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MarikCoquitlamSince October 15, 200723 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Sushi Town2773 Barnet Hwy, #28, Coquitlam
Another Sushi Joint to Avoid...
Submitted Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 5:21pm [Take-out]

So after my usual cheap take-out place in Coquitlam (Sushi Turn House) went way downhill, I decided to try this place out. Unfortunately, this place is just as bad, maybe even worse.

I ordered ten pieces of toro sashimi, and not only did it taste bad, two of the pieces had little bones in it! I have never, EVER had a sushi joint serve me sashimi with bones in it.

When I went to order over the phone (I'm ordering for multiple people), I asked the guy if I could get 9 pieces of tuna and 9 pieces of salmon for their "assorted sashimi" pack, instead of just ordering them separate... you'd save a couple bucks this way. Those 2 are the cheapest sashimi items on the menu, so I thought it was a reasonable request.
So the guy told me he would go ask, but left the phone too close to his face and I could hear him loudly hollering to the chefs. This went back and forth for a good 3 minutes, I almost felt like hanging up. Turns out if you have special requests like that, they charge you for it, and it'll end up costing about the same amount of money... so I just ordered the two items separate.
At least when I went in to pick up my food, the girl at the counter was nice. Otherwise, I'd give service a 1.

As for value, I'm going to give it a 2, only because the other two people I ordered for didn't get bones in their sashimi, and the portions are large. However, they didn't think too highly of the food either.

Under no circumstance am I ordering from here again.

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Sushi Turn House1192 Lansdowne Dr, #401, Coquitlam
Update on my previous review
Submitted Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 4:52pm [Take-out]

**Please ignore my older review and just read this**
I used to order from this place all the time, but I don't know what happened. I avoid it now.

3 times in a row I've had extremely unsatisfactory sushi, definitely worse than what it had been 6 months - 1 year ago... when I used to order take-out at least a couple times per month from them.

As for service, their phone manner has become worse. They hang up very quickly after taking your order, to the point of it being borderline rude. No smiles (or anything pleasant, really) when I went to pick up my food.

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Viva Sue Pizza5059 Canada Way, Burnaby
Tried their pizza twice, still disappointed
Submitted Friday, May 4, 2012 - 1:46pm [Take-out]

I work close to here and a coworker suggested I try their pizza.

1st try -- after work around 5pm, the traffic around Canada way is terrible, took me 20 minutes (normally a 5 min drive). Not their fault, but a heads up for anyone thinking about picking up pizza around that time.
So I get in there, hoping they might have pizza by the slice but they only do whole pizzas by that time. Damn.

2nd try -- I came in around 12 pm for lunch. They had 1 slice of pepperoni, the others were in the oven, was going to take about 5min, no big deal. So the pizzas come out and I'm standing there looking at the employees, but they're not putting together my order at all. Waited another 5 min for them to slowwwwwly cut up the pizza and put 2 slices in a to go box. Not impressed by the service, or by the pepperoni pizza. I've definitely had better and waited less.

3rd try -- someone brought a Hawaiian pizza from them to work. This one was actually ok, but again, I've had better.

I don't understand why this place is getting rave reviews, I tried to like this place but it just doesn't provide the kind of food or service that I've received from other small family owned pizza joints.

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Famous Warehouse, The989 Granville Street, Vancouver
friday night at the warehouse
Submitted Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

Checked this place out on a busy Friday night (around 8 PM) based off a recommendation. The place was packed, but the owner(?) quickly found us a spot by the bar.

The food is CHEAP and delicious. It's $5.00 for literally every food item on the menu. If you add bacon or something to your burger it's an extra $1.50, but everything else is just $5. I had the turkey baguette, comes with fries or salad.
Obviously they profit from the drinks, and the prices are fairly standard for downtown - off the top of my head it was $8 for a jagerbomb, $6 for crown and coke. Their drink menu doesn't list the prices on there, gonna have to knock a mark off for that. I want to know how much a drink is before I buy, at least that way I have a rough idea of what the final tab is going to be. Oh and they don't have 151 rum... that's pretty standard if you ask me.

Was sitting at the bar so I can't say what service is like at the tables, but the food came quick and it was easy to get the bartender's attention.

Decor is all right, there's a bar area and your regular tables. It's pretty dark inside. In a corner, there was a DJ inside this booth playing music.

As a side note, I'm not sure what some of the negative reviews below are about, I got charged for what I ate/drank, nothing more. I'll definitely be a repeat customer.

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Angelina's960 Quayside Drive, #115, New Westminster
pricey for what you get...
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2012 - 2:41am [Dine in]

I work close to here so I decided to drop in one day since I'd heard about this place from co-workers.

I ordered the apple-cinnamon pannekoek, cost a little under $15 with tax. I was expecting a big portion if I'm paying that kind of money for breakfast, but the pancakes weren't that big. Not to mention that it took a long time (20 minutes) for the food to come out, there weren't even that many people in the restaurant! Pretty sure they only have one, mayyybe two cooks working in the back, and I can only imagine what it's like when the place is full.

