This needs to written because I was tricked into going here by positive reviews and people deserve to know better.
Service was EXTREMELY slow, a soft shell taco and beef fajita took OVER AN HOUR to make and there was only 3 other couples in the restaurant which already had food and didnt order more; Could have been short staff but not my problem
Food was AWFUL and if given the option I would bold and underscore it. My the fajita came with no more than 6 strips or meat the rest of the pan just being green peppers and onions. Meat was previously frozen as it was extremely tough. The soft shell tacos were frozen for sure as they were cold in the middle and had a bizare taste. Maybe im just picky but if I wait over an hour for two entrees I do expect them to be decently prepared.
Decor; Not bad! Nice and homely in there, nothing fancy but still cozy +1
Overall I felt like I was on a episode of Kitchen Nightmares, it was that bad, probally the worst restaurant ive ever been to, regardless of cuisine.
Take it or leave it but I suggest you just march across the street to the A&W and enjoy yourself because frankly your doing yourself a disservice if you dont
I recently came here on a Friday night. We were seated and given menus. We waited for the servers to come and take our order, however no one came. They passed by us, several times without a glance in our direction. Our menus were closed and at the edge of our table--still no response. After 14 minutes, we were SO appalled, we left. I can understand if the restaurant was busy, but it was 1/4 full on a Friday night. I wouldn't be writing this review, if the wait staff had come by to let us know that they would be with us shortly. Unfortunately, I will never know if this place has decent east Asian offerings. We went to another restaurant and the food and service were both outstanding....
After being located on Clarke Road in Coquitlam for many years and with loyal customers, they had to relocate to St. Johns St in Port Moody this year. We have been customers for at least five years and were excited about the new location. Unfortunately, we prefer to comfy smaller old location better; this new one used to be some kind of family restaurant because Fuji is using their old booth-style seating. They added a few tatami-style tables and some japanese decor but the lighting is bright flourescents which ruins the ambiance. The food is still decent authentic and the service is good but not outstanding. Chirashi-don at $14 was just ok. Gyozas were ok. Most japanese restaurants along St. Johns is similar. Parking is easy and ample in a couple of adjacent lots. There was a constant line up at the door on a busy Friday evening; so I'm guessing their loyal customers have stayed loyal. Dim the lights and improve the dishes and then it'll be something special.
Always take out sushi from Nagano and many times there is always something wrong or missing. Since you are not in the restaurant, it is frustrating to come home to find the order not as expected.
Service is not good and too many mistakes- we are not going back. If you place take out, check everything before you leave even if you ask.
Some of the reviews seemed critical of the food and the atmosphere. We are not of that view. While we love to eat some of the more risky foods, tonight we longed for some simple Chinese Food. Well that is what we received and enjoyed every morsel of the meals. All four of us are not Asian and so when we are in a restaurant that has a majority of Asian patrons, we take that as a good indicator. Our choices were simple historical choices and we were not disappointed! We look forward to a return visit. I suggest you go early as patrons were lined up to get the next available table!
I was a little surprised to see the negative reviews. We have been ordering chicken souvlaki for years and it is comparable to our old stomping ground in Kits. After being gouged by Panago for years with extra fees, sauces and a delivery guy who carries on a phone convo while taking your cash we had enough and decided to go old school. Basils is not a slick corporate organization. It is a small, hole it the way place providing sincere service, good value for quality food without any hype. Now we order two medium pizzas, a pepperoni (using quality european pepperoni) and a chicken, spinach and feta. We either get delivery or pick up. Never dissappointed and good value for money.
We went there with our kids a few nights ago and found the host/owner quite unfriendly and actually bordering rude. Spent 100 dollars (no booze) and had some very mediocre food at best. It needs the music to maybe be Mexican and a bit louder and needs a new wait staff and a nicer host and a better chef and then I would recommend it
My husband and I went here with another couple this past Friday night based on a recommendation from a family member. We got there at about 7:30pm and were prepared to wait because of what the person who recommended it said, I had also read the reviews on here in advance. We waited about 45 minutes but we decided to stay because of the lovely smells wafting out the door, and we figured all these people must lineup for something good.
