Went here for Father's day dim sum lunch. The restaurant was quite full but had to only wait for 10 mins. We were seated in the corner which was perfect for the children. We ordered the usually fare which were shrimp dumpling, pork dumpling, beef balls, Bar-b-q pork pastries, Bar-b-q pork buns, beef tripe etc. The service was efficient and the food came out hot and fresh. The carts were frequent at first and then after 30 mins it stopped. I guess they had to refill the carts, but the waitress came up to ask on numerous occassions to ask if we wanted to order anything specific. The only donwside is that the price for dim sum per dish has gone up to $3.25. They used to be $2.50. But I guess with inflation they had to raise the price. Overall the dining experience was enjoyable and I would return when I am craving for some dim sum.
We have ordered delivery twice and take-out once. Only complaint - first time we ordered from there they forgot our side of naan..also...I was expecting more from my cucumber salad than a container of sliced cucs and a side of sauce and ranch dip but what do I know. Each time we have LOVED our meals. I personally really like the pizza crust. I would say hands down best pizza in this price range. We have had Samosas, pakoras, vindaloo, tikka masala, korma, aloo gobi and butter chicken. All of them had a lot of flavor and none of them were too spicy for me to eat. Prices are very reasonable and will keep us coming back (along with the food of course). Both on the phone and delivery the service was pleasant.
I have never had better Chinese food in a food court. This chain in relatively new to Coquitlam Centre and I decided to try it as I'm sick of all the other places there. Right away when I tasted it I could tell there was no MSG. Just to confirm I checked after i WAS done and saw the no MSG sign posted my the cash.
I had the veggie combo of rice chowmein and veg stir fry. The rice was very good, the veggies hot, properly cooked andtasty with lots of broccoli and the chow mein was OUTstanding. The noodles are usually too soft, but these wer almost "al dente" - in that they were coooked perfectly and were very tastly. They happily put sweet and sour sauce on whatever I wanted and gave me plum sauce. All for $7. I have had half the portion at a greater price at other malls. Well done, I'll be back.
Once you dine at Jimoco, it will definitely become one of your favourite places to eat. The pasta is 2 for one, so you can pay as little as $15 for two large plates of pasta, and the service is fast and friendly too. I recommend ordering something with seafood, because they are very generous with the seafood. The Linguini Soul is really good, and it has mussels, clams, scallops, a million prawns, and squid in a spicy tomato sauce and it comes in a hot pot. SO GOOD! There's usually a bit of a wait to get in, but it's worth it!
This place is a small little joint in the plaza near Wendy's on Schoolhouse street. It has some decent Thai food, spicy and well portioned. I had the cashew chicken, a bit spicy but very good. The springroll was lame, but overall good value for a 12 dollar lunch special. I'd definitely go again.
So after my usual cheap take-out place in Coquitlam (Sushi Turn House) went way downhill, I decided to try this place out. Unfortunately, this place is just as bad, maybe even worse.
I ordered ten pieces of toro sashimi, and not only did it taste bad, two of the pieces had little bones in it! I have never, EVER had a sushi joint serve me sashimi with bones in it.
When I went to order over the phone (I'm ordering for multiple people), I asked the guy if I could get 9 pieces of tuna and 9 pieces of salmon for their "assorted sashimi" pack, instead of just ordering them separate... you'd save a couple bucks this way. Those 2 are the cheapest sashimi items on the menu, so I thought it was a reasonable request.
So the guy told me he would go ask, but left the phone too close to his face and I could hear him loudly hollering to the chefs. This went back and forth for a good 3 minutes, I almost felt like hanging up. Turns out if you have special requests like that, they charge you for it, and it'll end up costing about the same amount of money... so I just ordered the two items separate.
At least when I went in to pick up my food, the girl at the counter was nice. Otherwise, I'd give service a 1.
As for value, I'm going to give it a 2, only because the other two people I ordered for didn't get bones in their sashimi, and the portions are large. However, they didn't think too highly of the food either.
Under no circumstance am I ordering from here again.
**Please ignore my older review and just read this**
I used to order from this place all the time, but I don't know what happened. I avoid it now.
3 times in a row I've had extremely unsatisfactory sushi, definitely worse than what it had been 6 months - 1 year ago... when I used to order take-out at least a couple times per month from them.
As for service, their phone manner has become worse. They hang up very quickly after taking your order, to the point of it being borderline rude. No smiles (or anything pleasant, really) when I went to pick up my food.
My sister and I had seen this place over a year ago, but it was only recently that I'd finally gone to eat there. Was really quiet, but nice. Decor is tasteful and even the bathroom was nicely decorated. The woman behind the counter was really nice and took my order. My 3 year old daughter was napping when we got there, so it was nice that it was just us and she was able to lie down on the bench they had at one of the tables.
