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Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Foggy Dew Irish Pub405 North Road, Coquitlam
Really bad service
By swordth of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 1:03pm [Dine in]

Waitress brought us some stale nachos and dip that could only be described as resembling stale dog vomit mixed with cheese, and we figured it was complementary (which isn't unreasonable given how it looked). We ate it anyways, only to found out that it didn't belong to us 30 minutes after it was brought to us. The waitress then came over, blaming us for their mistake, and made a big scene about it. Apparently them confusing the orders of different groups, and taking half and hour to figure it out is a mistake on our part. She didn't even give us a chance to explain the situation, or offer to pay for it. Instead she just gave us a guilt trip, and ignored us for the rest of the night.

Burger was soggy, drinks were poorly made, "spinach dog vomit dip" was bland, waitress was rude. Sad to see the Foggy Dew go from good to awful.

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Me-N-Ed'S Pizza Parlor1121 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
Only with a coupon
By royalsam of burnaby (47 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 9, 2011 - 10:53am [Dine in]

And maybe not even then. The good is that their Greek salad is great and certainly fairly priced. Service was fine and the young lady pleasant. But the pizza was just awful. A large was about $27.00 and even with a 50% off coupon wasn't worth it. My wife, who seems never to complain about anything and who previously liked the pizza here thought it was the absolutely worst pizza she'd ever had. The crust had to be previously made and frozen. Then they burned it and forgot (?) the tomato sauce. Toppings were minimal and tastless (that's the only part we could eat). The place was almost empty at 6 pm. It's easy to see why. I don't think it was just a bad day. Go elsewhere.

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Coquitlam Grill, The2635 Barnet Hwy., #108, Coquitlam
Good weekend breakfast place - but not today!
By JoanC of coquitlam bc (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 4:57pm [Dine in]

We went to Coquitlam Grill for breakfast this morning (Sept. 4/11). We enjoy going there with our friends from time to time and as a general rule, the service is fairly good and the meals come in a timely fashion, but today was a disaster. The previous review by dottak is our story also (we were with them), so I won't repeat it, but I have to say that we were all disappointed (not to mention "hungry"!) today with this restaurant and when we left, we still weren't sure where our waitress disappeared to!

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Coquitlam Grill, The2635 Barnet Hwy., #108, Coquitlam
Walked out after an hour wait
By dottak of Coquitlam, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 2:39pm [Dine in]

I'm sorry to write this review because on previous visits to this restaurant the service and food have been good.

We were seated after waiting 15 minutes and were asked right away if we want drinks. The 4 of us ordered coffee and one orange juice. We got our coffee in a reasonable time but no orange juice. We waited, and waited. After 3 cups of coffee and not seeing our waitress again, we asked the coffee girl to check on our orders.

A party of about 12 people came in and within 15 minutes were brought their food. We were still waiting. Still no waitress in sight. After waiting 50 to 60 minutes we decided to leave. Another table near us had complaints about the length of time it took to get their food and the length of time it took to pay.

Granted it was a long weekend and maybe they were short staffed but waiting an hour is not ok.

My friend did mention to the coffee girl, because we couldn't find out waitress, that we were leaving. She did say she mentioned to the waitress about the enquiry we had made. My friend did leave $5 to pay for the coffees.

Not sure if we will try this place again or not.

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New Szechuan Restaurant511 Cottonwood Avenue, #1, Coquitlam
Dine in, don't get take out
By MikeD of Coquitlam (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:43pm [Dine in]

We ate here twice. The first time, we ate in the restaurant. The food and service were very good. We enjoyed all the dishes. In fact, we were considering making this our new regular Chinese restaurant.

A few weeks later, we tried it again. For some reason, they feel they can make a lower quality food for take out customers. The Sichuan green bean dish was a total disaster. It had a weird salty taste, was not spicy at all, and the beans were badly overcooked. We threw it out. All other dishes were also unimpressive.

We may eat here again, but only to dine in.

