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mapiaPort Moody, Greater VancouverSince August 17, 200653 Reviews
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3.5 (3.3)
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Donair Affair22645 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Best donair in the city...or maybe even the province
Submitted Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 12:45pm [Take-out]

If I could, I would eat here for lunch or dinner EVERY DOGDAMN DAY. It's THAT good. It is everything you could ever want in a donair place PLUS IT IS CLEAN. I have it on good authority that the health inspectors even dig this place. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT, PEOPLE!

The owners are ridiculously friendly. And they remember people and what they like to order, right down to the sauces. The in-house made hot sauce is not hot so much as it is so flavorful and tasty. They also make their own tzaziki, which is fantastic. I usually get a green salad with all the veggies possible, topped with chicken or lamb or both and use the sauces for dressing. They do a caeser and greek salad as well. When I am feeling extra carb-loady, I will indulge in the donair platter, which comes with the most fragrant rice, heaven-scented with butter and what seems to be tumeric or saffron. Like, I could eat buckets of it.

And cheap. I don't think I have ever spent more than $10. When I left my job in MR for one in the core of Vancouver, little did I know that I would not be able to find anything that is as close to this place for my lunches. I am now relegated to brown bags and daydreams...

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Lava Dining & Lounge22590 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Anniversary Night
Submitted Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

We really enjoyed the food and service at this place. It is so nice to know that quality and class CAN be outside of Vancouver proper, and the place certainly does wonders for the dining scene in Maple Ridge. With a booming population of transplanted-Vancouverites with extra money to spend (now that they have that nice big house with property for a fraction of the cost) I hope to see more places like this. I had the trout special and it was solid, very tasty, and I have to say MUCH BETTER than any of those crap places downtown. The chef even sent out a complementary tasting plate as an appy, which I thought was a lovely touch. Certainly worth checking this place out if you live in the vicinity or you feel like a drive out the the Ridge.

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Silver House Chinese Restaurant22378 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge
Great Lunch specials
Submitted Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 4:16pm [Dine in]

This place will certianly not win any awards, nor does it stack anywhere in the vicinity of its great cousins like Sun Sui Wah or Kiran....however, for $6.66 (tax-in) for lunch specials, what more can you ask for? First off, the place is CLEAN and well-run (spotted: patrons bearing Fraser Health "Health Inspector" jackets and badges getting food). Their Singapore-style noodles are quite tasty and are enough to feed more than a few people. In fact, for a total of $77, I was part of a party of 12 that ate well, with enough for leftovers. The owner is super-nice. The staff can be run-off their feet, but are warm enough. No, this place will not be featured in the Georgia Straight, but it beats any mall food court!

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Smile Thai22624 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
Delicious Thai in Maple Ridge!
Submitted Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 4:10pm [Dine in]

I visited this new spot for a quick weekend lunch. I enjoyed a started Tom Yum Goong, and the lunch special green curry. The food was fresh, hot and there was a decent amount of it that I was able to save for lunch tomorrow! From what I saw on the plates of other people, the portions are generous. I heard a steady stream of "it's delicious" when the courteous proprietor did his rounds of the tables.

It is a very tiny spot; it can fit maybe 10-12 people, so perhaps be prepared to wait or switch to take-out when this place inevitably becomes very popular and busy!

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Bombay Sweet & Restaurant, The11956 207 Street, Maple Ridge
Very nice service people
Submitted Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

I've been here a few times for take-out and for the buffet once. I appreciate the good selection of delicious vegetarian options, as I ususally do with Indian food in general. Their samosas are excellent, with a price point that I appreciate and that is in-line with other places. I brought a big bag of them to a party recently that was met with great enthusiasm!
What sticks out to me here is the very nice and appreciative staff. I enjoy the comfortable and eager small talk whenever I go in, whether the topic is world travel, vegetarianism, or the Canucks!

