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Port Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
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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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
Well done Lamb dishes
By food_and_the_city of Port Coquitlam (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 11:11pm [Dine in]

Went here twice now, loved the lamb dishes. Not too salty, juicy meat, pleasant spices on the whole dish, fair sized portions. Overall very nice Greek food. I recommend trying this place out for Greek food. The decor is ok, don't remember the music that was playing. The hostess is a very friendly lady, made us feel comfortable. Our waitress though seemed a little bored with her job, or just not interested. Forgot our wine order, but later apologized for that. I wasn't too put off by it all.

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Poco Ocean Restaurant2755 Lougheed Highway, #2, Port Coquitlam
No More Visits To Hon's
By cryptocow of Metro Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

I am somewhat hesitant to post a review for Poco Ocean because I fear it will be more difficult to get a reservation than it already is. However, a restaurant this good deserves to be recognized.

We had been looking for a new Chinese restaurant to try in the Port Coquitlam area as we have become increasing disappointed with Hon’s. Looking at the reviews on this site, and checking the inspection history at Fraser Health, we decided to give Poco Ocean a try.

Especially for dinner you must make a reservation. The restaurant seats no more than 50 to 60 people. It is across the street from Hon’s at the farthest and most remote section of the Poco Place Mall at Westwood Street and Lougheed Highway in Port Coquitlam. This is the most unassuming restaurant you will go to.

We have been there three times and they are consistent and great. When you make your reservation, please be patient as English is not spoken well. However, do not let that deter you from trying this gem as the ladies waiting tables are very friendly and they want you to enjoy your visit. Also, do not let the specials written on the wall preventing you from trying some awesome food. Pick what you would like from the menus, then ask your server to suggest something (pick a protein chicken, beef, fish, pork) from the specials. You will not be disappointed.

One caution I would provide is that this is a small operation. They do a lunch and dinner service, closing at 2:00 PM and re-opening at 5:30 PM. There is the chef, and two serving staff. Service will appear to be slow (i.e. getting seated, getting your order taken, and paying the bill), but once your order is in the food is served in good order. Make sure you bring cash as they do not accept credit or debit cards. Two people having, soup, four items, and a beer each will run you about $55.00 to $60.00.

We will not be returning to Hon’s anytime soon! We have our new home for Chinese food at Poco Ocean.

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Namaste Indian Restaurant2883 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Amazing food, I am a frequent costomer.
By siamesecities of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 29, 2009 - 11:52pm [Dine in]

I highly reccomend this place. This has been the best indian food I have ever tasted. I am in love with the Mixed Vegetables (hot), Palak Paneer, and Egg Plant Bhartha. The Namaste Naan bread is extreamy tasty as well. The service is very good and sometimes I get free naan in my to go orders and other times I have been given deals on prices because of frequent visits. Over all this is my favourite place to enjoy food at the moment. I find when you order out, the portion you get is much more than enough. I have yet to be dissapointed.

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Wah Wing Restaurant2748 Lougheed Highway, #207, Port Coquitlam
Great Chinese in Tri-cities
By Rayzach of West End, Vancouver (57 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 29, 2009 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

Wah Wing serves up consistently good food with attentive service with fair prices.

We eat in or take out at least once every two weeks and are never disappointed with the food or service. They are quick and the selection offers something for everyone. We usually get about 4 dishes and steamed rice between the two of us and always have enough left over for lunch the next day. Avg. dishes cost between $11 - $12.95.

Worth a visit!

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De Dutch Pannekoek House2748 Lougheed Highway, #200, Port Coquitlam
mediocre / bland food good service clean atmosphere
By Shannon604 of Burnaby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 29, 2009 - 8:09pm [Dine in]

I just think that almost $14 for a simple pannekoek is a lot to spend for breakfast. Its a pancake with a filling and no sides. Pretty bland nothing special... I ordered a side of hashbrowns but they're pretty average nothing special. I would prefer them spiced or to have some sort of fun dipping sauce but they don't have anything to offer. As well whats up with the eggs benedict being served on a cracker??!? Well a cracker like thing, I thought they were supposed to be on something sort of soft like a english muffin.... thats a bit odd isn't it? and $4 for juice thats a bit outrageous!!

