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Port Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
All Thai'd Up Restaurant2636 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam
Not bad but a bit spicy
By bobbyf of port moody (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:12am [Dine in]

I like my food spicy and I can handle very hot dishes but I have to say that they went overboard when we ate there, it was actually like they spilled extra chillies into our dish and served it anyway.

The food was not bad, we had the coconut green curry and the pad thai noodles with a side serving of steamed rice. Overall the dishes were ok, not the best thai food that I had, not the worst... other than the food being incredibly hot, the noodles were a bit mushy - my wife likes them that way but I'm not a huge fan.

The area is a bit dodgey but I thought it added to the atmosphere - however, given the neighborhood I was hoping for a cheaper meal - it was reasonably priced but I wouldn't say great value.

Worth a try - not the best - but good enough to return.

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Ruby Chinese Restaurant2228 McAllister Ave, #105A, Port Coquitlam
Cheap Lunch
By saddlelane of north burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 27, 2010 - 4:20pm [Dine in]

We ordered a wonton noodle soup and beef brisket on egg noodle and it cost us $10 tip included and was enough lunch for 2 people. The won ton noodle soup serving was smaller than what you would get at other won ton restaurants but was enough for anyone with a light appetite and only cost $2.95. The beef brisket on fried noodles was a bit greasy but not bad for the cheap price.
The turn off was that after the waiter wiped off our table before we sat down it smelled horribly like mildew.
We had to pour some of our hot tea on to the table and rewipe it ourselves.The restaurant needs a good cleaning.

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Wah Wing Restaurant2748 Lougheed Highway, #207, Port Coquitlam
Great Taste Very Friendly Atmosphere
By borris of coquitlam bc (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:17am [Dine in]

We have been ordering in and also eating in at this restaurant for 10 years now. I would recommend this restaurant over any other chinese restaurant in the area. Great taste very friendly service, even the delivery driver is super friendly. I am a very picky eater and taste is everything to me, that is why I only order my chinese food from this restaurant.

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Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill1979 Brown Street, Port Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam can be very proud of the Cat & Fiddle
By marlin of maple ridge (11 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 20, 2010 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

Today we had business in Port Coquitlam. Naturally when hunger struck ... we headed directly to the
Cat & Fiddle, where from previous experience, we knew we'd get great food. Well today the chef outdid
himself!! The dry garlic ribs were seasoned perfectly & were so meaty. Zucchini sticks had a crisp coating
over a young vegetable .... no old mush inside .... with a creamy dip. The chicken fingers were large
chunks of meat cooked just right & served with a honey mustard sauce The food was brought to our table
piping hot & in a very timely fashion .... no waiting around here. The waitress was very friendly & attentive
which just added to an already pleasurable meal. Neither of us drinks alcohol so we really like the Cat & Fiddle because we are never pressured to buy booze. The outstanding food was no surprise but the fact
that the appys were on for half price was a welcome surprise . 2pm - 5pm is 1/2 price appy time.
Do yourself a favor & zip over to the Cat & Fiddle for some super great eats!!!

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Meridian Arms Pub3261 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
Hazard County
By superfoodlover of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 2:36pm [Dine in]

I was literally waiting for Bo, Luke, Uncle Jesse and Boss Hog to all walk in while
I was watching a UFC event there. This place seems like, time stood still, it feels like you're
in Hazard county, go youtube, toby keith's "I love this bar" and you'll get my drift.

I was so perturbed by the raunchy, beaver/moose aroma coming from the pub, and realized it was
everyone's bad ordor (including the women), real nasty. I had to take 2 showers to get the
stench off.

You really get what you pay for, $10 for a steak and prawns, come on, what do
you think you are going to get? A filet mignon from Morten's or a porterhouse from
Gotham? The only redeeming quality of this place is the cheap booze.

And anyone who thinks this place is even worth going to is probably delusional or his name
is either jethro bodine or gomer pyle.

adios!