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Kino Cafe Flamenco and Tapas Bar3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver
I should have known the first time...
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 7:50pm [Dine in]

I wasted time and money at this place, not once but TWICE! I guess they're right in school, don't let peer-pressure get to you when your gut is telling you to run! I don't know how or why this place is still in business...probably because the second time I was there I saw Vikram Vij as a patron...WTF???

I first went for what was supposed to be an exciting night out with the ladies at work. Slooooooooow food, cold food, bad service. The potatoes were cold and mushy. The pizza (or was it bruschetta?) was tough and bland. And it was expensive. The servers couldn't be bothered with us. Cash only.

Second time. Much of the same. Except SOMEHOW my friends managed to convince me to pay $50 to spend my New Year's Eve here. Again slooooooooooow service. The buffet was not served until about 10. And most of the stuff was cold and uninspired. Some sausage tossed in tomato sauce. Same cold potatoes. And forget service. What service?

Vij, what was up with that??? How could you stand for it?? NEVER AGAIN.

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Le Petit Saigon2783 E. Hastings St., Vancouver
Good Pho, Fast Service, Reasonably Priced
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 7:01pm [Dine in]

I have spent a lot of time here with friends enjoying copious amounts of piping hot pho with noodles, spring rolls, salad rolls, and, at times, grilled meats. I have always found it to be fresh, and the servers smiling and very thankful for any tips. Go here if you would like some of that comfort food - hot soup and noodles, iced coffee, spring rolls and all for amazing value.

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Omega Cafe2929 St Johns St, #1, Port Moody
Great neighbourhood spot!
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 6:51pm [Dine in]

I have enjoyed more than a few meals at this place. I really love the fresh food that is, as the owner will tell you if asked, all made from scratch. Our favorites include the massive portion of fish and chips for $7.95, the sandwiches, soup and the donuts. Everytime I go I aim to try something new. My husband especially loves the legendary peanut crunch donut (often sold out early in the day and the same recipe as the previous owner). The breakfast is also very good. I once had the weekend benny special with the yummy breakfast potatoes.....and the hollandaise is one of the best I've had (made by hand, of course). Give this place a try next time you're looking for breakfast or a decent lunch or dinner with lots of heart and no fuss. I would LOVE to see them succeed!

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Wok Box400 Capilano Road, Unit 6, Port Moody
Terrible food, too bad!
Submitted Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 4:09pm [Dine in]

I was excited to have this place open literally right at my doorstep. Such potential! But so very sad in the end.

The menu is confusing. But that is not the end of the world. Eventually, we ordered. The servers are slow and obviously disinterested (but who can blame them...more on that later...). When we paid, I was shocked at the more than $30 total for what is essentially mall-court food.

The food....aside from the kung-pow chicken and noodles which my hubby ate once for lunch which was OK....the food is terrible. Overcooked rice at an Asian restaurant? Butter chicken was too salty. Everything else was too saucy, too sweet, over cooked. The appies are just frozen from a box, I am sure, and not worth the price.

The owner...very strange man who came to our table and talked...and talked...and talked for over 20 minutes. One-way conversation, very uncomfortable, as he talked about stuff you shouldn't to people you have just met, nevermind who are paying to eat in your restaurant. He seemed to like to tell the staff off in front of customers too. No wonder the food and service is lacklustre.

In short, save your time and money. Like I said, the chicken and noodle was alright, but I don't know if that was a one-off. If you must eat here? Ask for half the sauce and skip the awkward conversation by having take-out or avoiding eye-contact...

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Sushi Turn House1192 Lansdowne Dr, #401, Coquitlam
A decent choice for a quick dinner
Submitted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 12:44pm [Dine in]

My husband picked up some sushi for us from this place one night when we didn't have a lot of time to spare. I was happy with the food - yes, very plentiful (I found) and good value. Since the rolls are so big, I will order less next time. The food was fresh and tasted good. I would not go out of my way to make this a destination, but I will definately eat here again next time I am looking for take-out.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House2991 Lougheed Hwy, #62, Coquitlam
A consistant choice...
Submitted Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 6:44pm [Dine in]

I was so happy to discover this place, as it is the same as the one I used to go to back in the early 2000s with my friends - it mysteriously disappeard to be replaced with McPho (aka Pho Hoa). This is my date place when I spend time with my wife, aka my BFF. It's our place, but I also share it with my husband from time to time. I think the beef broth is excellent, and the salad rolls are fresh. I also like the spring rolls, but don't get them as often as I would like (*sigh*). The sandwiches are also a treat, and really, even if they weren't that great, who can complain at $3?

