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Port Moody Restaurant Reviews
Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
The Worst Customer service
By Maria89 of Burnaby B.C (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 4, 2012 - 1:16pm [Dine in]

I went to Rosas with a Couple of friends, My Boss highly recommended this place, He said the food was excellent and that the staff was super friendly. We got there and we wait outside for around 30 min when we came in we found out there were 3 empty tables and we were freezing outside. Anyhow we sat down and it took 15 min to get the menus, we order an appetizer and a couple of drinks which we received after 35 min. We order the food and while we were waiting one of my friends who is pregnant ask rosa if she had decaf Tea Which she said “ Let me go check” she came back with a herbal Tea, my friend in a very polite way told her that she is pregnant and she cannot drink Tea, so Rosa said “ What’s the matter” Who cares about your baby anyway” We were disappointed, because we went to the restaurant to have fun, not to be disrespectful by the Owner, when the food arrived I had the lasagna and It was like a flood of oil every single spoon was full of oil.
Finally we ask for the bill and we were ignored for 45 min, we were standing beside the register while Rosa was chilling and laughing with her returning customers.

If you want to a have a good time, please don’t go there is the worst experience I ever had and the food wasn’t even worth it.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Where is everyone?
By Ireviewyou of Suburbs (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 8:51am [Dine in]

Food 8/10 Had the Filet Mignon Burger (although I don't know who they think they are kidding pretending to make a burger out of Tenderloin) that was tasty, good fresh bun, topped with provolone and little deep fried onions. Good, not exceptional. The iced tea was fantastic, I had to ask if it was homemade as it was not cloyingly sweet, the waitress said they put a little lemon juice in it.

Service 7/10 Waitress did a fine job although the food took longer than I thought was reasonable. I sat on the patio and there was one other table in the whole place mid afternoon on a sunny Saturday, they were seated near me on the patio about 4 of them plus kids and they had obviously just ordered before me as my food came right after theirs. I was just about to ask about the wait when the food came.

Value 6/10 I think for the burger was $14.95 and Iced Tea with free refills apparently was $3.50. It was good but not sure it was $15 good.

Ambiance 7/10 I like their patio, comfortable furniture overlooking a little open space but could have been a little cleaner, there was food on the floor under my table and by my chair, leftover mushrooms that looked like they had been there a while, just kicked them away

I'll return at night when there is a little more action going on ... hopefully.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Believe in second chances
By ryanlauwers of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

I went to this restaurant about a year ago and did not have a good dining experience mostly as a result of poor service. I heard they had a new manager so I thought I'd give them a second shot. Went there with a friend for dinner and drinks. I was seated quickly and my order was taken promptly. The waitress was helpful in picking both my entree and dessert. In addition, the manager visited our table and was laid back and personable. All in all, a 180 degree turn from my last experience there. I'm looking forward to going back because the food was great and a really cool atmosphere for a restaurant in the tri-cities area.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Great ambience but really poor service
By Shadow2323 of Port Moody BC (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 1:30pm [Dine in]

I never complain........but we had an unfortunate evening out.
Everything was perfect ( great wine, appies) until........
1st:
40 minutes after ordering we were told by the manager that our orders were not available (lobster).
He returned with a tray of shooters which is usually a good thing but not during a meal.
2nd:
My meal was delicious but everyone else had something wrong with their steaks ( overcooked).
3rd:
Don't mind the prices but the food should equal the price and it really didn't.
4th:
To end the night we got the bill and my husband went to pay without looking at the bill. I grabbed it and saw that not only were we charged for the lobster that we did not receive, we were also charged for the tray of shooters. We had to wait to find someone as our waitress was chatting with friends. When she finally came, we showed her the bill and she changed it. We couldn't find the manager and ended up laughing it off. We were offered no apology and left with the feeling that we would never come back .

