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Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Golden Boot, The1028 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam
Ok Food but TERRIBLE SERVICE.
By Hurroicmedia of maple ridge BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 9:40am [Dine in]

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.

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Sammy J's Grill & Bar1075 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
just go to Joeys in Burnaby
By Ksukkau of New Westminster (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:58pm [Dine in]

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.

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Golden Boot, The1028 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam
Never Again
By Tonny of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 4:40pm [Dine in]

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!

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Sokela1001B Austin Ave, Coquitlam
Very positive experiences
By goddard of coquitlam (11 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:05pm [Dine in]

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.

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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch3025 Lougheed Highway, #390, Coquitlam
The Only Thing I Missed About Ontario And It Followed Me Here!!!
By LadyQ of Coquitlam (12 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

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.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant2991 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
This place had us running for the washroom :(
By LadyQ of Coquitlam (12 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:05pm [Dine in]

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.

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Sushi Oyama3055 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
New great sushi restaurant
By pine007 of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:20pm [Dine in]

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.

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Joey Beenz Coffee Bar1032 Austin Ave, #102, Coquitlam
Another day of good food and coffee here with my friend
By hawkeye of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 8:10pm [Dine in]

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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Fulin Hot Pot Restaurant3025 Lougheed Hwy, #780, Coquitlam
Worst experience in Vancouver for years!!! Stole our hand-bag!!!
By drxcheng of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, November 12, 2012 - 3:28pm [Dine in]

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.

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Urban Gate Bar & Grill + Grocery1158 A The High Street, Coquitlam
Dishonest
By Frequent Foodie of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, November 12, 2012 - 1:03am [Dine in]

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.

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
The review breakdown says it all
By royalsam of burnaby (46 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 9:46am [Dine in]

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.

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Love but aaaaahhhh
By eun.sing of Van Area, Canada (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 6:35am [Dine in]

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.

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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 (10 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 (46 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 (18 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 (6 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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