So we decided to head out to the Sammy J 's in Burnaby for UFC on Saturday nite and was in shock that they were closed. This was our ususal UFC spot. Good food specials and a great atmosphere.. We had a gift card that we wanted to use so we made a trek out to the Coquitlam location. Nice location.. I like the way the lounge is seperated from the restautrant. We ended up sitting in the lounge of course to watch the fights.. So lets go over the night.. Food - was great, you gotta try the twisted tails and their steak bites and as a main course Jays Smoothered Chicken was grrrrrreat. (Juicy and tasty) Service - Olivia was our server and she was good. We never had an empty glass nor ever neglected ( I like that in a server) Atmosphere - full lounge, nice buzz, alot of friendly customers. The whole experience was good. Also noticed the GM from Burnaby was working their and he recognized us .. That was cool he remembered us..Props to you and thanks you for the shots... Our friends have decided this was our new UFC spot ... Reminder to anyone who checks this place out on a UFC, they do get very packed in the lounge...
Went to this place to kill a sushi craving. Ordered a few rolls and some sashimi to go. There was one guy working who couldn't speak enough English to understand what "sashimi" is. Patiently I waited 30 minutes for him to make the food (which shouldn't have taken more than 10). Before ringing in my order he opened the to-go box and proceeded to rifle through my food with his fingers showing me my order. When it came time to pay I handed him my credit card. Stunned and without being able to communicate, he had absolutely no idea what to do with the card or how the machine worked. I then handed him my bank card which he was finally able to swipe...or so I thought. I was half way home and the guy was running up behind me pointing at a receipt. Due to his own inability to use a debit machine, the transaction didn't go through. At this point I would expect most people in the service industry to let the $20.00 slide given the ridiculous wait time and inconvenience but this guy literally tracked me over a block away. So I went back (lunch and dog in tow) and, again, handed the guy my bank card. He was on the phone with someone and the machine was clearly tampered with and not working by this point. After another 5 minutes of standing there waiting to pay my $20.00 bill (for the second time) I left the food on the counter and walked out.
Until the person(s) who run this place can figure out the importance of punctual, friendly service, how to use their payment system and basic English, I would stay far far away. I will never return!
An awkward location, yet on a saturday night it was pretty happening.
Upon entering, we were seated within 5 mins- Albeit our table was small and could barely fit our party of 5's eating plates. We were nonetheless seated promptly.
We ordered pineapple fried rice, prawn curry, pad Thai and seafood curry to share. The plates the dishes arrived on were huge! But the curry dishes have the same sauces and fillers just different meats. The only thing I really liked was the fact that they quick and very attentive.
The taste of the food wasn't bad. However, it's something I could have done at home with store bought sauces. Granted you get what you pay for. This Thai place is practically the only Thai restaurant in like a 5 block radius. I still expected a bit better. For our dishes we paid about $45 not including tip.
Service here is great! But if you're here because you want to try really good thai food. I would choose another place.
This is my alllll time favorite Viet place to go to for Pho!!! Their beef pho is the star but I also love their seafood pho! Light flavorful broths and tender meats. Perfect pho! We always eat here with my significant other's parents! There are always a bunch of other vietnamese people eating there too - that should say something! Broth and noodles are perfect.
Small bowls I can finish fine. Medium bowls when I'm starving. Large bowls are always a mistake for me when my eyes are bigger than my stomach.
Take out is fantastic too! They pack everything neatly and tightly and everything thrown together at home is *almost* just as good as eating it at the restaurant. I love their spring rolls as well!
Our sports team showed up on a Sunday afternoon. THere was about 20 of us and they were totally bewildered? Like they were not accustomed to having customers. They could not accommodate such a larege party. They had no staff. Seriously that's what the "manager" said. HE tried his best to discourage us but for some reason one person kept insisting. Would they have freaked out if 4 groups of 5 had wandered in. Why the heck would you not expect customers unless you suck?
We had to wait 15 minutes and the restaurant was empty but they finally got it together. If it were up to me I would have left the second they appeared not to want us.
Anyway the service was fine considering they had "no staff" . Some of the meals got mess up or were slow but it was alright. I was stunned at the number of fries that came with each burger - about 8. No kidding. They ask later if anyone wants more but who's going to say yes when most others don't
At the end the manager came up to one person, handed him his card and admonished him to "call ahead" next time. Like we would come back.
We went here for the first time on Sunday, had to wait in line for about 15 mins. My partner had the eggs benny and I had eggs with sausage, that came with lots of fried potato wedges & toast. I found the scrambled eggs a bit too runny and soft, I prefer Ihop/Denny eggs that have a more heavier texture. The eggs benny was about $12.00 but there was lots (almost too much) fresh fruit: half a banana, half a kiwi, half an orange, apple slices, a wedge of pineapple & cantalope, a strawberry and lots of fried potatos. We were full after eating that but not sure if will return since they don't serve pancakes here and lunch is not an option on the weekends...
