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Port Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
Outstanding Greek Food
By Mon061582 of Port Moody (25 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 14, 2009 - 1:49am [Dine in]

My family and I dropped in on Sunday night. I could expect all the greek food are about the same. This one is a bit different. it's not crowded and outdated like other ones. The statues and the black table clothe are adding a classy feeling to it. We received calamari on the house and ordered the arni pisto aand prawn/shrimp entresses. The portion is generous on the lamb shoudler which are extremely tasty. The only thing I would recommend is the waiting time. I waited 30 mins for the entree since I ordered, and they are on the pricy side. otherwise, I would definitely come back again.

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Sparta Greek Taverna2232 McAllister Ave, Port Coquitlam
Great Food and Great Service
By aviator747sp of Port Moody, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, December 11, 2009 - 8:57pm [Dine in]

My wife and I first tried Sparta when it was still Empire Greek Taverna some 3 years ago, and we have regularly enjoyed their 'Calamari For 2' special ever since, a generous portion of crispy calamari the could seemingly feed up to 4 people and for a very low price. We are always greeted by warm, friendly servers and always leave very satisfied with the service, portions and even moreso by the final bill.

The restaurant itself is quite cozy with a very mediterranean atmosphere accented by blue and white walls with framed pictures and assorted plants - and candlelit tables at night. We are always promptly seated and have never found the restaurant to be packed, which helps even more to give it a more romantic, intimate dining experience. My wife and I are regulars for the 'Calamari For 2' but we also love their other Greek appetizers, baked lasagna and their Diary World 5-cheese pizza. We have never yet been disappointed with the quality of the food we receive.

In sum, an intimate restaurant with great food, excellent service, authentic atmosphere, and incredible value.

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Earls2850 Shaughnessy St, Unit 5100, Port Coquitlam
I'm Not Normally One for Chains BUT...
By Martini_Man of Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:46pm [Dine in]

This Earl's impressed me...

The service was just one notch below 5 star... Not typical of my previous visits to other Earls... The only thing they lacked was the re-pouring of my wine.

The server was REALLY attentive but not annoying.. She was knowledgeable and suggestive without being pushy...

We had a martini each to start followed by a bottle of wine. Each were fairly priced (wine priced slightly over double retail which is fair).

We had Chicken taco's to start and they were delicious.

My wife had a Mediterranean Pasta with prawns, and I had the half rack of ribs and chicken... They gladly substituted garlic mashed and veggies for me as I didn't feel like warm potato salad and coleslaw. Both entrees were fantastic! They nailed the "casual dining" both for prices and food quality.

Dessert was New York Cheesecake w/blue berries and it was perfect!

We WILL return...

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
The Best Sashimi in the area.
By joe_199 of Pitt Meadows (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 27, 2009 - 6:48pm [Dine in]

I've found it difficult to find quality sashimi in the area, but I've finally found the tastiest sashimi in the area-- if that's your thing!

Sushi Shelter has an excellent chef. His food is not only delicious but also arranged in an artsy manner.

Service was wonderful, waitress was very attentive and cheerful-- even though I was only waiting for take-out.

Highly recommended.

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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
Good greek food
By bob_2008 of Coquitlam (18 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 16, 2009 - 4:25pm [Dine in]

I always go here once/year with my entertainment book coupon. and we usually get chicken and lamb souvlaki. The pita bread and salad come first, which is a nice starter. The food is very filling, especially with the rice and pita.

They gave me an extra Tzatziki for free, which was nice. They only give you one Tzatziki with the pita and that is supposed to be for two meals. I love the stuff, so always need more. Not excessivly garlicy, so its alright in my book.

I would go without the coupon, but I have so many coupons for greek restaurants, I dont need to go back without one.

Definately a great place for a meal.

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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
Great Food and Great People
By twcjen of Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 16, 2009 - 1:09pm [Dine in]

Staff are very friendly even though limited. I went on a Thursday night and it was packed. The Calamari is a very good deal, for less than $10 it serves 2-3 people for an appy. Dinner I had the prawns alfredo it was very good, and the prawns are very fresh.
Loves the Greek statues and lighting.
Unfortunately its located in a very small street and maybe difficult to find unless youknow the area, and they are only open for dinners.

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All Thai'd Up Restaurant2636 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam
is this all that we get?
By Foodfor2 of Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 10:04am [Dine in]

we've been driving by this place for months and joking that we should try it as the place from the outside looks so dodgy. Then we checked out the other reviews here and also a friend recommended it. We had takeout last night. When we opened the bags, the rice and pad thai were decent sizes comparable to the normal amount you always receive from takeout at other place. However the main dishes were in the two cup plastic containers like you get at the bulk food store and not even full. we were worried that we wouldn't have enough food. Food was very tasty..pineapple/tumeric rice, cashew chicken, ginger pork, yellow curry chicken and the one with triple meat layering, but there wasn't enough considering we paid $80 for it.

