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BananaBreadPort CoquitlamSince September 6, 200622 Reviews
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3 (3)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3)
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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant2991 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
AYCE Lunch $10.95 weekday
Submitted Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 1:21pm [Dine in]

I knew the reputation of SSY and knew it wasn't good but figured for lunch AYCE we thought we'd give it a try for the price.

Offerings: Restricted to 2 orders of Sashimi for an extra $1/pp, Nigri limited to Tuna or Salmon a handful of maki rolls with the usual suspects. Cooked options were all right. I liked having gomae and oyster/seafood motoyaki which isn't always an option at other AYCE menus. All items were decent nothing worth writing home about for for our family of 4 (two kids one under 4 ($3) and one under 1 (Free) it was a good deal for $30.00 which we wouldn't have had the variety we sampled if we ordered off the menu.

Service: Was not great. Staff was running around like mad but pretty grumpy and a bit slow to bring the food so much so that we thought they had forgotten our orders but everything eventually came.

We'd do it again.

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Osaka Sushi1125 Nicola Avenue, #106, Port Coquitlam
A return visit likely
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 10:09pm [Dine in]

We were going shopping at Costco and felt like some sushi before hand so we (me, hubby and 2yr old) checked out Osaka. A glance over the menu suggested a bit pricier than some other joints in the neighbourhood but food quality wise and when we got the bill it was reasonable. $28+tips. Ordered 1 Gomae, 3 rolls, couple pieces of toro and 1 chicken bowl.

FOOD: Was served a complimentary appetizer (the 2yr old ate them up happliy). Gomae: presentation was nice but I didn't like the flavour. Rolls were nice, no warm rice here. Toro was smallish but ok and chicken bowl was tasty just a bit too much sauce.

SERVICE: Checked on us quite a few times but expected since there were two servers and only 3 other tables occupied.

AMBIANCE: Small, clean (although did not check out washroom) restaunt and use of partions is nice.

Worth another try when I can eat raw fish again but did notice that they only have atlantic salmon and no wild sockeye option like a few others in the neighbourhood.

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Kimono Japanese Restaurant869 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Bento Boxes were ok
Submitted Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 10:44pm [Dine in]

FOOD: Went there for lunch with 3 others and we all ordered our respective boxed lunch. Didn't try the fish at all cuz my tummy has been queezy all week so stuck with the cooked food was average at best. My companions all left feeling full and relatively satisfied.

SERVICE: Was checked upon quite frequently and tea refilled often so that was good. Especially since it was lunch hour and usually they just try to move you thru.

AMBIANCE: Comfortable seating but lost major points with me when I opend the menu and all I could smell was sweaty feet. Obviously the menus have been used quite often and wiped down with a damp cloth then left on out to rot! Overall decor was ok but made me feel like what else are they cutting corners on if you can't take pride in the menu's being presented.

Eh... lots to choose from in the area but fast lunch was tons of bento's to choose from for decent price.

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East is East4413 Main St, Vancouver
Glad I tried it
Submitted Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

A co-worker and I were looking for something different for lunch and we found it. Decor really added to the experience and for us (two shorter asian women), sitting on a low bench whilst eating our delicious roti wraps w/soup & salad was easy to do but I can't see my 6'3 husband being comfortable.

Service was a bit slow even though there were only 3 others eating in. NOTE: Check your bill. Was charged for drinks we didn't have. Speaking of drinks the chai packed punch! Was crashing from my morning caffine kick but a couple sips of the complimentary tasting cup of spiciness I was recharged for 2 days.

Price was on the higher side but for something other than lousy food court food worth a try if you haven't yet.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar2745 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
Brunch anyone?
Submitted Monday, March 26, 2007 - 11:21pm [Dine in]

Definitely one of my favourite restaurants for brunch. They have a fairly extensive breakfast brunch menu on weekends which many people may not know about. The benny's are good and one of my fav's is the chicken & corn hash... very yummy.

Food overall is always solid for me (except one time I went for dinner about 5 months ago and the lamb chops were cold and tough).