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
Oh my goodness that was orgasmic
By Orangehugo of Coquitlam (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 1:15am [Dine in]

Ha ha,now that I got your attention. This place has unbelievable food especially the butter chicken. I would eat this everyday if I could. I was so impressed when I ordered pick up one time. One portion fed two people I would say bigger than when dining in. This place gets two thumbs up and service was very good.

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Dinakis Mediterranean Grill2020 Oxford Connector, #101, Port Coquitlam
I like it
By reggie1965 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 7:58am [Dine in]

I was looking for Greek and something more, we found it. I had the roast lamb, it was excellent, much better than any other place in the area. My wife had the Chorizo Sausage Penne which was very tasty.

They have a great menu with many different items to choose from. Good service & a great looking place. I will return.

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All Thai'd Up Restaurant2636 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam
Best Thai in the Tri-Cities
By Cannuck_Amok of Coquitlam, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 3:56am [Dine in]

My family and I have been regulars at All Thai’d Up for some months now and we all agree it is the best Thai cuisine we’ve eaten in the Fraser Valley (and we’ve tried them all). We’ve travelled to Thailand numerous times and love the food, but our problem was finding a restaurant here that cooked traditional Thai food the way we had it there. We were unaware of this little restaurant, tucked away in the corner of Port Coquitlam on Kingsway, until we read about them winning the Readers Choice Award for the best thai restaurant in the Tri-Cities. After our first visit we couldn’t have agreed more.
We have found that most of the Thai restaurants around Vancouver have ‘westernized’ their menus and seem to have cut corners on some of the ingredients (maybe to cut costs?), but this leaves you short of experiencing the true range of flavors Thai cuisine can give you. This place doesn’t seem to miss any of the proper ingredients when preparing our meals. We now know that they make their own plum sauce, peanut sauce and curry pastes right there in the restaurant; and they make spring rolls to die for. They also make a Rice Pilaf (coconut rice with pineapple and turmeric) that we can’t get enough of. Our favorite dishes are the Panang Curry, Phad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Cashew chicken and their signature dish – All Thai’d Up Jealousy.
The restaurant is in an out of the way location on an industrial strip of Kingsway, close to Westwood, but parking isn’t a problem on the street in front. It was a surprise to find the interior of the restaurant so charming and welcoming, with personal photos of Thailand, by the family that owns All Thai’d Up, covering the walls. We are always made to feel like guests in their home when we are there. We have found it to get quite busy on Friday and Saturday nights (especially with the Take Out orders) so we usually go on Thursdays or Sundays, or call in for a reservation.
The prices are the same as other Thai restaurants in and around Vancouver, but the quality of the food surpasses most others and the portions on their menu items tend to be larger as well. We always seem to have leftovers to take home for lunch the next day. There is seating for about 25 to 30 people and they are licensed, so I can always enjoy my Singha beer with my meal. It is a family run business and the Chefs are Thai. We recommend this place to any we meet and we hope they will survive these hard economic times (especially with the HST), for it would be sad to lose this little gem of a restaurant in Port Coquitlam.

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Deer Garden Restaurant3610 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam
Decent food, but TERRIBLE service!
By Food-Goddess of Coquitlam (96 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 9, 2010 - 3:30pm [Dine in]

We've been coming to this restaurant for quite a few years. The quality of the food is pretty solid and consistant. However, the one thing that is keeping us from going there more often than we really have to is their service. Actually, there really isn't much service to speak of. Their servers are rude, service is slow, and they will choose to ignore you if they like when you try to flag them down.
We went there for dinner with my inlaws. We made a reservation for 7:30, and had to wait 20 mins for them to finally finish cleaning the table that's been sitting empty for at least that long. It was a busy night, and with 5 adults and 2 kids waiting for our table by the door while there were people coming in and out of the restaurant, waiting 20 minutes was a long time!
We were finally seated, all 7 of us, in a corner table where we could barely fit ourselves in. We quickly chose what we wanted and it took us nearly 10 mins to flag the lady down to take our order. The food came quite quickly, which was a good thing.
As we were having our dinner, we noticed that the server was coming by quite often to collect the dirty dishes, which should be a good sign, right? WRONG! Not only were they collecting the dishes, they were asking if we were done our dinner and ready for our bill, WHILE we were still having our dinner!! We weren't even there for an hour!
I guess they must have booked our table for 8:30, because after they came by to ask a few times, they actually sent a set of people to stand by our table!! We all thought that was extremely rude, and we were just disgusted by their poor service we decided to leave the reminder of our dinner, paid our bill and left.
Definitely will NOT be back!!!

