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AFG Kabul Bakery444 6th Street, New Westminster
Baked goods
By Dakonella of New Westminster BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

We went in to try out their breads and they had a very good taste.

I didn't like the food they serve as I was expecting a homemade quality I've had in other Afghani restaurants. Obviously, this is not a restaurant but a bakery.

I would stick to baking and providing a variety of different baked goods at your location. I bet around Norooz time, this place would rock!

Also, gluten-free baked goods would be ideal as well.

It gets pretty warm inside as well.

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Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
Bloated
By Dakonella of New Westminster BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:11pm [Dine in]

We went out to give it one last chance but as it turns out, we ended up with bloated stomachs. I have no idea what they add to the food that causes these symptoms.

I've been to a variety of Chinese restaurants in BC, and this one is below par. Too bad, because they do offer good prices.

I guess I better go check the other locations, just to be thorough. I'll keep you posted.

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La Spaghetteria232 Sixth Street, New Westminster
The owner was disrespectful
By Dakonella of New Westminster BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

We decided to try it out and the owner, he was hitting on us. He kept coming over and asking if we would marry him. He's creepy and I WOULD NEVER go back.

The dish I ordered was okay, but I didn't like the sauce. I ended up taking it home and throwing it out.

I think we need a new Italian place in town because the owner needs to be more respectful towards female guests or retire.

I don't like the entrance either. Plastic curtain? Eww.. I WOULD NEVER invite anybody here. This place would be a last resort, and I would recommend stick to having a drink with your buddy.

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
So happy for the Reno!
By Dakonella of New Westminster BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

This place is ALWAYS busy, so finding out about the Grand Opening that took place yesterday, was sublime.
So much that we've made reservations for Nana's birthday next weekend! Woo-hoo!

Oh, don't forget! They have live music and dancing, if you're so inclined, on Friday nights, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Ole!

Especially now that it's Spring Break, it gives the busy families bring their kids in and have lots fun. The kids were running around as much as the staff were.

So they have officially placed some of our favorites on the menu such as the Tostadas and the Monster Burrito.

I've been to other Mexican restaurants and this one beats them all!

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Hub Restaurant800 Carnarvon Street, #344, New Westminster
Same Old
By diner40 of Vancouver (91 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:08am [Dine in]

Dropped in for a visit to The Hub two Sundays ago. Was very impressed with the ambiance of this restaurant, nice large open space with plenty of room to move about.

Our waitress was solid. At our table in a reasonable amount of time with menu's , etc. Nothing outstanding about her service then again nothing really to complain about either.

The Hub falls into the same category as Earles, Cactus Club, Moxies etc. The same old menu with a couple of little changes here and there but basically you've seen it all before. One big difference with The Hub are the prices! They charge upwards of 15+ for simple things like burgers.

I ordered the Ahi Tuna burger that came with a 15 dollar price tag. The food arrived in a decent amount of time for being after 2pm in the afternoon on a Sunday. It was good. Was it worth 15 dollars accompanied by a tiny little salad with their own housemade dressing? In my view no.

What really ticked me off about The Hub and probably a deal breaker in terms of ever stepping foot in this place again was the beer I ordered. $6.50 for "a glass" of a local brew "Gypsy Tears". This was nowhere near a pint. I would loved to of had a measuring cup handy to measure out this ridiculous rip off.
$6.50 cents for that!? You have got to be kidding me.

I tend to avoid places where I feel I've been ripped off.

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Hub Restaurant800 Carnarvon Street, #344, New Westminster
Disappointing
By Robert. of Richmond , BC, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:50pm [Dine in]

I went in for a quick bite on my way home. The first impression was good. It was well lit, clean, quiet. The menu seemed to be trying too hard so I settled for a simple steak sandwich(medium well) with gravy on the side.

When the food arrived, the steak was pre-cut in thin slices and spread over the garlic toast. It was also rare to medium rare rather than medium well, so I sent it back. The server returned with it about 2 minutes later. The cook had simply pan fried the steak pieces and re-served the meal with the same fries and garlic toast. The fries were dry, cold and tasteless. The gravy tasted as if it was canned and slightly burnt. The garlic toast was passable. I paid about $19 for this disaster.

This was arguably one of the worst meals that have had in along time. The ONLY saving grace was that at least the server was pleasant. I doubt that I will ever darken their door again.

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Sushi Koharu712C 12th street, New Westminster
Great Japanese Meal
By lilyraihan of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:18am [Dine in]

It is the best Japanese food I ever had in town! I have to say I really like sushi cuz its fresh and very healthy compare to high calorie meals. The food in Sushi Koharu is very fresh and tasty. The price is cheap for that good quality food and compare to loads expensive Japanese restaurants, I definitely recommend this one. The owner is a very lovely and friendly Asian woman. I believe she is also the mean cook!

