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3amigosBurnabySince October 21, 200733 Reviews
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Sushi & Japanese Restaurant403 North Road, #204, Coquitlam
A much-enjoyed first experience.
Submitted Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

We (two seniors & daughter) arrived in the plaza's parking lot a few minutes before the restaurant's opening time of 11:30am, and found the lot very busy (it's rather small, serves a good number of stores, restaurants, and etc., with much of the parking limited to 30-minutes), but we were able to find a spot (for longer parking) without having to go up on the roof, where additional parking is available. (Note: we found out later, that when you dine at the restaurant, they provide "parking permits" that you can put in your vehicle to get 2-hours of parking within the 30-minute parking spots.)

We were the first customers to enter, but were joined by other diners very soon after, and by noon, several tables in the restaurant were occupied.

We found the restaurant clean, 'open' in layout, and bright. There are tables (for 2-4 diners per each) arranged around the perimeter of the restaurant, and several rows of tables throughout the middle of the restaurant - the latter arrangement allowing service for four or more diners at one table, or the putting together of tables, for service to more, as need be. A good arrangement we thought, for rather efficient use of space.

Upon entering, and selecting where we wished to sit, service to our table was prompt, courteous, and friendly. Cups of tea were brought to our table with the menus. We requested a pot of tea, and it was brought when the server returned to take our order.

The food ordered:

-- lunch vegetable bento box ($8.50) - which came with salad, veggie or avocado roll (the latter was chosen), a daily special (an orange), tofu teriyaki, and a selection of tempura.

-- party tray 'C' ($35.95) - which came with several pieces of the following rolls: California, dynamite, chopped scallop, red, and orange mango, and sushi (three pieces per each of): tuna, salmon, chopped scallop, and masago.

There was no additional charge for the tea, and miso soup was provided at no additional charge as well.

Our dining experience: this was a first visit for us, and we were solidly-impressed!! The 'environment' (ambience, layout, and etc.) was perfectly fine. The service attentive (and not 'overdone'), friendly, and courteous. The food -- why we went there!! was fresh, well-prepared and presented - and in one word (difficult for me!!), was 'yum'!!!

A return visit is definitely being planned.

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Chan's Garden441 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
A disappointing dining experience.
Submitted Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 4:43pm [Dine in]

We went to Chan's Garden for dinner recently -- a first-time visit for us. With it's bright sign, we found it easy to spot at it's Columbia Street location.

Once inside, we found a rather bright and stark decor -- bare, mostly-undecorated, white (or off-white) walls, with booths (the table rather 'high' for some of us short types!!), and lines of tables & chairs. My first reaction was memories of the cafeteria-style restaurants of a good many years ago -- no decor or ambience, but a spotlessly-clean, neat, and orderly set-up.

Upon entering, we found service to be prompt and friendly. We (a threesome) accepted being seated in a booth -- menus, glasses of water, a pot of tea and cups, and 'tableware' (dinner plates, knives and forks, and napkins), were quickly provided. We asked for bowls, and chopsticks - our request was accommodated promptly.

For a starter (while we "researched" the menu), we (two of us) ordered Chinese beer, and an order of deep-fried wonton to share. The beer was good - light, cold, and "hit-the-spot" - the wonton appetizer was 'ok'.

For dinner, we ordered to share: crispy ginger beef, szechuan prawns, seafood chop suey, and the house special egg foo young. The food arrived rather quickly (I would say, rather too quickly!!!). The dishes looked colourful, and the servings a good size.

The food presentations were the 'good' part of the meal, the food preparations the 'not-so-good' part.

--- the crispy ginger beef was gooey, greasy, and lacking in 'real' ginger flavour -- the szechuan prawn dish - consisted of some unshelled prawns, immersed in a thick, and quite terrible-tasting sauce, surrounded by broccoli -- the seafood chop suey - some rather decently-prepared pieces of fish, seafoods, and veggies, but too much gooey and greasy sauce -- the egg foo young - uncooked inside, and a total yuck!

Overall: friendly and accommodating service, served up in stark and cold ambience, decent presentations of food, that, in our opinion, was certainly not prepared as well, or taste as good as it looked.

