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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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:
.2 miso soups OR @ 2 salads
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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????
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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
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!!
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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|6.||Chada Thai Fine Cuisine|
|7.||Akari Japanese Restaurant|
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