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Hon's Wun Tun House3025 Lougheed Hwy, #310, Coquitlam
For my MSG Fix...
Submitted Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 6:40pm [Dine in]

...I always hit up Hon's. Fresh, fast, umami! I love going here, especially in a group. My faves are the congee, vegetarian crispy noodles, pork and shrimp fried rice, and of course the pot stickers. The gai lan is also worth a try. I haven't actually tried the noodles, but the wor wonton was pretty darn tasty! I live nearby, so I know there will be plenty of opportunities ahead...

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Riz Sushi Bar & Catering2887 Broadway, Vancouver
Great Service and Food
Submitted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

I wasn't very impressed with this place the first time I tried it, but after giving it one more go, I am happy to say I have changed my mind.

I call the food a 4/5 - it's not that it is the best sushi ever...but it is fresh, and the owner is very nice, very genuine and I am happy to give him my business. Like those have said before, it is always busy with locals and regulars who know a good thing. I am glad to see this place has moved past the days when it was only visited by hgh schoolers looking for bubble tea!

FYI, I have also ordered their party trays - GREAT value and they take a lot of pride in presentation and quality. The maki tray is superb, and you can't go wrong for $20. I get one on every holiday (I have done it the last Christmas and Easter) as my appy contribution for family dinners - always a big hit! Just call the catering line a day in advance and tell him what time you want it!

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Taf's Cafe and Gallery829 Granville Street, Vancouver
Awful food...
Submitted Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 8:11pm [Dine in]

We decided on this little place on Day 1 of the Olypics - it had a TV and had space....on a night that downtown was packed, we should have known something was up.

The service girls REALLY tried....but they didn't speak English! Warning sign #1. #2? When she couldn't answer a menu question, the manager was 'too busy' to come out and answer. The manager was an angry-looking dude who did a lot of yelling..#3. By this time, we were warm and dry and decided to give it a shot.

The drinks were cheap and decent, so no complaints there. The fettucini alfredo, touted on the menu as 'the best in town', with chicken was on special...that is until the waitress told me it was actually 'more expensive' than the specials board said. Instant Olympic upgrade per chance? When I said "unacceptable" she asked the manager (of course) and he 'made an exception. The best in town pasta??? It was bad. Like really bad. It was almost comical. The spinach salad? Overdressed, underwhelming.

Bottom line: skip this obvious tourist trap if you want something other than a quick sandwich in the middle of your shopping day.

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Mo:Le544 Pandora St., Victoria
Turning over $60 never hurt so bad...
Submitted Friday, January 1, 2010 - 5:55pm [Dine in]

We ate here at the insistance of my mother-in-law. "Oh it's so good, and the chef cooks for Olympic athletes". After we left I felt bad because she was so excited for us to try it yet we were clearly unimpressed...needless to say, the experience was not worth the 2.5 hours I had to work to pay for this crappy meal.

We were seated at the weird table by the window that narrowed out to the left. Sit at the table and you will get what I mean. And it was bloody cold. If you're gonna charge that much, double pane the windows and use some caulking. If you're so into veggie and organic, how about being powersmart too??

The server was nice enough, although she acted like a deer caught in the headlights if we asked for anything - as if asking then to reheat cold oatmeal was sacrilidge. Yes, my father-in-law's oatmeal was cold and...pink? If you're gonna put ruhbarb in the oatmeal, how about putting it on the menu? What if I don't like it???

Next up, the spelt pancakes. MIL said they were to die for and recommended I order them. Hubby and I thought they tasted like cardboard. Spelt, bananas, maple syrup, lots of promise... but so sad...though I must compliment them on the presentation of the fruit...it was very pretty...

