I have to agree with the previous poster's YUCK review. I was at Rocky Point and passed by Pajo's. I've heard people rave about their fish and chips, so decided to give it a try. Very nauseating! I'm still feeling nauseous from the grease. Luckily I only ordered 1 piece of cod, and after one bite, could not stomach anymore of it, but just picked out the fish. The fish was so tasteless I wondered if it was fish at all. No hint of fish taste! Batter usually gets greasy like that when the oil has been used too, too many times!! Pajo....keep the oil fresh! By cheaping out, you've lost a repeat customer.
My husband and I have been ordering from Basil's now for a yaar and whenever we think we want to try a new take-out retaurant, we always change our minds and go back to what we love! They have great pizzas, try the Basil's Classic, and their souvlaki dinner is a huge portion of authentic greek cuisine. it is only $12.95 and the quality is great :) This is not a dine-in restaurant, take-out and delivery only. Well worth it!
We've eaten here 3 or 4 times and every time I wonder why with so many other really good Japanese restaurants in the area. They do an okay tempura udon although one time the tempura was really soggy and extremely unappetizing. The last time I ordered the caterpillar roll, the taste was okay but there was hardly any filling, only a very merge bit of eel and they charge $8 for it! I also had the ebi mayo which was very bland, not worth it at all. The wait staff also never brought the check, even after I asked them for it twice! I would suggest going to Nagano or Sushi Mori instead.
Food: ordered cajun calamari. It was the worst calamari I've ever had. Calamari rings were tough like a piece of rubber, coating was all soggy with oil. And why do they think that cajun means a lot of coarsely cracked black pepper? Main dish was some kind of pasta with smoked salmon. Not so bad as calamari, but way to greasy and oily.
Service: Service was incredibly slow. We reserved 3 hrs for this dinner (with little kids it is a maximum that parents can allow for own entertainment ) and spent all this time and more waiting for our orders, didn't even have time for desert.
Ambiance: nothing interested. Small rooms, tightly packed with tables. Dim light, so you cannot even see what colour your food is.
Value: absolutely doesn't worth the price.
BEWARE - CHECK YOUR BILL! was overcharged for a noodle soup and double charged for a vege dish. when your waitress says there's an extra charge (or as she said "a little extra") for a substitution, does that imply that they will double the price? that's ridiculous!! also, if the dish that she is recommending is already ON the menu, shouldn't she point out the item and the cost of it for the customer to decide whether or not he/she wants it?
not only were they unapologetic, they were rude and said i was WRONG! hope they enjoy losing a customer and their $0 tip!
WORST customer service EVER!!
The bottled applejuice was nice. Otherwise, there was a whole list of little things that ticked me right off.
water tasted like sour milk
'fresh fuit' = a slice of kiwi and a slice of orange
the croissants were costco-ish
one peice of bacom on my sandwich was burnt, the other undercooked.
"their own" hashbrowns are definatley generic. Little cubes of potato that you get in the frozen packages.
very sparing with the hollandaise
blueberries in the blueberry pancakes were froze, therefore leaving the pancakes RAW in the middle, like, liquidy raw.
Safeway discount cheese
The muffin on display was from costco. Those are not hard to spot.
We got the wrong eggs benny order. Hubby is not a fan of veggies and orders accordingly, but this time he got a big hunk of tomato.
We went there in the first place because it looked like a cute place to have some brunch. Like they say, looks arent everyting. Major overhaul needed on this place and it could have the potential of a high-end bistro.
Our family went out to Joker's in Port Moody tonight for the first time and had a Caesar salad, Piri Piri pizza and Veggie Ace pizza. Everything tasted great with very interesting ingredients and unique flavours. Friendly service, decent prices. Just 6 counter seats inside – so next time I’ll pick-up or have delivery.
I definitely recommend this place.
From the outside, this place doesn't look like much. We were one the first people to arrive that night which was a bit concerning as it's nice to see other diners in a place that's new to you. Inside, it's filled with what definately is an eclectic array of items; everything from paper mache pigs to the Mona Lisa to lots of interesting lighting. The manager is great as is very upbeat with detailing specials and wasn't overly attentive which was great. The flaw is that the butter which came swirled in it's own little dish with a nice basket of yummy bread wasn't really butter; tasted more like margerine or was old as very oily instead of buttery tasting. I had the soup of the moment which was an Italian beef and white bean concoction. BF had the chowder; both were great and filling. We had noticed KANGAROO on the menu which neither of us had before. It was absolutely delicious with a sweet berry sauce which he scraped every bit of off the massive plate that it was served on, with creamy mashed potatoes and vegetables. I had the seafood hotpot which was beautifully presented in a large square glass bowl. Although it was hard to eat the vermicelli that it was served upon, the broth and seafood were both delicious. It's a large portion that I couldn't finish and would have taken home, but the server didn't ask if I wanted it to go and I forgot to ask; oh well. We had also asked this same server what was in the berries on top of the roo and she went to ask as she didn't know but never came back and told us the answer. No problem at all with the Entertainment card and we would have paid full price at this place if we go again; the food is that good.
