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Port Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Dinakis Mediterranean Grill2020 Oxford Connector, #101, Port Coquitlam
Decent but not memorable
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 4, 2011 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

Ambiance is decent. We found the service to be okay, nothing exceptional but it was okay. The server didn't do anything other than what would be expected. No small talk, no refill of the water and the food was just kind of plopped on the table when it came. Wine prices are very good. We had a bottle of pinot grigio and it was $20.00. The calamari we shared was good. It was hot and a decent size serving. For our entrees my husband had the barbecue spareribs and I had New York strip loin. The meat on the entrees were very good and a decent size serving. The steak was $20.95 and for the price it was beautifully cooked and well seasoned. Unfortunately the side dishes were abysmal. The Caesar salad was wilted and not cold like a salad should be. It was almost like it sat around at room temperature all day. The garlic mashed potatoes had a strange yellow colour and were not nice and fluffy like mashed potatoes should be.

All in all it was a decent restaurant but there many better Greek and Mediterranean restaurants around. It's unlikely that we would return.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips2215 Reeve St, Port Coquitlam
Whoa - this is park take out, not a sit down!
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

I was looking forward to this place as my nephew had a soccer game there at Gates park. I was however, NOT prepared for the price! I expected to get a burger and fries for maybe $6 as it is a take out place in a park. A cheese burger and fries was $10 same as in some sit down restaurants adn halibut and chips was $15!!! I'm not kidding. I remember going to the one in Richmond a few years ago and not being shocked by the prices.

i had a VEGGIE doog - one tofu weeinie in a bun and it rang up at $5. Not spectacular either, just average. they better revisist their price structure or they'll being going down soon.

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Meridian Arms Pub3261 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
One Year later
By levelehead of Poco (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 20, 2011 - 8:55am [Dine in]

The patrons of this Pub have been encouraged to watch NHL Hockey all year. Submit your name on a entry form for a draw at the end of the year , you could win Jersys Scarfs Hats and other Canuck stuff.
Except that the Mangement of this Pub pulled a fast one on every single customer.
Because the Canucks did not win the Cup all the give away items were collected and not given out in a draw as promised!!.
The beer is cold.
The Arms has no dress code so come on down in your greasy smelly clothes no problem.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes2755 Lougheed Highway, #42, Port Coquitlam
Come Hungry, Leave Diappointed
By saltnpepper of Burnaby (10 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 8:06pm [Dine in]

Don't know what all the hype is all about. First time here, The host was kinda rude
he won't seat people unless all the guests in your party are counted for. you will lose your seats if
you are waiting for 1 more guest just minutes away. "Come Hungry, leave happy". posted throught out
the restaurant. That's promising?! , Well not really. I had the Sampler similar to Whitespots nats hearty Breakfast... Comparing quality, portions and prices.. Whitespot gets the big thumbs up from me. Ihop
just costs too much for small portions.. special jellies and whipcream.. big deal.. not only that, but when you tip from the debit machine, be warned..
you are tipping on top of the hst.. so make sure you tip on the food total only. do not use the preset tipping percentage. what a scam. they don't deserve more than 10% tip..

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
Pleasant Saturday Lunch Surprise
By epeters70 of Port Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

So my hasband and I were really sad to see our old favorite neighbourhood sushi place being replaced by a Pho... so we decided to give Sushi Shelter a try and what a pleasant saturday afternoon surprise. It was even better than our last place and a much better deal.

The ambiance was wonderful - trendy, but didn't make you feel too out of place. We just a baby, so getting out is difficult and being a "mature mom" really messes with your age identity... so this place made me feel right at home. The tables are even shaped like your dining room table, so when we sat down with kid in tow, it felt just like our dining table only in a much hipper place.

The food was OUTSTANDING! The detail included savory sauces, strawberries and slices of lotus root.

My husband had the seafood ramen and spoonful after spoonful gleamed a cheshire cat smile as he just kept bringing up seafood treasures: muscles, fish, clams, chicken, salmon, scallops, prawns... it was wonderful and all for under $10!!!

