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FoodcriticbcvancouverSince January 21, 200742 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value2 (2)
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Displaying 21 - 40 of 42 Reviews Found
Coast1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Good but not great.
Submitted Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:11am [Dine in]

The food was good but not great. For the prices it is very overpriced. I like everything but nothing was amazing that would draw me back. Three people we paid $200 for food so as you can tell its very expensive. The sushi was below average the cold lobster was like rubber. The service was good but I wont be coming back.

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La Quercia3689 W 4th Ave., Vancouver
Absolutely perfect
Submitted Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

I have been to a few places like this in Northern Italy. Usually on the way up the mountain you find this old house, taverns or even a cave. You walk in the place and tell the family that we would like to be feed and they feed you excactly what they are eating. This place as soon as I walked in reminded of these places. The waiter looks like Conan Obrien and to be honest he was amazing and problay one of the best waiter I have experienced. We ordered a 7 course meal for only $45. As soon as I ate the food I knew the owners were Italian and the food was amazing. I actually give this place a great review with mixed feeling because it such a small place and it takes up to 2 weeks to find any space. So the more good reviews the harder it will be for me to eat there.
Perfect Northern Italian food done without any compromise. Even the espresso was perfect. Ill be back!!

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Samba Brazilian Steak House1122 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Dont be fooled with all you can eat meat. This place is below average stay away from it.
Submitted Monday, May 9, 2011 - 11:19am [Dine in]

To call this place Brazilian is a shame. We were there last night with 9 people. I have been to this place many times but never for a weekend dinner. Once everyone sits down they wait for you to go to the buffet to grab food. The buffet in many people few is not very good to be honest. Then once they see that you have eaten all your buffet they come by with the meat. So 30 minutes after they come with the meat and start to serve it. For the first hour they brought us sausage 3 times chicken twice and pork once. After sitting there for an hour and a half I stated when are they going to bring the beef? They showed up with beef (beef ribs) then once again with sausages then they brough sirlion then they once again brough sausage. In 2 hours they brough sausages 7 times, chicken 3 times, pork 3 times and beef only 3 times. They only cut a small piece of beef and usually there is not enough to give everyone a piece on the table they say they wil be back and they never come back. I understand a restaurant needs to maximize there profit but its so obvious what they were doing. They want you to get full on the sausages and the buffet(awful) and barely bring the beef. Regardless we didnt say too much until the bill came. On the bill it says price $34.95 buffet pop $3.50 total was $38.95 then add the HST and there suggested tip of 15% then the final price was $50.20 so basically $12 above the price with HST and tip. Most people ignored the suggested tip and left what they wanted as it was not stated in the menu or anywhere they would add 15% for tip. As we were leaving the waiter came and got us and said we are $20 short on our bill so with suggested tip it came to around $450 but we left $430. I said it says suggested tip and most people left what they though was deserved. Then the manager came and said why dont you want to pay the tip I said we paid what we thought was deserved so basically around 12%. Many of us cant stand mandatory tipping expecially when it wasnt stated. If the service and food was good alright. What a mess over $20 but at the end I paid it and said you will not only ever see me again but I ll make sure everyone i know wont go. But the service was ok and the food was less than good. Dont get fooled by all you can eat at the end it is not a good value. My suggest is stay away from this place and they should not shame the Brazilian by calling this place Brazilian. This is one step above all you can eat buffet at Uncle Willies.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The2991 Lougheed Highway, Unit 130, Coquitlam
Not as good as the Kegs downtown
Submitted Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 9:04am [Dine in]

I go to the Keg all the time. This is the first time in Coquitlam. I ordered the Salmon and let the waitress know twice that I want it rare in the middle. Sure enough it showed up very dry and cooked all the way through. She did I good job in her service but me and my friend were not impressed with the food. He orded a steak well done and it was so overcooked it was hard and dry.
We didnt bother complaining because it was already 9 and didnt want to wait for another one. I guess this is what you get when you charge high end prices and have kids that are cooking.
I let it be know in the tip I was not impressed on a bill of $57 I left $60. I ll go back but not to the one in Coquitlam evne though it nice I feel it lack the same quality and consistancy of the Vancouver locations. I must say its a nice location too bad the food is less than average.

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New management
Treehouse Pub, The2099 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam
Different owner same garbage
Submitted Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 12:30pm [Dine in]

I have been going to this place on and off for 7 years. In 7 years they have had 4 owners and the place is so up and down. The food goes from average to horrible to edible to gargage. There was 4 of of there last night for UFC first of all first place ever to CHARGE for the UFC. We all order different meals. the nachos were average at best. The burger and wings were expensive and HORRIBLE!!! No wonder this place changes owners all the time my guess is this owner will lose this place as well. CLOSE IT FOREVER!!!