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Kojima Sushi410 6th Street, New Westminster
Not impressed
By Kerrieblue of Burnaby / New West (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 10, 2014 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

Since our favorite Japanese restaurant closed, we’ve been on the search for a good replacement – but this is definitely not it.

Kojima has very little atmosphere to speak of, parts of the restaurant didn’t even have the lights on, but it did appear relatively clean. We were seated quickly and the speed of service was average but unfortunately the staff could not communicate well in English and did not have very good customer service skills – very one worded and blunt.

But, all this could have been overlooked if only the food wasn’t so completely poor. And I don’t just mean the taste not being to our preference but the actual technique was bad. The assorted tempura was so saturated with oil that simply pressing it would result in oil welling up – likely the fry oil was not hot enough so just absorbed the oil and was bitter from previous food bits burning in the fryer. Of the vegetable gyoza order we had only one because it was chewy and tasted doughy, not delicate like gyoza should be and that too was bitter from the pan used to fry them. We also ordered three rolls, California, Dynamite and Philadelphia. Dynamite was challenging to eat as it was rolled so loosely, it just fell apart. The crab in the California roll smelled fishy and the Philadelphia looked more than a little worse for wear.

… just can’t recommend.

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Aldo's Pasta Bar441 Columbia St, New Westminster
Poor ambiance. Will not visit again
By goddard of coquitlam (11 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:09am [Dine in]

I ate at Aldo's on a rainy Thursday evening. I was the only customer, and that contributed to the outstanding attentive service of the pleasant waiter. The food was just above average, I had the California salad, tasted fresh and flavourful, but had way too much lettuce in the mix. The veal scallopini with mushroom sauce was not quite as appetizing as I expected, with the strong mushroom sauce drowning any subtle flavours of the veal. The accompanying penne pasta with meat sauce was above average, fresh, on the slightly soft side of al dente, with a very tasty meat sauce. Prices are definitely on the high side.

Early on in the meal the owner came out of the kitchen, and sat at his own table opposite me - occasionally staring at me with an unfriendly look on his face, from time to time he would annoyingly, and loudly whistle with the background music. He also had intense, almost heated discussions in Italian with the waiter, agitating the pleasant mood of the waiter. No jolliness or welcome from the owner, unfriendly vibe. Very strange, and possibly partially explaining the emptiness of the restaurant. Poor ambiance. Will not visit again

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Chan's Garden441 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
A disappointing dining experience.
By 3amigos of Burnaby (33 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3:43pm [Dine in]

We went to Chan's Garden for dinner recently -- a first-time visit for us. With it's bright sign, we found it easy to spot at it's Columbia Street location.

Once inside, we found a rather bright and stark decor -- bare, mostly-undecorated, white (or off-white) walls, with booths (the table rather 'high' for some of us short types!!), and lines of tables & chairs. My first reaction was memories of the cafeteria-style restaurants of a good many years ago -- no decor or ambience, but a spotlessly-clean, neat, and orderly set-up.

Upon entering, we found service to be prompt and friendly. We (a threesome) accepted being seated in a booth -- menus, glasses of water, a pot of tea and cups, and 'tableware' (dinner plates, knives and forks, and napkins), were quickly provided. We asked for bowls, and chopsticks - our request was accommodated promptly.

For a starter (while we "researched" the menu), we (two of us) ordered Chinese beer, and an order of deep-fried wonton to share. The beer was good - light, cold, and "hit-the-spot" - the wonton appetizer was 'ok'.

For dinner, we ordered to share: crispy ginger beef, szechuan prawns, seafood chop suey, and the house special egg foo young. The food arrived rather quickly (I would say, rather too quickly!!!). The dishes looked colourful, and the servings a good size.

The food presentations were the 'good' part of the meal, the food preparations the 'not-so-good' part.

--- the crispy ginger beef was gooey, greasy, and lacking in 'real' ginger flavour -- the szechuan prawn dish - consisted of some unshelled prawns, immersed in a thick, and quite terrible-tasting sauce, surrounded by broccoli -- the seafood chop suey - some rather decently-prepared pieces of fish, seafoods, and veggies, but too much gooey and greasy sauce -- the egg foo young - uncooked inside, and a total yuck!

Overall: friendly and accommodating service, served up in stark and cold ambience, decent presentations of food, that, in our opinion, was certainly not prepared as well, or taste as good as it looked.

Based on this dining experience, I just cannot see us returning again.