First of all....I am assuming the only reason the food was bad was because the service was bad. It took long for someone to take our order. we alomost left. we shouldve left. we ordered and that took long. when we got our meals they were cold. and the steak was dried out and cold, We ended up not eating most of it. I think we all lost our appetites. A family of 4. Table 32 - 6 pm October 22, 2011. It was not worth the expense for our hard earned money. was definately a big let down.
This place is a great midweek dinner spot as well as a solid breakfast joint. The menu is ridiculously large and offers something for everyone. Don't go in expecting to be blown away and you will end up pleasantly surprised. We typically go for a baked pasta dish which are always tasty. Portions are large with most entrees being served with salad and garlic toast. If you stick to house favorites, you wont leave unhappy. Seating is all booths which is cozy. Recent renovations have increased the ambiance. Well placed TV's, cheap eats, and regular drink specials make for a solid place to enjoy the game or Sunday golf over brunch.
I frequent Wendy' drive through nearly everyday. For a couple of reasons: 1) it is 2 blocks from my house and 2) i love their salads, I have purchased a Baja Salad frequently replacing the chili with grilled chicken., then one day, they tell me they can not do it. And I say, they have been doing it all the time. And they say it costs too much and I say well,what about customer service- why don't you charge for the difference that the chicken costs and keep your chili... the "manager" said we can do it... cost is full price of a chicken and you get the chili...???? OMG what is it with these people? I am more than willing to pay the 2 dollar increase for the chicken but why chg e 3.50 and make me take the chili... gawd have merci on us... these people know NOTHING about customer service.... its to bad they lost me as a loyal customer of a freaking piece of chicken... I spend at least 10-15$ a day there... x 7 days this about 70-105 dollars a week.... approx 500/month... wow they freaking lost a lot when they refused to embrace customer service... I am taking my business elsewhere.... sad state of affairs.
i went there last week which is my first time to be there. wow so busy there.(i dont expect that busy, have to wait 20 mins to get a table.) the food is ok. i ordered saltfish fried rice with ice milk tea. that's is not the best in town but is about the average. (but is ok with that cheap price.) the ice milk tea is good taste but too much milk in it. i think i will go there to fill up my stomach again if i go to coquitlam.
It is rare to have a real, seasoned chef prepare simple items at such reasonable prices, yet Soup Plus seems to offer exactly that.
I ventured into this small shop at recommendation of a well known chef / friend who heartily endorses the joint, and my god he was right! The owner is a well seasoned chef who recently opened (or took over Soup Plus) and transformed it into a humble spot that serves food foodies will recognize as truly special and rare.
In a city crawling with food spots, it is still a rare occasion to find such excellent quality of homemade dishes, prepared with care and attention to detail.
The meatloaf is meaty, and sings with all the vegetables - a tower of delight on a homemade sub or nestled between two crisp slices. The Big Louie is lipsmacking good, moist and delicate, allowing the slices of beef to engage the pallet.
The salads are made with simple yet well-balanced balsamic vinegar dressing, and the toasted sandwiches are a respite for a cheese lover.
Any dish you encounter on the menu is prepared by the hospitable owner, and no matter what you order, you will not be disappointed.
I trek from Vancouver whenever I can just to sit in this humble cafe and indulge my appetite. I only wish they could be a little closer. A little eatery that truly packs a punch!
I hadn't been to a Keg in over 20 years. Mainly because I'm not a huge steak eater. We were given a gift card from a friend, so we decided to give the new Coquitlam location a try.
Parking was nice. They share the parking lot with the Bestbuy, so there's plenty of space.
We were greeted by 3 friendly staff as we entered, and were lucky enough to get the last table for 2 for the evening.
The decor is modern and new, but was a bit on the dim side. I guess some prefer the mood lighting. The bathrooms were a little worse, as they seemed quite eery in the dim lighting.
Our waitress was friendly and efficient, and gave us the specials, as well as details on how their menu worked. I ordered the Filet Minion meal, which came with a 7oz filet minion steak wrapped in applewood smoked bacon, veggies, and a side (I chose fries). My wife ordered the Prime Rib with tiger prawns, with a double baked potato. We shared a caeser salad. There was also complimentary sour dough bread which seemed like it had just come out of the oven.
Everything was amazing. Fresh, cooked to perfection. The filet minion almost melted in my mouth, and was seasoned just right. My wife's prime rib was also very moist and tender, and was excellent with the provided sauces (au juice and horse radish paste). The tiger shrimp were crisp and not overcooked. The tangy fruity dipping sauce for them was refreshing, but not overly sweet.
Price wise, as expected everything is a bit on the higher side, but well worth every penny for the quality of the food. Total for the 2 of us with no drinks, appies or desserts was $85. Not your regular night out, but certainly worthwhile for a special night out.
Overall very impressed, and will return again for another special day!
I don't know why I kept going BACK to this place. I think it was just because it was cheap, and variety. After a while, it started to appeal to me that this food was gutter food. So many things we ordered.... deserved questioning.
"What FLAVOUR is this?"
"Is this EDIBLE?"
