I think this restaurant underwent a change in ownership in recent times. It used to be owned and operated by a couple of Japanese folks who provided friendly service and very decent food. Now it seems like it was sold to a Chinese family who just want to pass time. I stopped in a couple of weeks ago and had one of their lunch specials (a sushi combo, I believe). Sushi was ok, usual quality when made by non-Japanese (e.g. Chinese or Korean, like many sushi places in town these days). The server's attitude really soured when she realized that all I was ordering was the special and nothing else. When I went to pay the bill, she seemed so insulted and upset, she didn't even make eye contact.
This place was just horrible. The food was not even worth reviewing on a restaurant review site. We went out to eat after. Enough said. We hoped there might be some good entertainment in Poco but were sadly disappointed.
Went a couple of weeks ago with a group. None of us had been there before but we read quite a few reviews on various sites before we booked. Honestly I've written a lot of reivews on here so, I'm not a on-off crack pot. I'm positive that most of the good reviews of this place are from the owner's friends and family or people who really don't get out much.
The drinks are sooo bad and soooo expensive as is the show. The show is ok - sort of what you'd expect to find in an off-colour high school production. It it no more prefessional than high school really. And most of the jokes are old and not really funny. The other are low class tacky jokes. Some of it is down right disgusting.
I have been to lots of dinner theatres in Vegas, LA and other cities and this is like a garage production. Although some of the people can sing pretty good, they're going nowhere from this place.
Save your money and go downtown.
I read the reviews and decided to give this place a try. I was a bit concerned because I was arriving at 12:05pm in the middle of the lunch rush and thought I might have to line up. To my surprise, when I got there, the place was empty.
Before the meal:
Pulled my chair out to sit down and the top of it came apart.
Menu was old and falling apart with stickers on stickers of price changes over time.
Table had some sticky film on top that seemed impossible to clean.
Prices were quite high relative to non-Downtown Vancouver ramen stores.
Ordered the vegetable ramen and side of Cha-Siu
Friends that were eating with me ordered the Teriyaki chicken on noodles from the menu. The server said "no noodles only rice."
I would have to say this is the worse bowl of ramen I have ever had. The soup was bland and tasteless and the vegetable consisted of ramen, cabbage, and sprouts. That's all. The Cha-Siu pieces were small and appeared to have been boiled a long time ago and kept in a fridge somewhere. Also, the bowl that the food was served in was old, scratched and half the inside design worn out from use. I should have taken a photo!
By the time we were eating, there were about 4 other customers there. My friends had to ask for a knife repeatedly from the server who kept walking on by. Eventually I was able to stop her and ask for a knife to which she replied "we don't have knives!"
This place is a dive and does not deserve your business.
The rumour around town has always been that this is the place to go for breakfast but I have never made it, Finally made it on a recent weekend. First off, this aint gourmet or fancy. It's your old school mom and pop shop. It's liking going to your grandmas, Maybe she hasnt redecorated since the 80's, and needs some repairs and paint as well as a good carpet cleaning. But, she still cooks you the comfort food you need and keeps you happy. I had a huge mushroom omlette. I dont think there were any mushrooms left in poco.It came with toast and yummy hasbrowns. The coffee was an old school good cup of joe - just what I wanted. My son had a drink, french toast and hahsbrowns. The french toast was texas toast - 3 slices and cost under $6. We got out of there for under $20 and didn't eat again until dinner. Try that at IHOP. Oh and the service was fantastic too. They also have old school burgers, fries, toasted shrimp sandwiches etc. I will definitely be back.
We used to go to Swiss Chalet for family dinners but do not anymore because of the small sized portions of food, especially chicken. It seems like they are getting smaller birds from local farms for their menus. The food is still good there but the quantity is disappointing and they lost out for this family. Like all other restaurants in Canada like Boston Pizza, Red Robins and others they have pricey menus but disappoint in the portion sizes that almost mimics a child's menu. There is no comparison between USA and Canada when it comes to restaurants and properly priced food times and portions, go to the USA when shopping for a far better value for your buck.
