good food. going to try the dim sum next time I go. Some of the lunch special items were borderline like the lemon chicken and chicken with cabbage. Lemon chicken, the batter did not seem cooked and the chicken with cabbage dish was too salty. Love the hot and sour soup.
My wife and I eat in or take out Chinese Food at least once every week. We are never disappointd with the food, especially lemon chicken and almond chicken. They are quick and the new selection offers something for everyone. Awesome place to eat. Very Good value for the money. Worth a visit.
My husband and I have visited Rainbow Butterfly roughly 5 - 7 times through 2009/2010, with our most recent visit being today.
The food is YUM. We have ordered and enjoyed the following items: steamed shrimp dumplings; steamed shimp and spinach dumplings; pan fried shrimp and chive dumplings; gailan with oyster sauce; rice wrap (or roll?) with three kinds of mushroom -- (my personal favourite!); eggplant, tofu, and peppers stuffed with fish paste; seafood and pumpkin dumplings; Shanghai pork dumplings; and another type of pork dumpling that my husband really enjoys, but whose name I have forgotten.
There was only one time when I experienced something unpleasant during one of our visits, and that was a very slightly musty/moldy flavour to a bit of pumpkin in one bite of a seafood and pumpkin dumpling. I was a bit put off, but got over it, and have had nothing but positive experiences before and since.
As for the service, the folks at Rainbow Butterfly must have read the less than positive comments from other reviewers, because we have never experienced poor service. The person who we believe must be the owner, is always friendly and keeping an eye on things, the wait staff pick up the order forms quickly, and pick up empty dishes promptly. I admit that we were unsure when we went for the first time if we were going to feel welcome or if there was going to be a language barrier, as it seemed that most of the patrons and all of the staff were asian and conversing in another language, but this wasn't an issue. On the occassions when we would ask a staff member who didn't understand English well, that person who seek out another staff member who was fluent in English to assist us, and we appreciated that.
We have also always felt that the value of the food for our money was very good. We choose, on average, 6-7 dishes, including one or two "chef's selections" which are the slightly pricier items on the menu, and our bill has always been under $30. I would say it has always been between $23 and $28 before the tip.
We love going to Rainbow Butterfly for dim sum and look forward to our next visit.
I eat here with my husband at least 3 times a month. Always enjoy their seafood PHO. I haven't tried anything else here, but my husband has tried the beef and chicken Pho with no complaints. It is usually full on the weekends so you can expect a wait. The girls who work there are always very pleasant.
I had waited over a hour for my order and even when i gave the person taking the orders my correct phone number and address!!
When 45mins went by i called and asked where is my order they said on its way.
then get a call back saying oh had the wrong number!!!
When it finally arrived it was Cold never AGAIN!!!
New Port Coquitlam Location
I work nearby, so every time I crave for sushi, I'd come here. They've got nice and fresh sashimi, and GREAT selections of rolls. I really their food, but the only reason that hesitates me from buying there all the time is because of the price.
The food they have is quite decent, but at the same price, if at same distance, I'd rather go down to Shyun on Lougheed for sushi.
Their spicy tuna is awesome!!!
Growing up in PoCo, we used to go to the Pantry for desert, after our school concerts. We would do dinner there from time to time. It was one of the few family restaraunts in town that served food we could all agree on. This evening, I went with my mum, my sister, my neice and nephew, as they do Family night, every wedensday. Kids eat for 2.99, it seems like a screaming deal. It was a disaster. When we arrived, there were two other groups in the restaraunt; yet all the tables were filthy. The staff were unmotivated and unfriendly. We waited twenty minutes to order drinks, another ten to order food, this only by demanding it when our drinks came, and another forty for the food to come, on top of the half hour it had taken to order it. When the food finally did come, they had gotten everyone's order wrong. My sister had requested no ranch dressing on her Buger, for example, instead they put extra ranch dressing on it, and left off the onions that she had asked them to put in, and they gave my five year old niece an adult sized caeser salad. What five year old wants wilted lettuce covered in fish-paste dressing? Our meals all came out at different times, things we requested were forgotten, the food was not hot, and it was almost in-edible. And that, coming from me, means a lot. I am in the army, and have been served some rancid food (I have have had green eggs and ham, and no they did not use food-dye). finally, fed up with the lack of service, and the poor quality, we gave up, requested our desert to go, and left. They gave us uncooked apple-crisp, and melted icecream. The icecream was melted when they gave it to us... maybe they thought the frozen apples in the raw apple-crisp would re-freeze it in transit, I do not know. All I know is that my possitive memories of going to the Pantry with the family have been ruined, and I will not be going back there any time soon.
