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Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Papa John's Pizza1153 The High Street, #126, Coquitlam
best pizza ever
By Henian123 of coquiltam (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 1:33am [Delivery]

it tastes like a slice of melted cheese with a slight crisp to it. The cheese is so good. A little salty with a gooey satisfaction. The sauce is sometimes sweet or tart with a tomatoey taste. The 2 together are awesome dude. The crust is best when it is slightly buttery and soft/fluffy. So it's basically like eating the hot equivalent of a bagel with cream cheese and tomato. it's awesome

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Cacy Restaurant2120 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
Excellent Roast Lamb Dinner
By midussy827 of Coquitlam (0 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

I have been to many Greek Restaurant and every time, I order a Roast Lamb Dinner. And in the past, none of them are as tasty as Cacy's Roast Lamb Dinner. The flavor of the lamb is seasoned just right, while the potatoes have an excellent lemon flavor, and the texture of the rice, is perfect. Once you try this restaurant, I'm sure, you will say " WOW", this is my new restaurant now.

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Copper Club Grill & Lounge405 North Road, Coquitlam
Disappointing lack of accomodation
By goddard of coquitlam (11 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 9:42pm [Dine in]

My son had surgery a few days before, and after home convalescence he just felt able to go out to eat. I decided as a treat for him, to use the 2 Groupon coupons that I had for this restaurant’s Prix fixe meal.

The fine print was: Limit 2 Groupons per table, Reservation required, Dine-in only.

I complied with the above conditions totally; making a 6.30pm reservation.

On arrival the restaurant was empty except for another pair of diners. My son was seated while I paid for parking. When I arrived at the table I was told the Prix fixe meal was off the menu: Thanksgiving meal menu was all there was, and I could not use my Groupon for that. I requested to talk to the manager, who would not budge from that position.

Groupons pre-state in the fine print if there are additional specific date or menu restrictions to the deal.

So a negative for the change of menu not providing the prix fixe meal without noting specific limitations in the Groupon

A negative for not allowing a direct substitution for the changed menu – a similarly price dining experience.

And a negative for just being general arses in the circumstances of my son's post surgery recovery.

Definitely not recommended.

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Pizza Town & Indian Grill1041 Ridgeway Ave, Unit A, Coquitlam
They need to improve on their customer service
By aeis2000 of Burnaby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 5, 2012 - 7:20pm [Take-out]

They got my order wrong twice to date and it's always in their favour.
They seriously need someone to check the orders before handing it to the customers. The owner's wife is the only pleasant one to deal with. The rest of them are just so robotic.

The food is good but the service needs improving.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House228 Schoolhouse Street, #14, Coquitlam
It was fine
By royalsam of burnaby (45 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 5, 2012 - 11:52am [Dine in]

It's a new building and as such far more accommodating than the normal pho joint. Service was quick and pleasant. I had the spicey flank steak pho with a spring roll. Both were pretty good. Kind of the usual. Nothing outstanding. It came with the thick noodles which most may prefer as you would get a real feed. But they are just too heavy for my liking and lacked taste. I'll come again and design my own bowl.

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Sushi Mori2565 Barnet Hwy, #26, Coquitlam
I'd like the old owner to come back
By Lobo47 of Burnaby (17 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

I've tried to like the new owner's idea of a restaurant. Sorry, it's not working for me.
Where are the pleasant ladies that made lunch a pleasure? I don't care for all these buzzing hyper young girls who seem only bent on getting me sat down, fed and out of there. I miss the courteous, respectful, happy, previous staff.
Why are the portions so small? Somebody didn't complete their sushi chef diploma. Heh, we're in Vancouver. We all know what the right portion size is.
Rap music, blaring, pounding. I didn't see the owner so I assume it's the staff playing music to entertain themselves. It's Coquitlam, - rap hasn't quite taken off here yet.
I must be right. It's 12:30 noon and it's an empty restaurant.
Life is long. Sushi restaurants are many. I'll check back in a year and see how things go.
This used to be one of the best places in the area. What happened?

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Matoi Sushi3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Worst service possible
By Whiteteeshirt of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 6:18pm [Dine in]

My experience at this Matoi restaurant was probably my worst restaurant experience ever. We made a reservation and was seated at a reasonable time. Then all hell broke loose.