It's an okay Persian small restaurant nestled in a strip south of Lougheed Highway in Port Coquitlam. We've been there a few times but found better restaurants in the area. There is a glut of Persian restaurants and bakeries within a 5km radius of Port Coquitlam. Their donairs could be better stuffed with meat instead of stuffed with veggies and their yogurt shallot dip is very good. Sometimes the restaurant is very noisy because it is so small and intimate with groups of Persians flocking to it with their families. If you look for a quiet place to have dinner, this might not qualify with many inside.
This bakery has been around for more than a decade and I used to go there for gingerbread men, some danishes and the odd time, cakes. The cakes are okay but let's leave it at that and their bread is very good but like everything, prices go up. We have not been there for some time now because there are other choices and their quality of baked goods is comparable to Superstore, Safeway and Save-on-Foods, okay.
We used to buy off this tiny place south of Lougheed Highway in Port Coquitlam whenever we had company over to our house to add a different flavour on Mediterranean style food mixed with Western flavours. The samosas are really good but overpriced in my view, and the honey glazed orange dessert spin shaped treats are a good addition as well to any occasion.
Went down there with some poeple who are regulars - i.e. 3-4 times a week. You should care about these people. They make you a lot of money. The whole pub looks like they don't care from the outdated room, chairs and tables to the unmaintained patio. If I owned this place I'd have tvs without lines in them and would refurbish the patio and nasty carpet and put in new deor and tables. I'd also make sure the waitresses were decent. Most are but ours was bad.
First off we asked for a drink menu. We got one with wine, mocktails, beer etc. Where were the cocktails? I wasn't sure what I wanted . Nothing. Maybe then, I'll just have water. If there's a cocktail menue to help me Imight buy a $9 cocktail. Just stupid, Most men want beer so that's good, but many women want cocktails but are not sure what they feel like. Business 101 - TELL THEM WHAT YOU HAVE.
When asked about the food items. Watiress S(*&^) did not seem to be too helpful. Ordered chicken strip things that were out of a Food Service frozen bag and served with sauces in prepacked condiment containers - we know you care! Some seafood and artichoke dip came with a few chips and when we had a lot of dip left over and no chips the lousy waitress just wanted to take it away and not offer more chips.
THe service was sooooooo painfully slow we ordered our appies and food at the same time. We did make if very clear that we wanted the appies first and then the entrees when we were done. After 1/2 hour some other wiatress shows up with our entrees and we ahven't even had the appies yet. An argument ensued and we were told that the kitchen was trying to get our food our before a party of 30. I toldher I did not care, we were customers too. They reluctantanly took the food away. Fifteen minutes later we got our appies. Once thy were cleared we waited another 1/2 hour for our entree while otheres at our table who had ordered waaaaaay after use were served. The waitresses whole attitude sucked and she really needs another career.
I told one of the guys in our group who knows the manager and owners that he should tell them what a horrible night we had. He said why bother they dont' care. IT's very obvious. I thought it would be a priviledge to own a pub in a good location considering how much it must cost. But I guesss not. A guy was handing out tickets for a draw for a Canucks jersey and said we were going to do the draw at the end of the game( approx9:30) but no one will be left - really? in a pub on a Saturday night? WOW there's a red flag. But he was right, we were gone.
The Cat and Fiddle is known for it's wings and never disappoints. We go often on Mon and Wed nights for the 25 cent wing nights. We always end up ordering other food too and it is usually very good. They have many wing flavours with saucy or dry types.
My wife, son and I eat here approx 3 times per month. They have very good Pho and we love the lemon grass chicken too. The owner comes out from the back from time to time and is very friendly. Don't hesistate to try this place. It does get quite busy at lunch, so we go around 11:15am and are usually the first or second people in there.
We come here often to get samosas and other things to take home. We love to eat them but not fill our "gullet" as we hate having food stuck in our esophagus.
The although Indian sweets are not my favourite, the GULAB JAMUN are pretty good. Service is friendly. Students often stop in to pick up a samosa for the walk home from school for less tan a buck.
