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Port Moody Restaurant Reviews
Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
Decent Food and Drink....
By Capelli68 of Surrey BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 3:15pm [Dine in]

My experience with the boathouse wasn't anything special. I had a mediocre salmon and the wine was sincerely the best part of the meal and that is not the Restaurant's doing. I would go again but not to dine alone or to take friends to. At peak hours everything seemed rushed and the server was lurking about as I signed my credit slip. I felt like I was being stalked!

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Saint St Grill2514 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Chalk One Up For Saint St!
By Mr_Brooks of Vancouver BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 15, 2008 - 12:57pm [Dine in]

I was served by the manager/head waiter personally and felt like royalty! A very upbeat and positive individual he is! I enjoyed the appetizers and the main course was awesome, the waiter kept coming to check on me. He was doing this throughout my visit and I can honestly say that if there is a more attentive staff anywhere I'd wouldn't go there! The food was fabulous as was the wine! I'll be back when I want to be an attention hog! Nice Decor!

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Saint St Grill2514 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Far Surpassed our Expectations
By smn of coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

Once again we took some friends to Saint St. Grill on Friday, Dec 5. All of us were pleased with our food and service. Everything was great from the soups, salads, to meatballs, steak, seafood, and the creme brulee is always wonderful crunchy. Thanks again! We'll be back next week for my birthday.

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Kurumba Restaurant3003 St. Johns Street, #107, Port Moody
Great food at reasonable prices
By fdtoyouincoq of coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 9:18pm [Dine in]

This is our second visit to this restaurant and have not been disappointed. The first time hubby and I tried the Kung Pao Chicken, Bean Spout Chop Suey and the Sri Lankan Style Noodles after reading some of the other reviews. On our second visit we decided on the Beef Satay, Thai Style Fried Noodles and the Thai Red Coconut Curry with Prawns. The prawns were absolutely fantastic, lots of them in a beautiful red curry sauce. The noodles were flavourful, even reheated the next day as we had leftovers for dinner.The beef satay came with 4 pieces of deiciously flavoured skewers with a peanut dipping sauce.

We have recommended this place to friends and they have absolutely fallen in love with this restaurant. The service is friendly and welcoming.

We can't wait to go back to try more dishes on the menu.

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Lougheed Wonton Restaurant2408 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
What happened to this place?
By goonboy of Burnaby (40 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 2:22pm [Dine in]

This place used to be the best Chinese restaurant in the North Road area, but that crown now goes to North Garden for two reasons. Number 1, this place is in Port Moody and number 2 because this place has gone downhill.

This place used to have excellent standard Chinese food (sweet and sour pork, bbq pork fried rice, chicken chow mein) and is famous for their crab. Well, after going to this place after their move to Port Moody. I am bent on never returning again.

Their chow mein is a monstrosity. Have you ever tried food court chow mein? That is Lougheed Wonton chow mein. It is the most dry, bland mass of low quality egg noodles with a few slivers of chicken and sprouts. There is no sauce other than trace amounts of soy sauce used when stir frying the noodles. I'm sorry... you might be able to pass crap like that off to white people, but not to an Asian. These people need a lesson in making chow mein from the masters, Hon's. You know you are getting real chow mein when they ask you 'crispy or soft noodle'.

I'm glad these guys moved away because North Garden is so much better.

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Kurumba Restaurant3003 St. Johns Street, #107, Port Moody
Great service for big parties
By foodl0ver of coquitlam (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 1, 2008 - 12:57am [Dine in]

I catered for a huge party (30 people approx) and met with the owner to discuss menus. He was extremely nice, fair, and very accommodating. In addition, he was very generous with the portions and gave us great value for the price we paid. The owner (cook) and his wife are sincerely nice people and I was very pleased with their service. Although I haven't eaten in the restaurant yet (only catered to go), the ambiance seemed very clean and nice. The food was not bad - I would say it was more quantity over quality, but the quality was definitely satisfying. I would recommend the curries (chicken, or beef) and his fresh made chilli sauce.

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Lazy Den Tea House3003 St. Johns Street, Unit 105, Port Moody
Great BBT and Food
By Kotuki of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 9:50pm [Dine in]

A great place for bubble tea, and one of the cheaper places for it. I notice that there's usually two sizes for bubble tea, and Lazy Den has the larger size for a lower price. The bubble tea is little on the sweet side, but maybe that's why it's popular with high school students.

The foods are good, too. The noodles in meat sauce is always tasty, not too salty, and fills you up. The tuna sandwich (which I usually get) is good, and is just the right size for lunch with a bubble tea (combo).