At a fairly small restaurant with about 10 tables at most, we were ignored the entire time. The following events resulted in the first time my family and I walked out:
- No menus were provided to us
- After asking for menus, we were asked for them back as they did not have enough on hand
- A server spilled a tray full of dirty water on my wife's back and said server had no idea she did that
- 2 servers saw our hands raised for service and simply ignored us

The restaurant was half full on a Sunday evening but the serving staff were preoccupied with what we assume are take out orders or with some other meaningless tasks which out ranked the customers! We noticed other patrons of the restaurant getting restless and waiting around. A total of 4 servers were on duty and they all look like they were running around like chickens with their heads cut off!

Sadly, I can't provide a food recommendation because we didn't even get to the ordering phase. Walked out of there but the funny thing is that they probably didn't even realize it.....

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Wings Restaurants & Pubs345 North Road, Coquitlam
Not bad food but terrible service.
By keeper14 of Port Moody (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

Customer service non existent. Our experience started with the waiter dropping two pints of beer at the table that we flat, you could tell by the appearance before having to taste them. They should never have been served. We had to take them to the server to send them back because he vanished after setting them down.

After that it was a chore to try to get more drinks. We had 6 folks at the table and we all had to wait a very long time before seeing our waiter to get service. We tried to get the attention of another waiter and he seemed appalled at having to serve another table. The entire staff just seemed miserable and you could tell by how they were working. Had the fellow who was serving our table been doing his job he would have been very happy with the tip our group usually leaves but he was pretty much invisible all night so got less than 10%. He shouldn't have gotten any tip but I just can't do that so hopefully he got the message seeing the small tip.

Won't be back any time soon.

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Ricky's2929 Barnet Hwy, Unit 2660, Coquitlam
Best breakfast in Tri cities
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (135 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

We love Ricky's. Breakfast is served until 4. Prices are consistent with other breakfast places. Pancakes were fantastic. Two kinds of hashbrowns - shredded and the deep fried cubed ones. We both had sourdough toast -the pieces were very large and perfectly buttered. Breakfast meats were done perfectly. Any my Omlette was hot, well cooked with the cheese just perfect - a masterpiece., Not sure why i'd go anyhwere else around here for a sit down breakfast.

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Kefi Greek Kouzina100 Schoolhouse St, #102, Coquitlam
Horrified!!!!
By OriginalJay of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 4:38pm [Dine in]

First of all my first clue should have been that my fiancé and I were the only people there at
5pm on a Sunday...anyways though we would give it a chance-big mistake!!!
I ordered the halibut souvlaki which the server told my was amazing and always so fresh! Waited 45 minutes and the rice and potatoes were cold, halibut dry and overlooked on my first bite, then on my second bite I almost threw up it was so rotten and mushy and foul in odor!! This place is nasty!!! The waitress said she ate that for breakfast and hopes she doesn't get sick-bullshit you did that was the most disgusting thing I have ever eaten in my life, my fiancé could smell it and lost his appetite right away. She still charges us for his dish which he had a couple bites from and we left, absolutely awful experience we will never return!!!!! Also she was condescending when she refilled my Pepsi, asked me to finish up the last couple sips before she would take my glass and then made a joke that she was "cheap" I was like and I in kindergarten?!? Anyways I strongly caution if your feeling like Greek, run the other way from this place, I wouldn't be surprised if the good reviews are from people who work there trying to keep up the reputation as we were the only suckers to venture in there on a Sunday at dinner time! Still trying to get the foul rotten fish taste out of my mouth...BEWARE!!!

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Akari Japanese Restaurant3000 Lougheed Highway, #112, Coquitlam
Best Japanese in Coquitlam
By Errolcamacho of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 7:20am [Dine in]

Highly recommend Askari as the #1 sushi place in Coquitlam. Fresh fish and fantastic selection. I've eaten sushi all over Vancouver and this place is worth the drive from anywhere in the lower mainland. The ambiance of the restaurant is great, wait time for food is reasonable and highly recommend to friends and family

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ABC Country Restaurant100 Schoolhouse Street, #300, Coquitlam
Just My Opinion
By Coquitlam of Coquitlam (Schoolhouse Street) (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

I am not one that usually takes the time to comment on a restaurant, good or bad, but maybe someone will read it and make a change or two. We go to ABC, mostly because my dad has a diet issues, and he can find something to eat off their menu.

