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Food-GoddessCoquitlamSince May 21, 200896 Reviews
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Fraiche2240 Chippendale Rd, #2, West Vancouver
Great evening, good food, fantastic view.
Submitted Monday, April 18, 2011 - 1:19am [Dine in]

I was intrigued when I saw elk on their menu on their website, so my friend and I decided to go there. Service was outstanding, the hostess even came to open the door for us when she saw us got out of our car. We were seated right away at a table right by the window. It was a clear night, and the view was just gorgeous!

Our server was friendly and attentive. However, he did become a little too attentive when we were having our food, he came over and wanted to know if we were enjoying our meal, but it just felt "forced" somehow and the air just got a little awkward, so we just told him everything was good so he could walk away. Wasn't bad, but it was just a little funny, as if he just become shy all of a sudden when he came to our table.

The amuse bouche was an escargo ravioli in some kind of soya-based sauce. The pasta was a little thick for my liking, and it really just reminded me of a wonton. Oh well...

We ordered foie gras and their tomato soup (daily soup selection) as our starter. Great presentation on both, except for the fact that they must have given me an edge of the foie gras, so it looked more like 2 chunks put together. However, the fig french toast was really good and I quite enjoyed that.

My friend ordered their veal chop (chef's creation) and I obviously went for the coffee-crusted elk striploin. The portion of my friend's entree was surprisingly large. The veal was perfectly cooked and their potato au gratin was nice and dense, the way it should be done. My elk striploin was nicely done as well. It was cooked to medium rare, but I found that the parts that were cooked to anything but rare was a little tough for my taste. I'll have to remind myself to have my elk just sear to rare next time.

Overall, it was a great experience, the food wasn't as good as I expected at the price point they were charging, but the view has made up for that.

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100% Healthy Desserts8291 Westminster Highway, #150, Richmond
Barely palatable!!
Submitted Monday, April 18, 2011 - 12:53am [Dine in]

After dinner, my friend and I decided to go for HK style dessert and picked this place as our destination. Service was pretty horrible and almost non-existent, we were left with the menu for ages before we could flag someone down to take our order, even then, I had to wave my hand and called out a few times before the server came over.

My mango tapioca with pamelo dessert came relatively quickly. The "mixture" was suspiciously foamy, mango was sour like lemon and the pamelo meat was hard, as if it's been sitting out for a while, definitely not too fresh.

My friend's tofu dessert with red bean was no better. Did not look like the the picture on the menu at all, and didn't look appetizing. There was plenty of liquid in the bowl, not much red beans found, and tofu dessert tasted like stuff mixed from the powdered stuff.

Definitely will not be going back anytime soon.

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Not as good as it used to be...
Submitted Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 11:59am [Dine in]

Went there after work one night. It's been a while since I've been here, and I had a good experience last time I was here, so I figured I would come eat here again.
Service was prompt and friendly, and I was seated right away, but I would expect nothing less from any restaurant I go to.
I ordered ahi tuna sandwich, it came in under 10 mins, at which I was quite impressed. The flavour of the sandwich was good, but the red pepper relish was a little sweet for my taste though, and instead of the ahi tuna being seared to rear, it was completely cooked through. The fries were a little tough. Wasn't too impressed by the food.
Came dessert time, the reason why I chose to go there was for a taste of their banana cake. It sounded awfully good on the menu. To my disappointment, they just took it off the menu a week ago! So I went for the apple tart instead. I've had it once before and quite liked it. Can't really go wrong with apple tart with almond slices, puff pastry and a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream...boy, was I wrong! The apple and almonds were alright, but the puff pastry was definitely undercooked, doughy and wasn't really edible. Another major disappointment of the night.
They did take the dessert off my bill, but the food just didn't leave a good taste in my mouth. It'll be some time before I go back there, that's for sure.

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Tivoli's4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Nothing extraodinary.
Submitted Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 12:45pm [Dine in]

Went there with my boss and his associate last night. Was a little disappointed at the ambiance, if there was any to speak of.