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Royal Tandoori Indian Restaurant83 6th St, New Westminster
No trouble writing fifty words on why you shouldn't eat here
By drkost of newwest (11 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 7:25pm [Take-out]

Wanting a quick snack and craving veggie samosas I called Royal Tandoori and ordered two for pickup despite the cost ($3.50 for two). The lady on the phone said it would be ready in 15 minutes. I gave them an extra five minutes and arrived 20 minutes after placing my order (you could literally wrap and make fresh samosas in that amount of time). When I arrived (to an empty restaurant at dinner time on a weekend), the server said to have a seat and that my order would be ready shortly. From my seat, I had a good view of the kitchen, where I could see the chef changing channels on the TV.. shouldn't he have been making my samosas? When I inquired about how long it was going to take, the chef came out of the kitchen and rudely told me 5 minutes. When I asked why it would take so long, he became aggressive yelling, "fine, if you don't want them, get out!'. So, I did. It was a very unsettling experience and obviously, I will never go back. Oh.., and the lady up the set of stairs from the register doing her ironing was also weird. I've never been in a place with so many people(5 plus 'the chef') hanging around and no food getting made, Truth.

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La Spaghetteria232 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Didn't honour the coupon
By klefr01 of New Westminster, BC (13 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 1:56pm [Dine in]

I wished I had read some reviews on Salvatore's restaurants before we went there. The coupon said, "$10 off the regular menu". So we had $15 lunch items and presented the coupon. Waiter said the menu had already been discounted. What? We purposely ignored the Specials Menu and ordered from the menu that he gave us. Waiter said that they had another "regular" menu and sure enough, he brought one and every item was $5 higher on that menu. False Advertising !! Wow, what an outrageous price for Veal Parmigana at $20 !! Will not ever be going back.

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OPA! Of Greece805 Boyd Street, #140, New Westminster
good quick greek food
By wen of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 12:50am [Dine in]

was surprised that fast greek food can be so good. will definitely eat here again. service really good food was fresh especially the salad. place is really clean. we had calamari salad & wrap with salad enjoyed everything would recommend for the price. portions good size
was recommended by a friend worth the visit although a little hard to find in the mall as there is no directional signage. worth the effort

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Gino's Restaurant431 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Excellent
By eating good food of Vancouver (120 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

Came here on Sunday night with a fried of mine. Upon entering I was greeted right away, and was asked politely to take a seat (I could tell, that they were happy to see me) the restaurant was busy being Rememberance Day long weekend.

We looked at the menu and were amazed with the prices. I was trying to decide between the lasagne and the Fettucini Alfredo, but my friend suggested, that being a restaurant owned by Greeks, that lasagne would be a better idea, as Greeks don't really make a good fettucini Alfredo. I have ordered that dish at several restaurants that are run by Greeks and all but once was disappointed every time, SO I opted to get lasagne instead with extra cheese, and chicken strips for an appetizer. My friend ordered potato skins and cesear salad and for drinks, We both had a Coke.

My order of Chicken Strips first arrived, they were a little pricy but delicious, but I have seen that appetizers at restaurants have become pricy lately, but was glad that the chicken strips were delicious.

Then came my lasagne and my friend potato skins and salad. I couldn't believe how good that lasagne was.....I am still in awe how delicious it was, it was THE BEST that I had EVER had. The portion was rightly priced too.....I was really happy how delicious it was, and I still can not believe it. My friend also reported that the potato skins and cesear salad was good too.

Service could had been a little better. Didn't see our waitress too much, but being the long weekend and having a table with a bunch of people I guess I could understand, especially if that was her section. It was almost a full house in there.

I definetly have to come back, it was so great.....Thanks for great food and a great time

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Okonomi Sushi26 4th Street, Unit A, New Westminster
A Unique Japanese Dining Experience
By Julumkana of Coquitlam, B.C. (47 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 12:38pm [Dine in]

I have ordered take out from this establishment before but i wanted to try their Burning Stone Tataki. This you can only sample if you are eating in. Basically is it a large black stone that is heated and you have your choice of food you can put on it to cook. You have to cook it yourself. I ordered the assorted tataki which is raw ingredients. Tuna, Salmon, Scallop, thinly sliced beef, mushroom and some veggies. Served with miso soup, Sunomuno salad and a choice of dessert. My partner ordered a bento box with beef teriyaki which is always a good deal. A good assortment of goodies, Beef teriyaki, Gyoza, tempura, chicken karage and a dynamite roll with their signature pink rice. A typical bento box with the exception of pink rice.
All the items were very good. The pink rice is something unique to this restaurant. Some may consider this to look unappetizing judging from other reviews i have read, but it really does not make any difference in taste. The pink rice has a fruit and vegetable extract added to it to enhance the nutritional value of rice. It is 100% natural, no artificial ingredients or supplements. That sounds pretty good to me.
Back to the Tataki, it was my first experience with this burning stone and there was a lack of instruction from the staff here. How was i supposed to eat this, was there a sauce to go with it? They just served the plate of raw ingredients and then brought a hot stone out later. I placed a piece of beef on the hot stone and cooked it and ate it, it was really gross, no seasoning. Then we asked if there was a sauce. Oh yeah, there was a sauce and seasoning, they just forgot to bring it to us. Not very good for a first experience. After i figured out how to cook it, it was a satisfying experience. It was also delicious. You have a choice of spicy or teriyaki sauce. I went for the spicy sauce. I would recommend dipping the raw ingredients in soy sauce and then cooking on the hot stone. I would definitely order this again. A Great thing to do with friends or a hot date. A nice Sapporo beer to wash it all down adds to the enjoyment.
The ambiance was decent, the tables and larger comfy chairs gives the place a lounge-vibe. Just sitdown and relax. What was off-putting was the smells in the building. It smells like an old building, and some of the smells were a bit unappetizing for a restaurant setting. That would be my only negative complaint on ambiance.