I love the food at Mama Rosa's Its great and huge portions. Staff can be rude or slow but I still enjoy the food. Good job!!! I especially love the clams in tomatoe sauce and the ribs are good if they have them. The veal is lovely and the fresh vegtables are to die for and the lasagna is scrumpeous. The tiramisu is so incredible that I never feel guilty when I order it. Rosa has always been great to our family and she loves kids! MIne always get a special treat and we arent celebraties. I just love going, its a great adventure and a wonderful time each time we go
I went here with my mom for lunch - what a huge disappointment due to the horrible customer service we received (and I have heard from others we are not alone in this but as we like to give the benefit of the doubt, heard the food was good and the location convenient, decided to try it out). It's not often my mom and me get the chance to go out for lunch together so what a huge disappointment this was to be treated so poorly and ignored by our waitress. We arrived at 1:45 and were told by a very impatient and rude server that we would be their last call as they closed at 3 (um, yes, ok, 1 hour and 15 min away?!) She was in a rush, abrupt, rude and unfriendly. We ordered bento lunch box specials, which arrived quickly and were delicious. Right after we received our meals, she brought us the bill, slapped it on the table and said we could pay up front! Tea was cold and she never reappeared to refill it, I got up and searched for her to ask (beg) for water and tea refills. We had lots of food leftover and decided to take some of it to go, we were given a styrofoam container to pack ourselves! We finally tracked someone down to pay for our meals and this is the very first time ever in my life I have not left a tip - I have received bad or mediocre service before and may have tipped poorly but this was the very first time ever where I felt so unwelcome and treated so rudely that no tip was left whatsoever. I guess they must not need the repeat business as they are in Newport Village so maybe they got a lot of traffic? I have already told my husband and two friends how awful the service was and Im sure my mom will do the same, how stupid of them to run a business this way, you send two people away upset and by the end of the week, 20 people will know about it easily! Needless to say, I will never go back or recommend this place to anyone, even though the food was quite good, I don't feel good spending hard earned money somewhere its not appreciated.
Like so many Chinese restaurants out here..this one again dissapoints.
The food is the same as every other Chinese place. And coming from a place where it's much better, I can't be anything but sad that the quality & quantity here are beyond aweful.
Either too sweet, too greasy, greedy on the meat, or just plain flavourless.
Port Moody is home to a community that is small, has diverse yet fine tastes and is unique in character. It is the City of the Arts, proud of its creativity.
Joker's Pizza embodies those same traits.
When you look at their menu, you won't see many topping combinations you recognize. Each original is unique and exciting, begging to be tried! Pizza that is creative and fresh, fusing international flavors with the homemade, hand tossed dough. Each one of Joker's Originals are a work of art that will please any palette. And for those not so adventurous types looking for standard favorites, order away because they'll make those too!
It doesn't stop there. Jokers has original Pasta that will surely please.
Ordering for delivery or take-out is always easy (cash/credit/debit at the door) and always comes with a customer pleasing smile. The cost is great too, cheaper than the factory franchise places. Gourmet pizza and pasta at family prices!
Give Joker's a shot at earning your loyalty today. It's something they're good at!
We have both dined in and taken out the food at Little Thailand. On both occasions, the food was hot and delicious. As for service, it was nothing exceptional. The server was not rude, she asked us all the appropriate questions in a timely manner but seeing how we were the only patrons there, it just wasn't memorable. I'm not asking for a show or excessive friendliness, but some jovial banter would be nice.
The only con is the portion of rice. A "large" is hardly enough for my husband and I. Even when you take away the food, the portion is still pretty small; in fact so small that we even had to make more rice at home.
The restaurant is small and the decor is alright. I would guess that it had about less than 15 tables so I can see it getting busy. But whenever we drive by, it's not busy at all.
The price is less than Chada Thai and it's closest competitor would be All Thai'd Up in Port Coquitlam.
Overall pros: delicious food, 10% off on Take Away, free parking, safe area.
Our server could barely pronounce Pad Thai (in fact we weren't even sure what she said) and the dish I got wasn't Pad Thai. It was okay tasting but not Pad Thai. Our server seemed completely out of it and thankfully we saw very little of her. Wouldn't go there again.
I recently went over to Rodos with my wife and must say the there was an improvement from the last time we were there(4 months ago).
