Big River Restaurant features a wonderful Thursday night special that consists of dinner from select items AND a movie pass to the SilverCity across the street for only $18.00.
My friend and I decided to try out this offer and were extremely pleased. The service was exceptional. The waiter was attentive, always available, and very welcoming. The regular menu has lots of choices but even the select items available for the offer were plentiful featuring a variety of burgers and sandwiches. I order the beef dip which was not only very good but also a very generous serving.
The ambiance was okay- nothing offensive; nothing special.
I was told by the woman taking reservations (they recommend you make reservations before 3:00 on Thursday to partake of the special) that it is designed for the customer who wants to eat dinner out but still make the movie on time.
We literally crossed the street and went to a movie with the pass they presented us. Outstanding value. One stop parking for a tasty meal followed by a movie.
I'll definitely be returning.
We decided to try the newly opened Cora's this morning in Coquitlam. This is a perfect example of cheap fast food. They will actually serve you bologna for breakfast with your toast and eggs.
I always find it curious why restaurant's need to put seasoning on the potatotes while they are cooking them. The pancakes tasted sour and smelled strange, and the crepes had no taste.
For a well known restarant in other parts of Canada, you would think they would serve better food.
Go to the White Spot across the parking lot if you want a good breakfast.
The service was pretty horrible. The waitress was impatient taking orders and showed attitude when we told her that we needed a bit more time to look at the menu. Later we found that there were multiple mistakes with the orders and some orders didn't even come until we reminded her... The food was okay and the price was pretty cheap. Probably wouldn't go back except for cheap food to fill the stomach.
We had a couple of burgers at this location yesterday for dinner and was greeted by a friendly worker. Ordered the single beef patty burger with fries plus a regular burger without cheeze. the burger bun was lukewarm, but the beef patty did not taste "freshly fried" but greasy, cold, tasteless, dry & overcooked.. nothing like the freshly made Wendy's burgers we used to remember years ago. Maybe its this location? I don't think we'll eat at this location again..
I read in these reviews that the food was good but the service, when busy, was very slow!
We went on a Saturday evening at 7.pm (having booked) the restaurant was buzzing and maybe 90% full to capacity!
Almost immediately we had a waitress asking us what we would like to drink and offering menus.
And what a choice on offer!
Our delicious meal arrived without us feeling for a moment that the pace was slow or hurried... just right!
There ability to prepare authentic greek cuisine in house and the use of olive oil where others might use canola gives their food a very distinctive and delicious mediterranean flavour.
Try this... go there and try some of their dishes and about three quarters of the way through the meal, sit back, take your glass, take a sip and as you close your eyes, listen for the surf gently lapping the shore metres away...suddenly your there on a magical greek island.
I promise you won't be disappointed!
I've been going to Fuji Sushi for years and years now, but decided to try Matoi Sushi due to the reviews on this site, and it didn't disappoint.
Put it shortly, everything is better than Fuji Sushi:
1) Food - the best sushi in Coquitlam, if not arguably one of the best in the province. And I've eaten sushi everywhere...can't be bothered to write reviews for all of them.
For nigiri sushi we ordered: egg, ikura (uhhh salmon roe??) .. they're generous with the amount of salmon roe, tuna, salmon, ebi. And a sashimi platter, I forget the name of it.
Probably a couple of things I'm forgetting, but everything was excellent.
Very good quality tea too, the crappy places tend to give you watered down tea or even oolong tea. And yes, they still do give out a small packet of Pocky at the end of your meal.
2) Service - the wait staff are very polite and attentive, they refilled my tea every time before the cup was empty, I didn't have to wait very long for the food to arrive, and if I had to flag down a server, they would be with me right away. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Fuji Sushi... it can sometimes be rather difficult getting a server's attention (maybe they don't put enough staff on at once?)
3) Alcohol list - aside from the usual Asahi or Kirin beer + sake, they also have vodka mixed drinks (maybe even a screwdriver if you ask for it, they probably have OJ somewhere)
4) Price - actually this one is about the same. For 2 people the dinner bill came to $35 for various sushi + sashimi orders.
5) Ambiance - like Fuji Sushi, there is a bar where you can sit and watch the sushi chefs work. Also is a private tatami room - might need to reserve this though, it was being used when I was there. Wallpaper has some Japanese photo on it, there also was a TV with a little Canucks thing hanging from it lol (it's playoff time). GO CANUCKS GO!!!
I plan on being a long-time customer as long as they can keep this up.
The only real criticism I have is that they should put some more effort into their website - if it wasn't for the recent reviews on dinehere.ca, I would have thought this place was closed down.
