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Port Moody Restaurant Reviews
Jokers3256 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Very tasty!
By mapia of Port Moody, Greater Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

My husband and I started ordering here after walking by and picking up a menu one day. We immediately liked the man behind the counter, and were impressed by the claims everything there was homemade and fresh. We tried the food, and found it to be all the things he claimed. Thin crust, thick crust, who cares?? It was tasty and good value for the money, so we will take it! My husband likes the capricosa, I love the veggie pizza and the artichoke salad. Wanting to try the pasta next and all the freshly-made sauces.

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COBS Bread154 Brew Street, Port Moody
Fresh bread everyday...
By mapia of Port Moody, Greater Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:43pm [Dine in]

...it's a good thing! I like everything about the location. Staff are super-friendly and go out of their way to be nice, including asking how I am (and I think they actually care), remembering personal faves and giving out free stuff. I really appreciated the way the manager gave me a free scone on a bad day!

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Casa Fabesso850 Barnet Highway, Port Moody
Outstanding Italian Lunch
By Geezer of North Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 4:55pm [Dine in]

We went to Casa Fabesso for lunch on a sunny Saturday at the end of August and had a delightful experience. Patio dining, or indoors if you wish. Preorder and pay at the kitchen window. Everything brought to the table. Panino crudo with prosciutto and cheese. Fresh halibut grilled with peppers and zucchini. Fish soup with salmon, snapper, shrimp and vegetables. Caffe latte and Italian soft drinks. Food quality: stellar.
Even if you can’t bring ten for dinner, if you are lucky you’ll be invited to leave your name and number and they’ll call you when your smaller party can be included one evening.

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Charlie's2517 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Salty and Saucy
By aj67 of Burnaby (28 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 9:51am [Dine in]

My friend suggested we meet here for dinner. I read some reviews and was a bit worried about the service. I must say that part of the dining event was great. The owner was friendly, the server was prompt and friendly as well.
My friend and I both complained about how salty the food was.
I am also so confused as to why mexican places here cover everything is sauce. In Mexico when I lived there, food was simple, sauce or salsa was served on the side.
I had a salty gloppy mess last night. I could not tell one thing from another.

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Browns Socialhouse215 Newport Drive, Port Moody
The Great Hotspot Newport Village Needed!
By winofoodie of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:57pm [Dine in]

I was a fan of Browns for being like an Earls, Joey's or Cactus Club, but different and better. Now that they opened up in Port Moody, I'm extremely happy because I have a place to go where I know the experience will be consistent.

The food is great and they have a handful of knockout dishes. The General Tao's Chicken (which I have everytime I go) is delicious and the Dragon Bowl is another must-have. I forget the name of the dish, but there's a salad with seared tuna and it is the best salad I've ever had. I wouldn't recommend getting a burger from there (they're not that bad, but they're not the greatest) and I hear the pizzas are pretty decent.

The service is outstanding. On busy nights, the owner will be there and making sure that you're fully satisfied or else there will be one of a few managers there to ensure a happy meal. The service staff has the most beautiful girls I have ever seen and there is one Asian girl there who I fell in love with (I'd say her name, but I don't think I'm allowed to).

The value is good for most of the stuff. It's a higher end of the mid end restaurants, I guess you could say.

You need to know that it is a "hipper" restaurant and so the noise level is pretty high. Still a good place to bring a date, but I wouldn't go here for the first one. The venue is quite beautiful and definitely the nicest out of all the Browns restaurants that I've been to. The only thing I don't like is the big lcd screen at the urinal in the men's washroom. Kind of gives you a headache haha.

I know my review was quite descriptive, but I go there once or twice a week so I know the place inside out.

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Little Thailand2335 St. Johns Street, #1-2, Port Moody
Fresh and flavourful
By FoodGazette of Port Moody (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

As a lover of Thai cuisine for decades, I've enjoyed meals in many cities and many countries. This little restaurant makes the best Thai food I've ever had. Larp Gai, Tom Kha Gai, Satay, salad rolls, curries.... everything is outstanding, and fresh mango w/sweet rice for dessert! I've been a regular customer for almost two years, and while the ambiance is very plain, the fabulous food brings me back again and again.

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Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Go if you are famous.
By goosemaverick of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 3:42am [Dine in]

45 minute wait, 3 people, shared the meatball appetizer, which was really great. I ordered the Spaghetti Carbonara, it wasn't very good, used standard italian bacon instead of guanciale, which was disappointing since they charge $15.95 for the dish. My two friend had one good dish and one average dish. Service was fine, our server was fine considering it was full house, but we got some attitude from the owner even though she didn't serve us at all, I assume the newspaper clipping with a picture of the owner smiling was photoshopped. I might go back, but only for the meatball dish, and only if I become celebrity, they seem to treat celebrities well there.