Good food for a great value.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
Terrible food
By winegurl of Kitsilano, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

We had the worst meal here. We ordered prime rib special, and it came stone COLD. We complained and sent it back. The manager brought us out new plates, but they had simply heated the plates and vegetables and put the same cold meat back on the plate! When I said "it's still cold" to the manager , he just kinda shrugged and did nothing. The food itself was of poor quality, I would not even serve this food at home to my family. All in all , a terrible experience. We'll never go back.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips2800 Murray St, Port Moody
Siren of the Beach
By cnewwest of New Westminster (28 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 10:59am [Dine in]

Looked good, tasted ok, didn't sit well.

My wife and I ate here.... and we both were sick the next day. I will spare the details, but I am sure it was the Pajo's. Tasted worse the second time through.

I am not sure how the line-up worked, as it was a little chaotic. But I suppose it is a fish and chips stand. Birds attacking added to the fun.

Will we be back?

Of course.... "fish and chips" are the sirens of this beach.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
A Good Time
By Rayzach of West End, Vancouver (57 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

I was hesitant to go to the Boathouse Port Moody after reading all the negative reviews but we were craving Crab one night and the place has such a beautiful location right on the water at Rocky Point. Glad we took a chance.

I had the Alaskan King Crab Feast which was 1.5 lbs of crab with butter and roasted veggies. My girlfriend had the Mixed Crab platter with Alaskan King Crab and Dungeness Crab. Ordered a great bottle of wine and just sat on the covered and heated patio with was romantic but still lively and busy.

The crab was prepared very nicely and I was glad I ordered the full King Crab platter. I avoided the steaks based on the other reviews...

Our server was young but still very professional and knowledgeable. They even moved us to a spot right beside the amazing fireplace over looking the water from where we were initially seated.

When I read the other reviews I think perhaps we lucked out that night but the food, service and location definitely deserve another visit... I'll keep you posted if anything changes next time.

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Basil's Pizzeria2818 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Best everything ever.
By AElvis13 of Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 1:58pm [Dine in]

Basil's knows my friends and I by now. The food is an addiction that can't be substituted. Their baked lasagna is so delicious, and for a huge lunch size one, it is like $7, and for a dinner size one which is about a half size bigger or so than the lunch size its $8. And they both come with large pieces of garlic bread. It's an awesome place. There are only bar stools to sit at, and it looks a little run down except it tastes so great. Their greek salad and tzatziki and pita bread are so fresh also, and the dressing on the greek salad is honestly the best dressing I have ever tried at a Greek place. They also have souvlak although I have not tried it yet (the baked lasagna gets me everytime). This is just a great place.

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Saint St Grill2514 St. Johns St, Port Moody
I love this place!
By geppetto of Port Moody (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 11:07am [Dine in]

I have had the absolute pleasure of dining at Saint St. Grill for about 5 years now. My wife and I love the food, the staff, and the ambiance. We eat there at least 3 time per month and are never dissappointed. I particularly like the fact that the menu changes seasonally, so I can enjoy new favorites for a few months and then just when I am wanting for something new, out comes a new menu. The daily specials are great when I can pull myself away from my menu favorites.

On rare occassions when I have found the food to be below expectations, I feel very comfortable in letting the manager know and he has always been very proactive in making things right. For example, recently I enjoyed a wonderful seafood broth that was a little more spicy than I had expected (but still yummy). While I loved the soup, I let the manager know that it was on the spicy side. I noticed that from that point on during the evening, all the servers added that it was "spicey". This is the kind of care that I expect from a restaurant.

I often see the chef come to check with the patrons, something that I have experienced in very few restaurants. He really seems to value our opinion, and on several occasions has asked if we have noticed subltle changes that he has made. I almost feel as though I have a personal chef.

I love the fact that the restaurant is on the entertainment card and that they do not punch the card - it can be used over and over again. The food is a good value without the entertainmnet card, but with the card, the value is out of this world!

We often celebrate family birthdays and use up to three entertainment cards. The only stipulation seems to be that we all have to be on one bill... Seems fair enough to me.

Definately try the bread (baked fresh in the restaurant daily). I am always torn between the mussels (with the ever changing sauces) or the caesar salad (extra dressing - yummy). My current favorite entree is the braised pork (perfect to warm me up on a cold evening). I love the creme brulee to finish off the evening.

I use to work as a hotel concierge in a leading Vancouver hotel, and in that position I enjoyed free food at just about every top restaurant in Vancouver. I have experienced some of the best that Vancouver has to offer. Saint St. Grill is definately our hidden Port Moody gem.

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Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian2518 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Better Roti than in Trinidad
By crumbconnoisseur of Lower Mainland (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:39pm [Dine in]

Ms. Khan is a wonder in the kitchen and a beautiful and gratious host to her small restaurant. This place has been a favorite of my girlfriend and myself for years before we each met and I have yet to experience a dish that was not completely satisfying. Try the spicy hot dishes for 'that helping of true soul', to quote Rehanah. The cuts of meat are never grisly or fatty, the dough is as it should be, not crispy from under a heatlamp. Bring cash and a desire to chat if she is not too busy in the kitchen. Thankfully, I live close by and am getting my fix in a few hours..

