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Maple Ridge Restaurant Reviews
China Kitchen Restaurant22805 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
China Buffet - Pray to the chinese food gods for better chinese food.
By Julumkana of Coquitlam, B.C. (52 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 7:48pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here a few times. It's not a bad deal, $14.95 for dinner buffet with dessert. I take my two year old and 1 year old kids and they seem to like eating here. This last time i went they charged me $6.95 for my two year old daughter who really doesn't eat much. Just a handful of noodles and some ice cream. I think that is quite pricey for a child. Definitley not worth $6.95. That brought my total bill to over $40. For that price i could have ordered chinese food at home and had plenty of leftovers for the next day to take for lunch.
Overall i would say i am quite dissappointed. The chinese food in Maple Ridge is generally bad and this place isn't much better. I don't think i will be going back anytime soon. I just wish we had a decent chinese restaurant with good consistant food in Ridge. The menu at China Kitchen is getting boring , same items all the time. The mussels didn't taste fresh, Store bought desserts . Not really impressed.
although The servers are quite friendly and prompt. Overall i would say it was just ok.

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Billy Miner Cafe, The22355 River Road, Maple Ridge
Make sure you have lots of time
By livinforthefood of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 9:28am [Dine in]

Went to the café (had kids with us) to share a couple of their wood-oven pizzas. Pizzas were not bad, but unfortunately the incredibly slow / inept service overshadows everything. The ambience (we sat out on the patio facing the water) was fantastic - very quaint - great location. The down side - took us over 20 minutes to receive a drink, and over an hour waiting for 2 pizzas. Could not even get an ice tea in under 15 minutes - really no excuse for that. The kicker was when the pizzas arrived - we had to wait another 5 minutes for plates and cheese shakers while our pizza went cold. The waitress had an hour to prepare - can you not bring the needed items prior to the pizza arriving? Would not go again unless it was dead or we had an entire evening to sit around.

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Delizie Italiane Bakery & Bistro22266 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
What was the closing hours again?
Submitted Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

So I normally hit this place during lunch, always awesome and I walk away pretty happy. I tried to go there at 5:30 the other day, the closing hours are supposed to be 6pm but the ladies working there said they wouldn't make any food for us because it was too close to closing time, what????? So basically the closing hours are 5:30, not 6, they should post that. It totally turned me off that spot for a while, it's one of those things you see third party evaluations always test first and they failed in a big way.

I'll go back, just not anytime soon.

Thanks!

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Pyrgos Taverna22570 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Not good value for the dollar
By Maple boy of Maple Ridge B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 9:19pm [Dine in]

This restaurant has gone downhill over the years. Sorry to say but this is a bad choice for Greek food in maple ridge. The portions are getting smaller by the day . They could not get the food out on time Even with a heads up phone call prior to coming in one day before. This was always a favorite restaurant for us but every time we have gone there now it has been very disappointing. I don't think they realize that you need to give a decent portion size to make the customer feel he is getting value and keep him coming back. We had a big group of people and they could not get the food out on time with most of us sitting watching others eat is not comfortable. They had a hard time even serving drinks to people that were waiting . This one was the final straw for us we are not going back anymore.

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Donair Affair22645 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Best donair in the city...or maybe even the province
By mapia of Port Moody, Greater Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 12:45pm [Take-out]

If I could, I would eat here for lunch or dinner EVERY DOGDAMN DAY. It's THAT good. It is everything you could ever want in a donair place PLUS IT IS CLEAN. I have it on good authority that the health inspectors even dig this place. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT, PEOPLE!

The owners are ridiculously friendly. And they remember people and what they like to order, right down to the sauces. The in-house made hot sauce is not hot so much as it is so flavorful and tasty. They also make their own tzaziki, which is fantastic. I usually get a green salad with all the veggies possible, topped with chicken or lamb or both and use the sauces for dressing. They do a caeser and greek salad as well. When I am feeling extra carb-loady, I will indulge in the donair platter, which comes with the most fragrant rice, heaven-scented with butter and what seems to be tumeric or saffron. Like, I could eat buckets of it.