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Namaste Indian Restaurant2883 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Best Butter Chicken!
By Erinoid of Port Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 6, 2010 - 11:28am [Dine in]

I joined dinehere.ca just so I could write a review about this restaurant! We're frequent customers and have been since they were in their old location too. They have the best butter chicken I have ever had and i've consistently tried it at many other restaurants and it never comes close to compare. The vegetable pakoras are addictive! Their tandori is okay but one time we went we saw our neighbours there (who are Indian) and they also love this restaurant but she mentioned she made better Tandori...and she did (sorry guys, maybe you should call her!) We've taken several friends and family members here and they all ask us when we can go back and now they only visit us so we can get butter chicken take out! The couple that own/operate it are very down to earth and sweet. Someone previously said the owner is vegetarian but when we were there in March she said she USED to be vegetarian, not anymore. It's generally pretty empty inside but we've gone on weekends during dinner and it's been full, they made a good move to their new location! We usually get takeout cause the portions are bigger but we've rarely finished all the food when we've eaten in also. I don't have much to say about the decor, it's nice sure, and clean, but these people are selling food - not interior design, so i don't care what anyplace looks like inside, i only rate places on food.

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Deer Garden Restaurant3610 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam
Possibly the Best Chinese Noodles in GVRD
By bonger of Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 6, 2010 - 12:41am [Dine in]

Went to this restaurant on after a friend raved about it and was not dissappointed.

Selling point about this restaurant is that one can choose soup base, noodle type & toppings + drink for $7.50. Make a long story short, I was pleasantly surprised about quality of all ingredients and taste of food. Portion was more than enough and menu had a good variety of other foods.

Yes, service a little slow during busy times like previous reviewer mentioned...but what do you expect they are working at 100% capacity due to high demand. But to give this restaurant a low rating due to slow service despite solild food is being heavy handed and short sighted.

Not only is this place possibly best chinese noodles place (I've lived in GVRD for 30 years+, it'll go against best Pho, Ramen, etc, noodle shops.

Highly recommended.

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Wah Wing Restaurant2748 Lougheed Highway, #207, Port Coquitlam
Mmm Tan Tan mien
By rainbowrivulets of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

I came here for lunch with my mom and her friend.

Tan Tan mien is great. Warm, chewy noodles, a right amount of heat. My mom's friend is Shanghainese and she said it was done right. You have to give it a try for something different! You'll have a lot of soup left over but ask them to pack it for you and now you can mix this with some noodles from t&t.

We also ordered a chicken broth noodle. Loved the broth. Could have been more veggies not so chopped up.

The juicy porkbuns aren't very good... the skin is too thick. Said friend also said she's had food court buns better than this. I bit into it and it was just all wrong...

Ambiance.. well it was a little chilly but the place is nicely decorated.
I can't believe I used to loathe this place as a kid.
bill came to ~18+tips

Definitely not a place to order chow mein or sweet and sour pork though. I haven't tried it but well... there's so many other great things on the menu!

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Dinakis Mediterranean Grill2020 Oxford Connector, #101, Port Coquitlam
Wonderful New Restaurant
By DonCam of Maple Ridge, B.C. (7 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 2:23pm [Dine in]

Dinakis is a welcome addition to Port Coquitlam, nice decor, great food, excellent service and a good value for the money.
I had a ribeye steak which was done to perfection and my Lady had a calamari dish that she yummed about several times. Service was prompt and we did not need to call for anyone but at the same time it was not annoying or over the top. There is a menu available on line for those who would like to look it up.
The decor is quite modern but still gives a cozy atmosphere. We'll be back again and again.

