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New Westminster Restaurant Reviews
Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
you will need lots of napkins
By pink floyd of new wesminster (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 6:03am [Take-out]

been here a couple of times, different each time. i have found it's better to wait till it's not so busy.. not busy food was great always buy halibut and chips... when it's busy they don't let the fish stand after it comes out of the fryer, so the oil can drain they just put it on the chips and wrap it up end result. too greasy.

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Inn Noodle House892 Carnarvon Street, #100, New Westminster
Confusing with 2 names
By teemsum of vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

This restaurant opened on April 13, 2011.

I don't know why they gave the restaurant 2 names. Wouldn't the city let them keep the old name ?

Calling it the Inn Noodle House is misleading because noodles are a very small part of the menu.

They set up the tables like a noodle house but it's more like a family-style chinese restaurant.

The owner was there with 2 servers.

We had the petite server. This appeared to be her first gig as a waitress.

Instead of asking 'would you like some tea', she asked 'do you want to drink tea'

When we placed our order, we wanted steamed white rice & asked her how they serve it 'in a bowl ?', no, in a cup (huh) what she meant was a rice bowl not a western style soup bowl.

When she brought our food, she didn't supply the serving spoon.

Neither did she refill our teapot even though we had the lid out of it.

The serving dishes are pretty but they should actually use smaller plates because it appears that you're not getting much food.

Anyhow, someone at the next table was eating soup noodles & it looked good.

So, we'll come back & try that next time.

They also offer take-out & free delivery with a minimum $ 15 order.

It is right outside new west station, so if you miss your bus & have a long wait; go in & have a bit.

Or pick up a take-out menu & place your order from the skytrain.

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Java Jazz Cafe and Bistro412 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Great place to eat and relax and listen to FREE Jazz Music
By QZSPRW of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:08pm [Dine in]

The service and food is good and there is no cover charge for great live music. I see some reviews mention this and that but they have to take into account that normally the cover charge would be something like $5 to $10 for such live quality music. Yes it's true many of the musicians don't get paid because, as I know some of them, they didn't ask to be paid and they are there for several reasons, because they are practicing new material and\or they are retired and just enjoy getting together and playing with their group, or sometimes you get new up and coming performers who want to practice their craft before headin out on the road...etc. I have always had a great musical experience there for sure.

Great place to relax after a busy day and unwind to the live musical experience. Depending on where you are sitting, you can actually reach out and touch the muscians! :)

I have always had a good time and good service.

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Okonomi Sushi26 4th Street, Unit A, New Westminster
New Sushi Place
By Desaidog of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

My wife and I have been to many sushi places, I have never ever written a review before, but after tonight's dinner I have to. This sushi restaurant is great, the food tasted really really good, the service was good, quick, helpful, and with a smile.The purple rice they use is healthy, made with organic vegatable or fruit extract, which I found didn't take away from the flavor of the fish. The price to portion ratio is great. We had a couple of specialty rolls, New Westminister roll and the maple (spicy) roll, along with some sashimi, soup. I haven't seen special rolls like these before. The ambiance is solid, it's comfortable, relaxed, that's fine for us. We will be going back for sure to try out some of those other specialty rolls. Enjoy.........

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
Good place to satisfy my lunch sushi cravings
By AJEdwards of Coquitlam, B.C. (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 8:20pm [Dine in]

I've been to Ki Sushi 7 or 8 times now. It's just a couple of blocks from Douglas College in New Westminster where I go to school. While Ki Sushi is quite good, there is really nothing exceptional about it. The food is enjoyable, and the service is what I generally tend to expect in an average sushi place; you're treated politely and courteously but the actual service is fairly slow. Their lunch menu is actually quite good value for the money. I would go back again if I was in the area and wanted sushi, but I probably wouldn't make it a destination.

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Wok Box805 Boyd Street, Unit T115, New Westminster
Avoid disappointment
By darth8411 of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 5:10pm [Take-out]

Don't usually write reviews but really need to express my disappointment with this place. Was on my lunch break on a Friday and thought I would grab a take out box and head back to work. Place was not particularly busy, 4 orders in front of mine. It took 21 minutes to get my order despite 3 wok cooks and the 2 guys out front. They all looked very busy, but sure were not very productive.

If it was right and tasted good, I wouldn't have been too upset, but first they put noodles instead of rice which I requested. The noodles were undercooked, talking chewy, and the top must have come off the oil bottle because of the amount of oil in it. Ordered the Szechuan pepper chicken and all I could taste was garlic. The egg roll I ordered with the meal was refried and close to burned. For the 10 bucks I paid, could have splurged on a large Pho down the road. The portion size was pathetic for the amount the charged.

In summary, STAY AWAY! Do yourself a favor and grab an a&w burger or quizno's sandwich instead.

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Frankie G's Boilerhouse Pub305 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Can't imagine any lady going here
By roberta manley of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 6:37pm [Dine in]

We thought they would be more of a restaurant. You know, food, comfortable seats and a chance to catch up. Instead it was just your typical dive bar. Pool, darts, pitchers of beer, lame group of guys trying to insult you without knowing it (at least I hope they dont know how insulting they are). They do have a food menu but it is not that rich. Oh, and beware of the creepy businessmen with the power suits. Um, excuse me, "do I know you?" Gross.

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Paddlewheeler Pub810 Quayside Drive, #126, New Westminster
Prime Rib Special on Fridays
By Rogarboy of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 4, 2011 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

Recently a small group of us went out for a Prime Rib special at a local pub. Upon arrival it was a Canucks game day and the place was packed with no where to sit. Luckily, I remembered the Paddlewheeler Pub at the Quay also has a Prime Rib Special on Friday so off we went.

We all agreed the meal was an outstanding value for 13 dollars. The portion of Prime Rib was very acceptable and the beef was succulent and tender. Garlic mashed potatoes complimented our meal along with fresh string beans. Everything was great and for pub fare and it was a nice experience. The beans were a bit greasy covered in something that did not do them justice but it was not terrible. All in all one of the best value/quality meals I have had in sometime.

I sometimes attend the Pub on Saturday afternoons as well. The Pub is generally well kept although can be a little under staffed at times lately. The servers have a hard time to keep up and clients have to wait too long to wet their whistle.

If it's Friday and your looking for a decent Prime Rib dinner, pub style then the Paddlewheeler has it waiting for you.

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Waffle House636 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Never again
By foodgod of Vancouver, BC (14 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

After seeing the line-up at the New West IHOP on a Sunday morning (04-03-2011), or group of four decided to try the Waffle House down the street. What a mistake. We waited over 40 minutes for our food, and were close to getting up to leave when it finally arrived. The waitress only once informed us they were "running late", and that was about a minute before our food arrived. The food itself was OK, but I can assure you IHOP blows it away in both quantity and taste. Customer service and order speed are also miles ahead at IHOP.

The manangement of the Waffle House needs to give some serious thought to speeding up their food orders and showing a little more consideration to the their customers while they're waiting.

We won't be back in any event.

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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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Purple Lotus609 12th Street, New Westminster
Not what I expected..
By cluttermind of vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 6:32pm [Dine in]

This place looks very hidden somehow - but it's a real gem!
The pho is superb - according to my bf. The hot and sour soup I got was not what I expexted, very different. FRESH! I actually loved it. The service is freakishly perfect. Refilling our drink when needed and absolutely very polite. Will returj to try more of their dishes. This is our new staple for a nice, cheap and quick meal.

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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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