And cheap. I don't think I have ever spent more than $10. When I left my job in MR for one in the core of Vancouver, little did I know that I would not be able to find anything that is as close to this place for my lunches. I am now relegated to brown bags and daydreams...

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Lava Dining & Lounge22590 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Anniversary Night
By mapia of Port Moody, Greater Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

We really enjoyed the food and service at this place. It is so nice to know that quality and class CAN be outside of Vancouver proper, and the place certainly does wonders for the dining scene in Maple Ridge. With a booming population of transplanted-Vancouverites with extra money to spend (now that they have that nice big house with property for a fraction of the cost) I hope to see more places like this. I had the trout special and it was solid, very tasty, and I have to say MUCH BETTER than any of those crap places downtown. The chef even sent out a complementary tasting plate as an appy, which I thought was a lovely touch. Certainly worth checking this place out if you live in the vicinity or you feel like a drive out the the Ridge.

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Log Cabin Grill14093 256 Street, Maple Ridge
Best Place for Breakfast in Maple Ridge
By ReviewFromMe of Maple Ridge (8 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 9:55am [Dine in]

This is my favourite place to get breakfast in Maple Ridge. If not here, I would rather eat at home. There is just nothing else worth while going to out here. It is a long drive but worth it.

I am pretty sure this is a family run place. The lady who runs it is positive and outgoing. You won't find fancy tablecloths and napkins on your lap here. This is a no-frills kind of place with great food. I have never had any food here that I did not think was great and I am pretty fussy about food.

I was looking forward to going this morning again and realized they are shut down for their vacation until August 11....guess it's breakfast at home.

I highly recommend that you give this place a try. You won't be sorry.

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Express Pizza11945 224 Street, Maple Ridge
The Price is what we deem is right!
By CastIronCook of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 9:05pm [Take-out]

This establishment, when in regards to food preperation is excellent increasingly plummets with their nothing short of deplorable customer billing is concerned. I was repeadedly overcharged without any logical regard to menu price. This is unacceptable considering this is a licenced establishment. Poor concession attempts to rectify the numerous ordering situations, really left a regular customer wondering why buy anymore from these people, the acerbic concensus is do not deal with these people unless you are obliged to be grossly overcharged!

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Paliotti's Ristorante Italiano12018 Edge St, Maple Ridge
Amature
By magnum123 of Coquitlam, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 12:04pm [Dine in]

Our dining experience was average. I cannot give high ratings for service as we were seated at a table without napkins and eventually had to ask for them.

The food was mediocre at best. Tasteless and poorly made. The alfredo sauce was bland and the sauce for the veal was an oily mess of rue gone wrong. As for the mashed potatoes... can I get more potato with my garlic please??? Too much garlic!!

For the pricing of the menu there are many other restaurants that offer more flavorful food prepared by Chef's. Will not be returning.

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Pyrgos Taverna22570 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Pleasant surprise after a long time of not visiting Pyrgos!
By Barbara Ewart of maple RIdge BC Canada (0 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 3:38pm [Dine in]

My husband and I visited Prygos May 25th after many years of not going there; for no particular reason. We were seated right away and it was nice to see the daughter of the man who owned Pyrgos was still there. He had passed away some time ago.

Anyway, we ordered drinks which came right away. While we mulled over what we wanted the place started to fill up, so when the gal came by we ordered to get things started. We had escargots for appies. They were delicious! They're not afraid of garlic, which is a good thing! The dipping bread, though not something I indulge in, was flavorful and entirely wonderful to sop up the leftover goodies. Rob ordered the Greek sampler entree. I had decided on the braised lamb - an unusual choice for me because lamb can be very greasy. It was a little slow in coming, but not uncomfortably so. But it was well worth the wait! Rob was delighted with the sampler and my braised lamb was fork tender and not greasy at all. Accompanied by the usual Greek salad (tasty with REAL feta), seasoned rice (again good) and the de rigeur roast potato which I didn't touch. All together the food was piping hot and as delicious as it smelled! We had dessert - For me, chocolate mousse, which turned out to be a frozen cake which was okay. Rob had their homemade cheesecake. A baked cheesecake served with delicious strawberry compote. It was very good. The night was enlivened by a birthday celebration across from us. Their laughter, a little loud at times, was fun to listen to; though it apparently annoyed some others who clearly have never been to Greece where such occurrences are common! Opa!

