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Port Moody Restaurant Reviews
Golphis Steak & Lobster2409 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Best steak and pizza in town
By jason1985 of port moody (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 2:24am [Dine in]

Me and my wife wanted to go out for a special dinner together and we heard that Golphis has reasonable prices and great food. When we got there the service was quite good and the inside was just perfect. We ordered steak and it was perfectly cooked and probably the best steak I had ever had. Even though the place was really busy we got our food in a fair amount of time. My wife wanted to try the all meats pizza and boy was it good. We got small and they had a good amount of toppings on there. Golphis is the place to go if you want great food and big portions for a good price.

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Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Finally an Italian Restaurant thats actually ITALIAN
By MamaItalia of Coquitlam, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 7:23pm [Dine in]

I've been here at least 5 times and have never been let down.

See bottom for my list of "con's"

Here's is what we have had so far:

FOOD:

Mussels and Clams Special - holly moly this was HUGE and amazing (around $16-18) so insanely fresh and their home-made marinara sauce was on POINT!

Spaghetti Bolognese - super delicious, finally a pasta place that knows what al-dente means, I would like it if it had a bit richer red wine flavor (as that's how Nonna makes it) but the portion is huge, enough for 2 meals ($16?)

Spaghetti w/ Meatballs - Im not 100% positive but I believe they actually use the holy trinity of meats, the pasta was the same as above but the meatballs were so incredible and rich and gigantic! ($18)

Manicotti - You can tell its home made. It was baked to perfection, and like everything else here the portion was giant ($18)

Lasagna - Holly smokes they actually use ricotta cheese... HIGH 5 for Rosa!!! sooooo delicious my boyfriend orders this every single time!

Cheesecake - its an unbaked one so its very light and fluffy, definitely delicious and big enough to share.

SERVICE:

Sometimes its great, sometimes you are hunting down a server, but the food is so good its worth the risk.

CONS:

Their appy menu is tiny and boring, if they added some hot items other than a soup and prawns that would be great.

They give you free bread (awesome) but its ice cold, would be better if it was warm or toasted.

There are no reservations (which is also awesome) but this means you are waiting outside, in the COLD to be seated, I think they should get some portable heaters for those waiting outside in the fall and winter so people aren't idling in their cars.

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Joe's Atlantic Grill2410 St. John's, Port Moody
Just Like Family
By unlovetrack of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 18, 2013 - 8:05pm [Dine in]

This place is great! The owner and the staff treat you like you're an old friend, even when it's your first time there. My first time I had a BLT and the bacon was deliciously crisp, the bread perfectly toasted and the tomato fresh. They have Wi-Fi, so I've brought my computer in with me. You have absolutely got to try their chowder. I, personally, don't really like chowder, but it was the daily special along with the grilled cheese. And it was ridiculously delicious. I will definitely eat it again. To make things even better the grilled cheese was just how my grandma used to make it.

Now when I stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner I feel like I'm visiting family.

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Golphis Steak & Lobster2409 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Our weekly go to place in Port Moody
By JohnnyVintage of Port Moody (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 27, 2013 - 9:28am [Take-out]

My wife and I have lived in Port Moody for over 30 years. There are other restaurants in Port Moody that cost more and have a higher class of food but if you want a good meal for a decent cost, it's hard to beat Golphis.

We order from there at least once a week. The portions are large and there is always left overs for the next day.

I think they make one of the best Greek salads we've ever had. Their mid weeks specials are a crazy good deal.

We have never dined inside but the owner keeps asking us to. They have really jazzed it up inside and it looks great!

The only thing I don't like is the parking lot. It's too bad it's so badly paved and all busted up. I think if the owner did a new pave job, it would bring more people to dine inside. I know this wounds kinda' of weird, but it just makes the place look a little ratty. It's first impressions that matter and that is the first thing you see.

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Casa Fabesso850 Barnet Highway, Port Moody
7 courses - 4 hours
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 12:02pm [Dine in]

Reservations are mandatory at this restaurant. The chef shops daily and buys what is fresh and in season. When you make a reservation the table is yours for the evening so you can take your time and you are not rushed. There are two options – the seafood menu at $60.00 or the meat option at $55.00. Anna will ask if you have any allergies or any foods that you do not like. After that you’re in their hands there are not choices to be made either seafood or meat.

The setting is lovely. The restaurant is on the harbor where the Reed Point Marina is but there is no view from the restaurant. There are 2 rooms. We were fortunate as we were seated in the front room with just 2 tables and we had the room to ourselves until the table for 6 arrived an hour into our meal. After that it was very noisy. They play a very nice selection of music and it is not too loud.

