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Port Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
Went for the AYCE , small selection but reasonable price
By Huge of Surrey (139 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 9:02pm [Dine in]

Went here with the family and a friend and her son. We all had the all-you-can-eat except for my friend's son. He had some fish pakora. The all-you-can-eat selection was small to say the least. For the salad side there was garden salad and dressing but when you come to an Indian restaurant you usually go for the tasty meat dishes with high calories sauces. There was tandoori chicken, butter chicken and curry chicken and then there were the cauliflower in curry and a few more non-meat indian dishes. When you look at the buffet it does not look that great in selection. The naan was usually gone and you had to wait 15 minutes for them to replenish the container. The food tasted pretty good considering it was AYCE. I had better at other indian restaurant but for $10.99/person I am not complaining. So if you enjoy the common favorites indian dishes, and want to have AYCE, then this is a decent place for that. But if you want something more unique, then I suggest you order off the menu or go elsewhere.

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Donair Town2652 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
USED to be my favorite place to eat
By fox44 of Poco BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:26pm [Take-out]

This place used to be great when Sam was there. I would go a couple times a week and would drive far out of my way to stop there. I went there to grab dinner tonight and was terribly disappointed. According to the lady Sam no longer works there. I ordered a super beef donair for my self and a beef plate for my girlfriend. The super beef donair was smaller than the regular donair used to be and they skimped on the sauces and veggies (except the lettuce, it was mostly lettuce when I ate it). I asked for the beef plate with no Greek salad and just extra rice like I have always ordered it and that was met with much anger even though rice would have cost less for them than the salad. When I asked for a few onions on the beef plate I was told it was now extra even though in all the pictures of the beef plate on their menu they were stacked with veggies. I also found there attitudes to be terrible and they were rude to everyone that I saw them deal with while I was in there. Its to bad its not what it used to be, but its there loss I will take my $13.84 plus tip a couple times a week somewhere else.

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Sky Dragon Restaurant1538 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Hands down worst chinese food ever
By rabbitbaby of North Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 7:23pm [Delivery]

Ordered from "Sky Dragon" for the first time tonight while dogsitting. This is absolutely the worst chinese food I have ever had. We ordered combination dinners, eggrolls and crispy wonton. The food was cold, slimy and completely lacking in any sort of flavour or seasoning and the chow mein had chopped chicken loaf on it. How low budget can you get. I've had better chinese food at the mall. Also the eggrolls were iffy, couldn't determine what was in them, some sort of meat? Yuk! I really love chinese takeout and this has spoiled it for a while.

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Starbucks1470 Prairie Ave, Unit 1480, Port Coquitlam
Great Service, Overpriced Food
By ACustomer of Poco BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 5:29pm [Dine in]

I've visited this Starbucks several times, as a treat to myself. I can't really afford their fare very often but when I can I like to visit this one. Their service is excellent - one time when the debit machine was down they even gave me my hot chocolate on the house. The staff are always friendly to me, and like to have a short conversation if it's not too busy - I see them greet their regulars with enthusiasm.

As can be expected of most chain restaurants, the food and drinks often don't live up to the branding. I find Starbucks chai lattes a bit watery, and the regular coffee is usually swill, although I don't mind the blonde roast. I like the salted caramel hot chocolate and the caramel apple spice best. The seasonal drinks are often a smidgen better (especially around Christmas) - the only food I find consistently worth what you pay are those huge ginger molasses cookies, if you can get a hold of one. Their size makes the price worth it and they're oh so tasty.

The place is always clean and tidy, and the decorations give it a nice atmosphere. The only downside is it's a bit small. It's a great place to go alone or in a small gathering (2-4 people).

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Pho TNT2581 Mary Hill Road, #106, Port Coquitlam
Some questionable business practices going on
By k-dawg73 of Burnaby (67 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 2, 2012 - 4:50pm [Dine in]

Went here a few weeks ago with the family. This had become our go to viet restaurant in the tri-cities since moving to Coquitlam several months ago. The food was still good. My wife had a bun bowl (rice vermicelli with lemongrass pork). The bowl is quite large, with a lot of meat which is well marinated and very tasty. I had my usual large bowl of pho dac biet (assorted beef). It was okay, not as good as it normally is as the broth seemed kinda watered down and too sweet tasting. One thing I noticed is that they raised the price on the pho. A large bowl used to be $6, which is quite a steal for what you got. Now the price has been crossed out and pencilled in at $7. That's quite a large jump in price, more than what one would expect for inflation or rising food costs. 25 or 50 cents, maybe, but a whole dollar? That price reflects Van/Burnaby, not Poco.