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Chomp Vegan Eatery3586 Fraser Street, Vancouver
yum
By bigolval of Port Moody, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 7, 2012 - 4:16pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I enjoyed the poutine, chili and grill cheese madness! Grill cheese was a bit small but all the gluten free bread i have had tends to be on the smaller side... still filled me up though. Loved the decor (all the local artwork and the mismatched furniture, etc) and the staff was knowledgable and nice! Will definetely be back when I am in the area again!

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Chomp Vegan Eatery3586 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Interesting place
By Ireviewyou of Suburbs (8 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 30, 2012 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

Food 7/10 Had the vegan and gluten free mac and cheese, with a side of vegan toast. Toast was good, top layer of the mac and cheese was really great, but the noodles underneath were a little tasteless and bland. Definately needed something to jazz up the rest of the dish

Service 8/10 Friendly welcome, quality check, asked about drink refill, but didn't tell me about the daily special chick pea stew, saw it on a sign at the register when I was paying

Value 7/10 $9.22 for the smallish portion, but vegan cheese and gluten free pasta is more expensive so I understand

Ambiance 3/10 Maybe I just dont get the whole concept, but four tables with a total of 12 chairs plus two bar stools all different, random art, kids things all over the place. It's not that it doesn't fit the new snooty Port Moody vibe but that its just genuinely, in my opinion, uncomfortable and awkward

I'll continue to walk by when in the neighbourhood, but probably wont go back to try anything else unless I see a comfortable table and chair to sit at

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Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
A great evening.
By BigJihnny of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

Just had a terrific dinner with friends who had been before and suggested we head there together.

Now I can see why waiting in the rain might get old quickly but sometimes you have to get wet if you want to have fun.

The four of us had a terrific evening with meals perfectly prepared, very nice wine, good chatter with service and attention that seemed right onetime and full of life.

The room was filled with voice and laughter through our entire visit. The service is covered by a friendly and very knowledgable team of..... 2!.....who hustle and have fun delivering great fresh made Italian foods in some eye popping proportions. Ribs were fantastic, canellonni was big and stuffed full of delicious, raviol so good and so big 2 or 3 people would be fed in many other restaurants.

If you want a secluded table with quiet instrumental music, linen table cloths with accented matching napkins and 30 servers Quietly shuffling around this is not your place.

If you want to have a great meal with friends and enjoy the energy and feel of others sharing food old family style then grab an umbrella and be ready to wait outside. But once you get a little wet you'll get a spot inside and it will be all worth it.

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Charlie's2517 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Little to like
By Ireviewyou of Suburbs (8 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

Food 4/10 Ordered Enchilada Verde with Chicken, and found the food to be very blah. Enchilada, lukewarm and little flavour. Same goes for the Refried Beans and Spanish Rice. Not terrible, but just lacking in any flavour.

Service 5/10 I was the only person there at lunch time mid week, so I would expect to be looked after. Order taken, food brought, not much else. Spilled food from the plate on the table as he brought it, and was very difficult to understand what he was saying (see value)

Value 3/10 Would have thought the value kind of poor based on the quality of the food as it was, even moreso when overcharged. When I got the bill I was thinking that the menu said $7.95 but the bill said $8.95. When I was given the bill he mumbled twice something about price (the only word I could make out) while pointing at the candy that came with the bill? Thought maybe I was mistaken, but read the menu posted on the window on the way out and it WAS $7.95. Not a huge menu, hard for me to accept he just charged me the wrong price. Felt cheated.

Ambiance 5/10 Quaint little place, actually feels modestly Mexican inside, but being the only one there I could clearly hear not only traffic noise but also the Mexican music in the diningroom AND what sounded to be opera coming loudly from the kitchen at the same time, and the frequent opening, closing and pushing buttons of the microwave that they were obviously using to make my lunch.

Not impressed. My first and last visit. Check your bill folks.

