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New Westminster Restaurant Reviews
Thai New West Restaurant424 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
First time here and will be back
By Smaken of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 6:08pm [Dine in]

Its hard to give credit to thai restaurants in metro van having grown up in Thailand and knowing how the food should taste.. This place is the one acception.. Fresh ingredients, not overly oily, or salted, all of the dishes were well balanced exactly how they were meant to be. This is real Thai food run by Thai people. Ambience is comforting and the service caring and courteous. Busy even during the weekdays for dinner. Great first impression of this place. Will share again on follow up experiences.

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Okonomi Sushi620 6th Street, New Westminster
Sushi Made With Love
By diner40 of Vancouver (89 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 9:49am [Dine in]

This is my new favorite sushi place. I used to frequent Ki Sushi but after discovering this gem in New West it is my go to sushi place. Sushi made with care and creativity. Absolutely beautiful is the only way to describe some of their rolls here. My favorite is the spicey tuna roll. Delicious with not too much rice and a nice healthy portion of tuna for under 6 bucks. They also have some creative choices like their Vancouver roll, huge and some of their other rolls made with colorful rice.

My dining partner usually orders one of the dinner boxes and I must say they are big enough for two. A huge portion of food with fantastic tempura. The oil they use must be clean as a whistle because the tempura is always crisp and delicious, not oily or soggy.

There are some nice touches here at Okonomi like complimentary edamame beans and two frozen grapes that come with your bill. Speaking of the bill, very affordable. Outstanding value for the food you receive.

My only gripe about Okonomi is that sometimes the servers, although very pleasant and friendly, can get a little forgetful not remembering things like requests for a tea fill up. They also seem to be under staffed at times with one server trying to cover the entire restaurant.

I have gone to both Okonomi locations. This is by far my favorite location as it is a newer space unlike their upstairs location off of Columbia. The Columbia building is very old and smells like it inside.

If you are a sushi lover I believe you will be impressed with Okonomi.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
Like it but the price always changes?
By COMPANI of V5A1S6 (21 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 3:55pm [Take-out]

It's good food but every time I go in there the price changes, even though I'm buying the same thing every time! I don't mind paying for a tip but I don't appreciate it changing every single time. It started like this: $5 bucks, $5.50 the next, $6.12 then $7.50, then $6 bucks...after awhile I got annoyed and just stopped going. The last review I did for this place was "reported" and I didn't write anything negative.

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Sushi Koharu712C 12th street, New Westminster
Did not enjoy...
By COMPANI of V5A1S6 (21 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 3:47pm [Take-out]

I already submitted a review of this restaurant and wrote nothing but the truth...that I did not enjoy the food, that the food tasted old. That is all I wrote! Oh and that I will never be returning to this place ever again....and someone reported my review?? Was it the restaurant owner? I have the right to post my experience at this restaurant.

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Frankie G's Boilerhouse Pub305 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Hands down one of the best Pub's around
By deborahdawn of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 9:07am [Dine in]

We frequent Frankie’s on a regular and love it! The servers bring your beverages as soon as you order. The menu has something for everyone. (Not just Pub food) I really like the baked brie and the Won Ton Tiger prawns as well they have a great Tai Salad. Not to mention that the “Pub Food” like wings and nachos are awesome as well. The staff are friendly and courteous. They have entertainment on Thursday that shows off some of Vancouver’s own local talent. It’s nice to have music without having to scream across the table. And of course they always have the hockey games and fights!!! Well done!!!!

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
Pretty good food
By COMPANI of V5A1S6 (21 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:37pm [Take-out]

Ordered take out today with some girlfriends who suggested this restaurant. They order from here quite often and love the food, so I thought I would try it out. I had the Carnita's and Alambre tacos and they were delicious! Although they are very cheap...I could eat 5 or 6 on my own because they are relatively small. That or I'm a big eater. I'm definitely going to get it again.

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Aldo's Pasta Bar441 Columbia St, New Westminster
Good Italian in New Westminster
By VJB of abbotsford (157 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 10:38am [Dine in]

We had dinner at Aldo’s on Sunday. When we called for reservations we were told that they had a large dinner party that evening but that they could fit us in. It is a small restaurant but the service was very good considering the large group and the fact that there was only 1 server.

They have primarily pizza and pasta. There are only 4 entrees, 3 veal dishes and 1 chicken dish. With the pasta you pick your sauce and pasta combination. We decided to share a large pizza (you pick your own toppings and the price is determined by the size of pizza and number of toppings ordered.) We decided to share a large pizza and an order of pasta. We had a linguine with smoked salmon and alfredo sauce. This was very tasty and it had large chunks of smoked salmon. The pasta was nicely cooked al dente. They do not make all their own pastas. The waiter said that some of the pastas are not homemade. The pizza was also very good and again they were very generous with the toppings. The server checked on us a few times during the course of our meal and was very attentive. Before the pizza and pasta were served we were given nice hot rolls from the oven. They were really good but I didn’t want to fill up on bread.

