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prigglyCoquitlamSince June 16, 200773 Reviews
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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The15146 100th Ave., Surrey
One of the very best Keg restaurants!
Submitted Monday, February 23, 2009 - 12:19am [Dine in]

Having previously dined at a number of Keg restaurants in the Lower Mainland, I must say that this one ranks as one of the best.

The food quality and quantity are outstanding. The portion size is in excess of that at the Burnaby Keg. The service is very attentive and efficient.

The ambiance is good with low lighting but not so low that you cannot see what you are eating as is the case at the Burnaby Keg.

Parking is a little tight as there was only one space left when I arrived.

Overall I would rate this as one of the very best Kegs and highly worthy of one's patronage.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The4510 Still Creek Avenue, Burnaby
Steaks of a very high caliber.
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 11:40pm [Dine in]

This is yet another excellent Keg restaurant with outstanding food, service and excellent value and ambiance. The prawn cocktail is of a very high quality as are the house green salad, French onion soup and the 20 oz. T-bone steak on the Winter Grill menu.

Service is attentive without being overly solicitous.

The steak is cooked to order and very tasty. I thought it looked significantly smaller than 20 oz., however.

Access is poor as there is no turn from Willingdon proceeding south. You have to proceed north in order to turn onto Still Creek and into the restaurant parking lot.

Overall, an excellent eatery which would be better if not located in such an awkward place. Traffic engineering in Greater Vancouver must surely rank among the most incompetent in the world.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The15180 32nd Avenue, Surrey
Another excellent Keg restaurant!
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 11:33pm [Dine in]

This is yet another excellent Keg restaurant with outstanding food, service and excellent value and ambiance. The prawn cocktail is of a very high quality as are the house green salad, French onion soup and the prime rib.

Service is attentive without being overly solicitous.

The prime rib is cooked to order and very tasty.

Access is easy and parking is plentiful.

No complaints here.

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White Spot3025 Lougheed Hwy, #500, Coquitlam
OK but not great
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 10:38pm [Dine in]

I dined here on 2 February 2009 and had the clam chowder, the Nobashi prawns, a Caesar salad and Scallop, Prawn and Salmon Risotto which is one of their "Taste of Tuscany" dishes supposedly inspired by Umberto.

The entree arrived before the appetizers, any of them, and this is never impressive. Finally all the dishes arrived. The clam chowder was good, the Nobashi prawns were very good. The entree, which was only lukewarm by the time I got to it, was well flavored but the amount of risotto greatly overpowered the amount of scallops, prawns and salmon, all three of which were very scant in number.

The service, as mentioned, left something to be desired. To compensate for the bad timing of the order I was comped the Nobashi prawn dish. This, however, did not really make up for the elements lacking in the main course.

Overall, I would probably return to this particular White Spot but I would not order the risotto dish again.

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Harvey's1069 Nicola Ave, Port Coquitlam
Superb hamburgers in Port Coquitlam at building supplies store
Submitted Monday, December 29, 2008 - 10:51am [Dine in]

In the unlikely milieu of a building supplies store one will find this delectable little restaurant which serves excellent hamburgers complete with all the condiments. The quality of the hamburgers is really quite superb and they are surprisingly good. They easily rank with the likes of Burger King or A&W.

The cost is moderate but the food is worth it.

The ambiance is somewhat lacking but what could one expect from the Home Depot porch? But that does not really matter in light of the food quality level.

The service is consistently good and the hamburgers are forthcoming surprisingly quickly, cooked fresh every time.

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C-Lovers Fish & Chips2991 Lougheed, #108, Coquitlam
First rate fish and chips!
Submitted Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 7:31am [Dine in]

If you want to dine at a first rate fish and chips restaurant, this is your place. The initial serving is large at six pieces of fish, the fish is lightly battered and cooked perfectly, the chips are just the right number to set off the fish and the service is superb.

Altogether, this is a not-to-be-missed dining experience if you love good fish and chips.

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Rozzini's2810 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Mediocre to poor eatery in Port Moody
Submitted Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

I dined at this rather confused eating establishment on 2 December 2008. It has a rather eclectic theme, some Italian, some Greek with a smattering of East Indian thrown in for good measure!

The ambiance and service are fine (by the way, there is NO problem with the red walls!); the let-down in this place is the food. It is mediocre at best.

I had a very small shrimp cocktail with miniscule shrimps, a decent Greek salad, rather odd-tasting French onion soup and what was supposed to be roast lamb. The lamb was flat-out terrible and was in no way roasted. It tasted more like a very well done lamb stew and was presented thus in a separate container full of juice. A truly disgusting rendition of roast lamb.