I was torn over the seafood salad and the shrimp and dungeoness crab cake, went with the full meal size of the crab cake at the end. Pretty reasonably priced. For $12, it looked pretty good. I liked the way they had their dressing on the side, so the salad wasn't soggy. The crab cake was a little cold, but the taste was alright. A little too much mayo in the apple and avocado salad under the crab cakes, in my opinion.

Overall, it was alright, nothing extraodinary. Was expecting a little bit more from the restaurant in terms of ambiance and quality.

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Montana's Cookhouse20090 91A Avenue, Langley
It was alright.
Submitted Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

Went there tonight with the kids after watching a movie at the theatre next door. The service was alright, nothing less of what I would expect from a restaurant.
The kids ordered chicken tenders with fries to share, and I ordered a pork side ribs with shrimp combo. The chicken tenders were a little too crunchy for my liking, but the kids didn't complain too much. My pork side ribs definitely lacked sauce and the sides were burn. They didn't take out the tough membranes on the underside of the ribs, so the parts that actually had the most sauce on it I had to throw out because it was just too tough to chew. The shrimp skewers were a little cold, so were the side veggies and corn. The carrots were definitely undercooked, as I felt like a rabbit trying to munch my way through the crunchy discs of carrots.
Nothing special, it was just a convenient place for dinner after a movie.

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
Cramped is right!
Submitted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:36pm [Dine in]

I bought the Groupon a little while ago, so we finally decided to go and try this place. The decor was quite unique, with golden statues and all. It was a tiny little place with lots of tables, especially the area just across the kitchen, you could barely squeeze yourself in between the tables to get to the seat if you're sitting against the wall.
There were only two servers there. One was very attentive and would come by and check once in a while, to see if the food was ok, or if our water needed to be refilled. The other one, on the other hand, was standing around most of the night, and we had to prompt her a few times to refill out water.
We ordered the chicken satay appy, pad thai and the seafood plate. The satay came almost right away. The chicken was deepfried, which was a first for us for satays. It was alright, a little bit dry though, but the peanut sauce was good.
The we ordered medium spiciness for both the pad thai and the seafood plate.The pad thai was alright, nothing to boast about. I've definitely had better pad thai's elsewhere. The seafood plate was not spicy at all, more on the sweet side. Most of the seafood was overcooked, especially the squid pieces, they were all quite tough and chewy. The jumbo prawns were good though. Would like it more if there was more sauce on the plate.
The prices were reasonable even without the coupon, but the food really wasn't all that. I might come back to try their curries and their desserts, we were just too full this time.

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G-Be Izakaya4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
It wasn't bad.
Submitted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:11pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch this afternoon because I happened to be in the area for a job interview. The ambience was great, the decor was very trendy and chic.
The strangest thing about this place was that you place your order by checking items on the order sheet, kind of like at a Chinese dimsum place. And you could order dimsum as well, probably because it's the same chain as the Chinese restaurant right next door.
I ordered the udon with pork slices and the double seafood roll, both were $4.95 I believe, which I thought was reasonable. The food came very quick, which was great considering I was in a bit of a time crunch.
The sushi roll wasn't bad, but I suspect that it wasn't made to order because the seaweed was already a bit soggy and chewy. It was made with a special kind of rice, 7 grain rice I believe. Good news for health concious people. The presentation for both my dishes was very good.
The udon wasn't anything special, just udon with plain pork slices on top, same kind you would use in hotpot, but the udon was quite delicious, it was cooked perfectly, a little chewy, just the way I like it.
I might come back to try other dishes if I'm in the area again.

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Cafe D'Lite3144 W. Broadway, Vancouver
What happened???
Submitted Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 12:12am [Dine in]

Went there for lunch on a rainy afternoon. Not sure if what time they opened, but I must have caught them just after they opened. It was before lunch time, so there were only 2 other tables with 2 people each in the restaurant, so I expected to get my food and get out of there fairly quickly.
Had to wait about 5 minutes for the waitress to finally bring me my menu, but at that point I've already decided to have their Hainese chicken with rice. Had to wait another 5 for her to finally come back to me. Ok...hopefully my lunch would come quick...and very much to my surprise, I had to wait a full 30 mins before the rice came, although she did bring me the soup that came with the meal after waiting for 20 mins. Really didn't understand why it would take so long for the soup to come since all she had to do was to ladle the soup from the pot.
Was not impressed with the rice at all. How can the rice be mushy yet with some uncooked crunchy bits?? It was quite disgusting...
The chicken was alright, but they put too much soy sauce on the plate so the chicken was swimming in it and was just way too salty for my taste.
Not impressed with the service, and definitely not impressed with the food. Will not be back for a while.

