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Foodfor2VancouverSince August 5, 200922 Reviews
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3 (2.9)
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Sushi Shelter 1011250 Dominion Ave, #102, Port Coquitlam
fusion is fun - Why bother with the all you can eats?
Submitted Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

We've been three times to this restaurant so I'll keep most of my comments to the most recent evening out. We've decided not to go to the all you can eat restaurants in the Tri Cities anymore as this place ends up being the same price for much better quality food that's amazingly presented. We order separately but eat off of each others plates so we end up having lots of different items.

We're greeted warmly upon entering every time. The place has quite a few neat things to look at if you like vintage items. Service is fine especially since this last time, the server didn't yell out our orders so that the whole restaurant could hear like the other server had done on our previous nights out to this place. It's a small place, but this is my one peeve about this place.

Yes, they don't have nigri sushi, but big deal you can get that anywhere. What they do have is beautifully presented fusion rolls that no one else around does have. This time out we had gomae, miso soup, super shelter roll, snoopy roll and gyoza. I can't say enough about how well they do on the presentation of the food items with lots of fruit garnishes. I did have the tagine one time here and found it bland, but every other item I've had has been delicious. They also give you suckers at the end in a small vase, which even though we're not with kids is very cute.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant2991 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
missing my shrimp tempura
Submitted Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 8:37am [Dine in]

so it's one of the only place we could find for all you can eat at lunch time. The main area was clean and the place had quite a few people most likely also looking for the bargain pricing. We love all you can eat, but wish the food was of better quality. The tempura said seafood and I figured it would be shrimp as it's shrimp everywhere else that you order tempura. However, this was plain white fish (maybe some left over fake crab?). Too much batter on the other tempura as well. The miso was OK, but miso is pretty easy.

As for service, it was iffy. The slamming server was there but others were just OK. We've gotten used to the warm welcome from all staff at other places when you enter and this doesn't exist here.

There are so many other japanese restaurants in the tri cities so better to go to them for good food even if it isn't all you can eat that no need to go back here.

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Aphrodite's Organic Delights Cafe3598 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
quirky fun with delicous food
Submitted Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 7:11am [Dine in]

had the three course dinner recently. Yes, it's a little pricy for the setting which is a funky old place with mismatched tables and chairs. Strange pinatas hanging which we saw a sign for saying that you could have your own pinata made for $300.
The server we had was very warm asking us if we had any questions. This was our second time at the restaurant and service was faster than the last time which was good, but the place was much quieter so there was good reason for this.
You need to remind yourself that it's organic and will definitely remember this when you are served the most wonderful assortment of baby vegetables that you may have never had before. Soup was a little bland, but I loved the freshly baked bread that came with it and added a little salt (which I rarely touch in restaurants as I normally have low sodium meals). The piece of salmon I received hit under the potato crisp but was large and I couldn't finish it all. Of course I was saving room for dessert though.
The pie is delicious, especially the chocolate ones. Chocolate pecan pie is pure decadence!
The washrooms however are hilarious. I don't know how anyone over five foot tall can actually sit down as the toilet is in the middle of the room.

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Riverway Clubhouse9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby
beautifully presented food, but not fine dining interior
Submitted Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 7:00am [Dine in]

I had read on their website that it's fine dining in the evening. When we arrived we were impressed by the architecture, but the table we were seated at had water marks. (no filled glasses on our table so must have not been wiped down). and and the TV was on. Golf courses are great to eat at for casual dining, but we were out for a special evening so I was not really impressed, and didn't help that it was overcast so the view wasn't that great either. One group of tables was joined together for a bigger group and you could see a different set of tables and chairs in half the room of a wide open expanse which didn't make sense and the carpet looked a bit ragged and a room divider was pulled across one section to keep it separate.
The food we had was beautifully presented though and the service was quite good. We had the price fixe menu and started out with salads that were delicious, mains that were so beautiful, I wanted to take a picture and yummy chocolate desserts. I'd go back to eat there on a sunny day for a casual lunch definitely, but not for dinner again.