Once we got our table the service was great, we were offered drinks within the first five minutes, I asked about the specials because I heard about the ribs which of course are not on the menu, they were in fact on special. We took some time deciding but two people ordered ribs and spaghetti, one ordered veal picatta, I ordered ravioli and meatballs and we split some salads to start. We didn't wait long for the salads and they were fabulous, I had tomato & onion which is a personal favorite and I believe hard to accomplish as it is so simple but it was lovely! There was some wait between our first course and the entree but definitely well worth it, even welcomed as portions were large so it was nice to space out the meal. The meatballs were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The ribs smelled and looked amazing, and there was not an uneaten rib left on the table. This was pure comfort food, I know I'm going to crave it again soon.
The ambience is a cozy family restaurant, it is very small and there is a wait to get in but it is SO worth it. Definitely a place to go with close friends and family, take your time and have an enjoyable meal. I didn't really know what we were getting into after reading the past reviews but I'm glad I looked past them and gave it a chance. As for Rosa, she served us the whole time, she was very friendly and cracked some funny jokes. There were two birthdays while we were there and for both of them the whole restaurant chimed in and sang "happy birthday".
To end a fantastic meal we all split a piece of strawberry cheesecake and tiramisu, they were both great but I highly reccommend the cheesecake, it was so light and fluffy, like no other cheesecake I've had.
I can't wait to return soon :)
This place has good food that's all no service poor attitude of the owner my wife and I went there for dinner we ordered appy and 3 main dishes and asked for 2 roti on the side for the main dish..well we enjoyed our meal with poor service wife got up went to the kitchen to get some attention so we can get service finally she came out well when we finished our dinner time to pay I ask the lady why are with charged for roti at $6 a half of the roti which is one roti separated and the guy come out with guard on said well that's how it is I said but the roti is on your apply section which is roti canai ...he said well that's how it is again so I said well as we both know that flour does not cost that much he said that's the cost of business well I am in business also but will not choke my customers..well says it all here this guy is hurting with his business there were also 3 other tables only having soup ..this guy has zero business ethics and very aggressive un- professional business men..good luck serving soup..
If anyone out there is looking for soft, fluffy cheesecake that melts in your mouth...Cake-ya is the place to find it! Best part is the level of sugar used is minimal, which allow your taste buds to enjoy the texture and the ingredient in the baked goods. Other than that, I am not a big fan for their pudding/custard cup. I am sure others will appreciate it more than I do. But I think their specialty is in cake, hence, Cake-ya!
hair in the food. when i walked up to the cashier to pay i could see the slightly open kitchen behind her. an old asian lady with long hair and a weary look was the cook. i bet the hair that i had found in my tomyum was hers the food was basically drenched with excess oil ...overall restaurant setting was a bit shady...will not return.
Stumbled across Joe's while out in Port Moody visiting a friend. I was hungry and there weren't many options, so I decided to go in. The service was great; the waitress was friendly, I didn't have to wait a long time for my food, and there was even live music! I wasn't expecting to have such a good experience, but I'm glad I decided to try it out! I highly recommend Joe's if you're in Port Moody for any reason, and will stop in again if I'm in town.
I was driving over the barnet highway and I noticed the sign, Reed Point Marina and Casa Fabesso Italian Restaurant. I decided to try the place for lunch. I ordered a bowl of linguini with sausage and ate on their patio. The pasta was great! I checked out their website when I got home and was impressed by the unique dinners they offer. We made a dinner reso for 6 of us (3 couples) on a friday night. They asked if we all like seafood, we said yes and that was it. (The dinner menu always changes depending on the market availability of fresh ingredients their website says)
We arrive friday night at 7:00 and sit down and order white wine and prosecco to drink. They just start bringing us courses. All we knew so far was that they would be seafood.
(1st course) Bruschetta with tomato, avocado & anchovy - the mix between the salty anchovy and the fresh tomato & avocado made for a perfect couple of bites.
(2nd course) Tuna Ceviche - this was fresh, vibrant, the flavors were spot on with the oil & citrus.
(3rd course) Octopus Terrine - I love cold calamari & this reminded me of that but a little bit better.
(4th course) Polenta & Buccala - I love polenta but the salted cod is not for everybody, was still good enough to eat but this was my least favorite course.
(5th course) Baked Scallop - this was one baked scallop with a pesto crumb crust and was great.
(6th course) Cold Melon & Prawn soup - this was excellent, I loved this cold soup, it had a cantaloupe & sambuca taste with sweet prawn pieces on top.
(7th course) Pesto Linguini with clams - a great pasta that everybody enjoyed.