Came here with my mom two weeks ago. It's a typical small-sized diner, very clean and welcoming. The owner is very friendly and attentive, and will stay at your table to chat for a bit. We had a 2-2-2 breakfast and a Hawaiian burger (which came with a *huge* side salad). I also saw that they have really hearty-looking soups. Food was pretty good, and they buy their products from the farm market that's right next door, so you know everything is fresh. A sneak peak into the kitchen looks clean and organized as well. Great place to come by once in a while.
i love chinese food and very exited to get a flyer in the mail for this takeout place..the prices were very low and so was the quality...we ordered 5 different dishes to try and could not eat any of them...the beef chop suey was so overcooked the brocolli was mushy and the beef had a terrible flavor..the crispy chow mein had raw slices of beef on top and smelled horrible...and there are no words to describe how horrid the other three dishes were...it may be okay if you are used to canadan style chinese food, but the place is a whole in the wall and does not seem clean enough the kitchen is so open that you can see the floor..there are a few table to sit at and a television..
Overall the food is very flavourful. It's a really small place - maybe seating 20 max. If it's busy, that can be a problem. We waited almost 1.5 hours for our take away and we weren't the only ones waiting. At that time, there still 3 other orders ahead of us.
The guy at the front was doing his best by giving everyone free drinks and coming out with some spring rolls. But still, that was a long wait.
Price-wise, it's comparable to Little Thailand in Port Moody but still less than Chada Thai in Coquitlam.
Biggest concern is the location. It's set against car shops, mechanics and other businesses. At night, it doesn't look so safe so if you can park on Kingsway Ave., the better.
3 things people look for in a Japanese restaurant:
I feel Sushi Village met those criteria. Even though I have never dine in, the take outs have always been good. The chef is friendly and he is Japanese. Therefore, you know it is authentic. Usually, Japanese restaurants have Korean or Chinese cooks. So it is really a gem to have a Japanese Chef make my sushi. I usually do not visit restaurants near where I live. I am not sure why but I would go to Sushi village again.
We come here at least once a month when I'm craving Vietnamese food. The family owned restaurant is located in a strip mall. The ambiance is a little nicer then fast food restaurants. One of the friendly family members will take your order after you seat yourself down. The restaurant is usually half full during lunch or dinners so I'm surprised how fast the food comes out after ordering.
Chicken dishes are my favorite and I usually get vermicelli noodles instead of rice and egg instead of the fried roll.
I used to order bubble tea here all the time but for the last 6 months they don't have any black pearls. Black pearls are the only reason why I like bubble teas.
I would not recommend ordering soups as they are usually mostly water and flavor.
Worth a try for sure as dishes are affordable and range around $7.50
I have eaten many Chinese restaurants in the area. Yesterday I ordered the take out food from the restaurant and was quite suprised the food and service was great and well priced. I was impressed with tasty dishes, ginger beef and almond chicken. Highly recommended to anyone who like good food with good value.
Yes, this place is in a really strange location, sketchy to say the least. It's very tiny and the ambience is inside is kind of grungy. I went on a Friday night with 3 other people and when we got there there was no one around so we sat ourselves. There were 2 occupied tables in the restaurant and for some reason it was eerily quiet, no background music or anything. For some reason, there wasn't enough cutlery on the table, and one of the cutlery was unravelled and missing some utensils, which was kind of strange. After the hostess was finished serving the other tables, she promply gave us cutlery as required. Throughout the night there was not much communication with her, if any, but she did fill our water glasses as needed, although I guess it's to be expected since we were the only table there!