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Onestop Donair Shop3242 Westwood St, #101, Port Coquitlam
Must try their chicken donair!
By Food-Goddess of Coquitlam (96 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 26, 2010 - 3:14pm [Dine in]

This is my go-to place for donair. I've tried their lamb and chicken donair. They were both really good, but the chicken, I must say, had to be one of the best I've tasted. The chicken was nice and moist and was seasoned perfectly.
Service is excellent, definitely not something I would expect from a grab-n-go donair place, but that's what makes this place my favourite!

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Onestop Donair Shop3242 Westwood St, #101, Port Coquitlam
A very clean donair place for Port Coquitlam
By Hungry Hippo of Port Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 6:57pm [Dine in]

This is The Keg of donair places in the Tricities.
The owner gives you his business card before you leave, he has a high standard for quality and service.
The donairs are amazing, as fresh as you can get and spicy too if you ask for hot sauce. You can definitely sit down to eat and find it comfortable, but running in to grab lunch on the go, is fine.
I usually go to Donair Affair when I'm hungry because I live closer to the place, but I occasionally make my way over here just because it's damn good quality. I'm always recommending this place to my donair loving friends.

Check it out! I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
Good lamb chops, well-seasoned rice.
By Food-Goddess of Coquitlam (96 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 1:56pm [Dine in]

Saw the great reviews for this place on this website, so my husband and I decided to give it a try with our Entertainment Book coupon. It was a little hard to find, and you would miss it if you were paying attention because it's tucked kind of at the back on the far side of Save-On-Foods.
Love the decor on the inside, very unique, kind of like being in Europe.
I ordered the lamp chops and my husband ordered the steak, and we had the calamari appy to share. The calamari was quite fishy, I could smell it the moment it was brought to the table. The calamari was a little soggy and very greasy, and too salty. It was alright, but we wouldn't order it again. However, everything else was quite nice, especially the pita bread - crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
My order of lamb chops was quite nicely done, slightly on the salty side, but the meat was very moist. The green beans was a little overdone, but that was compensated by the perfectly done rice. Probably the best rice I've had at a Greek restaurant!
Great price (even without the coupon), and great food. Would definitely come back again, but perhaps just stay away from the calamari.

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
What a place!!!
By yoyo520 of Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 12, 2010 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

I visited this place based on a friend's recommendation. He told me this was a really weird place, then I decided to come check it out with my gf. Am I glad to find this place? however, it took me half an hour to find it though.
It is a tiny restaurant so I didn't expect too much. only five tables, but when we got there it was packed. waited for 15 mins and got seated. Based on the waitress' recommendation as a first time comer, we got spicy sashimi salad, the handmade ebi gyoza, volcano roll (not on the menu but definitely got to get it! the visual effect is totally worth it) assorted tempura and SPiCY AGEDASHI TOFU !!! OMG that tofu is phenominal........I have never tasted spicy tofu this amazing. Its hard to describe to you but that is why you have got to try it yourself.
oh this restaurant is really different, we got two complimentary dishes- scallop and something really cool but cant remember the name.
The presentation is what made every dish more tasty. The chefs are truly artists. every dish has different style and color. It satisfied your eyes as well as your stomache.
The service is friendly. Our tea and water were never empty. When we needed help ordering, they were really helpful to give good suggestions (which I doubt any of the dishes could go wrong). smiles seem to be never ending for them too. Give us more pleasant feelings througout the meal.
The decor is different and we reallly like the type of music they played there. Jazzy and Japanese mixed together.
But I think they really need to get more seatings and more privacy for the table. I had seem people waiting outside for half an hour for a table which would be the downside.
Values are reasonable. Not too cheap nor expensive on the average side. Really depend what you order. Our bill came to 40 something. and some to take home.
Overall I am really glad my friend recommended to us. We will for sure be back (but reservation is neccesary ).

