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princess123New Westminster BCSince January 22, 2008149 Reviews
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2.5 (2.4)
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Starbucks1470 Prairie Ave, Unit 1480, Port Coquitlam
Are you freakin SERIOUS???!!!
Submitted Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 7:48pm [Dine in]

I go to this Starbucks almost every day. Sometimes twice a day. I pay like $5 each time for a coffee. My sister goes there sometimes 3 times a day.

Today I went in with my daughter. At the other great Starbucks on Shaughnessy st in Poco they once asked if she wanted "tiger" stripes on her hot chocolate - chocolate and some caramel - they put a lot on! She loved it and has ordered "tiger" stripes many times in Starbucks all over the lower mainland but does not expect more than the standard size drizzle,just a little of each. Today I asked when I ordered for "tiger stripes" and told the girl what it was. She said fine. When we got the hot chocolate there was only a tiny bit of chocolate syrup. I asked the barista to put a little caramel on as she wanted the "tiger stripes". Then the lecture came.

"Well, it's actually extra. You have to ask when you order and then you will be charged for it." I explained that it hadn't even been my idea, but rather other barista's and no one anywhere had ever said it would be extra. "well, we're running a business and I'm the manager and you are supposed to be charged for it" she went on "we can't give everything away for free". Are you KIDDING ME??? One mini drizzle of caramel on a tiny hot chocolate. I see people ordering extra caramel, "layered" caramel frappuccinos and a whole host of other things and are NEVER charged extra. I thinks it's quietly understood, that they would not have the balls to charge extra when you pay so much for a coffee. This lecture was also given loudly in front of other customers, I guess to make me feel bad, but it just made her look cheap and stupid.

So, the net result of the lecture from Ms. Genius Manager and businsess executive extraordinaire is that neither my sister nor I will be ever going to this Starbucks again. So her 2 cents worth of caramel will result in a net loss to this store of $4000-$5000 this year alone. Wow- we spend that much on coffee - time to cut back anyway. We're heading to Tim Hortons tomorrow. She should be recommended for Manager of the Year.

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Habanero Grill20757 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
1st time since revamp - they can take the "quick serviice" out
Submitted Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 9:54pm [Dine in]

I used to love this place. Great food reasonable prices and fun atmosphere for what it was. Also had an awesome salsa bar with many different and yummy salsa, I know they redid the place a couple of years ago.
We went and checked it out finally. It looked the same pretty much with different tables, the salsa bar gone and the order counter gone. It was now a "sit down". Ok so it still was in a dumpy garage but trying to be fancy. The menu has way fewer items on it and no tacos or anything like that - at a Mexican restaurant? Odd.

The service was slow even though there were only a few tables occupied. Got a small bowl of chips and were asked what type of salsa we wanted. We had the medium and it was awful. It was slimy as if it was one of those bottled ones, not freshly made like they used to have. The chips were not nice freshly made like they used to be there were out of a bag. Only a few were whole on top and then all the others were crushed and broken until the bottom third that was all crumbs.

The burrito was good and had nothing "weird" in it my partner said. It was very large but at $12 it really only contained inexpensive ingredients and came with nothing else. I think this one used to be about $8. The fajitas were massively overpriced at $14. There were 4 very small tortillas, some food service premade shredded cheese, a pile of cheap iceberg lettuce that was cut way too thick, a thimble of salsa and a steaming pan of about 5 burnt onion slices and exactly 6 small shrimp, NOT prawns as advertised. There was aslo nothing else, no beans, rice or even guacamole. This is a COMPLETE rip off - do not order. The other REALLY poor value was the kids meal. $6.50 for a 2 VERY small tortillas with a little cheese, a juice box and a freezie(a NO NAME one from the Superstore no less so you can imagine how much that cost them). I was STUNNED when you compare that to say Whitespot or somewhere where they woulc have got a chocolate milk, full size grill cheese, fries and a and ice cream sundae for less.

The other kid had a bean burrito which he said was cold mostly and was SUPER boring mostly lettuce. Two nasty plastic cups of pop rang in at $5.50. So for over $50 PLUS a tip now it was a sit down and NO alchol I felt totally ripped off. the ingredients we had cost way less thatn $5, If this was authentic or different mexican in anyway maybe but it's cheap food made from cheap ingredients. Spend $50 at a good restautant and buy all these inexpesive things at Walmart and make the same at home.

