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Port Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
fusion is fun - Why bother with the all you can eats?
By Foodfor2 of Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

We've been three times to this restaurant so I'll keep most of my comments to the most recent evening out. We've decided not to go to the all you can eat restaurants in the Tri Cities anymore as this place ends up being the same price for much better quality food that's amazingly presented. We order separately but eat off of each others plates so we end up having lots of different items.

We're greeted warmly upon entering every time. The place has quite a few neat things to look at if you like vintage items. Service is fine especially since this last time, the server didn't yell out our orders so that the whole restaurant could hear like the other server had done on our previous nights out to this place. It's a small place, but this is my one peeve about this place.

Yes, they don't have nigri sushi, but big deal you can get that anywhere. What they do have is beautifully presented fusion rolls that no one else around does have. This time out we had gomae, miso soup, super shelter roll, snoopy roll and gyoza. I can't say enough about how well they do on the presentation of the food items with lots of fruit garnishes. I did have the tagine one time here and found it bland, but every other item I've had has been delicious. They also give you suckers at the end in a small vase, which even though we're not with kids is very cute.

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Kebob House, The2865 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Great food & value
By paulw of Surrey (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

Great value. I usually go here once a week. Only complaint is that the food can be bland. They need to offer some sort of sauce with the rice (Even a small dip size order of yogurt or hummus). No other complaints. I am very satisfied with my meal but I'm thinking of buying hummus from IGA and bring it in myself lol.

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
I love this place
By waud of Port Coquitlam, B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 4:39pm [Dine in]

After dining at SS101 for the past few years, I always find myself coming back here. I love sushi and Japanese food, so I always try new places. Every time, I find myself always choosing SS101 over any sushi place. It is in a perfect location. A hidden gem in Port Coquitlam. The service is great, the servers are young but they are professional and attentive and kind. The chef is amazing - great presentation, flavours and overall quality. I have been here so many times and I have never left feeling disappointed! I would recommend any dish with their spic sauce. All of their sauces are made in house - and their spicy sauce is my favourite (I usually opt out of spicy food)! I will always recommend SS101 to my friends and family!

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Orrange Kitchen & Bar1125 Nicola Ave, #111, Port Coquitlam
Too Noisy!
By Jem26 of Tri Cities (7 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

This place is so loud the noise of people's conversations is louder than the TV's or music! You cannot talk to a person at your table without yelling. The menu is terrible. No suitable appetizers so we settled for wings and fries. (Vaporized vinegar on the fries--no big deal--very little difference to regular fries) The main course menu doesn't offer much either. Our group had the Beef Wellington, Yorkshire Beef Dip and the Angus Sirloin. All the food was good, but nothing to rush back for. When we got outside our ears were ringing. We won't be returning.

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Wah Wing Restaurant2748 Lougheed Highway, #207, Port Coquitlam
average different tasting dim sum
By pete66 of coquitlam (56 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 5:49pm [Dine in]

We came here for dim sum today for the first time. Its a small restaurant, not too many tables. Waited about 15 mins for a table for two. Sat down and it took awhile for someone to take our order. They don't have dim sum carts here so you just tell the waiter what you want. It seemed to take a long time to get our first dish which was deep fried shrimp spring roll. you get 4 halves of shrimp filling and something that looked like seaweed inside the roll. it came piping hot but was just average. We also had the pork siu mi which had some diced Chinese mushroom mixed in the pork filling and something which tasted like dried salted fish mixed in which we did not care for as regular pork dumpling usually just has shrimp or shrimp/pork inside. We didn't care for the piece of shrimp on top of it either. We also had the steamed black bean/garlic pork spareribs which were really average tasting and not authentic. The mini sticky rice (3) were a pretty decent size and tasted okay.. Overall the average price was about $4.25 per dish but due to the extremely slow service and weird taste/texture of the food, we will not return....