Service is perpetually an issue for me... Very hit and miss. The obviously inexperienced waitress kept on serving and putting things (incl. hot coffee) right in front of my 14 month old even though there was room else where on the table. This is only one example of my recent trip. If service is around it is often slow.

Ambiance is nice (although we may ruin it for others bringing an active toddler into the mix :) and bathrooms are clean.

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Thai Yummy Restaurant1873 W 4th, Vancouver
Needs more spice
Submitted Monday, March 26, 2007 - 11:11pm [Dine in]

Overall ambiance was cafe like. Was greeted and seated right away with menus but the quickness stopped there. I was looking forward to a leisurely dinner without my 14 month old and boy was is leisurely (2 hours!).

My friend and I thought that time had practically stood still. I think a previous reviewer had mentioned the same in that the owner is a one man band... Host, waiter, chef, busser, dishwasher and cashier. For a casual dinner it took way too long. I guess it gave my dinner companion and I time to enjoyr our tea (which we had to pay for which I also found unusual in a Asian restaurant).

Taste wise the food was decent but very mild. We started with a salad (the first one on the list, I can't remember the name) it had chicken, shrimp and cashews in it with a spicy sweet & sour sauce. Tasty but could ease up on the dressing. For an entree we shared the Chicken Pad Thai and Green Beef Curry. Both very mild in flavor almost bland which was unfortunate because it smelled great.

In hind site we should have asked for a higher level of spicyness and definitely order take out instead.

Oops forgot to mention the deep fried banana w/mango ice cream was quite good if you have time to wait 20 minutes for dessert.

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Rugby Beach Club Grille950 W Broadway, #201, Vancouver
Decent Lunch
Submitted Friday, February 9, 2007 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

A group from our office went for a lunch on a Friday. Wasn't very busy which was surprising.

Food
- Taste wise for me was good although the description of the item was not what I thought was served. Others at my table enjoyed their meals. We heard the menu was mostly a la carte but my sandwich came with choice of potatoes, salad or soup.

Service
- A bit on the slow side. An since we were a group service / gratutity was added to the bill so beware.

Ambiance
- Lots of space, nice to have a booth even though there were about 10 of us.

Overall Decent nothing really outstanding (well prices of beer on tap was pretty surprising... around $3).

I'm not rushing back for another try but am open to visit again.

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White Spot1616 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Slow Service + Hungry Kids = Bad Experience
Submitted Tuesday, January 2, 2007 - 12:55am [Dine in]

We spent the morning at the Vancouver Aquarium with some friends and when it was time for lunch we decided to venture out of Stanley Park for an old stand-by family friendly restaurant (we had two hungry 1yr olds with us) because the last time we ate in the Aquarium we found the food bad and expensive. But I digress.

Service was very poor for several reasons:
1) There were many tables available and already set-up when we arrived but still took 15 mins for us to be seated.
2) Forgot to serve appies (came when meals came)
3) Orders took a long time over 30 mins to come although we asked for expedience since we had two very hungry kids (good thing we came "packing" with some snacks for them)
4) When our orders finally came they were wrong.

Ambiance was ok. It's typical white spot although I've been to some that are nicer than others.

Food when finally served was solid. The stand out of the afternoon were the special yam fries which were excellent. Slightly spicy and cooked perfectly. Whenever yam fries are on any menu, I always order them and often they get over cooked and burnt (probably due to high sugar content) so when these turned out so good I had to write a review.

However, still looking for the elusive yuca fries I had in Florida in a Cuban restaurant.

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Ningtu2130 Kingsway St., Vancouver
Family Friendly and Tasty too
Submitted Tuesday, January 2, 2007 - 12:29am [Dine in]

Had an opportunity to go recently for lunch again. It was as good as I remembered it. Both times we had a table full of young kids and we were very well treated.

Food was great. Not too greasy which can be the case for the shanghai fried noodles and fried rice cakes. Juicy Buns (Shiao Long Bao) were excellent. So much so we ordered a second round. Tan Tan noodles were just ok... have had better but other items made up for it.