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Sophie's Cosmic Cafe2095 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
What happened to this place??
Submitted Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 2:23pm [Dine in]

Used to love this place for breakfast. Have not been there for along time. I used to love the Eggs Benny there and decided to order the same. First of all I didnt like the hashbrown they are the ones that look like mashed potatoes that have been fried. They were both overcooked and undercooked I taste like I was eating the baked potatoe from the night before. The eggs were tiny barely any sauce and the muffin was cold. I asked the waitress if there new owners she said no the same owners as before.
For $12 the Benny was horrible to the point I will never go there anymore.

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PoCo's Cafe2865 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
This place appears to be going downhill.
Submitted Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 10:32am [Dine in]

I had come here on a number of occasions in the past. The last few times the food has been getting worse. Although its only breakfast its easy to tell if something has been precooked or reheated.
One thing I have never like about this place is that you have to go to the front order and pay before they even start your order. I was there on Sunday which is typically a busy day but there was still room to sit. A friend and I ordered almost the same things except one of us wanted the eggs over easy the other over medium. The girl brought us the breakfast asked who order what and put the plate in front of us. As we started eating we realized that she screwed up the order but it was too late to switch. The bacon which we asked to be crispy was soggy,the potatoes that were normally excellent seems like they were cooked alot early and keep warm and the bread was horrible it was hard as a rock like somebody else ordered it and they just reheated it. These are so basic and easy, is it wrong to ask for a freshly made breakfast especially when they are charge $8.95, where you can go to any diner and even pay $3.95 for the same thing.
I wil not be going back to this place more for principle than taste. I dont mind paying a bit more for breakfast but it has to be made to order not left on a heating plate for when you order.

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Romer's Burger Bar1873 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Nothing special but very expensive. All glamour no substance............
Submitted Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 8:43am [Dine in]

I was there last night with three of my friends. The hostess at the front was very friendly and cute even though we had to wait for a table. I look at the website and saw all the burgers before we went there so we all had an idea what we wanted. What I wasnt impressed with was that the burgers look very little like photos of the burger online. I ordered the Magic Mushroom although the bun was huge and tasty, the burger seems average at best and the topping are so little that you could barely see the cheese. One of my friends ordered the Mans man burger, looked very little like the picture, very skimpy on the topping. My other friend ordered the Port & Stilton Burger and he hated it. He barely got any topping and couldnt ever taste the onion or the cheese. We all ordered fries one of us ordered Gorgonzola garlic sauce fries. The fries werent bad but my fries Gorgonzola garlic sauce was nothing special. For $7 you could barely taste anything different than normal fries.
In the whole I find them extremely descriptive on their burgers but even more skimpy on there topping. You barely can see and taste the topping that it almost taste like you are eating a plain burger. Another thing almost everything has garlic so if you dont like garlic you will be limited in what you order. So at the end I paid $17 for a burger and fries and at this price I was not impressed but the burger was ok. I will not be going back because I find Modern Burger better tasting and a much better value.

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Sushi Village3331 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
Great sushi bad service
Submitted Monday, September 27, 2010 - 4:49pm [Dine in]

I have been to this place many times. The quality is very good but my waitress always seems to mix up my order. Its not really her fault because she barely speaks english but at the end its not my fault if they screw up. Love the Tuna Tataki as well as the Gyzo its very good. Prices in not cheap nor expensive but if they would get there service act together I would go there more often.
Great rolls and chicken teriyaki lunch specials!

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Happy Chinese Restaurant3266B Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
Finally a good Chinese Restaurant in Port Coquitlam
Submitted Monday, September 27, 2010 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

I think its only been open for 2 months I have already been there at least 6 times. Great good quality cheap food!!! Best Hot and Sour ever also with many other cheap cheap lunch specials. I tell you if you like Sky Dragon you will love this place. No MSG and high quality ingrediants made to order!!!
I suggest you try this place and give you your reviews but truthfully its very very good. Huge lunch specials for $6 and dinner for 1 starting at $9 and probaly wont be able to eat it all.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
Not impressed at all. Never again.
Submitted Monday, June 14, 2010 - 5:14pm [Dine in]

- I have been there3 times before and though it was quite good. Was there last night around and wasnt impressed at all. My friend ordered california roll and I ordered the tuna tataki, after waiting over 10 minutes to get somebody to take my order. Within 10 second the two california roll came. My friend asked me to try it because you couldnt chew through it the sushi was really soggy. I beleive it was premade and compared to what I had eaten before it was awful. After 15-20 minutes my tuna tataki came it tastes a bit frozen, like it is seared earlier than frozen. When somebody orders it they dethraw it, it was not good at all. Not only I had to watch my friend eat but he had to watch me eat. I dont know if this was a bad day but I will never go back or recommend to anybody the quality is very low and the service is horrible.
Sushi town seems alot better.

