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Port Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
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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Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill1979 Brown Street, Port Coquitlam
OMG try the RIBS
By onespdchick of Port Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 8:02pm [Dine in]

I finally ate at the Cat and FIddle Sports pub for the very first time this past weekend and OMG the RIBS were outstanding......cooked to perfection and a taste that simply explodes in your mouth. I heard the the wings are to die for as well.....wing night her I come....Wednsdays .25 a wing...I am there!!

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Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill1979 Brown Street, Port Coquitlam
Good Food, Nice Staff
By hardy of port moody (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 11:56am [Dine in]

I strongly disagree with these people's reviews. I have been going to the Cat And Fiddle for years and not once had a complaint about the food or service. They just re-vamped the menu and i have enjoyed trying the new items, most of which I recommend to friends and family when they are looking for a place to eat. The one thing that keeps me coming back is the staff. They are friendly, knowledgable and honest. They aren't just in it to make a quick buck, they want to make sure that their patrons have an enjoyable experience. When I ask about a certain menu item they tell me the truth if they would eat it themselves or not, which is something you don't find in many places.
This was the first bar I went to when i turned 19 and it's always the first place i bring up when me and my friends are looking to have good food, good drinks and a good time.

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Takano Japanese Noodle Cafe3242 Westwood Street, #100, Port Coquitlam
Uninspired ramen - why?
By sogo23 of coquitlam (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 11:40pm [Dine in]

My wife had the one with the roast pork slices, I had the seafood.

My wife commented that the presentation is lacking and the broth lacked depth. She said her ramen was a touch undercooked or chewy.

My seafood ramen - vegetables, shreds of pork and the seafood - tiny scattering of pieces of tiny mussel, cut octopus and squid ring, appeared to be the frozen "seafood bits" I have seen sold at T&T Supermarket. My noodles were softer than the ones in my wife's bowl.

Somehow the ramen bowls we ordered did not meet the standard of what we have had elsewhere.

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Namaste Indian Restaurant2883 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
best butter chicken
By matteosmom of port coquitlam, bc (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

My hubby and I love to order take out from this restaurant. They serve some of the tastiest sauces, lamb palak is so good. Butter chicken is my favorite, and the garlic naan is the best I have ever had. It is consistent food and remember to order rice on the side as it doesn't come with it. I recommend it, but I will say that on a budget it will be a great, but infrequent family treat. yummy stuff though

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Matteo's Gelato2615 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Marvelous gelato
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 3:51pm [Dine in]

This place is great.

We tried it for the first time this summer. As other posters have mentioned the portions are generous, the prices reasonable and the ice cream is amazing. The flavours are just wonderful and the gelato is so creamy.

Highly recommended if you're in the area. They also served baked goods but I've never tried any.

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Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill1979 Brown Street, Port Coquitlam
Three Strikes against Cat & Fiddle
By TheBigW of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 5:03pm [Dine in]

I Went to the Cat & Fiddle Three Times

1st time; 8 of us went in at lunch time 12:05 PM to be exact. After 40 minutes we kept asking our server for our food. She would always say “It’s up!” but never bring any food. Even after two hours she kept saying “It’s up!” but no food would arrive. The table next to us was served, ate, cleaned, re-sat three time over and we still hadn’t received our food. After 2 hours and 20 minutes we asked for the manager and said we weren’t paying for our food, even if it shows up. As my boss was a local big-shot, the manager tore up the bill for our drinks. We had to go back to work with nothing to eat! We didn’t return to our office until nearly 3 PM.

2nd time; six of us went to watch a hockey game (I couldn’t talk my friends out of going there!). The TV above our table had the volume turned off so we kept asking our server to turn up the volume. “As soon as the game starts” is all she would say over and over. We asked repeatedly if the volume works to which she said “yes, of course it does!” When the show started she said she’d turn up the volume when the game started. When they were singing the national Anthem she said she’d turn up the volume when the game started. When the game started she said “The volume doesn’t work on this TV.” We never tipped her one cent after that and ordered our beers separately one at a time.

3rd time; three of us went for a business lunch (I couldn’t talk my colleagues out of going there!). I ordered a chicken Caesar salad. I never got a fork. I asked my server, then other servers for forks, I asked to bartender for a fork – no luck. After forty minutes of asking for a fork my colleagues said it’s time to leave. I turned my plate of untouched Chicken Caesar Salad upside-down on the table and rubbed it all around. “You can’t do that!” my colleague said. “Do you want to see what else I can’t do?” I asked him, ready to throw plate through a window.

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FOOD; two of the times I went to eat, I either didn’t get food or a fork to eat it with. The 2nd time I had nachos which were okay, I guess.

SERVICE; beyond crap, servers are outright liars.

VALUE, total rip-off.

AMBIENCE; okay if you like belligerent low-lifes and the stench of stale urine.

Can I rate in negative stars?

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Pizza Factory3242 Westwood St, #109, Port Coquitlam
Truly excellent pizza in PoCo!
By priggly of Coquitlam (73 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

I have ordered the House Special pizza at this establishment on several occasions and the pizza has been consistently excellent. The dough has been just right and the toppings have been generous and in just the right proportion to the dough.

The staff are always alert and attentive and see to it that the pizza is made just right.

The value quotient is high as the price is one of the lowest for any pizza establishment, especially if you purchase two large pizzas, as I do.

