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.
My wife and I went to Fulin Hotpot in Coquitlam. Because of the crappy food and service, and more importantly, the fraud ad outside the restaurant, we left without tip. But we also left the handbag. When I returned, the manager hid it and didn’t admit. I had witness and I called the cop. I didn’t cause any trouble but just waited for an hour. Just minutes before the cop came, the manager returned the bag and still blamed us for not tipping. The bottom line is, it is not a crime for us not tipping, it is not a crime for the manger not taking care of customers’ lost items, but it is definitely a crime for hiding and not returning it when I asked. Because she returned the bag and nothing lost, the cop wouldn’t charge her. But I feel it is my obligation to let the community know about this incident and boycott this restaurant.
Do not trust the owner. He is very dishonest and will try to take advantage of you. I regret ever having given this establishment my business.
The best thing offered are the cream puffs, if on the pricier side, but not enticing enough to overcome the complete lack of respect shown. Ambiance is typical sports bar/restaurant style.
You would be wise not to go.
I like the room and the service is always good but the food is just ok and, as with a lot of these similar themed places, overpriced. If the food is good then I don't mind the price b/c you are paying for the other amenities. I ordered the ahi tuni sandwich which is usually risky outside of a sushi grade restaurant. It was terrible. Fishy, smelly and costly. I love ahi and this was the worst ever. I only ate a bit and had a small stomach issue later. Sure it was just a mistake, and that can happen. I will, however, be more careful if and when I return.
Perhaps it was the Friday dinner hour or it was because we weren't ensconced away in a cozy little booth on the perimeter of the restaurant but we were hit on. Oh no my nightmare. Just a group of girls enjoying food, atmosphere and drinks and these guys approach us and start being sleazy acting cool. Some of us are single but we have more brains than be charmed by idiots that are probably oversized egos.
Back to my review. On to the menu. Prices are slightly inflated here for what it is, especially for some of their regular entrees, but overall it is pretty reasonable. Joey seems to have a salad lovers following and a friend had the Chicken Salad and really seemed to enjoy it. It looked pretty substantial but I'm not really a salad-for-an-entire-meal kind of girl.
As soon as I saw the Lobster and cheeese Sandwich, I started salivating. Oh yes please! I think there were Spring greens, cranberries, feta and a light dressing next to it (not 100% sure now). Good complement to the cheese. And oh what a cheese it was. Not cheap here though.
. I'll wipe the drool off my face now as I sit here recalling the savoury goodness of yesterday's dinner.
I've given this Joey a 4 stars... simply on the merit of this dinner (and the service was decent never mind the idiots). I can't speak for anything else on the menu but what I can say is that I will be returning for the variety and waitresses good service. In the near future.
I hate to say bad things about the place because someone has obviously put together a first class restaurant. Nice design, decor, beautiful. I was happy and pleased to find this beautiful restaurant in our neighborhood.
Service, - hmm. Once I had my menu, I was forgotten. I walked to the front, pointed to the item.
Food? - Fast and lousy. Tuna is brown. Assorted sushi is mostly those rubbery cheap cuts of cuttle fish. One tuna, one salmon, one prawn, the rest is rubber. Rice from yesterday, packed hard and dry.
Kids, when the ginger is dried, turning brown - it doesn't spell fresh. I'm no chef, but my guess is wrong color food is a give away.
My suggestion is go there, complain about everything and maybe the person who cares, the person who put in the money will hear about it and make some changes.
I'll be back in 3 months. Sorry, no tip.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.....
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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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