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Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre, The2616 Shaughnessy, Port Coquitlam
I don't get the reviews
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 8:39am [Dine in]

Really, I don't get it. I guess perhaps because this is a restaurant review site and maybe people are reviewing the food? The food was tolerable. The salmon and pasta were at least edible. The steak was like a shoe made into pot roast! It was NOT a steak. The dessert was ok but not memorable because I don't even remember. It couldn't be because of the drinks because despite having 4 I could not taste the alcohol nor did I even get a buzz. Big money to be made there. The worst was the appetizer. The description here says "taco chips and salsa". It wasn't even TORTILLA chips and salsa it was one of those nasty anti pasta plates or whatever, with processed meat and cheese. My vegan friend was not impressed as she thought she could at least eat the "taco" chips. Most people just sent the plate back untouched

But, the reason you go I guess is for the show. So, don't bother at all. No one in my group found in remotely funny. Nor did most of the audience who tried to chuckle politely or uncomfortably? The show, while the staff had some musical talent, had no taste, or class to the point of being gross. I just spent the whole night waiting for it to be over. I would much rather take my $100 plus (per person!) with drinks and "tip" and go to a nice club downtown and listen to good music or see good improv. This is not it.

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Pantry Restaurant, The1535 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam
Winning streak ends
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:00pm [Dine in]

After my spectacular breakfast at a Pantry in Whiterock a couple of weeks ago I was excited to try this one. Winning streak for the Pantry ends at one.

Kids frech toast was bright yellow and tasteless. Adult french toast was positely burned and tasted of nothing but burnt cinnamon.

Omelette was supposed to have "roasted mushrooms" and "caramelized onions". They were neither roasted nor caramelized as they were at the other Pantry. They were just sliced white mushrooms and half raw red onion. The hashbrowns had very few crispy parts and the sourdough toast was - one piece warm bread and one piece burnt to a crisp. Andy they served that. EMbarrassing. WOrse yet, I paid for it. Who's bad I guess?

Never again.

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Gillnetter Pub, The1864 Argue St, Port Coquitlam
What a place. What a disapointment
By yasky6 of new westminster (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:18am [Dine in]

Spent the day cruising the river on a friends boat when the knock of hunger echoed across bow. The only place east of the Port Mann Bridge to tie up and grab a bite was The Gillnetter Pub, where I had been for an enjoyable Sunday Brunch a couple of years ago.

We tied up to their private dock, how cool is that, and 4 of us de-boated.....if you de plane do you de boat?
After a short wait we were seated on the patio. The place was hopping for a sunny late Thursday afternoon.

We decided we would devour the appy menu.

1 order of salt and pepper wings with a ranch dip on the side.
They arrived with no salt, no pepper and no ranch dressing.
At best they were average

1 order of dry ribs.
They were coated in some vile lemon powder. Not sure if they fell into a bowl of jello mix but these were at very best disgusting.

1 order of garlic prawns
Tiny prawns curled up in a bath of garlic butter that had the texture of a pencil eraser.

1 order onion rings.
Right out of the bag from the freezer, into the deep fryer, and to the table.
By far and away the best item we had.

1 order veggie spring rolls
Oil soaked tubes of mushy veggies. Again. from the freezer to the deep fryer. Disgusting sponges of oil.

1 order calamari
Lifeless flavourless ho hum nothing to write home about

1 order chicken flatbread.
The first thing that came to everyone's mind was... store bought frozen pizza.

1 order of souvlaki skewers.
2 skewers of burnt chewy eraser type substance. When they arrived I commented that they were burnt and the server giggled "yup they are kinda". Seriously.......you saw they were burnt when you picked them up. You saw they were burnt when you put them down on our table. We commented they were burnt. You commented they were burnt and you just left the there for us to enjoy.

$100 later we jumped back on the boat and sped away........If only the boat could have gone away from this place faster.
On the bright side the beer store has an excellent selection and the pubs washrooms were very clean.

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Orrange Kitchen & Bar1125 Nicola Ave, #111, Port Coquitlam
We will come back to Orrange
By CoquitlamKid of Coquitlam Centre (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 10:52am [Dine in]

We finally made it to the new Orrange Kitchen & Bar in PoCo behind Costco on Ottawa. The Patio is not finished but were told in time for patio season! We tried the half price wings (only three flavours, we tried two of them and ordered extra crispy lightly sauced) awesome and NOT breaded! We also tried another dish to share which was average. Our server, Jen, was great. No one came around to see how everything was which was odd for a new establishment but the place has lots of potential and space for a gathering or large groups. We'll come back and try something different on the menu which is priced on par with White Spot, Milestone's so I hope they can attract the clients away from the competition. Orrange has the potential to stay so I hope they can make the restaurant clients feel as welcome as the bar clients.