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
a place you really got to try
By Mon061582 of Port Moody (25 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 9, 2009 - 11:48pm [Dine in]

I totally disagree with the previous review. I dropped in one day when I went shopping at Save-On based on a friend's recommendations. The place looks really different from other traditional Jap restaurant in tri-cities. Simple, elegant and relaxing even though it's pretty small. The server is probably one of the most friendly one I've had in years. They were prompt and professional which made me totally comfortable for a first time comer. Food! Ah! PERFECTO. I thought these dishes I order would only appear in Downtown area. The chef is such an artist. the sauce around the fusion rolls - torpedo, snoopy, SOS and such, they are not just pretty , they are also tasty. What surprised me was that the garnishes around the dishes are pretty edible.
Price. pretty cheap for Japanese food. My whole family of 4 spent around 30 bucks walking out totally satisfied and stuffed.
Port Coquitlam 's got a new star. At least for me and all my friends in Port Coquitlam. Now we got a favorite place to hang out.
Like the first review said, you would truly sense a feeling of joy after you visit this place. Not kidding. You've got to try.
Oh and they shouted when you come in and out. really funny.

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KC's Cafe1449 Prairie Avenue, #8, Port Coquitlam
Nice neighbourhood restaurant
By Mon061582 of Port Moody (25 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

I've been moving to Port Coquitlam just over a year. Read the newspaper about this place that was voted #1. On Sunday morning, I went with my sons around 1pm. Little place but packed. Really friendly service. The food and service is attentive and fast. Food was really home-cooking which morelike comfort food. (That's what I wanted too). The ambience was outdated but the food definitely made it up. The value was ok for a small restaurant like this, but acceptable. Good place for a quick breakfast/lunch. Like the feeling the staff services the customers. Nice pllace definitely gonna be returning.

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Deer Garden Restaurant3610 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam
Great place for family!
By stinko of vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 6:20pm [Dine in]

First of all, the food is great! Very traditional greasy spoon style food, but very delicious.
The service is fine, but the waiters don't speak english very well, so bring a cantonese friend...
Portions are BIGGG, and ambiance is not that good...
If your looking for good food that is cheap with large portions and don't care for ambiance, go here

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King Mongolian Grill Restaurant2564 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Quality standard has been raised!
By priggly of Coquitlam (73 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 10:28pm [Dine in]

Since my first review I have returned to the King Mongolian Grill twice more and am most happy to report that this restaurant has improved.

The sauces have been greatly improved upon in that now there is real flavor to them, more than on my first visit, but you still have to add several spoonfuls of each to achieve the desired taste.

On my last two visits the waitress brought my food to the table so that I did not have to stand and wait for it to cook.

The floor has been cleaned and is now in a reasonable state of cleanliness. This is highly salutary. The washroom is also well maintained.

I will now be a regular customer of the King Mongolian Grill Restaurant as its food, service and ambiance are now excellent, which makes the value quotient much higher.

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Namaste Indian Restaurant2883 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Delicious Indian Food
By 301056349 of coquitlam (18 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

A little hole in the wall but a real find!
Have been to many Indian resturants in the tri-cities and this one is by far my favorite. Have been to the cozy and clean "Namaste" 4 times and have left satisfied on all occasions.
The menu is extensive and the food (especially the Eggplant Bhartha, vegetable samosas and the butter chicken) is piping hot and mouthwatering.
Servers are friendly, attentive, and knowledgable. Their recommendations have been spot on!
Portion sizes are of good value and having leftovers the next day allow the sauce to sink in more. If possible, even a more savoury meal!

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Pajo's Fish & Chips2215 Reeve St, Port Coquitlam
Gotta thank them
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

There's nothing like this place in Poco at least for the ambiance. While the fish and chips are good, they're not the best. The grilled cheese for kids was kind of odd. But - They offer veggies burgers and DOGS. I can have a dog with fired onions and watch a baseball game on a warm summer evening, I can walk, take my kids to the park etc. It's a great interactive park and therefore a perfect location. There's the full Pajos menu as well and ice cream. Just skip the coffee - it's paint stripper. All in all THANKS Pajos for being there!

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Tasty Honkin' Donair1320 Kingsway Ave, #112, Port Coquitlam
SOmething honkin and weird in my pita
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:36pm [Dine in]

Had a falafel and thought it was good, I found it a little too saucey. There was some large pieces of hard weird stuff like some of pickled vegetable that I had to pick out. I think it was supposed to be in there but I was grossed out sufficiently to never return. Why do people have to mess with good stuff like falafels?