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Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Mama's place
By lomimu of Lower Mainland (32 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 2:12pm [Dine in]

Rosa's is like eating mama's home cooking - in her rec room. The food is delicious though the menu selections are limited. Service is soooo slow. Fake brick/stucco walls are decorated with photos of famous people and sports pics. Plastic-covered tables are small and very close together. There's a happy/loud atmosphere and you get a lot of food, but this certainly won't be the place for every occasion or group of guests.

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Charlie's2517 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Good Mexican Food
By HeatherEvans of Port Moody (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 12:54pm [Dine in]

We have tried other things on the menu but the red beef enchiladas and the chimichangitas are the best!

The cheesy mexican decor is fun and it really feels like you're eating in a good old fashioned family restaurant. Charlie has been there every time and always greets guests with a genuine smile.

We love going for a relaxed night out but their restaurant would be great for a birthday party too, they have a huge room in the back and sombrero's galore!

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Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
Disappointing
By HeatherEvans of Port Moody (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

With all the hype about the Boathouse, I expected a better dining experience. The wait staff were pleasant and the view is outstanding. The restaurant itself wasn't very clean, especially the patio, windows etc. The food was okay, though I have had better fish and chips at our local pub for half the price!

In all I think the Boathouse has some work to do to bring their food value up to compliment their stunning location.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
Check it out
By matsu of vancouver (36 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

The room is airy and the view is great, overlooking Burrard Inlet, the ceiling is like 3 stories high. Probably get a view from every seat in the room. I went there for brunch and the menu, altho not very extensive, offers a good selection at reasonable prices (mostly $12-15) Definitely worth going if you live in the Tri-city area, or want to check out the area, port moody is just as nice as Deep Cove with 1/3 of the crowd.

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Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian2518 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Good but not great rotis
By priggly of Coquitlam (73 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 3, 2008 - 1:04pm [Dine in]

This was my first visit to Rehanah's Roti and Trinidadian restaurant. It is rarely open and I made three attempts to catch it so, which I finally did. I ordered a chicken roti, medium spice, and a shrimp roti, medium spice, washed down with Ginger Beer and water.

Overall, the rotis were different and very good although I must say I did find them a bit doughy and the mix of vegetables to meat was not balanced. By that I mean that the vegetable component overpowered the meat component. I would have preferred much more protein. Also, I found the prices on the high side considering what I received in food portions.

Still, the concoctions were very well spiced and quite tasty. I would repeat my visit if I can just find her open!

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Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
Inconsistent and ultimately a let down
By wingzbc of Port Moody (11 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 4:48pm [Dine in]

Their only saving grace is the location, the building, the scenery and the atmosphere.

The food is overpriced for what it is, and inconsistent at best - which is some understandable considering how long the kitchen line is and the amount of turn over they are doing.

The service staff is always top notch, and the drinks are actually quite good but the bar is slow to deliver.

The patio is probably the biggest disapointment, I think they could have done much better architecturally.

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Charlie's2517 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Mediocre Mexican food in Port Moody
By priggly of Coquitlam (73 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 19, 2008 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

There is indeed a paucity of decent Mexican eateries in the Greater Vancouver area and Charlie's in Port Moody does, I hesitate to say, nothing to change that impression.

Upon entering the establishment this evening we were greeted reasonably soon by an affable gentleman whom I presume to have been Charlie. At any rate, he promptly seated us and took our drink and appetizer orders. We ordered beef and cheese nachos which arrived warm, not hot, and desperately lacking in sufficient cheese, a deficiency which seems to consistently plague Vancouver restaurants advertising themselves as 'Mexican" eateries. The beef was of adequate quality but insufficiently spiced. Overall, the offering was but mediocre.

I ordered a fish dish and my wife a Mexican platter. Both were mediocre although my fish dish was somewhat better. As a saving grace, the accompanying salsa was good.

We ordered a pitcher of sangria and if there was any alcohol whatsoever in the sangria that would be news to me, so watered down it was.

I have eaten Mexican cuisine in Mexico, California and Texas and the various eateries in the Vancouver area which bill themselves as such simply do not measure up. What's more, they are consistently and uniformly mediocre to bad. I have yet to find one which could be actually called good although I am anxious to try Poncho's on Denman to see if it lives up to a decent standard.

Even the chain restaurants in Texas such as El Fenix and El Chico are worlds ahead of the local fare, not to mention the truly exemplary Cantina Laredo. What is wrong with these local joints that they simply cannot deliver on decent Mexican food???

If a really authentic Mexican restaurant ever does come to Vancouver it will make a killing because it will have no competition!

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