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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Crabfest coupon deal
By Basilseal of North Vancouver District (32 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 6:06am [Dine in]

My friend had a coupon so we tried the 3 course meal. We both opted for the grean salad, crab topped salmon and a glass of wine. A dessert was available instead of the wine, there was a crab soup, a Caesar salad, and crab topped steak available. The salad was very good, and quite large, the salmon was excellent, but I found the crab topping only soso. Anyway with the $10 off each meal coupon this was an outstanding deal.

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Kirin Seafood Restaurant350 Gifford St., New Westminster
Not a fan...of the food, nor the service.
By Food-Goddess of Coquitlam (96 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 12:44pm [Dine in]

Was there last night for a wedding banquet. Nice decor, the ambiance was nice, but I guess it would have to be since they charged extra for the decorating. The only downside was that their audio system malfunctioned at the beginning and they left out the music when the bride and the groom walked out to the stage. I guess everyone was waiting for some kind of wedding music but it only made the entire hall quiet...very strange indeed.

The tables were pretty cramped, so cramped that the servers couldn't even go between the tables. Our server had to reach over my face to collect the dirty plates after each course and we had to pass dishes down for almost every course. It was quite annoying and dangerous since it involved passes a hot bowl of hot bird's nest soup over my daughter's head. Unacceptable in my opinion!! They were also shortstaffed since service was slow and our wine glasses were often empty. Some guests had to resort to getting the bottles from the side and pouring their own wine.

The food was alright..decent...the ingredients they used was expensive and good quality, but it's in the way they make the dishes. Most of the dishes were flavourful and well-seasoned, but the squabs was definitely overcooked. It was one of the few times that I didn't want seconds because the first one I had was tough and dry, and I love squabs!! Same issue with the fish. Presentation of all the dishes was quite ordinary, I have definitely seen better and more creative presentation at other Chinese wedding banquets. Most of those dishes I found quiet greasy, but I guess that comes with eating at a Chinese restaurant.

I've also been there for lunch. Service was also slow, and their dim sum wasn't all that spectacular neither, not for the price you have to pay. Dishes were slow to come and they often came barely warm or cold.

When you have to pay so much per table (my husband is close friend with the groom, so we knew how much they paid) for a wedding banquet (or for any meal), you often expect a lot more...well, you won't get it from Kirin!

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Paddlewheeler Pub810 Quayside Drive, #126, New Westminster
Good pub meal in the neighbourhood
By MotorGroove of V3 (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 8:11pm [Dine in]

My wife and me have visited Paddlewheeler a fair few times even though there are many nice restaurants in the area. It is cheap here though and not far for us. The pub is a good one for the setting, food quality is OK and the service is fast etc and it's the most expensive and they know us by now so not a bad place over all.

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Coming Home Cafe735 6th Street, New Westminster
my new go to place!
By fernidu of New Westminster (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 3:00pm [Dine in]

I just moved back to this nieghbourhood afar a 12 year absence. The day I moved in a friend who helped me move & I went looking for a place for a bite to eat and found this around the corner. We both had the basic breakfast, and loved it, especially the hash browns. I am not a big hash browns fan but these were brilliant. Since then I try to get over there once or twice a week (last week I was on hols and ended eating there 3 days in a row including having brekky & lunch in the same day)
When I go in I ask the owner Michael what is the special of the day, and that is what I have. It could be chilli, mac & cheese, chicken stew (last weeks lunch), and I have never been disappointed.
The coffee is very good also.

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Taco Del Mar805 Boyd Street, Unit R150, New Westminster
A Solid number 2
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (150 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

2's all around for this place. Fish burrito consisted of 2 frozen "fish" fingers. Was it real fish? I don't know. Was it their fingers? I don't know. Didn't taste like much. Could have been fish, could have been fingers, could have been any number of things. Had to wait an extra five minutes while they unfrozen them. Add refried beans that looked more like something my 2 year old made. Hmm this is not going well. Would you like sour cream and guacaomole? Yes. Didn't say that sour cream was free but guacamole was an extra 75 cents. Tricky.