Based on this dining experience, I just cannot see us returning again.

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Shi Zen Ya985 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Sushi with a difference!!
Submitted Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 5:04pm [Dine in]

We dined at Shizen Ya during a recent 2-day, December stay in downtown Vancouver. It features organic offerings (including brown rice and greens), no additives, msg free, and is vegetarian friendly.

It is a small place, and certainly not one to bring a group (if I recall correctly, there are some 7-8 small tables - two of which will seat four, all the rest will only seat two). For us, it is the small places that most-often appeal to us, and this was certainly one of those - what a delight it was to have had dinner there during this stay - good menu, fresh, well-prepared food, and friendly, helpful staff and service.

We (a senior couple) decided, with a little help from our server, to add a couple of dishes to one of their combo meals, and share. So we had: miso soup, sunomono, vegetable tempura, chicken gyoza, sashimi (salmon and tuna), and beef teriyaki (beef & brown rice). And the (included) green tea.

Everything was so fresh and prepared to order, and served by such friendly and accommodating staff - we just wished we could have returned, but we will have to save that for our next time downtown.

We sure enjoyed our dining experience at Shizen Ya.

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Fumiyoshi Japanese Restaurant451 Howe Street, Vancouver
A dining experience to forget.
Submitted Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

We stopped into Fumiyoshi Japanese Restaurant recently for an early dinner (5pm). After being seated by the young waiter, we were provided menus, and served some tea. So far, great service, and we were impressed.

Oops, then we tried the tea - it was barely lukewarm!! When the waiter returned to our table to take our order, we asked that the tea be replaced by some hot tea. He left, came back with the pot, and instead of emptying our cups, just poured more tea into them!! So now we had full cups, but the tea still cool!! We tried again to advise him that the tea was cold, and we're used to it being warm, and preferably hot. Our words seemed to fall on deaf ears!! He just wanted us to place our food order, and I'm still not sure why we did.

We ordered an appetizer of gyoza, and a 'combo platter of rolls' - we chose their most-expensive platter of such, it had more rolls, and more kinds of rolls. The gyoza arrived within minutes, and the platter of rolls "almost" at the same time!! The second 'ouch or oops' for us .... the gyoza was warm, and quite good, but the sushi rolls left much to be desired. They were "stiff" and rather tasteless. The rolls with salmon in them, had pieces of skin & bone included. We still wonder when they had been originally prepared - certainly not for us, suspect they were leftovers from lunch.

We had selected a restaurant handy to where we were staying, and I had walked by during noon, and it was busy, so thought it could be a decent choice for our dinner that evening - it was not.

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Chong's Restaurant2532 Kingsway, Vancouver
A much-enjoyed dim sum dining experience.
Submitted Monday, March 19, 2012 - 3:31pm [Dine in]

Thanks to the most recent positive and helpful posts, we headed over to try Chong's Restaurant early-Saturday morning, March 17, to try the dim sum. Our first visit to this restaurant - and based on this dining experience, certainly not to be our last!!

We arrived a few minutes short of 9am - the 'Open' light went on just as we parked the car. We (a threesome) were greeted upon entering, and seated at one of the tables set up for four (along a side wall of the restaurant). Our server then promptly brought tea to our table, and provided us with the dim sum menu.

The dim sum menu: 68+ choices. The basic dishes (dumplings, and the like) priced $2.75/each, roast pork or bbq pork on rice $3.75/each, chef specials $3.75-$5.95/each, special rice/noodle dishes $6.75/each, and congees from $4.95-$5.50 a bowl, and $10.80-$12.80 a casserole. There is no additional charge for the Chinese tea.

For this, our first visit, we tried: steamed prawn & corn dumpling, steamed beef ball, steamed bean curd w/enoki mushroom, rice flour rolls w/prawns, braised spicy green beans, and deep fried squid w/peppery salt.

Friendly ambiance, good service, and we sure enjoyed our food choices -- everything well-prepared, very tasty, and served 'piping-hot' to our table. Like another poster said, the braised green beans were fantastic, as were the prawn & corn dumplings -- we have never tasted these dishes as good anywhere.