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Meridian Arms Pub3261 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
Go for the glasses of beer....
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:31pm [Dine in]

and stay for the stale smoke smell and bar fights. This place is a nasty throw back to the bad eighties beer parlors. I have been in twice, had one drink while waiting for someone and left as quickly as possible. Seriously I could not stomach even the though tof eating here. This place just gives Poco a bad name. And I LOVE walking through all the smokers to get in. I thought there were bylaws.

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White Spot2310 Ottawa Street, #101, Port Coquitlam
DONE with this place
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 1:10pm [Dine in]

I don't know how many bad reviews I 've put up here. Better question is why do I go back. It's never my choice to go here, but next time people insist I will seriously sit in my car in the parking lot and wait.

THe service is terrible and SLOW- especially to get your bill which does come in handy in calculating the ever decreasing tip. The waitress brought hte kids the wrong drinks and my husband the wrong beer. My sons' milkshake that was ordered with the drinks came when he was half way through his dinner even though we inquired about it twice. No apolgy. I ordered a special burger, but I asked for a veggie patty not a beef one. IT was to have blue cheese and crispy onions on it. When I got it, it tasted only like some blue cheese dressing was put on it and there were no crispy onions. I asked where they were and the waitress said "oh we don't have any today" Well when that is one of the major compnents of the "special " burger, you think I'd be told first. I told here if I"d known that I'd have changed my order. She looked stupefied.

THe desserts are no longer special here and must be prefab. The sticky toffee pudding was neither sticky nor did it have any "toffee". It was white bread nuked in a dish with TONS of undercooked apples, a little custard and some jarred caramel sauce. It was gross.

When the bill came I asked my waitress why they'd charge me $1.50 more to change the beef patty to veggie, but they didn't take anything OFF the bill when my burger came with no crispy onions. Again she looked stupfied.

This chain better shake its head and wake up. I for one will shed no sentimental tears when White SPot goes out of business.

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
Another odd sushi place
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

I was excited when I saw this place. It looked funky and new, different from other sushi places. First time I ordered take out while waiting the waitress almost pushed me into a chair to sit and wait andthen brought out tea for me a my year old? I said it was take out and she nodded. Then she brought out some of those meat on a stick things - I told he we did not eat meat and she looked hurt. I It is complimentary she said. I told her thanks but we dont' even eat free meat. I felt really uncomfortable about the whole thing.

I tried again and took a friend for lunch. There wereno sushi rolls on the menu only combo specials. We had to beg to get them to make sushi. Again came abunch of free things we did not want or order. When se did not eat them again with the pouty face. THe sushi we finally got was fine, but I like to be kind of anonymous in a restaruant and do no tlike to feel I owe them anything except to pay the bill and tip if appropriate. THis place feels too needy for me even thought I had to give it all 3 stars.

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Gillnetter Pub, The1864 Argue St, Port Coquitlam
The Only Place in Port Coquitlam
By 969woody0309 of maple ridge (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

I eat lunch often at the Gillnetter Pub. I also watch sports afterwork. The food is higher end pub fare. Nobody is perfect but the food is consistantly good.
The service is a big thing at the Giilnetter. The entire staff is second to none. Professional service in a casual way which is fun to be around.
I find the food and drinks to be fairly price and the daily food specials are always well priced.
The ambiance is the best, possibly anywhere. Between the view of the river and the great service it's no reason we do not bother with other pubs in Port Coquitlam.

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Earls2850 Shaughnessy St, Unit 5100, Port Coquitlam
love the drinks
By jinny_ of Surrey (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 3:21am [Dine in]

i usually come here for the drink specials and service is not bad
a lot of the times i go, they do seem to talk a lot amongst themselves but they usually check up on us a few times during the night so i'm not complaining
the food is tasty but a little on the expensive side... but not too bad
and the daily drink specials make up for the food being pricier
fun place to hang out with friends or for a casual date

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Deer Garden Restaurant3610 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam
Hard to go wrong with this one.
By pc7999 of Burnaby (48 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 7:50pm [Dine in]

Used to frequent this restaurant but now the distance makes it hard to be a regular.

The food is very consistent. Taste the same 9 times out of 10. This is one of the few chinese restaurant that has good soup as part of their meals. Most just give watered down broth as part of a combo.

They are very good with their wok cooking. Fried rice, fried noodles, they taste awesome. Noodle soup however, not so much. Hainanese chicken rice taste like it suppose to be. Very authentic on that one.

Their drinks are awesome as well. One of the best milk tea around.

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