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Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
John B. Neighbourhood Pub, The1000 Austin Ave., Coquitlam
Great Pub Fare and Brews
By dealornodeal of Port Moody, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 3:12pm [Dine in]

It's much harder to come to this bar now that I have moved to Port Moody ie: the drinking and driving laws, cabs being so expensive, etc. but I realized that after going to a few bars closer that I miss the feeling of what its like being at a great pub. The food is great and has a lot to choose from, sometimes a little too much to choose from, as it is a very overwhelming menu.. The draft beer list is very extensive and they still have live music every Friday and Saturday night. I realized that to take my car there and get a SafeRide home is well worth the $25 bucks because I don't feel ripped off at the John B and I feel very safe, They have huge portions for food, the waitresses look fantastic, and the atmosphere is busy and hopping. I read a few reviews about the place looking worn down, and I don't disagree there could be some small renovations, but the place is clean and well run and has aged really well in my opinion... Has anyone gone to the Frog and Nightgown of late? That to me is a place that warrants being called rundown. Trust me, and make the voyage if you haven't been there in awhile.... you'll be pleasantly surprised!

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
Best Thai
By dealornodeal of Port Moody, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 2:59pm [Dine in]

I went to Thailand a few years ago, and missed the amazing food there. In Vancouver, we get decent thai food for sure, we are fortunate that way. Someone told me that they went here with a Groupon, and said how wonderful the food was. I have driven by that location over and over without realizing this place existed. I went, and although the place is very small, and cramped, the food is the best in Vancouver. If you like spice even the medium is very spicy. If you don't like spice, ask for mild for sure. The food is sooo tasty. The prices are a little high but the quality makes up for it. They have received a number of great reviews from newspapers every year. The dishes are average for size but trust me, you can't get a better curry in the City than here.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
good food, but not so good service
By kennethlovesfood of Burnaby BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 11:00pm [Dine in]

this place runs by koreans so you can expect a pretty decent sushi as korean people know how to do so.
the rolls like unagi, alaska, mango, or bc was pretty decent but what i find really good is spicy sashimi, it was very fresh and tasty.
nigiri sushi was a bit dry so i wouldnt recmmend it
the service is fast but itll take you more than 10 minutes in busy time to get your bump a seat.

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North House Chinese1163 Pinetree Way, #1202, Coquitlam
great beef noodle soup
By Mayflower of Burnaby Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

I live nearby the restaurant ant it just like my own kitchen.I visit it with my family almost every weekend.
I know their lunch special is very popular.
I love their Taiwanese beef noodle soup and I think It might be the best in town.Sometimes I would like to try some spicy food,I bet their beef in red hot sauce hot pot and Ba Basa are the best I have ever tried.
It is a small restaurant but I like it neat and clean.It is always very busy on the weekend.
The service is good even though they are busy.
Most of the restaurant in Coquitlam are Contongese style's,If you would like to try different Chinese food,This restaurant will be a good choice.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House403 North Road, #302, Coquitlam
Best soup in North Road Area
By VANfoodfare of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 1:42pm [Dine in]

We come here regularly. The food is flavorful and affordable. Excellent for casual family dinner or a quick lunch
The pho noodles consistently taste great. They're flavourful, not "oily" like at some restaurants, come in filling portions. Best of all, they're very economical! Though slightly pricier than other pho restaurants, $5 to $10 certainly fills you up.

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Frog & Nightgown Pub1125 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam
Great Neighbourhood Pub - Just Wish It Was In My Neighbourhood!
By missbehaviour of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 1:43pm [Dine in]

English style pub, we stop in for a lunch on the weekend if we are out that way. Been going there for years, it hasn't changed much.

The food is great, we have never been disappointed. English style pub food.

Servers are friendly, many have been there for years.

Prices are fair, and it's a nice clean little pub. Much better now that smokers go outside!