We had spring rolls to start but it was nothing special, I thought there was a lil too much ginger in it. We ordered 3 dishes, a red prawn curry, a beef pad thai, and one of their special dishes with rice noodles, mixed veg and prawns. The red curry was a little salty and more liquidy/soupy than I'm used, but otherwise fine. The pad thai was alright but didn't really stand out, and the last dish looked kind of messy; it probably should have been plated in a bowl instead of a plate since it had alot of liquid but otherwise but was otherwise fine.
I guess in comparison to other thai restaurants we've been to it's pretty average, there's nothing really wrong with it but nothing spectacular either. There's not many thai restaurants in this area so we'd probably go here again.
This restaurant is one of my favourites. I have been going there for a number of years and it is consistently great.
The food is really good, though I usually have the same thing everytime. I love the szechuan beans, szechuan chicken and the potstickers.
The service is very good, very attentive and are always willing to help out with special requests like making dishes vegetarian or suggest something suitable.
The ambiance is nice, the restaurant is not loud like other places, white table cloths and lots of space.
I would definately recommend this restaurant!
I came here.. last year to meet my boyfriend's friends for the first time. I am not an expert at Indian food either.. so everything ordered and paid for was from one of his friends who is Indian.
The restaurant itself was a little dim for dinner, which was nice and it had plain colours on the walls. I don't remember too many decorations. There were lots of different kinds of curries but I didn't try them all (I'm a vegetarian). They were pretty good, but I found them a little spicy. I think my favourite must of been the flavoured naan bread, I think it was garlic flavoured. Really yummy. I remember ordering dessert.. it was two round balls in rose water. It was waaay to sweet for me to handle. But all in all, it was a nice dinner.
I don't remember exactly how much the bill came to, it was from about 150-200 cause we had 7 or 8 people.
I like Pantry breakfasts, they make a solid bacon and eggs. Their shredded hashbrowns are the best, they make them without onion.
Service is mediocre, mostly because they tend to be understaffed but otherwise they have decent waitstaff.
Value is solid for a good breakfast.
Ambiance is solid. Its a pretty standard restaurant with booths. All the times that I have gone the restaurant crowd has consisted of older people and families. On that note, sometimes younger members of families can be restless and make a scene or crawl all over the booths but its to be expected I guess?
I have been to this donair place a couple of times, the food is solid, its pretty good, flavourful but the meat can be grisly at times, otherwise it seems pretty fresh.
I question the cleanliness of the staff and the joint in general which is my main reason for not going there anymore, but that was some time ago so that might have changed.
Value is decent, you get a good sized portion of food for the price but theyre not exactly giving them away.
Ambiance is only mediocre since the shop in a warehouse type of setting with the kitchen in the front and some chairs, but I think the idea is to come in and get a donair to go rather than hang around.
Overall I enjoyed my donair and I would go back again.
Past by several times and saw the big sign. But never bother trying.
Tonight, it was raining cats and dogs. And Ginza is close by. So, I popped by and grab some sushi to go.
California roll, Spicy tuna roll @ $2.99 each. Dynamite roll @ $3.95. Everything added up to a little over $10 after taxes.
When I got home, I was awe by the portion.
When I put them into my mouth, wow,… it’s really good.
And fit 2 persons easily!
I’m going back for a real meal there soon.
Used to drive all the way to California Sushi or Sushi town. Now, I have a new spot to frequent.
To my surprise, this little hole in the way is quite alright! Although the food is a bit pricey for the amount you get, the flavours are absolutely rich and delicious. I recommend the Gaeng Dang (red curry with chicken). That's my must have.
The ambience is pretty cool too. It kind of reminded me of a Buddha Bar when we stepped in the first time. The waiter/owner/husband of the chef is also really nice and personable. This is my favorite Thai restaurant right now.
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|2.||Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill|
|3.||Bombay Restaurant, The|
|4.||Wah Wing Restaurant|
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|6.||Gillnetter Pub, The|
|10.||Deer Garden Restaurant|
|11.||Khai Thai Cuisine|
|13.||Dinakis Mediterranean Grill|
|14.||Sparta Greek Taverna|
|17.||Namaste Indian Restaurant|
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