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princess123New Westminster BCSince January 22, 2008149 Reviews
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2.5 (2.4)
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Ta-Ke Japanese Restaurant15335 No.10 Hwy, #104, Surrey
Good Food but pricy
Submitted Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 9:15pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch. Usually expect to get out for well under $10 for a lunch special at a sushi joint. Not here. All the sushi combos were at Least $9.95 however they did include miso soup. The bento boxes started at $11.95 I think with most being much more than that. They had a fair amount of food but still too much for many people for lunch both food and cost wise. They also charged for green tea and did not tell you that whne you ordered. I have never been charged for green tea before so it came out of her tip.

Restaurant looks like the strip mall is new, but is seems somehow a little old, and dirty inside, the smelly plastic fish pond doesn't help.

As I said the sushi was good and well made although the soy sauce tasted like cheap chinese stuff porued into a Kikoman bottle.

Not a huge fan of this place but might go sometime again if i wasn't paying!

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Gem Sushi1926 Como Lake Road, Coquitlam
Not much of a Gem
Submitted Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

I wanted this place to be good. I'm at the Como Lake Village all the time and thought it would be great to be able to stop in for sushi.

Place has average looks and we were seated promptly. We were brought water and green tea. So far so good. Then we ordered and the food came. The rolls were all those big ones that are11/2 to 2" across - very difficult to eat. Even the California roll. The California roll itself was rather fishy - it had surimi mix and a whole piece of surimi in it. The yam tempura roll was super mushy and the dynamite roll was not very good - the batter on the prawn was cold, dry and odd tasting like it was old or something. The miso soup was very good.

The food was cheap, but you get what you pay for.

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Tip Thai2606 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
I wanted to like it more
Submitted Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:17pm [Take-out]

I was really excited to try this place. I walked in and placed a take out order. The non Thai man behind the counter was friendly but a little too much for my liking - to the point of being intrusive.

I ordered the pad thai. It was ready in about 5 minutes and was a large portion for about twelve dollars..I love a perfect pad thai and was hoping for one, The first odd thing was there was a choice of beef, chicken and tofu. I thought it always had tofu - and beef pad thai? That's just plain weird. There was no option for shrimp which is what is supposed to be in pad thai. Now I'm confused. I ordered tofu. It ws deep fried tofu.

When I first tried it I thought it was a bit fishy from the fish sauce and it tasted a bit more chinese than thai. After a while it tasted pretty good but would have been much better with shrimp. My only real complaint was the oil!!! I have never eaten an oilier pad thai in my life! It was reallyl way too much and not necessary. That alone would keep me from ordering it again. I might return to try a curry though.

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East Side Mario's20090 91A Avenue, Langley
OMG - How is this chain still in business????
Submitted Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:57am [Dine in]

Went on a sunday night. Party of 5 had to wait 15 minutes even though there were lots of available tables. Parties of 4 or less seated immediatedly.

Once seated we waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged and a further 10 for drinks. Beer and wine took over 20 minutes because as we could see there was no bartender and then when the girl came by she said she was waiting for someone old enough to serve them. REALLYY?? SERIOUSLY?? Also to note is their worst wine(Peller estates) is more expensive than decent wines at other good chains like Earls and Milestones.

The kid ordered deep fried macaroni and cheese nuggets more so because she could not believe such a thing existed and then wished it hadn't. They came with exactly 7 french fries.Kids meal also came with a drink which was fine and 3 mini ice cream cones - cute but the ice cream was so storage abused that it was full of ice crystals. Gross.

The adults had1 pizza and 1 of the plain type pastas. This is $12 each and worth about $1 in ingredients.The pizza was basically like a frozen no name brand pizza and the Spaghettini arrabiata was not spaghettini but spaghetti. You would think and "Italian" place would know the difference. The sauce was awful and too hot even though I like spicy.

Teenagers had stuffed ravioli which consisted of 8 raviolis each in a nasty sauce and rang in at $17.99 EACH!!! This stuff is at best costco quality and the kids said it was BLAND BLAND BLAND. They only ate it because they are teenagers.

