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Port Moody Restaurant Reviews
Taste Of Ukraine Catering, A2507 St Johns Street, Port Moody
My Grandma Would Approve
By trapri of Anmore (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 3, 2011 - 10:46pm [Take-out]

A great selection of perogies for all taste buds.....traditional, vegetarian and fruit filled. Reasonably priced and always in stock, I stop by on my way home from work when I need a Ukraine Fix. I've heard the cabbage rolls and sausages are good as well. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful and Taste of Ukraine has become a great community supporter for many different events as well.

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Joe's Atlantic Grill2410 St. John's, Port Moody
A Fun Group Experience
By trapri of Anmore (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 3, 2011 - 10:43pm [Dine in]

We brought a group of 27 to Joe's in June "Just Because". I had met Joe at a community event and he encouraged us to come check out his restaurant. He provided us the full East Coast experience......appetizers, Screech shooters, Kissing the Cod, and his Maritime Band. We had a surprisingly good time. He kept the appies coming until everyone was stuffed full. Not a fancy place, but a fun place. Enjoy!

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St. James's Well248 Newport Drive, Port Moody
My new local hang-out?
By mia of Maple Ridge (21 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 19, 2011 - 2:10pm [Dine in]

Stopped in with the better half for dinner and a beverage one night recently. Wasn't too busy, but there was a good mix of young and old there, which I like. The cute young Sarah Palin look-a-like waitress was great, went and checked out a certain beer for us when she couldn't answer our questions about it, and was the right degree of attentive throughout the night.

We shared the Yorkshire Steak Bites that were quite tasty, although seemed to have been nuked to reheat them, they were still very good. My partner had the Bangers and Mash which they really enjoyed, and I had a special 6oz. Steak Sandwich that was fabulous, and came with fries for less than $10. Wow.

Glasses of wine were a little too pricey for a pub in my opinion (over $8 plus tax for a fairly cheap selection).

As for ambience, well, it's a pub but was clean enough although a little dark. Being new to the area, I'll definately go back.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Must experience
By Sadie P of Pitt Meadow, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:42am [Dine in]

So was recommended this restaurant by some friends and had never been before, so decided to read some reviews before hand, which were 50/50 split. Ended up dining there this past friday with the same friends and I have to say I was blown away. We shared the lobster mushroom caps and ribs to start, both were really yummy, and they brought us complementary bread which was a nice bonus. We all ordered al a carte, 3 of us had steak and the other the fish of the day, as well we all shared 4 sides. All the steaks were cooked to perfection, the fish was nicely prepared as well and the sides were just the right size for us all to share, especially loved the brocolini. Our server was attentive and very knowledgable, the ambiance is cool and hip. I have to say you pay for what you get, the food was scrumptious, the service and ambiance was inviting and will be back with different friends to show off our new date night spot.

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Lougheed Wonton Restaurant2408 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Not Good
By kewpiebaby of Vancouver (200 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 10:31am [Dine in]

I'm sorry but this is not a good Chinese Restaurant. The food tastes terrible; super greasy, oily and poor presentation and flavours, either bland or over sauced with MSG. We recently ate there and ordered some dishes such as chicken, shrimp, Peking duck and lettuce wrap and some other fish dish. The chicken and shrimp were soggy and looked like they just threw it together in seconds. The duck was sliced super thick (Peking duck is normally only supposed to have a nice layer of the crispy skin) and it tasted stale. The lettuce was old - brown streaks and the chopped meat tasteless and dry. Overall, not good. There are far better choices for Chinese elsewhere.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
THE Worst Boathouse in Vancouver
By ChivalryX of Burnaby (60 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 15, 2011 - 9:55am [Dine in]

It was my father in law's birthday, and he wanted to try the Boathouse in Port Moody since he enjoyed the one in New West quite a lot. My wife and I had been to 2 other locations before and had positive experiences, so we went with reasonable expectations.

We made a reservation for 5:45pm on a Saturday, hoping it would be a little quieter earlier in the evening. When we arrived, we were surprised to find the parking lot full. This Boathouse location shares the public parking with the park next door! I dropped off everyone to get seated and had to wander, and stalk people for a good 20 minutes before finding a parking spot. There's little to no street parking anywhere nearby, and the next nearest place to park is a good 15 -20 minute walk away! Very unimpressed.