Over the past 5 years, we have been steady customers, and most times there are little things that make you cringe. We don’t go as often now as we use too, and that there should tell you something.

The service, by far is their main problem, I not sure if it’s because of lack of staff working or just a total disorganization by the administrative staff. We have waited 20 plus minutes to be served at all to over an hour to receive a couple of burgers. The waitresses are usually friendly, but not always on top of their game.

The food, I had some nice meals and some real disappointments, again is it staff problem or just the quality of staff they employ.

The bill is always a shock! The quality of the food and service in the restaurant just does not justify the cost. I thank them they do promotions where you can get a percentage removed.

Every business has its bad days and should not be condemned for that reason, but when your customers and the other comments listed in your review column are all saying the same things then you have a problem.

This ABC Restaurant seems to be on a steady decline, even though I did enjoy my last meal there, and what a shame it would be to lose a “Family Style Restaurant”. Hopefully changes to improve it will happen in the near future.

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Sushi Mori2565 Barnet Hwy, #26, Coquitlam
Cozy
By I like 2 nom of North Burnaby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:09am [Dine in]

This is not your typical Japanese restaurant. If you want large portions of sashimi and big fat rolls, Sushi Mori will not satisfy your needs. Sushi Mori is different and delicious! I love going to Sushi Mori for their specialty rolls.They're unique and yummy. Yakisoba is not as wet as most (which I prefer) and not over salted or greasy. Sushi pizza is very well done! Right amount of crispness of the rice but not too hard. Sashimi is fresh and thin. Grilled mackerel does have bones in it so watch out (it is very flavorful though!) The food is soo good! The price is definitely reasonable for the quality of food you're eating. The service is good if you don't catch them on a busy day. And I adore the look and feel of Sushi Mori. It really looks and feels like an authentic Japanese restaurant with the fake trees and fake foliage. It's one of the few Asians restaurants that I find calm and soothing.

I recommend Sushi Mori to anyone who's craving Japanese food other than chunky sashimi and rolls.

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Cumpari Gelato & Caffe535 North Road, Coquitlam
So much to choose
By I like 2 nom of North Burnaby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

Whenever I walk into Cumpari's, I always feel overwhelmed at the choices. I get super excited but at the same time the decision making process can cause a headache. It takes me forever to choose what I want since everything looks soo good! I'm a person that likes her deserts light and less sweet so it's a constant battle within myself to order something I will enjoy and finish (fruit tart), or something that will hit the spot but will probably end up in the trash because it was too sweet (raspberry mousse cake...never again). The service is okay. The price is pretty standard to other desert places (although I find it a bit lower). And the ambiance is decent. The high ceiling doesn't help with the echo so the place gets noisy if it's a full house. The patio is open for the summer time which is great for extra seating. However, once this place fill up, you might not be able to find a seat for a while. Whenever I come here, I usually stay for at least an hour to chat with friends. It seems like the patrons here are like that too so be prepared to eat your tasty treat somewhere else.
Overall, Cumpari's is a great place for dessert in the Lougheed/North Road area. They're open late which is good for you night owls.

PS- with any desert places, you have to be careful of what you order. Sometimes you're lucky and other times not so much.

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Good new go-to Greek
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (112 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

First off, after reading these reviews, I did not find the food salty, the room dark, the service lacking =, the music loud nor the portions "massive". I guess it's perception.

We went on Thursday night around 6:30. The place was busy but there were still some empty table.s We got a nice window seat with sun. We noticed the meals coming TOO quickly after ordering so we waited and had a drink before ordering.

The meals we had were delicious. And, like most greek places came witih the puffy pita bread, a small thimble ot tsatziki, tons of cheap rice and potato. Not much different here. Spanikapita was flaky and good but not totally to my liking as it had a lot of mint in it. Mint should stay in toothpaste and not my dinner. However it was ok.

Drinks were pretty cheap and the wine prices were very good after being used to paying the ripoff prices at the Keg, joeys etc.

All in all a great meal and we will return when we are in the mood for a carb fest.

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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch3025 Lougheed Highway, #390, Coquitlam
Best Breakfast menu.
By spiker30 of Anmore, Port Moody (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 3:51am [Dine in]

We used to go all the time to The Dutch that is until Cora's Opened. Cora's has a huge menu. Most of dishes come with lots of fresh fruit or veggies. Fresh fruit juices and an espresso machine if you want something more then plain coffee. If you want meat and carbs, The Dutch is better for that. On the negative side Cora's is way understaffed and I mean always to a point where I feel bad for the servers who are all very friendly at this location. They eggs always come out like they were microwaved, no sign of crispness on the edges.