Service was good considering they only had 2 servers for approximately 40 – 45 people. They really could have done with at least 1 more servers. The 2 servers were run off their feet, serving, mixing drinks and cleaning up. It’s just too much work to be handled by 2.

My husband went with the seafood option and I went with the meat option. It was a 7 course meat served over 4 hours. We had the following dishes.

1st course
Bruschetta with tomatoes and avocado. The seafood option with topped with an anchovy. It was served with tempura dipped sage from the owner’s garden.
This was lovely. The sage was really interesting. Although my husband does not care for anchovy he said that it really added to his dish.

2nd course
Smoked salmon with capers + octopus terrine
Roast beef with fresh arugula and fresh mozzarella wrapped in pruccuito

The salmon was delicious. The first time either of us have tried octopus and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very tender and not at all what we expected.

The roast beef was medium rare and partnered well with the arugula. The mozzarella and pruccuito was very good.

3rd course
Polenta with bacalhau (dried salt cod)
Potato wrapped in pruccuito with melted smoked cheese.

The polenta with the salt cod was okay. I’m not sure that I would order it given another option. We both enjoyed my course more. The cheese was nicely melted and the pruccuito was nice and crisp. It was a nice contrast in flavors and texture

4th course

Chilled cantaloupe soup with prawns
Purreed bean soup with crispey pruccuito

This was the least interesting of all the courses. There were plenty of prawns with the cantaloupe soup but the soup was just boring. The bean soup was on the cool side. It was very thick and just not very inspiring

5th course
Linguine with peppers and fresh water prawns
Meat lasagna

Both pastas were outstanding. The noodles were nicely cooked al dente. Both dishes had a lot of flavor. The meat lasagna was interesting as it had not tomato base but it was delicious.

6th course
Halibut and tuna fillets with grilled vegetables
Rack of lamb, grilled Italian sausage and beef with red wine sauce and grilled vegetables

The fish was served plain with no sauces and both pieces of fish were slightly overcooked.

The meat dish was good but it was a bit of overkill. I would rather have had just one order of meat and be able to concentrate on the flavor but that is just my personal preference.

7th course

Chocolate semi freddo
Mocha mousse with chocolate drizzle.

The chocolate semi freddo was a tad too sweet for my taste. The mocha mousse was frozen and almost like an ice cream. It was a good end to the meal as it was light and refreshing.

Wine prices were reasonable. We had a very nice bottle of merlot that was $47.00. The total for dinner with tax and a bottle of wine was $200.00

It was a nice evening and I would go again. Next time we would both have the meat option.

Make sure you have time for a leisurely evening.

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Kurumba Restaurant3003 St. Johns Street, #107, Port Moody
Good food and service but the place was rather empty
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (123 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 9:35pm [Dine in]

Having read some of the past reviews, I think I have to consider myself lucky. I and some friends went there for a late lunch last Saturday. When we arrived, there was only one table of guests in the entire restaurant, and they finished their meal and left halfway through our meal. Perhaps the waitress only effectively had to serve our table, service was decent. We had curry from 3 different countries, and they were all good. My friends ordered when I went to the washroom and didn't know that I couldn't take spice, so when I returned, I ordered a non-spicy Chinese dish, and it, too, was very good, although the chicken soup with corn that came with that Chinese dish was a bit on the salty side. The decor was nothing outstanding but the place was clean and neat. Given the prices they charge, I thought we received very good value for money.

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Burrard Public House, The2414 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody
Sort of hit and miss
By royalsam of burnaby (47 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 19, 2013 - 4:22pm [Dine in]

They have reinvented this place and it's a bit more upscale. The food was the usual pub grub and it was pretty good. However, like a lot of the renovated pubs, it's a bit pricey. The waitress was pleasant, pretty, very social and conversational. But she was forgetful. She got one order totally wrong, partially botched another and was not attentive. That's somewhat acceptable if they're busy but it was a slow night. Frankly, none of that bothers me too much except for the important part. Would I return? Maybe, if I was in the area looking for a beer and appy and part of the hockey game, but for an evening with a group, for dinner, with so much competition, it's doubtful.

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Rocky Point Ice Cream3082 Spring Street, Port Moody
Awesome Fun!
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 4:52pm [Dine in]

Went to the NEW Rocky point ice cream today. They now make their own ice cream on site instead of purchasing it. Fantastic new flavours lots of creative ones I've never seen in other fancy ice cream stores. They also make sundaes, shakes, floats etc. All inside and air conditioned. Prices have gone up though. But the price was fair for what you got. T

You can watch them make the ice cream from the window. One lady wasn't wearing a hair net -EW. Health dept? But, I already had mine so I was good.

