I wanted to like this place, but I just couldn't. The decor is really well done, with cool 'cherry trees' dominating the space, lots of wood and nice textures....and three large TVs to distract? The music was an odd mix of club music, Beyonce, and Silent Night? And there were multiple plates of prepared food by the entrance - to entice you??
We were seated after someone hollered at us across the restaurant asking if we had a reservation. We got tea (yum) and menus, and then....nothing. A very long wait to have our orders taken. A very long wait for food (over 45 minutes, and we enquired about it after 30 minutes), especially frustrating as we saw the people on one side of us (who arrived 10 minutes later) get their food in half the time. The group on the other side of us wasn't happy with their server either. When the food finally did arrive, it still took about 10 minutes to get all three dishes onto the table - not impressed.
The final judgement came via the spicy tuna rolls. I always have them, and they're my gauge for sushi. Despite some other tasty rolls (salmon/avocado, dynamite), and not bad rolls (rainbow), the spicy tuna was pretty much the worst I've ever had. There was a LOT of non-spicy ketchup-y sauce globbed on top, to the point where we scraped it off, yet still couldn't taste the tuna. Big disappointment. Between that and the really crappy overall service, we won't be back.
Joey was an extremely pleasant place to dine and the atmosphere was almost perfect. I wish it were a little more quiet but I can't complain. The food came out in a timely manner and the lamb chops were perfectly seared and still pink throughout the middle.
The waitstaff are fantastic
The chocolate financier was delectable and how on earth did they figure out that chocolate would be good with fried sesame crackers? Perfectly orchestrated.
Truly a work of art.
My friend and I decided to try this local dinner last night and were sadly very disappointed. He had the liver dinner with the fixings (bread, mashed potatoes, boiled vegetables and bacon) while I had the gourmet Mac and cheese. Our waitress was very, very sweet and let my friend change his order completely. I was embarrassed that both of us would like to change our orders so I just picked at my food:
My Mac and cheese was something a 5 year old could make. It lacked actual good taste (it was very bland) and my bacon was burnt to oblivion.
My friend tried the rheuben sandwich and cream of broccoli soup. The sandwich was decent but the soup tasted like cheese whiz junk.
As I said, our waitress was very nice and came often to ask if we wanted water refills but that doesn't save the Coquitlam Grill from having god awful food. I would never eat there again.
I would like to start this with the preface that I never review restaurants, and I usually try to cut the place some slack when something goes array. However, this meal was so bad I had to let the public know. We went here on a Friday night after some discussion on what to have for dinner. We had high hopes about this place as it has been here forever and I thought, there was always a large number of diners.
We walked in, there was no one there besides a noisy family on one side of the restaurant who left quickly. We were seated next to the bar, which was awkward in a restaurant with no diners. All of the staff stood at the bar and watched us the whole meal which made things even more uncomfortable. The servers were friendly, and they were definitely attentive, overly so, and clearly bored.
We ordered the Mee Krob Lard Na, the Prawn Red Curry, Steamed Rice & Veggie Spring Rolls. The spring rolls had very little filling and lots and lots of greasy wrapping. They came with a watery chili sauce that had no flavor and has something mysterious floating in the middle. The Mee Krob came next, family style. The crispy noodles looked as though they came directly from a package and they were still in a square shape. The sauce was gelatinous and the beef was chewy. Then the Red Curry, which is usually delicious every where and hard to screw up. It was okay, however, the prawns were a little slimy (which worries me) and way over sauced. The sauce was also goopy and had little flavor. The bamboo shoots were definitely from a can.
The best part of the meal, besides the beer, was the green tea ice cream. They forgot to ask us if we wanted dessert so I had to return the bill when it arrived to get the ice cream but it was good. Obviously store bought but good.
The bill was more than I felt necessary for this meal, for 1 beer, two mains & 4 spring rolls it came to $52 dollars.. which was the last nail in the coffin for me.
I'm left with a stomach ache, and disappointment.
Never again!! - at least we can laugh about that time we tried Thai Garden.
After hearing from a few friends about Jimoco, we decided to give them a try since they're only blocks from our house.
I decided on takeout given many reviews say it's quite busy to dine in, in the evenings. The girl on the phone was very polite and professional.
When I arrived 20 minutes later, I was cheerily greeted by the cashier who seemed quite busy. The restaurant wasn't full, but there were some people still waiting to be seated.
I paid the bill, was kindly given the take out, and was in and out in under 5 minutes.
We ordered the Linguine al frutti de mare (Seafood Linguine) in cream sauce, and the Pasta Parma in tomato sauce.
The Linguine was great. The cream sauce was nice an thick and creamy, and there were scallops, squid, mussels, shrimp, and clams. The Pasta Parma was very flavourful as well, with chunks of chicken breast, lots of olives and capers. My wife quite enjoyed it.
Portion sizes are reasonable. Enough to fill up a normal person's appetite, and pastas come with a slice of garlic bread as well.
Price wise, it can't be beat. All pastas are 2 for 1 for lunch and dinner. Most averaging around $15.99-16.99. For under $20 our bellies were satisfied, and we even had a little left over for a late night snack!
