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New Westminster Restaurant Reviews
Waffle House636 Sixth Street, New Westminster
A Very Convenient Diner
By Nimrod Agassi of Surrey, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 5:21pm [Dine in]

On a warm sunny September day, I happened to be in New Westminster to meet up w/somebody. We agreed to go inside the Waffle House and give it a try. We were greeted with fairly friendly receptions where we were seated to some tables (standard restaurant procedure).

We both ordered waffle house specials which came with 2 sausage, 2 bacon and w/pan fries (you can either choose between pan fries or hash-browns) with some OJ and milk. Our food came at the right time. The food tasted good for breakfast. The ambiance was comfortable and cozy. Overall, left satisfied and would recommend it to anyone who's in Uptown New West.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
Awesome Donairs and prices.
By brennanw of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 1:27pm [Take-out]

I love this place. Ive been coming to this donair shop for a few years now and always delicious.
2 small beef donairs and a pop is 7 something. You cant go wrong.

I get exactly this everytime: 2 small beef donairs with lettuce tomato onions and cucumber. Only halifax sauce. I eating one right now, that why I'm doing the review.
Its quick and fresh. im usually in and out in a couple minutes.

Although this place can be a little confusing because of the amount of pricing you see when you walk in.
Just look at that spinning mountain of beef in the background, It'll clear you mind.

if you can, eat it there. Everything is better fresh.
if travelling lay it on its side this will prevent your sauce from pooling at the bottom.
if your walking all i can say is good luck.

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Boston Pizza805 Boyd Street, Unit P100, New Westminster
Absolutely wonderful food and service.
By FoodXpert202 of New West (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 10:44am [Dine in]

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Boston Pozza location. We came with our children and the staff were so accommodationg an sweet to them, we all felt very privileged. We ordered the cactus cuts then each our own meals, which came out on time and absolutely delicious. The manager even came and checked on us to ask how we were doing! The surrounding locations at Marine and Columbia don't even compare to friendliness of the staff at Queensborough. Our server was very sweet and genuine and talked to us about our day and family, she showed that she cared more about our experience there than the tips and gettin us in and out like other locations do. We will definitely be coming back especially with our children, if you have kids an live in that area, definitely come here! It was our little girls birthday top and they brought out a free brownie with icecream and the whole shibang, even with a lot candle and the whole staff sang happy birthday to her. It brought tears to my eyes to see the amount of happiness he was in. Incredible service, food, and overall day. Thank you! Definitely reccpmmend this place to anyone!

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Mongo Bongo512B 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Great Restaurant for New Westminster!
By Bernardmack84 of Surrey , B.C. (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 3, 2012 - 10:29pm [Dine in]

Visited this restaurant for the first time last week and it did not disappoint.

The restaurant is setup quite nicely in this budding area surrounded by condo developments.
Service was excellent; staff were really friendly and personable.
Great place to go for a healthy meal at a reasonable price.
I especially enjoyed the variety of unique sauces offered to customers along with the soup and bowl of rice that comes with each meal.

I am usually an AYCE guy, but I believe most people can get by with just stuffing one bowl with as many items as desired.

My only suggestion for improvement would be for the introduction of fish if possible (along with the beef, pork, tofu and chicken already served).

I will definitely be returning here often especially with their great AYCE Monday and lunch prices.

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Happy Mom's Cafe821 12th Street, New Westminster
great food -great value
By Ann100 of New Westminster, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 10:05am [Dine in]

Great place to go on a regular basis. why cook,? a good meal here is so inexpensive that it isn't worth heating up our kitchen....or wok if you have one. leave the Chinese cooking to them. Also fun to have deliver that isn't pizza. I never used to order Chinese delivery as I like to eat out not in. But now I do.
They have a great $20.12 special. It was broccoli beef, bbq pork fried rice, pork sweet and sour. What's not to like about that? It was all great.
The Fresher & healthier Chinese cooking
- they do not add MSG
- they only use Canola oil (Zero Trans-fat)
- they only use local freshest ingredients
- they offer choices of sweet and low sauces
We liked it.

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Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine628 6th Avenue, #103, New Westminster
Bad Malaysian Food.
By cathy m of Ladner , B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 3:54pm [Dine in]

Tamarind Hill advertises itself as "the pinnacle of Malaysian food". Well it certainly is not, had lunch there today it was very bad.