We had the ginataang baka (beef and veggies cooked in coconut with a touch of spice) and caldereta (beef and veggies in a spicey tomatoe sauce). I had ordered the garlic rice, but after explaining my allergies, we went with the steamed rice. The caldereta was good, but the the ginataang baka was utterly amazing. Even my incredibly picky daughter devoured it. The portions are fairly large, so those two things were enough for our family and another meal after.
The service was good, and I will be back!
I was sick recently and I was really craving for some good ol' comfort food in the form of a nice hot bowl of congee. It was late and I didn't feel like driving very far to get take out so against my better judgement, I went to Hon's. I ordered what could only be the most basic can't-go-wrong style of congee (salty pork with century old egg congee, equivalent to wonton noodles in terms of popularity) and to my dismay, they managed to royally mess that up. The ingredients in congee are supposed to be cooked with the rice so that the flavours are all absorbed during the process. My congee on the other hand, it was blatantly obvious that they had a big pot of plain congee and had just thrown the cooked ingredients in there, hence, making the congee completely bland. For a Chinese restaurant with a reputable name that has boasted decent food for years and years, this was embarrassing! We've had less than average meals here before, but this was definitely the last time for me. I'm sorry to say, you can probably find food court Chinese food that would taste better.
This is a fantastic restaurant ! My family and I have been loving this gem of a restaurant for many years now and I am perplexed at some of these reviews. Pasta Polo is a busy, popular spot. The staff are warm and welcoming, professional and attentive.The food is flavorful and everything is made fresh daily in house.The menu is huge so even the pickiest of eaters will find something they like.They even cater to allergies, ciliac options,vegetarian options and cater to substitutions.Now how many restaurants will do any of these?I dine out often so I can tell you not many restaurants cater to their customers needs like Pasta Polo Coquitlam does.Obviously I am not alone in my opinion as this is a very busy place and much loved in the community.The owner is very generous and sponsors numerous community events, schools, and non profit community services.Perhaps some of the previous reviewers do not dine out often or maybe they are simply out of their minds! Love this place!
My truck was being worked on and I couldn't be bothered to go elsewhere so I ended up having a lunch at Ding Hao. It was a great lunchtime getaway. I'd been here once before so I knew it was clean and modern inside and that it was pretty popular as it's a little off the beaten path. I asked the waiter for some recommendations and settled for dumplings as a starter and a dry noodle dish as a main course, as I didn't fancy the popular soups. To round things off, I finished with a Matcha Green Tea drink.
The food was very good. It was fresh and cooked perfectly, presented well and for most noodle places it was surprisingly upmarket. They had a few other lunchtime regulars pop in while I was there and I'd say they were doing quite well for a Thursday lunchtime. They were also attracting a lot of non-Asians which is also a good sign as they're catering for typical and atypical customers.
Overall it was a very pleasant lunch and I'd certainly be tempted to come back and try something else on the menu -- always a little daunting to an irregular noodler like myself. I'd trust the staff though and go with their recommendations, they seemed very patient and more than happy to explain things thoroughly.
I have been going here for 3 years and have always had consistently great sushi and great service. Most of the girls here are EXTREMELY friendly, always smiling every time I am there - and on some weeks that has been 2 to 3 times. When my son was a baby even the chef came out of the kitchen to talk to him which I thought was really nice. They are very busy but service has always been fast. They have decorated the walls with photos of patrons which is kind of neat.
I like there sushi better than other restaurants because I find that the rice is better than most - not too sticky. The yam tempura roll has a lot of deep orange yam and the avocado roll is always the freshest avocado there is. The prices are a bit higher than anywhere I have been but that is offset by the complimentary edemame they give for dine-in guests or the yam roll for take-out. That was too be honest the thing that got me hooked in the first place. For about a year (2010/11 ish) when I went in I was rarely getting the yam cone with my take-out meals even on large orders so my visits slowed a bit but this last 6 months I have received it every time, yay! If the complimentary snack was a gaurantee I would rate value 4.5.
Food 6/10 Beef dip was on a fresh bun, shaved beef piled high and was flavourful, fries seemed homemade but were very tasteless and almost tasted baked although they were not. Iced tea was so weak it looked like water, had to return it .. seemed obviously wrong, but waitress said she couldnt bring me another as the manager wasnt there? Had a diet coke instead. Took much longer than it should have to get my food based on how busy the place was.
Service 5/10 At a Friday lunch when they were not too too busy, it was barely adequate. Had to ask for a menu, the iced tea issue, slow service, no quality check.
Value 7/10 $14.50 including tax and tip was very fair, would have scored higher if not for the above issues.
Ambiance 6/10 In what looks to be an old house, different areas with different vibes which I like, but the dining area I chose was ridiculously dark and the table was wobbly.
It's a pleasant restaurant, decorated well. The appies were tasty and priced ok. Drinks were priced lower than I thought would be the case. As for the mains, the accompaning salad, rice, satziki and potatos were very good. But the beef and lamb were too dry. And this should be the highlight. The waitress was overworked playing bartender and waitress. She did this well but seldom visited us to ask the usual questions. Obviously this is a management issue and not her fault but is critical to the business. It's annoying when you can't get someone's attention. All in all it was ok for value and we may return. Well see.
