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GibblerCoquitlam, BCSince March 7, 201015 Reviews
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Waba Korean Restaurant228 Schoolhouse St, #8, Coquitlam
Hot and spicy soups
Submitted Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

Had dinner on a Thursday night. Not busy, there were 3 other tables of couples. We don't normally eat Korean food but we were craving a hot soup dish and wanted something different from salty, conveyor belt Pho.
We had seafood ramen (spicy) and veg soft tofu soup. (Medium). The soft tofu soup comes in a stone bowl that keeps it hot. I hate it when soup gets cold before you finish eating it! We love ramen at Japanese restaurants and this "Korean style" ramen was really good too. The broths were different but both very flavourful. I think this will be our new place to have soupy, noodles!

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Bo Laksa King2546 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Great place for laksa and other south east Asian dishes
Submitted Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 11:30am [Dine in]

This was our first time to Laksa King and it was exactly as promised! A hole in the wall with decor that looks like it's left over from the previous tenants; family - run, delicious dishes, inexpensive prices. A great place to get the food you miss from Maylaysia/Singapore.

Roti Canai, small - 1 piece, we shared it. The dipping sauce was okay, my husband liked it. I would have liked the roti to be pulled to be thinner and crispier.
Laksa - a large bowl of flavourful broth, choice of egg noodle or vermicelli. We also shared this and it was delicious. We would order this again for sure.
Eggplant with basil - comes with rice. It's meant for one person but we shared. Good, but not that interesting. We would try something else next time.

Three dishes for two people, tax, tip = $26 (no drinks)

Apparently there is a good Burmese noodle soup dish available only on Sunday (see menu pics). I guess we'll have to come back next time on Sunday!

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Jethro's Fine Grub3455 Fraser St, Vancouver
Long wait for an average meal
Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:04pm [Dine in]

Went on a Saturday morning and were seated right away, but after we ordered, we waited 25-35 mins for the meal and noticed that the tables seated before/after us waited a long time as well. The tables were full and the restaurant was loud.
The crab cake benedict was good and we would recommend it.
However, the huevos rancheros was disappointing. It came with a large serving of plain white rice and a piece of corn bread which I was looking forward too, but it was a large slice of slightly dry corn pancake broken in two. The best part of the plate was the salsa.
At other tables, we saw huge servings of pancakes which just looked unappetizing. The customer ate about a quarter of the portion.

We were looking forward to trying a new breakfast place, unfortunately, I don't think we will be returning to this one. Even though the crab cake benedict was good...

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Thai Orchid1143 Austin Ave, Coquitlam
Delicious new Thai restaurant in Coquitlam!
Submitted Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:18pm [Dine in]

A small, quiet restaurant, in kind of an odd location, but the food is great! The owner is the chef and from Thailand.
We have tried the green and red curry, green papaya salad and pad thai. The green curry is our favourite! Also tried the mango sticky rice. Very good. We usually ask for medium spice and one time asked for hot and it was a bit too much for me but my mom and husband liked it. We just came back from a trip to Thailand so it is great to be able to get some authentic Thai cuisine here.

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Originals Coffee2231 Clarke St, Port Moody
A cute small cafe run by lovely couple
Submitted Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 4:24pm [Dine in]

A very cute cafe run by a young couple. The cafe can be hard to find as the sign is small; it is in a heritage home so it doesn't look like a typical cafe. It's nice to support a small local business.

I've been there a couple of times. The first time, I tried the gluten free chocolate cake and tea. The cake was very good and the portion was big enough to share. The ceramic mugs are from Mexico and were custom made for the cafe. The next time I tried a strawberry banana smoothie and a veggie burrito which was big enough to share as a snack.
They also offer a selection of hot drinks including Mexican hot chocolate.

A nice place to go for a drink and snack, a quiet place to meet up with a friend, I prefer a smaller case rather than the bigger chain cafes.

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All Thai'd Up Restaurant2636 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam
LOVE the curry, but don't like the wait
Submitted Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 1:42pm [Dine in]

We were craving the #27 Panang Curry with salmon so headed over to the restaurant at around 7:30pm on a Friday night....and got our food at 8:45.

When we arrived we saw that there was a table of 7 that had ordered, table of 2 looking at menus, and 3 tables eating/finishing up. What we love about this place is that everything is made to order. Unfortunately, when there is a large group where each person orders a separate dish (don't they know that this is family style? Order some dishes, put it in the middle and try everything!), it slows down the process considerably. We also saw 3 take out orders go out while we were there. The table of 2 that sat just before us waited as long as we did too.

I still recommend this restaurant because I love the curry and the charm of a family-owned business with 1 server. But it has its disadvantages. Perhaps with more success and popularity (it seems popular already!), the restaurant will be able to have another server or help in the kitchen.

Definitely try the Panang Curry. Next time, I might try the All Thai'd Up Jealousy but I'm not sure if I can handle the "suicidal hot" spicyness!