What is really suspect is the cook/owner will come out and do the bill when you pay at the till. Your bill shows which # you ordered, ie #1, #14, etc, but with no prices next to it and no total. She will then add up each item, with the hst already included on her calculator and show it to you, but doesn't actually write it down on the receipt or even give it to you. Some people will just pay the bill and then add tip on top of that amount 10 or 15%. I normally calculate the tip BEFORE taxes, not after it. If you aren't aware, you will tip on the 12% hst in the food. It may not be a big deal to some people, but to me, that is just wrong. Food is still decent and I'll probably be back, but something definitely seems fishy with the books.

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Pho TNT2581 Mary Hill Road, #106, Port Coquitlam
Review Update
By DonCam of Maple Ridge, B.C. (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:59am [Dine in]

Since finding this place a couple of years ago, my SO and I have been coming here once or sometimes twice a week. The pho is delicious and the service is better. We have tried a number of pho restaurants in the area but the food quality here keeps us coming back. The chicken pho uses grilled - not boiled - chicken which greatly enhances the taste.
The service is friendly and warm, even the cook comes out to schmooze with the guests from time to time. As the tables are limited, lunchtime fills up very quickly. The food is out in minutes and servers come to check on you frequently but not annoyingly so. An average pho lunch for two, with tip and tax, is under twenty dollars.

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Hon Sushi2755 Lougheed Hwy, #29, Port Coquitlam
Yum! Im stuffed.
By i♥food of coquitlam (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

This is my favorite fast food sushi place. Fast and fresh! I love their asparagus avacado roll. I go there about every 2 weeks and it is one of the Sushi places my son loves. Affordable and delicious!
This place has no ambiance but is a great place to eat and great for take-out.
They have some good deals on lunch boxes but I prefer the straight sushi.

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Donair Town2652 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
What happened to my favorite place?
By ShaunnaP of Port Coquitlam bc (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 7:15am [Take-out]

What happened to this place? My husband and I have been a once a week visitor since they opened. The last two times the rice was undercooked and crunchy on the chicken plate and the rice grain has changed. We went again today and we got charged for jalapenos when it was the same way we had our plates since day one and have never been charged. They cheaped out on how much chicken we got, barely any this time, we got old ripped pitas and our hummus was lacking taste and watery! Where is Sam???? There is just some woman and kid I have never seen before who claim they are The new owners :(

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All Thai'd Up Restaurant2636 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam
Solid Take-Out Restaurant
By new2poco of Port Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 6:26pm [Dine in]

This was the second time we ordered take out from this restaurant. The curries are excellent.

We ordered:
> chicken green curry
> panang chicken (house specialty curry)
> spring rolls
> rice pilaf with coconut milk and pineapple with turmeric powder and tropical herbs
> chicken Phad Gra Prow (mostly veggies, quite small portion for $17)

We ordered medium spiciness and it was quite spicy. I recall the first time we ordered take out from here and the green curry was medium spiciness, I was surprised how spicy it was. Much hotter than what I'm used to, but we could still taste all the nuances of coconut milk and homemade curry.

My husband really liked the Panang Chicken (a house specialty). It was a red curry with peanut sauce. Very good. The chicken was not overcooked, it was perfectly tender.

I preferred the Green Curry Chicken, which had a good amount of tender chicken breast, bamboo shoots, red peppers, and thai basil.. It didn't have any eggplant though.

The Spring Rolls were delightfully crispy. They were stuffed with a lot of vermicelli/glass noodles and shredded carrot. The sauce was sweet and slightly spicy. The dipping sauce looked very homemade. Nice!

The coconut pineapple rice was a nice change from regular steamed rice. There were large chunks of fresh pineapple. Pretty good deal for $5.

I would highly recommend the curry dishes and the spring rolls. The only disappointing thing here was the bill. Our bill was close to $60, which I thought was quite high for take out. I would order curry from here again, but probably not the veggie dish, or the spring rolls (expensive at $7 for four rolls).

We also found out that their Pad Thai dish is made authentic style (not western style). It is NOT tomato based (which is westernized), it is tamarind based sauce which is made from scratch ingredients. I was shocked with it the first time we ordered it, bcs I was used to the westernized Pad Thai. We ordered Pad Thai the first time we did take out from here, but we did not order it this time around. I guess I am used to the westernized version. I also found the sprouts were overly wilted and the noodles were very small bits. I like longer unbroken noodles in my noodle dishes. It made me wonder if the noodles were made from dry rice noodles, which didn't impress me.

Overall, a solid dining/take out experience. We would order curries from here again!