The restaraunt is very clean though and the waitresses and staff are really pleasant and happy and nice! Great service and I like eating at a clean establishment!

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Ruby Chinese Restaurant2228 McAllister Ave, #105A, Port Coquitlam
bad dim sum
By poconi of port coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 10:19pm [Dine in]

we just had dim sum today and it was really bad. the steamed prawn dumpling taste awful, it was sooooooo not fresh and it smells bad. i think if u buy it in T&T, the frozen ones are much better. the fried skin bean curd mushroom taste like rubber. chix feet and beef tripes are OK. we had fried squids, too and it's the best among others that we ordered. we live in poco and saw this place couple of times was so crowded, so we had to try. the service was OK. we dont care about the ambiance all we know that whenever there's a restaurant full of customers it must be good well at least we found out that's not always true.

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
The best indian food in the lower mainland!
By serena111 of Port Coquitlam (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 9:31pm [Dine in]

The service is great, people very friendly, authentic, nice ambiance. The curry dishes are just to die for! They are so delicious, my favourates are butter chicken and palak paneer. They are so good, almost addictive! The portions are not huge, although more fits in those metal bowls than you realize.

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Deer Garden Restaurant3610 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam
a solid choice
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 12:38am [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I have been regular diners at DG for many years. This time we went with the usual dinner gang plus one esteemed guest. The restaurant was reasonably clean (except maybe the w/c), and simply decorated. Service was good throughout the meal, and the servers were friendly as usual.

We had beef with gai lan, salty/spicy deep fried squid, ma po tofu, curry beef brisket, roasted chicken, and sweet and sour pork, accompanied by lots of steamed rice. All were great, but the curry beef was awesome. About as good as at Mui Yuen. As for value, it was less than 12 bucks each and we had lots of leftovers, despite the fact that two teenagers were at the table.

A good spot for family dining.

Recommended!

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Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor2233 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Too much???
By koolguy of poco (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 19, 2009 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

Come here for the best pizza on southside Port Coquitlam(even including Megabite)
Hard to believe it, but, if times are hard you don't go out for dinner with your family of 4 and have 2 beers. The pizza's great, worth every penny. They have deals everyday. Goto Mc'Donalds and sneak in your liqour if you can't afford a great dinner with drinks.

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Deer Garden Restaurant3610 Westwood Street, Port Coquitlam
consistently solid food
By mrsjorge of vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 5:30pm [Dine in]

I've been reading the reviews on dinehere for many years and have always meant to do my own reviews. I didn't actually get around to doing it until I had a hankering for the food at Deer Garden and really wanted to write a review after eating there.

This is the typical Chinese restaurant, wave the servers down, dinners come with free soup, rice and dessert. What makes the value "outstanding" to me are the food portions, and the fact that every dish we've tried is consistently good. Our family favourites are the sweet and sour pork ( to the chagrin of my very Asian parents :) the eggs and prawns, and of course their curry beef brisket. In fact, there is a funny story that I can recall about a year ago, this older Chinese lady came into the restaurant with her ceramic casserole dish and lid, told the server she wanted the dish filled with curry beef brisket as she was going to a pot luck, and she was going to tell people that she made the dish at home herself! Hubby kept on whispering to me that she was "cheating", as I tried to ssshh him lest she give him the "dim mak" aka death look, that all older Asian ladies have perfected!

Compared to the other authentic places such as Kirin, I think Deer Garden has pretty good value and food.

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Gillnetter Pub, The1864 Argue St, Port Coquitlam
Outstanding view
By fortfraser of Tri-Cities (21 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 15, 2009 - 6:26am [Dine in]

I've been a regular here for years.
The draw, IMHO, has always been the patio and river view.
This is a friendly pub; I've never witnessed a fight or a 'gang' element.
They offer some outstanding daily features; the Friday halibut & chips is outstanding.
Sunday brunch is very popular.
Great selection of beers on tap.
Friendly servers.
I agree with other reviewers as to a few problem spots on the menu (getting homogenized like so many other pubs). I used to love the nachos at the Gillnetter, and they were a great value. Not anymore! - crappy cheese and small quantity of toppings (skip the view and go to the John B for nachos).

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