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Orrange Kitchen & Bar1125 Nicola Ave, #111, Port Coquitlam
Horrible Experience, decent food
By barcelona10 of Port Coquitlam, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 1:55am [Dine in]

My overall experience with Orrange has pissed me off. I've been excited for the arrival of this new restaurant to Port Coquitlam and have looked forward to it for a long time.
My experience began poorly when I was trying to make a reservation. I sent a message on the website, called the restaurant 3 times and left a voice-mail message without EVER receiving a reply on any occasion. I felt a complete disregard for my business. 2 days later, I called again and finally got a hold of a Manager, who apologized, took my name and said they would make sure I would have a good experience when I come in. . . That never happened.

When we arrived we were given an expected wait time, and were waiting 10 minutes over the expected time without any update from the hostesses.
Once we began eating, everything was fine and the waitress worked very hard and was always there to help.
However, when it came time to pay for our bill, the General Manager brought it, did not ask how we enjoyed everything and carelessly threw the bill in the middle of our table.
He then left 2 separate times during the bill payment process without announcing us, leaving us to just stare blankly around as we waited for him to come back. Throughout our whole interaction with him, he seemed pissed so we thought maybe he's having a stressful night. Shortly after, we started walking out and noticed him lively talking up the hostesses with a big smile on his face.

This restaurant is brand new so they have a lot to learn. However they will not go far with this type of attitude and service.

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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken1475 Prairie Ave, #101B, Port Coquitlam
If you're looking for Fried Chicken...
By Rayzach of West End, Vancouver (57 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 1:01pm [Take-out]

Once in a while I get the craving for fried chicken and head to Lee's for take out. As far as the fast food type fried chicken options in the lower mainland, Lee's is pretty good as long as you're not expecting gourmet. Not the type of place you would sit and eat but it's clean and the family that own it are very nice.

A 4 piece combo with lots of fries and gravy is about $10. The lunch combo is $8.99

Chicken:

They have a choice of Original or Crunchy Spicy chicken and I always get the spicy. The chicken is crunchy not greasy with good flavor with a little kick if you get the spicy version. Lee's chicken does not leave me feeling too full or bloated and is less salty than the other places. Overall a much better option compared to KFC or Churches in my opinion.

Fries:

The fries aren't the best but I like them better than KFCs coated fries. These get soggy with the gravy like old school KFC fries. They have other side dish options but I stick to the basics.

Gravy:

Pretty good gravy always smooth and the right amount of pepper and flavoring. Not too salty.

If you call ahead they'll have it ready for you to pick up.

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Samz2342 Elgin Ave, Port Coquitlam
Laughable sized martini
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:42pm [Dine in]

Went on a Friday night and got a seat on the enclosed patio. Quite nice. It ended there.

Waitress was not too bright. I had some kind of martini for $6,75. I measured it. It was 3/4 of an inch high in a 3 inch martini glass! I was laughable for the price. I saw other martinis filled to within an inch of the top so Idon't know why mine was so lame. It was so funny that the waitress could even serve that without being embarrassed. The worst part was that she tried to take it away when there was 1/3 left but after there wasn't much to begin with.

We had nachos and really, I have NEVER in my life anywhere in the world paid $17 for NACHOS!!! They were not even very good.

Wine was better priced than local restaurants. All in all not worth a repeat.

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Rainbow Butterfly2850 Oxford Street, #1, Port Coquitlam
Horrible Service - Use MSG
By onthehunt of Port Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:08am [Take-out]

When I walked in to pick up my order the host was alright, until I asked if I could get an extra sauce for one of the dishes. Then he appeared to get hostile. He very sharply in Chinese (with way more words than would be required to ask for a simple sauce) I assume insulted me and asked for another sauce. She then proceeded to walk past me and let one rip right behind me. Disgusting. She got the other sauce and then when I was halfway out the door, I remembered to ask how many soy sauce he put in the bag. He said there were none. When I asked for some, he stood there and glared at me for 5 seconds before going to retrieve 2. Two soy sauce for a $45 bill for dinner for 4. Ridiculous. Terrible Terrible Service!
Not to mention the food, which is laced with MSG and I can only assume food colouring, as it is bright in colour, but tasteless.
WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN!!!

