I have been here a few times and have tried some of their combo specials, appetizers, and special rolls. The portions are big and well worth what you pay for, which is probably why I keep coming back. The freshness of the raw fish and seafood is decent. The quality of the food is good for the price you pay. The waitress (also probably the owner) was nice and asked us how everything tasted and if we needed anything else politely. The decor of the place is pleasant and it seems like they put a lot of money and effort into decorating the place so it looks like an authentic japanese restaurant.
They have free delivery (for north poco) if you order more than $25 and if you pick up a $25+ order you get free gyoza and edamame. They have some really good $10 or less combos, which are only posted on the restaurant windows. They have a large selection of special rolls (15+).
I was very pleased to get a table for an early New Years Eve dinner. The service was excellent and almost a little too fast! The food was cooked perfect and nicely seasoned! Even my ex-wife was satisfied!!! Even's my daughters plain pasted tossed in oil and cheese was perfectly cooked. I will be back. Only thin g I did not like was the coffee.
A favorite of most of my buds, Earls is a delightful place! Their menu is available online and everything is always available, it's too bad that they are sooo expensive we cannot go more. But of course we men know the value is there. And I didnt want any kidz around and there were none around. This was after Christmas and I had my bonus so we headed out to enjoy once again. My meal this time consisted of two large pieces of tender crusted fish, salad, and I ordered beer. I was not hard pressed to eat it all. The service was fast and professional, and the ladies were in short short skirts that we love. My meal cost about $27 without the tips of which I like to leave a lot because the waitresses are just so thin, tall and friendly. 15% all the way. I will be back, definitely!
I have been a regular here for quite some time and I absolutely love the food here. I especially love the butter chicken and the Namaste naan- AMAZING. The service is always super-friendly. I especially recommend the lunch specials as I think they are great value since they include the naan and the rice. I have eaten in numerous times (have taken my kids too as they love the mild butter chicken) and we also like to get take-out. Very delicious:)
Now that the Inno Bakery has been open for a year and a half I thought for sure this place would close down. It's been here forever, or at least as long I've been in Poco. I find their bread dry and tasteless and it is completely stale the next day. There's little in the way of hearty bread and no great shaped loaves mostly slice white loaves in plastic bags.
I can't comment on the deli part since I don't use it but it looks just live everywhere else that slices the prebought meat and cheeses. All the cookies and stuff are the same you can buy in any "european" stlye bakery - white from a mix. And the only good thing they used to have were th honey bran muffins, which tasted like real grammas bran muffins. Sadly no more. They now taste like they too are from a mix. Now that Inno's here I don't really see a reason to go here.
We were craving the #27 Panang Curry with salmon so headed over to the restaurant at around 7:30pm on a Friday night....and got our food at 8:45.
When we arrived we saw that there was a table of 7 that had ordered, table of 2 looking at menus, and 3 tables eating/finishing up. What we love about this place is that everything is made to order. Unfortunately, when there is a large group where each person orders a separate dish (don't they know that this is family style? Order some dishes, put it in the middle and try everything!), it slows down the process considerably. We also saw 3 take out orders go out while we were there. The table of 2 that sat just before us waited as long as we did too.
I still recommend this restaurant because I love the curry and the charm of a family-owned business with 1 server. But it has its disadvantages. Perhaps with more success and popularity (it seems popular already!), the restaurant will be able to have another server or help in the kitchen.
Definitely try the Panang Curry. Next time, I might try the All Thai'd Up Jealousy but I'm not sure if I can handle the "suicidal hot" spicyness!
This restaurant is way over priced! The food was not great and the portions
are not what we are used to for a greek restaurant. The rice was overcooked
and greasy, and the roast potatoes were mushy. The amount of tzatiki that
they give is not very much at all and they charge extra for such a little bit more.
For the prices they charge for their souvlaki you should at least get 2 skewers.
Not great at all
The location is a little obscure (near the PoCo court house below a Pizza restaurant) but the cupcakes and truffles are amazing. They taste great and are highly sought-after by our kids (since we don't often get such tasty treats that are also peanut-free). The staff and owner are very friendly. They often have small samples available (yummy). The prices may not be as cheap as cupcakes you can find at a Safeway but you pay for what you get and these cupcakes are -FAR- tastier than the ones at Superstore, Safeway, etc. So in that sense, the cupcakes are a great value!