My family and I have dined at My Greek for many years and I have to say I have only been disappointed once and that was when they changed the recipe for the Kalimari. It is still good but not as good as three years ago. I also wish they would have a childrens menu as many families dine there. I look forward to our next meal very soon.
I was looking forward to good home made gelato and Italian coffee, but was very disappointed.
Despite clean appearance the place is very unwelcoming and staff is unfriendly.
Tables and chairs are very uncomfortable for sitting especially for children. No wonder the place is almost always dead empty.
Below the average gelato, uninspiring coffee, rude customer service.
And on top of that there's one gelato sample per customer. Very strange, especially if you consider that they only have a dozen flavors or so.
Bottom line: very disappointing experience.
My fiance and I get the same days off and we love going out for breakfast, we normaly alternated from DeDutch or Ihop (which was his fav) but we decided to try Cora as we had heard about it from friends who lived in Calgary.. I have to say when you walk in your greeted at the door first by the wonderful arrangment of fruit decore wither in flower shapes or fishes made out of melons and even birds, then by the hostesses or by the kitchen staff who seemed to be enjoying their job a little to much by smiling and laughing. My fiance and I were seated at a both and only took about a minute for a very cheerful server to greet us and tell us the daily special and take our drink order. My fiance had one of the fruit smoothes and then another as they seem to use only real fruit in their smoothies and not some powder stuff. I had coffee that tasted better then starbucks. the server only took about 5 minutes to return with the berverages and then we ordered from a wide range of meals. My fiance had the sunshine panini ham that came with half a plate of fruit and I had the buckwheat blessing which also came with half a plate of fruit as well as a apple spear that looked like it took forever to make. My blessing were fantastic and have been my favorite for the last few times I have been back. My fiance chowed down on his panini and ate all his fruit ( which is funny as he is not a fruit eater at home) when I menitoned he must have liked his meal he said the fruit was so fresh that it seemed fresher there from when you buy it at the store. we sat a bit to digest and enjoy our surroundings the decor on the walls of the selected items you can buy all over the wall made you feel cozy and at home. the servers all seemed so friendly with all th guests as well as each other and you could hear some great singing from the kitchen staff and you can tell they truly love their job. Towards the mid of our morning one of the owners named Blake came to our table to check in on us and tell us a bit more about Cora.. and I can tell you after what Ive learned and the wonderful experiance I had we have been going back every week ever since...
Thanks so much to the Cora staff
Came here with my kids and my friend. Service was friendly, prompt and attentive.
My kids ordered the chicken fingers kids meals, which came rather quickly. The chicken fingers looked quite appetitizing, nice and crispy, yet not too dry on the inside. The kids loved the curly fries, which were also cooked very nicely.
We ordered the crispy shrimps to start. My friend ordered a caesar salad with grilled chicken and I ordered a pesto chicken spaghettini. After waiting for about 25 minutes for our appy, our server came over to apologize for the lengthy wait and told us that it'll be another 3-5 minutes. Shortly thereafter, the manager came over to our table to apologize, and explained that our wait was due to the server's mistake of bringing our appy to another table. She said that she would take care of the appy on our bill and also offered to buy us dessert as well. We didn't think the wait was too long, but was quite pleasantly surprised by the level of service at this Milestone.
In terms of the food, the shrimp appy was alright. Nice and crispy. The salad was nothing out of the ordinary. My pasta was a little overcooked, I would much prefer my pasta to be al dente. But overall, it was a good experience, definitely much better than expected. Will be coming back with my friends.
My SO and I visited this spot on Good Friday for an early-afternoon brunch.
We dreaded a line-up but were thankfully welcomed right in. The place was full (as expected) with families, young groups, older (after church?) couples. A cavernous space; plenty of booths & tables jammed in. Lighting was annoyingly bright (spotlights catch you when you're seated), but the space was nice & clean.
Server was 'past her prime'. Dismal. Memorized the greeting and also the requirement to upsell for juices, sides or meat after taking our order. I hate that. Offered a coffee refill but then wandered off... fortunately her teammates brought our meals and she eventually came around with more coffee.
The meals: This place is all about crepes - and I like crepes. These were tasteless and tough / chewy.
- My SO had some raspberry monstrocity. She liked the large quantity of berries (fresh!), but the proportions were off and she felt the recipe was simply incorrect. No sides or garnish.
- I had the omelette wrapped in a crepe. Maybe that was my mistake, but hey - I like omelettes and also crepes! The recipe was a mistake. Bland & chewy. Not good. Received some perfunctory toast and also a ramiken of fruit.
The bill was $35 with tip.
We agreed that we will not return. DeDutch will see us when we are in the mood for this type of a breakfast - they do it so much better!