We have found a new favorite. The food and presentation is amazing. Their lunch specials (under $9) is not your typical Japanese box lunch with no-fresh salads and overly greasy tempura... this was just awesome and super filling - the amount of food was satiating and the presentation was tantilizing to the eye. True works of art. I just let their "sunshine" tempura (yams and sweet potatoes) and the chicken karage just sit there a minute so my eyes could feast too.

Thank you Sushi Shelter 101... now if I could just figure out what's with the name... my husband says it's a reference from a video game. I think it's just a shelter from all the crummy sushi places out there and reinvents Japanese foods and teaches us to re-love old favorites... kinda like English Literature 101.

Yeay Sushi Shelter!!

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Pho Huy Vietnamese Restaurant2755 Lougheed Hwy, #22, Port Coquitlam
Authentic Vietnamese Food Awesome!!!
By saltnpepper of Burnaby (10 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 2:22pm [Dine in]

We love this place, we have tried many vietnamese restaurants before but this one is great!
The Shrimp rolls are rolled to perfection very fresh. Ice Coffee is perfect on a hot summers day.
Soup, large bowl $7. will satisfy the hunger for sure. Fresh noodles tasty broth with lots of surprises
Very busy place so you know the food is consistent. Deep fried spring rolls are crispy and delicious, perfect when dipped into the fish sauce. Will recommend.

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
Awesome Food, Superb Service!
By janetj of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 12:10am [Dine in]

This place, is by far THE best Indian restaurant I've visited. I've visited many other and their food is just not even close to the tastiness of The Bombay. My husband and I love spicy food so we know to order our food "Indian hot" and if you love spicy food, you won't be disappointed.

This place is simple and clean, no fancy decor. If you are looking for wholesome Indian food without having to go through a pretentious experience, this is the place. Service is excellent, all the waiters/servers are super friendly and attentive.

If you want a good spicy dish, try their chicken korma, Indian hot. This is my all time favorite. It's true that you will need to pay extra for naan and rice, but since my price comparison is dining in downtown Vancouver, I still find their food very reasonably priced for the quality and how delicious is.

HIGHLY recommended!

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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
Fantastic Evening
By wong5058 of Port Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

What an incredible find!! Four of us we're here for dinner last night. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant we were treated like royalty. Staff was very intentive and accommodating to our requests. The food was amazing. We ordered the appetizer sampler and there was more than enough for the 4 of us. Oddly enough, we all ordered the arni psito and were not disappointed. It was so tender and tasty, as was the rice and green beans. The greek salad was incredibly fresh. The portions were large enough that 3 of us had our entree doggy bagged. It's been a long time since we've been so impressed with an evening out.
Can't wait to go back.

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All Thai'd Up Restaurant2636 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam
very authentic
By yuri1969 of port moody vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 27, 2011 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

I went to thailand a few years back and this is the closest I can find to real thai food. All dishes I have had have been first rate. I will be back over and over. Location a little tough and not the nicest room to be in. Parking is not great.

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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
1st time, good time
By montana16 of Port Coquitlam, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 4:38pm [Dine in]

Took a chance the other night and was rewarded. Everything was great, the food was fresh and delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful and having an entertainment coupon didn't hurt. The place was very clean and quiet just the way we like it. Wife and I will return to try other dishes.

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Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill1979 Brown Street, Port Coquitlam
Bad Service, Even Worse Food-What Happened!
By Sweet_431 of Coquitlam, BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 10:28am [Dine in]

Went for lunch this past Saturday and was so disappointed I felt compelled to tip other people off to how bad this place is now. When we finally managed to track down our surly waitress we ordered the potato skins, honey mustard wings and some drinks-the drinks came fast, the food took more than 15 minutes to arrive. And what a disappointment it was, the “honey mustard” chicken wings looked like they had been microwaved and then drowned in some gross yellow bottled sauce (we joked that there was probably no honey or mustard in the ingredients) and the potato skins also tasted microwaved and were literally dripping in grease. We would have told our waitress, however she did not come back to our table after delivering the “food”, even though the place was practically empty. I had to hunt her down again to get our bill and then once again to pay. This place used to have good food and cheap drinks and was one of the few pubs in this area worth going to, I wonder what happened.