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Cactus Club Cafe101 Schoolhouse Street, #110, Coquitlam
First time here, loved it
By KarenM526 of Langley, B.C (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 9:48pm [Dine in]

Having never been here before, we didn't know what to expect concerning menu, prices, atmosphere, etc. Hubby's boss goes here all the time and raves about it, so thought we'd give it a try since we were in the area. The server was polite, sweet, and knowledgable, and got our order exactly right. We ordered the fish tacos and the special of the night, short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes. The fish tacos were superb! Hubby's beef was fork tender. Such a delicious and satisfying meal, wow! All in all, great food and we would come back again.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House228 Schoolhouse Street, #14, Coquitlam
Bigger, Brighter Location
By kewpiebaby of Vancouver (200 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:46pm [Dine in]

This new location near Silvercity is much better than Pinetree and North Road combined. The restaurant is cleaner, larger and roomier. Even the regular pho dishes taste much better here. We've been many times to their other locations, but we like this one the best, not sure why it's so different, perhaps they are playing musical chefs? Hopefully this location will be able to maintain its quality and quantity to keep it solid and good.

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C-Lovers Fish & Chips555 Clarke Road, #8, Coquitlam
Yummies in our tummies!!
By WeekendChef of Burnaby (45 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 11:40am [Dine in]

Discovered this company initially at English Bay during the fireworks with a take out order (very good!) and when hubby had a hankering for fish and chip again, we looked them up again. We found the Coquitlam location was on our errands path and stopped in for lunch a couple of weeks ago. A small location from the storefront but spacious once you get inside with not too many tables squished together. Lots of room. It was clean and airy as well, without the heavy odor of grease hanging in the air. Nothing fancy but definitely clean and very pleasant

We opted for the $11.99 all you can eat option which comes with bottom-less pop. Quick service with a smile, even though she seemed to be the only server on at lunch time that day but you'd never know if she was stressed. She was friendly, had an easy smile on her face and didn't rush us at all. Beverages were refreshed when there was maybe 1/4 glass left and offers of more fish (and fries) when there was 1 piece left on our plates ensuring our plates and cups were never empty. We went a second time last light with a friend and even this we got there a half hour before their closing time (didn't realize they closed at 8pm), we had the same friendly service from the same server.

The fish was fresh and served piping hot,.. same with the fries, done as they're ordered. Crispy without being burnt and not dripping with oil or tasting heavy. Tartar sauce that I believe is made in-house and just yummy! The guys tore though a lot of tartar sauce with their fish and we all left with full tummies but not feeling weighted down.

Would we go again? Absolutely and I'm sure in the very near future!

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Coquitlam Grill, The2635 Barnet Hwy., #108, Coquitlam
Don't waste your time!
By PoMoMom of Port Moody BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

My husband, 2 year old daughter and I went for breakfast one morning on a weekend, the restaurant wasn't that busy. It took almost an hour to get our breakfast we ordered (typical bacon and eggs, nothing special).
It took almost 30 minutes just to get the waitress to our table to get to order! and to top it off, I asked for a glass of water FOUR times, and it never did come. Then at the end, the waitress says, "Oh, you never got your water"... yeah - no kidding. Don't waste your time especially if you're short on time thinking you'll get a quick breakfast here. Food isn't anything that special either...

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Coquitlam Grill, The2635 Barnet Hwy., #108, Coquitlam
Terrible owner; needs to be educated on what a family restaurant means!
By badtaste of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

Our family has gone to the restaurant half doz times at least, found the food decent and the servers AMAZING; hence the reason we come back. We have a 2yr boy and they all spent time chatting it up with him and he always enjoyed all the attention of course which made our experience delightful as parents. If you're a parent you know what I mean. I recently had another baby boy and we decided we would go for dinner and show him off. He’s 5 weeks at the time which is Fri Aug 12. He is a perfect baby; very happy and we have taken him to plenty of other restaurants with no problems. half way through our meal I finish feeding him and he needs to be burped; so off he goes to dad to do the burping and he is a little fussy, he is not screaming his face off turning purple etc ect, just a bit whiny because he needs to burp. The OWNER comes over right away and is standing over us asking if everything is ok and that he is getting complaints from customers that our baby is interrupting their meals, and that he needs to think of them because they are spending big money there as he put it. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. We were given our bill, our food packed up, and our son the 2yr old missed out on his dessert that came with his kid’s meal that we ordered from their kids menu.

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Soup Plus1102 Austin Ave., Coquitlam
Awkward lunch date
By industryjunkie of Coquitlam, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 12, 2011 - 5:41pm [Dine in]

My husband and I just moved into the area and so are trying out new places to find a good meal. Both of us work in the food and service industry and find that even though we like simple food, you cannot find a lot of places out there that offer just an awesome soup and sandwich.