At least the lady serving me was nice (said she was one of the owners).
The decor is nice, and the view of the Fraser River is even better since the sun was out.

So the pancake tasted good, it came with whipped cream on the side. But I can't justify spending nearly $15 on a breakfast that didn't completely fill me up.

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Qoola4700 Kingsway, #2250, Burnaby
fro-yo, yo!
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2012 - 2:29am [Dine in]

Basically how this place works is you grab a cup, fill it up with whatever frozen yogurt you want, add as many toppings as you want, then get it weighed by the cashier.

Service is usually just the person working the counter, sometimes there is an employee walking around to help people.

If you don't watch how much frozen yogurt you put in the cup, you might end up paying something like $7 for frozen yogurt... I made that mistake once. I like the 'fruit burst' jelly things, it's hard to find them at any other frozen yogurt shop. There's also the usual crushed smarties, bits of fruit, etc.

Nothing really special about the shop layout, at least they have tables and chairs so you can sit down

I usually try to make it to Qoola if I'm shopping in Metrotown, makes for a fairly healthy snack, depending what kind of toppings you put on. It's closest to the skytrain exit by the way.

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Mountain Shadow Pub, The7174 Barnet Road, Burnaby
fairly standard neighbourhood pub
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2012 - 2:09am [Dine in]

Been here a couple times, thought I'd weigh in:

The food is all right, nothing really special comes to mind. Typical pub food with burgers, fish and chips, etc. I've got a complaint about their long island iced tea pitcher though - none of the people (even the girls) at our table felt even a slight buzz after drinking it. Not sure if this is a recurring thing with mixed drink pitchers here... so we stuck with beer and shots for the rest of the night.

Service is so-so, I've found it to be difficult to flag down a waitress, seems like they're a bit understaffed.

The atmosphere is by far the best part, it's like what the others have said, it's like a big lodge / chalet. Top marks here. I almost want to come back just for this, but since I'm living in Coquitlam it's a bit of a drive just to go to a bar. I'd probably visit more often if I lived closer.

FYI it seems to be a bit of an older crowd here, 25+ for the most part.

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Ikea Restaurant & Cafe1000 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
high school all over again
Submitted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 2:46pm [Dine in]

so i've eaten here pretty much every time i go to ikea, it's just a big cafeteria and the over-worked employees running the counter. At least they let you mix and match items.

the mashed potatoes and meatballs are all right
bad items: the pasta (the sauce SUCKS), roasted chicken (overcooked both times i've had it)

the best deal is the unlimited refills of pop/coffee for $1

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Matoi Sushi3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Move aside Fuji Sushi, we got a new #1 in town!
Submitted Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 10:14pm [Dine in]

I've been going to Fuji Sushi for years and years now, but decided to try Matoi Sushi due to the reviews on this site, and it didn't disappoint.

Put it shortly, everything is better than Fuji Sushi:

1) Food - the best sushi in Coquitlam, if not arguably one of the best in the province. And I've eaten sushi everywhere...can't be bothered to write reviews for all of them.
For nigiri sushi we ordered: egg, ikura (uhhh salmon roe??) .. they're generous with the amount of salmon roe, tuna, salmon, ebi. And a sashimi platter, I forget the name of it.
Probably a couple of things I'm forgetting, but everything was excellent.

Very good quality tea too, the crappy places tend to give you watered down tea or even oolong tea. And yes, they still do give out a small packet of Pocky at the end of your meal.

2) Service - the wait staff are very polite and attentive, they refilled my tea every time before the cup was empty, I didn't have to wait very long for the food to arrive, and if I had to flag down a server, they would be with me right away. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Fuji Sushi... it can sometimes be rather difficult getting a server's attention (maybe they don't put enough staff on at once?)

3) Alcohol list - aside from the usual Asahi or Kirin beer + sake, they also have vodka mixed drinks (maybe even a screwdriver if you ask for it, they probably have OJ somewhere)

4) Price - actually this one is about the same. For 2 people the dinner bill came to $35 for various sushi + sashimi orders.

5) Ambiance - like Fuji Sushi, there is a bar where you can sit and watch the sushi chefs work. Also is a private tatami room - might need to reserve this though, it was being used when I was there. Wallpaper has some Japanese photo on it, there also was a TV with a little Canucks thing hanging from it lol (it's playoff time). GO CANUCKS GO!!!

I plan on being a long-time customer as long as they can keep this up.

The only real criticism I have is that they should put some more effort into their website - if it wasn't for the recent reviews on dinehere.ca, I would have thought this place was closed down.

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Ezogiku Noodle Cafe1329 Robson St, Vancouver
what happened to this place?!?!
Submitted Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:08pm [Dine in]

I used to eat here years ago whenever I was in Vancouver. The ramen was excellent, and great value. But now they took a nose dive. The ramen just doesn't taste as good anymore...
Service can be quick or slow, it depends what time you get there.
Even though it doesn't taste as good, you'll be full for less than $10.
Decor is so-so... I prefer to see the chefs actually working like at Benkei or Kintaro.