(8th course) The entree, 1 small piece of halibut, 1 small piece of salmon, 1 large baked prawn with a little bit of potato & veg. Another great dish, the pieces for fish were small but he could have given just 1 of the 3 seafood pieces since we had eaten so much already.
(9th course) Dessert - Tiramisu - to me this was an average tiramisu, I found the lady fingers to be a little over soaked so the texture was a bit off for me.
After dinner some of us order coffee and they bring us out some of their home made amaretti cookies for the table. Next the chef comes to our table with a bottle of his home made limoncello liqueur made from organic lemons. We each had a shot and it was the best I have ever had, it blew away the usual store bought stuff that you can get.
This restaurant is small and cozy, has a rustic feel and reminded me of when I was in Italy. We ate excellent fresh food, but it wasn't high end super fancy service, more laid back. Seemed like we were invited into their home for a meal kind of feeling. My only complaint, too much food! We were stuffed, next time I will request less food. This place is great, unique and I will be back. Next special occasion I think we will book the entire restaurant.
Make sure you check out their website if you want to dine here.
Dinner is only by reservations made 24 hours in advance.
Menu always changes
Minimum of 20 people in your party gets you the entire restaurant to yourselves
FIrst off I don't understand some of the poster's comments. They don't like the way it's served, in a paper cone? That's how fish and chips is supposed to be served in England, in real newspaper. Health dept would not let them use real newspaper anymore(stupid) so they have their own paper. How is that weird?
Next people complain about the fish and chips being greasy -it's freakin deep fried fish and deep fried potatoes. What did you expect a tossed salad?
I have had lots of fish and chips and this fish is good- really good. Some times it's better than others, so are the fries - sometimes top not and sometimes a little less so. The servings of fries are huge but I find it a bit expensive for the amount of fish you get. But, it's a cover charge I guess for the spectacular location. Hamburgers are amazing and the veggie dogs were surprsingly good too.
They need to figure out how to speed up service on busy summer days though.
I think this is what happens when someone tries to offer cuisine from five different countries under one roof.
We ended up here by getting lost in Port Moody while going to a restaurant in Coquitlam. My wife had heard about this place so we decided to give it a try. We thought, hey getting lost and finding this place may turn out to be all right after all! No.
The inside of the restaurant is pretty decent: spacious, lots of natural light and a view of the mountains. The service is decent: one of the waitresses smiled, the other one didn’t. We were making due with “decent” when the food came out and everything started to roll downhill. Fast.
We ordered the chicken and corn soup (something I always try to order if on the menu), beef rendang, deep fried whole fish in sambal sauce and rice on the side. The soup was tasteless, watery with tiny bits of chicken and even less eggs but the lack of everything else was made up with the amount of frozen corn that was put in it. I get it, corn is cheap. The beef rendang smelled good but tasted worse than the soup. Chunks of old beef mixed in with new sauce, overly spicy and sour without even a hint of coconut. We did not (could not) eat more than a few bites. The fish was pretty decent in size but it was fried almost to the texture of burnt toast. There were no slits cut into the fish before deep frying so it was really hard to cut into it without ripping it into bits and pieces. There was too much oil everywhere. Even the rice was the worst I have ever had at a restaurant. It was dry, lumpy and tasted like nothing.
If one dish was bad or even two I would chalk it up to not picking the right dishes but everything we had there was awful. I noticed the table next to us had to have one of their dishes substituted because there was something wrong with it. Suffice to say there was quite a bit of leftover. I ALWAYS bring leftovers home even if the food is not that good. My theory is I paid for it and if I get hungry enough later I will eat it. I did not want that food in our car or our home. The value was terrible in its own right and not just because the food was bad. A dish that would be $7 some place else is $11 here. The final bill was almost $50 with NOTHING to show for it.
A disappointing and pathetic experience.
I kept hearing great things about the newly opened Burrard Public House and have been meaning to give it a try. Located in the former Jake's Crossing, it's on St. John's in Port Moody, with a great view of the mountains. We were there on a sunny afternoon, so we were able to take advantage of their nice patio deck, which is covered, has that great view, nice furniture, and beautiful hanging baskets.
Our server was friendly and efficient. The drink list is quite extensive (gluen free beer!), so it's pretty easy to please everyone. Menu also had quite a bit of variety, including brunch options. We ordered the club sandwich for splitting, and it arrived on two separate plates, no problem (see photo). The club sandwich was fabulous - big slab of grilled chicken, thick & tasty bacon, just the right amount of perfectly melted cheese. Yam fries were delish.
