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Port Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Ming & Sing Chinese Express873 Village Drive, Port Coquitlam
in one door and out the other
By fatgirl of poco (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 8, 2014 - 9:09am [Take-out]

this food is beyond fast. it is greasy crap. im sure they use msg. will not return.if you are going to open and run a restaurant ensure your food is quality. people want good food they dont want junk. do you actually taste it as you are cooking it. its not always about making money.

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Sky Dragon Restaurant1538 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Over Skydragon
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (118 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:48pm [Take-out]

I used to love this place and was it's biggest fan. But after tonight, I will be looking for somewhere new to order from. Food quality has gone down.

I had friends over and we ordered a number of dishes in cluding sweet and sour prawns. After we picked up and got back it turned out there were no prawns in the bag and they were the main dish for two non meat eaters. I checked the bill and the stupid order girl who was so bad on the phone to begin with, wrote down sweet and sour sauce not prawns. How can you not tell the difference?

The egg rolls were cold and we'd actually ordered spring rolls anyway. We ordered extra plum sauce and got 2 (instead of one I guess?) and finally there were NO fortune cookies. They whole meal was a write off.

Next time we'll try Hons.

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Rainbow Butterfly2850 Oxford Street, #1, Port Coquitlam
Sour taste
By pc7999 of Burnaby (47 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:30am [Dine in]

Went for dim sum with a group of friends. Typical chinese restaurant decor and service. I'll give them a benefit of a doubt for the borderline rude service because they were packed. So packed that you barely feel the ac in the air.

My real concern here is with the food. Mainly the quality control of the food. They served us sour dim sum. The raddish cake (lo bak ko) is clearly overdue for a trip to the dumpster and yet it was on our table. You could smell the sourness let alone tasting the sourness. Unfortunately there is nothing on the menu that is outstanding either to pull this bad taste out of the "poor" rating.

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All Thai'd Up Restaurant2636 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam
Too spicy
By dianalee of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

This place is not your typical fast food Asian restaurant. All the food is made right there, which is a healthy sign. I usually am a sucker for spicy food, but the food here is waaaaay too spicy! I ordered a pad thai and red curry at 'medium' thinking it was going to be spicy enough for me, but not too spicy. Boy was I wrong! It was waaay too hot! I was sweating and reaching for some water in no time, which was a little strange for me. I even asked the waiter whether my order had been mistaken or something and he said no.

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Sushi Dragon101-3242 Westwood St., Port Coquitlam
"First Impression"
By Suhi_Lover of Coquiltam, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:10pm [Dine in]

I visited this restaurant and I was very satisfied with food and services. I found this restaurant as I walked by. The restaurant is located nearby the Pizza Factory on Westwood St. I decided to bring my family to have sushi!

The waitress was nice and friendly and food was fresh and delicious!! They use "sockeye" which is a wild salmon. It was only $9.48 (usually other restaurant charges more for sockeye salmon sashimi). We also ordered Enjoy Party (party tray) which has 8 rolls(equals to 64pcs) for $29.99. There are several special rolls I never had before such as Tako Roll(served with tako yaki prawn tempura and yam tempura within the roll and special sauces on top), Gyoza roll(if you are a fan of gyoza, this is the one for you:) It is served with whole gyozas and yam tempura within the roll) and Volcano roll(It is a backed roll and hot and delicious!). I and my family loved special rolls ;) We also received complementary salmon tempura and miso soups as grand opening special which is always good thing!!

Overall, the quality of food was fresh and flavorful and the quantity of food was awesome!

I'm kinda sad that this place is not known to many people! I definitely visit this place again and would suggest it to people who have never gone there before!

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Hiro Sushi2540 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Not the same as before
By Magoo2u of Lower Mainland (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:20pm [Dine in]

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.

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Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre, The2616 Shaughnessy, Port Coquitlam
What a horrible waste of an evening
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (118 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

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.

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Takano Japanese Noodle Cafe3242 Westwood Street, #100, Port Coquitlam
Don't believe the hype - This is bad ramen
By cvpro of Burnaby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 16, 2014 - 8:20pm [Dine in]

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."

Food:
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!

Service:
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.

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Amigo Pancake House2228 McAllister Avenue, #102, Port Coquitlam
We need more places like this!
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (145 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:33am [Dine in]

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.

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Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill2105 Hawkins Street, #110, Port Coquitlam
Family Ambience
By Kerwin Maude of Tri Cities (36 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:07am [Dine in]

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.

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Kebob House, The2865 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Okay Place
By Kerwin Maude of Tri Cities (36 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:58am [Dine in]

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.

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Europe Old Fashion Bakery & Deli2552 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Great Long Ago
By Kerwin Maude of Tri Cities (36 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:49am [Dine in]

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.

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Bombay Sweets2803 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Good Somosas
By Kerwin Maude of Tri Cities (36 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:44am [Dine in]

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.

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Gillnetter Pub, The1864 Argue St, Port Coquitlam
WORST service EVER and the owners DO NOT CARE
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (118 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:27pm [Dine in]

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.

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Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill1979 Brown Street, Port Coquitlam
Great wings
By Mullo of Pitt Meadows (19 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 5:55pm [Dine in]

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.

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Pho Toan Thang1125 Nicola Avenue, Suite 106, Port Coquitlam
Our Favorite Pho
By Mullo of Pitt Meadows (19 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 5:48pm [Dine in]

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.

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Bombay Sweets2803 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Great take out
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (118 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 3:57pm [Take-out]

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.

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Bombay Sweets2803 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
What a great thing to do
By yellow bellied sapsucker of Coquitlam, BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 2:15pm [Take-out]

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.

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White Spot2310 Ottawa Street, #101, Port Coquitlam
WHy? WHy? Why?
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (118 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:50pm [Dine in]

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.

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Santa Rosa1585 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam
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By Pator of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 3, 2014 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

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!

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