The place was cheap but there was really no value because the food was so poor. I would definitely no go back. Better to drive a little further to Pallas Athena in Port Coquitlam and get some truly good Greek food at a slightly higher cost.

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Montana's Cookhouse2929 Barnet Hwy, #1046, Coquitlam
Good food but LOUD and ANNOYING experience otherwise!
Submitted Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 3:00am [Dine in]

This is an update of a review I did a year ago.

On our visit to Montana's of Coquitlam on 26 November 2008 the food was very good. We had the AYCE Baby Back ribs with Texas Bold sauce. On this occasion the ribs were excellent, both the original rack AND the refills.

The problem on this visit was the NOISE. Not only were we subjected to the foolish moose head birthday routine over and over, once right beside our table, but a fire alarm also went off and lasted every two or three seconds for fifteen to twenty minutes non-stop before the manager had the presence of mind to turn it off! This was more than annoying and basically spoiled the whole evening. People do not go to a restaurant to be annoyed by gratuitous auditory stimuli but to have a relaxing and enjoyable time. Such was not the case at Montana's of Coquitlam on this particular evening. I have never been subjected to such a noisy, unrelaxing and raucous time at a restaurant before.

To top it all off, at check-out we were left an automated digital device which did not function correctly and required the assistance of the waitress to finish paying the bill! Extremely annoying.

On this occasion the food was good but the rest of the experience was dismal.

It will be a L-O-N-G time, if ever again, that we patronize Montana's of Coquitlam. There is a plethora of relaxing and equally good restaurants in the Tri-Cities area which we will attend before being subjected to the horrendous racket and other annoyances which we endured to-night.

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Old Bavaria Haus, The233 6th St, New Westminster
Good but not great German food in New West!
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

I dined here on Monday evening, 24 November 2008. It was not busy at all with only 3 or 4 other patrons in the restaurant. There was one greeter/server/bus girl, basically a one woman band although I don't think she was also the cook. I was greeted promptly and shown to a cozy table. Christmas decorations were in evidence. I was advised the kitchen was shutting down early as they were not busy (an understatement) that evening.

I ordered the tomato and onion salad, the baked onion soup, a shrimp cocktail and the combination dinner.

The dishes arrived promptly. The tomato and onion salad was very nice and had a creamy dressing that was distinctive and different. The shrimp cocktail was rather on the small side and there was no cocktail sauce. The baked onion soup was also small but tasty.

The combination dinner was comprised of schnitzel, bratwurst and beef rouladen along with spatzle and vegetables including Bavarian red cabbage, which was excellent. The meats were all very mildly spiced, not quite enough for my liking. Additionally, for some reason all three meats seemed to taste much the same. The beef in the rouladen was slightly tough.

I would rate the overall quality of the meal as good but certainly not great. The portion sizes overall were acceptable.

The service was reasonably attentive. The milieu was that of a charming antique house decorated with Germanic touches and seasonal Christmas decorations.

Would I return? Probably not as there are other worlds to conquer.

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Lava Dining & Lounge22590 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Superb steakhouse in Maple Ridge!
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

We dined here last evening (party of three) and had a most excellent experience.

The food is simply outstanding. The appetizers were most tasty and inventive, thoroughly enjoyable. The Szechuan beans were outstanding as were the calamari and the tuna. The salad was large and very well presented, also very tasty. The mussels could have been greater in number and a little plumper but were still very good.

The steaks were the coup de grace. They were all perfectly cooked to order and very flavorful. The bone-in New York cut was absolutely outstanding as were the rib eye and the New York strip. The quality was easily comparable to Hy's or Gotham or Morton's in Vancouver.

The service was very good and attentive. The order, thirteen items in all, arrived with no mistakes whatsoever and we were given complimentary soft drinks as the establishment was busy and the appetizers were slightly delayed in coming. A nice touch.

This steakhouse is easily the equal of the best Vancouver steakhouses and parking is free, It is most worthy of your consideration. Compared to Morton's it is downright cheap but in line with Hy's and Gotham.

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Sparta Greek Taverna2232 McAllister Ave, Port Coquitlam
Another excellent PoCo Greek eatery!
Submitted Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

Port Coquitlam seems to have a plethora of excellent Greek eateries, first Pallas Athena and now Sparta Greek Taverna!

I dined here this evening and had the Greek salad, garlic prawns, Boston clam chowder (yes, I know, the quintessential Greek dish!) and roast lamb. All the dishes were excellent with the roast lamb being the best. It was perfectly cooked, well seasoned and most tender.