We were supposed to go to White Spot for lunch on a saturday, however, my friend took the wrong turn, and we ended up at Joey's. Which was ok, because as we dined, more and more families were coming in with their toddlers (my friends say that white spot is always packed on the weekends and this was probably their back up plan).
Having said that, the staff was very friendly, but dissappeared for a good amount of time when we finished out meal and wanted to pay. we had to go hunt them down because our toddlers were getting antsy after their meals.
I had ordered a beef dip with fries. The beef tasted old and flavourless and lacked seasoning. It came on a ciabatta bread, which was too big for the amount of beef they gave. I would definatly not order it again.
My husband ordered their california chicken burger, a MUCH better choice. it was delicious and had the right kick with the spicy mayo and arugula.
And we ordered a cream of mushroom soup (chantrelle mushroom) for our 21 month old son to share with his 16 months old friend, whom both loved it. It was definatly homemade and very tasty.
Would probably not go back just because it's a bit pricy for the inconsistency of the food that they serve.
After stopping in for a burger a few days ago, and giving Woody's a generally favourable review, I stopped by today for another as I was in the area. What a difference. After sitting down and having several waitresses walk by me, speaking to and looking after tables right next to me, FINALLY someone asks if I've been helped.
Ordered the Triple Cheese, Mushroom, Chipotle Burger and this time it was terrible. Different buns than last time, dry and stale so that it broke apart in my hands. Cheese not melted, not a hint of chipotle, Fries were cold and tasteless, burger patty was dry and overcooked.
No quality check from the waitress until well after I was done.
A brutal effort. What a difference a few days makes.
Food 7/10 Had a basic cheeseburger with fries. It was as simple as you can get in a burger,, bought in patty, bought in fries, plain bun but prepared perfectly for what it was. Hot, juicy, cheese melted, fries hot. Not gourmet but good for what it was
Service 7/10 Attentive staff on a busy night, although a couple moved next to me because they were having difficulty flagging down anyone where they were previously seated. My only issue is that after ordering and waiting a reasonable 10 minutes, I was told that the food would be a little longer because they had a fundraiser in the back room and were backed up in the kitchen. Fair enough, I appreciate the heads up ... HOWEVER, someone seated near me whom was obviously a regular because his girlfriend showed up and was given a beer without having to order because they knew what she drank, ordered well after me and got his food well before me. Clearly, put his order above mine, not impressed
Value 8/10 Burger and fries about $10, can't complain
Ambiance 7/10 Typical busy pub, the commotion coming from the fundraiser in the back was mildly annoying
Tonight I had a craving for wonton soup so, I decided to call up Hon's and also get a few other things with delivery. I remembered that I had ordered from them once before and the food seemed decent. The person taking the order could not decipher a 0 from a 4 (slight language barrier, but no big deal) in our phone number and after many attempts to clarify, we gave up thinking that at least they had our apartment number correct. After an hour or so, we called to inquire about our food.. a woman apologized and said they had tried to reach us - they had the buzzer number wrong as well. When the food finally arrived, to my dismay the sauteed beans in garlic were obviously canned. $10 FOR CANNED BEANS! I was so upset, because they are usually my favourite and after waiting so long thinking about them, it was very disappointing to receive gelatinous garbage. The war wonton soup we got had a strange aftertaste and very few wontons. I am actually pretty mad about wasting my money.
Had to pick up my friend in Coquitlam and thought we drop by this place to eat, it looked alright from the outside and the reviews seems alright, can't be that bad right? WRONG!
The food was overly salty, it seemed like I was eating plain salt, the food was luke-warm and even cold. I talked to the person working there and they said it was "hot" when I took it out and just left. We took a few bites of everything and just got the bill, over half of the food was still on the plate and they didn't even ask why or make it up to us. Paid the bill and head to the washroom, the entire restaurant was dirty and what made me lose it was seeing bugs crawling around the restaurant as I was heading to the washroom. YUCK!
Not recommending anyone this place, I'd tell them to drive to Pho Hoa in Coquitlam center instead of eating at this SH*TTY place!
I was told about this place by a friend so I came a few times to try it out.
1st time.. stopped in for lunch. Cool little place, they have some nice pasta options. It was not busy there and service was good. I ordered one of their tortellini dishes. It was good but nothing spectacular. I needed to come back and order something else to be sure..
2nd time.. I came with my wife for dinner. We each ordered a pizza. I had the Caprese - $15 & she had the Maranello - $15. Both pizzas were awesome! Thin crust and delicious. Our waitress got busy during dinner and service became slow. She did her best though, it wasn't her fault. For dessert we shared a tiramisu - $7 and it was also yummy.
Overall this is a cool little place, has a casual relaxed feel inside. I will be back next time I am in the mood for a good pizza and I will be telling my friends about it.
My rating is based on both meals so if I were to only have eaten the pizza here I would have rated the food a 4 instead of 3.
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