The "all you can eat salad and bread" free - is actually what you pay for in your meal as the food is such low quality. The boys did eat a lot of bread but it was about the only edible thing in the meals. The tossed salad was "dry as the sahara' one teen stated and I've had better caesar salad at McDonalds.

Ok to be fair, the only reason we came here was because someone who doesn't know we like to eat decent food gave us a gift card. We were going to use it at the one in Coquitlam Centre but wonder of all wonders it went out of business and closed! I'm sure this one wil be next - DO NOT waste your hard earned money on a bunch of Costco Food reheated by 14 year olds. Honestly, the food at Costco is much better.

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Tiki Ming2929 Barnet Highway, #2628, Coquitlam
Best Food Court Chinese
Submitted Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 8:35pm [Dine in]

I have never had better Chinese food in a food court. This chain in relatively new to Coquitlam Centre and I decided to try it as I'm sick of all the other places there. Right away when I tasted it I could tell there was no MSG. Just to confirm I checked after i WAS done and saw the no MSG sign posted my the cash.

I had the veggie combo of rice chowmein and veg stir fry. The rice was very good, the veggies hot, properly cooked andtasty with lots of broccoli and the chow mein was OUTstanding. The noodles are usually too soft, but these wer almost "al dente" - in that they were coooked perfectly and were very tastly. They happily put sweet and sour sauce on whatever I wanted and gave me plum sauce. All for $7. I have had half the portion at a greater price at other malls. Well done, I'll be back.

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Airport Coffee Shop46244 Airport Rd, Chilliwack
Fun find in Chilliwack
Submitted Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 7:36pm [Dine in]

We found this few months ago and have been 3 times. Once for break fast and twice for lunch. Breakfast was good with large portions. However, I remember it took forever to get it.

Lunch- get there early. Line up after about 11:40. We've had burgers, salads, and sandwiches. All good. The fries are crinkle fries and very well done when hot although premade. Salad dressing are homemade and really good, but I think the salads are a bit overpriced - mostly iceberg lettuce. Burgers good and the sandwiches are the best value with fries they're about $3 less than a salad.

I do like the selection of pies each time - quite a few. The pastry is not bad and the value is pretty good. However, honestly, I make much better fruit pies at home. But in the winter it is just fine.

Fun airport atmosphere when the small planes are ladnding. Good solid diner food.

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Donair Town2822 St Johns Street, Port Moody
Average Falafel, Surly Server
Submitted Monday, April 9, 2012 - 4:50pm [Take-out]

Went in to get a falafel as the fam bam was going to Subway and I didn't feel like stinking like weird bread. Walked in and 2 people were eating at a table. I needed to use the bathroom but decieded I would wait - the placed looked dirty. I ordered and falafel and the owner(?) says IN A PITA??!! Well what else do you have a falafel in? He proceeds to get the falafels and goes straight to the nuker. Major faux pas in my books. "Want everything?" he says as he's looking out the window. Puts the stuff on goes to nuker removes nukes balls and inserts. Rolls up. "Five fifteen" hands back change - no comments or thank you.

Falafel itself was pretty good but the balls were not crunchy, just soggy from the nuker. The sauce and veggies were ok and the whole thing was tasty. Still not a return visit from me if I wasn't right there.

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De Dutch Pannekoek House20395 Lougheed Highway, #600, Maple Ridge
Too expensive
Submitted Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

Arrived on a weekday morning. Took 15 from the time we were sat to get coffee and place our order. After that service was ok. It was not very busy and I was totally surprised at the number or single mothers in there dining with toddlers. At the prices they charge? That struck me as weird. If I ever took my toddlers out for breakfast it was usually to McDonalds not and expensive sit down.