Friends that we went with said very good things about dinner too so we may just have to try that real soon.

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Golden Dynasty Seafood Restaurant8360 Granville Ave, Richmond
Old school Dim Sum
Submitted Monday, November 20, 2006 - 11:25pm [Dine in]

We we make it into Richmond my dad always insists on visiting this place because he's all about the old school push carts for dim sum vs ordering off the menu.

They have all the basic Dim Sum food groups and some of the more nouveau type stuff but the best thing is that you get to see it before you order it. Some may argue that your food gets old & cold while it makes it around the restaurant but overall the dishes we tired were all fresh. Probably because this place is always busy when we go on the weekends so that lowers the chance of the food staying on the carts too long.

Parking as mentioned by the previous reviewer is scarce and have witnessed some parking lot rage on occasion (almost had to par-take one time too because some people seem to think that sitting in the middle with their hazards on consitutes signalling for any spot that might possible come up even if they are not even close to the car leaving!... sorry still erks me).

I've had dinner here too and it was decent.

Ambiance was as ok, not too loud considering it was a chinese restaurant. Service was ok, forgot to ask us what kind of tea we wanted when we first sat down but was ok after that.

If you're in the hood and want some cheap old school dim sum experience, check it out.

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Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
Great dinner, dessert & view
Submitted Monday, November 20, 2006 - 11:07pm [Dine in]

Just attended our first Christmas party of the year. We went to Horizons for my hubby's work Christmas dinner.

There were about 30 of us and only 1 waiter! I thought this was going to be disasterous but the man was a seasoned PRO! Did not feel like we were underserved at all.

Food was very good (consistant for a large group and historically consistant too from our previous visits). We ordered off of a condensed set menu due to party but among the group that sat closest to me we tried everything on the short list. I started with the seafood chowder unfortunately a bit fishy and a bit too salty for my taste. Hubby's caesar salad was tasty and just the right amount of dressing (nothing worse than an overdrenched Caesar Salad). My steak was perfect paired with some average veggies. The guest next to me said the salmon was wonderful and the pork loin smelled awesome. Dessert was Chocolate Pate and was decadent. Looked smallish but was very smooth and rich so a smaller piece was perfect.

Ambiance great. View was hit & miss because of clouds rolling in and out. But have been here before and on a clear night it's just beautiful.

Recommend for a nice evening out for two or twenty.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The800 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tasty as always
Submitted Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 11:00pm [Dine in]

We finally decided to drop off our 8 month old with Grandma and go out for a dinner for two. We got to the restaurant early at 5:30 so we wouldn't have to wait for a table and enjoy a leisurely meal.

We were seated promptly upstairs and our waitress came over right away to take our drink orders. Drinks came right up and we ordered Calamari for a starter and each got a classic meal which included a salad. Our waitress told us our salad would be right up and our appy would be up in about ten minutes and our meal about twenty (we thought being given a specific timeline was a bit odd but oh well).

Salads were served and then our calamari came in about three minutes before we were even half way through our salads. Then just as we ate the last peice of calamari our dinners were served.

My husband's filet mignon was perfect, very juice and tasty. My cut of prime rib was also excellent. Our veggies were way too salty but garlic mash was great.

Our waitress came by to check on us and changed up my lemonade (which tasted funny) without hesitation and with a smile.

All in all a very postitive experience even though we felt like we were rushed a bit. We tried to take our time to enjoy our meal away from the baby but we were done and back at grandma's house in an hour. Too bad the location of this Keg is not one that we would enjoy a walk outside after our meal.... As we drove away we saw a junkie shooting up beside the restaurant.

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Dai Tung1050 Kingsway, #108, Vancouver
Busy on a Thursday Afternoon
Submitted Friday, September 8, 2006 - 11:48pm [Dine in]

Thought we'd give it a try more so because it was central for us and heard dimsum was decent for cheap. And we weren't dissappointed. Dimsum was decent and cheap but I couldn't believe the crazy line ups on a THURSDAY afternoon and we had to wait for over 30minutes.