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Hon's Wun Tun House3025 Lougheed Hwy, #310, Coquitlam
Mediocre at best
Submitted Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch with my husband because I really felt like having some wonton noodles in soup yesterday and Hon's was the first place that came to mind.
Service was prompt and the food came extremely fast. Nothing special about the food. The noodles came in one big clump in the bowl, and each of the wontons had one single shrimp in it, and they were mushy, and possibly not very fresh, that was maybe why they had to mask the taste with a ton of pepper. The pot stickers were smaller than I remembered and they were very greasy.
All in all, will not be back for wonton noodles in soup.

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Pho Lan Vietnamese Restaurant6950 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Good food, great value!
Submitted Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 5:10am [Dine in]

Came here with my friend for lunch a few days ago. No ambiance to speak of, dingy little place, tables kind of crammed together, and the decor was quite out of date.
We got there a little before lunch time but the place was pretty packed already, only a few tables were open. We were seated right away, and the table was a little wet and sticky, not the cleanest place we've ever ate at.
Typical Vietnamese restaurant menu, but the prices were quite good and the portions were big. My friend and I each ordered a pho and an order steamed rice wrap with pork to share. We orders came quite quickly, and we were impressed by the portion sizes, especially our rice wrap, it was a huge plate with 6 wraps with a big pile of vietnamese ham slices and other fixings in the centre. The pho broth was quite tasty and everything was up to standard.
What can I say, good food, great value! Will certainly be back!

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Faubourg2156 West 41st, Vancouver
Very unique experience!
Submitted Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 4:58am [Dine in]

Went there for lunch with my friend a few days ago. It was quite packed when we were there. There was a front area for people who want to just grab a coffee and a quick bite, and we were surprised when we discovered the nice little seating area at the back for people who came here for lunch or high tea.
The seating area was quite small and the tables were cramp, but it was beautifully decorated, very different from the modern decor at the front of the cafe.
We were seated at the last empty table. The service was very friendly and attentive, and we often see the chef coming out to talk to the customer, which was a good sign.
My friend and I decided to go with the high tea menu at $25 a head. Our waiter said that because we didn't call ahead to reserve, we might have to wait a little longer because some of the items needed a little bit of preparation. With that being said, the tray was at our table within about 15-20mins, which was thought was more than reasonable. When he brought the tray over, he took the time to explain each item on the tray, and he was also very patient when he brought the tea tray over for us to choose the kind of tea we wanted with our high tea.
Our high tea included 3 different varieties of finger sandwiches. The bread on the chicken sandwich was a little dry, and the sandwich itself was nothing to boast about. The smoked salmon one was delicious, loved it! If only there was more of it...but afterall, it was high tea. I didn't try to roast beef sandwich because I don't eat beef, but my friend said it was good. There were 2 mini scones with whipped cream and apricot jam. The cranberry scones were nice and flaky, but would be better if they were warmed just before serving.
Then there were the mini desserts. There was a strawberry souffle, which was absolutely delicious!! We actually started with the souffle before everything else because we want to try it while it was still puffy and fresh from the oven. There was also a fruit parfait, which was alright, not a big fan of parfaits myself; and a chocolate mousse with a hint of passionfruit, it was very dense and rich; a lemon tart, which we both found surprisingly good, considering neither of us are fans of lemon tarts. There was also a triple layer chocolate cake, and a chocolate truffle with passionfuit.
Though a little pricey, the portions were perfect for high tea. We loved the variety, and we REALLY enjoyed the desserts! Definitely a very unique experience and will certainly come back for more!