We decided that this was to be a new start for occasional dinners at Pyrgos again. They've changed the interior, brightened it up and, with the new tables and chairs, have improved the ambience greatly. If you're looking for more than a family run business with good food and nice people working there, this isn't for you! But if you're just looking for good Greek food, this is the place. Yassas!

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Markos Kouzina22641 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
LOVE this place!!!
By pamum of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 6:45pm [Delivery]

We love this place!!!! Have order different things a few times and have yet to find a complaint. They are always super friendly on the phone and the pizza is always hot and delicious. It has that "home made" taste to it which is unique. By far the best pizza in town, tzatziki and pita, souvlaki, pasta etc.

Well done Markos!

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Electra Pizza22541 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Save Your Money!!
By LuckyNo7 of Maple Ridge (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 2:31pm [Delivery]

This was my third and final time ordering from Electra since the reopening. After waiting 1 hour for a pizza and chicken dinner. The pizza was cold and the grease was dripping onto my plate after reheating. The chicken soulvaki was over down, hard as a rock. Don't order from this place.

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Electra Pizza22541 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Disappointed Again ....
By LDC of maple ridge BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 29, 2013 - 9:08am [Delivery]

This is the 3rd time I have ordered from Electra since the reopening. Unfortunately all 3 times the delivery took almost 2 hours and I wasn't offered any form of compensation. The pizza was cold (obviously), and extremely greasy .... even re-heating it in my own oven and blotting it with several paper towels did nothing to improve the taste/texture. There is no "flavour" just a mixture of grease and too much salt. I should have known better than to order from there again ... waste of $23, will need to throw it out ... will be making my own or going to the Billy Miner from here on in.

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Lava Dining & Lounge22590 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
What a great place!!!!!!!!!!
By Playzone of maple ridge BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

I don't write allot of reviews but the Lava Lounge is exceptional, The onion soup is the best we have ever had,
the service was great. We went there for dinner and had to go back for the lunch too.
The server recommended the Kettle valley red wine and it a perfect choice.
For lunch we had the steel head fish and chips and it was the best I have ever had.
For dessert try the deep fried ice cream.
Oh and the butler blue cheese steak was perfect too.
MUST TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sagres Restaurant22550 Dewdney Trunk Rd, #100, Maple Ridge
Stay away from the seafood platter
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 3:48pm [Dine in]

After reading all the good reviews for Sagres my husband and I decided to give it a try.

We made reservations. There were 2 large parties the evening that we were there and we were seated between the 2 large tables. It was okay. We were given the option of another table but we didn't care for the location of the other table. The ambiance is like that of a typical coffee shop. We have not had good Portuguese food since Adega in Vancouver closed so we were really looking forward to dinner at Sagres. The poor waitress was run off her feet. She appeared to be the only server and the restaurant was very busy when we were there. I think that it is a husband and wife team that are in the kitchen. When things slowed down at the end of the evening they came out and talked to some of the customers that I thought were regulars.

We shared a litre of Sangria that was very good. For an appetizer we shared the Portuguese sausage. This was a large sausage that was bought to the table still sizzling from the flames that enveloped it. Hot Portuguese buns were brought to the table and they were delicious. More places should take the trouble to heat their bread. It makes all the difference. Salad was also served with the meal. For entrees my husband had the chicken with piri piri sauce. It was delicious. The chicken itself was nice and moist but the skin was crisp and spicy from the piri piri sauce. A marvelous dish. I had decided to try the seafood platter. It was a hugh platter and it had clams, mussels, fish fillet and prawns. This was a poor choice. The clams had a very strong fishy taste and it was just overwelming. I'm used to having a sauce or something served with mussels but the mussels here were just served in the shell and a few of them were overcooked to the point of being chewy. The fish and prawns were okay but they were certainly not in the same league as the chicken that my husband was munching away on. The entrees came with cubes of potatoes that were crispy and yet nice and soft on the inside, rice and vegetables. As others have mentioned the portions here are huge. It is not the kitchen or the waitresses fault but they were so busy that we ended up spending more than 2 hours over dinner. This is fine if you're out at a fine dining restaurant but it is a very long time to spend at your regular basic restaurant.