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Drink Urban Lounge609 Columbia St, New Westminster
Friendly service, yummy burgers
Submitted Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 2:28pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here four times in the past year with different people. Each time the service has been very warm and friendly. Most of the times, it hasn't been very busy. I love the salmon burger and french onion soup, and my friends have raved about the salads. I also had a great chocolate dessert one time. It would be nice if there were a few more options for dessert. The kidney shaped tables that are next to the bench seating are a little weird so seating for more than three people can get complicated. Will definately be back.

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Dublin Castle319 Governors Court, New Westminster
great potatoes, but not worth the wait
Submitted Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 8:02pm [Dine in]

nice patio that was about 1/3 full the night we ate here and not a soul inside. It's quiet and would probably look really nice at night when all of the lights are turned on. We were greeted promptly and the service was pleasant. We had our drinks pretty quickly, but the food took forever to arrive. The server told us that the kitchen was backed up and having problems. What would they do if it were busier? We ordered the spring salad that arrived without the listed watermelon. Presentation was lovely, but no watermelon and instead had tomato and green peppers which I didn't see listed on the menu. When I mentioned to the server about the lack of watermelon, she offered to bring me a side of it, but by then our salad was almost done.
Our entrees were brought to the next table so I flagged them over to us.
I had the steak sandwich and luckily my partner likes mushrooms as they were on the steak even though I had asked for no mushrooms. It was supposed to come with a side but I was already having salad and it mentioned on the menu 'onion straws', so I didn't want any onion rings. Steak was very rare for my liking without much flavour but by this time I was very hungry so ate it. ( Mashed potatoes are absolutely delicious. This is an Irish pub so you would assume that they can do potatoes correctly though.) The so called onion straws were practically raw slices of onion. What kind of straws are these? It made me wish I had ordered the rings.
My partner had salmon and wasn't very happy with the so called salsa as it was just finely chopped fruit and veg (but not as a fresh cut salsa should be) . The table next to us was having the same problem with late food and mixed up orders. We won't be back.

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Sang Thai & Vietnamese Restaurant2850 Shaugnessy Street, Unit 6102, Port Coquitlam
beautiful presentation of food and warm service
Submitted Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

went here for dinner recently. Large place and only a few tables occupied but we're early eaters. We were greeted warmly and took a while to go through the large menu. Our server was quite friendly. We choose Sweet and sour pork, a fish dish with mango and some noodles. The fish was served in a fish shaped metal dish with it's own burner that kept it sizzling. I should have taken a picture, it looked so nice. I was surprised that the fish was deep fried pieces, but the taste was quite nice. The pork had good flavour as well as did the noodles. The lady at the next table sent her food back as she said it wasn't like in Thailand, but having never been there, we didn't know it wasn't authentic. We had leftovers to take home and they were nice the next day as well. We'll definitely go back or get take out as they seem to have quite a few bargains on their to go menu.

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Samz2342 Elgin Ave, Port Coquitlam
even good for the non sports fans
Submitted Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

Have eaten here quite a few times, three times with my partner and twice in a group of more than 20 people and have enjoyed it everytime. Comfortable clean atmosphere and not full of drunken people which is great as I don't drink. French onion soup is nice, hot and flavourful, the steak special is huge, seafood club is delicious.
We've used the Entertainment coupon a few times and no problems at all. There was one time where I wasn't served any vegetables with my meal and the server didn't come by to ask how things were until much later. When I told her, she gave me my meal for 1/2 price which was nice. I've only had trouble getting the bill when it's time to go a couple of times, but other than that it's fine. There are 1/2 price appies on Sunday which I want to go back for next time.