Our server was very gracious. When we first sat down I found our table to be very cool because the front door was open. We asked him if it was possible to close the door and he did it without any hesitation or fuss.

I did like the Italian music they had playing in the background. It was very soft so it was not intrusive. It just added to the ambiance.

As we were leaving someone from the birthday group asked us if we would like to take some of their birthday cake with us. What a kind gesture.

This is a nice restaurant and we would return

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Heritage Grill447 Columbia, New Westminster
Never Again - Waste of Money!!!!
By mr.tan of newwestminster (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 3:33pm [Dine in]

The servers here are very slow and we sat for a long time and when we finally were served the girl was very ignorant and abrubt with us. We were simply asking questions about some of the food because one of our friends had some allergy issues. The server did not know the products and instead of going and asking she simply said she did not know. When asked to go into kitchen to check on couple dishes she scoffed and did so however went and served other people first and continued to make us wait. I wanted to leave then and there however because we had some elderly guests we stayed. What a mistake - the food was bland, greasy, and cold when it reached the table. What a waste of money. Never again!!!

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
Great Sushi Night Out
By Debs of Vancouver (east) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 8, 2012 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

It so refreshing to see a restaurant fill there sits and serve everyone in a fast manner.

Before I knew it our food dishes were out in front of us. The Miso soup has a great flavour and the sushi was fresh.

The only thing that was just o.k., was the spicy tuna roll, the spicy had a great flavour but the cut of the tuna was not the best.

The menu had many choices for all kinds of different tast buds so if you have friends that are picky than this place has some choices.

Service was great and nice to see smiles from people in the customer srevice business.

Great Dine:)

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Victoria Sushi15 Royal Avenue, #10, New Westminster
Fantastic
By amb77 of Downtown Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 8, 2012 - 5:33pm [Dine in]

The food here is great...we have eaten in and had take-out and have never been disappointed. Portions are generous and the food is fresh and delicious. Sashimi is fresh, and the rolls are great, the rice is cooked well and not too much. The tuna tataki is worth a try. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys Japanese.

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Ole Ole Mexican Deli831 12th Street, New Westminster
Casual Home-Style Mexican Food
By ab1 of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 4, 2012 - 6:30pm [Dine in]

I love Mexican food and it's hard to find good and cheap ones around here. What I like about this place is it has a local and casual feel. I love their nachos and hot chocolate. I prefer their beef and pork meals better than their steamed chicken. I also like the sides of rice, beans, salsa, and guacamole ( I think that's only on some meals).

This place isn't a fancy hang out, but it's affordable and good food. All their meals are typically the same style depending on what kind of meat you get. For example you would typically get the same sides on most meals. It's good though. It's a small place, but it's not a horrible place to try out.

Conclusion:
Even though this is a home-style food place, I could not eat at this place everyday. HOWEVER, it's a nice special place to visit about once a month. Don't expect a high class restaurant, but you would definitely not get fast food material like Taco Bell or Taco Del Mar. I feel full and happy every time I eat here.

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Aldo's Pasta Bar441 Columbia St, New Westminster
What a pleasant surprise!
By 12cruzers of Vancouver, BC Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 9:20pm [Dine in]

We were just there today, we were greeted and served by nice Italian server. We ordered the antipasto, bread and the stracciatella soup to start, then for main course we ordered the linguine carbonara and the penne con alfredo con salmone. And finally for dessert, baci nero. Everything was great, not a single item we didn't care about. The portions are just right and the dishes are all tasty. Very highly recommended! We will definitely return. To think we almost went to the Old Spaghetti Factory down the road. Glad we found this little place! What a pleasant surprise indeed!

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Portions too small
By jamasianman of Surrey , B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 12:33am [Dine in]

I went to this restaurant for a birthday celebration with friends. The ambience was alright, a bit noisy but that can't be helped.

It took them a while to get menus since it was so busy. This would be annoying, but our whole party was not assembled so it wasn't a big deal.

The waiter was really good, he kept checking up on us, offering us drinks, and refilling our water.

The food was definitely a disappointment. I ordered the $30 anniversary 3 course meal, with appetizer, entree, and dessert. The portions were way too small. I stopped filling on bread since I thought I'd be getting my money's worth, but the portions were undersized. The entree looked rather lame on the big plate.

I got the clam chowder for appetizer, which was more of a saucer than a cup. It was good, but tiny,

Main course was the 7 oz steak, it was great but a little under seasoned. I can understand why since some folks might not like it that way. Side dishes were some bland mashed potatoes and vegetables, also in small portions.

Dessert was Mud Pie, a very light frozen cake slice with a hint of coffee. It was unmemorable.

Best parts was the steak and my birthday friend getting a free slice of Mud Pie because it was her birthday.