I would try this restaurant again as my husbands chicken was really amazing, the Portuguese rolls were good and the sausage was also good. I would just be sure not to order the seafood platter, clams or mussels. I would probably just avoid the fish or seafood dishes here as they seem to have a problem cooking these dishes on a busy evening.

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Sushi Gozen22783 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Favorite Family Sushi
By BC Mommy44 of Maple Ridge BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 1, 2013 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

Moved to Maple Ridge in April 2012 and our main goal was finding our Go To Sushi for our family with little ones under 5 yrs old. Sushi Gozen is hands down our favorite in Maple Ridge. We're always greeted with smiles by all the staff and able to select our own seating with booths or chairs depending on the size of our group. Our order is taken right away and we've yet to be disappointed by the service and quality of the food.
Our favorite is Red Dragon Roll and Spicy Tuna Roll-consistently fresh and delicious. Prices are family friendly, allowing us to dine here frequently :)

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Markos Kouzina22641 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Food was SO Delicious
By tomodachi of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, February 18, 2013 - 9:56am [Dine in]

Maple Ridge is lucky to have a great newer Greek restaurant that isn't a franchise - we enjoyed ourselves and our dining experience.
The waitress was polite and efficient, the diningroom was clean and modern.
Our starter was the home made dolmathes with a lemon sauce - so good. The main course of roast lamb was fall off the bone tender....
We'll be going back to Markos

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Log Cabin Grill14093 256 Street, Maple Ridge
DELICIOUS breakfast, greasy, ultimate diner indulgence
By Talktoheidi of Vancouver (downtown) (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

This may just be the hokiest breakfast place you'll ever eat!

Food was great, greasy, big plates, exactly what rustic diner food should be. Eggs benny was delish, hollandaise made from scratch, done right. The hashbrowns are potatoes from the night before that have been re-fried and given some texture. Again this isn't fine dining, but rather the best diner food you're going to find.

The head woman running the place has been there for a million years, like a mother hen keeping everyone moving and everything going. Amazingly friendly, happy, super customer service oriented, trying extremely hard to make us feel comfortable and welcome (even though we were over dressed, didn't look like we belonged at all and had a screaming toddler).

This is very literally a 15 table restaurant, unsophisticated, next door to a mill, 2 doors down from a correctional institute, and kinda in the middle of nowhere. I had my doubts driving the long winding road into the forest, and even locked the Audi doors just in case there was a prison break effort on our clock ... but was pleasantly surprised once we arrived.

Can't say as though the place makes any sense, but breakfast was great!

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Halu Sushi20395 Lougheed Hwy, #506, Maple Ridge
FRESH, clean, delicious sushi!
By Talktoheidi of Vancouver (downtown) (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 11:48am [Take-out]

My husband and I are food snobs, a tough pair to please. We moved from Yaletown to Maple Ridge, and Halu Sushi is our go-to place for fresh, delicious, clean sushi. They are always busy, you never get the feeling anything has sat or was a left over. Most sushi places don't have enough customers, ergo the food doesn't get turned over enough. Not the case here.

Good food. Consistently delicious.

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Chinese Palace22528 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Too Much MSG
By clovenhoof of North Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 10:13am [Take-out]

I had the Szechuan chicken (nothing Szechuan about it) and ginger beef; both were passable. My wife had the bbq pork chow mein. She was sick for a week, which we think was a reaction to excess MSG. The first day after the meal was very scary, as she was six months pregnant at the time, and the cramps and vomiting had us fearing the worst. But it became clear pretty quickly that it wasn't anything serious, and wasn't food poisoning in the traditional sense.

If you like food fair-quality Chinese food, then you'll be okay here. Otherwise....

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