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Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
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 (4 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 (46 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 (46 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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Sushi Mori2565 Barnet Hwy, #26, Coquitlam
New Fav Sushi Place
By kimboslice of Port Coquitlam, B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

Last Saturday my Mom and I were driving around Coquitlam knowing that we wanted Sushi but couldnt decide where to go so thought we would drive until we saw one that caught our eye....Boy am I ever glad we found Sushi Mori!!

We went for lunch and were immediately greeted and given free miso soups (not very common anymore), the inside of this place is awesome, fake cherry blossom trees (not tacky), very clean, great vibe and unique seating and dishes. All the staff were super, spoke English well, came by frequently to asked if we had made a choice or asked if we had any questions, filled our drinks before even getting emptied. Food came out fast and was AMAZING...the prices are that of any other sushi place but is so much better, fresh, warm, good portions...great seafood. I eat sushi out once or twice a week and this is by far my fav place. All finished up with a yum yum chocolate with the bill and all of them saying Thank you and Good bye as you left :) I went back less than a week later.

Yum yum yum!

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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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