More please!! and that will come soon, as we are anxious to get back to Chong's, and get to try more items on their dim sum menu.

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Delicious Chinese Cuisine1595 Kingsway, Vancouver
Our new favourite for Chinese dim sum!!
Submitted Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 1:45pm [Dine in]

We (as the same threesome) have now enjoyed dim sum at Delicious Chinese Cuisine on five separate occasions - adding four additional dining experiences since that initial visit made and so-enjoyed on March 19. I thought an update was in order. Dining once and enjoying it is one thing, but following up that experience with several more, has afforded us the opportunity to try more dishes, re-try many, assess consistencies of qualities and preparations, and service provided, and all.

All our dining experiences have been morning ones, and only on weekend days -- four on Saturdays, and one on a Sunday -- for each, we have arrived at the restaurant before 9:30 am. I confirmed the hours this time - the restaurant is open for dim sum seven days a week, from 9am - 3pm, and then re-opens for dinner, from 5pm - 10pm, each day of the week, except Tuesday.

We have now tried (and re-tried several) 12 of the 40 lowest-priced offerings ($2.75 per each), and 7 of the 57 more-expensively-priced offerings (priced $3.50 and above) on the dim sum menu -- so a total of 19 different dishes, many of which we have now re-tried a few times.

Of the lowest-priced dishes, we have now tried:
-- steamed crystal prawn dumplings, steamed prawn dumplings w/pea leaves, shrimp with golden corn dumplings, steamed meat & chinese celery rissoles, steamed pork shui mai dumplings, steamed beef meatballs, steamed juicy pork dumplings, crispy pea leaves rolls, steamed rice flour rolls w/prawns & greens, steamed rice flour rolls w/beef & parsley, steamed rice flour rolls w/assorted mushrooms, two kinds of green tea gelatin.

Of the higher-priced dishes, we have now tried:
-- steamed sticky rice wraps w/dried scallops, b.b.q. duck w/rice spaghetti in soup, deep fried squid in peppery salt, pork hock in soy sauce, deep fried tofu w/golden garlic, pan fried rice flour rolls in soy sauce, stir fried beef & greens with flat rice noodles.

In summary -- yum, and consistent. We have been so impressed with how consistent the food preparations and presentations seem to be, and that goes for the good, welcoming, and friendly service as well!! We have not encountered any negative surprises - when we re-try something, it comes to us just as we remembered and enjoyed it from a previous visit - this is of utmost importance to us, and we give the restaurant a solid 5-stars in this regard!!

Our dining charges (including the charges for jasmine tea, and tax), for six to seven dishes, have totalled between $27 - $33. For consistently well-prepared and tasty Chinese dim-sum offerings for these three amigos, we think Delicious Chinese Cuisine delivers, and is a great value restaurant. We love Chinese dim sum, and this restaurant is a winner for us!!

Cheers!

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Fortune Court Seafood Restaurant3555 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Our favourite dim sum restaurant!!
Submitted Monday, June 28, 2010 - 1:50pm [Dine in]

We (as a threesome) have been going to the Fortune Court for the dim sum offerings for the past several years, and over that time, have got to know, much-enjoy, and really appreciate the staff and food there. Over the past few weeks, some changes have been implemented to how the dim sum offerings are ordered and presented, along with a few new additions to the dim sum menu. For us, what we have always enjoyed, has only got better. We like the new way of ordering -- pre-selecting items from a menu, rather than waiting for various carts to come by the table -- plus, we have been able to add a few new dim sum items to our favourites list.

We do dim sum at Fortune Court a couple of Saturday or Sunday mornings each month (at minimum), and always tend to select and go for the more 'regular' (ans less-expensive) dim sum menu items, and only very seldom order any of the 'special' (extra-priced) offerings. But ss said, the ordering is now done by pre-selecting what you want from a menu placed on your table. You stroke off what you want (and the quantity) and the food is brought to your table -- no more waiting for dim sum carts to pass by. If you want more, you just stoke off more on the menu ordering sheet, and it's taken away, and the process repeated. It was a bit confusing at first, as we often could not find the precise English descriptions of some of the dishes we wanted, we were offered a 'picture' menu to help!!! We've graduated from those early days now, and find it quite easy to do the selecting without pictures, and find the whole process to work well, and we find it really helps to speed up the ordering and delivery to table process for both customer and owner alike. After some awkward first steps, we've adapted well, and really like the 'new way' there!!!