They have white, whole wheat, tomato and spinach tortillas which really do not translate as flavours more so as white, brown, green, and red. I think I had green. After they put in the mystery fingers, baby poop, green glop and white glop I got a small spoonful of "cheese" and some salsa. That's about it. Cost me lober $8. Was full of bland after a few bites and chucked it out. They used to give you free chips and have bottles of hot sauce on every table. I guess they stopped because they wouldn't want the food to taste like anything? Weird,

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Burger Heaven Restaurant77 10th Street, New Westminster
Unbeatable with a coupon
By royalsam of burnaby (47 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 5:53pm [Dine in]

The value really is outstanding if you have the $10 coupon from the local newspaper otherwise it may be too expensive ie $13-$15 for a hamburger and fries. But what a great burger. The meat was first class and my wife's chicken burger as good a breast of chicken as she's had. Clearly they buy the best.The wedge fries are huge steak cut and reminded me of what fries should be. You get enough for two people but I ate all mine.The best I've had in years. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. Music was great. Even without the coupon I would definitely return but with it this is as good a value as you'll get anywhere.

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Burger King1035 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Not too bad
By eating good food of Vancouver (130 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 12:34am [Dine in]

Went out today for a friends birthday. We had gone bowling, and then we were supposed to go to Boston Pizza, but my friend neglected to make reservations, so they told us it would be an hour wait and alot of people didn't want to wait, so since none of the other people drive (there were about 12-15 people I think) we kind of were stuck and had to go to Burger King for a birthday party (Yes, I was pretty dissapointed at first)

I had preceeded to order, and I ordered alot of food. a Quad stacker, fries, coke and two 6 piece of chicken nuggets. I had never tried thier stacker sauce before and asked the cashier if I could have a little bit of a sample.....he told me that they were not allowed to give tiny samples of bloody sauces (of course I argueed with him and demanded to talk to a manger) I mean WTF? I mean, who doesn't give a tiny sample of bloody sauce to sample? anyhow, I talked to the manager and he offered me some (don't know if it was because I made a stink about it) but anyhow, I liked it.

We then all sat down, ate, laughed, enjoyed ourselves and left.

I guess it wasn't the ideal place, but none the less had fun even for our ages (25-35) I had written a review about another restaurant we went to 2 years ago for the same guys birthday (Swiss Chalet) which was horrible, and I mentioned that we would have had a better time dinning at Wendy's....Guess I wasn't sarcastic when I said that after all, as we all had a better time here that we did at Swiss Chalet 2 years ago.

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Okonomi Sushi26 4th Street, Unit A, New Westminster
Great Anticipation...
By foooddude of New Westminister BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

This former location of the Orange Room was a favorite of ours for a number of years. As sad as it was to hear of its closing we were equally excited to hear of a new Japanese restaurant in town. Well, unfortunately the anticipation turned to disappointment as we finally tried it out.

The ambiance in our opinion was fair. The decorating was pleasant and kitchy but really could be so much better if they employed softer lighting.

As for the food the green tea was great, as was the temaki (sushi cone). Unfortunately the rest of the meal was marginal at best. The tempura was soggy and the maki was very very dry. The teriyaki chicken was cold inside and burnt on the outside.

The service was sadly some of the worst we have encountered. Our order was delivered incorrectly and sent back three times before it was right. Our drinks arrived halfway through the main entree after numerous requests and 3 other tables that were seated after us were served and out the door before we were eating dessert.

Sadly our experience was disappointing and we will likely not return.

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Paddlewheeler Pub810 Quayside Drive, #126, New Westminster
Food and service was subpar, should have trusted my gut feeling
By Huge of Surrey (139 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 8:08pm [Dine in]

Went here with a friend for a lunch and from the get go I knew I should have just turned around and walked out. The server were pushy and rude when they wanted to get by you. We seated ourselves and ordered our lunch after a few minutes. I ordered the 6oz steak sandwich along with soup and my buddy ordered the beef dip. The food arrived 10 minutes later which was good as we were starving. The steak was over cooked a bit and came on one slice of toast. The soup of the day was thick like beef chilli and was satisfactory. The steak sandwich for $11.95 was definitely not worth it. The piece of steak was of such poor quality that it was very chewy and bland. You had to add salt and A-1 sauce to swallow it. My friend said the beef dip was ok. The bun and fries were good but the shaved beef was too of poor quality. When we finished we asked for our bill to be separate. She came back with one bill with both of our orders. I repeated myself saying that we wanted separate bills. The old looking brunette seemed annoyed and storm off and said that she will take care of it. Wanting to get out asap, we went up to the till to pay. She then showed up really annoyed and rude. We finally had our bills separated and paid. The service was very poor and the attitude from this server was enough that I will never come back again.

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Paddlewheeler Pub810 Quayside Drive, #126, New Westminster
Always great food... service in inconsistent though
By coconut of New Westminster, BC (17 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 4:04pm [Dine in]

If you want some really decent pub food, this is a good place to go.