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Darvish Hookah Lounge2808 Saint John St, Port Moody
A unique cafe
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 23, 2012 - 10:10am [Dine in]

Happened to notice the sign driving by one day so finally visited the place. Full of young people and ethnic music and videos blaring at 9:30pm. Order the standard hookah ($12) which for those not familiar, it's a 2 foot high water pipe with a hose you inhale the smoke. It's not like smoking cigarettes or the other stuff....it's smooth and cool and very tasty. There's a choice of a dozen or so flavours to chose from. Open late (1AM) on weekdays and really late (3AM) on weekends.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips2800 Murray St, Port Moody
Enjoyed it
By Ireviewyou of Suburbs (8 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 20, 2012 - 5:03pm [Dine in]

Food 7/10 ... Small Salmon and Chips, sign said 1 1/2 pieces, but two equally sized pieces came. Homecut fries were good. Everything was hot and made to order. Found the serving method interesting but not too practical, they serve a large paper cone (with trivia and interesting facts printed on it) full of fries with the fish on top, you put the whole thing into holes cut in the picnic tables, but if you want ketchup on your fries and tartar on your fish like I do, it's impossible. Everything gets mixed together.

Service 8/10 ... It's basically a concession stand so as long as you smile, keep the condiment stand stocked and don't take too long to make my order I'll be happy, and they did

Value 7/10 ... $10.49 can't complain, didn't scream out terrific value, but was completely acceptable

Ambiance 9/10 ... Hey it's in a park almost right on the water, what's not to like?

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Kurumba Restaurant3003 St. Johns Street, #107, Port Moody
Bad Kothu Roti
By ishneka of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 1:00am [Dine in]

Went twice to try out the kothu roti/kothu paratha that was recommended to me by friends.

The first time i went, two months ago, it was mediocre so i thought I shall give it another shot. But the second time that I went, it was even worse. The kothu roti which is suppose to be dry with a little bit of curry sauce coating it, was too saucy. The roti was not like roti, but more like noodles and kind of slimy. The flavour was not any better. It was bitter and bland.

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Aroma Restaurant and Lounge50 Queens St, Port Moody
Nice experience
By BellaBing of Westwood Plateau, Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 9:00am [Dine in]

We ate here last night. 4 of ordered a selection of appetizers/ entrees all were very nice and authentic. The lamb roganjosh dish was not quite as flavourful as i would normally expect but the chicken khorma dish was nice. The musician who was in singing and playing guitar which was a very welcome addition to the already nice ambience of the place. We will happily return.

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Donair Town2822 St Johns Street, Port Moody
Average Falafel, Surly Server
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 9, 2012 - 4:50pm [Take-out]

Went in to get a falafel as the fam bam was going to Subway and I didn't feel like stinking like weird bread. Walked in and 2 people were eating at a table. I needed to use the bathroom but decieded I would wait - the placed looked dirty. I ordered and falafel and the owner(?) says IN A PITA??!! Well what else do you have a falafel in? He proceeds to get the falafels and goes straight to the nuker. Major faux pas in my books. "Want everything?" he says as he's looking out the window. Puts the stuff on goes to nuker removes nukes balls and inserts. Rolls up. "Five fifteen" hands back change - no comments or thank you.

Falafel itself was pretty good but the balls were not crunchy, just soggy from the nuker. The sauce and veggies were ok and the whole thing was tasty. Still not a return visit from me if I wasn't right there.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Disappointed
By love2dineout of Port Coquilam (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 6, 2012 - 7:26am [Dine in]

I really wanted to like this restaurant as I live nearby and it is very convenient. Unfortunately, it just didn't make the grade for me.

Sat myself at the bar (there was nobody at the hostess desk at 530pm on a Thursday) and was given the menus by the bartender who could not have appeared more indifferent if he tried. That is, except when looking after the chap next to me who apparently was just introduced to him as his new boss. After getting me a glass of wine, was left alone for at least 10 minutes while he looked after his new boss quite well, and a few other tables around me, and chatted up the waitress. If it was not for the fact that his new boss was seated right beside me, I probably would have quite sarcastically asked him if he was EVER going to take my order.