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Sky Dragon Restaurant1538 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam
smorgasboard limited
Submitted Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

I had read the reviews so knew that I would be eating 'Canadian style from the 70's' type of food. The decor was better than I anticipated, quite a few tables, pretty clean although bland in decor, and there were quite a few people on staff. We were warmly greeted. The smogasbord could use a few more entree items. There were two soups which I tried both of and both were good; although a little strange to have spaghetti type noodles in the won ton soup. The entrees consist of french fries (I guess kids like these), two types of deep fried chicken wings (one with spices added), deep fried wontons (see the trend here), fried rice, flavourless fried noodle chowmein, deep fried ginger pork, deep fried sweet and sour pork, deep fried shrimp, and mixed veg. It was all nice and hot, but not much flavour. Nice to have fresh fruit for dessert as well as oh so chinese banana cream tarts and jello along with the fortune cookies. For only $12 each, value was good, but too much grease.

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Koi Japanese Restaurant2573 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
I wish they could cope with being busy
Submitted Friday, June 22, 2012 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

I have eaten at Koi a couple times by myself or with my partner in the afternoon and on weeknights and have enjoyed it. I love the value of the all you can eat which starts at 5pm. However, we won't be back on a weekend. They obviously can't cope with having the place full and with take-out orders as well. I have now been twice with other family members and have had the server tell me 'the kitchen is screwed up'. The servers also can't keep up or are very forgetful, with bringing tea as we have had on both occasions to ask several times and then ended up serving ourselves once. We've had items ordered that have been forgotten and when you're eating with small children, having to wait 2 1/2 hours for the food that they want most is crazy.

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Romer's Burger Bar1873 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
love those drunken doughnuts
Submitted Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

I went here with a few coworkers for lunch recently after passing by quite a few times and seeing nice plates of food being enjoyed. We were the first group to arrive for lunch, were seated promptly and had a nice server. I started out with a Mint Mango Iced Tea which had good flavour but had too many small mint leaves, that I ended up sucking up my straw. Two of us had salmon burgers which was incredibly delicious! I had read about the meat bun ratio in other comments and found that our burgers and my co-workers magic mushroom burger had plenty of meat. We all really enjoyed sharing the yam fries that came with two dips (one a zesty chipotle aoili an the other a lemony one that was a little too runny but tasted good). The regular fries were a little tough, but OK. One other at our table had a salad that was very large and one had the popcorn shrimp which was nicely presented. I also enjoyed the watermelon feta side salad. None of us ate the pepper that was the sole item on the plate with the burgers. We ended the meal sharing the drunken doughnuts...A pile of mini doughnuts with three sauces (maple whiskey, limoncello, and nutella kaluha) They were delicious, not oily at all. I do not drink, but really enjoyed the flavour from all of these sauces. We would definately go back as it's worth paying for quality of ingredients. When we left there were only a few other tables occupied, so not very busy on a weekday afternoon.

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Dinakis Mediterranean Grill2020 Oxford Connector, #101, Port Coquitlam
very good eye appeal and tasty as well
Submitted Friday, May 28, 2010 - 8:27am [Dine in]

ate at this new place last night. We were greeted very warmly at the door and seated right away. Comfy booth seating around the restaurant that they seem to fill up first with tables in the middle. Dark wood floors and very clean with a lovely bar area and metal ceiling accent. Value for the price is very good and the service is friendly and not pushy. They have lots of different food options. Seafood souvalaki read very well, but I decided to have the steak and lasagna (with most of the lasagna going home with me). Great choice! It was served at the right degree with a nice amount of caesar salad and garlic bread well presented all together on large square plates. The lasagna could have been a little warmer as by the time I got to it after enjoying the salad and bread, the cheese was no longer melted, but this was fine. The lasagna flavour is excellent with a lovely meaty sauce and spinach. My friend had the chicken marsala which he really enjoyed as well. His drink was refilled without having to ask so we appreciated the level of attention that we received. The desserts read really well on the menu, but we were too full so will try them next time. Will definately be back especially because of the quality of food for the price as our total came to only $40 and they also provide delivery and take out which is wonderful.