We always eat well during our visits, and have never felt pressured by the staff to rush, so that our table can be cleared for others who may be waiting. Plus, we have always found the staff to be more than willing to please, when it comes to ordering (like adding more items, or even deleting items already ordered). And we know from our dim sum dining experiences elsewhere, the dim sum offerings are great value!

Here are prices 'ranges' from the current menu: "steamed" (dumplings, wraps, curds, and etc) $3.00 - $3.95, "fried & baked" (deep-fried pastries, dumplings, rolls, and etc.) $2.75 - $3.50, "rice in hot pot" (with pork, chicken, sausage, and etc.) $4.95 - $5.50, "rice flour rolls" (from plain, to meat & vegetarian) $3.00 - $3.50, "sweet dim sum" (custard tarts, pastries, tapioca, and etc.) $2.50 - $3.25, "kitchen specialties" (a long list of various meats, fish, seafoods, veggies, and etc.) $3.50 - $5.95, "chef's specialty fish broth" (rice, noodles, and various fish and seafood broths) $4.50 - $5.95, "congee" (various fish, seafood, meat, chicken, and etc.) $3.25 - $5.95/bowl, or $8.80 - $19.80/casserole. It's a big and varied menu.

The only ill-effects we have ever suffered from dining at Fortune Court is that "full and contented" feeling that comes from eating and enjoying a little too much!!

We enjoy dim sum dining at the small(er) places that cater mostly to a Chinese clientele, and have a few restaurants in and around Vancouver that we enjoy. Fortune Court though, is most-definitely our current favourite!! To us, their dim sum is great value, and a major "yum experience"!!

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Austin Heights Diner2154 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
Great neighbourhood diner!!
Submitted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 1:45pm [Dine in]

Thought it about time for a updated review of this diner favourite of ours. We have enjoyed a good many visits and meals, since our '07 review!!

For us, dining at Austin Diner has always been a little like dining back in the 50's & 60's, and for us "youngsters", that's sure not a bad thing, as each visit brings back many fond memories 'to the fore' of those days every time we go, walk into the place, and enjoy the food and dining there!!

There's a very decent-sized menu of Chinese and Canadian cuisine (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner times), with several daily 'specials' (of all types of offerings) tacked up on a series of 'bulletin boards' above and in front of the kitchen area.

The lunch and dinner Canadian food entrees from the menu (roast turkey dinner, chicken cordon bleu, salisbury steak, breaded veal cutlets, liver with bacon or onions, salmon steak, grilled halibut, and the like) are priced from about $7.00 - $9.00 per each, and each includes a bowl of the 'soup du jour', salad, veggies, and mashed potatoes. The sandwiches and burgers (clubhouse, chicken or bacon, lettuce & tomato, and many different kinds of burgers - from 'super' burger and cheeseburger, to Mexican, Hawaiian, and teryaki burgers), from the menu range from about $5.00 - $7.00 per each, and each includes a bowl of the 'soup du jour' and fries.

All portions of "everything" are very good-sized to huge!! And the service is just great -- friendly, prompt, and accommodating!!

It has the ambiance of a diner - clean and tidy, but nothing fancy - just the bare tables and chairs, and really no views to speak of. We like that, some might wish for more.

But heh, it's the good food, great prices, incredible value, and service that bring us, and so many others here, and often!!

