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Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Cumpari Gelato & Caffe535 North Road, Coquitlam
So much to choose
By I like 2 nom of North Burnaby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:49am [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. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:58pm [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 - 4:51am [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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Backstage Grille2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
Pleasantly Surprised
By bubbie of North Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 9:57am [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 - 7:35pm [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 - 5:28pm [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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O-Sushi1410 Parkway Blvd, #C9, Coquitlam
Truly the most outstanding sushi restaurant in BC aside from downtown
By starsororitywoman of Coquitlam, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

If I only had the time, I would seriously come here everyday to just drink and chill in between my studies. And as I'm usually the kind who isn't fond of sticking to one type of cuisine for long periods of time, that's saying a lot. As one reviewer said earlier on, it's not so much the food but the people that work here who make every single second enjoyable and worth your time. Though of course, the food is definitely a good enough incentive to return!

Mr. Oh (the owner) will always make you feel welcome whenever you come in. The waitresses are also just as friendly and attentive, or even more since they don't quite have their hands full all the time. Nevertheless, as you visit more often, all of them soon treat you like family. Even though there's usually one waitress at a time, they'll serve you at a surprisingly quick speed. You'd think that with just about 5 tables in front and 2 rooms, this place would be quite small, but it's not. (There are sushi places in Quebec and downtown Vancouver where you can barely fit in 3 or 4 tables.) With a flat-screen TV, some bar stools just across from it, and a long reclining sofa, it's the perfect place to catch a sports game when you're hanging out with some friends over some drinks.

Probably the best thing about the menu which places this restaurant apart from others is that the owner is always willing to change the menu frequently to suit his customers' recommendations. Just out of the blue one day, you'll see new additions on a little chalkboard they have at the entrance such as takoyaki balls, or maybe a roll to represent a part of BC or the current season such as Canucks Roll or Special Summer Nigiri. A charming idea! If you asked me to recommend any specific dishes however, I could not. Every single dish here is equally delicious, in my opinion.

It's because of this and a couple other sushi restaurants in BC that I try to avoid eating much sushi anywhere outside of BC and Japan.

As for the value, the only reason why I'm giving it a 3 is NOT because the dishes are expensive, but because they deserve to be worth a lot more than what they're currently listed at. Seriously, for what I'm getting, they're a bargain! I do hope Mr. Oh does not see this review, otherwise he'd raise the prices. So go there now before he starts to charge more! :P

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The2991 Lougheed Highway, Unit 130, Coquitlam
Empty again
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 1:14am [Dine in]

I don't get it. I used to go to the Keg and it was an hour or more wait on a Friday or Satuday night. no matter which keg you went to. This is a new Keg - 2 years ish and for the 3 rd time on a weekend I've just walked in at 6 or 7 pm on a weekend night and sat right down.. That had to mean something is wrong. Perhaps it's the prices????

Appetizer prices are ok and so are the wines by the glass but beer at $7.80 a glass with(of course)no prices on the menu is rididculous! Sangria was well priced at $6.95 but not the best I've ever had. My partner had thai chicken which had to have the side of rice pilaf or else it would be a portion for a kindergartener. With the rice it became suitable for a 2nd grader.($17.95) I had a lobster and shrimp salad which at $23.95 they should be embarrassed. THere were exactly 4 pieces of lobster each at less than 1" square and 5 shrimp. The other components of the salad, greens, nuts, corn, blackbeans were also very skimpy which made the salad very small, and not ony poor value but a complete rip off. Their appetizer caesar others were ordering at $6.95 was 3 X the size.

I couldn't bear the thought of another GROSS slice of (factory manufactured Billy Miner pie )for the last 30 years so we checked out. I'm done with this chain. They better reinvent themselves. - a "special" of 1/2 steak and 1/2 lobster tail for $38.95 is just stupid. That's not "special" dudes. Nor is the the Keg.

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Gem Sushi1926 Como Lake Road, Coquitlam
Not much of a Gem
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

I wanted this place to be good. I'm at the Como Lake Village all the time and thought it would be great to be able to stop in for sushi.

Place has average looks and we were seated promptly. We were brought water and green tea. So far so good. Then we ordered and the food came. The rolls were all those big ones that are11/2 to 2" across - very difficult to eat. Even the California roll. The California roll itself was rather fishy - it had surimi mix and a whole piece of surimi in it. The yam tempura roll was super mushy and the dynamite roll was not very good - the batter on the prawn was cold, dry and odd tasting like it was old or something. The miso soup was very good.

The food was cheap, but you get what you pay for.

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New Szechuan Restaurant511 Cottonwood Avenue, #1, Coquitlam
Great Food
By gourmetlady of Port Moody, BC (17 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 7:38pm [Dine in]

Just came back from Dinner at New Szechuan. We tried Spicy Dry Chicken and it was absolutely fabulous! We wanted have more. We also tried Satay Prawn and they were really good, too. Portion was generous, too. The server was really sweet and friendly. We will definitely go back soon!

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Insadong Korean Restaurant403 North Road, #301, Coquitlam
My frozen LingLing's are better than the dumplings here
By jemcarter89 of New Westminster BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 29, 2012 - 11:45pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I always go to Koreana in coquitlam, but a friend wanted to bring us to Insadong--big mistake!

The service was disgustingly poor. The food took forever to bring out, and it wasn't that great of quality either. Their dumplings were disgusting to the point where I could barely finish one of them--AWFUL!

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Koreana BBQ & Shabu Shabu Restaurant1163 Pinetree Way, #2048, Coquitlam
Amazing food
By jemcarter89 of New Westminster BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 29, 2012 - 11:41pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I always enjoy eating the food here. We usually get a couple of friends to go with us and LOVE the dumplings and spicy pork here. The service isn't the best, and the language barrier is often an issue, however we always enjoy the random side dishes that come with the combo's because it changes from each day.

I always recommend this place to people and I haven't heard a negative review from them since.

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White Spot3025 Lougheed Hwy, #500, Coquitlam
This Place Needs A Makeover!!
By bubbie of North Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 8:31am [Dine in]

Just ate there and had a featured item, ribs and chicken. The half-rack of baby back ribs was really small with very little meat on the bone. The chicken was supposed to be "lightly breaded" but was nothing more than a large dry chicken strip.

My son had fish and chips which were very greasy. They were much better before.

The carpeting looked dirty and was torn in several places. This location has really gone downhill!

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Kam Ding Seafood Restaurant3021 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
Good dim sum but the price has gone up
By Huge of Surrey (139 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 10:38am [Dine in]

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.

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Pizza Town & Indian Grill1041 Ridgeway Ave, Unit A, Coquitlam
Good Food, Good Prices. Really happy this place is close by
By Yummy_Vancouver1 of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 1:47pm [Delivery]

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.

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Tiki Ming2929 Barnet Highway, #2628, Coquitlam
Best Food Court Chinese
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 8:35pm [Dine in]

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.

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Jimoco Cafe1046 Austin Avenue, Unit A, Coquitlam
Great Deal for Great Food
By guy2000 of coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:14pm [Dine in]

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!

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Basil House100 Schoolhouse St, Unit 401, Coquitlam
Decent thai food
By jamasianman of Surrey , B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 1:37am [Dine in]

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.

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Sushi Town2773 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
Another Sushi Joint to Avoid...
By Marik of Coquitlam (23 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 5:21pm [Take-out]

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.

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Sushi Turn House1192 Lansdowne Dr, #401, Coquitlam
Update on my previous review
By Marik of Coquitlam (23 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 4:52pm [Take-out]

**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.

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