I had the Sayur Lemak-veggie's in a curry sauce with turmeric rice with a veggie spring roll.
The veggies were overcooked soggy especially the cauliflower which was a soggy mess-obviously been frozen and maybe reheated who knows how many times?
The rest of the veggies were not fresh. It's the height of our local produce season and if a restaurant can't be bothered to get in some lovely local produce-then they just don't care what they serve.

The turmeric rice appeared to be cooked well in advance as it was lukewarm and already getting a little dried out by the time it was served.

I watched other dishes being brought out and the entree's were steaming but if rice was served it looked lukewarm as well there was no steam so i wasn't the only one with lukewarm rice.
The spring roll was pretty standard a little greasy and about half the size of spring rolls in other restaurants.
The service was good.

Paid $8.25 for veggie mush.
Won't be back.

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Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza800 12th Street, New Westminster
Very good
By COMPANI of V5A1S6 (21 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 8:22am [Take-out]

We have always had good pizza from here, always great service and it is relatively affordable. From the outside the place doesn't look like much but it's clean and people who work there are always friendly and sociable. Last week we ordered 2 smalls, I had the European veggie with spinach instead of olives and my fiance ordered the Canadian Classic. I really enjoyed mine, just found there was a little too much cheese but that is just a personal preference. Other than that we both love it. Both pizza's and 2 cokes came to less than 24 bucks including tax...can't complain about that!

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
Great authentic tacos
By gr8martini of vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

You come to a place like this for the authentic tacos, burritos ect...you usually put up with the service. While they are extremely friendly - the place is family run- you can have a bit of a wait for service when its busy, so be patient...it's worth it. And its getting busier as the neighbourhood figures out how good the food is. Tacos are the best bet - make sure you try the chorizqueso - chorizo sausage and cheese. The shrimp are also amazing. Actually I can't think of a bad choice. Most are $2 a piece. I find 4-6 make a meal and you get taco chips to start. A cold beer is a must with these.

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Ole Ole Mexican Deli831 12th Street, New Westminster
A Masterpiece of Mediocrity ...
By Pirate69 of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 30, 2012 - 1:48am [Dine in]

Everything good I read about Ole Ole restaurant turned out to be untrue. Naively I walked in to this rundown looking joint anticipating a Topanga Café like experience in which a great hot plate arrived on my table, barely containing a lava-like flow of melted cheese and avocado sauce, and concealing beneath it generosity and abundance - there was no way of telling where the great burrito ended and the beans and rice began. This masterpiece defied you to eat it all - and after you did you waddled out of there stuffed and satisfied and suffering from chip and salsa overload - but the Topanga had become rather out of my price range and so I bought my friend to Ole Ole as a birthday treat.

The reviews - which had declared Ole Ole the best Mexican food in New Westminster told of an old man in charge there who was so very friendly - he turned out to be sad, tired and cadaverous - immediately he and I conflicted. I requested that my food not be microwaved - (what kind of restaurant microwaves their food?) - he told me it would take too long but he finally acquiesced - I had to pay $5 for chips and a salsa that was little more than pureed tomatoes - this old man then tried to tell us what to order - implying that when it arrived our experience would all be worth it because he was giving us such a good deal - this turned out to be a barefaced lie.

The hostilities between myself and the waiter, or owner, or what ever he was, continued. When I asked for extra cheese on my enchilada it really upset him - I felt that he regarded me as his enemy.

If what turned up on our table was authentic Mexican food then Mexico is a country I will increase my resolve stay away from - the food we received was something a child might throw together in their parents kitchen; a little plain rice, a scoop of plain beans - the enchilada that I ordered looked exactly the same as the burrito my friend ordered - on my “enchilada” beyond there being no extra cheese there didn’t seem to be any cheese at all! The food looked like it had been made with a cut rate Kraft Dinner-like noodle mix. Only the home made hot sauce we were given when I asked for bottled sauce was any good.