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Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian2518 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Traditional
By zulu of Port Moody (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 10, 2009 - 6:34pm [Dine in]

I live in Port moody and make a point of picking up my fix of roti here. I always find Rehanah's service very friendly & quick. She makes everything fresh there and one roti will fill 2 people.
The store is very typical of small ethnic businesses, and have never had a bad meal from there. it sure is a nice change from the typical North American fast food we seem to have on every corner.

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Jokers3256 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
they only offer thin crust unless you ask for something else
By henrys of Port Moody (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, July 31, 2009 - 9:50pm [Dine in]

All of the pizza places that I have ordered from will tell you whether you like regular crust or thin crust. It was my first time ordering from this place and the lady that I spoke to did not mention anything about the fact that they only offer thin crust unless you ask for something else. I picked up the pizza and when I got home I was surprised that the pizza was thin crust and even three topping 2 pizzas did not fill 3 people. When I phoned them and explained the situation, the person said that most of our customers know that we only offer thin crust by default. What if you are a new customer? It will only take two seconds to say: would like thin or regular crust? You decide for yourself whether you want to visit this place or not! This is what I call really poor customer service because the manager did not do anything to make it up! That's my first and last visit to this place.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips2800 Murray St, Port Moody
Fabulous hot dogs and fish and chips down by the water!
By priggly of Coquitlam (73 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 31, 2009 - 3:05am [Dine in]

My family and I dined at Pajo's in Port Moody on a hot, sultry summer afternoon and had a representative sampling of their food including fish and chips and hot dogs. Both selections were excellent with the hot dogs being absolutely excellent. They were seasoned just right and had a hint of heat to them, absolutely superb. The fish and chips were also outstanding and were enjoyed by one and all..

We would not hesitate to return to this fine seaside dining establishment and give it a very high rating without reservation.

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Jokers3256 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Best Pizza I've Had In A While
By ChefTavakoli of Kitsilano, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 6:27pm [Dine in]

A couple weeks ago I was driving down St. Johns street and I saw a new pizza and pasta joint has opened! I went inside and was greeted very nicely by the chef and my order was taken. When I saw the variety of pizzas they had I was speechless. I wanted to try all of them without looking like a pig. I ordered the Veggie Ace pizza with zucchini, eggplant, green pepper and red pepper and I also tried the spicy mumbai pizza. It was Indian inspired with cilantro, ginger, chicken, banana peppers and a tandoori sauce. Both pizzas with LOTS OF CHEESE! For 2 medium pizzas my total was around $22!! AND THEY DELIVER TOO!!!! Order from here to help the new business in our community! Cheers.

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Nagano Japanese Restaurant254 Newport Dr, Port Moody
Overpriced, Coq. location is better
By lilsweetie of coquitlam, bc (19 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 27, 2009 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

Nagano in general is overpriced, but I will admit that the food is better quality than say Sui Sha Ya or Sushitown. If you must go to a Nagano, choose the Coquitlam location 5 minutes away, by Coq. Ctr, as their ambiance is nicer and their service is faster/better. Nagano's rolls seem to be heavier on the mayo than other places I've tried and they seem to serve their rice warmer in the rolls than others.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
Great Location, Bad Music, Poor Service and Overcooked, Undercooked Food.
By chiggins1977 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 20, 2009 - 10:09am [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I, who both work in the service industry in downtown Vancouver were in the Port Moody area and decided to try out the Boathouse for a nice late sunday dinner by the water. Our first impressions were great. Valet service for $3 (might as well be free at that rate, but not complaining, I gave the guy $5) The building is brand new and has great charm and grandeur. We requested to sit on the patio and of course on a nice sunny day by the water it was a hot commodity so we sat at the bar and had some drinks while we waited. SO far SO good.
Then it was time to move to the patio. We were greeted by a nice gentleman that was wearing his "Kanye West" sunglasses, not so cool... I don't care how sunny it is, in the service industry eye contact is everything! don't hide behind your oversized glasses. Sunglasses aside he seemed quite nice, knowledgable and attentive.
While we waited for our food for quite some time we noticed that the music was loud and quite obnoxious. The trance beats from serius satelite radio wasn't quite fitting for the mood or the atmosphere. We found it quite annoying actually, I can't imagine what the older couples in the other tables were thinking. Might want to adjust the volume or just change the music.. it's not the Roxy!
When our food finally came out after 2 baskets of bread and our appetizers, everything looked great.. but then we cut into our food. Fish was undercooked, Halibut almost raw. My steak was ordered medium rare and came out medium well, on the ends very well done! Aside from being overcooked it was a tasty steak.
It really didn't matter how good or bad our food was though because our waiter didn't come by to do his quality check until we were almost done and when he did it didn't seem like he cared too much.
To say the least we didn't stay for after dinner drinks or desert, ended up going to starbucks and enjoying the better atmosphere there.. that says something about the atmosphere at the Boathouse.
All in all, I would give this place a second chance but the young staff needs some growing up and possibly even the management too. Our bill was $106 and I tipped the kid $14. I think it's the worst tip i have ever left and felt bad doing so, but you get paid what you deserve and really it didn't even warrant that.
If nothing else, go have some drinks and appys on the patio.. hopefully they will have different music on when you go.