Although all was fine, food was good I don't think I would wait for it on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips2800 Murray St, Port Moody
Hit the Spot
Submitted Wednesday, September 6, 2006 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

When you're in the mood for fish n'chips in the summer head on down to Pajo's.

Lightly battered and very tasty although still a bit greasy. Huge portion of fries. The two of us shared a large Halibut n'chips and a side of zoo sticks. Next time I think we will stick to the fish n'chips, the zoo sticks were nothing special.

Part of the ambiance is to enjoy a nice walk on a beautiful day then dive into a well earned very tasty but not so healthy fried meal.

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Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor2233 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Feel Good Pizza
Submitted Wednesday, September 6, 2006 - 12:00am [Dine in]

Ever have pizza and feel bloated after eating it? Well we never have had that problem with pizzas from Me'N'Ed's.

Highly recommend if you like thin crust pizza (it's the only way they make it). Sometimes topping are sparce but not too often and a bit pricy but we love the Californian..... Thank goodness for 50% off Entertainment Coupons!

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Hon's Wun Tun House3025 Lougheed Hwy, #310, Coquitlam
Consistent
Submitted Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 11:53pm [Dine in]

I would never say it's the best Chinese food you can find in the Lower Mainland but one of the best for quick Chinese food in Tri-Cities (Hon's wouldn't make the top 10 in Richmond).

I'm never dissapointed because I know what to expect when I go.... A noisy, quick, reasonably priced meal and I always enjoy the potstickers

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Milestone's Grill and Bar4420 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Good Brunch
Submitted Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 11:41pm [Dine in]

Just at the BBY location on Sunday of the Labour Day long weekend for brunch. Was very quiet so that may be why we were seated immediately and server was quite attentive.

Two of us at the table had a variation of eggs benny, one California Omelette and one Chicken Hash. We all enjoyed our dishes which came promptly (prob.due to the 75% empty restaurant) and service was great.

I haven't been dissapointed by their brunch yet.

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Mumbai Sweets & Restaurant, The2803 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Willing to go try more
Submitted Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

2 Samosa's for a $1. Good cheap lunch/snack well not as cheap as Little India (Fraser St. in Vancouver) but still pretty good.

So far I've only tried the Veggie Samosas, Tikki (similar to the samosas) and Chicken Naan.

I'm willing to go back for more and try some of the curries when I have time. I'm not big on the sweets overall so I have not tried them here.

BTW: It's pretty much take out only so I've rated the ambiance a poor. If I remember correctly, there's one or two ssmall table there?

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Hiro Sushi2540 Shaughnessy St, #111, Port Coquitlam
Dissapointed
Submitted Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

Had I written this review a few years ago things would have sounded very different.

Before we lived in the area, we found this place and my husband spoke highly of Hiro's. We stopped in whenever we were in the neighbourhood. So when we moved near by we figured we knew at least one of the restaurants close by would be in our regular rotation of dine out options.

But since move to Poco we've ordered from Hiro's twice and ate there once with some friends (at our recommendation, and boy were we embarrassed). Food quality has gone down hill and prices have gone up... what a bad combination.

Although the sushi chef is Japanese and trained in Japan (from what I've been told), I am dissapointed in the sushi rolls we ordered. The filling is scant and rolls pricy. The fish was fresh enough. I always have salmon and my husband always the tuna / toro.

We're on the search for a new sushi place. We've tried a couple of other sushi places close by and found some pretty good competition and almost all Japanese sushi chef's behind the bar too which is a bit unusual since we find a lot of sushi restaurants in Vancouver/Richmond are Chinese or Vietnamese run.

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Greek Side Cafe2606 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Prefer the Donair and Falafal King
Submitted Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 10:56pm [Dine in]

Food was ok, I had the donairs twice but since I've found the Falafal King (which is just two blocks away) I have never been back to Greek Side.

The people here were really nice, but it's more expensive, the wraps are smaller (and not as tasty) and no parking so hands down the place to go is the Donair Falafal King if it's a donair you want.

I DO NOT WORK FOR the Donair place. I'm just offering my opinion because I felt kind ripped off once I realized the difference.

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