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New Westminster Restaurant Reviews
Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Poor service and mediocre food wont be returning any time soon
By HSW1 of SURREY (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is hit or miss, and lately more miss. Had dinner this evening at New westminster boathouse,service was poor, barely ever saw the waitress, had to ask for water refills , bread, where's the dinner etc. Food is just ok, and portions are small; for the price at this restaurant it should be a lot lot better than just ok, . We wont be returning any time soon. There are far better restaurants ,with far better service. Save your money and go elsewhere

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Terminal Pub, The115 12th St, New Westminster
the old terminal
By bluebeery of vancouer (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 4:30pm [Dine in]

reading reviewers of the old terminal beer parlour call it scuzzy and 'wouldn't want to touch anything there' etc., wondering how these delicate people manage to survive. the terminal was a working man's beer parlour; the bums and lowlife never came in. they were pretty decent family guys who maybe weren't in suits/ties but work clothes making an honest living. we had a lot of fun there in the 50's - it was rough and edgy but there was a lot of respect and a good place for a glass of beer. maybe those reviewers should drink in their fern bars and leave the real world to us. btw, i haven't been in the terminal since it was renovated and maybe its time.

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Happy Mom's Cafe821 Twelfth St., New Westminster
Never Ever Again
By Farryn of Burnaby Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 4:14pm [Dine in]

Went here late this morning for breakfast, and never ever again will you find me here under any circumstances. The place is filthy - and I do mean filthy!! The server and staff are pleasant and try their hardest but it is not enough to deal with the dirt and grease everywhere. We both ordered lightly basted eggs - they arrived hard. The coffee is indescribable in flavor with a faintly reminiscent taste of dirty dishwater.
An argument was started by a customer who felt slighted because someone else had been served ahead of him - he became verbally abusive, and swore at everyone. When my dining partner offered to call the police to clear the matter up, the offensive patron literally ran out of the establishment.
True, the all day breakfast is only $3.99 but in spite of the small dining area, it still could be kept clean and neat. The food could be served as ordered. NOT coming back.

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Kojima Sushi410 6th Street, New Westminster
Excellent value and our new go-to place for Bento Boxes and Combos.
By Urban Aggie of Burnaby, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 4:20pm [Dine in]

Kojima Sushi is a couple blocks East of the really prime location in New Westminster but still well worth the short walk or drive. Went there today for lunch and had the Combo A and Bento Box A, as well as a Dynamite Roll. Combo A is probably the best value on the menu since for $8.99 you get a chicken teriyaki & rice, a bowl of Udon & an appetizer Tempura with 1 prawn & 3 huge yam tempuras. Very delicious and very filling.

The Bento Box A had 8 pieces of Cali roll, beef (or chicken) teriyaki & rice, and an appetizer tempura. Again, lots of food for the money ($7.49). All together the bill came out to $21 and that fed a very hungry mom, dad & two starving little kids. We all loved the food. The tempura was very crisp & huge (the batter was just a little hard but that made it stay crunchy even after dipping in the sauce. Our server was attentive and quick. The food was prepared very promptly so this hungry family didn't have long to wait.

We will be back for sure whenever we have a craving for Bento Boxes. Very good value and the ambiance is nice too, so good for a date as well as a quick bite. Lots of takeout orders while we were there so it looks like business is picking up. Which is good since this is a well run, good sushi place that we will be making one of our regular stops from now on.

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Happy Mom's Cafe821 Twelfth St., New Westminster
JUST what I was CRAVING!
By ALYSSA555 of new west (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 9:19pm [Delivery]

My co worker is always talking about this place but I had never really made it a priority. Boy was I missing out.
I ordered delivery for m husband and I on wednesday of last week and we've ordered 3 more times since.
While the delivery times are a little longer then pizza. The food is worth the wait. The quantity and quality of each dish is what makes us keep coming back for more. Well that and the superb TASTE!