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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
A Spectacular Valentine's Dinner
By firlfoodie of Coquitlam (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 12:14am [Dine in]

My soon-to-be husband surprised me with a dinner at Sushi Shelter on valentine's day. All I could say throughout the meal was "SPECTACULAR". I have never been treated like they did anywhere else, well, at least not in the suburb area. This was also the first I have been here, so I was surprised my hubby was confident about this dinner which you had to make reservation beforehand to receive the special menu for the evening. It was 7 course meal plus a drink for each person for $70, at first I thought it was a bit expensive cause I would think all courses would be appy size for this kind of price. Then I was so wrong that I promised myself I would bring everybody I know to here. 7 huge dishes that we couldn't even make half way through. The most I love is the fusion trio that includes three fantastic rolls. My favorite would definitely be the tropical thunder with mango sauce. Hmmm... it's like sushi roll/dessert which was full of flavor. Then the seafood with rice was full of aroma which makes my hubby drool like crazy.(he finished the whole thing) Its like this entree with morocco tanjine container. I found it very interesting since I preferred myself as an open-mind person. So far down the menu I admire the creativity of the chef very much. Well, the lobster tail within the menu really makes me realize they actually care about the food. My my... Overall it was simply amazing to see how the chefs create the dishes and care so much that it touched my heart and satisfied my tastebuds and not make our pocket bleed all at the same time. Enough said.

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Sparta Greek Taverna2232 McAllister Ave, Port Coquitlam
Best Greek food in town
By ffs of Port Coquitlam (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 2, 2012 - 8:17pm [Dine in]

Though the menu is a tad pricey....the food more than makes up for it. The portion sizes are huge and the food is fresh! They have an excellent home-made salad dressing and fresh food. Great lamb and spanekopita and who can go to Greek without some flaming Saganaki?
We love to go there on special occasions.

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Rainbow Butterfly2850 Oxford Street, #1, Port Coquitlam
one of the items tasted like spam
By pete1913 of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:38am [Dine in]

we went here for the first time on the weekend, it was crowded but got a table within minutes. We ordered 4 dishes including siu mie (steamed pork dumplings) they looked good, texture ok but when we bit into them the flavour was very simiilar to SPAM, I don't mind fried spam or the occasional fried spam sandwich but not with dim sum. We both thought they mixed the pork mixture with spam or maybe they put some ingredient into it that tasted like spam? We also had the steamed prawn roll up (lots of shrimp and delicious) steamed spareribs (a good sized portion), prawn toast (which was covered with sesame seeds, we weren't crazy with that dish) Cost was average. maybe we'll try some other dishes next time and see if the siu mie tastes different the next time, if it doesn't we won't be returning....

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Waves Coffee House2755 Lougheed Hwy, #31A, Port Coquitlam
Bad Waves
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 3:42pm [Dine in]

Some Waves are good. Some are not. This one is not. I have tried the baked stuff a few times for my kids and they say they always look way better than they taste. They say no thanks now if I ask htem if they want anything.

I ordered a caramel machiatto. It tasted burnt, watered down and had no caramel. Even when I questioned the guy behind the counter "yes yes, Caramel machiatto". My daughter's hot chocolate had funny tasting milk and was very weak as well. Never again at this location. Plus, I thought there was free wifi? Is that not what their name is, I opened up my phone and no free sites came up.

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Amigo Pancake House2228 McAllister Avenue, #102, Port Coquitlam
Amigo > IHOP
By lieutjoe of Pitt Meadows (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

Ma and Pop shop in a quiet part of PoCO.

Service is super friendly.

Tons of regulars kept on flowing in, even on a weekday morning -- almost all known by first name by the server.

It was my first time here, but pleasantly surprised by the quality of the breakfast for a super cheap price ($6 came with two eggs, three sausages, 3 pancakes, and ever flowing coffee).

Ambiance is nothing to rave about, but that's part of the charm.

I'd definitely come back here again and bring friends.

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Wilbur & Sabastians Bistro2020 Oxford Connector, #203, Coquitlam
OK Place
By pamazon of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 1:31pm [Dine in]

The menu choices are not bad and they offer a lot of gluten, soy, dairy choices as well as ribs. The prices were reasonable. In spite of this, we were not impressed. The ambiance was cold and not cozy at all, not helped by the temperature that was freezing. Every table had their coats on.

The food was just ok. We ordered pork and beef ribs to share, but all the food was lukewarm and the sides had no flavor. I was excited to have their smokey molasses baked beans which they serve as a side. In addition to being cold, they were flavorless and watery. The coleslaw also had very little dressing, so it was dry. The ribs themselves were tasty, but not hot. On a good note, we thought the home-made tortilla chips were good and my husband said that the cornbread was good (although served cold), but be warned that it does have wheat in it.

I had intended to come back to try many other items on the menu because I am a gluten-free eater and I appreciated the effort in that area. However, I did not have a good experience and I will not be back.

