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ChristinaWcoquitlam bcSince May 3, 20112 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service4 (4)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance4 (4)

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Whet Kitchen Bar Patio1517 Anderson Street, Vancouver
Dine-Out Vancouver Experience
Submitted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 4:04pm [Dine in]

I was really looking forward to trying this place as I'd never been here before. My bf and I chose this place in the mad rush that is Dine-Out Vancouver and arrived, slightly early, our reservation but were seated right away. (Which is highly unusual in many other restaurants). The ambiance is beautiful as it's set right on the water and even though it was fairly early for a Friday, the place was hoppin'.

We weren't in a rush so we ordered a few bevvies and an appy prior to looking at the Dine-Out Menu. We choose the Ginger Beef (YAY for happy hour specials) and he had a beer, while I had a cosmo and a cucumber saki martini. (the latter was absolutely delicious despite being extremely potent.) I actually want to give a big shout-out to the cook who created out ginger beef as it was absolutely stellar. Seriously, we are huge fans of ginger beef and are usually thoroughly disappointed because it's either too saucy or fried or plain. This one, though, wasn't fried at all. In fact it was seared beef strips served over crispy noodles in a rich dark ginger sauce. It was delightful.

After this we ordered. I chose the Dine-Out Menu while my bf chose to order of the regular menu. I had the crap cakes (appy), merlot braised short ribs (entree) and the red velvet cake for dessert. He ordered the jambalaya with corn bread. The crab cakes arrived and they were pretty tasty. A little bit too deep-fried for my taste but still yummy. The inside of the cake had nice flavor and the dipping sauce served with the cakes was really tasty. (I do, though, wish it came with more than two little cakes, but what can you do.) After that the mains came and they were NOT great. My short ribs were cold, too salty and and the sauce had a very strange aftertaste. (the mushroom linguini served with it was cooked perfectly though). The jambalaya was even worse; completely bland, no taste whatsoever and the seafood was slightly overdone. I did, though, warn him that having just come back from New Orleans it was probably not a good idea to order a southern dish. He agreed with this comment afterwards.

The velvet cake arrived and it was delicious! I mean how can you go wrong with red velvet cake and cream cheese icing. Exactly.

All in all, I would definitely try it again as the service was amazing, the drinks superb and the appies phenomenal. I will not be having either of the mains we ordered again.

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
I've had wayyyy better.....
Submitted Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 11:09am [Take-out]

I am always reading reviews from others and signed up specifically to review this place. I only placed a take-out order so I'm not commenting on decor, etc but will say that the service was actually prompt and fairly friendly.

Now, the food. I have been on the hunt for the best butter chicken in the Lower Mainland. I have tried almost many different restaurants (some good and some bad). Since I recently moved to Coquitlam, I knew I had to try the fare in town. On Saturday a friend and I picked up our order which consisted of 2 x butter chicken (one mild for her and one medium for me), 2 x naan bread and an order of fish pakora. I'll say that first impression was good as you definitely got a lot of bang for your buck. But the good news ended there. The fish pakora was extremely dry. I had such high hopes but it was terribly dry and under-seasoned. The butter chicken was not good at all. It was overly spicy even for me, a girl who loves spice, and I could barely stomach it. And the worst part was it wasn't even tasting of indian spices but of black pepper. Not good at all. The naan bread was tasty though. It had a nice sour tang to it and was nice and fluffy.

I'll be honest, I won't be going back here to eat at all. It's a shame since they are the only Indian Restaurant in Coquitlam

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