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Thai New West Restaurant424 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Delicious Thai
By drkost of newwest (10 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

The food here is consistently good. We've tried curries, spring rolls, rice and pad thai. The yellow curry is great and we like the sapparod a lot. Spring rolls are deep fried, nuff said. We have eaten in and ordered take out. The restaurant has a nice interior with lots of rich wood which makes for a welcoming and comfortable space. The staff is friendly and calm. We will continue to frequent this eatery.

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Angelina's960 Quayside Drive, #115, New Westminster
Fun place to visit
By Eric_Eric.Voss37Voss37 of west avncouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 11:49am [Dine in]

This is the perfect Sunday brunch place. I always expect to be there for two hours as the service is on the slow side but I don't mind at all as the coffee is great and refills keep coming. You can see the Fraser river from certain seats so it's a very pleasant wait. Just pick your company wisely as you'll be chatting for awhile.

The Dutch menu items are excellent and I consider the portions to be on the large side. I struggle to finish mine most times. I usually never have this issue.

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
Awful
By Lq2013 of Burnaby / New West (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

Poor service. No one even asked us if everything was ok. We watched a couple sit for 15 min without service and get up and leave. The staff never even looks at you so you can wave them over if you need something. They don't even know what the things on the menu are. After we ate our kids wanted another tobiko nigri and we sat for 20 min waiting and then ended just getting up and leaving. Then when we got our bill at the front it has the tobiko that we never received was on there. Food was poor quality. Not worth it. NEVER GOING BACK. Don't waste your time or money.

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Thai Box 2 Go418 6th Street, #110, New Westminster
Calamari and Green Papaya Salad
By Rogarboy of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 1:20pm [Dine in]

I had the Calamari special today and it was acceptable. I was hoping it would have their own special Thai "twist" or breading to it however is the standard breaded squid rings you can buy from Costco or a Food Supplier and served with a standard sweet chili sauce. I will say it was not greasy and it was nice and crispy.

The green papaya salad was very interesting. Not my first run at this dish I found it to be over dressed and sitting in almost half an inch of very vinegary dressing. I can imagine anyone wanting to eat that much vinegar. It had a nice level of heat to it but I did have to ask for a knife to cut the verge pieces of iceberg lettuce it rested on in order to eat them. I have never seen iceberg lettuce involved in this salad before and the presentation was not given adequate consideration.

When my server who was on the phone almost my entire visit with the same call finally did come around to ask if everything was ok I did mention the dressing and the enormous amount of it. She told me this is the way it is done and it is not like a North american salad. I guess she took it upon herself to assume I have never eaten Thai food before.

This business is not on my list to go back to.

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Sixth Street Grill, The413 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Have been there several times now.
By Rogarboy of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

I have eaten at this spot several times now. It represents excellent value. It is not the fanciest food your going to find but then the prices are not that fancy either.

I have had several breakfasts there and if you can get there before 10AM on weekdays the Early Bird Specials are hard to beat.

The other day I had lunch a Shrimp Salad sandwich that came with a small soup, fries and a small coleslaw. The sandwich was good and the coleslaw was very good. The beef barley soup should have been called spicy tomato barley soup. It was quite spicy and very tomato based and you would have to search far and wide to find any beef in it. The Fries were a total miss being soggy and not fully cooked. Terrible.

I have had the Liver and Onions dinner as well and it was pretty good. Had one vein in the liver but all in all it represented very good value. Of course you can detect the use of flour to thicken things up in several of their soups and gravies but it is still palatable.

This is a small diner and I will keep it on my list of regular spots to go.