I finally made it into the restaurant, and was seated promptly by the waitress. I mentioned the parking situation and all she said was "yes the parking sucks" with no apology. Alrighty then.... onto the meal!

We ordered a Halibut and Chips, Surf and Turf, Seasonal special (seafood chowder and salmon steak with salad), and a Prime Rib Steak.

We sat around looking at the decor (which was quite nice), and waited for around 10 minutes. The soup arrived for my wife... without a spoon! It took 5 minutes to flag down our server to get one for us. While she was having her soup, the 3 of us without appetizers just sat and waited. The soup was a bit bland, but overall was ok. Eventually another server noticed we had no bread and our server quickly brought bread for us (which should have come before the soup.)

Onto the mains. The Surf and Turf was a Sirloin Steak and Prawns. The prawns were well prepared, and seasoned well. The steak, while cooked correctly, was super salty! The same for the Prime Rib steak. My Fish and Chips were over fried and brown... not golden brown, BROWN. To top it off, the Fish and Chips were super salty as well! It tasted like the chef spilled a bottle of salt over everything (or has a lack of taste buds). The food was barely edible and we had to wash everything down with lots of water. The only reasonably enjoyable entree was the Salmon Steak.

Finally the dessert. The dessert was some sort of custard with a strong flavour of orange. Very very sweet, but tasty. I was the only one who could stand the extreme sweetness, so I ended up eating most of it.

Price wise, it's the typical Boathouse fare. Around $40/person and we didn't order drinks. The only appetizer and dessert was part of the Seasonal special. For the level of food and service we received, a terrible value.

Overall, we had a pretty bad exerience with this Boathouse. Compared to other locations we've been to, this is hands down the WORST one we've tried. Service is flaky because either they're stretched too thin, or they're just disorganized. Food was sub-par to down right bad. Parking is absolutely a nightmare.

Definitely NOT recommended. Go to another location, you'll be much happier.

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Browns Socialhouse215 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Good for a Quick Bite
By kewpiebaby of Vancouver (200 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 8:37am [Dine in]

A very cozy, cool place to hang out, especially in the summertime on the patio. Service is friendly, and the food is not bad. I like coming here after yoga for a quick bite and have tried both the yam fries and ribs. While those seem like regular dishes that you can get anywhere else, Browns delivers on taste and it doesn't hurt the wallet too much. I like the ambiance the most. It's great for hanging out and catching up with old friends. Great location and its got some pretty cool vibes. =)

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Kurumba Restaurant3003 St. Johns Street, #107, Port Moody
A good find
By royalsam of burnaby (47 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 6:52am [Dine in]

This apparently is Sri Lanken fare and if so is very good. The prices are reasonable, service is attentive and pleasant. Most importantly the food is plentiful, fresh and above all spiced right. We like it spicy and the dishes we ordered had far more heat, in a tasty way, than many places who prepare similar dishes.
This will become a regular for lunch, when I'm in the area .

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Pajo's Fish & Chips2800 Murray St, Port Moody
NOW it's summer
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (149 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

Went on a summer evening. It was avery busy. Waited at least 10 minutes to order and then another 15 for the food. It was worth the wait. Lovely summer evening. Beautiful location. One piece order of cod and chips came with 2 large whole pieces. The fries were excellent. The fish yummy hot and crispy. One person had a burger and said it was awesome and "melty". The only bad thing was the grilled cheese - it was weird as it was a hamburger bun turned inside out. Great outdoor dining experiece.,

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Best Prime Rib
By rick22 of Port Moody (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 10:45am [Dine in]

love the prime rib at onyx! service was attentive without being intrusive and our waitress picked us a great bottle off the massive wine list (they have a wine cellar). I heard they are switching to a semi ala carte menu which is fine by me as long as the beef stays this good :)

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Omega Cafe2929 St Johns St, #1, Port Moody
What a great find
By D Sepp of Port Moody BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, July 15, 2011 - 11:23am [Dine in]

We followed the advice of some neighbours, and are sure glad that we did. We have become regulars at this cafe. How often do you find a cafe with a real chef preparing the food?! The kids love the chili, which is always available. There is always a homemade soup, and a variety of truly special meals on the specials board.

