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lwlamPort MoodySince June 19, 200711 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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California Hong Kong Cafe5300 No. 3 Road, 322, Richmond
meh
Submitted Monday, February 11, 2008 - 6:08pm [Dine in]

i came here after snowboarding w/ some friends. we were looking for typical HK cafe-style food and that's what we got. i was kinda confused by the semi-fancy decor and the grand piano in the middle with apparently never gets played. also there's a fancy wine shelf just inside the entrance with wine on display under lamps. isn't light exposure bad for the wine? oh well

the food was ok, but in large portions. we all got a "daily special' which contains a fish, pork, and chicken fillet/steak with rice and all the regular combo fixings, all for $10. pretty good deal.

oh and the air conditioning was on at full blast. middle of winter and the air con is on. how stupid is that? i had to eat dinner with my winter jacket on.

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Matsuzushi403 North Road, #203, Coquitlam
authentic japanese food
Submitted Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:54pm [Dine in]

this is one of my favorite japanese places in coquitlam. its a cafe-style place rather than a restaurant, since you order/pay first at the counter and they bring you the food later. the food's great...my friend from japan said it was one of the better places in vancouver that she's had. its owned/operated by japanese ppl, i believe, so you know its authentic. its also quite cheap, probably due to the fact that its a cafe rather than a restaurant.

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S & W Pepper House4500 Kingsway, #1812, Burnaby
spicy as they come
Submitted Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:50pm [Dine in]

me and my friends will come here whenever we crave food that is very spicy. i'll get the negatives out of my review first: the service is slow (especially tea/water refills), there's almost always a wait to get a table, the waiters/waitresses aren't great with english, and the place is a bit dirty like most typical chinese restaurants.

but despite all that, we still come back because the food is great. it can be a bit oily, but damn is it tasty and spicy. the spicy food (denoted in the menu by the number of red peppers beside the name) is probably the spiciest i've had in all vancouver. not only that, it comes with a numbing sensation which i've never experienced elsewhere before. this is due to a special pepper they use....the name is mountain pepper or flower pepper or something. anyway, its definitely worth trying if you're a fan of spicy foods. my three recommendations are the tofu w/ minced pork (fairly spicy), the deep fried tilapia (really spicy), and the deep fried chicken with hot peppers (the spiciest by far). all 3 of those are rated two peppers, which is the highest spicy rating on the menu.

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Sushi Turn House1192 Lansdowne Dr, #401, Coquitlam
quantity > quality?
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 2:36am [Dine in]

the best thing about this restaurant is that you get a lot for your money. the rolls are large (or cheap) and the sushi is generous with the meat. a $1 salmon sushi gives you a nice long slice of salmon which could probably fit 2 pieces of sushi in another restaurant.

but quality-wise ummmm not that great. its not bad, just nothing special. but sometimes, the day after i feel a little queasy in the stomach, which doesn't usually happen when i eat sushi. i can't say for sure its the sushi that caused it, but its happened on a semi-consistent basis. yes i'm stupid for always going back but i live nearby.

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Soup Plus1102 Austin Ave., Coquitlam
nice little place
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 2:31am [Dine in]

i came here once because i work in the area and i had 30 min to kill for lunch time....and was pleasantly surprised.

i believe i had a soup and sandwich combo.....the soup was quite tasty and i remember having trouble choosing which soup to order....there were a lot of choices and not just cambpell soup "chicken noodle" and "cream of mushroom". another reviewer said they're all made in-store by the owner and i believe it. the sandwich was also thick and tasty. i can't remember what i had but i do remember the bread being fresh (is that made in-store too?) and being satisfied overall w/ the sandwich. it didn't have that generic taste which sometimes happens when you eat out and order a sandwich. oh and they brought out the sandwich to me, which is always a nice touch.

on a side note, it was a bit humid in there....the windows were a bit fogged up. that didn't affect teh review, i just thought it was weird.

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Li & Jun1175 Johnson Street, 360, Coquitlam
looks great but....
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 2:21am [Dine in]

well firstly the place looks excellent. at the very least, it'll trick you into believing the food tastes better.

i've been here 2 or 3 times and its been so-so all-round. the sushi is pretty standard....not too big or small, and not too great or poor tasting. the one good thing i had was some sort of "sushi pizza" which is essentially sashimi on a fried batter (tempura) base with japanese mayo ligihtly drizzled on top. it actually tastes pretty good, but i don't know if they still have it (the menu has changed a lot).

service was decent but the times i go is when its not busy.

for those who care, its korean owned and operated, as indicated by the name. its not a big deal, but some ppl care.

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Kirin Seafood Restaurant1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
best dim-sum in tri-cities
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 2:15am [Dine in]

i go here frequently with friends for dim sum. now i don't expect too much in the tri-cities in terms of dimsum but this place is actually pretty good compared to the competition (rainbow butterfly, lougheed wonton, wah wing). i actually look forward to eating dimsum here. there's no carts, but there really isn't room for them anyway.

what i like is that they have more than the standard pork buns or siu-mai or shrimp dumplings....but even those standard ones are done well. the price is a bit higher per dish than most dimsum restaurants but somehow, when split among the 4 or 5 of us that go, we end up paying either the same or less.

the service is hit and miss...at times showing class, at other times acting exactly like a typical chinese restaurant. on the good side, they'll set the table for you and are pretty good with responding to your flagging them down.....on the down side, they pressured us indirectly to leave when we were chatting after the meal.

ambience...the restaurant looks great. nice solid furniture.....quality chopsticks/dinnerware.....classy-looking menu. exactly what i'd expect from a high-class chinese restaurant.