We have driven by Soups Plus a couple times and decided to try it out. I really bealieve in little local hole in the wall restaurants and was hoping this could be a little secret place near our house, however I found the food pretty plain and salty. I have read reviews for this restaurant and was preety surpirsed to hear about the friendly man who chats a lot and offers soup samples. We were not talked to at all, except to be told to order our sandwiches to the man running the shop. A sign would of made their pay later idea less awkward, and though I get the idea behind it, I don't feel it necessary. My husbands sandwich was very overpowering, he had the louisianna po'boy. The meat was microwaved, and covered in sauce so you basically were just eating a sauce sandwich. I had the club stacker, and while the bread was amazing the chicken was marinated or dressed way to salty and really dried out. Our soups while good, left some room for doubt in the homemade department, mostly due to the viscosity and shallow (instead of depth of ) flavour. Home made cream of mushroom soup should be a darker colour and have a heavyness to it from the cream. The atmosphere was weird..there were random people coming in and out, all the light fixures were different and the music was cbc radio playing opera and news. All those things you would believe would make a charming quaint place, but didn't really add to an overall atmosphere at all. We will not be going back, and will be on the lookout for another soup and sandwich shop.

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Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar2991 Lougheed Highway, #32, Coquitlam
A Great Experience
By Ila Appleby of burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 8, 2011 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

A friend and I met for lunch today at Mr. Mike's. We were seated immediately by a very pleasant young lady after being given several choices of where to sit. Our server was with us right away and took our drink orders and explained some new features on the menu. We both drank ice water all the way through lunch and never once had to ask for a refill--our server was on the ball and kept our glasses full.

We shared the crab/shrimp stuffed mushroom caps/garlic toast and they were absolutely delectable.
My friend ordered the chicken/roasted red pepper quesadilla with salad and I ordered the soup/sandwich/salad. We both thought the salad dressing was delicious and the salad fresh. My lunch partner really enjoyed her quesadilla as well. My sandwich of ham, Swiss cheese, and tomato on a piece of baguette was excellent and the garlic aioli was "to die for". The clam chowder was disappointing as it was hard to find any clam meat and there were far too many potatoes in it but I had enough food that I didn't really miss eating the soup.

The food and service were excellent and the prices are very reasonable.
I will recommend this restaurant to friends and I will certainly return for another meal.
Thank-you!
IA

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Matoi Sushi3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Worst Sushi Ever!!!!
By cookiegirl of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

I recently took my family from out of town to Matoi sushi based on the previous reviews and one previous visit. Everything has changed since our last visit. The food was ok, nothing spectacular. We went on a Sunday night. Service was extremely slow and they seemed understaffed. The reason why I said this is the WORST sushi place was that the portion size was a joke. I've never experienced such small portion at a sushi place. For example, a california roll at any sushi restaurants will have at least 6 pieces but this place only gave you 4 and they were the smallest 4 pieces I've ever seen. Two orders combined together will barely equal to one order from any other sushi restaurants. I'm NOT JOKING here! There were 5 of us that night. We ordered vegetable tempura and our order came with 4 medium pieces and 1 tiny piece of green bean. In addition, the beef ribs that we ordered only had 2 pieces and they were also the tiniest pieces I've ever seen. I was so embarrassed in the end and I will NEVER EVER go back to this place! If you want your value or just simply want decent sushi without breaking your bank, trust me, this is not the place to go to.

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Hanano Sushi & Grill555 Clarke Rd, #14, Coquitlam
A Favourite
By Chelzie of Pitt Meadows, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 5:08pm [Dine in]

Hanano always serves fresh, delicious food. The restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere and the kitchen staff and employees are always friendly and helpful. The restaurant and facilities are always clean, the service is fast and the prices are good. This is the perfect place to find an oasis during a busy work day, or to enjoy some company over dinner.

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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch3025 Lougheed Highway, #390, Coquitlam
I expected more.
By johnathan of Port Coquitlam (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 7:27pm [Dine in]

