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New Westminster Restaurant Reviews
Burger Heaven Restaurant77 10th Street, New Westminster
Great Burgers
By millar of New Westminster, Vancouver (77 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 10:52am [Dine in]

Hands down they make great burgers. This is a tiny local place. Sort of a retro-hippie decor with hanging plants and wooden tables. There is a patio for nicer weather. Service is good. Sometimes there is a bit of a wait for a table.

Their specialty is burgers and if you go then that is what you should have. There are other things on the menu and they make an OK BLT but the burgers are excellent. They come with a large serving of wedge fries. Get the gravy for the fries, it comes in a little bowl over a candle -- the way they do butter for lobster. The gravy stays hot. Portions are large, so most people end up taking some of the fries home. They have a beer/wine license so you can have a beer with your burger.

They have specialty burgers like elk, but you can't go wrong with the classic cheddar, bacon burger.

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Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
Greasy!!!
By cluttermind of vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 7:14pm [Dine in]

Worst duck, ever. Service wasn't good at all and food took too long for coming lukewarm. Portions are huge but too fatty and low quality. Wonton soup was waaaay too salty and I hated the egg rolls. The place was overly crowded and there was a lot of kids crying. Which is ok but I was already annoyed and it amplified the whole deal. Not coming back.

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Hayashi Sushi78 10th St, #106, New Westminster
good sushi - quick
By cluttermind of vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 6:27pm [Dine in]

Went here and got pick up. They serve you tea while you wait, you can also enjoy miso soup. Everything was well portioned and delicious. Large sashimi slices, great ebi sunomono. I asked for extra wasabi and ginger, which they added lots of without any extra charge. Server was a very nice guy who did things quickly and effortlessly. No smug attitude and it seems to be family run, very friendly. I will be coming back and recommending this place.

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White Spot610 6th Street, #134, New Westminster
White spot used to be good
By biology of Burnaby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 25, 2011 - 6:59am [Dine in]

White spot used to be a good - non pretentious - family place, a Vancouver original. But then, they put in the fancy west coast furniture and decor and it just started to become a drag.

The food is pretty average at best, and half of their menu is indian and chinese food. If I want indian or chinese food, I'd go to an Indian or Chinese restaurant. The prices are inflated as well and I find the only good thing is the Ambiance. The locations and dining areas are nice but I would rather pay less for better food instead of sitting in an expensive dining area and be forced to absorb the costs on.

I have given up on White Spot - go back to the way it used to be!

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Waves Coffee House715 Columbia Street, New Westminster
best coffee shop in New West!
By justgottaknow of New Westminster, BC, CANADA (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 11:01am [Dine in]

I had to write a review after reading the horrible ones submitted. First of all, the staff are always helpful and polite and Ive had many "out of ordinary" requests!! I am very picky about my coffee so I always have the Canadiano extra long and strong! Its been great! They make very interesting, specialty soups..yum yum and the paninnis are truly great, especially the LAMB!! I Find their prices average for the type of food they have, but their breakfast ones and quiche are abit pricey for me. Yet they also have great coffee/muffin specials on certain days of the week (tuesday) and sometimes other specials on the board outside...very good deals! As far as the ambiance goes, it is Very VERY nice! The seats are comfortable, and yes, it is usually pretty busy,,,but of course they are - IT IS NICE!!! Also,they have a nice big screen TV if you want to watch something: I usually ask them to turn it to Breakfast Television (CityTV) in the morning when I have time to stay and Ive never had a problem or attitude about changing it, etc!! Additionally, they have a super great meeting room that you can book for group meetings and it is REALLY nice! In fact it is getting so popular that it is hard to book for certain times!! I probably should have kept that info private as Ill never get a booking again! LOL!!!

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Pho Chung Nam522 6th Avenue, New Westminster
not impressed with the chinese food here
By upstairs of New Westminster (18 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:34pm [Delivery]

First, let me say, I really like Chinese food, msg and oil included and will eat leftovers happily for lunch, dinner and beyond including the steamed rice, and this review is about the Chinese food only.

We decided to give the delivery at this place a try and were very disappointed. The servings were large but the food was not up to par at all.

1) There were no sauteed green beens so we ordered chicken with green beans and black bean sauce. I put it into a different dish because it was sitting in so much oil. Even then it was still very, very oily and didn't really have much flavour and the chicken texture was... kind of mushy.
2) The prawns with szechuan sauce was a green pepper lover's delight, but the prawns themselves were pretty sparse. We didn't count them and, for the price, I think we had reasonable expectations, so maybe we should have played a game hunting for the prawns through the green pepper forest to maximize our investment...
3) The orange peel beef was supposed to be spicy but was, while generous, very saucy with kind of a tomato-y tasting sauce, not spicy at all.
4) By the time the delivery arrived the crispy noodle chow mein was no longer crispy, although the flavour was actually fine, a bit sweeter than expected, but not bad.