Overall a great experience. We will definitely be coming back to try some other items!
so it's one of the only place we could find for all you can eat at lunch time. The main area was clean and the place had quite a few people most likely also looking for the bargain pricing. We love all you can eat, but wish the food was of better quality. The tempura said seafood and I figured it would be shrimp as it's shrimp everywhere else that you order tempura. However, this was plain white fish (maybe some left over fake crab?). Too much batter on the other tempura as well. The miso was OK, but miso is pretty easy.
As for service, it was iffy. The slamming server was there but others were just OK. We've gotten used to the warm welcome from all staff at other places when you enter and this doesn't exist here.
There are so many other japanese restaurants in the tri cities so better to go to them for good food even if it isn't all you can eat that no need to go back here.
We haven't been to a Mr Mike's for a very long time.......last time we were there you got a steak, baked potatoe and garlic bread for $4.99, collected self-serve cafeteria style carrying your own tray (obviously that was a long time ago).
Well, things have certainly gone upscale at Mike's place. Ambience is the same muted greens and beiges that adorn White Spot or Milestones and the prices, ambience and some menu items are very similar. We both ordered New York steak sandwiches that came with a big handful of fries and a few onion rings. Steaks were both done perfectly, char grilled and perched on grilled bread; tasty but they weren't melt in your mouth tender. Rings and fries were just average and they were the only veggies on the plate. I think I should have subbed in a caesar salad for the fries or got a side.
The waitresses (we had 3 serving us) were fast and efficient, and we never wanted for anything. $45 with a good tip. We'd go back but we'd probably try their Mike burgers with a side salad.
We ordered two pizzas. They showed up late (it took almost 1.5 hours). Both were cold, both were wrong and one had cold tomatoes on top that were put there after cooking (I assume they forgot before cooking). See attached photo for a laugh and save yourself the trouble with these guys.
Pho puns aside , if you are looking for an excellent very affordable meal that will fill you to the brim for around ten bucks Pho 99 is your answer.
I have eaten here on a few occassions now and have never been disappointed with the exception of an order of their wings, avoid them. Everything else I have tried here has been outstanding. My favorite is the Chicken Vietnamese Style sub sandwhich. For a mere four dollars you get a very decent sized sandwhich loaded with "real" chicken , not the processed stuff, a generous amount of crisp veggies like carrot and cucumber and bunches of cilantro. Again, all this for four dollars, you just can't go wrong.
I have also enjoyed their Vietnamese Bowls with minced pork, chicken and a heaping portion of noodles.
This is sure to fill you up and absolutely delicious for under ten dollars.
The restaurant is not fancy, heck just outside there are people bowling, but it's a huge , bright space with a staff that are there when you need them.
If you are dining on a budget and looking for an excellent meal this is one place you have to visit.
Christmas party.This year I decided to order pizza for the office Christmas party. After looking at some mix review from Bella Pizza in Coquitlam. I placed a few hundred dollars worth of pizza with Bella Pizza to be delivered for lunch.For me it was the first time ordering Bella Pizza but some of the stuff had this pizza before.Delivery was on time as requested. Food was hot and smells delicious. The pizzas are quit thick with lots of toppings. These guys really put a good amount of toppings on pizzas. I believe this is the real pizza for the money I paid. The stuff also enjoyed the pizzas too. I think I will order from Bella Pizza for the office more often
Maybe it was an off night but was disappointed with the service and our meals. The chicken souvakli was dry and potatoes over done. We had to ask for tzatziki for our meals. Our salads came on separate plates before our meals along with cold pita bread and tzatziki. Our water glasses were always full and the decor was nice, but still won't be back any time soon.
Came with my family if 10 for dinner.
- Seated for 15 min before I decided to get up to ask for menus
- got up again to find someone to order
- had to ask again for tea and water
- did not provide enough plates so sister had to use a serving plate
- did not tell us what food they brought us and just place on table
- we asked to keep the tea pot but they said no and told us that they will come back often to refill tea (which they did not)
- we wanted to order more food and went to find someone to take our order. We waited 15 min fur someone to come and we gave up
My husband and myself have been waitresses and waiters before and understand that it can get busy and short staffed but this was just horrible and beyond bad service. The food is good but for the expensive pricing I expected way more.
To note this is the second time we have had horrible service. We had decided to give this place a second chance hoping it was just that one time.
We will never return to this place again. For $260 no one was full and was too annoyed to wait any longer to order more food.
we had a staff function here and when the first few started trickling in it took 30 min to even get a glass of water and it was not busy. The tables with 2 people received more attention then our table of 20 that is here to spend a shit load more money. the food we ordered was their plated service 6 dishes in total. The food itself was pretty good and we were full right before the end hoping there wasn't anymore food coming out.
The waitress seemed like they need more training with customer relations because our table was neglected at most parts. If you want water you should call in ahead of time and order a pitcher for your table as it seems they import the water straight from Mount Seymour and have run to go get it. I wouldn't go back there id rather get pasta from Boston Pizza.