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Fancy Szechuan Chinese Restaurant33018 1st Avenue, Mission
Not 'fancy', but good value!!
Submitted Monday, July 20, 2009 - 1:22pm [Dine in]

We stopped at Mission to (shop and) enjoy the 'all-you-can-eat' lunch buffet at this restaurant on July 14, on the way back home from a stay in Manning Park. We did all of this last Sept as well, and enjoyed it, so we were looking forward to this return visit.
We arrived at the restaurant at 11:30 am, and were the first ones in and seated -- just in time to watch servers bringing the first food items out of the kitchen, and stocking hot-trays on the two large tables. Heh, a great time to be there -- everything is so fresh, and steaming/piping hot!!
There's a rather large and varied choice of hot offerings for the rather small size of the setup (compared to other places 'of this kind' we know), providing everything from a couple of different kinds of soups, various noodle and rice dishes, various meat and seafood dishes, both with/without veggies, and a small assortment of dim sum dishes as well. And with it being 'szechuan', some of the dishes are truly quite 'spicy hot' and tasty!! Plus, there are two side-tables -- one with salad makings, a selection of fruits, cake, and etc., and another with several tubs of ice cream (which I can never leave alone!!).
The place and food offerings are not "fancy", there really isn't any particularly interesting or unique ambiance to the place, or view from it, but the staff are friendly, cordial, and attentive, and we think the food and dining there represents very good value. For the lunch buffet, the prices were $8.99/adult and $7.99/senior (sorry, I can't recall the price for children).
We have always enjoyed stopping, browsing, and shopping in Mission, and since discovering the Fancy Szechuan Restaurant last year, we have had even more to enjoy during these visits!!

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Yan's Garden9948 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Enjoyed the dim sum.
Submitted Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

Did Saturday morning dim sum today (March 21) - they open at 9am, and we were inside and enjoying our first cup of tea by about 10:15am. This was our first time to this restaurant (and we were a couple, not the usual threesome). We were in the area shopping, decided to look in -- we were favourably-impressed with the warm and friendly greeting we received upon entering, liked the look of the restaurant, saw people eating, so decided 'why not' - it's friendly, looks good, and we love dim sum!! We were not disappointed.

This is the first time we have done dim sum as a couple, so it meant a bit of a strategy change to our ordering. It turned out to be fun though, and we managed to enjoy a good many (probably one too many!!) dishes, along with a couple of pots of very good tasting jasmine tea.

The basic dim sum dishes there were priced at $2.95 per each. And they did charge for the tea, at $1.30 for the two of us, and such good tea, we did not wince at that. We enjoyed several dishes we know and enjoy at other favoured Chinese restaurants -- a couple of steamed seafood dumplings, stuffed egg plant, tendon (yum!!), and spareribs, plus, one 'special' (not on the dim sum) dish (deep-fried prawn) at $4.25. We found everything much to our liking - warm, well-prepared, and tasty.

And the dining atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. We were never 'rushed' or 'pushed' to select any offering. We ate and selected at our pace, and very much-enjoyed the friendliness of the servers, and the 'host', who often dropped by our table to see how everything was going.

So all in all, a great first time experience at Yan's Garden. Good food, friendly and attentive service, and and an ambiance to relax and enjoy. Suspect there will be a return visit on the menu soon!!

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Rockwell's Bar & Grill319 North Road, Coquitlam
Sunday Brunch at Rockwell's
Submitted Friday, March 13, 2009 - 3:25pm [Dine in]

We had a birthday to celebrate recently (late-Feb '09), and decided to re-visit Rockwell's, to do another Sunday brunch in "her" honour. We were not disappointed!!

The long and varied 'cold table' of breads, buns, salads, fish, seafoods, cold cuts, cheeses, and the like, was as good as we had remembered, and more - with fine selections of everything. We especially enjoyed the salad makings, fish, and seafoods!!!

We were not very impressed by the food offered via the 'steam-trays' during our last visit (much over-cooked food), but it looked and tasted much better this time -- maybe it was our upbeat mood, or maybe the food really was better prepared this time -- whatever, we found, sampled, and enjoyed a good many of the offerings, especially those items related more to 'lunch' - like the various fish dishes, lasagna, and the like - than the more typically breakfast fare.
The "can I make you a omelette, waffle, pancake, or the like" table, was as good as ever!! With very friendly service and tasty offerings!!
Overall, a much-enjoyed birthday brunch!!