First thing I noticed on the menu was that each entree was $3-4 more than any other breakfast place like Ricky's or Ihop. There were alot of choices but really only a couple of items interested me. I wanted a bene but read it came on some type of hard dry cracker thing - no thanks. So I had some type of Meixcan omeletee. It was a odd angled shape like it was formed in a mold- no chef skills required. The veggies inside were cooked properly but the cheese was not melted inside just a little sprinled on top. Plus it was that preshredded cheap food service cheese. Then it was topped with bottled salsa - yuk I scraped that off. It came with 2 tablespoons of sour cream. It tasted ok but nothing special and was kind of rubbery. The sourdough toast was very good, properly toasted and large pieces. The jams were the nice American style ones. The hasbrowns however were atrocious. They were sort of an opaque brown, not a crispy toasted brown but a sitting in discoloured oil brown. They tasted like old oil as well. What a disappointmen. I would say this meal might be worth $7.99 - it was $12.25. Whoa.

My husband had a hash pannekoek. It came with meat, veggies and cheese mixed up in the nasty hasbrowns so he could not pick them out. Also it came in a small white side dish that was placed directly on top of the pannekoek. GROSS. Who wants their food dishes on top of their food? He does not like hollandaise so asked for butter and syrup instead. He was informed that syrup was and extra $2.50 - are you kidding me? What breakfast place charges for syrup?? He opted out and ate a dry pancake. He was also underwhelmed. His was also $12.25.

Thank goodness we had a 2 for one coupon or we would have been pissed. It still came in at over $21 for breakfast with the coupon. Very poor value. We will not be back.

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Waves Coffee House2755 Lougheed Hwy, #31A, Port Coquitlam
Bad Waves
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 3:42pm [Dine in]

Some Waves are good. Some are not. This one is not. I have tried the baked stuff a few times for my kids and they say they always look way better than they taste. They say no thanks now if I ask htem if they want anything.

I ordered a caramel machiatto. It tasted burnt, watered down and had no caramel. Even when I questioned the guy behind the counter "yes yes, Caramel machiatto". My daughter's hot chocolate had funny tasting milk and was very weak as well. Never again at this location. Plus, I thought there was free wifi? Is that not what their name is, I opened up my phone and no free sites came up.

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Molly's Reach647 School Road, Gibsons
Bruno would be proud
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2012 - 11:36pm [Dine in]

Had to come here when we were in Gibsons. It was cleaner and spruced up since the last I was here many years ago. There are Beachcomber photos on the wall and one tv playing the Beachcombers in one corner, but I'd like to have seem more memorabilia.
The food was slight over priced as a tourist trap at 10-20 % above actual value. Now to the food. I wasn't expecting much but was surprised.

Cod and chip was delcared delicious, grilled cheese - yummy. Crab and shrimp sandwich was pretty good if not a little bland and there was two large thick slices of tomato stuck together inside. The burger was said to be good but the cheese was weird. The coke was flat as well. The fries were really good - the battered kind and cooked perfectly.

Not somewhere I'd go often, but if you're in town and want a Beachcombers experience it's definately worth it.

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Sumas Sushi Cafe2070 Sumas Way, #108, Abbotsford
Ripped me off- watch out.
Submitted Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

I have been to this place quite a few times on my way through Abbotsford. It's not the best sushi around but not the worst. The service is fairly fast if not robotic. The sushi is average if not a bit fishy. I went the other day and had lunch. I paid on my Visa and she pretended that she was having some type of trouble with the machine. I had two small cheap rolls and a soup. It still came to $14 with tax - I didn't check at the time but that seems high. I left a cash tip so I did not add a tip to the machine. When I check the charge that went though on my credit card it was put through at over $17 so they somehow helped themselves to a tip. Pretty low. Watch your bill - I won't have to as I'll never go back.

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Europe Old Fashion Bakery & Deli2552 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Surprised this place is still here
Submitted Friday, December 9, 2011 - 7:51pm [Take-out]

Now that the Inno Bakery has been open for a year and a half I thought for sure this place would close down. It's been here forever, or at least as long I've been in Poco. I find their bread dry and tasteless and it is completely stale the next day. There's little in the way of hearty bread and no great shaped loaves mostly slice white loaves in plastic bags.