Overall it was a good experience, i shall return with some friends next time.
Domo Arigato!

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Papa Dave's Pizza820 20th Street, New Westminster
Bad Service and Bad Lasgna
By chase of new west (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 8:27pm [Delivery]

I searched online this evening for a restaurant that serves lasagna in my area and came across Papa Dave's restaurant. The menu looked great and the prices seemed affordable, but I was hesitant to order their lasagna because I find most restaurants nowadays tend to mistake spice for flavour. When I called to order my food I asked the person on the phone if their lasagna was spicy, even a little bit. I cannot stand spicy food. He assured me it wasn't. My meal arrived shortly and by the second bite my mouth was burning. It was unedible in my eyes. When I called to complain they offered no apologies, discounts or anything. I wasted precious money on this meal and still had to make myself something else to eat. Needless to say I will not be ordering anything from them again and I will be making my own homeade lasagna tomorrow. Thank You.

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Thai Box 2 Go418 6th Street, #110, New Westminster
Favourite local hangout
By j_bc_888@yahoo.com of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, November 1, 2013 - 7:09pm [Dine in]

Great place and good service. I have been to this new place several times and each time the food has been consistently delicious! The service is wonderful and the staff have always been friendly and very accommodating from day one since I started going there. I love Thai food and without a doubt, their food is high quality and delicious The interior decorations provide a great relaxing pleasant Thai Style dining experience and of course their take out food is all of the same great quality!
On a sunny day, relax outside on their new patio!
So get over there and check it out....
J

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Go Thai Restaurant502 East Columbia, New Westminster
good food, quick service
By Mattina of New westminster (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 5:08pm [Dine in]

Attentive server and the food came fast, within a few minutes! Server suggested hot sauce and brought it before we could even ask. Food was a fair price with lots left for lunch tomorrow. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Pretty busy with what seems like return customers. Definitely will eat here again. Was tempted to try deep fried ice cream desert with blue berries and strawberries but we were too stuffed!

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
Poor service - we won't be back
By foodgod of Vancouver, BC (14 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 7:36pm [Dine in]

Came here with my family around 6:30PM, Sunday October 20th, 2013. We've been here many times before but tonight we received very poor service.The bubblehead waitress forgot my soup, forgot to bring a plate for my young daughter, and "forgot" the rolls and butter, which, according to the menu, are part of every platter meal.

Abysmal, amateurish "service".

Too many "forgets" = zero tip and no more business from us.

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Taverna Greka Waterfront Restaurant326 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Good Greek food. Great view
By VJB of abbotsford (161 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 9:50am [Dine in]

It’s been years since we’ve been to Taverna Greka. I was feeling like Greek food and the idea of having a nice view while having dinner appealed to me.

The restaurant has a great view looking over the river and there is a great deal of activity on the river so the setting is terrific. When you enter you have to go past the bar to reach the restaurant at the back. The bar is very nice lit and if you have to wait for a table you could certainly be very comfortable.

The service was very good. Our waitress was friendly and very efficient. We had a jug of sangria and it was one of the better sangrias. They did not overload the jug with ice so it was good bang for the buck. We shared an order of kefdetes as an appetizer. The plate had 3 good sized meatballs and came with pita bread and tzatziki sauce. The tzatziki sauce was very bland. My husband said that his meatball was very cool and downright cold in the middle. For entrees I had the Greek style ribs ($22.00) and my husband had the rack of lamb ($28.00). The entrees were good. They were accompanied by rice, Greek salad and potatoes. The rice was very bland, the potatoes had a slight lemon taste that was very pleasant and the Greek salad was just your typical Greek salad. My husband’s lamb was perfectly cooked medium rare as he had requested. Overall the food was decent. The servings are very generous.

It was good. If you’re looking for decent Greek food with good service and a great view of the river this is a nice place to have dinner. There are better Greek restaurants around but Taverna Greka offers fair value.

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