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Dairy Queen2550C Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam
Terrible Lunch Time Eats
By MilitantEater of Maple Ridge, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 12, 2010 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

Just popped in a quick burger and fries and too my disgust I find the worse eatery that I have ever seen. While the staff were friendly I regret to report that this poor excuse for a Dairy Queen was unclean and poorly staffed. After waiting for 10 minutes to place my order for what was considered to be fast food, I was happy to see that my meal was as advertised cooked and still piping hot and relatively quickly.

Unfortunately, they receive a failing grade from me as to be frank, the lettuce on the burger was rotting and the tomato was losing its skin. Fresh ingredients these were not. The bun was stale as was the atmosphere of the aging location. While the price was right for a quick burger and fries, I would have to say that I felt cheated when I opened my meal.

Regardless of the new menu, Dairy Queen should step up the in-store QA in there franchises. This has insured that a once firm believer in Dairy Queen never returns.

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
Best Sushi/Fusion! Yum!
By Kaiz of Burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 12, 2010 - 10:30am [Dine in]

If you remember one of the chefs from the now closed Maji Sushi, he now owns his own restaurant and is the head chef here. He's brought his passion for food and established this restaurant as one of THE best in the area.

Food:

Incredible! The presentation is always spot on. Basically a feast for the eyes before you get to devour the food (And devour them you certainly will!) The flavours will explode in your mouth and you will be amazed. Some favourites include the snoopy roll, the salmon sashimi and the toro tataki. The chef is always hard at work trying to create new types of rolls and other foods, and they all taste amazing. Their Lamb rolls is very good as well!

Service:

The waitresses here are always fantastic, they are always on the ball. Super friendly and will remember you after a few times going there. I'm pretty sure if you told them your name they'd remember it as well. This place has some of the best service of any restaurant i've been to.

Value:

You definitely get what you pay for. I'd say you can probably be full for about $25-30 depending on what you order. Certainly there are variations in menu item pricing, but the value is always there. They've also recently gotten their alcohol license, which is a huge plus!

Ambiance:

The deco is slightly a mush of modern and retro. Think of the fallout computer game series, and half the restaurant seems like an underground 'shelter' of sorts. Upon entering, the specials of the day are listed, along with pictures of many people that have visited the restaurant. There are about 6 tables or so as well a few stools, its not a very large place, but good enough.

Final Thoughts:

I try to get over here every few months, as it is a fair drive. I've had a birthday party (for aprx 20 guests) here as well, and i've never been disappointed by the food or anything else here. If you love Japanese food, you have GOT TO try this restaurant out. I've taken friends, family, coworkers here and they all rave about how fantastic the food is, and how this is the best Japanese food they've ever had. The only reason why it might not always be full is that it is sort of in the middle of nowhere.

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
The BEST sushi joint in Port Coquitlam!!
By Eva Faith of Port Coquitlam bc (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 7:04pm [Dine in]

This small (family/friend) owned restuarant is kind of tucked away but if you find it like my family and I were recently lucky enough to, you will NOT be disapointed!
The food is amazing to start, my favorites are the Gomae roll, 101 house salad and the tariyaki!!
Being a vagatarian but also Japanese cuisine lover I really appreciate all the delicious options that are avialable for me :) My family however love sushi and they rave about the Snoopy roll and the sashimi.
Very fresh and always beautifully presented, a feast for the eyes as well as the palatte!!

You can tell the chef is passionate about serving good, healthy and fresh food and is very creative and innovative with the presentation of it!
The 2 waitresses at the restuarant are very charming and friendly. My husband and I weresuprised (pleasantly) when they recognized me on my 3rd visit and remembered that I was a vegatarian, eventhough I never told them I was, just simply ordered non-seafood or meat dishes?!
The decor of the restuarant is casual and kind of funky, with interesting pictures, quotes and items displayed. Also the wall of pictures (friends or guests?) at the entrance gives you kind of a "welcome to the family" sort of feeling right away when you walk in.

Overall my husband, daughter and I find the overall dining experience great and when we get a craving for sushi we always opt to drive to Sushi Shelter despite having 2 other pretty good sushi restuarants within walking distance of our house.

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