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Ruby Chinese Restaurant2228 McAllister Ave, #105A, Port Coquitlam
shabby but lots of food
Submitted Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 1:03pm [Dine in]

We had take out here recently. Manager is quite nice and everything was ready within 15 minutes. The dinner for two will feed four easily as we had lots of leftovers and ate a lot. We've done the all you can eat here a couple of times as well and the place is in need of a good cleaning, some new dishes and redecorating, but for the price the value is good. It was basic Canadian style chinese food that we ate, not the more exotic dishes. The food is not fabulous, just a step up from a food court, but tasty enough that we will go back. There isn't enough pineapple to go with the sweet n sour pork. Don't go there expecting it to be like Kirin or other upscale restaurants.

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Saint St Grill2514 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Fabulous Food except for one minor flaw and one slightly forgetful server
Submitted Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 7:11am [Dine in]

From the outside, this place doesn't look like much. We were one the first people to arrive that night which was a bit concerning as it's nice to see other diners in a place that's new to you. Inside, it's filled with what definately is an eclectic array of items; everything from paper mache pigs to the Mona Lisa to lots of interesting lighting. The manager is great as is very upbeat with detailing specials and wasn't overly attentive which was great. The flaw is that the butter which came swirled in it's own little dish with a nice basket of yummy bread wasn't really butter; tasted more like margerine or was old as very oily instead of buttery tasting. I had the soup of the moment which was an Italian beef and white bean concoction. BF had the chowder; both were great and filling. We had noticed KANGAROO on the menu which neither of us had before. It was absolutely delicious with a sweet berry sauce which he scraped every bit of off the massive plate that it was served on, with creamy mashed potatoes and vegetables. I had the seafood hotpot which was beautifully presented in a large square glass bowl. Although it was hard to eat the vermicelli that it was served upon, the broth and seafood were both delicious. It's a large portion that I couldn't finish and would have taken home, but the server didn't ask if I wanted it to go and I forgot to ask; oh well. We had also asked this same server what was in the berries on top of the roo and she went to ask as she didn't know but never came back and told us the answer. No problem at all with the Entertainment card and we would have paid full price at this place if we go again; the food is that good.

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Sokela1001B Austin Ave, Coquitlam
sauce is from heaven
Submitted Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 11:21am [Dine in]

shared the calamari skaras here and it was fabulous. Sauce is tangy and sweet and absolutely delicious and calamari was nice and tender. Server was friendly, knowledgeable and not overly attentive; just right. For my main course I had meatballs and linguini. Same kind of sauce as the calamari and absolutely wonderful. A large portion so some went home with me to enjoy the next evening.

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Spiros Greek Taverna2565 Barnet Hwy, #22, Coquitlam
they need to soften up
Submitted Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 11:16am [Dine in]

ate dinner here on a Friday evening as a co-worker had recommended it. Place was busy. Inside I wondered if they kept the Christmas lights up all year round. Watch your step when you're walking and try to get someones attention through all of the plants in this place. We shared the calamari skaras. They looked more like perogies and were quite tough; Sokela is soooo much better. I had halibut that was a nice large piece, but too dry. The vegetables were overcooked and everything tasted like fennel/licorice. My partner had a huge portion of roast lamb that tasted all right. Unless you're super hungry, you'll have leftovers at this place. Overall, as there are other wonderful greek places that we've tried before like Pallas Athena and Sokela and other yet to try, there is no point in us going back to this place.

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Pen Cafe, The319 Governors Court, #101, New Westminster
it's yummy inside the prison walls
Submitted Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 10:51am [Dine in]

From the outside this place looks like a castle, but inside more like a small White Spot/Ricky's. Strange place to find in the residential area. You need to seat yourself (there's a sign on the floor stating this but we overlooked it when we first came in and waited for someone to approach us)
Decor accents are a little cheesey but fun(and in no way overly tacky. There are handcuffs hanging from the kitchen opening, the waiters dress in black with prisoner numbers on the back and striped aprons. Three homemade soups to choose from and we both enjoyed our leek/potato/bacon choice. I ordered pork chops but was told they no longer had these but instead there was pork medallions with cherry/apricot chutney. They were a little on the dry side but with the chutney tasted good. Spaghetti squash served on the side was crunchy so a little undercooked for my liking but it and the carrots were seasoned well. Carrots were delicious. The right amount of potato was served as well; not a huge mound that you feel compelled to overindulge in. My partners steak was supposed to be medium, but looked more rare. Good value for what we paid as both entries were under $14. On the way out, I noticed that the opening hours sign mentioned 'visiting hours' so had a laugh about that.