"This looks GROSS"
Not to mention the horrendous service. The one guy with the long hair and glasses kept strutting around the place like he was the boss or something. SLAMMING our food on the table. THANKS for the 2 hour left out pre-made rolls guys. Not to mention when you gave us this weird yellow pickle roll...
All you can eat lunch. I'd rather pay more money to get something I could digest. And have friendly service.
I want to light this place on fire and write in gas on the pavement and light in flames "SUI SHA YA? SUI SHA NO!"
Thanks for the JELL-O....with a SPOON STUCK IN IT.
I have been here a few times since it has opened. I have never been disappointed. I usually get the chicken donair but have also tried the beef. The meat is always very juicy and delicious. They are also not stingy on filling. My boyfriend got the Sultan Siza and couldn't even finish it! And can he ever eat! The ambiance is nothing to rave about. The huge tv is kind of strange as well. The service is fine. My only complaint regarding the service is that the women working behind the counter are not friendly and don't look very happy to be there!
Quality of food is poor; it's overpriced, and the manager doesn't seem to care whether we return or not. The chipotle chicken caesar wrap barely had any chicken in it ... hardly worth the $10.49 they charge for it. When we advised the manager, she claimed they weigh the chicken and only offered to take 15% off our bill.
Stumbled across this restaurant while taking my dog to the nearby vet. I wish I had known about it sooner!
Rice/noodle dishes are tasty, about what you'd expect from any number of Vietnamese places, but what really sets Eat Well above is their Pho and the overall value you get for your money.
I'd compare the Pho at this little hole in the wall with the Pho at the now legendary Pho Tam in Surrey--it's that good!
For those in the Tri-Cities area, there is (IMO) no better place to get your Pho fix.
I have been to Copa Cafe on Cambie St Vancouver a few times and their food and service was fine to me. This was my first time to visit the one in Coquitlam, and my experience was a 5 Star... MINUS!!!
The environment is more to the high-end decorated, which is comfortable. I ordered a "afternoon tea menu" of laksa with deep fried pork chop, which is $9.95! If you have been to many other Hongkongese style cafes, you should know that those "afternoon tea menus" are commonly priced as $6-7, or $8 maximum. For a $9.95 afternoon tea dish (not dinner) in Coquitlam (not Vancouver DT), I expected the dish shouldn't be bad at all. However, very ridiculously, the soup base tasted salty but nothing more, and it smelled a tiny bit of rotten coconut. The bowl only contained plain thin rice noodles (vermicelli) and some bean sprouts and green onions, but usually there are dried bean curds in laksa, some have boiled egg in half too. The pork chop didn't over cooked, yet it's very lean and non-juicy (not the usual bone-in type). The iced tea with milk ($1 extra for the iced beverage) tasted no tea at all but like water with milk. A male server (dressed like a manager, with glasses) came to collect the empty bowl with a strong scent of cigarette smoke!
Was that my problem or what? But I will never go there again!
Came here with a good friend and tried their Nabeyaki Udon, an Unagi roll and a dinner box, which consisted of California roll, beef tempura, salad, miso soup, tempura and some kind of fried wonton. While everything was super fresh, as most authentic Japanese Restaurants are, I was a bit disappointed with the salty California roll and only okay tempura. Don't get me wrong, the cooked food is good, but left me wanting more. I heard that their sashimi is the best, so I hope to try that next time when I don't have a diet restriction. =( Service is friendly enough, but they didn't refill our tea at all. Restaurant is decent sized and clean. I hope I can give it another chance next time, because it's quite rare to find good authentic Japanese places in the tri-cities =)
We had dinner here for the first time on a Saturday night. This is a newer Keg and the atmosphere with the lights turned down low was very nice. We had made reservations for 2 and were seated at a nice sized booth behind a giant barrel which they have throughout the restaurant. Our servers were polite, friendly and helpful throughout the evening. We decided to have the 10 oz classic prime rib dinner and a regular 10 oz prime rib. I like my prime rib medium and it was seasoned and cooked to perfection as always with a nice pink color and it melted in our mouths with just the right amount of marbling. I had fries with it but next time will get a baked potato instead. The au jus and warm bread was good too. It was my boyfriend's birthday so he got a free Billy Miner pie (mocha ice cream drizzled in caramel sauce & sliced almonds in a chocolatey wafer crust). It was large enough to share and quite refreshing. When we have a craving for prime rib we always go back to the Keg...
My Partner and i were out in Coquitlam for dinner, and felt like Greek. So we decided to try out Kefi. We hearld it was good by some friends of ours. It was a friday nite and the place was busy. We ordered 2 appys and it took forever!!. A good 30 mins tops, For calamari and greek salad. The calamari was very over cooked and swimming in oil. I sampled the greek salad that was oily and slimy. On to the mains 2 roasted lambs. Warning never order this on a busy day, it took close to an hour for our mains to come to the table. And not once did the waitress come over and refill our drinks. The lamb was awful. Over cooked very tough and not folk tender. As mentioned it would be. Maybe next time we will go downtown and go to Takis.
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|6.||Chada Thai Fine Cuisine|
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