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Scoozi's445 Howe Street, Vancouver
Found and enjoyed!!
Submitted Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 4:23pm [Dine in]

I spotted this small, colourful restaurant and bar via an afternoon 'walkabout' on Dec 30. We had checked into a nearby hotel as an "Anniversary and New Year's treat" and were looking for a couple of places to dine (outside of our hotel) during our stay.
The particular restaurant caught my eye, I liked what I could see from the outside, so went in, checked out a menu, spoke with Michael (the Proprietor), and was given a 'mini-tour' -- I was 'sold' - I took a menu back to our hotel, and we returned to dine that evening.
We were greeted and seated to a table by Michael. Our server took our drink orders soon after, and then left us to study the menu and make our meal choices. We ended up both deciding to try the same thing, one of the dinner specials -- the 'homemade lasagna' (which was described as: lean beef, four cheeses, and spinach) -- it included a choice of soup or salad -- 'she' opted for the chicken soup, and 'I', a Greek salad.
The soup turned out to be nothing "special" - a somewhat tasty sort of a lemon-flavoured rice, in a mixture that had congealed because it was so cool! My 'Greek salad' was not very 'Greek' - two black olives, and where was the cheese?! - but the ingredients were bright, fresh, and crisp, and as a pre-dinner salad, it worked fine for me.
Then came the lasgna -- our first reaction -- wow, this stuff is hot!! And that's both warm 'and' spicy!!
Neither of us had ever seen or experienced lasagna like this before -- and it turned out to be quite exceptionally good and tasty!!
And the "bottomless" plate of warm, toasty pita bread was much-enjoyed throughout our meal, and helped to ensure there was absolutely nothing left on either of our plates!!
We did not order desserts, or after-dinner beverages, but were surprised with a lovely dessert treat to share - I can't recall it's name, but it was pretty, and very tasty - and provided a nice end to our dinner.
Overall, we much-enjoyed our dining experience at Scoozis, and hope to see Michael, and taste some of his other very tasty creations again sometime soon!!

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Kam Ding Seafood Restaurant3021 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
Great dim sum and service!!
Submitted Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 1:50pm [Dine in]

We did dim sum at this 'new-to-us' restaurant this Sunday morning, arriving just before 10 am, it's opening time. It was almost full about 20 minutes after that!! We sure enjoyed the food and total experience - our first, of what will likely be many returns to this great little Chinese restaurant.
We much-enjoy dim sum, and eat it regularly, at a few places around the Lower Mainland. We food the food here to be very tasty and well-prepared, and the service great, and so friendly (so many smiling faces, what a difference from some places we know!!). It's a very "plain and simple" ambiance - no tablecloths, a chipped dish amongst the lot, but overall, the kind of place (in our experience), where you usually find good food, we sure were not disappointed!!
Typical dim sum fare - we sampled several dishes we were familiar with, so we could compare with other places we enjoy. We don't want to past judgment too quickly, but via this, our first taste, we were impressed, and may ignore our other favourites for a while!!
Sunday morning dim sum - new place - great experience -- yum!!

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Fantastic Restaurant3309 Kingsway, Vancouver
Same good food, but place renovated.
Submitted Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:22pm [Dine in]

We did our last two dim sums of 2007 at the Fantastic, on 15 & 30 Dec. We found and enjoyed the same good food, but it was being served up in surroundings that had been much-renovated since we had been there last (31 Oct, before heading south on holidays).
The restaurant now has what I guess could be called a more "modern-look" -- redecoration of the walls, tables, lighting, and all. It was a bit of a shock at first, we had become so used to the 'other' (much more 'heritage') look, and I believe we would still prefer to have the "old" look. But places change. Thank goodness the food has not, and that's what we come there for -- it is still the same -- good dim sum stuff, and very good value.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant2991 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Have tried the 'all-you-can-eat' lunch only.
Submitted Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

We have done the 'all-you-can-eat' lunch twice since the restaurant opened at its new location. We ate at the former location several times over the past couple of years, and although we did not always fully-enjoy our dining experiences (food and service), for the most part they were certainly better than what we have had at the new place -- dining there has meant mediocre food and preparations, and terrible service -- and at a higher cost. In addition, the old place had some ambiance -- the new place looks and feels so cold and 'sterile', lacking the "warmth & charm" (limited as it was) of the former location. And the staff actually spoke and smiled at the old location - well, at least some of the time. But now, they seem so rigid, 'plastic', and more uncaring than ever (about you actually being there).
Mediocre food, poor preparations of same (for example - the teryaki preparations - the beef teryaki is almost unidentifiable and unfit to eat, the chicken and pork not much better - watery and tasteless!!), service that is very poor, and that doesn't match the type of food being served.
At this time, we're very unsure whether it's worth of another try.