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
Too funky for me
Submitted Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 9:00pm [Dine in]

It was my first time to this restaurant. We were there for dinner last night and thankfully we had a table on the patio as the music inside was loud and the lighting was dark.

I will say that it was busy while we were there, it looked like they had a lot of regulars and the service was reliable. I won't be back to this restaurant nor would I recommend it to friends. The sushi is too funky for me, and not something I would order again and the music is too loud. I guess it turns out that I prefer traditional Japanese fare.

We ordered:
Tuna Tempura - The saving grace of our whole meal. 4 pieces of tuna in tempura batter with a drizzle of sauce. A great appetizer.
Red Sanja roll- From the funky creations page. Seemed to me like it was a regular spicy tuna roll, half of which was topped with a thin piece of tempura salmon and the other half with mashed avocado, and then priced at $6.95.
Ebi fried curry - 7 prawn tempura on a bed of rice and then covered with too much curry sauce that tasted like the Glico curry that I sometimes get from T & T. The prawns were good, unfortunately they were drowning in that Glico curry sauce. We ordered it to be medium spice but it was not spicy at all.
Salmon maki - An item from the 'regular' sushi page and it did taste very regular.

I would guess that there are 30-40 tables in the restaurant. Can you believe that there is only one unisex bathroom for this entire restaurant?

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Matteo's Gelato2615 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
A gelato gem in PoCo
Submitted Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

I had a great first visit to Matteo's last week. The staff were friendly and helpful. I didn't realize there would be so much seating inside and on the patio. I liked the consistency of the gelato, more smooth like soft serve where as gelato at other places might as well be hard ice cream. The price for the gelato was average, $4 for 1 scoop I think and the portion was just right for the cost. And we used a 2 for 1 coupon from an app called Bandit. Looks like they also offered other pastries and sandwiches, paninis. I'll definitely go back if I'm in the area!

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Opening soon
Fuji Sushi526B Clarke Rd, Coquitlam
Reliable, Consistent, Delicious
Submitted Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 6:23pm [Dine in]

We go to Fuji Sushi at least once a month and we love it there.
It is always busy in there, but I think that the longest we've ever waited is 10 minutes. They are quick to turn over the tables when people leave. Food comes quickly, the servers are attentive at refilling tea, clearing dishes, etc.
Here are our favourites items:
Nabeyaki Udon - broth is really flavourful, good portion, we usually share it,
Spicy Tuna Maki - good portion of tuna in the roll and spicy!
Yam Tempura Roll - $4 is steep, but it's so good
Chopped Scallop Roll
Agedashi Tofu - 4 pieces, good for sharing.
Tako Sunomono
Dynamite Roll - also on the expensive side, $6 I think. But well made and well portioned.

Good for take out too!

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Renovation
Nu Aegean Cusina1661 Granville St, Vancouver
Much more casual now
Submitted Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

Went to Nu to use a Groupon and it has become a lot more casual than what it used to be. It used to be the type of place where when the dishes were delivered, the server would introduce each plate and they crumbed the table between courses. Food was good, service was fine, ambience ok.

Zucchini Chickpea Balls $8.50- we ordered this because it was something different, it was really good! Crisp eggplant chips and I think it had 6 chickpeas balls.

Georgia's Potatoes $6 - not very interesting.

Stuffed Peppers & Tomatos $18 - See photo. Really good! I ate the tomato and 1 of the peppers, had the other pepper for lunch the nex day.

Albacore Tuna $22 - See photo. Also really good.

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Sango Japanese Fusion Restaurant110 Brew St., #5, Port Moody
Nice decor, mediocore food and service
Submitted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 9:12am [Dine in]

Mango roll - Sango offers a selection of 'fusion' rolls ranging from $8.95 to $15.99 (!) We tried the mango roll which was a spicy tuna roll with slices of mango and avocado on top. The tuna was quite sparse. If that's what a plain spicy tuna roll looked like, I would have been disappointed.

Vegetable combo - Consisted of 3 rolls. The cucumber in the cucumber roll was shredded instead of one piece and therefore didn't really hold together very well. The vegetable roll had cucumber, red, yellow pepper and avocado. It kind of fell apart when you picked it up too and didn't really taste all that interesting. At least the avocado roll was ok, it's hard to screw that one up.

Seafood fried udon - Only ok. There were pieces of surf clam that were too chewy to eat. Normally, that is eaten raw and now I can see why.

Decor was nice, high ceilings, nice tables, chairs.

Service was slow. The dirty dishes piled up on the table and weren't cleared. Even when the server brought our bill, she only picked up two dishes and left the rest.

I will not be going there again. There are too many good sushi places in town to waste my time/money here. And for fusion Japanese food, I'd rather go to Happa Izakaya in Vancouver.