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Polonia Deli2336 Marpole Ave, Port Coquitlam
Amazing food at a great price!
By Pixienik of Coquitlam Centre (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 5:40pm [Dine in]

My husband and I were searching for a local diner/deli for a refreshing lunch. We initially went to Inno, but they do not provide a dine-in option (no tables & chairs). My husband and I then went next door to Polonia and while the restaurant was empty and decor on the kitschy side, we decided to give it a chance. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food delicious. The deli carries authentic polish meats and cheeses and the homemade borscht was to die for! I emptied the bowl and vowed to try making borscht at home. We both left with a smile on our faces and will certainly return. The $15 price tag for 2 sandwiches (freshly made), a big bowl of borscht, a polish donut and a soda, can't be beat!

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Namaste Indian Restaurant2883 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Take it from me.
By grubinspector of Lower Mainland (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 10:27pm [Take-out]

I would like to put my 2 cents out there, I read the other posts regarding this restaurant but decided to give it a shot despite the last couple of posts. It is close to home and I didn't feel like driving too far but we were craving indian. I was second guessing myself on ordering take from this restaurant solely based on the previous reviews.

Then my wife said to me "not everyones tastes are the same; we can't go off of other peoples reviews" reluctantly I went ahead and ordered take out from here, I have to say the order took a little longer than i thought BUT was worth the wait. I waited approx 40 mins and I knew this was no fast food restaurant so waiting wasn't an issue. The hosts were very pleasant, and gave me water while I waited. I noticed how the staff interacting with other customers; noticing the positive responses from others and the first name basis the customers knew the hosts.
I knew rite away this place MUST have good food. Why else would people come back ? further more care to know and talk to the hosts the way they did.

My order finally came out and couldn't wait to get home (butter chicken, lamb curry, veg pakoras, rice, and 2 garlic naan) Gotta say WOW AMAZING......We were both pleasantly surprised as to how good every dish was. We have had indian at various other Indian restaurants around the Try Cities but I must say none can even come close to Namaste.

I can understand anyone reading my review can say this person might be out of his mind considering the previous reviews. BUT at the same time no two people will ever have the same taste buds. So I suggest everyone and anyone to give this place a chance for your self before you judge based on previous and or for that matter MY review .

I know on these kinds of posts rarely do people post comments on positive experiences, rather would go out of there way to post negative comments. That is human nature. rarely acknowledge the good but always highlight the negative.

Enjoy Namaste

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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
Not worth it!!
By RHA of Port Coquitlam (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:38pm [Dine in]

We went there for our Valentine dinner early on Sunday. The place seemed nice and clean, we were seated right beside a large table with 4 children which was unpleasant with the crying. There were other tables available no where near them but for some reason they felt the need to cram us right beside them, we left our kid at home to have a nice quiet dinner. The service was subpar only the water glass was filled in a timely manner. Drinks took 15 minutes after ordering, dirty plates were left until the next course came. This place was not even busy and our entree's took 60 minutes we just about got up and left. Lets go over the food we ordered calamary to start and souvlaki and baby back ribs for mains. Our greek salad was served first which was blan and the feta had no pieces bigger than a sesame seed. The calamary was tasteless and a let down. The mains finally arrived my baby back ribs were hard to describe except for they were like they were steamed to mush then overly seasoned from a shaker then grill for 2 minutes they were terrible. My wifes beef and prawn souvlaki was extremely small about one ounce of beef tasty enough and the prawns were dry. The rice pilaf was really over seasoned, the potato was ok but only half of a small potato and the green beens were good. When I asked for the bill this took 15 minutes and if it was a minute longer I was leaving without paying, when are some of these people going to realize that if they don't bring the bill in a timely manner or they will not get paid and I will walk out. I don't understand some of the reviews listed below. I will never return here even though I have entertainment book coupons but even at half price it is still not worth it.

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Waves Coffee House2627 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
going downhill
By rickard of coquitlam bc (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 5:36pm [Dine in]

waves coffee is so much better than its competition s buckies, but this location in poco has the worst food. it is all old stale and not fresh . the banana loaf used to have generous sized peices aand tasted fresh . now the pieces are sliced too thin and taste stale . hopefilly it will improve before they lose all their customers

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Happy Chinese Restaurant3266B Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
huge portions
By rickard of coquitlam bc (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 5:22pm [Dine in]

the restaurant seems so clean that you could eat off the floor but the restaurant is very cold inside. a mistake to eat in there and the service is not too great. the portions are generous and they do not skimp on the meat . the flavor is okay , but i question the freshness of the vegetables . the broccolli and cauliflour looked really old and the carrots were not fresh and tasteless . but it is definately worth a try as it is one of the better chinese restaurants in port coquitlam

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