Not a good place to get a bang for your buck, even though my friends said the seafood was great. The portions could be bigger if they are going to charge that much.

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Sushi Paradise780 Princess St, New Westminster
Affordable and good sushi
By COMPANI of V5A1S6 (21 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 5:13pm [Take-out]

I really enjoy this place, I always get the combo C for $6.88 (20pcs) and a mini salmon rice bowl. However my fiance ordered the beef rice bowl and hated it. I did not try it myself but I LOVE the salmon. The sushi is fresh and delicious. More importantly is the price, which is very affordable for the quality of the food. There are many cheap sushi places out there but this place is actually good. I'm very happy I tried it...I think I'll order some tonight!

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
Bigger is NOT better
By Ksukkau of New Westminster (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 2:37pm [Dine in]

I had been going to this place for years at an average of 4 times a month, until they expanded.
Their food was amazing, service and value however plumited when they expanded and the ambiance wasn't becomes irrelevant when you're waiting 1.5 hours for your food to finally reach everyone at the table. The rolls where also practically falling apart when they had arrived. The waitress had also forgotten items we were specificly there for (my wife and I were addicted to the beef tetakki). When we finally got our bill after what seemed like forever, there were a few items we hadn't ordered and we were charged for items we ordered but hadn't received. We decided to give it another shot but with an order for pick up, that was when we drew the line, it was as if the chef had absolutely NO pride in his work. The rolls were a mess, the sashimi just didn't taste right and we had to throw it out. The service again was TERRIBLE, they told us 15minutes, we always arrive 20minutes after placing our order to ensure they have time. We ended up waiting there another 15 for our food and then the lady who charged us for it took the liberty of adding the tip to the debit machine herself! At that point my wife demanded it be returned and as far as us returning, it will never happen.

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
I love this place!
By joeperrymc of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 21, 2012 - 9:52am [Dine in]

I have lived in New Westminster for over a year and have been going to ki sushi almost every week. Out of the hundreds of visits only a few were unpleasant, the food is always good and cheep but the service can be pretty bad sometimes, But over all it is definitely a place worth checking out

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New West Wonton House441 12th Street, New Westminster
Do NOT order. Food Came expired and late
By growingfamily of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 6:31pm [Delivery]

DO NOT ORDER!

Not only did the food take over an hour to arrive, it came overdue and expired!

Completely not following the health regulations.

I thought I'd give it a try after reading mixed reviews myself, but now I know!

I'm warning those thinking about trying this the first time!

You don't want to jepardize your family's health.

Sick & Disgusted!

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Sixth Avenue Bread & Deli702C Sixth Avenue, New Westminster
Great Bread!!!
By mganhdi of New Westminster (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:27pm [Dine in]

I will return here over and over for their great bread! He uses the right ingredients and stays away from preservatives and anything that should not be in bread!! All of the baking I have tried is great and the other products that line this store help to round out the pantry. Try his bread and you will not be disappointed.

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Heritage Grill447 Columbia, New Westminster
Bad food and service
By dawnalee of newwestminster (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 1:12am [Dine in]

The staff is bad and the food worse! The food tasted like day old bread and the people serving it were angry and not happy. Every staff member there were like robot and not at all in tune with the customer. The drinks were not at all to par and all the drinks were definitly not at all one shot but watered down with soda. We only went there for friends party but ended up having miserable time with staff and owner. Dont go ever for any reason!

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Tim Hortons805 Boyd St, New Westminster
Worst staff & service
By ElleT of New west minster,Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 9:48am [Take-out]

I was completely horrified by the actions of the staff at this location. Not once, but two weekends in a row. I am not sure who trained them but clearly they did not do a good job. Tim Hortons has always been a friendly environment, even when it can get quite chaotic and busy. For the record it was not busy at this location at all. The staff were literally yelling at eachother pushing orders, name calling, and shoved my order out the window to me. No Hi good morning, or have a nice day. It took everything in me not to go back in there and give them a peice of my mind. I'm assuming the lady in the black shirt was a supervisor or manager, well she was the worst out of the bunch. I've never seen such unprofessionalism. The following weekend I went there again, my mistake. I must have repeated my order 3 times at the window, and was confident she still didn't get it right. I asked her to repeat my order at the window, with irritation in her voice she did, and of course missed half my order. After she fixed it she handed me the debit machine, and leaned out the window an watched me as used the machine, why? I don't know, I'm sure there's other things she could have been doing like preparing my coffee that tasted like pure sugar, or my daughters scolding hot chocolate when I asked for half milk. Get it together! Instead of paying attention to my pin you should have been doing your job, just as i had to get to work im sure the line up of people behind me had somewhere else to be as well: Unfortuntely there's not many tim Hortons in new west, so I may have to put up with these people for the time being, I just hope that someone that has some sort of authority reads these reviews and does something about their staff.

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