Finally, he takes my order with the same monotone voice he used all night, explaining that entrees come both a la carte AND with sides, I opt for the 1/2 chicken with baked potato and sauteed' mushrooms. The food took a while to come but was quite tasty. However, the 1/2 chcken was easily the smallest I've ever seen. More like a 1/2 cornish hen. The mushrooms were great, and the baked potato as well, although no butter came with it nor was offered.

I remember the menu saying that extra bread is 50 cents (pretty silly for a place that tries to be a high end steakhouse if you ask me) so knew that bread was supposed to come with my entree. When I ask if it is not supposed to come with bread, the response is "I can bring you bread". So the bread comes (two cheap rolls, not impressed) and while I'm finishing my second roll the manager comes by and just takes away my plate with the butter on it I'm still eating.

The space itself is quite nice, and the bar area very attractive, with exposed brick, good quality tv's for the game, but I left disappointed. I'll probably give them another shot, before giving up and continuing my search for a new hangout in the area.

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Basil's Pizzeria2818 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Very bland/boring
By missymiss of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 6:27pm [Take-out]

I should have taken beef_and_beans comment seriously before going here. I ordered the roast lamb dinner and was pretty disappointed. The lamb was dry, the potatoes were boiled and tasteless, the rice was gummy and also flavourless. The only thing that was ok was the greek salad but, how hard is it to mess that up? I don't recommend this place at all. I won't be back.

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Charlie's2517 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Best Mexican restaurant I've tried.
By spiker30 of Anmore, Port Moody (13 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 1:24am [Dine in]

Chicken chimichanga is usually what I order and when I'm craving Mexican this is the place I like best in Lower Mainland. Portions are decent and prices are reasonable. Quaint interior with tiled floors, wood hand made chairs and tables, yellow walls and very clean. Family owned so care goes into the food and service.

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Browns Socialhouse215 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Nice place to hang
By i♥food of coquitlam (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

I have taken out of town guests here and Ill be honest I always get the DRAGON BOWL. YummmmmmM!
But my guests have eaten all sorts of things and they always like it.
I love the Dragon Bowl so much that I make sure I get it every time I go.
Good service too.

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Kurumba Restaurant3003 St. Johns Street, #107, Port Moody
Somewhat disappointed
By food4u of Port Moody BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 7:21pm [Dine in]

A friend had read an article in the Vancouver Sun about Karumba and was anxious to try it out.
We shared an order of pork/shrimp springroll which was served with a chili-like sauce. The rolls
were hot and tasty.
We both ordered the beef rendang and a bowl of rice.While the beef was good, the presentation was sparse. I later commented to the waitress it would have been better if pineapple, or banana, or chutney
would have been offered as a condiment. She commented we could has asked for it. Hopefully the
establishment will take the suggestion to heart and include it. Rice and beef with broth on a plate
just doesn't do it for me.

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Little Thailand2335 St. Johns Street, #1-2, Port Moody
Love this gem
By ffs of Port Coquitlam (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 2, 2012 - 7:57pm [Dine in]

Love this hidden gem!!! I have eaten here 5 or 6 times now and the food is amazing!!! the coconut rice, of all things, is something I cannot find as good anywhere else. The service was friendly, food is timely, prices are moderate. Love the curries and the kow-neow ma-muang there!! mmmm the Thai food is the closest I can find to the food I ate in Thailand.

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Christine Catering Company2821 Spring Street, Port Moody
My Favorite Lunch
By Bob.Brennan of coquitlam bc (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 2, 2012 - 10:16am [Catering]

I have gotten food here quite a few times and always been impressed. I get my lunch from them at least two times a week and usually pick stuff up for my co-workers. The price for a sandwich is a great and it is ready and hot when I want it. They even catered my friend's wedding and everyone was quite happy with the food.

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