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Port Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
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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Gillnetter Pub, The1864 Argue St, Port Coquitlam
if you dont love to cook get out of the kitchen
By fatgirl of poco (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 2:34pm [Dine in]

went to the gillnetter on Sat. aug. 22. you can sure tell when a chef is not into what hes preparing. the grilled chicken burger was charred to the point all i could taste was burnt chicken. it was totally dried out. the fries were swimming in oil.my caesar drink had a fresh shrimp hanging on the rim of the glass. i gave it to my girlfriend and she promptly spit it out saying it tasted funny. such a disappointment. this place has such potential what a shame. i really hope the owner reads these reviews.

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Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre, The2616 Shaughnessy, Port Coquitlam
Call them instead of using online reservation!!!
By FGPandFriends of Port Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 17, 2009 - 8:34am [Dine in]

"Call them instead of using online reservation!!!"

I had a great time there. But because their stupid online resevation system, I almost lost the chance to wach the show with my family. Call them and confirm your reservation. Don't rely on online reservation system. Their contact system is also not working. Enjoy the great show..................................

FGP family and local friends

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Sushi Bar Shyun2063 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam
Hidden Gem in Poco!
By foodieC of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

Having been to Japan and eaten at most higher end Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, I honestly think Shyun is amongst the top 3 Japanese restaurants in Vancouver. The sushi rolls are delicately made with layers of flavors using the freshest ingredients. Be sure to try the Flying Dragon roll and Volcano roll - the exquisite flavors come together finely and melt in your mouth. The cooked foods are also extremely authentic. Each dish is like a piece of art for the chef. Given the quality and presentation of the food, I think it's reasonably priced. The wait can be a little longer when it's busy so it's best suited for a leisure meal. It's definitely worth the trek out to Poco for such a treat. It is a good idea to call in advance (closed Sun/Mon) as well.

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A & W2536 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Second worst A&W
By laker4life of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 8:28pm [Dine in]

I recently ate lunch here and the food was decent, its a fast food restaraunt so what would you expect. But, what bothered me was the service. The service super slow, it took half an hour to get 2 burgers and 2 fries with only one order ahead of me. The young woman that took my order did not greet me and she could not tell the difference between a credit card and debit as I waited for her to let me sign the reciept for my credit card payment.

It doesn't stop there, the woman before me got her food and sat at her table only to give back a burger, which she did not order, only to have that burger given to me! I did not want to wait another half an hour for them to make me another burger so I took it.

If your in this area, I recommend to take another 5 minute drive and save you the grief.

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Naomi Teriyaki & Sushi2640 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
No Bang For Your Buck
By laker4life of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I were craving some Japanese food, being half Japanese I wanted decent quality Japanese food, and I am not very picky when it comes to that. Unfortunately we stumbled across this restaruant while we were going for a nice walk down the street. There were several Japanese restaurants, but this one seemed enticing.

The decor and cleanliness were tolerable, and the pictures of the food looked yummy. Too bad the taste was less than tolerable. We ordered take out only to come home with orders missing. Since we were only missing one thing we did not bother walking back.

The sushi rolls were o.k, although small and higher priced than other sushi places, usually 25 cents more per roll. The rice was not Japanese styled and seemed overcooked, also the Don Katsu was overcooked and the pork pieces were thin and scarce. What disguted us the most was the agedashi tofu, the sauce for it tasted rancid and the tofu itself was dry and spongy. The tofu was $5.75 compared to $3.50 in other restaruants that we have been to.

We will never return to this place ever again and will not recommend it to anyone else, instead we will warn people to stay away from here if they want high quality Japanese food.

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
Worth Occasional Visits
By christieL of Port Coquitlam (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 1:37pm [Dine in]

Just moved to Port Coquitlam and wanted to eat at an Indian restaurant. Food was great, didn't have to wait too long for the food and had enough to feel satisfied and take a little home. The server was outwardly friendly but felt a little on the superficial side. Portions are decent, and wasn't too thrilled about finding out it was extra for rice and naan bread. Overall they do have really good tasting food, it's just a bit pricey than our usual meals so we wouldn't be "regulars" here.

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Earls2850 Shaughnessy St, Unit 5100, Port Coquitlam
OK food, OK service, nothing special
By narnian of Kitsilano, Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 6:56pm [Dine in]

Food:
The West Coast Prawn Salad was decent. Large portion and quite filling for salad. The Hickory Back Ribs & Cajun Chicken Combo (Full) was VERY large and could definitely be shared. The chicken was great, although it was a little salty. The back ribs were standard and nothing special. The Earl sized Clam Chowder was delicious as usual though.

Service:
Young waiters/waitresses. A little fake at times but overall a good attitude. Slightly inexperienced.

Value:
Why not pay a little more and go somewhere nicer?

Ambiance:
Dim and noisy. No layout whatsoever -- kind of like a cafeteria with fancy chairs and decorations.

Overall:
Come here for the atmosphere if you want to watch the hockey game or something, but not for food or a formal dinner.

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