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Sushi Bar Shyun2063 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam
Nice authentic Japanese restaurant.
Submitted Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 4:22am [Dine in]

Always pass by this little Japanese restuarant on Lougheed, but never thought to try it because of the odd location. Finally decided to go there for lunch one day. I like the fact that it's a nice little authentic Japanese restaurant, which I'm always on the search for.
It was a slow day for the, there was only one other customer there when I arrive. I was seated right away. The waitress (presumably the owner's wife) came by with my menu and came back almost right away for my order, but I was still studying the menu considering it was only my first time. The service was only so-so, my tea only got refilled once with me asking.
I decided to go with the sashimi rice on their lunch special menu. The portion was alright. A small bowl for $10, and it also came with a small order of agadashi tofu, which was quite good. The variety of fish was good, there were 3 different kinds of tuna, salmon, mackerel, egg, chopped scallop and maybe 1 other kind of fish. The sauce on the seared tuna was a little too salty for my taste and it got onto half the fish in my bowl, kind of overpowered the tastes of the other fish. In terms of the freshness of the fish, it was alright, a little watery on the salmon from the defrosting, but other than that, everything else was pretty fresh.
Overall, it was good sushi. I will probably come back, and perhaps come back to try their Happy Hour specials.

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Crave3941 Main St., Vancouver
It was only "alright"...
Submitted Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

After hearing rave reviews about this place, my friend and I decided to go there for brunch. The ambience was excellent. A neat little place to hang out. The service was very good, attentive, without being annoying.
I ordered the smoke salmon croissant. I was a little disappointed when I took my first bite of the croissant. It tasted like grease, a little rancid, even. Store-bought and definitely not fresh. There were 2 slices of smoked salmon, one on top of the omelette and one on the bottom, sandwiched in between the croissant, both were cooked from the heat of the omelette to the point where they were overcooked. Disappointed.
I was expecting a little more from a place where I've heard nothing but good things about. Maybe I was just expecting a little too much.

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Troll's Seafood631 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
HUGE portions, but that's about it.
Submitted Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 10:08pm [Dine in]

Decided to give this place a try with my Entertainment Book coupon. The interior decor was totally out of date. The service was alright, although the waitress got a little impatient with my friend and I when it took us a while to decide what to order.
My friend and I both ordered a pasta dish. When our entrees came, we were both shocked by the portion sizes, they were HUGE!!! Definitely comparable to the portions at Anton's.
I ordered the fettuccine with salmon. The salmon wasn't very fresh, and some of the pieces were overcooked, some were fine. But pasta was very bland, lacked seasoning and there was way too much sauce. The description of the dish mentioned cream sauce and parmasan, so I was a little disappointed when I didn't see any fresh parmasan on my pasta, neither could I taste very much of it in the sauce.
Won't be back again even with a coupon.

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Shiro3096 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Only the wasabi was worth coming back for.
Submitted Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 9:53pm [Dine in]

Used to love this little sushi place. Run by Japanese, very authentic. Haven't been here for a few years, decided to drop by for lunch. The prices are pretty good for the portion size, but the food was definitely not the way I remembered it to be.
I ordered one of the lunch boxes, the one with katsu don, tempura, sashimi and some rolls. The katsu don was alright, but the katsu was thin and the pieces kept falling apart. The crust was thicker than the pork chop itself! The tempura was fresh, but the batter was thick and very greasy. The sashimi was also an unfortunate disappointment.
The worst part was probably the rolls. The lunchbox came with a BC roll and salmon roll. The seaweed on both was soggy and chewy, which indicated that they were made quite some time ago. The salmon skin in the BC roll was fishy and very greasy, a sad reminder of why BC roll is not one of my favourite rolls.
Seriously, the best part of my meal was the freshly ground wasabi. I was quite impressed at the fact that it's freshly ground. Only the fresh one would have that kick when you eat it. And also the package of Pocky that came with the bill was good too.
In terms of service...wasn't too attentive, and didn't even acknowledge that I was leaving.
Very disappointed, will not be back anytime soon.