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Kulinarya Filipino Eatery2922 Glen Dr, Unit 114, Coquitlam
A hidden gem
By kewpiebaby of Vancouver (200 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:02am [Dine in]

Don't let the unassuming strip mall storefront fool you. This place is delicious. A nice modern looking cafe inside that hosts about 20 people max and boasts many unique Filipino dishes. Portions are great and so is the taste. We tried the Kare Kare - beef & tripe in peanut sauce served with shrimp paste, the Crispy Pata - deep fried pork leg w/ special sauce, the Pancit Malabon - rice noodles with pork, vegetables and shrimp and we also ordered a bowl of the Garlic Rice. Best rice I've ever had. Really good even on its own. All the dishes were cooked nicely and piping hot. We were quite full and even had leftovers to take home. The peanut sauce beef wasn't too heavy and just right. The pork leg was our favorite. Crispy skin with a mouthwatering juicy meat. The rice noodle dish was yummy, and boy did it smell good! The food came in a reasonable time and the service was very friendly and attentive. We can't wait to be back to try their combination specials only available before 5pm on weekdays. Definitely worth trying! =)

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Gem Sushi1926 Como Lake Road, Coquitlam
Not bad food, but cheap!
By ChivalryX of Burnaby (60 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 9:14pm [Dine in]

We were in the neighbourhood on a Saturday afternoon and were planning to give the restaurant next door a try. As sushi buffs, we saw the sushi sign and had to give it a try.

We were cheerily greeted by the server and quickly seated. The place is small, but has about 8 tables that seat 2-4.

The restaurant was clean, but nothing was particularly interesting about the ambiance. Just the run of the mill Chinese run Japanese restaurant. The place was not packed, but reasonably busy for a Saturday afternoon.

We looked over the menu and ended up ordering a couple combos to try. One combo E (no. 1 roll, 2 salmon nigiri, 2 tuna nigiri, 2 ebi nigiri) and one combo G (california roll, dynamite roll, Tuna maki). Both came with miso soup.

The miso soup was nice and hot and tasted great. The rolls arrived quickly and were well rolled (tight enough they didn't fall apart when eating). The california roll was pretty generic, nothing special. The dynamite roll was a little different, with green leaf lettuce, 2 tempura prawns and some sweet soya sauce. The No. 1 roll was 2 tempura prawns and cream cheese which was interesting. The tempura in both those rolls was mediocre as the battery was a bit on the hard side and not light and crispy. The salmon nigiri was reasonably fresh, but nothing special. The tuna nigiri was not as fresh though, and was a little on the slimy side (i.e. been out a bit too long). The ebi nigiri was terrible as the shrimp was mushy and tasteless meaning it was definitely not fresh.

The service was attentive and polite. The servers English was quite good, but we did get better responses when speaking in Mandarin.

Price wise, the food is quite cheap for what you get. The total bill including tips and tax for 2 combos was under $20 for the 2 of us.

Overall a mediocre experience. Good service, lower than average prices, but not so fresh food. We may give them a second chance next time we're in the area to see if we caught them on an off day.

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Tandori Cuisine Indienne2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam
Worst "Indian food" in BC
By mala of Port Moody BC (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 8:01pm [Dine in]

I decided to have lunch at this place as it is new, and looked very clean. I ordered chick pea curry and naan (which also came with potatoes). The chick pea curry was the worst I've ever eaten. As an Indian person I am qualified to judge Indian food. I cook better. I have no idea why, but the curry was saturated with coconut! It was vile, and also very salty. The potatoes on the hand were absolutely devoid of salt. I could not eat much of the meal as I felt queasy. I have no idea who the cook is but that person needs some serious training in the art of Indian cooking. I would definitely not recommend this place to anyone. If the veg dishes were so bad, I dread to think how the meat dishes taste.

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Mega Sushi2662 Austin Ave, Unit 12, Coquitlam
Mega Solid
By kewpiebaby of Vancouver (200 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 8:11pm [Dine in]

Finally got around to trying this place since it changed from a Sushi $1.99 joint. Not sure if they simply changed hands or just names, but eating in was a definite surprise. The place is pretty tiny and mostly caters to take out, but it will fit around 10-12 people tops. A good selection of regular sushi fare and some special rolls. Between 3 people on on Wednesday night, we ordered a Salmon & Tuna Sashimi, a Dynamite combo, a Chopped Scallop Roll and the Crazy Boy roll, which is deep fried tempura based California roll. Everything was brought all at once and came in good time. Luckily it had because right after that there was a mad rush of customers that steadily came in for the next 30 minutes. The sashimi portions were generous and fresh. The sushi were rolled nicely and pretty good. My only complaint would be the dynamite roll being a tad bit salty. Tea was refilled often and they even gave us each a complimentary bowl of miso soup. Solid service, food, value, and ambiance. Even though I had to trek through the kitchen to get to their one washroom, it was surprisingly super clean and tidy. A good local neighborhood joint for good sushi to ease that sudden sushi craving for sure. =)