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Gillnetter Pub, The1864 Argue St, Port Coquitlam
Good Sunday brunch - without the high cost!!
Submitted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

Enjoyed Sunday brunch there a few weekends ago. Nothing fancy, but a decent selection of fruits, the typical breakfast stuff, and the "make to your order" table for omelettes, waffles, etc. Good stuff there!!
We faced a rather long line-up and wait to get in, and had rather cramped quarters once inside, but that aside, for the low price, it was great value, and an experience we all much-enjoyed.
Looking to go back sometime soon.

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Angelina's960 Quayside Drive, #115, New Westminster
Breakfast & early-lunch at the Quay.
Submitted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 3:37pm [Dine in]

We have probably not dined at Angelina's as often as we should have, but the experiences we have had, have been delights. Breakfast offerings range from typical Canadian-style "eggs, with", and the like, to wonderful pancakes, waffles, and other 'specialties of the house'. There's a good and varied menu, plus, 'specials of the day'.
Quality food, well-prepared, and good, friendly service. Just wish the restaurant had a view over-looking the Fraser River, but you can't have everything!!

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Cafe-Kafe Europa735 Denman Street, Vancouver
Great schnitzels!!
Submitted Monday, October 22, 2007 - 5:17pm [Dine in]

We (two of us) found this place on a walkabout one evening when looking for a place to have dinner on Denman. It looked rather nice - cozy and intimate, so we decided to give it a try, and from the experience, were glad we did. We much-enjoyed our schnitzels, et al. We ordered two different kinds, and then cut and shared.
The food was good, service the same, and we hope to try it again sometime soon!!

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Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
Over-priced food and over-hyped ambiance.
Submitted Monday, October 22, 2007 - 4:51pm [Dine in]

A beautiful location, and commanding views when the day and/or night skies allow such. And the views from the restaurant itself can be much the same, if one is seated by the windows, otherwise, no, and nothing special. I have had only two dining experiences at Horizons - one for lunch, and the other for dinner. On both occasions, I took 'out of town' friends, hoping they would enjoy both the views, and the west coast dining. Personally, I think we all enjoyed the views more than we did the food and dining experiences.
Lunch was the biggest disaster. We (friend and I), and only a very few others were in the restaurant at the time. We asked if they could possibly change the music, or at the least, turn it down -- as we were there to eat, savour and enjoy our time together and the view (and we had a great table by a window to do so), and not to be bombarded by music too loud for us to enjoy talking and enjoying the natural surroundings. "Sorry, we find people like music when they eat, it keeps them from having to talk to each other" was the short answer to our request. I tried again, at the reception desk this time, but was greeted with much the same stupid response. Good grief, to say the least!! So started a high-priced, nothing special meal that we could have and definitely should have enjoyed elsewhere.
The dinner evening there - four of us this time - faired a bit better, but it was still "bothered" by music played too loud for us to enjoy quiet conversation on a 'special dinner night' out. The food was good, but portions were small, and everything, imho, was much over-priced.
Horizons is not on the menu for another visit!!

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Copper Club Grill & Lounge405 North Road, Coquitlam
The Sunday brunches are wonderful!!
Submitted Monday, October 22, 2007 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

We have enjoyed two Sunday brunches at the Copper Club. The first because we had stayed at the Executive Plaza one Saturday and decided we would try the Sunday brunch the next morning as part of our "weekend out". And the other, a return visit, was because we enjoyed the first experience so much -- we came back as a threesome that time -- and enjoyed it even more!!
So much good food, so well-prepared and presented. So many choices of what to have, and how to have it.
A totally-fun and very enjoyable dining experience, and especially so for those "special" times we all have to celebrate once in a while.
Nice place, good food and service, comfortable surroundings.

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