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Sushi Village3331 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
Was really good
Submitted Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 11:11pm [Dine in]

I loved this place. I WENT at least once a week. I wrote a great reivew. Then I felt ripped off. I ordered a catapillar roll. It is a 3.99(expensive) california roll that gets three thin slices of avocado on top and becomes $5.99 on the menu. It rings up when you pay at $6.99. I coud buy 2 whole avocados at the store for $3. I HATE being ripped of and I despise the sly ness of having the reister ring up higher than the menu. The woman preteneded `:me no speaky english when I complained. I have not been back.

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Sultan's Delicious Donair, The1196 Lansdowne Drive, #108, Coquitlam
Are falafels green?
Submitted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 5:09pm [Take-out]

I have never had a green falafel until today. Somewhat weird. The inside was seriously neon glowing green. And there was an unplesantly odd spice in it. The falafel was crunchy so that was good, but I asked for everything on it and all I could taste was ice berg lettuce. No tomato or onion taste - they put on slices so thin you can read the paper through it on there. Plus there was supposed to be tzatziki or garlic sauce or something on it but it had no flavor. Basically it was edible. Thats it.

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Waves Coffee House2627 Shaughnessy Street, #130, Port Coquitlam
I liked it!
Submitted Monday, February 28, 2011 - 7:27pm [Dine in]

Not being a fan of the Waves cafes, I had never really tried this location. Where others are either rundown and empty or packed with students taking up tables for hours on a $2 coffee this was completely different. Weird, in Poco.

It had a great cafe vibe, a good mix of people, good music and nice table set ups. I had a coupon from the paper and it was gladly accepted with no hassle. I think I had a caramel macchiato and honestly it was 100 times better than anything I ever have at Starbucks. Good coffee with good crema. I was stunned, it almost tasted like Cafe Artigiano. Slightly more than Starbucks in cost but the coffee and atmosphere were worth it. I will be back.

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Subway2020 Oxford Connector, #104, Port Coquitlam
Nothing personal against this Subway....
Submitted Friday, February 18, 2011 - 8:52pm [Dine in]

but why the heck is Subway so freakin expensive? I know people say it's fresh food and better for you than say McDs but their pricing structure sucks. Vegetarian are completely ripped off. I stopped going because of the cost to take my kids and myself for veggie sandwiches. Recently there was a $5 footlong promo that I didn't realize was going to end. We had started visiting subway more often - until today.

My kid had a footlong sub, with cheese, and little extra cheese(which they charge for). That makes NO sense because if he had ham or deli meat it would have been included. Veggie sandwiches are the same price as all the other "classic" sandwiches that have meat AND cheese. Then has a little lettuce, 3 pieces of cucumber and some mayo. With a bag of chips and a drink it came to $11.50 - for ONE kid. You have to be kidding me. They better fix their prices or people will be going bag to the other places.

I refused to pay them any more and walked down to taco del mar where I got a huge burrito with fish, chips and salsa and a drink - I could not finish all the food - for $7.50. Subway better shake their head.

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East Side Mario's2929 Barnet Hwy, #1050, Coquitlam
OK for almost free
Submitted Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 1:25pm [Dine in]

Went with a gift card we had received. Why on earth someone who knows us well would give us one to this place is beyond me. We have only been here once in all the time it's been here.

OK- pizza way too small for the price. Flat small rectangular pizza was $14.

Pastas were not bad for what they were - certainlly edible but not memorable nor high quality.

We waited a long time to be seated. there were at one point 25 people waiting to be seated. During the 1/2 hour or more we all waited MANY tables were left empty and unbussed. There were also set tables that were not being used while we waited. The only thing that made up for it was the ton of free bread, all you can eat and they kept brining more. It was good with the garlice butter, but really not expensive.

I would not go there again unless I had to

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Donair Town2652 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Too bad
Submitted Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 12:06am [Dine in]

This place could be really good. I had a combo with a greek salad. It was absolutely the worst greek salad I have ever had anywhere. It was mostly nasty green pepper, big pieces, tomatoes were hard as a rock and it had absolutely No dressing. Plus the worst part was the lille bit of cheese they put on was goat feta. I can';t stand goat cheese and it did not say anywhere that it was goat cheese. It wasn't much but it was enough to ruin th entire salad so I could not eat it.

The pita sanwich was ok but way too much sauce made the pita soggy and then fall apart. Customer service was lacking. I stood at the till for a very lond time before I was acknowledged. You gotta step it up if you want me to come back.

