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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
It's a 45 minutes drive to PoCo Ocean from my home in vancouver but that is not going to stop me from a great tasting Chinese dinner.My wife and I usually enjoyed ourselves and last night was no exception. Since we live far away, we normally order a lot of dishes and have left over to take home. The place is always pack and food is so good they don't even have menus to give to customers for ordering and get away with it....to our surprise they had menu for us to-nite. We ordered the Stuffed Tofu with vegetable, Spicy chicken Wings, Sweet and Sour Pork, chicken Hot Pot, Beef with Pepper sauce.All the dishes were simply incredible tasting with just the right spice....the bill was $ 75.00 .If you are looking for great tasting Chinese food, this is the place for you to try.
Always a treat. Have the General Tso's Chicken, Honey Garlic Spareribs, Salt and Pepper Squid and the House Special Fried Rice and you'll be licking your chops for days! The portions are large and there is always a lot left for the next day. If you like more tradfitional fare - they have a live crab tank and lot's of wonderful black bean dishes. Also the lettuce wraps - to die for .... so good
I never do these sights but after the awsome fun time i had this weekend i have too!
My girlfriends and I havent been out in a while so we decided to go bakc to the fiddle cause its been years. We had heard alot had changed so we said lets go down and see where we go from there,
We got there and the bar was decorated like a beach theme or something. We saw everyone with leis so when we got up to the bartendar we asked what it was about. She was awsome fun and totally hooked us up and told us they were having a tropical party. It was so fun. The 2 chicks behind the bar were working their butts off but everytime we came up they remebered what we were drinking and we didnt have to wait. It was cool to see 2 nice happy girls working in bar!! And having fun with everyone.
We hung out on the dance floor pretty much all night, the DJ was super cute and was all about making our night fun.
Since its been a while hanging out at the cat all i can say is it was a blast, My girlfriends and I were happy and impressed and we were still talking about today so i wanted to give credit were it was due!
Koodoos to the fiddle and the girlies behind the bar! Another happy customer who will be back soon!!
Unfortunately for people in Coquitlam, there aren't that many restaurants around in the area that serves Cantonese food.
However, if anything, this place has just gotten worse and worse over the years.First, there was a 15 minute wait for your table (the shortest record btw), followed by about 10 minutes of wiaitng for the menu to arrive at the table. Thankfully, as their menu hasn't changed since they first opened, we were able to memorize 4 dishes and flagged down the first waiter (there were 4 altogether and 1 left about 30 min after we sat down). She actually had the nerve to query that we could order without looking at the menu.
Then the food arrived, and it was good food. Well, good if you don't count in the beef that we couldn't chew through and had to cut into smaller decently sized pieces with a knife. Good also if you don't think about the fact that it took them 15 min to bring two cups of hot water (and that's after asking two different waiters), or the fact that refilling your teacup is only possible 10-15 minutes after you ask twice.
If you go, make sure you are not hungry to begin with, and if you have the patience of a saint.
|1.||All Thai'd Up Restaurant|
|2.||Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill|
|3.||Bombay Restaurant, The|
|4.||Wah Wing Restaurant|
|6.||Sushi Shelter 101|
|7.||Gillnetter Pub, The|
|10.||Deer Garden Restaurant|
|11.||Khai Thai Cuisine|
|13.||Dinakis Mediterranean Grill|
|15.||Sparta Greek Taverna|
|17.||Namaste Indian Restaurant|
|18.||Takano Japanese Noodle Cafe|
|20.||De Dutch Pannekoek House|