So on the Chinese side of things we won't be ordering from there again, and how strongly do I feel about that? Well, let's just say that the leftovers went into the trash. That being said, I might give their salad rolls a try, I do like salad rolls and maybe they will be okay...

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Naanbites805 Boyd Street, #J120, New Westminster
Decent for a simple lunch with the kids
By lindarose of Vancouver (172 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:16pm [Dine in]

Went here with a friend and our daughters (both age 3).

It is not fancy, nor is there any real "ambiance" per se - it is functional only - but very clean (including the unisex washroom).

One orders at the counter and the server brings the food to the diners. Diners help themselves to purchased pop from the beverage fridge.

I ordered the Tiffin Combo Bite which consisted of Basmati Rice, Naan, a veggie curry and a meat curry. I chose the palak paneer and the butter chicken. Both were very tasty and neither too spicy nor too mild. The naan was hot and fresh, although maybe a tad oily on the outside (however it was also quite tasty). I ordered the special for my daughter which included a meat curry bowl with rice, pakora bites and a canned pop. I can't remember the price - but it was under $9. I also purchased a tamarind chutney for $0.99 (however, my friend ordered a single side of Pakora Bites and it came with tamarind sauce - I wonder the server didn't just say it was included instead of taking my money and giving me what should have been provided with my combo - it is not like he gave me an extra tamarind sauce....)

Anyways - notwithstanding that hiccup - it was an enjoyable meal. I wouldn't entertain clients there or bring a date - but for a simple lunch while shopping in the area - it was good.

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Stefanos Restaurant315 Columbia St, New Westminster
A Great Greek Experience
By indune of New Westminster (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 7:16pm [Dine in]

I have been eating at this restaurant for many years now and the food seems to be getting better. My last experience at the restaurant must have beeen the best. The band had a couple new singers and the place was packed ( Saturday night of course ). We were unfourtanetly siting in a corner, but our server made us feel very comfortable. My wife had the Chicken Souvlaki and I had the Roast Lamb ( Melt in your mouth ). We started with a saganki ( Fried Cheese ), soooooooooo good. Anyways i will defientley eat at this restaurant again.

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De Dutch Pannekoek House1035 Columbia Street, #102, New Westminster
everything just solid. nothing spectacular
By msdinesalot of Burnaby-Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 10:27am [Dine in]

i was expecting phenomenal breakfast, but mind you, i didn't actually have one of their signature pannekoeks so i wouldn't know about those. the Eggs benedict is good, i had the one with smoked salmon. I didn't like how the benedict was served on toast instead of english muffin, the bread was too thin and too crispy. The hash browns are a little greasy, but the green salad adds a nice touch.

Overall, the service was extremely slow, even though my best friend and i went at 9:00 am. They took forever asking for our drink orders, and several requests were not fulfilled (i.e. getting a glass of water, or the bill). So that was sort of frustrating. The family behind us was complaining about that too, so it seemed the whole staff was not very organized. The ambiance is solid but could look little more authentic - i've been to one in North Burnaby/Vancouver and that location was excellent - decor, service, food. So might be a location problem. I'd go back to try their pannekoeks, but maybe not THIS location.

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Stefanos Restaurant315 Columbia St, New Westminster
Bad food, slow service
By eatnoodles of richmond, b.c. (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 3:34am [Dine in]

I went for dinner at Stefano's this evening with a group of 15 people for a birthday party. The live music was great but that was about it unfortunately. The prices are reasonable (around $17-$21 entrees) but the food that came with it was really bad. I didn't come close to finishing my meal. The drinks are expensive however, martinis go for $9. I have eaten at Stefano's a few times before and I recall the food was good, even memorable. Not this time however. To make matters worse, it took over an hour for us to get our food (yes it was a Friday night and yes it was busy) that being said, over 1 hour is far too long a wait. The rice tasted old, the prawns tasted like they had just been defrosted, the vegetables on my plate were actually wedged between two stacked plates (not very appetizing...). The waitress didn't want to take my order when I was ready to order because she was "only ordering drinks" at the time. This experience was an expensive disappointment.