Servers are always friendly, but if you go there on a sunny day when the patio is open, be forwarned that service is going to be extremely slow... there have been a few times where I have waited over an hour before my food actually arrived. The server should have told me it was going to be a long wait when I put the order in, but they didn't. I couldn't get mad at the servers as it was obvious that they were overwhelmed and busting their butts off to server everyone. The problem is that on days where the patio is being used, management should be hiring additional servers and cooking staff to handle the additional volume. It seems to be regular problem here. I still go there, but if I'm on a schedule to be somewhere else afterwords, I'll go somewhere else where I know I'll be served quickly.

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Sushi Tang546 6th Street, New Westminster
Our favourite sushi place in New West
By jdhammer of Surrey, BC (11 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 1:24pm [Dine in]

We moved to New West almost a year ago, and one of the first things we did was scope out food joints to see what would be come our regular haunt.

After trying a couple of places, my other half came in and told me about a little place she decided to try called Sushi Tang. She was pretty much raving about it right off the bat - She said she received great service, the sushi was really good and the prices were decent.

It's all history after that - We're regulars there, for many reasons. The quality of the sushi is great - They only use the best salmon, and while it's 1.75 per piece of nigiri at the time of this writing, it's worth the quality of the salmon they use. Other nigiri is priced on par with other places. All the fish we've had there is always great, and their rolls are of great quality with not too much rice. They also have a 1.99 spinach roll, which I'd never seen before. It's really quite good.

The people are what make this place truly great - Every time we're there they are genuinely happy to see us. They take friendliness and customer service to another level. You're greeted as soon as you get in, you get a nice, loud goodbye when you leave, and the server is always all smiles, every time.

The prices are decent - It might be slightly more than an average sushi place but their quality more than makes up for it. Given the quality, their trays are actually a steal, so if you're looking for lots of sushi go that route.

The atmosphere is nicely decorated. Yes, they tend to play loud pop music.....but I'm not there for authentic Japanese atmosphere so it doesn't bother me.

We'll be back...again and again and again......

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Brooklyn Tap & Grill250 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Whatever.. too bad
By ThanksMan of Van suburb (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 3:36pm [Dine in]

I've been here twice with my wife, who really wanted to like this place. We both agree that the service is beyond terrible, especially in the bar area. However, for New West, I think their appetizers are very well put together and they even have a couple good flavour combos. But in all honesty, I'm not sure how often I'll go back, I'm so tired of poor service. The waitress is not attractive at all and this is a pub eatery. What are they thinking?

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Wonderful anniversary
By Burgerandbrew of Surrey (32 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

Although the night started shaky, with not being served or asked if we would like anything to drink for 15 minutes or so, but our seating right by the window to watch the sunset made up for it. The server we had was excellent when she did come around (which she apologized profusely for, apparently there was a scheduling mistake). We ordered the 3 course steak and crab deal, because we had a coupon for it (hey we're students, we use coupons for everything! We can wait a couple years). I ordered the ravioli which was told I could get with the coupon, after we were done our appies and some of our wine (which was a full 6 oz, unlike some other reviewers stated, it was in a big glass though). Switched to a rare steak and crab cakes, glad i did. The steak was ACTUALLY rare, the crab was fantastic even with a red wine, and although I usually eat pretty decent amounts I shoved one of the crab cakes and some mashed potatoes to the bf. He was so full he could barely move, which is a rarity. Our bill was only 60 with the coupons, but I wouldn't hate paying full price for it. The ambiance was fantastic, it looks fantastic in there and will for SURE be back soon! (My man and I are already making excuses to go back and try some appies)

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Naanbites805 Boyd Street, #J120, New Westminster
What happened?
By Firstglance of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:02pm [Dine in]

When this place first opened, it was great. The food was delicious and good size portions. I used to recommend it to all my friends. Now...not so much. The food lost it's flavour, the portions got really small. I cannot recommend it at all. I think they changed their cook and obviously got cheap with their food. Not a good place for Indian food.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
S-L-O-W Service + High Prices = I Ain't Coming Back
By foodgod of Vancouver, BC (14 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

Went out for dinner with family and friends here 09-25-2011. I'd never been here before, but a co-worker who also lives in New West had been many times and raved about the food. The room is nice and open, with a pleasant view of the river. The restaurant looked to be about 3/4 full.

We all opted for items from the Crab Fest menu-all of which were around $35 for a 3-course meal. You were given a choice of crab soup or salad for a starter, one of several crab main dishes, and then a glass of wine or dessert fruit bowl. We chose the wine, and were quite surprised the glasses were barely half-full. My crab soup was luke warm and literally gone in three spoonfuls (after I had to wait about 5 minutes to GET a spoon). Not a great start.