The first evening we went in there, I had to look twice to make sure that I was really seeing prawns and tilapia for under $12. Then, I held my breath to see if I had made a mistake ordering prawns at a cafe. No mistake - the meal was great. This cafe has its roots as a doughnut shop, and the doughnuts are great too. But for us, the other food overshadows the doughnuts. If you see shepherds pie on the specials menu, give it a try.

We do want this cafe to succeed. What a gem to have in your neighbourhood.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
A bit too much
By kewpiebaby of Vancouver (200 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 27, 2011 - 1:03pm [Dine in]

A very cool & hip place for a get-together to catch up with friends. The ambiance is cozy, warm and fun. Our waitress was awesome - super friendly, efficient, and great with kids. She was helpful with my friend's 2 year old boy and kept him entertained while we had our dinner. The food is not bad - we ordered ribs, filet mignon, the onyx salad and prime rib with various sides, but the overall cost really adds up. Each entree is priced individually while sides are an extra cost. My baby back ribs were already $17.95, which was fine, but I wasn't entirely sure about adding mushrooms for $5.95 and sauteed vegetables for another $5.95. I think these extra prices may be better off at places downtown Vancouver, or Yaletown, but I think a bit too much for Port Moody. It was pretty busy with big parties on this particular Saturday night and kept the place buzzing, but unless I have bigger pockets, I would only want to come back for drinks and appies.

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Nagano Japanese Restaurant254 Newport Dr, Port Moody
Annoyed and disappointed with horrible service
By cykl of port moody (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:01am [Dine in]

I went with a couple of girlfriends last night because we had a good time here the last time we went (granted, that was almost 5 years ago). We expected to have a good time last night too. Unfortunately, we left the place feeling very annoyed and disappointed. We were waiting for one more friend to arrive and she was late for about 10 minutes. During that time, 3 different waitresses came by and kept asking/hassling us if we wanted to order something to drink. Each time, we told them that we were waiting for our friend. When we finally ordered our drinks, they said that they didn't have it that night. Since they were so eager asking us to order drinks, maybe they could have informed us that they didn't have that particular drink that night... Just a thought. When we did order our food, I suppose they didn't have anything to bother us with, so it was ok then. However, they were very eager to clear our plates. And we didn't notice because we were still talking when they were doing clearing the plates. We didn't think much of it until we realized that the waitress didn't ask us if we were still working on our food. We thought she was just clearing empty plates but no, she had cleared the whole table. We didn't have a lot of food left but isn't it a common courtesy to ask? Overall, the waitresses were very eager to get us to leave. You would have thought that there were a lot of people waiting to get into this place. But no. There were about 4 tables that were seated during the 1.5 hours that we were there. I kind of regret tipping now...but that's neither here nor there. I have also heard rumours that they treat "young people" not so well because they don't tip well? I may look young but I'm 24... Regardless, no one is going to tip well if you treat your diners with this kind of service. I for one will never go back to this place and will tell everyone I know to not go unless they like being treated with horrible service. Oh and the food... is not horrible but not that good either. You can certainly find better elsewhere. Definitely not worth it for the price or the service.

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Lougheed Wonton Restaurant2408 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
got delivery in under 30 mins
By pete66 of coquitlam (56 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 6:26pm [Delivery]

Ordered the tenderloin beef with gourmet sauce, black bean sauce chow mein, chicken congee & an egg roll.
Lots of beef in the chow mein, thick congee but the sliced chicken in the congee did not taste as fresh as it could be. The beef was tender but preferred a thicker sauce. Came with several fortune cookies. The crispy noodle chow mein dishes are always good.Its probably better eating in the restaurant but overall the food was above average..

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Omega Cafe2929 St Johns St, #1, Port Moody
Great neighbourhood spot!
By mapia of Port Moody, Greater Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 6:51pm [Dine in]

I have enjoyed more than a few meals at this place. I really love the fresh food that is, as the owner will tell you if asked, all made from scratch. Our favorites include the massive portion of fish and chips for $7.95, the sandwiches, soup and the donuts. Everytime I go I aim to try something new. My husband especially loves the legendary peanut crunch donut (often sold out early in the day and the same recipe as the previous owner). The breakfast is also very good. I once had the weekend benny special with the yummy breakfast potatoes.....and the hollandaise is one of the best I've had (made by hand, of course). Give this place a try next time you're looking for breakfast or a decent lunch or dinner with lots of heart and no fuss. I would LOVE to see them succeed!