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New West Wonton House441 12th Street, New Westminster
I sometimes do take out for my wife
By Frank1964 of New (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 4:13pm [Take-out]

sometimes my wife craves chinese and I get her some here on the way home. OK.
I occasionally take out from here. The crispy ginger beef is absolutely her fayyyvaaarite. The service is Asian, but the restaurant is actually friendly but of course there is no stmosphere. The lemon chicken was good, not great. The rice is actually eatable and sticks together quite well which I find an important part of a meal although others would not. Overall, its my regular for chinese food! A wifes fav. and normally shes a picky eater!

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Mongo Bongo512B 6th Avenue, New Westminster
not up to expectations for a mongolian grill
By upstairs of New Westminster (18 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 11:07pm [Dine in]

Menu choices here are 1 bowl and all-you-can-eat. The bowls are a decent size and you can get a lot into them, so unless you are really hungry you probably don't need that option. The meal also comes with a small cup of soup and a bowl of rice. They also have appetizers available which we didn't try.

A couple of things that were not up to par with any other Mongolian places I have been (up- or down- scale):
1) The meat selection is 3 choices and tofu, which is the smallest I have ever come across east, west, north or south. While not a heavy-duty carnivore, more choices would have been appreciated.
2) The grill was not cleaned well, in that the well beneath the grill was full, and I mean full, of scrapings and the cook did not clean the grill when there was a pause in cooking - I have never been in a place where the grill wasn't scraped with water frequently to keep a clean surface, so that there was food residue all over the cooking surface and then, where the food was scraped to, below, was seriously unappealing and, again, I have never seen that before.
3) I think the grill was too hot as the food appeared to stick quite quickly and the cook used quite a bit of water, I saw my noodles burning pretty quickly and, given the speed of the cook, moving from bowl to bowl, a little less heat would give him a bit more time to make the rounds.

On the plus side, several different types of noodles and an okay selection of veggies. On the unexpected side, people left their bowl at the counter with a sticky note with their name on it and went back to their table, which was a new one to me (and which is why I was there to observe the over-hot grill).

I would consider this place for lunch as I do like Mongolian Grills (hence having been to quite a few in Canada and the US) - but I would probably let them bring my bowl to the table as the condition of the grill was not appealing. And I would add extra sauce to the 5 scoopfuls I used, as the sauce boiled off pretty quickly.

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Angelina's960 Quayside Drive, #115, New Westminster
Great breakfast Dutch style
By millar of New Westminster, Vancouver (77 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 21, 2011 - 12:00pm [Dine in]

This isn't the cheapest breakfast around but the food is great and the staff very welcoming. Try the Dutch Pannekoek . There is usually a special. There are also waffles, Benny's and plain old Big breakfast for those who just want their Bacon and eggs.

It is at the Quay so you can enjoy the sun and walk along the boardwalk afterwards. It is a small restaurant not realy suitable for a big group -- 4 people max.. They also serve lunch, but we usually have the Dutch Breakfast Pannekoek.

They have a few tables outside which are nice on a sunny day.

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Kirin Seafood Restaurant350 Gifford St., New Westminster
Happy Birthday
By goodfoody of Delta BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

Our family went here tonight for dinner to celebrate my dad's 81st birthday. It's not actually in the Starlight casino, but in a plaza very near the casino. It has an elegant atmosphere, but it didn't feel "stuffy" at all. The staff were attentive and fun as they served us. Maybe, it was more relaxed because the restaurant was only half full on this Sunday night. The food was good. We ordered the set menu for dinner which included the cold platter, two crabs, and prawns. I think it will be on our list of family favourite restaurants.

I've also been here for dim sum and it was really busy. I think it's over-priced for dim sum but if you want a nice atmosphere to entertain your friends, then I would recommend it, or the place next door which they also own, Shang's Noodle House (which is a bit more casual).

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Mongo Bongo512B 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Wasn't bad, wasn't great.
By hiNotes of Burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

Decided to try Mongo Bongo for the first time and it was alright to say the least. Service is kinda weird, you put your name on a sticky note and cling it to your bowl so after the cook is finished the server then takes the bowl and walks around the place calling your name, there are better technologies than this, seeing as the waiter will come to your table and say a name like Jen? then you say no bob, and they say sorry and go to the next table and ask a name. The appies were kinda costco style a bit over deep fried. the ambience is great, I like it anyway, they show sports and what ever on the big screen and have music playing at the same time but not loud or anything. You pay for your bowl 10 bucks and fill it as much as you can. the food bar can be a little deceiving as you have the person behind you waiting to fill your bowl and you can't feel quite relaxed while you do it, but you can allways let them ahead of you, it just means you wait longer for your meal. all and all, probably won't go back any time soon, not because it wasn't o.k just have had better tasting for the same price, but hey if i'm hungry and wanna watch the game, have a beer and some food and am in the area i may pop in again.
thank you for my experience.