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Matoi Sushi3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Excellent
By royalsam of burnaby (47 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:05am [Dine in]

Had lunch there Saturday and was pleased with the selection, prices and especially the service which was attentive. Although we just had the bento box it was fresh and tasty and priced right. The menu contains a fairly long barby section which I look forward to trying on my next visit. The previous reviews are right on. A must for sushi in the tri cities.

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
Wasn't bad, wasn't amazing
By nyoung of Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

Food:
Pad thai was good - noodles weren't mushy and held together nicely. Chicken in peanut butter sauce was good. Beef in sauteed basil wasn't though, and beef was horribly overcooked.

Service:
Had a trainee who was really quite green, but I guess that can't be blamed. Was a bit confusing because we were served by three different servers.

Value:
While I had a groupon, the value of their regular price was not very good. Similar fare can be found at other Thai restaurants for less. Many of their dishes were really up there in price. The pad thai and chicken dishes were fair portions but the beef wasn't that big.

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TERRIBLY crowded, I'm surprised the waiters can get around without spilling anything. Our table was literally RIGHT next to the door - so cold.

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Matoi Sushi3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
the Real Deal!
By food4u2 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

I've frequented Matoi Sushi back in the days when it was just a small stand in the food court of the Downtown Korean market. Each visit was the same experience: great quality food, reasonable price and friendly service. Now they have a beautiful restaurant to further complement their delicious, fine quality food!

Food is still authentic, fresh and delicious. Our party of 4 had dinner and ordered a well rounded selection of items from the menu, some were our usual faves and others we tried for the first time. So we ordered:

-chicken karaage (hands down, the BEST because they are bonless, juicy, meaty pieces of crispy goodness)
-gyoza (pork and veggie filling cooked to perfection!)
-yaki tori (skewered grilled chicken with special sauce - not sure what the sauce is but so good)
-beef teriyaki ( the teriyaki sauce here is the best because it's not thick and syrupy and overly salty or sweet like most I've had before, you can actually taste and enjoy the tender beef slices)
-chicken udon (the soup broth was savory)
-dynamite roll (complete with 2 huge prawn tempuras)
-spicy tuna roll (another group favourite, perfectly spicy)
-sushi combo A (california roll, tuna, ebi, salmon and tamago nigiri - all fresh and good size pieces)

The restaurant is stylish with nice, simple decor and warm ambience. Great looking sushi bar that draws in attention right when you enter the room. Servers were attentive and very friendly. Excellent quality for the price you pay.

Overall, we had a great experience and absolutely love the new restaurant. I highly recommend Matoi Sushi and will be back soon.

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Foggy Dew Irish Pub405 North Road, Coquitlam
Great bar staff
By FoodMan99 of Surrey , B.C. (66 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 3:59pm [Dine in]

I'm just going to review the bar section, since I just went on a weekend after it changes over to a club.

For the bar, the staff is both talented and friendly. The bouncers are typical stonefaced, passive-aggressive dudes with huge arms and scowls on their faces, but the bar staff make up for it. They're never to busy to grab you an ice water if you need it, and will entertain making complicated drinks. I'm not too sure what was going on at one point, but they lit a drink on FIRE! Wow!

The value is a mixed bag; drinks are on par with most pubs and clubs, with domestics at about 5-6 and shots going upwards.

The place itself is rustic, but it's always crowded with funloving people that make it a blast to go to. Think 19-25 year-olds, all dressed casual.

If you DO go for the food, they do continue to serve fairly late, and expect food like burgers and fries. In the burger you'll get something resembling White Spot or Fatburger fare, and the fries are decent.

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Lucky Gate1139 Austin Ave, #2, Coquitlam
A Note
By xFoodForThought of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 1:58pm [Dine in]

Solid food, there is no disagreement to that.

Service was average, you'd most likely have to call them over to place your orders. If not, you'll be sitting there and watching them walk by you over and over without saying a word.