I really expected a lot from this place since everytime I passed by and it's got this huge line up.
So my kids invited me in the morning after Father's day, we were really happy it was just half full.
However, all we could eat was fruits, fruits, and fruits. well, believe me, we enjoyed the fruits and
it was pleasant for breakfast. However, the other things like the crepes and sandwichs were disappointing
since the custard had no taste, and the sandwich were no connections to the fruits. It's very interesting
to see different ingredients from other typical breakfast restaurants such the one across the street, but
I guess based on our meat-loving family, we prefered more hearty and comfy meals.
And I just wonder what will happen when the winter comes and there won't be so much berries, watermelons, or apples around.
And to compare, the meals are not on the cheap side. they are considerably expensive since all we got
is fruits.
I am sad to say we probably won't return to eat for a while.
But I would recommend people to try it once and enjoy the variety of fruit they provide. It is certainly a
different experience for breakfast.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
I guess I came in on a bad rice day
By johnathan of Port Coquitlam (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 7:02pm [Take-out]

well, I don't take out sushi very often, but since it got a long line up, my wife and I decided to take out.
Based on such good reviews, I don't expect service but quality average food.
I was really impressed they only take 10 mins to make my party tray out of long line up at the door.
So happy on a saturday night
But when I get home after 15 mins, the rice really put my wife and me off.
The portion was very satisfying indeed. Dynamite and house rolls are nice and big.
nigiris are very generous. However, the rice was so undercooked that I had chucks of uncooked rice
stuck in my teeth.
Well, I guess I really came in on a bad rice day.
However, the service was average since I don't expect so much from a quick serve place and such
busy restaurant. The servers were professional and fast.
Value, well, is why I go there. So no complaints there.
hopefully I will be brave enough to give it another try another day.

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Cumpari Gelato & Caffe535 North Road, Coquitlam
Looks great, tastes awful
By xantidote of Burnaby (23 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:20am [Dine in]

I've come here a couple of times and usually with a large group of people so I've had a chance to sample most of their cakes. In the bright displays they look so good but in reality they all taste so bad. I don't think they use quality ingredients in the cakes because they don't have much flavor and have a plastic artificial texture to them. Plus they are so expensive too, stay away from the cakes.

The gelato on the other hand isn't so bad so that's all I get now on the rare occasions I visit. Depending on who makes your drink, it can be fantastic or terrible. Its pretty hit or miss, I've had some great cappuccinos and other times the milk is over steamed and the espresso sour.

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Sammy J's Grill & Bar1075 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Exciting, Tantalizing, Extra Fun
By BritishColumbiaMan of Cool Suburb (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 10:57am [Dine in]

My girl and I were looking for some place "out of the box" to eat the other night and found Sammy online. We wanted somewhere out of the way thought we would give it a try - I'm VERY glad we did! The outside of the restaurant is cute but does not begin to represent the service or quality of food in the least bit.
We both decided to have the wine and Mexican wraps; they were nothing short of fantastic! Also, our female server and the hostess were very friendly and provided great atmosphere. Love living in BC where the ladies look so chic, confident and GORGEOUS blonde.
I would recommend this restaurant to anybody and we will definitely be back next time we have a date with dinner!!

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Hanano Sushi & Grill555 Clarke Rd, #14, Coquitlam
small portions for lunch
By pete1913 of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 9:44am [Dine in]

We had the chicken teriyaki box and the beef teriyaki box, they came with california roll and sushi, and tempura. First of all the gravy on top of the chicken and beef was way too thick and tasted like gravy made from a package, did not taste Japanese at all but really westernized tasting gravy, something you would find on top of a salsbury steak or something. Definitely not a teriyaki sauce ! the amount of beef and chicken was extremely small compared to other Japanese restaurants. Miso soup was not included. The tuna was NOT fresh and fell apart after one small bite. The salmon, shrimp was ok. Sushi sizes are small and the fish was sliced quite thin. We will not be returning.

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Sultan's Delicious Donair, The1196 Lansdowne Drive, #108, Coquitlam
Pleasently Surprised!
By ben31 of port moody (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 11:00am [Dine in]

I am a realtor in the area, I was meeting a client at the starbucks in the corner, we got really hungry. He recommended we go to the Sultan's Donair. I had tried donairs a couple of times before, but didn't like it and found it too greasy...however, had never been to the sultan's and what do you say when your client suggests!!! :) Anyhow, we went there and the first thing I noticed was that this place was so clean that all the machines and everything was spotless! I don't think I have ever seen anything like it anywhere. 2nd the prices were so cheap and the portions were huge. I had the chicken Mix platter with their salad basket. It was so yummy, quite unlike any donair I have tried before. Needless to say that I have become a big fan. My wife is vegetarian and these guys have got a fantastic falafel as well that apparently they make on their own completely fresh. Oh ya, the rice that they have with their platters are also so tasty. Anyhow, would highly recommend this place.

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