Try it - the kids will love it!

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Sango Japanese Fusion Restaurant110 Brew St., #5, Port Moody
Good vs Bad
By tiptip2002 of Port Moody BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

Sango surves fancy overpriced sushi. Most of the sushi is outstanding, but sometimes you order

something that looks good on the menu and ... Lets put it this way- it looks way better than it tastes.

I would recommend the Crab Cloud, salmon and tuna sashimi, snow cap roll and miso soup, those are the best

out of my standards anyway. I would give Sango Sushi a 3 out of 5 star rating.

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Gallaghers Coffee Bar & Cafe232 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Cramped and expensive
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 24, 2013 - 1:24pm [Dine in]

Wow - paid $8.60 for two pieces of bread with a little tuna and aslice of swiss cheese. Came with 1/4c of costco greens. They also ask to make sure you want the greens so they don't waste the few leaves if you don't.

It tasted fine - like a $6 meal at MOST. The wraps were also grilled with out being asked which was kinda gross to the people in my group who ordered. Very disappointing.

They also don't make anything to order, all premade in the display case like a vending machine. Not impressed.

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Browns Socialhouse215 Newport Drive, Port Moody
I Love Browns!
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 12:33am [Dine in]

So much better than Earl's or Joey's.

WE LOVE to come here. Waitresses are always top notch. Clientelle Not so much. Could so with out the puin dudes on Fri nights. But the restaurant deals with them appropirately.

Blackend hlaibut sandwich the best.

Whole place it fun - lots on really young and old people too! It's the best

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Charlie's2517 St. Johns St, Port Moody
A great place to eat!
By motheroftwo of port moody (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 14, 2013 - 1:39pm [Dine in]

Ok, I have a confession...I used to work at Charlies. Although I am very fond of both Charlie & Islabel, Im going to give an honest review. The great thing about my review is that I have heard every from so many different customers.
First off the food. Charlie's wife Isabel is the cook & a damn good one, I might add. My favorite dish was the Enchilades Verde with Chicken. Her salsa is to die for and completely home made as are her chips & guacamole. Can you say yummy?! The Mole Poblano was a big customer favorite & I actually with shocked eyes witnessed a woman licking the plate once. OMG, right? I swear I saw it. Anyhow, we need to talk about dessert. The churros are good, but I am in love with the deep friend ice cream. It beyond good & so filling. Make sure you save room for some!! OH!! I forgot! Try the tortilla soup. Soo good!
Service is great. Im not just saying that bcs I was a server, but bcs Charlie tries very hard to speak to everyone of his customers & make them feel welcome & extend his gratitude for their business. I have heard complaints before that it takes too long to get the food. What you need to understand is Isabel is in the back making you your delicious dinner from scratch, not microwaving a soggy premade dish. She puts love & care into the dish & if you can show a bit of patience, the food is coming & is well worth the wait!
Value: I think Chalie's is well priced. There are several dishes until $15 & my favorite ( the Enchildas Verde) was...$12, I think. Its a very filly delicious plate.
Ambiance : They are tried their best with such a small place to decorate it well. They had a ton of decorations brought over from the other address, but you can only put things where you have space, right? Beautiful Sombreros, etc.
I highly recommend Charlie`s. Its so awesome to support `mom & pop` restaurants, so please check them out I know you wont regret it! :)

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Saint St Grill2514 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Fair
By motheroftwo of port moody (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 14, 2013 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend & I checked this place out bcs we had an entertainment coupon. I would only ever go back bcs we had another entertainment coupon & had to fill our bellies somewhere. Our server was nice & we had a couple laughs with her, but the food was only ok. If I remember right, I got a chicken dish with a sauce spread on it or something (I cant remember for sure to be honest) & uninteresting rice & vegetables. I didn't find it great value & was glad that I had the entertainment coupon. That said, I know other people who really like the restaurant, so maybe I hit an off day or Im too hard to please ;) If your gonna check it out, bring the entertainment book for...just in case.

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Burrard Public House, The2414 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody
A little over priced, but good overall.
By motheroftwo of port moody (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 14, 2013 - 12:49pm [Dine in]

I have been to The Burrard twice. The renovations are quite beautiful inside & the staff is friendly & polite. The food was good, but I found it over priced for what you got.. Id go back for a few beer, but I like to eat @ places with better value.

