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.
We've been trying to find a new regular sushi place in Coquitlam for some time now since our regular place closed down. Tada Sushi is tucked away in a small shopping complex in between Woody's pub and the French Quarter pub on Brunette. I've driven by so many times but never realized it was there. The restaurant is small (only 4 tables) and the decor simple but it's clean and tidy. The health inspection reports are all okay too so I'll take that as a good sign. Tada sushi has been there for a while but based on my discussion with the staff, the current owner has owned it since March or May of 2011.
We ordered the chicken dinner box and was amazed at the value. For $6.99 we got chicken teriyaki with rice, 4 pieces of california roll, tempura, miso soup and garden salad. Everything was very tasty and definitely on par with other sushi places we've gone to. I'm used to paying about $12.00 for pretty well the exact same thing at other restaurants. What a deal! We also ordered the dynamite roll and it was very fresh and tasty too.
The staff was friendly and were quick to happily clean up my daughter's spilled drink. It would have been more efficient if they had brought out the miso soup before the dinner box as other restaurants tend to do but overall I was pleased with the service.
We'll definitely be paying Tada sushi another visit in the near future.
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!!
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.
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.
last night a few friends and i had planned on going to a movie and stopped by cumparis on the way to the coquitlam movie theaters. First off the staff was very helpful and curtious and the coffee is to die for! The gelato is some of the best that i have tasted and the facility itself gives you a very beautiful european vibe. The portions are good for the price you pay and again the staff was very helpful. Cumpari's in my opinion is a great place to bring a date where you will not leave unhappy! We were so impressed with the cafe that we asked for the owner and started to talk about the buisness. Overall it seemed like he was a very nice man who cares about his buisness and clientell. It was a very pleasent experience and i will definitley be heading back soon!
I never intended to dine here again, but someone else wanted to. We ordered off the menu, not the "dinner for two."
Starter: WonTon Soup. Actually quite nice, with BBQ pork.
Main: House Chowmein was the best dish, and above average. Honey-garlic chicken wings were fresh chicken and the sauce had a good balance between honey and garlic. We enjoyed the wings. The Szechuan Beef wasn't so good due to the goopy, shiny sauce on it. The vegetables in the beef dish were fresh (but none were authentic Chinese). The beef was sufficiently tender but nothing special.
We waited forever for the main course, but the server was attentive and explained at the beginning that the wings take a long time to cook. There are free newspapers to read if you don't have someone to talk to.
If you eat here you just have to get over the decor. The rest of the building is a Tool Shop and the restaurant's customers are suburban, blue-collar. There is no "free tea" to start and there are no chop sticks on the table (but they have them).
The Chinese food is extremely Westernized. They also serve regular diner food like Denver sandwiches, which I haven't tried yet. Value is good due so you'll get plenty to eat for your money.
I've been trying all these new cupcake shops popping up everywhere from downtown to White Rock. In most cases they have all been terrible and expensive. Paying over $2 for a cupcake that is dry and has so much icing on top either too sweet or like eating lard is a real put off.
So.. I was happy to report that this joint had the best cupcakes I have tried so far. They are still too expensive but at least these cupcakes were moist and the icing didn't make you gag. The selection could be a bit better, as they were sold out of some of the flavors I wanted to try. Overall it's a nice shop. The owner is nice and the location is easy to get to.
*As a note. One of the cupcake shops I went to downtown that claimed to have the best cupcakes, (also the most expensive) is garbage compared to Clever CupCakes. I wish I remembered the name of that shop but oh well.. I would definitely buy cupcakes from Clever CupCakes again!! It's worth the treat once in a while!
we came here for a late dinner and seated ourselves. The service was fast and the waitress was quite friendly. We both had the all you can eat cod fish n chip dinner. There was about 5 pieces of fish with lots of fries. The fries were good and the fish was very fresh. After eating that we had another 2 more pieces of fish then couldn't eat anymore. The only thing we didn't like was having to ask for lemon. They brought us about 4 lemon SLICES, not wedges. We thought that was a bit odd. We will still return as the fish was very fresh, not dry or overcooked.