Went here twice with the Groupon certificate in the last few months. Wasn't expecting much due to the reviews on dinehere, but was pleasantly surprised! Server was extremely attentive - not pushy and very friendly.
Washrooms are impeccably clean, and chairs comfy. Ample TV's everywhere broadcasting Canucks games - probably one of the rare places in the lower mainland that doesn't have line-ups out the door during game time. The food was better than average pub food - I had the salmon and crab cakes with jasmine rice and sauteed vegetables dribbled with cilantro and cucumber salad, which was filling and tasted great. Partner had grilled chicken burger with a large heaping of seafood chowder - he was pretty happy with it. Without Groupon, meal came to 26 including tax. Extremely reasonable, if you ask me. With the Groupon, we paid only $11 - what a steal!
Overall, the food is decent for pub-type restaurants, and service was positive. Only caveat: Ambience was lacking due to lack of customers seated at tables (they deliver food to the bowling alley in the complex) so it can be a bit awkward. Usually, a half empty restaurant = bad food but this is not the case with Big River. Will go back again.
The Coquitlam Grill came highly recommended as a great restaurant in North Coquitlam. The restaurant is in a well-traveled location (Barnet Highway near Coquitlam Centre) and always has people going in and out. It seemed a good choice.
The first thing you'll notice is that the menu is way too big and varied. Ever see a 'food reality show' where a celebrity chef goes into a failing restaurant and yells about the size of the menu? I can see why now.
First off, the service is great. All of the serving staff projected a small town diner type of welcome and were very proactive about looking after their tables. We never once felt like we were being ignored, nor were we being pestered.
The decor inside leaves something to be desired. It's very dark and the various treasures hung on the wall are unremarkable and don't give a sense that they belong to any sort of theme.
The food was awful. Priced extremely well, but extremely bland. Quantity trumps quality.
We tried the calamari as an appetizer. It was so salty we could barely eat it. Texture and doneness were about right, but it was hard to get past the salty batter.
For entrées, I had a buffalo chicken burger with fries. The fries were awful - powdery and soggy at the same time. The burger itself was loaded with so much sauce and mayonnaise that the bun disintegrated after a couple of bites.
My wife ordered the lasagna. The serving was enormous (about the size of a pie tray), but the filling was mediocre. The tomato sauce tasted like it came out of a jar and there were so many noodles it was almost funny.
The restaurant has a lot of potential, but seems to be stagnant with a bad menu, bad ingredients, and cut throat prices that don't leave them with a lot of food for quality improvements. It's basically a local eatery for seniors who get the same thing every day. I'm not being ageist - we were in fact surrounded by seniors, many of whom didn't even need to tell their servers what to bring.
I have never had a green falafel until today. Somewhat weird. The inside was seriously neon glowing green. And there was an unplesantly odd spice in it. The falafel was crunchy so that was good, but I asked for everything on it and all I could taste was ice berg lettuce. No tomato or onion taste - they put on slices so thin you can read the paper through it on there. Plus there was supposed to be tzatziki or garlic sauce or something on it but it had no flavor. Basically it was edible. Thats it.
I'd been meaning to go to Kefi for a long time, so when a friend mentioned he wanted to go out for Greek, we decided to go here. I'd called ahead of time to see if reservations were needed and the girl on the other end said it was recommended, so I made them.
When we got to the restaurant, I almost laughed as we were the only ones in there and it stayed that way for over an hour. But it was nice, as we were able to talk and relax without too much interruption.
The server didn't come over until we'd been seated for a good 20 min, which I thought was a little odd since we were the only patrons there. We placed out orders, and waited. It's a good thing we had a lot to talk about since we hadn't seen each other in a while, but we waited for a very long time for our appies, much less the main course. we decided to skip dessert as we didn't want to have to have another long wait. I understand that everything is made from scratch in-house, but I think it would have been faster for me to make it myself.
Over-all, the food was solid. Nothing extra special about it, but it was well done and we enjoyed it. We had ordered dolmades and spanakopita for appies, I had the Roast Lamb and my friend had Rack of Lamb Paidakia for entrees. Basically it took almost 3 hours from the time we got there until the time we left to place orders, eat, and leave.
The only thing that kinda ruined it was the service and the slow speed. It would have been nice to have the server more interactive with us since we were the only patrons for a while, refilling drinks or giving us an update on our order since it was taking a fair amount of time. I understand it's not a fast food joint, but when you only have two patrons, the service should be better than what it was as there was nothing else competing for their time.
Went to Catus Club with some friends. It was the first time for them to go to Catus and my first time back to this particular one in eight years.