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Browns Socialhouse215 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Good
By motheroftwo of port moody (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 14, 2013 - 12:09pm [Dine in]

I've been to Browns quite a few times. I think that its a not bad place. The food is so-so priced, not cheap but not totally outrageous. Ive enjoyed my meals every time. Ill go back again, but I have to admit I go there so often due to convenience rather than love.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Don't bother
By Rob Allen of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:24pm [Dine in]

We have given this place an honest shot and each time we were less than happy. The food is okay, but overpriced. The building and location is great, but the staff is absolutely terrible. The bartender is rude and unfriendly, we have seen staff members sitting at the bar drinking with customers which we found to be entirely inappropriate. I have never gone to an establishment and seen such unprofessionalism as the chefs in uniform drinking at the bar. If you are looking for somewhere to go with better service and good food go up the street to Browns.

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Omega Cafe2929 St Johns St, #1, Port Moody
Great place
By fionas of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 7:51pm [Dine in]

So nice to find a place that serves fresh food and doesn't have a fast food feel. The service is fantastic. I can highly recommend this place if ur looking for delicious food. Can't believe how cheap the food is for what you get. It's our weekend hang out now. Oh and the donuts are made fresh each day and are yummo!!! Our favs are steak roll sandwich and the burger!

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Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
It started with a wonderful caesar salad...
By rossoliverservice of Port Coquitlam (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 1:49am [Dine in]

And as dinner progressed, the table of 3 I was at had become quiet. Each of us was taking our first bite of the pasta dishes we ordered. I had the lasagna and was at first quite surprised by how much grease was floating on top. Was the meat not drained well, or perhaps the cheeses used were more oily? Anyway, it's nothing I'm used to - and I've eaten at some of the finest Italian restaurants in North America and in Italy. I'm not denying love went into the recipes, but it was poorly executed.

One dish was a seafood white sauce canneloni I believe. This did NOT disappoint the guest who ordered it, and he did take it home with him. I tried a bit and found it was acceptable in that the seafood was fresh, but the sauce didn't do it any favours... neither did the doughey, sticky pasta which was overcooked and starchy.

We were startled by the bill, which is why I gave the "Value" a "1 - Poor". There was no value here. It was a packed restaurant... maybe the lasagna just isn't the dish to get? Anyways, I've had much better for far less. The salad was wonderful but became one of the only positive things I can reflect on during our visit to Rosa's. Rosa's came highly recommended by a sales associate at a store nearby. If their bread was fresh and hot, as it should be from an Italian restaurant, I'd go back and have their salad if they're open for lunch I guess... but I'd need to check to see if I'd be able to afford it from this spot!

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Originals Coffee2231 Clarke St, Port Moody
A cute small cafe run by lovely couple
By Gibbler of Coquitlam, BC (15 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:24pm [Dine in]

A very cute cafe run by a young couple. The cafe can be hard to find as the sign is small; it is in a heritage home so it doesn't look like a typical cafe. It's nice to support a small local business.

I've been there a couple of times. The first time, I tried the gluten free chocolate cake and tea. The cake was very good and the portion was big enough to share. The ceramic mugs are from Mexico and were custom made for the cafe. The next time I tried a strawberry banana smoothie and a veggie burrito which was big enough to share as a snack.
They also offer a selection of hot drinks including Mexican hot chocolate.

A nice place to go for a drink and snack, a quiet place to meet up with a friend, I prefer a smaller case rather than the bigger chain cafes.

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Aroma Restaurant and Lounge50 Queens St, Port Moody
Great Indian Food in Port Moody
By kwoolf of Burnaby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 11:39am [Dine in]

Love this place! It's been our go-to Indian fix since it opened in its new location in Port Moody. I believe the same restaurant used to be in PoCo. The service and personal attention from the owner is always top notch. He is very sure that you are getting what you want and is happy to make recommendations. It was on his recommendation that we first tried their vegetable Manchurian. OMG these things are luscious! You gotta try these. The Vindaloo, Korma, and Tikka sauces are spot on. You can order to your spice comfort level and, in our experience, the chef is accurate in hitting this target. I really love the Palek Paneer dish; not the most appetizing looking dish but I do love the flavour. Value is good but you'll do a bit better with portion sizes if you order take out. This is especially true of the rice which I find the portion size a bit on the skimpy side. Caesars (drink) are a bit too sweet for my taste. Still, all in all, a great place that I would have no problem recommending to anyone.

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