That this place stays in business at all - let alone being voted the best Mexican fare in New West - is a mystery on a par with the origins of the universe and those big ugly heads on Easter Island.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
The 2 reviewers below must belong to the family
By milou of East Van (46 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 10:15pm [Take-out]

I read 2 previous glowing reviews that prompt us to have to try this. We pass by their shop every weekend so today we gave them a shot. I ordered 2 medium chicken and mix beef/lamb with pop for $10. For the value it's not bad. We had chicken and mix beef and lamb. The chicken donair is bland and soggy. The mix beef/lamb had somewhat weird tomato sauce in it. Overall this is probably the worst donair place we've ever tried. If you want great donair go to donair affairs in port coquitlam, i'm not lying it's the best. I brought my friend from LA and they loved it every single bite. They have great hawaiian chicken donair and regular beef or lamb donair. This paradise donair is totally not authentic. Their sauce has strange flavor more like eating can sardines but with beef/lamb.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Best local restaurant
By Thor of V1 (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 5:22pm [Dine in]

I came here for my wife's birthday! The menu shocked me! Steak and sushi? To my surprise (not really) steak was AMAZING and sushi my wife had danky! The desserts are pleasant and of the poison in the bottle kind! The service was fun! And the price was exact. The view what many know and expect.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
Donair Paradise, indeed!
By yumkins of new westminter (20 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 8:54pm [Dine in]

Been here on several occasions. Hand down, my favorite donair joint.
It is very close to where I live and it's more affordable and filling.

The donairs are usually stuffed with goodness of your choice. The meat is always good, felafel too.
You get to chose if you want it more spicy or add/leave out ingriedients.

Sometimes there's a bit of a line but it's worth it.
The guy that usually works there is very friendly and personable.

Most people around New West know it and love it. I'm a satisfied, returning customer for sure.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
Very Good, Very Cheap + Response
By Donairguy21 of new west minister (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 23, 2012 - 10:06pm [Take-out]

The server's are always very nice, if a bit quiet at times.
The food is excellent, perfectly complementing the cheap price.
If you're in the area, definitely grab a bite.

Also, in regards to the post saying that the price always changes, that's simply not true. They've had the same prices for the past ten years (about as long as I've known about PD).
What may have happened is that you didn't get charged tax. The owner will often just disregard the tax when he's working and just take $5 instead of the $5.60 (the employees have to charge the 5.60).
Also remember that chicken, beef and lamb are all priced differently. You will get charged differently for the different meats as they are different products. One more thing, if you add a drink to your combo, then it will be more.
Obviously.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
Fantastic Fish and chips, better then anywere else.
By Max's Daughter of Langley, B. C. Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 5:05pm [Dine in]

My family and I have been dinning at this restaurant for over 15 years. Every time we come we get the same smiling faces and hot sizzling food, what more do you need. When the place is not busy you can set your self, other wise they ask you to wait. The wait is never long anyhow. Even if it was I'd still wait. The place does not look like a 5* restaurant, they have remolded their location, but its still a homey restaurant. Very calming, And they never seam to care how long you stay, just as long as you come back.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
It Adds Up...
By saintvlas22 of Vancouver (downtown) (18 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

Went here with a total of 6 people to celebrate a graduation. My sisters have all been to the other various locations of this restaurant, mostly in Vancouver, and have enjoyed it, so I was eager to try this place out.

Ambiance: This is a beautiful restaurant. The lobby showcases a raw bar, and it's got high ceilings, chandeliers, and comfortable big wood tables and booths. It's a wonderful atmosphere, and w were lucky to be seated across from the big windows that overlook the water. Though it was a cloudy and rainy day, the view must be gorgeous in the summer light.

Service: The hostess was nice enough to tell us to move our car from the underground parking due to high water, and our waiter was a stand up guy. He was attentive, humorous, and went about serving us with great care. At the end, he chatted with my sister-in-law about what to do in rainy summer weather; really nice man! He did mess up our dessert order though, giving us one dessert that we hadn't ordered. He told us that we could keep it, and we expected it to be taken off the bill - it wasn't. We had to sort it out TWICE, once when we asked for the bill and made sure that we weren't going to be charged for it, and then getting a new bill when they did charge us for it after all.

Value: This was my biggest problem. Everything on the menu is expensive, with entree's wavering around $30. We had some small eaters, but even they had to fill up on bread in order to get full. We aren't really appetizer or dessert people, but we had to get both in order to make a meal out of the small portions of our entree. I know we're paying for location, but the fresh oysters were ridiculously overpriced - about $18 for a half dozen? Are you kidding? The desserts, though, are a good price.