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Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
Gone *way* down hill from the good old days.
By cablemonkey of Victoria (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:00pm [Take-out]

Our usual Chinese place is closed on Tuesdays, so we decided to give the new owners of this Hon's one last chance, and true to form they totally disappointed.

The food was barely edible. I mean, it was not good. The chicken balls were mystery meat specials. I think they were pork. My wife thought maybe old chicken tidbits, pressed scraps or something. The batter was better than the meat. The sauce for them was thin, vinegary, and had a nasty oily sheen.

The spring rolls were mostly wrapper, and were freezer burned. Unreal! The potstickers were wafer thin and almost transparent. A far cry from the plump dumplings that used to be served.

Shrimp fried rice was acceptable and that's the kindest thing I can say about it. It tasted like white rice with chicken oxo cube broth and frozen vegetables stirred in. The shrimps were small and sparse. It was like a little treasure hunt game to find the seafood.

The only thing that was remotely tasty was the curried beef brisket.

Service gets a three because it was ready very quickly and they were pleasant on the phone. Saw the reason for the quick service when we rolled in to pick up; the place was almost empty. At 6pm there were only three or four tables of people. This restaurant used to be packed with a line out the door every night at this time.

Don't think we'll be going back.

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Rivers Reach Pub320 6th St., New Westminster
Packed
By AustralianMale of V (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:35pm [Dine in]

Packed and for good reason. Loads of pretty women here. Eye candy central. Ever since Rivers Reach opened, I've been going there for pints, wine, chicken wings and fish and chips.
Bar none, they have the best pub style fish and chips. Although, be warned, 2 pieces gets you two giant slabs of fish and unless you have an abnormally large appetite there's no way you'll finish it all. Wine is reasonably marked up. Also, the waitresses are quick and if tipped well quick to remember ya. blonde Eye candy. Everything there is a hit.
Highly recommend, go go go!

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
it's alright
By kitsl of surrey (13 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

They say, "you get what you paid for", so anyone expecting a superb meal should not bother. The fish is alright. I can't really taste the difference but I've gone back to Cockney Kings a few times with a couple of friends. I've had mixed service. Usually the servers are friendly and attentive to your needs. They will come and tell you that the kitchen is about to shut down so you can make your last orders.

My worst experience there was the last time I was there (maybe a month ago). I went with a party of 5 as usual, and we made our orders. It was 7pm when we got our food. Since the boys were hungry, they chowed down the fish and chips within ten minutes. Our server never came to check up on us until 7:30 even though we had tried to get her attention. We asked for more fish and she said that the kitchen had shut down already. When we told her that nobody told us that the kitchen was shutting down, she gave attitude and told us that we should know they shut the fryer down at 7:30. Another server came to our table and told us they would give us another order and apologized for our original server. We weren't rude about wanting more fish, but we were a little annoyed at her responses. Overall, it's a decent place to get your fix for F&C. Service is kind of 50/50, but it's not terrible to the point where I wouldn't want to go again.

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Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
Favorite for Chinese Take-out
By millar of New Westminster, Vancouver (77 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 7, 2011 - 2:33pm [Take-out]

Hon's is my favorite restaurant in New West for Chinese take-out. I prefer it to dining in, as they are very busy so when you dine in you feel a bit rushed to sit, eat and leave.

I don't think the menu has changed in 10 years so you find your favourite dishes and stick with them. Try the Beef lettuce wrap, BBQ pork, Deep-fried boneless chicken with crushed almond, Buddhist feast of Vegetables, House chow mein, Dry Garlic spareribs.

Remember to ask if they've included soy sauce, napkins, etc when you pick it up as take-out is always busy and these things sometimes get forgotten.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
DOV
By foodcritique of Surrey , BC (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

I have been here a few times and everything is usually solid. However I went there this past Friday and unfortunately I can no longer say that. Went to DOV with some friends. Had to ask for the DOV menu it was like it was some secret there, if you didn't ask they were not going to tell you. In fact the busboy acted surprised we even knew about DOV when we asked him for the menu. Ordered the Westcoast Seafood Chowder, 10oz Steak w/lobster thermidor and the New York Cheesecake. The Chowder was not very good at all and what I want to know is where was the seafood? Other than the 3 mussels they put for garnish, my soup was just cream, there was not one potato or identifiable seafood in it. It was 3 cold mussels and cream. The steak I ordered medium ended up being raw & the lobster thermidor had a very small piece of overly salted lobster hidden amongst a few prawns. I had to return my dish to have the steak cooked. The New York cheesecake was good, no complaints there. They did comp my dessert because of the steak issue, which was nice, but not enough for me to go back.

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