The milieu is appropriate for a pizza establishment.

All in all, I look forward to frequenting the Pizza Factory on Westwood again and recommend it without hesitation to one and all.

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Namaste Indian Restaurant2883 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
overpriced lunch
By tejasrhythm of coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:38pm [Dine in]

I was quite disappointed with the overpriced meal we had at this restaurant.$40 for two people which included two dishes, rice, naan, and two drinks. The portions were small and the prices inflated . The lamb curry was average at best and was the most expensive on our tab at $12.95. A small bowl of basmati rice for$4.95. The mixed vegetables was good but i later found out that there was an addtional fee for having extra butter sauce on the side. I didn't mind paying because the sauce was very good but i think all customers should be informed of any additonal charges at the time the order is taken. The garlic naan was worth every penny having the perfect consistency of crispness. Finally my mango lassi was not up to par - it had a watery consistency and was not sweetened properly. It was somewhat remedied after our server added some sweetener. Our server was a very well dressed and cordial lady, she was very attentive and pleasant at all times. I definitely would not return to this restaurant because I know that I will get more bang for my buck at other indian/pakistani restaurants.

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Takano Japanese Noodle Cafe3242 Westwood Street, #100, Port Coquitlam
Hidden Gem
By gourmetlady of Port Moody, BC (17 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 2:01am [Dine in]

Although I've been going there for past few years but just forgot to write about this place. It is in the location where I never expected to find Ramen place. I recommend Char Siu or Chanpon in Miso based soup. I love the Gyoza they serve as well. It is just like the one my mom used to make. This is the best Ramen in Tri-City!!!

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Earls2850 Shaughnessy St, Unit 5100, Port Coquitlam
Value Wasn't There
By Jimmy2008 of Coquitlam (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 7, 2009 - 11:07am [Dine in]

We went for a quick lunch but it was just OKAY. The sandwich was definately not worth the money. It lacked the taste that I was looking for. I expected some bold flavours but was disapointed. The burger was better but I still feel the value was not there.

The restaurant is very well maintained and the service was excellent. That does not make me feel better about the food for the cost.

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Kisoya Japanese Restaurant1475 Prairie Ave, #109, Port Coquitlam
Rather Downhill
By Fugitive_Unknown of New Westminster (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 28, 2009 - 8:00pm [Dine in]

Over the past 5 years I've been consistantly coming here - Kisoya was a bit expensive, but well worth it - staff were polite and the quality of the food both fresh and well prepared - particualrly the house rolls.

Unfortunately it's clearly changed owners or head chefs about a year ago, and has gone down hill a great deal. The decor is still ok and the prices unchanged (medium high) but the quality has dropped immensely.

The last three times I was there the california rolls were overly salted, and the sashimi still tasted frozen. The food was nothing to write home about, and is no longer worth going to. I recommend the Koi in Poco - which at least has all you can eat O-toro and is a little less pricey.

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
Great New Sushi Restaurant in PoCo
By hungrytroll of Port Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 28, 2009 - 7:37pm [Dine in]

I was just at the Sushi Shelter beside Save-On Foods - it's a little tricky to find if you don't know it's there, but it's definitely worth a visit! The service there was outstanding - very friendly and prompt. The food was also outstanding - I had the spicy tofu, which was nice and crispy in a spicy sauce; the spicy tuna roll was excellent with a very nice spicy sauce; the Tuna sashimi was very fresh and tasty also. The complimentary miso soup and the tuna tataki taster(signature dish) I received were some of the bestI have tasted. The restaurant istelf is very clean with a simplistic, modern 'Zen' ambiance with neat, eclectic music. The presentation of the food was nicely done - such as the sashimi served on ice cubes in a nice dish. All in all I would recommend for anyone to try this neat restaurant.

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Amigo Pancake House2228 McAllister Avenue, #102, Port Coquitlam
Great Mom & Pop in Downtown PoCo!
By charsiusou of East Van (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 1:19pm [Dine in]

Before I had even finished my Saturday night adventures a few weeks back, I knew that I wanted to hit up Amigo’s for breakfast the following Sunday morning; for some greasy spoon goodness to ease the pain from excessive wine/ouzo consumption at the Greek joint down the block.

The signs outside Amigo’s had me intrigued, with such things as “All-day breakfast!” and “Corned-beef hash & eggs $ 4.99” – how bad could it be?

My companion (who was privy to the previous night’s excessive consumption) and I arrived while breakfast service was in full swing, the restaurant is small and was about half full. A friendly server called across to us to just seat ourselves and we were promptly given menus. The menu is straight-forward, with all the breakfast classics. It’s also worth noting there were lots of diner “classics” on the non-breakfast side, such as the “Monte Cristo” (which almost swayed me from the breakfast choices) and Liver and Onions (which certainly did not sway me). Our orders were quickly taken, I ordered the standard sausages and eggs, while my companion ordered an omelette. I was still working my way thru the first section of the local paper when our breakfast arrived. I was super happy with everything on my plate, sausages done well (like to have to have them) and it was a huge portion for the $3.99 price point – my companion was equally happy with his omelette.

Ambience was standard for a Mom & Pop breakfast joint – the place is small and in need of an update, but with the prices and quality at Amigo’s, really, I’m there for the food – with beverages, tax and tip the bill came to less than $16.00! It was a perfect addition to an already perfect Sunday :)

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