Food: Their bread is fresh and hot, though I wish they would just cut it up for you. Sourdough can be kind of tough to rip open, and I nearly elbowed someone in the face a few times. The firecracker shrimp is spicy and the sauce goes well with the bread, while their calamari was wonderfully tender, and not the least bit chewy. I do wish the squid rings were bigger though, as they were a pain to pick up with a fork. Me and my brother had the 7oz sirloin with crab stuffed shrimp. my beef was cooked rare to order, but the shrimp - don't even bother. They had zero crab in it that I could tell. The ladies had the seafood duo of halibut and salmon. 2 orders were fine, but one had definitely overcooked salmon. The ravioli was a great choice - lots of pasta and topped with loads of sauce and seafood. For dessert, my sister was incredibly disappointed with the creme brulee, as it was gritty and served cold. She almost never leaves food behind, but simply couldn't finish it. The complementary brownie dessert was good,and so was my cheesecake. I like that they don't skimp on toppings - I had berry compote, Irish cream sauce, whipped cream and chocolate shavings all on one plate! The mocha pie however, was a BEAST - absolutely huge, as well as tasty!

Though we had a nice time and were pleased by the great service, the prices are ultimately what make me certain I won't be back. I left full, but only after several baskets of bread, and piling more than the usual orders of food on, which increased the already incredibly steep price tag.

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Ole Ole Mexican Deli831 12th Street, New Westminster
Ole!!!
By Good Eats of Vancouver (17 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 16, 2012 - 9:05pm [Dine in]

Authentic Mexican cuisine at its finest. To be perfectly honest, when my girlfriend introduced me to Ole Ole about 12 years ago, I did not expect much from this hole-in-the-wall restaurant. I could not have been more wrong. I was a fan after the first bite on that first night. The Chilaquiles ("Broken Sombrero") are out of this world. Raul's refried beans are some of the best this side of the border. Whatever you're craving...tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, quesadillas...Ole Ole has got it and then some. The place is small but very welcoming. The service is always friendly and often times the owner will share some humour. Try a Mexican soda while you're waiting and be sure to save room for the Flan. You won't regret it.

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
Great Mexican food in New West
By drkost of newwest (12 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:58pm [Dine in]

I discovered this place the day it opened last year. My girlfriend and I frequent this spot. The service is friendly. The food is well seasoned, nicely prepared and freshly made. We love the Choriqueso and Fish tacos the best. We have tried most of everything on the menu over the past year and it is all really tasty. We go at least twice a month, be warned however the fresh-made salsas can be pretty spicy. This spot is always a good meal and a good value.

Make sure to try the Flan for dessert.

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Wild Rice810 Quayside Drive, #122, New Westminster
Enjoyable evening
By The Living Bubba of New Westminister BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 5:53pm [Dine in]

I'd tilt the scale towards "very enjoyable" w/taste outweighing cost consideration. Currently, an excellent display of socially aware photography to look at (we bought the book!). Service good, albeit sometimes "scattered". Live music would work well in the size of venue.
The prices weren't out of line, if one either budgets or has a good line of credit.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
great fish and chips!
By yumkins of new westminter (20 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 7:11pm [Dine in]

First of all, you can't beat the price. Mon - wednesday is all you can eat for under $10.
It's not a fancy place for sure but the waitresses are professional enough and the service stands out.
Condiments are readily available and the pop is included in the price of the ayce!

One slight complaint is that the batter on the fish is rather thick and oily for sure.

But it is still my guilty pleasure. :)

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Brooklyn Tap & Grill250 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Beautiful view, too bad service sucks. ) :
By NDUB of South Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:23am [Dine in]

This restaurant has the best view of the Fraser river and a beautiful patio to sit out on. Too bad they only staff is one grumpy bartender and one server even when the restaurant is full. We had to wait for our drinks one beer at a time, no glasses for the water,no cutlery for the food.... We went to the bar to order our drinks and it was as if the bartender was doing us a favor. Too bad, we wont be back and I doubt we will be recommending it to anybody unless you like to be over charged for beer you had to walk to the bar to get yourself. It doesn't pay to fleece your guests either. tsk, tsk, very dishonest and terrible customer service.

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