I can't comment on the deli part since I don't use it but it looks just live everywhere else that slices the prebought meat and cheeses. All the cookies and stuff are the same you can buy in any "european" stlye bakery - white from a mix. And the only good thing they used to have were th honey bran muffins, which tasted like real grammas bran muffins. Sadly no more. They now taste like they too are from a mix. Now that Inno's here I don't really see a reason to go here.

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Sky Dragon Restaurant1538 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Chinese Smorgasboard of my Childhood
Submitted Friday, November 11, 2011 - 11:22pm [Dine in]

What a blast! Went there while visitinig a friend who lives nearby. Walked in an found restaurant busy but not full, with basic tables and the traditional portable type buffet table. This reminded me of the Dragon Inn in Burnaby that I used to go to as a small child. The price for the smogasboard was ten something for adults and 85 cents per year for kids. Great value.

The had hot and sour and wonton soup with sliced green onion to put on it. Then there was noodles, fried rice, stir fried veggies with tons of broccoli in them(my fav) some kind of meat and veggies in black bean sauce, deep fried pork, chicken wings, deep fried wontons, and deep fried prawns!!!! Dessert was fresh fruit, cantaloupe and watermelon, some cake and 2 colours of jello. Waitress brought me a big free bowl of sweet and sour sauce when asked. Waitresses were fast, efficient and friendly even asking how everything was when we left and expressing gratitude when I told her how good it was. Quite unexpected in a place like this.

Exactly what you'd expect and for the price I was stuffed when I left. I think I ate more than my money;s worth in prawns! All of the food was hot and fresh, being quickly replenished often, It was so cool, retro and small town - I loved it. For what it is, it is the best!

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Taco Del Mar805 Boyd Street, Unit R150, New Westminster
A Solid number 2
Submitted Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

2's all around for this place. Fish burrito consisted of 2 frozen "fish" fingers. Was it real fish? I don't know. Was it their fingers? I don't know. Didn't taste like much. Could have been fish, could have been fingers, could have been any number of things. Had to wait an extra five minutes while they unfrozen them. Add refried beans that looked more like something my 2 year old made. Hmm this is not going well. Would you like sour cream and guacaomole? Yes. Didn't say that sour cream was free but guacamole was an extra 75 cents. Tricky.

They have white, whole wheat, tomato and spinach tortillas which really do not translate as flavours more so as white, brown, green, and red. I think I had green. After they put in the mystery fingers, baby poop, green glop and white glop I got a small spoonful of "cheese" and some salsa. That's about it. Cost me lober $8. Was full of bland after a few bites and chucked it out. They used to give you free chips and have bottles of hot sauce on every table. I guess they stopped because they wouldn't want the food to taste like anything? Weird,

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Teriyaki Experience19705 Fraser Hwy, Langley
Yuk Yuk Yuk
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

And it wasn't funny.

I paid over $10.50 for a gross meal and a pop. I want my money and my time back. Plus I want to throw up and try a better meal.

I got less thana cup of white steamed rice afew stir fried bean spouts, 1 mini piece of broccoli and 5 shrimp with a gross sauce. I could have eaten at a real Japanese restaurant for that. It was nasty. Do not go there ever for any reason. That's all I have to say about that.

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Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor2233 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Family favourite
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

We love this place. It's the only restaurant where we feel special and at home. Yeah, it's a tad on the $$ side but not really compared to a lot of other pizza places(not dominoes or panago) BUT real pizza places.

A larege cheese pizza for $16 feeds my 2 kids 2 meals. $4 a meal - not bad. A LARGE PIZZA feeds me and hubby and some for his lunch next day $26 - so about $9 a meal - but the toppings are top quality. THE perogy pizza is crazy good - you feel like you had perogies AND pizza for dinner. I love the atmosphere in the place - it's fun, the kids love playing by the fireplace and the wheel chair ramp - when no wheel chairs are using it. Once I heard some crabby old lady complain about the kids playing and was told it was a FAMILY restaurant not a pub by the staff!! Sweet.