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Sky Dragon Restaurant1538 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Worth it!
By Adam22 of Port Coquitlam, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 9:43pm [Dine in]

A very nice moderate deco Chinese restaurant in Port Coquitlam. With my kids for dinner, very friendly server greet us. Very clean with typical Chinese restaurant ambient. The menus maybe needs updating but easy to understand not to many items as most typical Chinese restaurant. We ordered pre set menu for $9 for 3 items on one order. One thing good about it you can chose any item you want, not like you cannot change the set like some restaurant. And the portions really generous. Overall it was worth it and we definitely coming back.

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Ruby Chinese Restaurant2228 McAllister Ave, #105A, Port Coquitlam
I will never go here again!
By cigar06 of vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8:22am [Dine in]

My wife and I made the tragic mistake of dining here recently. We were met by the most unfreindly indifferent staff I have ever run into. That should have immediately triggered a walk out. We stayed and ordered Dim Sum from a menu. It was AWFUL!! We eat Dim Sum regularly. Vancouver has some of the best in North America. NOT THIS PLACE. The Har Gow (Shrimp dumpling) completely fell apart when trying to pick them up. There was no attempt to make a proper shrimp filling. Just a few shrimp wrapped in a very loose wrapper. The flavour of the shrimp was very bad and fishy. Next we had the Sticky rice wrap. It had no flavor at all. It seemed like it was just some tasteless ground pork steamed in some rice. We added some soy sauce but this was the most salty cheap soy sauce I have ever had. We next had steamed BBQ pork buns. Again these were falling appart. When we removed the paper on the bottom the filling just fell out. We also had the Siu Mai (Pork dumpling). The pork was very hard to chew. It was some crappy grissle of pork. The taste was really bad. There were a few shrimp bits but again these tasted off and fishy. Our last item Rice bowl with chicken never arrived. After checking this finally came after a 20 minute wait. They had short cut the preparation however. It was just a bowl of plain rice with a few pieces of chicken they had boiled in plain water with some soy sauce on top. It was disgusting. Obviously they had screwed up and their solution was to rush together something that looked like a rice dish. It was inedible. We left. Our tip reflected their crap food and indifferent attitude. ZERO!!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!!

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Earls2850 Shaughnessy St, Unit 5100, Port Coquitlam
Poor value
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:33pm [Dine in]

Came in after a business meeting with a co worker. We had some wine. At over 10 a glass for the cheapest 9 oz it was pricy. I would also like the liquor inspector go in and check the volumes as the 9 oz glasses were 6 at best. I guess the 6 oz ones are 3?

We had a spinach and feta dip to share. It was $11 and consisited of 1/2 c of gloppy unattractive green hot dip with chunks of feta cheese in it. It was actually gross. It came with a few slices of thin baguette that were so full of holes, there was barely any bread.

SHe had a pasta that was very overpriced for about $20. She was very disappointed. I had the curry but subbed prawns for the chicken. It was $18 and I got FOUR miniscule prawns. They didn't even take the tails off and they were swimming in the sauce. It's so gross to have to dig though a sauce to take off prawn tails. The curry was not a typical high end curry. That would be very flavourful and rich. This was a real thin, liquidly runny Indian curry that was VERY hot. I like spicy food but I think a lot of people would find this way too much. It was not like a high end restaurant curry but a take out Indian place on Main street, where this would cost only a few dollars. It would have been fine if that's what I had wanted but it was not at all what I expected from Earls. It came with "coconut" rice which tasted just like plain basmati. No coconut I could tell. The Naan bread was good. There was no chutney or anything to make it more flavourful or upscale.

With tax our dinner came to close to $100. Way too much. I could get a much better meal elsewhere for 1/2 the price.

THe other odd thing was the number of children in there. Earls makes it very clear they do not want kids as they have no high chairs or kid's menu. There were at least 7 kids there plus a couple walked in with a new baby and no car seat and they had to sit in a booth and hold the baby. They ordered a drink but shortly after gave up and walked out. DOn't blame them. Wish I had.