My wife and I decided to give Sammys a try since it had been a few years. I'm not sure if it was just a bad night to go or its always that bad. We were seated quickly which was what we took as a good sign, on the way to the table we noticed it was pretty dead (two other tables). We also noticed how extremely uncomfortable the servers dress code made us feel, the tiny dresses were more than revealing and trashy. The drinks came to our table quickly but it went downhill from there. The music was comparable to that of a rave party and made us feel like club kids. It was in the irritating, loud and if we hadn't already ordered we would have left. We noticed they had also renovated and changed the menu and my wife and i agreed they seemed like they were attempting to be like Joeys in burnaby. Despite my food being quite tasty my wife's food was bland and it took forever for us to get it. The service was extremely slow and my wife's drink had not been refilled nor had mine. It was quite dead in there and there was absolutely no excuse for the poor service. After about 30 minutes of waiting I had to stand to wave down my waitress andaskills for a bill. No tip was given. We will absolutely not be returning. If I want an expensive meal I'll get it at Joe's where my server will be attentive and my food guaranteed to taste good.
We have been going for years to Golden Boot. But the last straw has been laid and never again will me and my family and friends go there. The service is HORRID! The food is good but not good enough to endure the worst service I have come across. They have this little troll that is so arrogant and is obviously a family friend that they were forced to hire. She is rude and will ignore you or slam down the food unless you are a table she likes. So many times we are forced to stand at the door while the kitchen guys (including the owner) just stare and don't even acknowledge you. Then the waitresses make you wish you were sorry you came. We get shouted at, "YOU GOT RESERVATIONS?!" This place used to be crazy busy and they would be needed but not anymore. I wish he could see that if he got good service in the place would return to its previous splendor. Why would I pay to be at a place where they just don't care if I am there or not. Your loss Golden Boot!
I have eaten here five times; both solo, and with my son. I therefore can say I have basis for a balanced review.
The food has always been way above average - the last visit the calamari was truly excellent - very tender and the breading cooked to perfection.
The serving staff have consistently been friendly and attentive, without leaving me feeling they were intrusive. I saw them deal with a difficult situation at another table with aplomb.
Value: in this case you get the quality of food, service, and surroundings that you pay for, and incidentally they also give good portion sizes.
The decor is fresh and upmarket, and ambiance is pleasantly relaxing.
Multiple visits - every time a winner.
I used to be a student in Ontario years ago and a friend suggested that we go to Cora's for breakfast. I had never heard of the place but I figured why not. And I discovered the greatest breakfast eatery ever.When I moved back to BC I made sure to go there one last time and I was a little sad that I'd never have an April 89 crepe again. And thus began numerous kitchen attempts to recreate them myself. (Didn't work. I wound up substituting liquors for water and made "boozy" crepes instead lol.)
A few months ago my husband and I were in Coquitlam and I saw the cheery yellow sun sign and insisted that we go for breakfast there.
Ok so the decor is a bit cheesy and it's noisy. But the food is worth it! People have been complaining about the prices; they are standard and are actually a great deal when you look at the mountains of fresh fruit that you're served here. Nearly every dish comes with a variety of fresh fruit (no canned fruit cocktail or wedge of old melon here) and anyone who has worked in the food industry will tell you that it's an excellent deal.
The dishes themselves are great. We usually opt for one savory item and one sweet so that we don't have to choose lol.
Really if you want a cheap breakfast then there's always IHOP or McDonalds. But if you're looking for something that is fairly healthy and of good quality then this is a very good choice.
I used to go here for AYCE sushi and it was good but it's gotten progressively worse and I'll never go here again. My husband and I went here for the absolutel last time a few months back and now we tease each other about wanting to go here again (NEVER!).
We had noticed that one server in particular was just plain rude. He's a tall Asian guy with redish hair and barely speaks and does not make eye contact with people. He slams tea onto the tables hard enough to splash and doesn't check to see if people want anything else etc. He seemed to always be there whenever we went and we always left a little annoyed at his lack of basic good manners.
Anyhow the last time we were there we noticed that some of our food tasted a little different but we thought nothing of it. Within an hour of leaving we were both violently ill and wound up missing a few days of work with food poisoning.
This place has opened about 2 month now and I was there when it first opened and again couple days ago. When it first opened the place was renovated really nicely but the food and service was a little slow as usually just opened restaurants are, but when I was back couple days ago there was a huge party seeming about over 40 people at one side and other spots were almost all full. Seenig the huge party made me want to have my birthday party here. Anyways the service has gone incredibly great and the food was pretty quick to come the price is fairly decent. I had the las vegas roll and the chicken terriyaki and it was all so~ good. I would definitely come back again and make this place my regular.
Nice to have brought my friend here today. Had an awesome roasted turkey sandwich. Turkey was Made fresh and roasted very well. My friend enjoyed her Vegetarian sandwich and home made soup.
The place just changed management and I find the new owners much better and not as money greedy as the previous one. They also seem genuinely caring and friendly!
Will definitely be back to try their other gourmet sandwiches.
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