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Benkei Ramen1741 Robson St, Vancouver
not bad
Submitted Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 7:02pm [Dine in]

I've been here twice and both times:

Ramen wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. I ordered the miso ramen.
Service was quick and friendly, drinks were filled up before they were empty.
Good value for money... for less than $10 you will walk away full.
The decor was okay.

You get a stamp card as well... buy 10, get 1 free.
Maybe I'll come back if I'm in the area.

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Kamei Royale1030 W Georgia Street, #211, Vancouver
overpriced...
Submitted Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 6:56pm [Dine in]

The food here is great. I had some sashimi and rice, while my friend ordered the teriyaki chicken.
I was kind of disappointed with our portions though... it tasted good but there just wasn't enough for the price.
Service is solid, can't complain.
The decor is nice... they even have a tatami room (which you might want to reserve) for larger groups.
There are places where the food is just as good for a cheaper price.

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Pearl Fever Tea House3025 Lougheed Highway, Unit 340, Coquitlam
some upgrades
Submitted Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 6:47pm [Dine in]

Bubble tea is good, nothing to complain about. The service is always quick. You get a buy 10 get 1 free stamp card.

The last time I went into Pearl Fever, I saw they had a new dessert section... tiramisu, etc. I guess that's a good idea but when I go to a bubble tea place I go there for the bubble tea.

Like Bubble World (on the other side of Coquitlam), it's packed on Friday / Saturday nights.

I like the atmosphere there. The thing that really stands out is the mini-chalkboard on the wall. Sometimes there are interesting drawings.

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Bubble World Tea House555 North Road, Coquitlam
Quick Dessert
Submitted Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 6:35pm [Dine in]

First off, if you go in on a Saturday night like I did, there are TONS of Asian teenagers inside... seems like a favourite local hangout.
The service was pretty fast considering how many orders there were, and the bubble tea was good. You get a stamp card... buy 10, get 1 free.
Interesting decor / atmosphere as well.
This place is comparable to Pearl Fever.

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Matsuzushi403 North Road, #203, Coquitlam
can't say anything bad...
Submitted Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 3:10am [Dine in]

This place was formerly known as Fujiya. I guess it changed owners or something, but nevertheless the sushi-cafe's food is still very good.

Service and ambience, what can I say? It's not a restaurant, just a place to get some good Japanese food.

It's a small cafe with take-out available. I go here for the take-out. There's a Japanese food store in the same building, so while I wait for the food, I do a little shopping in here if need be.

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Little Thailand2335 St. Johns Street, #1-2, Port Moody
Cozy
Submitted Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 2:56am [Dine in]

I've been to this place a few times now, and everything has been consistent.

Service can be a little bit slow if the restaurant is packed, but it is always friendly.

The food is good, but the spring rolls are the best thing on the menu.

The restaurant has a cozy feel to it.

I can't really find much to complain about, and I will be returning again. Go support this small, local restaurant next time you're in the area!

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Japa DogCorner of Burrard and Smithe, Vancouver
Great lunch or snack
Submitted Friday, November 16, 2007 - 9:31pm [Dine in]

I finally went to this hot dog stand after hearing the reviews of this place. I was hesitant to go, since I am not a big hot dog fan, but I can honestly say this was the best hot dog I have ever had.

I recommend the terimayo. They use teriyaki and mayonnaise instead of the regular mustard and ketchup, and I know, it sounds weird, but ends up tasting great. I liked it so much I had another one. It cost $4.25.

Service was quick and friendly.

Obviously there isn't going to be much atmosphere since this is a hot dog stand, but it's fun to look around at what other people are eating (they sit down close to the stand).

On a side note, this place had a small sign that said they would be closed from around November 19th to January 31st of next year. These might not be the exact dates, but the thing to remember is that they are closed for the winter.

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Opening soon
Fuji Sushi526B Clarke Rd, Coquitlam
Consistant
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 3:59am [Dine in]

This is the restaurant that I eat at the most often, and it never disappoints.
Service is always quick and friendly, but a reservation is a good idea on weekends, since it is a rather small place.
Food is very good, definitely the best sushi in the area.
One can get a private tatami room (a reservation is a must). The main seating area has tables that are quite close to each other. Also, there are bar / counter seats where one can watch the chef make sushi.

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Austin Heights Diner2154 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
strange diner
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 3:48am [Dine in]

The portions are always large, very good for your money. I always order the ginger beef. Food is served quickly, always within twenty minutes or less.
As expected from a diner, there's not much atmosphere.
Service is all right, nothing out of the ordinary.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar2745 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
mixed feelings
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 3:36am [Dine in]

Ordered a pizza, and it arrived barely warm. Aside from that, it didn't taste very good, and the cheese was rubbery. A little disappointing.

Everything else was good, service, ambiance, etc. The other people at my table seemed to enjoy their meal.

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