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Earls2850 Shaughnessy St, Unit 5100, Port Coquitlam
Poor value
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:33pm [Dine in]

Came in after a business meeting with a co worker. We had some wine. At over 10 a glass for the cheapest 9 oz it was pricy. I would also like the liquor inspector go in and check the volumes as the 9 oz glasses were 6 at best. I guess the 6 oz ones are 3?

We had a spinach and feta dip to share. It was $11 and consisited of 1/2 c of gloppy unattractive green hot dip with chunks of feta cheese in it. It was actually gross. It came with a few slices of thin baguette that were so full of holes, there was barely any bread.

SHe had a pasta that was very overpriced for about $20. She was very disappointed. I had the curry but subbed prawns for the chicken. It was $18 and I got FOUR miniscule prawns. They didn't even take the tails off and they were swimming in the sauce. It's so gross to have to dig though a sauce to take off prawn tails. The curry was not a typical high end curry. That would be very flavourful and rich. This was a real thin, liquidly runny Indian curry that was VERY hot. I like spicy food but I think a lot of people would find this way too much. It was not like a high end restaurant curry but a take out Indian place on Main street, where this would cost only a few dollars. It would have been fine if that's what I had wanted but it was not at all what I expected from Earls. It came with "coconut" rice which tasted just like plain basmati. No coconut I could tell. The Naan bread was good. There was no chutney or anything to make it more flavourful or upscale.

With tax our dinner came to close to $100. Way too much. I could get a much better meal elsewhere for 1/2 the price.

THe other odd thing was the number of children in there. Earls makes it very clear they do not want kids as they have no high chairs or kid's menu. There were at least 7 kids there plus a couple walked in with a new baby and no car seat and they had to sit in a booth and hold the baby. They ordered a drink but shortly after gave up and walked out. DOn't blame them. Wish I had.

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Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre, The2616 Shaughnessy, Port Coquitlam
The Good, Bad & the Ugly
By Value4Money of Lower Mainland (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 9:43pm [Dine in]

This is my 3rd visit to the Giggle Dam (GD). My wife and I went recently with several other couples for a fun evening of dinner, comedy and music. Both the comedy and live music are good. I did find that a few of the skits and jokes have been recycled from previous other Dam shows.

The GD usually promotes a specific drink of the eve and boasts about their "Dam" size for best value - a triple. I ordered two of these Dam size drinks and did not catch ANY buzz. I'm not sure if this was a one-off, isolated incident, but another person at our table also complained they didn't taste alcohol in their pricey triple drink. Stick to the bottled drinks (beer; coolers) to avoid any risk of "watering down" or "frugal alcohol pouring".

As for the meal, it was so so. I ordered the roast NY steak. It was probably one of the worst steaks I've had in recent memory. However, the people that ordered the salmon seemed to like their dinners.

Live entertainment can be expensive which is to be expected. You can expect to drop about $120 per person. That includes the show, dinner, several "Dam size" drinks, tax and their suggested tip.

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Happy Chinese Restaurant3266B Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
good food, poor service
By mel c of Coquitlam (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 11, 2013 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

The restaurant is spotless, the food is so delicious and the portions are very generous.. the wifeis not friendly at all and almost rude, she cannot handle stress and if there are 2 or more orders she is a complete crab. because it is only the wife , husband and delivery person , be prepared to wait a longtime for your food. if you can stand the horrid service , it is definately worth trying !

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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
Our go-to place for everything!!
By ChefWendy of Langley & Surrey/Guilford (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:58pm [Dine in]

My husband and I have been coming here for years! Every date night, birthday, every occasion you name it! My husbands company has held their Christmas staff party here for the past 2 years. Our party usually consists of 50 people and the restaurant always does a good job of creating big long tables and re-assembling the restaurant to fit our needs. We have amazing drinks as their is usually someone always at bar on these nights. We have been allowed to play our own music, use a microphone to make announcements and enjoy a crazy belly dancer. Despite the large group, we get treated just as well and have never felt neglected. The staff themselves have been unforgettably entertaining and social with us. The owner, Pamela, always comes out to greet us and have warm conversations with us upon our arrival. I recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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