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Thai Garden555 Clarke Road, #5, Coquitlam
Awesome cashew chicken
By David-Vanderbyl of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 3:04pm [Dine in]

I have been visiting this restaurant regularly for about 15 years now for lunch, dinner, and take-out. Every time I visit I get the same thing: the Stir fried Cashew Chicken (Gai Pad Met Ma-Muang). It's just to die for!

I've been to this restaurant so many times over the years that I've seen them at their best and worst. On the rare occasion we've had slow service, and a couple of times they even forgot the cashews in my cashew chicken! For the most part, however, the service is reasonably fast and friendly and the food is consistently excellent.

I'll also add that the lunch menu is a great value. You get a smaller portion than dinner, plus rice, for about $7.

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Backstage Grille2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
Pleasantly Surprised
By bubbie of North Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 8:57am [Dine in]

Small menu but food was very good as was the service. Prices quite reasonable too although portions were on the small side. I was surprised to see it wasn't busy there when we dined however on show nights it can be. A good option to their Metro Bistro inside the casino which is way over priced!

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Papa John's Pizza1153 The High Street, #126, Coquitlam
False Advertising
By Martini_Man of Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 6:35pm [Take-out]

They offer "Triple Play Deal, ANY THREE PIZZAS FOR $34.99"

Then they charge you like crazy for building your own 5 topping pizza. I called the store and they argued and refused to honour the advertised deal. Not good. They acted like I was trying to get away with something... I wasn't, there is no small print on the ad, and any changes to their standard pizzas result in upcharges. Any 3 pizza's means any 3 pizza's. It clearly does NOT say 3 topping, 4 topping, 5 topping, or 20 topping. It just says any 3 topping pizza. two tries at online feedback weeks apart resulted in no response.

Pizza is tasty but I hate false advertising and restaurants that argue with customers!

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Sultan's Delicious Donair, The1196 Lansdowne Drive, #108, Coquitlam
Poor Service.
By ajanine of Port Moody BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 23, 2012 - 4:28pm [Take-out]

I've been to Sultan's Delicious Donair about twice in my life prior to today. I'm not 100% familiar with their product or how they serve their food, but my previous, albeit limited, experiences were always fine. I went into the restaurant today and nobody was standing at the front but there was a bell at the front counter which I assumed you were meant to ring if you didn't want to get behind the counter and prepare your own food. So I rung the bell. An unsmiling older woman came out and asked me what I wanted. I ordered a Super size Lamb Donair. The lady began to prepare what I assumed was my order. She asked me if I wanted greek salad or caesar salad which confused me a bit, but not being super familiar with how they served their meals I thought that maybe they gave you a salad with your donair. So I answered the question. She brought out a to-go container with a bunch of different sections at which point I became a little more concerned that perhaps she was preparing the wrong meal. As soon as she took out a platter of rice from the MICROWAVE (that's quality), I realized that this was not the right meal so I immediately asked her whether that was for me. She replied, quite tersely, that yes that was my meal to which I responded, quite politely, that I had ordered a donair not a platter. This was apparently quite offensive to her because she became extremely rude and began to question WHY I would order a platter when I wanted a donair, to which I responded with "I did not order a platter, I ordered a donair, perhaps you misheard me". Her attitude was AWFUL, she continued to berate me (I am not using that word lightly, she was literally berating me) for ordering a platter when I wanted a donair and essentially tossed the container with the already prepared 1/2 cup of greek salad to the side and said "YOU must be mistaken, you ordered a platter and now I have prepared this and you say you want a donair". I can honestly say I have never been treated with such audacity or rudeness by a person in the service industry (which I am a part of and have a huge amount of patience for people who work in it as well), It was appalling and really quite embarrassing. I politely told her that since she seemed very upset that I wouldn't need that Lamb donair and she could have a nice day and left. I wasted half of my lunch break dealing with this petulant, rude and quite horrifying individual. I truly hope that anyone who makes the choice to go to Sultan's doesn't make the "mistake" of ordering one thing only to have her prepare the wrong meal. It's really quite horrifying.

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