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Salam Bombay755 Burrard St, Suite 217, Vancouver
Reasonably-priced and flavourful meal
Submitted Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 10:04pm [Dine in]

We went on a Saturday night around 6:00pm and there were only 4 other tables seated. For two people, we ordered the Baingan Bharta ($10.95 Smoked eggplant ginger, garlic, tomatoes, etc.) and Halibut Masala ($14.95), 1 order of naan and 1 order of rice. Probably could have done with just the rice or naan. Oh well. The eggplant was delicious, it's a small bowl but fine for two people sharing another dish. The halibut comes wrapped in a banana leaf and looks small, but again, good to share between two people.
This might sound weird, but I thought that the bowl of rice ($3.95) was fragant and tasted really good.
We would order the eggplant dish again, but would probably try a different halibut dish - there was also the choice of Coconut Curry or Tandoori for the halibut - or something else from the vegetable section. We didn't find either of the dishes spicy which is too bad, because I would have liked to at least have the option of asking for 'medium' spice.

Very attentive service as I usually find in Indian restaurants. There were 3 or 4 servers at the time, they kept our water glasses full and cleared dishes promptly.

They should think about getting dark coloured linens for the tables, we left a couple of curry stains as I'm sure must happen often.

You'll be able to find the restaurant because often, a man stands at the bottom of the stairs holding a sign pointing to the stairs indicating the directions to get to the restaurant. I think sometimes he wears a costume.

We'll be going again if we're in the area and the mood for Indian cuisine strikes. But there are a lot of other Indian restaurants in the downtown area that we'd like to try too.

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Charlie's2517 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Charlie's has reopened at a new location
Submitted Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 12:47pm [Dine in]

Charlie's had to move to a new location, the new address is 2517 St. John's Street, it is on the south side of the street and is directly across from the Point Pub.
We have waited 8 months for Charlie's to reopen! It is much smaller now, only 12 tables, the menu looks like it has been simplified to just one large sheet double sided (instead of that booklet of 8 pages that they had before), the decor has been toned down to just sombreros on the walls (which is too bad. what happened to all those slightly cheesy dresses, flags, blankets, donkeys, gauchos?)

We had Enchiladas with salsa verde and shrimp and Mole Poblanos with chicken. They were delicious just like we remembered! Service was on "Mexican time" as usual, but the food and the jokes and smiles from Carlos make up for it.

I'm not sure if the prices have changed, the Enchiladas were $14.95, Mole was $13.95. And well, if my restaurant was closed down for 8 months instead of the few weeks that were planned due to renovation problems and then being told that they couldn't move into the new space and having to find a new one, I'd probably raise the price a couple of bucks too.

A great place to go in the Tri-Cities for some delicious Mexican fare, friendly owners, cozy venue, just be patient if it takes a while to get your drink order.

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Miku1055 West Hastings Street, #2, Vancouver
Delicious Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi!
Submitted Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

The menu items are on the pricier side so good for a special occasion. It is not a place to stuff yourself with cheap, bland sushi like at a buffet; eating at Miku was definitely a dining experience where I could savour and appreciated every flavour. Next time, I will get a seat at the sushi bar so that I can watch the chefs in action. The server was very knowledgeable about all the menu items and made great suggestions. Staff is very friendly and all seem to be passionate about the food there.

By the way, tea is $2 per person. We didn't order dessert but the server highly recommended the dessert menu and suggested we come again and just order dessert.

Servings are small but delicious. For two people we ordered these 4 items:

Aburi Tuna - Masatake sauce is garlic, onions in sesame oil. The tuna is rolled around slivers of bell pepper and more onions! Don't order this if you do not like onions! I ended up eating most of this tuna while my boyfriend picked off all the onions. I liked it, but probably wouldn't order it again as there were more unique dishes.

Sable fish Saikoyoyaki- The fish melts in your mouth. Very good, only big enough to share between 2 people. My boyfriend would order it again just for himself.

Premium Aburi Sushi - A plate of 7 pieces of sushi, each piece is a different fish/seafood and sauce garnish. Next time we will order two plates so that we don't have to share each piece of sushi! My favourite was the scallops, but they were all good.

Aburi Salmon Oshi sushi - Aburi means they blowtorch the fish throught a piece of charcoal. This is their most popular item and I can see why. The salmon almost has like a bbq and open flame grilled flavour to it. A very interesting cooking technique. The salmon is on rice and drizzled lightly with the Miku sauce.

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Cloud Nine1400 Robson Street, Vancouver
A nice view, bad dessert
Submitted Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

I went to visit this restaurant for some dessert and wine one night during the Olympics. The view was lovely and there were fireworks and a light show below on the street.

We ordered the swan cream puff dessert. The presentation was nice but the dessert was horrible. The pastry was dry, the cream tasted like Cool Whip. At least the strawberry garnish was edible.

Finding the washroom was an adventure in itself. You have to walk up the centre tower, follow the signs to turn three times making sure you don't go into the kitchen before finding the very outdated bathroom.

The service was nice. Our server was pleasant and efficient. But it didn't make up for the bad food and dated interior.

FYI, if you go on a night when there is live music, there is a $10 cover charge.

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