Our main dishes took almost an hour to arrive. I kid you not. Ridiculous. The server almost knocked over my wife's water and wine with her plate when setting it down on the table. The food itself was good-no real complaints there. The steak I got was cooked as requested and decent enough. The problem is the slow service; an hour wait is unacceptable and soured me on ever going back. Boathouse management needs to get its act together here.

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Taco Del Mar531 6th Street, New Westminster
Slop-o-Del-Mar
By diner40 of Vancouver (95 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

How the heck do you eat these things? Came to this location a week ago and had one of their burritos.
Evidently the guy making the burrito left his personality at home that day. Not a smile nor a word with the exception of barking out things like "cheese?", "sour creme?". He was one big chatterbox.

I ordered my burrito loaded and was that a big mistake or what. Eating the thing was nearly impossible.
The burrito was wet and leaking all over the place. Juices dripping down my arm, needless to say it was one big mess. I must of used about fifteen napkins after eating this mass of beans, cheese, salsa, chicken and other assorted stuff squeezed into a tomato wrap.

Luckily not many people were in the shop at the time, good for you because I am sure your stomach would of turned if you caught me trying to eat this slop.

By the way, nice to see that the burrito maker was wearing gloves preparing the food however it sort of defeats the purpose when you handle money and other assorted non-food things with the same gloves.
Note to people who work with food. Paper money is one of the filthiest things around, loaded with bacteria and germs of all sorts. Do not go back to preparing food after handling money, either wash your hands or change your gloves. A big pet peeve of mine. I stop going to places where they don't adhere to food safe practices.

I'm in no hurry to rush back to Taco Del Mar anytime soon. If I do I'll make sure I bring a bib and towel to clean up after my burrito.

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Pho Chung Nam522 6th Avenue, New Westminster
What happened? Went from awesome to pathetically horrible
By coconut of New Westminster, BC (17 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 6:25pm [Delivery]

For a while, I thought this place was THE place to go in New Westminster, and I was a regular. I loved the food, delivery was prompt and friendly, and the value was excellent. That all changed with my last experience of this restaurant.

Called to put in an order for delivery. The person on the phone couldn't understand english well enough to take the order, so I asked her to put someone on the phone who could speak english. Put in the order, and had to repeat my address several times. Finally got it right... or so I thought, so waited for the delivery.

40 minutes later, I get a phone call saying the driver can't find my address. I repeat the address and also provide landmarks so that the driver knows where to go. Waited another 20 minutes... another phone call. Person says that the driver is on 12th street and can't find my home... btw, my place is no where near 12th street, and no where near the landmarks I gave. I repeat the address yet again, and give more landmarks. She then passes the phone over to a guy, who then asks me where do I want to go. Where do I want to go???? Hello... I put in a food order and waiting for it to show up. Unbelievable!!! Clueless or what!

About 1 hour and 20 minutes later, my food finally shows up. The delivery guy is flustered and appologetic, and says that there has recently been a large turn-over in staff. I didn't think of examining the bill before the delivery guy left, but I should have. Orders over $25 offer a free soup. Turned out that they included the soup, but they charged me for that ontop of my regular order. Food was cold, and the quality was sub-par compared to my previous experiences. Man, was I upset. I didn't have the patients to deal with them further on this, so most of the food went in the garbage. I will not order from this restaurant again.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
Great meal - outstanding service.
By alexbo of trail (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

These people are wonderful. They were incredibly busy but still treated me very special. The waitresses were kind and efficient. My server found time to attend my table three times to check on me and they wee full with patrons waiting to get in. The food was fantastic and was very fast. Treat yourself and go here for some fish and chips. I recommend the halibut.

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Burger Heaven Restaurant77 10th Street, New Westminster
Good food, no service.
By alexbo of trail (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 1:04pm [Dine in]

This burger lived up to its reputation. It was good. Potatoe wedges were good too. But the service didn't happen. The girls were polite and friendly, but I was unable to attact the server's attention. Worth trying this place it is older and run down. The food is good. It was busy and crowded. Don't expect a refill of your drink or the staff to help once you have placed your order.

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Pho Chung Nam522 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Steadily average
By yumkins of new westminter (20 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 10:24am [Dine in]

The food is alright. Nothing to write home about but at a very decent cost. && I must say their Bánh mì or Vietnamese sub is outrages, && affordable! Especially tastey is their lemon grass chicken.
Ambience, well it's there.Bland but atleast clean.
Service is funny, sometimes it's superb and other times it's d.o.a.

would maybe recommend to fam and friends.

oh, && they almost never have all the bubble tea flavours listed in their menu.

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