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Hon's Wun Tun House3025 Lougheed Hwy, #310, Coquitlam
I'm not surprised
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 2:02am [Dine in]

i came here on xmas day with some friends....what were we thinking? we should have known better, but nothing much was open and hon's was (sadly) on the top of the list in the coquitlam area.

as i said, it was xmas lunchtime so the restaurant was only 25% full, so the service was decent. i gave it a 3 because i'm used to crappier service in asian restaurants.

we ordered some special which came with wonton soup, chicken curry with coconut milk, and braised deep-fried tofu in XO sauce. the wonton soup was surprisingly good compared to other chinese restaurants, but it was all downhill from there. the curry was pretty plain despite teh coconut milk and didn't have any kick to it compared to other curries i've had. it wasn't bad, but just didn't satisfy me. the fried tofu itself was good (freshly deep-fried too, not the pre-fried stuff)....but everything else in the dish was plain or bad. XO sauce is hard to mess up....but somehow they did by diluting it with sauce (or water with corn starch). everything tasted too westernized which isn't what i expected from hon's. i know better now.

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Nagano Japanese Restaurant2918 Glen Dr, #120, Coquitlam
awesome sushi but expensive
Submitted Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 2:22am [Dine in]

i usually avoid sushi restaurants run by non-japanese....i've had bad experiences with them. however, somehow this one breaks the mold. actually korean-run sushi joints in vancouver are starting to stand out, i've found...

the food here is excellent...if you're willing to pay the price. sushi is already expensive, but this restaurant takes it up another notch. however, its totally worth it...the quality (or quantity in some cases) reflects the price, which is sometimes a rarity when dining. their maki rolls are top notch...i've only had the urge to splurge on them once or twice but i've always had my expectations exceeded. the nigiri are also good, and they don't skimp on the portions either (reflected in the price). the freshness isn't the best i've tasted but its definately above average. the udon portions are huge compared to some restaurants, but the nabeyaki udon i had was a bit bland in the soup. oh, and they'll randomly give a complimentary dish of barbecue fish, which is great. i swear that's a korean thing...

service is so-so....mostly cuz they're busy as hell anytime i go there, so i'm somewhat forgiving there. its an asian restaurant so you have to flag them down whenever you want something, but their service is generally polite (which is rare in some asian restaurants). oh and some of the waitresses are hot. i swear they only hire cute girls to work there.

ambience and cleanliness is ok. they could do a lot worse but they could also do a lot better.

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Anducci's2729 Barnett Hwy, Coquitlam
will never return to this location
Submitted Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 2:09am [Dine in]

i have pretty good memories of anducci's from past visits to both this and the burnaby location. the menu is extensive and flexible, the way italian restaurants should be. however, my last two experiences have been marred by crappy service in one form or another.

the first bad experience, i came w/ my gf on a weekday evening when the restaurant was half-full so i was kind of surprised that the service was so slow. that wasn't the issue though. the portions were pretty large in comparison to other restaurants...this was good because both me and my gf are small eaters, so we ate half and packed up the rest. however, i don't know if the waitress misheard or whatever, but she accidentally threw away our food instead of packing it up. now the most i would have expected was some sort of compensation..the least i expected was an apology. what we got was neither. she didn't even mention it until after we paid (and tipped) and started to leave, and only after i asked about it. i was really annoyed and sorely disappointed. $40 is a lot to pay for half a sandwich and a few mouthfuls of pasta.

i came again a few months later because apparently they had a deal on mondays where if you finish your pasta, you get a voucher for a free pasta the next time you visit. now its on the menu and we were never told that the offer was over so we assumed it was valid. we ordered and ate our pasta (which was VERY oily) but were told when the the bill came that the offer wasn't valid anymore. we were pretty disappointed because that was the reason we came to eat there. apparently we weren't the only ones who were confused because as we were leaving, we saw a table of customers have a heated discussion w/ the managers over the same issue. i sure as hell won't come back to this establishment and i'm letting all my friends know my displeasure.

the only good thing i can say is that the restaurant looks great and is clean.

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Rozzini's2810 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
bad experience
Submitted Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 1:44am [Dine in]

i came here a few years ago on the recommendation from a parent's friend. well, me and my friends (teenagers at the time) had nothing to do on a friday night so we decided to try out this supposedly good restaurant. it was probalby a combination of elevated expectations and the fact that we were teens in a restaurant full of 40+ year olds...but the overall experience was bad.

the food portion was small and fairly tasteless (mind you, i was a teen and my palate wasn't the greatest) and the waiter was impatient with us and tried to worm his way out of honoring a coupon. nice ambience though.

its still around so i assume that some ppl like it, but i won't be back in the next few years or so, if ever.

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