I came here a little while ago so I don't remember the exact names of the dishes we ordered. However the most memorable (or, only things that I remember) about this place was that all of our dishes were way too salty. I know greek food is usually on the saltier side but this was over the top. Luckily the service was good and our cups were constantly refilled with water to wash down the salt.
The prices are expensive in comparison to the amount of food you get. We ordered the pan fried squid as an appetizer which was $10. We were served literally 5 tiny pieces of squid. My eyes popped when they served the dish, I can't believe the server wasn't embarrassed over placing the tiny little dish on our table. The squid was delicious, however at $2 for a bite it was a total rip off.
Just discovered this place by chance while on the way to McDonalds for breakfast. Saw that they serve breakfast so me and the mrs decided to give it a try. Cheap breakfast costing around $4:50 for eggs, ham or saugage and hashbrowns and toast with free flow of coffee.
A couple of patrons were there and the server seems to greet them by name.
A few days later, we decided to order takeout for dinner and was impressed by the portion size. They offer a 10% discount for takeouts. We ordered the food, paid and was waiting in the car and the server came out and handed our orders.
Overall, if you are looking for reasonably priced chinese food which you can eat for 2 days (with the potion size), this is it.
My husband and I finally decided to try out Sui Sha Ya for the first time for lunch. We were hesitant to go due to all of the negative reviews, but based on where we live, we decided it would be good to finally try it.
Upon arrival, I waited close to 8 minutes before anyone even said anything to me. Finally after waiting, a server mumbled that it would be a 5 minute wait; which is typical of a good all you can eat sushi joint. We waited for about 10 minutes and the waiter finally motioned that a table was ready. I figured, like any restaurant, that the server would guide you to the table. Not here! I found the table myself and the server came and plopped the menu and ordering cards on the table.
This was the first sign of the bad things that were about to come...
We decided what to have, and ordered. We placed our ordering card on the edge of the table and waited...and waited...and waited. Finally our server came and grabbed it off of the table, not making eye contact, saying a word or even asking us if we wanted anything other than tea to drink. He then came with our food, slammed it on the table and walked away as quickly as possible; still not asking us if we wanted anything else. This kind of service continued as we waited for our food and when our food finally did arrive.
My husband asked for a glass of water, it never came. We asked for more napkins, they never came. We did notice however that our server was having a seemingly good day; chatting behind the counter, sipping on his drink, and not making eye contact with anyone other than the woman on the till.
During our entire 45 minute meal at Sui Sha Ya, our server did not say one word or make eye contact once. If you are looking to be treated like cattle, this is the place to go! We were not the only ones complaining about the service either. The tables all around us were having the same experience as us. I then went to pay for our meal and not once did the woman ask how it was or how my day was going. She grabbed my debit card and threw the machine back at me to pay.
My husband and I frequently eat out and NEVER leave without giving a tip; but I gave our server $0 at Sui Sha Ya. This restaurant is NOT a typical, friendly Japanese restaurant so if you are looking for mediocre sushi and to be treated like crap, go and visit Sui Sha Ya!
Our family of four needed to find a good Japanese restaurant near Coquitlam Centre for a pre-shopping dinner. I searched for "japanese" on Google Map and Matoi Sushi came up. I never heard of this place so I checked the menu on their website (which by the way, is a little challenging on a smart phone as the font is soo small.) They have Natto Rolls which is a sure sign that the place is a "real japanese" establishment. I called to reserve a table and we were there in 45 minutes. We drove in from Burnaby so we were on Lougheed Hwy but had no idea which side of the road it was on; one error here and you'll be driving all over the place to correct your mistake. Luckily the lady who took my reservation made the effort to say it was across from the White Spot. So it's on the North side of Lougheed just east of Pinetree, in one of those strip malls. Lots of free parking. They sat us down in a tatami room. The decor is simple and nice. Restaurant looks clean. The menu is big.
Almost everything we ordered is under $5. Gyoza, Ebi Sunomono, Agedashi Tofu, BBQ Saba, etc. The Ika Natto roll was excellent and the first time I've seen this on a menu anywhere. The servers were friendly and effecient. The total bill including a large sake came in under $55. Not bad!