We took a tour in the dark of the patio before we left. Patio looks like it would be a fabulous place for a spring/fall brunch or evening,with a water view on one side so we'll have to come back to enjoy it then.

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Trinitea Gallery Cafe9618 Cameron St, Coquitlam
Wow, all this for $5.
Submitted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 7:05pm [Dine in]

stopped by this place today at lunchtime. It was empty but looked inviting. There was a tray of tea biscuits on the counter with a sign saying 'fresh baked and free.' We picked the $5.99 soup/sandwich/coffee special. There was a choice of four soups and four sandwiches. I picked the seafood soup, turkey ham sandwich and peppermint tea and my partner picked the mushroom soup and bbq beef sandwich and coffee.
There are lots of couches to lounge around on but as we ordered soup we sat at a table with nice cushions.
The soup arrived in lovely big bowls and were garnished nicely. Definately homemade.It was a much bigger bowl than I expected for this price and came with a wooden spoon. They've only been open two months so the spoons looked like they had never been used(which is why we asked how long they had been open for). My soup had lots of rice, shrimp and scallops, but was a little bland. I don't normally salt things, but had to for this dish. My partner liked his soup. All sandwiches freshly made when ordered and arrived looking great. Large whole wheat hoagie bun with meat, tomato, lettuce, bell pepper, as well as thin strands of cabbage and carrot. Delicious!! My tea was also nicely presented and was loose leaf. The tea cup was very unique with flowers stamped into the saucer. I was full after lunch and was amazed at the portion size for the price. In Vancouver, I can't buy a sandwich like this for six bucks let alone have tea and soup as well! The menu is limited but yummy.
The only other person that came in while we were having lunch was someone who ordered a bagel for takeout so hopefully business picks up and this place stays around or maybe it's busier later at night as they have long hours.

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Copa Cafe4036 Cambie Street, Vancouver
since when are potatoes fruit
Submitted Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 10:14am [Dine in]

have been to a few other HK style cafes so familiar with the pricing. We went for lunch and it was packed. finally flagged down a waitress to order and then she told me that they were out of the fried noodles which is in a bunch of items for the mini set. I ordered the prawn/avacado croissant with fruit salad and also a soup. My bf had the portugese chicken over rice. His was very tasty. Mine arrived first and looke like a pile of mayonnaise. fruit was covered in it and also the sandwich was as well. croissant was very very fresh, but I had to scrape off the mayo from the fruit and also discovered that it was mainly potato salad, with some melon and pineapple added...strange. the soup; never did come even though I reminded the waitress that I hadn't received it or my tea and she said yeah, yeah, yeah. decor is nice at this place and we liked the music. The price was only $8 for each of us and they gave us three coupons for lobster bisque for the next time we go. I JUST WONT ORDER THAT SALAD AGAIN...TOO WEIRD.

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All Thai'd Up Restaurant2636 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam
is this all that we get?
Submitted Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 10:04am [Dine in]

we've been driving by this place for months and joking that we should try it as the place from the outside looks so dodgy. Then we checked out the other reviews here and also a friend recommended it. We had takeout last night. When we opened the bags, the rice and pad thai were decent sizes comparable to the normal amount you always receive from takeout at other place. However the main dishes were in the two cup plastic containers like you get at the bulk food store and not even full. we were worried that we wouldn't have enough food. Food was very tasty..pineapple/tumeric rice, cashew chicken, ginger pork, yellow curry chicken and the one with triple meat layering, but there wasn't enough considering we paid $80 for it.

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