The Godfather is really good as is the Shrimp Pesto supreme(that could be the best pizza on the planet). You have to like thin crust thought to like this place - if you like fried dough balls in your tummy go to Pizza hut.

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Renovation
Grub4328 Main Street, Vancouver
A great place starts its downward slide
Submitted Monday, October 24, 2011 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

Ive been here many many times. We come with my MIL and FIL once every month or two on Sundays for dinner. I used to love it and find it huge value and totally yum. As with all great places it sees fantastic success and then decides to change and cheap out till it's gone I guess.

Ive noticed a steady increase in prices, decrease in quality and value, continued lack lustre service and WHAT restaurant has never accepted debit these days?

The food is still good and the daily chalk board of specials is interesting. However I have had a few dishes poorly seasoned or seasoned incorrectly, items missing that were described on the board, and exepnsive ones too like seafood. The portions are starting to get smaller but are still good. Worst of all is the desserts. Some are realy good but the specials are often so puny I'd be embarrassed to serve it to a child never mind charge a ton for it. Booo boo boo. I hope the owners read this because we your loyal customers are hip to your ways and will soo be gone. Wake up! Turn the clock back a few years and start again.

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Broadmoor Bakery10111 No.3 Road, #130, Richmond
How can 6 different cookies all taste the same??
Submitted Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 10:51am [Dine in]

I grew up going to this bakery in Richmond. I guess I thought it was good back in the day as there were no real bakeries to compare it to. I'm not sure what a "Dutch" bakery is although many bakeries around town use that term, but I think it means everything is white and tastes the same. Even when you go to other "Dutch" bakeries it's like they all have the same stuff. Now that I have travelled the world and tasted real baking this place is bad.

I went in the other day and saw the new place. Sad to see the old one gone as my mom said I had my first ice cream cone there as a baby - I guess they used to have ice cream. The place looked nice and the girl behind the counter robotic. I studied all the "pastries" and white bread and decided to get some cookies for my family. I picked a selection. Price was average at $5 a dozen but not when you consider the quality.

All of the cookies were based on the same white flour dough and just has stuff added. White dough with chocolate chips = chocolate chip cookies. White dough with raisins = "fruit" cookies. White dough with cherries and almonds = well you get the picture. YUK we ended up throwing half away as my family was not even interested. That includes teenagers - nuff said. Even Cobs "Bakeoff"eries are better than this.

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Samz2342 Elgin Ave, Port Coquitlam
Best of a bad bunch of Poco Pubs
Submitted Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 10:07pm [Dine in]

Went on a weekday night. Food was good. Good selection, and reasonable prices. Halibut burger was really good, caesar salad - store bought variety. Not great, nothing to write home about. Sliders were good but charged extra for garlic mayo.

Decent but not memorable wine list and small cocktail menu. I don't understand why these places don't print and sell the specials and cocktails. Menu said martinis were on special, but no where did it list any martinis or describe them. I would have ordered one it if somewhere it sounded good. So I just ordered a plain old glass of wine.

Blonde waitress sucked and was rude. I would not sit in her section again. Had to ask for a CLEAN glass with each wine order. They just try to pour it in your dirty old glass. Cheap and gross.

Had a 2frer1 coupon so not bad. I liked it that it was older people like over 35 not a bunch of teenies.

Good vibe, music volume and sport on tv if you like that(not).

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Pajo's Fish & Chips2800 Murray St, Port Moody
NOW it's summer
Submitted Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

Went on a summer evening. It was avery busy. Waited at least 10 minutes to order and then another 15 for the food. It was worth the wait. Lovely summer evening. Beautiful location. One piece order of cod and chips came with 2 large whole pieces. The fries were excellent. The fish yummy hot and crispy. One person had a burger and said it was awesome and "melty". The only bad thing was the grilled cheese - it was weird as it was a hamburger bun turned inside out. Great outdoor dining experiece.,

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