amount of cheese on each pizza. I'm used to great pizza places in Burnaby like Viva Sue and Beethoven's and I would put Austin Heights right up there with those aforementioned places. It's not much too look at, as it is strictly a take out joint. Parking can be a bit of a nightmare, but there are 2 designated parking spots directly in front of the store. Definitely recommended.

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Jimoco Cafe1046 Austin Avenue, Unit A, Coquitlam
Fair deal if you're hungry
By FoodMan99 of Surrey , B.C. (66 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:32am [Dine in]

Jimoco will give you two pasta plates for the price of one, so you'll be more than able to load up on all the pasta you want, if Jimoco pasta is indeed what you want. You get what you pay for, like with most things. Cheap eats with a buy one get one discount? Cheap ingredients with, albeit, large portions. Besides that, the place is pretty average in general. It is always crowded (since it only has about 10 tables) without any real ambiance. Maybe you'd enjoy it if you're bringing a few friends or you're planning on buying more than one pasta plate to get in on their deal. Otherwise, skip it. You can get a much better plate of pasta for the $15 or so they charge anywhere else in the city.

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Tada Sushi931K Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
Amazing and excellent sushi
By jellifish of Coquitlam (Schoolhouse Street) (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 11:46am [Take-out]

i ordered some sushi and sashimi and tataki for pick up.
i wasnt hungry that much and i ordered a caterpillar roll for myself and
my the other friends got enough foods for themselves.
actually, their price was so cheap and i didnt expect the quality of their foods
so i didnt order enough for me.
however... when i tasted the caterpillar roll, it was amazing.
i cant believe how they can offer such a nice quality sushi with such a low
price.
all of my friends loved tada sushi's foods and i regreted to order only one
item because once i ate the sushi i became hungry.
i will order tada sushis foods soon again. a lot of food next time.
thanks tada sushi!!

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Jimoco Cafe1046 Austin Avenue, Unit A, Coquitlam
Good Cheap eats
By millar of New Westminster, Vancouver (77 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:30am [Dine in]

From the "no frills cafe" description I was expecting a brightly lit, formica table diner but this is really a very comfortable restaurant with lots of cozy booths. We had about a 15 minute wait for a table. Staff is friendly, I only saw two waitresses , but they kept things moving smoothly.

So the big deal is the two for one pasta special. You buy two of the twenty some choices and pay for the more expensive one. You get a full size plate of food and the pasta is very good. A little more garlic and spice than other Italian restaurants, but I like that. I had the linquini with clams and my partner had the penne forno. Both were very good. We had a 1/2 litre of red wine and shared a Gelato dessert. Total bill with tip was $46. Really that is hard to beat.

The restaurant was full and almost all the customers in this Italian restaurant were Asian which struck me as kind of neat -- an only in Vancouver thing.

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
The best in town
By Hania of Port Moody, bc (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 8:13pm [Dine in]

Recommended - Nice, clean restaurant, excellent food, great ambiance, absolutely gorgeous.

Food - very delicious, always very fresh, big portions.

My favourite dish is chicken santorini and my husband's favorite dish is lamb souvlaki. Also, we highly recommend their kalamari.

Personally, I think that this is the best Greek restaurant - if not overall restaurant - in town.

In general, it is very hard for us to change our orders because of the incredible taste and quality of the fantastic dishes mentioned above. However, we have also tried the chicken souvlaki and roast lamb, which were also amazing. Honestly, there are no words to explain their taste because "great" or "delicious" is simply not enough.

Our children (who are all adults now) and all the friends we have brought with us to the restaurant all share the same opinion as we do.

I'm 100% sure that My Greek Taverna at Brunette Ave in Coquitlam is one of the best in town and, as a result, we recommend it for anyone who likes good, prepared food, and a clean and wonderful atmosphere.

Service - is always attentive, very friendly.

Ambiance and value - the prices seem very reasonable, especially considering the generous portions they provide. The place is beautiful decorated and makes you feel like you are in a restaurant in Thessalloniki or Athens. Best of all, it's much cheaper than a flight!

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Sushi Town2773 Barnet Hwy, #28, Coquitlam
Yummy Take-Out
By KR. of Coquitlam, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 12:57pm [Take-out]

I always go in for take-out, I've never dined in. Each time the restaurant is quite busy, their is never any parking out front. I always park in the "No Parking" zones when i run in to get my order. I'm a Salmon roll addict, yum! The salmon is always fresh, seeing as how its always so busy; i assume they must get food shipments regularly. The dynamite roll isn't bad either. The restaurant is nothing fancy, the prices are great, but the wait staff not so much. Quick, and quiet on the phone, and not friendly when i come in to pick up my orders.

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Wings Restaurants & Pubs345 North Road, Coquitlam
Good Late Night Snack
By whysoimplicit of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 2:45am [Dine in]

Came after a night of recreational badminton with 4 of my friends on a Friday night. It was around 10-10:30 ish and the restaurant was still full. We didn't wait for very long and was promptly seated at a booth. The server greeted us within 2 minutes and asked if we heard the specials and then asked if we were ready for our drink order. When our drinks came, we ordered our food, and the food got to our table in less than 10 minutes.
We ordered 1 lb of wings, a pasta, and the shared platter to try. For the 1 lb, we had the Canadian Maple Bourbon flavour and it was quite good. It smelled lightly of maple syrup and the wings were juicy. The pasta was a BYOP and we chose Fettucine Alfredo Prawn and it was surprisingly decent. The shared platter had more than 6 different things on it, and it was a good portion. The service was also very attentive, which surprised me because I have heard many bad reviews before. When the bill came, it was pretty legit for 5 people, no one paid more than $15. The only downside was the bathroom and its horrible smell. Overall the experience was pretty good. If you were disappointed in the past, you may want to try this place again!

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
over spiced
By knothead of Burnaby (20 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 6:34pm [Dine in]

Was into this location a few weeks back to try the wood cooked flatbread was told to try the tandori chicken version. It looked nice a bit small in size for the $14 price tag. The beard had a nice crunch but unfortunatly all I could taste was the chutney and cilantro. I could not see much chicken let alone taste it. Very disapointed over all evem more so when I had to pay $6 for a beer. At $10 and less spice and more chicken I would have been happier.

Service was good very friendly no one appeared to be sitting around all staff was moving and working to keep guests happy. Nice set up with the exception of the entrance to the parking lot you can easily take the first entrance that will bring you to a differnet complex. I personally have driven past this location 100's times but the road sign really does not stand out too well in that location. In any case I will keep on passing by in the future.

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