When back before I decided to reviews exactly the same thinks except this time I got my food before my friends. His Dymanite roll tasted like you buy it at Safeway. Either ways shame on me for going back again.

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Splitz Grill4242 Main Street, Vancouver
Great patty horrible bun
Submitted Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 9:41am [Dine in]

Was there on Sunday with two other friends. The staff was great and friendly. When we got our burgers all three of us had different buns, sesame. plain and herb. Two of us were not impressed with the bun at all. My bun was dense and really hard which made it difficult to eat my burger to the point that I had to eat it without the bottom bun. I asked my friend to try the bun and all of us agree that it was impossible to bite threw. Too bad because the patty was really good. I also prefer to have sliced cheese melted on my burger rather than have grated cheese put on the bun. Not sure if I will be back but definately prefer Modern Burger. If these guys make a few small changes then I will definately be back.

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Samz2342 Elgin Ave, Port Coquitlam
Overpriced food
Submitted Monday, November 17, 2008 - 8:15pm [Dine in]

Very nice new pub with good service. The food is not only overpriced but also horrible. Ordered the hamburger it cost almost $13 I have had better burgers at 7-11. The nachos came to $24 and it was not only a small plate but less cheese than average even though we payed for extra cheese. Talked to a couple of people that went there and they feel the same way the food is horrible. Maybe at half the price it may taste better. If you want a drink in Poco come to this place but don't go there hungary.

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
Incredible
Submitted Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

Just got back from ordering take out lunch. I have been coming there for a long time recommending alot of people there. They actually charged me a 10% surcharge for takeout orders. I told them are you joking the lady there said she can't chance what the computer says. I said listen ask the manager she said he is busy so I said ok then you have lost a client for life. She didnt care. Ironically the food wasnt as good as before. Never again!@

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Minerva's2411 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Horrible Pizza
Submitted Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

My friend brought me there to try there pizza. The pizza came after 45 minutes and it was raw and soggy. When I complained there told me that is the way it is suppose to be. So when I asked them to please cook it a bit longer they gave me attitute. I paid my bill and left the pizza behind. Never again......

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Gelateria Garda1187 Denman Street, Vancouver
You have to try this place
Submitted Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 6:44am [Dine in]

Last week I was walking down Deman came across this little gelato place on the corner of Davie and Denman. There was a line up so I could not resist. The gelato was being made in the back so I tryed there banana and chocolate. It is the best gelato I have had outside of Italy. The owner said he had just moved to Vancouver 6 months ago from Italy and apparantly has been making ice cream for the last 15 years. Goodbye Mondo hello Garda!!!!!

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Vera's Burger Shack1181 Denman Street, Vancouver
Go to Moderne Burger
Submitted Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

When there on Monday with 3 other people and there was only one person working. The girl working without hesitation was a bitch with alot of attitute. We waited to order for more than 10 minutes until she ever looked at us ever though there was only 2 burgers on the grill. When we order two of the burger were raw and she gave us a lamb burger which nobody ordered. When we told her about it she rolled her eyes and said that we made the mistake not her and the burger were not raw. So rather than fight with her we left our food behind and left. We will never go there again. It appears to me that Veras is more interested in growing than actually keeping up with customer service and hiring pleasant people rather than bitches. If they keep going this way they will close down. Moderne burger service is much better and their food is very good. STAY AWAY FROM VERAS!!

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Vera's Burger Shack1935 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Staff
Submitted Friday, August 31, 2007 - 8:02pm [Dine in]

This is the first time I have gone to Veras. I heard alot of mixed reviews about them. To put it short the burger was very good but the staff was completely lost. I understand in Vancouver there is a shortage of good workers but at the end you may have to pay a bit more because if these are the people looking after your restaurant you will lose alot of customers. Back to Modern I go.

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Nando's Chicken3000 Lougheed Hwy, 204, Coquitlam
Nandos is great avoid this location
Submitted Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 10:50am [Dine in]

I had been to Nandos in North Vancouver many times the food and service is amazing. This is my first time at this locations. This location is understaffed and disorginized. I had 45 minutes to eat and the food did not arrive for 40 minutes. The manager apologized and said that they have lost the bill (even though there was only 3 tables at the place) and mentioned she knows it is understaffed but the owner doesnt care. The food good as usual but I would never go to this location again

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Hiro Sushi2540 Shaughnessy St, #111, Port Coquitlam
Sushi
Submitted Monday, January 22, 2007 - 10:45am [Dine in]

When I went into this restaurant my first though was it was more of a takeout type restaurant you see in Japan. Although the Japanese sushi chef was very friendly the food was below average almost tasting like the sushi you can get in Safeway. It did not appear to be the busiest location which explains the quality of the food that was average at best. I would be very surprised if this restaurant is stays open for another year.

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