Dislike: They charged us a gratuity fee of 10%-15% onto our bill without saying anything. By the way, this was lunch for a table for Four.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The2991 Lougheed Highway, Unit 130, Coquitlam
Not as good as the Kegs downtown
By Foodcriticbc of vancouver (42 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 9:04am [Dine in]

I go to the Keg all the time. This is the first time in Coquitlam. I ordered the Salmon and let the waitress know twice that I want it rare in the middle. Sure enough it showed up very dry and cooked all the way through. She did I good job in her service but me and my friend were not impressed with the food. He orded a steak well done and it was so overcooked it was hard and dry.
We didnt bother complaining because it was already 9 and didnt want to wait for another one. I guess this is what you get when you charge high end prices and have kids that are cooking.
I let it be know in the tip I was not impressed on a bill of $57 I left $60. I ll go back but not to the one in Coquitlam evne though it nice I feel it lack the same quality and consistancy of the Vancouver locations. I must say its a nice location too bad the food is less than average.

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Kulinarya Filipino Eatery2922 Glen Dr, Unit 114, Coquitlam
Great Food
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 9:23am [Dine in]

Went to this small restaurant located in a strip mall adjacent to Coquitlam Centre on a weeknight. Fairly busy with lots of take out with seating for approx. 20. Tried the chicken and pork BBQ - great sweat savory flavour, Kare-Kare - beef cooked in some peanut sauce, great over rice and the cripsy pata - deep fried pork leg - very good. Ended with the Halo Halo which was the best. Prices are very good, between $8-$12 for the dishes. Family run business and service was very good. Ambiance is very modern cafe type. Would return.

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Vina Vietnamese Gourmet2929 Barnett Highway, #2644, Coquitlam
Really bad even for food court standards - Looks good but needs BIG improvements!
By ireallylovegoodfood of Vancouver, B. C. (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 3:52pm [Dine in]

Just had the lunch special which included noodles, crepes, salad and a deep fried spring roll. Everything was DISGUSTING including the tasteless fish sauce. The spring roll had meat that tasted sour and spoiled :( . . .The crepes had dried meat with an unusual outer texture - definitely not fresh. Ended up throwing away everything pretty much untouched. Come on Vina at Coquitlam Centre, you can do better!
Better food = More sales.

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Hon's Wun Tun House3025 Lougheed Hwy, #310, Coquitlam
day old chicken
By pete66 of coquitlam (56 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 6:57pm [Dine in]

We have been to Hon's for many years but have lately come less often due to the decline in the quality of the food. We ordered some black bean sauce chicken chow mein. I bit into a piece of chicken and noticed immediately it was not freshly cooked, but tasted stale, or sitting around for some time or leftover chicken from the day before. You can tell the chicken is freshly fried if its juicy but this looked totally white, was dry and had a bad taste to it. We immediately advised the server and told her the chicken tasted awful and we wanted beef chow mein instead. She said it would only be a few minutes so we waited and then they brought in another batch of chow mein with the beef. It was a definite improvement but the noodles were dry and the beef wasn't flavored that well but it was okay.. We will probably not be returning for a long time..

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I Love Sushi228 Schoolhouse St, #3, Coquitlam
Regular here
By braema of Maple Ridge (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 9:15pm [Dine in]

I work in the area and regularly get take out. I pretty much always get the Spicy Moms Roll...which is delicious!!! Sunumono salad is a nice portion and good vinegary taste. Fish is fresh and tasty and most often (when they are not super super busy) they will give you a free yam cone to eat on the way out.

Ive also dined in. And again, the food is great. Often have been given some edemame which is nice and warm and crisp and tasty as well...a very nice touch to get something for free.

While Ive never been disappointed in the food...its always been very good...the service is hit or miss. Somtimes its great, sometimes its not...but usually the crappy service is always from the same person who I believe is the owners daughter (she always wears Uggs). She never smiles and shuffles her feet around which is the last thing I want to hear while Im trying to enjoy my meal. If shes not serving you though, you can be pretty sure that the service is going to be good and with a smile. They will even bring your food to you in the bowling ally (again, if they are not too busy)
Overall...love this place.Get take out often with my co workers (order by phone and pick it all up) and Ive never been disappointed! Try it...you'll like it!

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