Our entrees came as ordered and we did enjoy our meals. However, the other things were still the same with Frankie singing his songs as usual. It just seems odd to have a karoake singer in a Greek Restaurant. Belly Dancing would be appropriate- but not Karoake. Overall, food was good and service was acceptable.
I tried their pizza after i tried one of the poorest pizza shop in area,and complaining about their food to my friend and he suggested me Jokers,he said its really good,but i couldn't even imagine what i had.
i tried one of their pizza called Angus.(cappicolo,roast beef and fried mixed mushroom)the pizza was finished with peppercorn sauce that gives it a unique taste.i never seen or heard all these pizza in their menu ,so unique and tasty.
100% the best i ever had and i suggest it to every one since they have different pizza for different tastes.hope they stay there and keep the quality.
what a cute little bistro...the sandwiches are overpriced and the bread is not fresh and you get a little side of potato chips..this is to be expected when they do not have a restaurant kitchen. the girls that work there try to be nice, but are very loud to each other and do not look to clean. this place could be a hidden gem if more people would give it a try then perhaps the food would be a little more fresh.
We happened to be in Port Moody yesterday evening and a friend recommended Joker's Pizza which was around the corner from there home. So we popped by and ordered the Evil Beef (Spicy beef, onion, Italian sausage & tomato sauce). The menu clearly stated 'this is a thin crust pizza' (for those of you that complained about thin crust) which I don't normally care for but thought we'd try it anyways.
I saw they have certificates on the wall from a couple of culinary institutes (don't see that often) and they've apparently won a medal of some sort for culinary excellence. I also noticed the large mixer used for making the pizza dough by hand. When I ordered the pizza they hand pressed the dough and made it on the spot. They had a few orders ahead of mine so I waited about 25 minutes for the pizza - definitely worth waiting for!
It was a spicy pizza but the spice was more about the flavour than the 'heat'. Having grown up in Vancouver where there seems to be a pizza place on every corner THIS IS THE BEST PIZZA I'VE EVER HAD IN CANADA! I've already told about 9 people about it since last night, and I'm going back there from North Vancouver with a buddy of mine just so we can experience the flavour again. Definitely a gold mine to have found this place...gold mine...right next to the Golden Spike Pub... ;)
I've been to Rosa's a few times with a co worker who just adores this restaurant. I personally don't get it, I enjoyed the food but it wasn't anything spectacular. The service is just horrible. You can get away with that if your food makes up for it, it barely does. I thought I was the only one that thought Rosa was rude, but I'm not surprised to see that it's not just me. I feel that she saves all her excitement and good manners for wealthy people and local celebrities. I was there when someone that she preferred came in and her attitude was completely different, I've never seen her speak to anyone so lovingly or politely. Not all of her staff is that bad, some are friendly. But as long as Rosa is the way she is, it won't make much of a difference. My friend argued that these people are on their feet all day and you can't expect them to be cheery, A LOT of restaurants have staff that are on their feet all day and they still are friendly and inviting. I've had rude customers yell and curse at me , but you still have to treat every diner as if they were the first of the day.
This was just my experience though.. others, like my friend, just adore Rosa's.
I have been to this restaurant several times, and just when you think your expectations have been set, the staff, food, and environment continue to exceed your expectations. My first few times there, I had gone with some friends and family, I had used my entertainment book card and had no problems and no fusses. The management team was extremely friendly, and the server had enough confidence that she could have convinced me that I was the president of a small country. Another time I took a first date there, calling in beforehand and making a reservation of course, and I told the staff I'd like the most romantic table in the house, and they purposefully did not sit anyone near us the entire time we ate. When they gave us our bill, they comp'd a bottle of wine and asked if it was ok for tjem to seat people in our area.
For anyone going with a small group of people, ask to be seated in the tent area, it is extremely romantic, private, and a great place to hold any business or birthday funtion.
I just went there for new years and had a FANTASTIC time. The three course meal was mouth watering....The ambiance was great as well as the caliber of people in attendance. This might not necessarily be the best place to bring your small child too, but is probably the best fine dining restaurant I have been to in years! Imagine a trendier Mortons, at half the price, with a more personable staff.
|1.||Rosa's Cucina Italiana|
|2.||Boathouse Restaurant, The|
|4.||Saint St Grill|
|5.||Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian|
|7.||Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge|
|8.||Lougheed Wonton Restaurant|
|11.||St. James's Well|
|12.||Gourmet Chinese Restaurant|
|13.||Rodos Kouzina Mediterranean Grille|
|14.||Pajo's Fish & Chips|
|15.||Golphis Steak & Lobster|
|16.||Joe's Atlantic Grill|
|19.||Nagano Japanese Restaurant|
|20.||Sango Japanese Fusion Reataurant|