My husband had the $8 basic breakfast. Cold eggs, stale toast, and cold mushy pest potatoes. He called it tasteless. I call it highway robbery. That's all.

MIL had Mo's Biscuit. Mo might be disappointed to be associated with it. She called it "disappointing" and it came with the same mushy cold potatoes.

Best we can figure is since it was around Christmas, the big boss was out somewhere and therefore food suffered. I think even if is did taste a bit better, is was SO NOT WORTH the money. Breakfast should be hot, fresh, plentiful. The Christmas day brunch feast my husband and I cooked up for $11 worth of ingredients beats this nightmare easily...

We will never go back. Do yourself a favour and go to Cabin 12 across the street.

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Little Thailand2335 St. Johns Street, #1-2, Port Moody
A happy Thai experience!
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:56pm [Dine in]

My husband and I chose this restaurant after seeing good reviews here after watching a Food Network show about pad thai - time to satisfy a craving!

The place is small and quaint. Not the best decor, but that's not what counts! The staff were friendly and seemed appreicative we chose their establishment. We started with the fresh lemonade and loved the cool and sweet/tart taste. We ordered spring rolls, a small tom kah gai, and (the main event) chicken and prawn pad thai. Hubby (a pad thai virgin) enjoyed every bite. The soup was spicy and delicious. The spring rolls were crisp and not too greasy. The portions were plentiful enough to feed us both to the brim.

One note: we ordered the food medium-spice since we likeit hot - yeah, might go for mild next time as it seems the definitions differ slightly!

We will definately be back!

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Jokers3256 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Very tasty!
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

My husband and I started ordering here after walking by and picking up a menu one day. We immediately liked the man behind the counter, and were impressed by the claims everything there was homemade and fresh. We tried the food, and found it to be all the things he claimed. Thin crust, thick crust, who cares?? It was tasty and good value for the money, so we will take it! My husband likes the capricosa, I love the veggie pizza and the artichoke salad. Wanting to try the pasta next and all the freshly-made sauces.

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COBS Bread154 Brew Street, Port Moody
Fresh bread everyday...
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:43pm [Dine in]

...it's a good thing! I like everything about the location. Staff are super-friendly and go out of their way to be nice, including asking how I am (and I think they actually care), remembering personal faves and giving out free stuff. I really appreciated the way the manager gave me a free scone on a bad day!

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Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
A Nice Valentines' Day
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 12:30am [Dine in]

Went here with my husband for a nice dinner after enjoying the Lonsdale location a few weeks ago.

The food was very good. We started with the split pea soup and seafood chowder. Both were delicious, but I must say the chicken corn chowder is still by far the best. We will definately return to try the others! We then had the mac and cheese (good, but could have used some more flavour, maybe they should try some sharp cheddar in it?) and a chicken club with spinach salad - yum!! We finished with the special chocolate fondue - divine.

The service was ok. The guy seemed pretty busy, but it seemed to me as if he were a bit new? As a former waitress, I recognised that he didn't have his timing figured out. But that's ok, I have been there too. One thing that was a bit annoying was when we asked what was in the salad - while I LOVE goat cheese, hubby HATES it. He didn't tell us the cheese was in it, ergo hubby didn't eat much of his salad. Staff should always inform customers of all ingredients, especially something like goat cheese which can turn many people off!

Overall, a good night. Bill came to $75 for two people - two alcoholic drinks each, two starters, two mains, and the fondue. Not bad!! Try this place out, you will like it!!

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Fish on 5th9812 Fifth Street, Victoria
A good fish experience
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 11:56pm [Dine in]

I went here with my husband's family and ejoyed it very much. I had grilled halibut on the green salad. The salad was impressive with mixed greens, the regular veggies, beets, seeds, and choice of dressing. The fish was flaky and tasty. My husband had the chicken burger (WTF??) and the others had halibut and chips or yam fries. Overall, it was tasty. It can be very busy, so be prepared to wait during peak weekend times.

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