We went in to this IHOP to get a hot turkey sandwich...had an urge for it...not on menu. Ok ordered something else. The server was terrible, young guy comes up to our table ready to order, we said yes,
my husband ordered some roast beef dinner for over 55, and got a side salad. It came and looked like
a childs plate. The salad was ok...just ok, had to walk to counter to ask him for garlic toast. And the correct
salad dressing. Then the bill came....outrageous...35.00 for the worse meal...and a charge of 4.99 for a side
salad where the lettuce smelled like it came out of a bag....Do not go here unless you want pancakes...please.
Just the kind of place Poco needed. Too bad it's in a strip mall - the ambiance is ok - but sparse and looking over the parking lot is not inspiring. The waitress that we had was ok but not all that friendly. BUT, the food makes up for it all. The veggie burger was amazing and they make their own potato chips! Not often do you get hot potato chips. The stoups were fantastic as well and the desserts although we didn't try them looked great. We will be back to try the other menu items. Main Street quality funk hits Poco.
I used to like this place quite a bit and was a regular customer. I have had a few bad experiences in the last 6 months but kept giving it a try.
I ordered for pick up tonight. I went and got the food and when she read the order back to me there was one too many rolls. She said I had ordered 3 of one type of roll when I actually ordered two. The food was already packaged up. The roll was an inexpensive one. She actually went and opened up my bag and rifled through all the boxes until she found the "extra" roll and then slid it down to the sushi guy and had him pick it out. Was he going to throw it away? Serve it to someone else? Yuk and CHEAP. I was a regular customer, she made the mistake - was it worth losing me over? I guess so. Anyway, the California roll was superfishy and the cucumber roll constisted of six minscule pieces. Other places have much better quality, value AND manners.
I walked in on a typical lunch period got service. Upon arrival I received a fairly quick greeting an seated immediately. The server seemed fairly nice and had a great attitude, however service was absolutely horrendous. I was not brought tea or setting for nearly fifteen minutes, and menus were thrown on the table. Looking at the menu, I found that prices have gone up since my last visit. I wasn't too bothered as it was only a dollar. So I continued to place my order after an irritatingly long wait, only to have the waitress run off to answer the phone.
We finally managed to place our order. Fairly simple things we ordered, some rolls and the basic combo. Once again, a near twenty minute passed before our food arrived. We dug down to our food only to be in disappointment. The spicy sauce on our roll was extemely sour and left a foul after taste. I believe however that my worst experience from the restaurant was when one of the sushi chefs began screaming at one of the waitresses while the restaurant was fairly full. I heard the waitress ask politely to not be speak to in the manner however the sushi chef continued. Not only did I feel disrupted uring my visit, I was disappointed at how the restaurant communicates with one another.
I certainly will not be visiting the restaurant again, nor would I recommended this restaurant to anyone looking for Japanese cuisine or a job. There are plenty of choices in the area.
Simply a horrible restaurant.
So we (my girlfriend and I, and a couple of our friends) went to the treehouse pub on Wednesday night, November 16. We'd heard it was open again, and had some good times there back in the day. It was pretty nice inside, and I think they renovated some stuff. Looks good! Anyways, the canucks game was on and they have a house made burger & fries, with a pint, for $10! My buddy and I had that deal, while my girlfriend tried the beet and goat cheese salad. My buddy's girlfriend tried "the coop"... more on this later... the burgers and fries were awesome! We added cheese and bacon to our burger for $3. A bacon cheeseburger, fries, and beer for $13!! (eat your heart out mcdonald's). The burger was moist, and flavourful. The meat itself tasted a little smoky, and there was definitely onion and garlic in the burger too. My girlfriend's salad was REALLY good. The goat cheese, beets, and candied pecans went really well with the balsamic vinaigrette... which I was told was also house made... very solid choice, and pretty reasonably sized. "The coop" was a chicken wrap, with peppers, olives, mixed greens, and a basil oil. The chicken was diced a little small, but there was lots in it. Very tasty too.
I asked why they have silly names for their burgers and sandwiches. "The coop" for the chicken wrap, "the range" for the beef dip,"the pond" for the salmon burger, etc... Our server (whose name I can't remember sorry, but was great!) said that the chef wanted to name the burgers and sandwiches based on things you see around the "treehouse". Hilarious.
Overall: really good. We'll be back, especially on Canucks games!
Everything about this place was "just OK". Food - edible but not memorable at all. Service - OK - nothing out of the ordinary. Value / Ambiance - neither good nor bad, just OK. The only weird part was that they put a creamy ranch style dressing on the Greek salad. I wasn't a fan, and would order balsamic / olive oil if I go back - although not planning on it right now. Life's too short to eat just average food. Kind of what you'd expect from a Greek food court place, just served on nicer plates.