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Tora Sushi805 Boyd Street, #120K, New Westminster
Excellent Japanese food
By food toto of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:04am [Dine in]

This has been a wonderful place since they first opened. Friendly staff and superb owners serving higher quality food then most places. If you're looking for a five star restaurant with five star prices then you can find them downtown. This place uses quality suppliers and always fresh. Also very quick if you are pressed for time. A lot of restaurants otherwise take forever for your order. Cheers ! Hope this helps

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Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine628 6th Avenue, #103, New Westminster
The food is okay for New West but your service is terrible
By canadiana1ca of Port Moody (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 9:20am [Dine in]

I know the reviews are raving about his restaurant and the restaurant is great for anything outside of Vancouver but there are better Malaysian restaurant in Vancouver an Richmond. I've eaten here half a dozen times and the food is good and I don't have to travel into Vancouver but when you start giving bad service is when I draw the line.

We were a party of 5 and there was no one waiting. We put our name in and the host said that we just had to wait for a particular table to finish and that would be our table. Meanwhile 2 other parties came in - one with 3 people and the other with 4. Both of these tables got sat before we did. Okay no problem I understand the seating configurations accommodate smaller parties. But then a party comes in and the host obviously knows them and gives them our table. What the heck? I talk to host and he says "oh sorry, the other girl didn't know". The party sees that I'm making a bit of a stink and leaves. Ok if you were a legitimate reservation, would you leave?

So we order. I order a diet coke and lo and behold - unlike 90% of the restaurants in the world, they charge for pop refills. Really? Then we have barely got our 2nd entree out when the waiter stops by and tells us that it is last call. It is barely 9:00pm by this point. I guess you guys have to rush out and go home. Paying patrons don't want to hold you up from your private life. This is only your job and we are only paying your bills.

These guys need to realize that they Vancouver is the Asian food mecca in North American and there are other restaurants that are better. I just have to travel into Vancouver. This is good for New West but travel a little farther and you will get better. Mediocre food is passable when the service but is good when you start pulling stunts like this - I can take my hard earned money elsewhere.

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Thirsty Duck, The606 12th Street, New Westminster
Local favorite with extra friendly staff
By royrock of Vancouver (West End) (13 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 9:15pm [Dine in]

When there's nothing to do in the neighborhood, my friends and I go to the Thirsty Duck. Every visit, the staff and servers have been extremely friendly and engaging, and they always have great recommendations. They have drink specials every day, including 3 Old Mills/Cariboo for $9.95, although the drinks at regular price are reasonable anyway. It's my favorite place to hang out with friends, grab a pint, gossip, and play darts or pool. If you're hungry, they have the regular pub food like poutine, wings, onion rings, pasta, burgers, pizzas, and other stuff for less then $10, and I haven't been disappointed yet!

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Taco Del Mar531 6th Street, New Westminster
The same every time.
By kobracommander of New Westminster BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 10, 2013 - 10:45pm [Dine in]

Every time the staff don't care, look as though they hate their jobs, and hide out in the back once we've ordered. The food is always fine, messy and bland. Don't eat here if you're looking for anything more than a quick meal where no one disturbs you because you won't find it. Its a mess.

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Pantry Restaurant, The425 6th Street, New Westminster
Ok.
By kobracommander of New Westminster BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 10, 2013 - 10:40pm [Dine in]

Came here on St Paddy's day hoping for some festivity, however they had none of that. We also quickly found out they were not licensed, and our waitress was not interested in waiting on us at all. The food was good, service not so much. It is a chain so it doesn't have a very nice feel to it.

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
Pretty good mexican food
By kobracommander of New Westminster BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 10, 2013 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

Having worked at a Mexican food place prior to ever eating here, I have a standard of where I like my food. Not wishing to return to my prior employer for a bite, we tried Playa Tropical. I was delighted to find the salsa roha verde in the bottles were very authentic to third generation Mexcican, and also very good. (The second time we went the salsa roha was not good but verde was still delicious) We ordered the steak sandwich, shrimp quesadilla and two tacos: pork and fish. The steak sandwich was average, but the quesadilla was incredible. Delicious, served with pico de gaillo, guacamole and sour cream at no extra charge was a pleasant surprise. The tacos are small but also very cheap which explains the price, they are all topped differently and are quite tasty.
The waitresses both times we attended the restaurant were not very interested in us and we had to wait quite a while for our bill after finishing our food, but thats what you get when you hire careless teenagers. I will definitely go back and enjoy the much more authentic mexican food in comparison to taco del mar and chronic tacos.