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Pho TNT2581 Mary Hill Road, #106, Port Coquitlam
Authentic pho in PoCo
Submitted Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

Been passing by this place everyday for the longest time but never really thought to try it. Finally decided to go there with my family and my husband and I were quite pleasantly surprised. Friendly service, although there was a little language barrier (the owner/server doesn't really speak fluent English). Nonetheless, the service was warm and attentive.
The selection was good and the prices were very reasonable. The pho that we ordered was as expected, noodles cooked nicely, very flavourful broth. However, the spring rolls that we ordered were all a little burnt and a little hard to eat.
Good experience, will definitely be back.

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Seto Japanese Restaurant8460 Alexandra Road, #155, Richmond
Pricey but definitely worth the money!
Submitted Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:54am [Dine in]

Brought my mom there for her birthday dinner at the recommendation of one of my friends. He did tell me that their food is a little pricey, but the quality is good. When we got to the restaurant, we were greeted and shown to our seat. Nice little restaurant, quite homey, and we like their little waiting area in front, it was cleverly decorated to look like a Japanese garden, which we thought was quite cute.
The food wasn't overly expensive, but still pricey compare to a lot of other Japanese restaurant in Richmond. We ordered plenty of food - assorted tempura, 2 sushi combos, softshell crab roll and a few other rolls, and a few different kinds of nigiri. The quality of the food was really good. Tempura was nice and crunchy, with the batter at just the right thickness. The softshell crab was deepfried to perfection, it was done just right so you could still taste the crab meat and it didn't all crumble at the first bite. The sushi was very fresh, and the rice was done right and was well seasoned.
Will definitely be back!

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East Side Mario's2929 Barnet Hwy, #1050, Coquitlam
Just an average chain restaurant.
Submitted Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:38am [Dine in]

Haven't been there for a long time, so we decided to go there for lunch because I miss their angelhair pasta. Turns out that they don't buy that pasta anymore, and the closest thing their have was spaghettini. So I ordered their grilled chicken spaghettini with rose sauce. The chicken was seasoned and grilled to perfection, but the rose sauce was incredibly greasy. The garlic loaf was quite bland, couldn't taste the garlic at all, but at least it was warm.
Service was alright, could have been more attentive, because our water glasses sat empty for most of our meal. The only time she asked to refill our glasses was when she was bringing us our bill...
Oh well, just another chain restaurant...

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Treehouse Pub, The2099 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam
9 cents wings, need I say more?
Submitted Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:24am [Dine in]

We went there after their reopening to try their 9 cent wings (all day Mons and Weds). Nothing to boast about the decor, typical pub atmosphere and service. We didn't expect too much from 9 cent wings, but much to our surprise, they were a decent size and they taste pretty good. Pretty small menu, with all the typical flavours for their wings. We tried their salt and pepper, cajun, honey mustard, Greek and Thai. The s&p wings were quite bland, but other than that, all the other ones were excellent. Definitely worth trying!

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Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar2991 Lougheed Highway, #32, Coquitlam
Better than I remember.
Submitted Friday, September 3, 2010 - 8:51am [Dine in]

Last time I came to Mr. Mikes was probably a few years ago when they first open in the Pinetree plaza. I ordered a salmon wellington and it literally made me sick to my stomach. I never went back since.
However, my husband and I decided to give it another try 2 nights ago when we decided that we should use the entertainment book coupon. The atmosphere was nice and cozy, just like the way I remember. We were seated right away and was given a menu to look at. I was craving pasta that night, so I went with the chicken pesto fettucini while my husband ordered one of their mikeburgers, and we also decided to order calamari to start.
The calamari came almost immediately. It looks quite greasy and a lot of them were a little too soft and a little underdone. Probably wouldn't order that again. Our entrees came soon after. My pasta was quite good, perfectly cooked, could use a little less olive oil in the pesto sauce though. The grill chicken breast was cooked to perfection, surprisingly moist and nicely seasoned. Quite impressed by the dish, actually.
My husband's burger was HUGE!! He had trouble putting the whole thing into mouth and got a little bit messy with the sauteed mushroom falling out of the burger.
Overall, not bad, would come again, just stay away from the calamari.

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