I was really looking forward to trying this place, as there isn't a ton of restauarant choices in the Tri-Cities that are not chain restaurants, and I love Indian food. UGH - what a major let down.
Agree with previous reviewers that the meat dishes were terrible and overall the food was weirdly bland. We ordered the lamb curry and the eggplant bhartha. The lamb was horribly tough and dry. But the curry sauce it was floating in was even worse. It was strangely watery and had absolutely no flavour. I expect a lamb curry to be savoury and delicious, with melt-in-your-mouth tender lamb and thick rich sauce. This was disappointing in every way.
The only thing worse was the eggplant bhartha. I'm not sure it actually had eggplant in it, as all we could taste was the hard, undercooked onion that made up 3/4 of the dish, held together by an odd grey goo that I suppose was once eggplant...?!?! Really horrible.
The only enjoyable part of the meal was the naan. -- But note that none of the main dishes come with rice or naan - which I find to be really stingey - so you have to order it a la carte and pay extra for it.
We ordered this as a take-out meal, so I didn't taste the food until we got home. If we were dining in, I would have sent everything back - it was that bad.
Too bad, would have loved to make this spot a regular local hangout.
Been going to this restaurant for a few years now.
Usually with a group for birthday dinner.
Went there last month for a birthday dinner and the waitress inform us that there'll be a small fee to have our birthday cake there.
Food was great as always, then came cake time, and then bill time.
The small fee came to be $12.
Frankly if they keep applying this small fee, we'll probably switch to My Greek in coquitlam for our future parties.
What a blast! Went there while visitinig a friend who lives nearby. Walked in an found restaurant busy but not full, with basic tables and the traditional portable type buffet table. This reminded me of the Dragon Inn in Burnaby that I used to go to as a small child. The price for the smogasboard was ten something for adults and 85 cents per year for kids. Great value.
The had hot and sour and wonton soup with sliced green onion to put on it. Then there was noodles, fried rice, stir fried veggies with tons of broccoli in them(my fav) some kind of meat and veggies in black bean sauce, deep fried pork, chicken wings, deep fried wontons, and deep fried prawns!!!! Dessert was fresh fruit, cantaloupe and watermelon, some cake and 2 colours of jello. Waitress brought me a big free bowl of sweet and sour sauce when asked. Waitresses were fast, efficient and friendly even asking how everything was when we left and expressing gratitude when I told her how good it was. Quite unexpected in a place like this.
Exactly what you'd expect and for the price I was stuffed when I left. I think I ate more than my money;s worth in prawns! All of the food was hot and fresh, being quickly replenished often, It was so cool, retro and small town - I loved it. For what it is, it is the best!
I recently moved into the neighborhood and my boyfriend and I were looking for a new watering hole. When we first walked in we were optimistic. The server was friendly and was very knowledgeable about the menu. We tried the prawns first and were very disappointed, they were rubbery and had no flavour. I ordered the Beet Salad for my main and my boyfriend ordered the Mac and Cheese. My salad came out 15 minutes before my boyfriend got his dish, and it was flavourless and didn't even have a dressing on it. When my boyfriends food finally arived, it was a disappointment as well. I'm now not surprised that the pub seems to lack patrons when I walk by. Still searching for a neighbourhood pub to call my own.
This place is new to Poco, they move from Central Coquitlam because they needed a bigger location. But this restaurant is wonderful family run Bistro, and everything is homemade with a focus on using local ingredients. I am a Vegetarian and my husband is a die hard Meat-Eater. It is so hard to find a location that we can both have multiple menu options. Not only does this place offer several Vegetarian meals it also has Wheat and Dairy Free options and several Vegan meals as well. But on the swing side, my husband says their ribs are amazing! He has had both the Pork and Beef Ribs and says they are equally delicious. My husband is determined to try all their BBQ sauce options as well. He has tried several BBQ flavors so far and claims the Tequila BBQ sauce is his favorite. If you enjoy home-cooked food, good quality and value for your money, give this place a try. You will not regret it!
I love the food here. We have been many many times and it is flavourful and fresh. I particularly like the lamb curry, the naans, and the pakoras. BUT... once when we dined in the restaurant I had a big long hair in one of the pakoras. I let it slide because this can happen anywhere. BUT last night with my take out I got another short and curly hair (beard hair?) in my curry... YUCK!
I will go back, but not too impressed about this. One more chance - that's it.
Mango lassi and the chai teas are also fantastic.
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|4.||Wah Wing Restaurant|
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|10.||Deer Garden Restaurant|
|11.||Khai Thai Cuisine|
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