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Java Jazz Cafe and Bistro412 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Great
By kobracommander of New Westminster BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 10, 2013 - 10:29pm [Dine in]

Had a coupon for this restaurant that we've never tried before and I was skeptical, having never tried Filipino cuisine. I opted out of something new and into the chicken penne, while my boyfriend ordered a Filipino dish with chicken and coconut milk. The dish that I had was unique for itself and very delicious. I am not a huge fan of cilantro so I didn't enjoy the garnish however that is just personal. My boyfriends chicken dish was incredible, the next time we go I will be ordering that! For dessert we ordered cheesecake, also outstanding. The desert menu was impressive and I am eager to try one of the traditional Filipino desserts next time.
The waitress explained everything to us that we asked even though she didn't always know the English word. She was very friendly, prompt with drinks and dessert and made the evening enjoyable. The man playing the piano for the restaurant created fantastic music and was very friendly, greeting us as we came and left. Our total bill without the coupon would have came to $40 with dessert and drinks so I was pleased with the value that we got for our money.

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Thai New West Restaurant424 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Excellent.
By royalsam of burnaby (45 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 8:44am [Dine in]

We had their lunch special recently, $10, for a large number of options. It came with soup, salad, spring roll, rice and entrée. The soup and salad were small but ok. Of course they are just to stimulate or cleanse the palate so I don't expect a lot. The spring roll may have been the best ever. Not a hint of grease. Almost like they were not deep fried. They make them to order not ahead of time. The medium spicy chicken stir fry was very good. Rice was fluffy and seemed lighter than most. This is as good as I've had anywhere including Thailand. It's a definite step up.The staff are friendly and the room just fine. This place is certainly worth a return visit.

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Chan's Garden441 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
So So Experience
By royalsam of burnaby (45 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 8:30am [Dine in]

I went for a quick lunch a while back and had one of their three lunch specials for around $8. It started great with one of the best hot and sour soups I've had. Just right in every regard. The Szechuan chicken was not. The chicken tasted like the roast pieces you buy from the grocery store that they're selling you at half price b/c it's been around for 3 days. It tasted off so I didn't finish it. That's maybe a first for me. The veg and rice were ok. But the sauce was bland like from a package. And not b/c I'd just had spicy soup. The wait staff were very pleasant and accommodating and the ambiance just fine. I will go back for sure to have the soup but maybe that only.

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Brooklyn Tap & Grill250 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Worst Customer Service I have ever experienced!!
By missmelissa88 of New West (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 27, 2013 - 9:05pm [Dine in]

This bar is owned by the most disrespectful and impolite person I have ever met, and that is actually an understatement. I had a party of 25+ people at this normally empty bar, with people eating and drinking and spending money here all night, and all I can say is that I HIGHLY regret it. The service was unprofessional, and our waitress was totally unable to handle such a large party of people. At the end of the night, the waitress bawled her eyes out because someone hadn't settled their bill. My friend, being the nice guy that he is, decided to just pay the bill to calm her down. BIG MISTAKE. We went there a few days later to get the issue resolved only to be utterly insulted by the owner, who accused my (sober) friend of being so drunk he just didn't remember anything, and accused us of illegal activities in his establishment. This guy merely had to offer us a credit of $30 at his pub so that we could come back again, and we would have been happy. He then had the balls to say "you're out of line" to this request, AND said "I don't need your business!! There's lots of parties here every weekend!!!" I have never felt so disrespected. I was spoken to in a way that was both demeaning and insulting.
I would sincerely recommend to NOT go to this bar EVER based only on the fact that the owner here clearly HAS NO RESPECT and DOES NOT APPRECIATE anyone's business. AWFUL EXPERIENCE.

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