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Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian2518 St. Johns St, Port Moody
The one and only authentic roti place
By Savours of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:13pm [Dine in]

The food is fairly authentic and consistently good. The Roti Skin itself is lacking peas and there are too many big chunks of potato in the fully assembled rotis. They seem to run out of a lot of things that are on the menu. The drinks are overpriced and the rotis could be a dollar or two less considering that they are not paying Vancouver Rent/Lease Prices. There is no real ambiance there as it's mostly take out. Call before you go to make sure that they are around as the busy owner Rehannah takes her vacations once in a while. Rehannah is nice and easy to chat with. She is Trini all the way. She was not born in Pakistan. All in all, if you're craving a serious roti, this is the only place that offers it in B.C.

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Gourmet Chinese Restaurant221 Ioco Road, #350, Port Moody
The WORST Lemon Chicken I Ever Had!
By juneredwine of Port Moody, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

I ordered take-out from here on a recomendation. The fired rice was ok, not stellar, but ok, the chop suey was good, the egg rolls were crispy and ok, but my gawd, the lemon chicken was HORRIBLE! This was freezer burned, terrible tasting breading and WAAYY over fried chicken peices. It's not hard people - it's breaded chicken deep fried, served with lemon sauce - good grief! And when I called back to the restaurant to complain, I was told that they had sold lots of it so far that night and no one complained. I couldn't negotiate a refund of the amount I paid for the chicken on my credit card - nope - all they'd do is make me another one. What, I was going to order another bad lemon chicken?
My review - maybe their other items are ok, but that lemon chicken has turned me off there for good. You just do not serve people freezer burned chicken. And then tell them to pour the sauce on it to soften it up. GROSS!

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Casa Fabesso850 Barnet Highway, Port Moody
Great food and unique experience
By micheleb of East Van (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 12:59am [Dine in]

I went to Casa Fabesso with a group of friends on a Saturday night and enjoyed the entire experience. I moved to Canada from Italy two years ago myself, and have not found many Italian restaurants in the city that have authentic cousine.

We call Casa Fabesso a few days before and were the first group to book for the evening, so we could decide the menu. We told Roberto (the chef) we wanted fish and otherwise left it up to him. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality and value. We got to interact a lot both with him and with Anna. She was very knowledgeable and told us about how the dishes were created. Roberto came out of the kitchen a few times to ask how we liked it.

We got to try 10 different small dishes (including appetisers and mains) plus a delicious dessert ("Bavarese all'arancia", ask for it). Our favorites included the grilled cod with fresh tomato and basil (from Roberto's garden out back), scallops au gratin and tagliolini with prawn and zucchini. We finished off the meal with a shot of Italian grappa and a delicious espresso.

The restaurant is a little out of the way especially for those of us on transit, but this adds to its charm and the trip is definitely worth it.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
A great place to eat and hang out!
By veggieboy of langley (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 10:56pm [Dine in]

I've been there twice and tried different dishes both times. (though I would have been happy to have the Salmon again and again...) The servers were friendly and talkative without being too chatty. Though they are a newer restaurant with a great view and nice ambiance, they didn't seem to be content to rest upon that and still worked hard to make us feel appreciated. The food was hot and fresh, and just amazing! I think I'd like to work there just so I could eat the food more often. We don't go to restaurants in this price range too often so it's nice to get good value and service for our money.

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Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian2518 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Best roti
By chowdawg of vancouver (18 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 8:27am [Dine in]

The roti here is easily the best in town. The ambiance may be nothing special but the quality of food more than makes up for it.

I have always ordered the shrimp roti and it has always been outstanding. As a bajan man I can only say that Rehanah's roti is "sweet fuh so..."

For those who want authentic trini roti stay away from the Reef and head for Rehanah's

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Charlie's2517 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Great local place for Mexican Food
By bob_2008 of Coquitlam (18 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 12:19am [Dine in]

Had a great meal with my wife tonight. Its like a little Mexican oasis in Port Moody. Authentic Mexican dishes and servers. The food was delicious and the service was friendly.

I will go back for sure. The red and green enchiladas are great !

The decor is very colourful and makes you feel like you're in Mexico.

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Browns Socialhouse215 Newport Drive, Port Moody
New Port Moody Restaurant
By chartwell of port moody (58 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

We were greeted at the door by two young ladies and our server was there in less than a minute. The drinks came just as quick. Soon after that our drinks were filled up at no charge and the food appeared in a few minutes with the server right there checking on the quality of the food. On the way out the Manager/ Owner checked to see if we were happy as did the ladies out front. I think the restaurant is geared for the young crowd in the evenings but was great for all ages at lunch time.

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