We had a large group of nine and it was a busy Saturday afternoon, but were seated fairly quickly. Our server was friendly and was attentive as the drinks were refilled in a timely order without us constantly asking, our food came in a good time and was really good. We shared tuna tataki (first time eating that for some of the people at the table) and we all ordered something Mexican, but with various changes, but the server was good and remembered who ordered what, which was quite a feat.
Even though it was busy and a bit noisy as there were at least two birthday parties going on, the ambience was on the loud side, but it was still not deafening. We had an over-all good time and now that I live in the area, I'll be back. :)
Best delivery in the area - fresh toppings, great crust. REAL cheese. Always have luck with ordering pizza from GREEK places. And this is no exception. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed. Panago and the likes pale in comparison to this. Service is ok, always decent delivery time. Highly recommended.
Went there after work one night. It's been a while since I've been here, and I had a good experience last time I was here, so I figured I would come eat here again.
Service was prompt and friendly, and I was seated right away, but I would expect nothing less from any restaurant I go to.
I ordered ahi tuna sandwich, it came in under 10 mins, at which I was quite impressed. The flavour of the sandwich was good, but the red pepper relish was a little sweet for my taste though, and instead of the ahi tuna being seared to rear, it was completely cooked through. The fries were a little tough. Wasn't too impressed by the food.
Came dessert time, the reason why I chose to go there was for a taste of their banana cake. It sounded awfully good on the menu. To my disappointment, they just took it off the menu a week ago! So I went for the apple tart instead. I've had it once before and quite liked it. Can't really go wrong with apple tart with almond slices, puff pastry and a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream...boy, was I wrong! The apple and almonds were alright, but the puff pastry was definitely undercooked, doughy and wasn't really edible. Another major disappointment of the night.
They did take the dessert off my bill, but the food just didn't leave a good taste in my mouth. It'll be some time before I go back there, that's for sure.
I moved to Coquitlam not long ago and I'm always craving for sushi. The problem is, there are sooo many sushi places to choose from. I hate eating bad sushi so I always end up going to the ones inside the mall. One day, I decided to be a lil adventurous and starting searching for some good ones on dinehere. I narrowed it down to this one, Osamu. It was a lil tricky to find but it was worth it. This restaurant had a bar atmosphere to it because of the tv, stools and booths. I didn't mind; I thought it was unique.
When I looked at the menu, boy, it was super expensive! But the taste and freshness made up for it. Their nigiri's are $2.50+. I don't normally pay more than $1.50-1.75 at other places. Their specialty rolls are to die for.
I tried the trio taster (the one w/ volcano roll, etc) which was a real treat. Super yummy!
This is the place to be if you want great and fresh sushi. There is no where else.
My wife and I went here the first time on a Saturday night, also Canucks hockey game night. I called the pub up about an hour before and I was told reservations were made a week ahead in light of the last regular Canucks game night.
Several tables were still empty when we arrived at 6.45pm though all reserved. We found space at one of the bar sections and were warmly greeted. Right next to us was a bunch of drunk teens playing pool rather recklessly. The ball flew off the table a few times as they were smashing the pool balls so hard. No one did anything about this.
Our appies and main course came all at once as the quality of the food was not too bad at all. Regular pub fair for sure. I liked how our server was watching our drinks and would have them refilled near our last glasses being empty.
We certainly felt a little older in this pub as the crowd was mostly in the late teens/early twenties. Overall my wife and I would prefer sticking with Samz down the road. Worthwhile trying this place if you have not been here though.
|2.||My Greek Taverna|
|3.||Chada Thai Fine Cuisine|
|5.||Insadong Korean Restaurant|
|6.||Nagano Japanese Restaurant|
|7.||Kefi Greek Kouzina|
|10.||Cumpari Gelato & Caffe|
|11.||Coquitlam Grill, The|
|12.||Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House|
|15.||Hon's Wun Tun House|
|16.||John B. Neighbourhood Pub, The|
|17.||Cactus Club Cafe|
|18.||Milestone's Grill and Bar|
|19.||Golden Boot, The|
|20.||Kam Ding Seafood Restaurant|
|2.||Cactus Club Cafe|
|3.||My Greek Taverna|
|4.||Chada Thai Fine Cuisine|
|5.||Golden Boot, The|
|6.||John B. Neighbourhood Pub, The|
|8.||Insadong Korean Restaurant|
|9.||Milestone's Grill and Bar|
|11.||Kefi Greek Kouzina|
|12.||Nagano Japanese Restaurant|
|13.||Coquitlam Grill, The|
|14.||Cumpari Gelato & Caffe|
|17.||Hon's Wun Tun House|
|18.||Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House|