Service was good for the most part although I had to wait seven minutes to be noticed at the entrance before someone showed me to my seat.

The ambiance was appropriate for an establishment of the Greek persuasion.

Value was very good with the whole meal plus tip coming in at under $70.

Parking is on the street and I had to turn around to access an appropriate parking spot in front of Me 'n Ed's Pizza joint on the opposite side of the street. Otherwise, no problem.

If I were to compare this eatery to Pallas Athena I would give the edge to Pallas Athena. The food is just a little bit better but the ambiance and service are clearly superior there. Still, this is a creditable establishment and I would not hesitate to return.

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Pallas Athena1250 Dominion Ave, #101, Port Coquitlam
One of the very best Greek eateries in Greater Vancouver!
Submitted Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

To-night was my first time dining at this unassuming Port Coquitlam eating establishment. I ordered the tomato and onion salad, the kalamari, the prawns and scallops and the roast lamb, which is to say, the arni psito.

The restaurant ambiance itself is nothing special, not a speck of blue in sight but plenty of white. The service, however, is absolutely superb with numerous comely waitresses at one's beck and call, in particular, one Greek lady who was absolutely on her game and very attentive to one's every need.

The food itself was beyond compare. The prawns and scallops were succulent, the kalamari was of a very generous portion and extremely well done. But the lamb dish was the coup de grace; absolutely excellent in every respect, so tender it literally fell off the bone. I have honestly never had better lamb in any Greek restaurant outside of Greece itself. Highly, highly recommended!

Overall, this establishment would rate as one of the very best of its kind in the Greater Vancouver area among a plethora of mediocre Greek restaurants. It is very much worth the drive to get to this out of the way part of the GVRD to sample the simply excellent fare available here.

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Sultan's Delicious Donair, The1196 Lansdowne Drive, #108, Coquitlam
Tasty donairs!
Submitted Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 10:30am [Dine in]

I purchased for take-out four donairs from this establishment and must say they were tasty and filling. I had the chicken and beef, two of each. I had wanted to try a lamb version but they were out of lamb on the occasion of my visit. The meat was plentiful and well seasoned, also tender. The vegetable component was nice although the onions were a little bitter and not of the highest quality.

Overall, the food was highly satisfactory and I would not hesitate to return to this Mediterranean establishment.

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S Restaurant50 Queens Street, Port Moody
A truly dismal fine dining experience!
Submitted Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

I visited "S" on Tuesday evening, 28 October 2008. I had initially wished to try it for the first time as I saw on their online menu that they were supposed to have had a 24 oz. Porterhouse steak. When I got to the restaurant I was the ONLY diner in the restaurant although there were a few patrons in the lounge. There was NO Porterhouse steak on the restaurant menu and the totally clueless waitress had no knowledge about it or the online menu. Can you say, "FALSE ADVERTISING???!"

Unfortunately, I then made the mistake of staying and ordering the mussels, the "west coast" chowder, a salad and the "prime rib."

The chowder tasted like cream soup; there was no hint of chowder about it. The mussels were passable but were far too few in number (approximately one-third of the amount available at Rosa's Cucina Italiana which is just around the corner). The salad was OK (how do you ruin a salad??!). But the prime rib, the entree, was absolutely terrible. It was not fresh and tasted like a microwaved piece of meat days old. It was easily the worst prime rib I have ever had, worse than the cheapest buffets in Las Vegas. Compared to the generally excellent prime rib at, say, the Keg, it ranked one out of ten. Even worse, the dimwitted waitress brought the smaller of the two prime rib portions when I had ordered the larger. No matter, why eat more of a terrible prime rib?

This restaurant clearly makes a pretense of the fine dining experience and undoubtedly will not survive long. I understand it is a reincarnation of a joint called Sultri which apparently did not survive and neither will this joint.

An utter waste of money and needless to say I will not be back. Better to wait an hour to get into Rosa's which as I said is just around the corner and is always packed to the rafters . . . and for good reason. It is excellent whereas "S" is a dump. Stupid name, too.

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
Great food, tiny portions!
Submitted Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 1:55am [Dine in]

I have re-eaten at this "fine dining establishment" on several occasions and the fact is that it is dismal with respect to the size of the portions. They are miniscule by anyone's standards. The quality of the food is not in question. What definitely IS in question is the size of the portions. They are tiny by anyone's standards and need desperately to be increased in size.