We thought Fuji was the only choice for good japanese food north of Burnaby but now we found another. We'll be back.
This is where we go for our Pizza when ordering take out, The ingredients are always fresh, and the toppings are generous, with real cheese. The three for one party special is a great value, especially when everyone likes something different! The lasagna has great flavour. We usually pick up, and our order is always hot and ready. The staff is very friendly on the phone and in person. Way better than the local pizza chains, and definitely less expensive!
Went there for lunch one afternoon. It was a late lunch so it wasn't very busy. I've been to other Pho 99 before and they don't entirely impress me, but I figure I would give this new location a try. The decor on the inside is kind of "funky", don't really know whether I like it or not, but at least it was bright and clean.
I ordered a chicken ball pho, and it came in under 5 minutes. I was quite impressed at the speed, perfect place for a quick lunch. Faster than food court! Nothing special about the pho, soup was flavourful, the noodles was good. Overall, it was a solid pho, although the waitress didn't bring me my bean sprouts until I asked for it.
Would come back for lunch, especially when I just need to grab a quick bite to eat.
The ventilation in this Korean restaurant was very poor as the entire dining room was very smokey even though each table has a exhaust system. Prepare to wash your clothes upon departure of this place. Usually in the better Korean restaurants, the staff will assist in the settings to ensure everybody is using the exhaust fans and the there is higher air exchange rates in the HVAC system. I would not recommend this place for anybody with respiratory issues, asthmatics or young children.
We had a family dinner here order the BBQ Combo D for five people for $100 along with numerous other dishes. With the BBQ Combo D, we were shorted the organic salad, edamami and scallops. When we asked about the missing items, they said, they substituted the items with something else. Puzzled by this, we asked them what they substituted and they had to go back to get another staff member to come and then say they changed the menu and the items were not available.
We had a menu and it clearly stated ALL these items were a part of the Combo. Based upon the other reviews here, it seems there is a common practice of ripping off consumers here.
If you want good Korean food with good service that does not try to rip off patrons, I strongly suggest driving another 10 mins to Insadong at North Rd and Lougheed.
Got here early on a Saturday night, just beat the rush. Line ups out the door half hour later.
I know why, the Food and Service is excellent. We sat down, servers came with water right away.
Took our orders, Lamb Souvlaki Beef Souvlaki, Calamari Red Wine. The servers are not fake or over friendly. Which is what a like. they just do a great job. Through out the meal they are quick to replace any used dishes and often topping up water. The calamari lightly battered with a nice crisp to it. I could not believe how tender the beef and lamb was. overall we had a great experience. The portions are huge.. I would love to see it even Bigger.. I am greedy! ..Highly recommended
This was our go to place for sushi. Recently we have seen the portion sizes decrease.
Waitress threw out the rice from chicken teriyaki leftovers. We called back the same day and she said people don't like all that rice. Not the same quality and service as when they first opened.. very clean and cozy. but they need to do something about the small portion sizes before we will go back.
I'm not sure why people are complaining about this place. It surely has some of the best sushi I've had in the city. My other favourites are Shiro's at Cambie and 14th and Toby's at East Hastings and Slocan. The quality of the sushi is far superior to the average sushi place. Most sushi places have fishy fish and poor rice and the sushi chefs are not really knowledgeable in the art of making sushi. This place, on the other hand, serves up delicious food. It's fresh, its the right temperature, the rolls are nice and loose and the flavours are perfectly balanced. I'm very impressed with the quality of everything. Also, they hand out lots of free tasting plates to their customers. The service is fast and friendly. We go there when ever we are in Coquitlam.
What a great find and random too because it is situated behind the Coquitlam Mall and we just happened to pop in one day. We can stop going back!
We really enjoyed our breakfasts at Cora's. The amount and variety of fruit they give you is lovely. The food is solid. It's not outstanding but exactly what you want for a weekend brunch and much better than the average greasy spool. The only draw back is the horrible ambiance at this place. It's looks like it used to be a kids after school activity centre. It's too cold and childish and the noise levels make it hard to have a nice conversation. But the place is clean and the service was exactly what you'd want in a large breakfast place.
We'll be back.
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