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Pappa Leo's Pizza3237 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
great pizza
By fatgirl of poco (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 9, 2011 - 8:47pm [Take-out]

this is our new favorite pizza place. the pizza has cheese on it . lately panago and pizza hut smother there pizza with sauce and scimp on the toppings. when you bite into a papa leos pizza the cheese and all the toppings are generous and yummy. try it . a big slice is only 2.25 including tax.

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Sushi Village3331 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
Was really good
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 11:11pm [Dine in]

I loved this place. I WENT at least once a week. I wrote a great reivew. Then I felt ripped off. I ordered a catapillar roll. It is a 3.99(expensive) california roll that gets three thin slices of avocado on top and becomes $5.99 on the menu. It rings up when you pay at $6.99. I coud buy 2 whole avocados at the store for $3. I HATE being ripped of and I despise the sly ness of having the reister ring up higher than the menu. The woman preteneded `:me no speaky english when I complained. I have not been back.

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Happy Chinese Restaurant3266B Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
lovely lunch!
By cluttermind of vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:50am [Dine in]

Nice options, hot pot is outstanding. It's super fun to be able to cook your own food on a hot pot.
I especially like that there is no msg, and the flavours are clear and simple.
The staff is friendly, family owned so they have this nice vibe that rubs off on the general great dining experience.
The place sometimes seems a little deserted but that's because the delivery is constant. It's nice to come in however, especially because you'll be looked after and it won't be too stuffed.
I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
I've had wayyyy better.....
By ChristinaW of coquitlam bc (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 11:09am [Take-out]

I am always reading reviews from others and signed up specifically to review this place. I only placed a take-out order so I'm not commenting on decor, etc but will say that the service was actually prompt and fairly friendly.

Now, the food. I have been on the hunt for the best butter chicken in the Lower Mainland. I have tried almost many different restaurants (some good and some bad). Since I recently moved to Coquitlam, I knew I had to try the fare in town. On Saturday a friend and I picked up our order which consisted of 2 x butter chicken (one mild for her and one medium for me), 2 x naan bread and an order of fish pakora. I'll say that first impression was good as you definitely got a lot of bang for your buck. But the good news ended there. The fish pakora was extremely dry. I had such high hopes but it was terribly dry and under-seasoned. The butter chicken was not good at all. It was overly spicy even for me, a girl who loves spice, and I could barely stomach it. And the worst part was it wasn't even tasting of indian spices but of black pepper. Not good at all. The naan bread was tasty though. It had a nice sour tang to it and was nice and fluffy.

I'll be honest, I won't be going back here to eat at all. It's a shame since they are the only Indian Restaurant in Coquitlam

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San Remo Pizza3008 Flint St, #108, Port Coquitlam
Welcome to the Jersey Shore!
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

This place is awesome. From the friendly pizza dude owners to "mama" cooking in the back and on to the total Jersey Shore watiresses. Ours was chewin' gum and had a huge teased bacl ponytail and giant hoop earrings. This is the place. You gotta eat in the "Remo Room".

The food is awesome, home made and some of the best pizza anywhere. It's more of a thicker crust so come hungry. Wine and beer are resonalbly priced too.

The entertainment of this place is just in the being there. Last time the watiress had to put some dude back in his place after he got all bent out of shape cuz they didn't have soy sauce for his pizza WTF? Bahaha! His girlfriend was spazzing and the waitress smoothed the whole thing out. I guess biker dude decided to eat the pizza with no soy sauce. The floor show is free. GO there.

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Dinakis Mediterranean Grill2020 Oxford Connector, #101, Port Coquitlam
Completely underwhelmed
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 11, 2011 - 1:07pm [Dine in]

I was prepared to be "wowed" based on the reviews here. I guess the mediocre gets raves in the burbs as long as there are no glaring flaws.

We walked in to find the room only 1/3 full on a Saturday night. Not great ambiance there. The room itself is decorated fine, it's just that you have to remember it's in a strip mall. They have done nothing with the room that would make you think it's anywhere else but a strip mall. Just a big open room.