Though we ate outside, I have to mention the decor of this place. Gorgeous, upscale, urban. They've done an absolutely fantastic job in their renos. The place looks bright and sophisticated, right down to the bathrooms! Very impressed.
Overall, we loved it, and will definitely be coming back.
Our family of 3 went to this place today in the afternoon. That was the worst experience in my life. I don't know where to start. The food was so nasty that I don't understand how anybody can eat it and it was not cheap either. 9$ for 3 awfully cooked chicken strips? Are you kidding me? My lobster salad sandwich was ok, but I specifically requested the roll, not the sandwich because I don't eat bread. The waitress didn't know what is roll, she also didn't know how many chicken strips were in the portion. Should one just learn the menu? She advised to my husband to try cod burger. It was awful - greasy and fat and the fries were just burned pieces. He didn't eat any of that. I asked lemonade or ice tea - nope, just water is available. We paid 40$ and left hungry and angry. If yo are reading this review, don't go there, you are going to be disappointed.
We were in the area after an appointment in Newport Village, and decided to see what was available nearby.
We were craving Japanese food, so Nagano certainly fit the bill!
We walked in and were greeted by the strong smell of fresh paint. I'm not sure how long this venue has been opened, but it was a bit overpowering.
We pressed on, and were promptly seated in a nice private room. It was clean, but had obviously recently had a paint job... and bad one at that. Splotches of paint of the wrong colours everywhere.
We took a look and the menu was the standard Japanese fare with pretty standard prices. I ordered a california combo, and my wife ordered a Nabeyaki Udon.
The nabeyaki udon was great. Nice soup base, and the tempura that came with it was generous and fried to perfection.
The roll combo was mediocre. Nothing special at all. The fish was not exceptionally fresh, but was good. The california roll was bland and boring, missing the little zing in the mayo that some places have.
Service was reasonable, but not overly attentive. As most of the restaurant was private rooms, we needed to flag down a waitress most of the time.
Overall an ok experience. Food was nothing to really special, service was acceptable, but the venue needs to be redone properly instead of the poorly done DIY job. We're unlikely to return.
After an appointment at Newport Village, my wife and I noticed a "Japanese Fusion" sign near the development area around Thrift Foods in Port Moody. We figured, "Why not?" and gave it a try.
This place is very hidden, and unless you live or frequent this part of Port Moody, you'd never know they exist. The restaurant was nearly empty, with just one table occupied when we arrived. We were happily greeted and seated by the windows. Quite a nice place to people watch.
The decor is nothing special, just a plain westernized asian theme, with dim lighting for ambiance. Everything was very new and clean though.
Looking through the menu we selected a few items. Price wise, we thought everything was on the high side, nigiri and rolls averaging 25% more than most places.
We ordered a seafood udon, an appetizer tempura, and a dynamite and sushi combo.
The seafood udon soup base was wonderful. Not instant with piles of msg like most. The seafood was generous too, with chunks of atlantic salmon, scallops, squid, and shrimp. The appetizer tempura was fried crisp and not greasy. The prawn tempura was fried just right, and not overcooked. The dynamite and sushi combo was well rolled, and everything was very fresh. The tuna and salmon nigiri melted in my mouth, which was wonderful.
Service was prompt and friendly and tea was refilled often.
Overall I liked Sango, but did find the pricing a bit off. The food was very fresh and made well, and the service was good. We might return if we're in the neighbourhood.
My husband and I discovered the Lougheed Wonton House several years ago, when it was located on North Road, near Lougheed Mall. And we followed it to Port Moody (via public transit) because we love the food there so much. Even though it is a bit pricier than some other Chinese Restaurants, we still go there for special occasions because of the well-seasoned dishes and overall great quality of the food. The Dinner Specials for two or more people (where you choose dishes from different categories, and get soup and rice in addition) are an especially good value. If we're really hungry, we'll sometimes order the dinner for 2 and add a dish from the regular menu. An especially good value is their congee, which I sometimes order as lunch if I'm in the neighbourhood.
|1.||Rosa's Cucina Italiana|
|2.||Boathouse Restaurant, The|
|4.||Saint St Grill|
|5.||Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian|
|6.||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|
|18.||Sango Japanese Fusion Restaurant|
|20.||Nagano Japanese Restaurant|