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McDonald's3033 St Johns St, Port Moody
good burgers & great fries at this location
By pete66 of coquitlam (56 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 9:15am [Dine in]

We come here regularly for quarter pounders, chicken nuggets, Big Macs, fish burgers, their hot crispy fries & apple pies. Usually we come for dinner or lunch. Its a fairly large restaurant and cleaner than others with a nicer atmosphere. The burgers are usually always warm, cooked and taste the way you expect it, and you always leave satisfied. We will continue coming to this location..

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Sango Japanese Fusion Restaurant110 Brew St., #5, Port Moody
Debunking reviews that are not appropriate
By gd of port moody (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:36pm [Dine in]

Have lived in coquitlam & port moody for close to 30 years & have enjoyed sushi restaurants even longer. I have eaten regularly in almost every sushi restaurant in the area at one time or another & find Sango to be one of the best. The quality of many restaurants in the lower mainland is excellent so "the bar" is high. If you think the price is too high then you should be eating at an all you can eat or a cheap place where the food is only standard fare. The service is fairly "casual" but if you dont have time to chill buy the takeout. Hope this balances the reviews a bit.

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Gallery Bistro2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody
We love this place
By Harriet B of port moody (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:32am [Take-out]

We work in the area and eat at the gallery cafe once or twice a week. We usually do take out but sometimes we eat in. It's a very cozy cafe. Sandwiches, salads and soup specials are delicious. Sandwiches are our favourite and they come with crunchy chips on the side. Yum. Staff is friendly and our orders come quickly. No complaints at all. It's our go to place.

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Sango Japanese Fusion Restaurant110 Brew St., #5, Port Moody
Nice decor, mediocore food and service
By Gibbler of Coquitlam, BC (15 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 9:12am [Dine in]

Mango roll - Sango offers a selection of 'fusion' rolls ranging from $8.95 to $15.99 (!) We tried the mango roll which was a spicy tuna roll with slices of mango and avocado on top. The tuna was quite sparse. If that's what a plain spicy tuna roll looked like, I would have been disappointed.

Vegetable combo - Consisted of 3 rolls. The cucumber in the cucumber roll was shredded instead of one piece and therefore didn't really hold together very well. The vegetable roll had cucumber, red, yellow pepper and avocado. It kind of fell apart when you picked it up too and didn't really taste all that interesting. At least the avocado roll was ok, it's hard to screw that one up.

Seafood fried udon - Only ok. There were pieces of surf clam that were too chewy to eat. Normally, that is eaten raw and now I can see why.

Decor was nice, high ceilings, nice tables, chairs.

Service was slow. The dirty dishes piled up on the table and weren't cleared. Even when the server brought our bill, she only picked up two dishes and left the rest.

I will not be going there again. There are too many good sushi places in town to waste my time/money here. And for fusion Japanese food, I'd rather go to Happa Izakaya in Vancouver.

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Gallery Bistro2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody
great vibe, great soup
By yummy2020 of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

I've had the opportunity to sample many lunches here and an occasional latte or brunch.
The service is sometimes a bit inconsistent depending if there's a new staff person training, but the wait staff are always friendly and accommodating. The soups are well made, from scratch, and often sell out. Sandwiches are tasty if a little "bready" as they are on foccaccia and such, and they serve potato chips on the side. You can get a side salad instead of soup with the sandwich combos. The egg salad croissant, ham and swiss sandwiches are usually tasty. I find that the real highlight is their soups, which are varied, and made from scratch. The hamburger soup, salmon chowder, vegetarian borsht are all tasty and fairly hearty lunches on their own, and the corn bread is a nice, savoury addition. I rarely go for desserts/muffins here. Their latte, if sometimes a little slow to come out, is also tasty with JJ Bean Coffee. My favourite for brunch is their Benny that's made with avocado. Overall, the cafe has a really nice "gallery'' ambiance with a lot of quality artwork on the walls. It also has a pleasant patio out back that's open when the weather permits, and I like that's it's always clean and tidy.

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