INCREASE the size of your portions, will you please? Otherwise, we your loyal diners will continue to feel ripped off!

One more thing: the size of your establishment is insufficient. You need more room! One more reason to decrease the size of your prices or INCREASE the size of your portions!

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Denny's2325 Ottawa St., #420, Port Coquitlam
Worst Denny's I ever dined at!
Submitted Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 11:05pm [Dine in]

This place is hands down the worst Denny's Restaurant at which I have ever dined. The food is absolutely poor and the service is mediocre. The atmosphere is your typical Denny's Restaurant. If this place were not a 24 hour restaurant with no really close competition it would be out of business by now!

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Rehanah's Roti & Trinidadian2518 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Good but not great rotis
Submitted Friday, October 3, 2008 - 1:04pm [Dine in]

This was my first visit to Rehanah's Roti and Trinidadian restaurant. It is rarely open and I made three attempts to catch it so, which I finally did. I ordered a chicken roti, medium spice, and a shrimp roti, medium spice, washed down with Ginger Beer and water.

Overall, the rotis were different and very good although I must say I did find them a bit doughy and the mix of vegetables to meat was not balanced. By that I mean that the vegetable component overpowered the meat component. I would have preferred much more protein. Also, I found the prices on the high side considering what I received in food portions.

Still, the concoctions were very well spiced and quite tasty. I would repeat my visit if I can just find her open!

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Palki Restaurant116 East 15th St., North Vancouver
Poor Sunday brunch!
Submitted Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 1:58am [Dine in]

This is my second review of this eating establishment. I have eaten at the Sunday buffet on a number of occasions and have always found it to be quite good. However, I dined here yesterday and found the quality of the buffet to have deteriorated. Everything tasted bland and there was no spice or much flavor to anything. The butter chicken was bland. The tandoori chicken was also bland and had no tandoori flavor at all even though the red coloration was intact. The lamb dish was very bland and tasted like anything but lamb. The salads (all three) were quite tasteless and disappointing.

Overall, I was very disappointed in my most recent visit to Palki in North Vancouver. I would not dine there again based on this experience. What a shame to see this previously fine restaurant go downhill.

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Burgers Etc. BBQ House4091 Hastings St., Burnaby
Just plain poor BBQ!
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 10:40pm [Dine in]

I had wanted to sample the fare at this North Burnaby restaurant for some time. I can't speak to the quality of the burgers at this establishment because I did not have one but I did have their combination platter of pulled pork and brisket. The pulled pork was only fair but the brisket was just plain terrible. It consisted of razor thin strands of greasy beef that tasted stale and in no way resembled decent brisket.

Memphis Blues BBQ House is mediocre by true BBQ standards. This place is palpably worse.

I must say I was grossly disappointed by the poor food quality and the price was not cheap for such poor grub. Needless to say I will not be back to sample the burgers.

If a decent BBQ establishment ever opened in the Greater Vancouver region, it would make a killing!

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Charlie's2517 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Mediocre Mexican food in Port Moody
Submitted Friday, September 19, 2008 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

There is indeed a paucity of decent Mexican eateries in the Greater Vancouver area and Charlie's in Port Moody does, I hesitate to say, nothing to change that impression.

Upon entering the establishment this evening we were greeted reasonably soon by an affable gentleman whom I presume to have been Charlie. At any rate, he promptly seated us and took our drink and appetizer orders. We ordered beef and cheese nachos which arrived warm, not hot, and desperately lacking in sufficient cheese, a deficiency which seems to consistently plague Vancouver restaurants advertising themselves as 'Mexican" eateries. The beef was of adequate quality but insufficiently spiced. Overall, the offering was but mediocre.

I ordered a fish dish and my wife a Mexican platter. Both were mediocre although my fish dish was somewhat better. As a saving grace, the accompanying salsa was good.

We ordered a pitcher of sangria and if there was any alcohol whatsoever in the sangria that would be news to me, so watered down it was.

I have eaten Mexican cuisine in Mexico, California and Texas and the various eateries in the Vancouver area which bill themselves as such simply do not measure up. What's more, they are consistently and uniformly mediocre to bad. I have yet to find one which could be actually called good although I am anxious to try Poncho's on Denman to see if it lives up to a decent standard.

Even the chain restaurants in Texas such as El Fenix and El Chico are worlds ahead of the local fare, not to mention the truly exemplary Cantina Laredo. What is wrong with these local joints that they simply cannot deliver on decent Mexican food???

If a really authentic Mexican restaurant ever does come to Vancouver it will make a killing because it will have no competition!

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