We got take out and they messed up our order. We had to eat in a hurry as we were getting ready for a Christmas concert. We noticed they gave us tempora rolls instead of yam tempora and when we called them they argued with us that it was our mistake. They asked us to come to exchange and pay the difference; however we couldn't. We asked if we could get a credit for the following evening. After some arguing, they agreed. Moments later the woman called back and told us not to eat any of the tempora roll and to bring to back to them tomorrow. Although we had no intention of eating it (since no one likes it) we all agreed that this was a very strange request. What horrible service! And the food was only mediocre. There are plenty of other sushi places in Port Coquitlam so I advise you to avoid this one!
I will never go to this place ever again.
I saw their kitchen and it is disgusting.
They use the same towels to wipe the counters to wipe their hands and they have food all over the place behind there. I also saw flies flying around.
Please don't go there it is disgusting.
Other japanese restaurants have been popping up in the area, but I find myself returning to Naomi time after time. The lunch boxes are a good deal at 6.95 for the teriyaki, and they also include tempura, california roll, salad, gyoza, and miso soup. In the summer it can get pretty darn hot in there, but all in all, I keep going back :)
Whenever we go, this restaurant isn't usually too busy, but don't be fooled because the food is delicious. It is very affordable, as far as japanese food goes. The gyoza, tempura, beef teriyaki is amazing. The dressing on the salad is the best japanese dressing I've tried...a very unique flavour. Sushi is very fresh. Everything we've tried is great.
I do have complaints however. It's always smoky in there and my clothes always absorb the odours. Also, the washroom is not sparkling clean. If these things bother you, then try take out, because it's worth it.
We just moved from East van ( the land of cheap-good sushi) to poco. After trying all local sushi once this has become our go to place.
We have eaten here a few times and always been happy. On the weekends it is super busy but mid week is very quiet. It is a family run business and the kids help out as servers and busing tables.
The food is great and certainly comparable to our favs in the city, with some unique items on the menu. We try one new thing every time and have always been impressed. The sushi is fresh and good quality. The service is hit and miss depending on how busy it is but they are friendly and try hard.
I would recommend this place, it isn't the best sushi in all vancouver but certainly the best in poco!
My girlfriend and I were craving some Japanese food, being half Japanese I wanted decent quality Japanese food, and I am not very picky when it comes to that. Unfortunately we stumbled across this restaruant while we were going for a nice walk down the street. There were several Japanese restaurants, but this one seemed enticing.
The decor and cleanliness were tolerable, and the pictures of the food looked yummy. Too bad the taste was less than tolerable. We ordered take out only to come home with orders missing. Since we were only missing one thing we did not bother walking back.
The sushi rolls were o.k, although small and higher priced than other sushi places, usually 25 cents more per roll. The rice was not Japanese styled and seemed overcooked, also the Don Katsu was overcooked and the pork pieces were thin and scarce. What disguted us the most was the agedashi tofu, the sauce for it tasted rancid and the tofu itself was dry and spongy. The tofu was $5.75 compared to $3.50 in other restaruants that we have been to.
We will never return to this place ever again and will not recommend it to anyone else, instead we will warn people to stay away from here if they want high quality Japanese food.
I went here for my first sushi and i loved it! I tried other sushi restaurants in PoCo and surrounding areas, but although the decor in other restaurants were better, I always left disappointed as the food was never as good and they were expensive.
Naomi's: I love the food and the prices just cant be beat!
I have dined at pretty much every Japanese resturaunt in Port Coquitlam and many more in the surrounding area. There is no comparison when it comes to food quality at a fair price. Naomi is the best of the bunch.
Complimentary tea and a lunchbox you can order anytime day or night for the same price. No upcharge here for coming in at dinner time. This is a family run business and the people there are very friendly and attentative.
Ambience-Shmambience. The decor is basic and functional.They offer platters for every occasion as well. So forget those low quality all u can eat places. Skip the overpriced fancy you don't get what you pay for places and go to the best place hands down. Eat in or take out Naomi is the best Japanese Resturaunt in the Tri-City.
Me and Mrs Smith tried this restaurant base on the reviews on this site. We are new to coquitlam and ready to try new places to dine. We love japanese food and have been to japan and various japanese restaurants in vancouver. Naomi's Teriyaki and sushi was a big let down. The food did not taste like authentic japanese cuisine.
Mr. Smith: I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki Dinner Box, to start with I got the miso soup, it was plain and did not taste like good miso, next the salad was ok but the dressing has a weird taste. Not refreshing at all.I figured the main bento would probably be ok. BUT the chicken teriyaki was mostly bean sprout, I can barely see the chicken. The tempura was very oily and has a weird brownish color. The gyoza taste like chinese dumpling and not japanese at all. The sushi and california roll is ok. for 12.99 its affordable but since the food taste so plain and not japanese, I would rather just eat at home.
Mrs Smith: The smell when we first entered the restaurant smells like somebody just fried some fish. The restaurant was dirty. I ordered the Naomi Beef teriyaki special. The beef in the teriyaki was just plain ground beef ! I havent seen any authentic japanese restaurant serve beef teriyaki like that. It was very oily and too sweet. The rice was just ordinary rice and not the good quality japanese rice. Miso and salad and Gyoza and the tempura was not appetizing and I hardly was able to eat them. I would not come back and would not recommend this place to anyone