The waitress was OVER the TOP. She would not leave us alone to the point of my partner getting almost mad at her. Every 2 minutes she wanted us to order. When we ordered out first drink she wanted to know if we wanted appetizers or were just going to order dinner right then. We'd been there less than 5 minutes. This went on over and over.

We ordered the red pepper and feta dip. Neither of us was very fond of it. It had a weird texture because the dip was smooth and then had chunks of red pepper and feta in it. Very little flavour. Not what we expected. We ate more bread than dip and when we asked for an extra piece of bread we were charged $1.50! I have NEVER been charged extra for bread in a Greek Restaurant. The bread itself was good.

My partner like his entree. I had a souvlaki and found it average and a little overpriced. The potatoes were not the usualy nice greek potatoes just plain with the skin on and the rice had pieces of veggies in it, again not to my liking. The tzatziki portion while miniscule, was good and the greek salad very good. WIne selections by the glass were slightly high for a suburban strip mall restaurant but portions good at least.

Dessert was premade factory offerings, not homemade. I would never order dessert in a reastaurant unless it was made there. If it's not important enough for them to make it, it's not important enough for me to spend my money on. Plus by that time it was 8:30 in the burbs and there was no one left in the restaurant, just someones sweeping up, like "get out". Then the waitress pulled the biggest faux pas in my books and asked us to pay the bill because it was her quitting time.

All in all other than the obnoxious waitress, very little about this place was memorable and I would probably not return. Pallas Athena does the whole strip mall greek thing much better.

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Samz2342 Elgin Ave, Port Coquitlam
I don't know how they are busy
By Michelle12 of Vancouver (downtown) (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

I went here with my husband and another couple a few weeks ago. We ordered appies to start and they were SO SMALL. The quality of food at this place is not good. I don't even expect that much from a Port Coquitlam pub, but this was very bad. Plus the cooks were so loud, we could hear them and their loud music from our table.
Our waitress was equally as diappointing. She was moody and not very pleasant. From the way she was speaking to one of the other girls, she must have been a manager. I could not believe this.
Other than the convenient location, this place is a BIG THUMBS DOWN.

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Happy Chinese Restaurant3266B Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
clean restaurant
By paula of coquitlam (23 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 10:59am [Dine in]

the restaurant is spotless which is a good thing . but the quality of the food is inconsistent. the veggies are not fresh at all. black spots on the cauliflour , and wilted celery. the almond chicken is overcooked and dried up and the deep fried prawns are all batter. as well as the lady owner can be very abrupt. i have tried this place half a dozen times and it has done nothing but gone down hill

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Sang Thai & Vietnamese Restaurant2850 Shaugnessy Street, Unit 6102, Port Coquitlam
Everything was sugary sweet! Not the best for thai food...
By nomnom_foodie of Coquitlam, BC (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:19pm [Dine in]

My sister, her boyfriend, and I decided to try this place out for lunch today. The restaurant looked promising when we got there and all of us loved the decor and ambiance of the place. It's only downfall is the giant wall that seperates the front lobby area from the dinning area; it was hard for the waiters to see us come in, we had to walk past the lobby into the dining area for him to see us.

We were seated quickly as there was only 3 other occupied tables. We all ordered from the lunch menu ordering the chicken pad thai, sweet and sour chicken with rice, and the red curry with chicken. All we can say is the food was SO sweet! It was syrup-like sweetness that made it hard for us to eat. While the pad thai was alright, it didn't have that authentic tangy tartness that I've come to love about the dish. The red curry was hot (which was expected) but that strange sweetness we found in all the dishes made it difficult to eat; even the dressing for the salad was sweet!

The waiter had mentioned earlier that their chef liked things sweet when I had asked for more tea for my Thai Milk Ice Tea (which was too sugary also), but we were not expecting the food to be sugary!

If sugary and sweet is how you prefer your thai food then this is your restaurant. Unfortunately, the food here is not for us. However I'd like to mention the waiter we had was excellent and fast. He was always there when we needed something and was very friendly.

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