If you are wandering about the city, and looking for a good quick snack to fill your gullet, I strongly suggest you go here and get the Channa and Samosa deal. It's out of this world!! Cheap (4 or 5 dollars) and filling. Ask for it to be made extra hot, so they know your'e hip to the scene. The sweets are pretty decent as well, the wet tim bits (galub jamons) are the best.
Why do I come back??
OK why is this place still in business?? Really Why?
Lets see - I only went back because last time we went we got oil slimed zucchini. with no coating. I complainded and got some $20 coupon. Went back - not sure why. Ordered onion rings for $7. Got 7. That's a buck and onion ring. Umm Ok.
Ordered a 9 ounce glass of wine. They asked if I wanted another . I said yes but only a 6 oz. Got a 9 ounce anyway and got charged for it. Nice scam.
Pirate packs are less than spectaluar anymore.
I ordered some tandoori quinoa bowl.. SOunded WAY better than it was. .Was supposed to come with naan bread - did not come, Had to ask and wait while they cooked it - even though it was on the description. Was supposed to come with cilantro sour cream. I had to ask for it. I mentioned that it was on the description and i was a little aggravated because I had already had to ask for the naan and it was not treated like a very big deal. Waitress says "Ok so do you want the sour cream or the manager?" WTF?? I just wanted what I ordered and paid for. It was supposed to have sliced almonds. None. The whole thing was a very amature white curry deal that was not very good. Stick to deep fried crap and burgers
I really hate white spot. Do not waste your money. Go to a good restaurant - like Dennys or McDOnalds.
I went to Santa Rosa and was quite surprised to find that it is also a restaurant. I thought it was a tortilla making business only. To my surprise, they are a Mexican Restaurant too and from the looks of it, very popular with the business people in the area.
Great place for fresh, authentic Mexican food! Great tortillas!
One of my absolute favorite burger joints to frequent. A little burger is single patty and regular burger is double patty - can get cheese and bacon too. Choose from the array of fresh topping FREE.....including fried onions, sauteed mushrooms, bbq sauce, hot sauce, jalapenos, etc.
A regular fry is enough to feed 2-3 hungry people. I highly recommend the cajun fries too. A bit of spice to them and so so good.
Do your self a favour and try this place. Kudos to the filipino guy employee who is always super friendly and typically walks around to make sure everything is satisfactory.
My family has eaten here at least 40 times since they opened this location a year or so ago. I have only had one issue where my bun was really hard on one area (not sure if stale or from heat that it dried) and it appeared that it was picked at by someone to try to remove the dry area. I was quite disappointed but didn't bother bringing it back up as I am sure they would have made me a fresh one asap.
Where can you find a beefy filling sandwich for less than $5, very few places. Inno bakery sandwiches come in a variety of flavours: montreal smoked meat, turkey and chicken and others. Sink your chompers into one of their sandwiches that fills most appetites and it is especially nice when they are grilled. We go their often and have never been disappointed but their bakery goods are quite pricey. Check them out when you're in Poco....
This place is a good burger joint with an American-style ambience. The free peanuts fill you up and the prices are affordable. We went several times within a few weeks and got quickly bored and never returned but the food was good. Its a family place where you can hang your hat. Try it out....our clothes smelled oily because of the ventilation of the restaurant that could have been better but it's still a good place to check out....
Pitt Meadows, BC
We sometimes go to Costco just to hit the food bar to eat chicken strips, montreal sandwiches, poutine, hot dogs at an affordable price. It is a busy place all the time but three can eat for less than $17.00. The hot dogs are beefy in size and who can find a better price for hotdogs/pop combinations? You don't go home hungry, unlike other places, so why not come back for more?
Pitt Meadows, BC
Ate on a Saturday evening, sat at the bar and despite the bartender being super busy he looked after me really well. God humoured, and attentive. The ambience was sometimes loud - it is a pub so this is expected. Food king crab legs very tasty. Overall a very satisfyingly experience.
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