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Togo Sushi2929 Barnet Highway, #1208, Coquitlam
If you move and expand, shouldn't it be better?
Submitted Friday, January 21, 2011 - 11:57pm [Dine in]

This place moved across from where it was and made the seating area bigger. It is in the Coquitlam Centre Mall. My go to place for sushi in the mall is Sashimi Sushi with real Japanese people. But, I thought if this place had expanded it must be good right - wrong.

I had a California roll and a yam tempura roll. The Cali roll tasted like - no kidding - smoked salmon. That was not totally bad to me but weird. But, it should not have either been contaminated with smoked salmon or have been stored so close to it that it picked up the flavour. The yam tempura for the other roll had been fried much earlier in the day, if not the day before and was cold and hard. Yuk. Also, the roll was so bad and had so much cucumber in it that it fell apart. That's about the worst thing a sushi roll can to. Plus it was way overpriced. A lousy yam tempura roll with cucumber was the same size and price as a dynamite roll with a tempura prawn, crab and avocado -go figger.

Also, the menu was false advertising. It said the california roll was crab. It is not crab, it is fake crab. Plus they cheap out on the wasabi.

Customer service was nil, with little interaction and no conversation or smiles. I'm heading back to Sashimi sushi where they know how to make sushi and treat customers.

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Milestones Grill & Bar3085 152nd Street, Surrey
Milestones gone stip-mall
Submitted Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:00am [Dine in]

This is about as average as Milestones is now. OK but boring. Went for a weekday lunch. It was not even half full. We were seated immdediately.

Waiter was pretty good but got our orders wrong. They ended up swtiching food and sides on my plate right in front of me rather than taking it back to the kitchen to fix their mistake. They attempted to split the bill for us but put the wrong drinks with the wrong meals. I found the salmon wrap ok but very very small for the price. The meal salads were a LOT of salad and less protein.

All in all it was a very White-Spotty experience. Not a huge fan of Milestones anymore.

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Zellers Family Restaurant2929 Barnet Hwy, #3010, Coquitlam
Better than the Food Court
Submitted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 1:32am [Dine in]

Christmas shopping in the zoo today. Coquitlam Centre was Crazy. Huge line ups at the food court outlets and as usual my kid and I wanted different things. SInce he's too young to get his own food, that meant two huge lines.

So, we went to Zellers coffee shop. I have not been there in years. We sat right away and were greeted immediately. Drinks came promply and we ordered. I had the tuna melt and fries and kid had the kid's grilled cheese meal which came with fries and a huge chocolate milk. The kid's meal was good and my tuna sandwich was awesome and had tasty bits of red pepper in it.

When the bill came, the waiteress told us kid's meals were free on Mon Tuesday and Wednesday. Are you kidding me? My sandwich plate was $6.99 so add tax and a generous tip and I was still under ten bucks! I would have paid more at the food court for sure! Plus we were in and out in 25 mintues. Pretty good for a sit down. You can't lose.

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Empire Garden20378 88th Avenue, #100, Langley
Average Chinese
Submitted Monday, December 20, 2010 - 12:39am [Dine in]

Went on a busy night before Christmas. It was very busy but we got a table in 5 mintues. It was however very wobblly and not fun to eat off of. Wait staff barely spoke english and waiter could not read the English portion of the menu so when i pointed and showed what i wanted it did not work. Diffcult to order. We asked for a veg fried rice and after much discussion we were to get one with green beans in it. It ended up with peas not green beans. doesn't all fried rice have peas?

Food was ok but a little too chinese for me without souding ignorant. I prefer westernize chinese food. THe fried rice was good, the egg rolls were acutally spring rolls and VERY greasy. THe beef and broccoli was not good and the broccoli was not crisp fried, but raw almost. Deep fried tofu in black bean was ok too but I;ve had better fried tofu.

All in all it was ok but I would not return.

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Onestop Donair Shop3242 Westwood St, #101, Port Coquitlam
Dude- Don't Nuke my Balls!!
Submitted Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 5:12pm [Dine in]

I was so excited to go here. From the reviews it sounded great. It wasn't bad, just nowhere near my expectations. I had my usual falafel which was fine for $4.50. But I thought it was going to be awesome till the nice man behind the counter walked over to the microwave and Nuked my falafel balls. I hate nuked balls - I want them crispy like they're supposed to be. It looks like the falafel here is an afterhtought to the donairs. The falafel got the usual salad and some plain not garlicky tzatziki and hot sauce. Not very inspired.

I might go back again and try some of the Greek stuff, but probably not. The donair platters looked good.

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Sushi Town2773 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
I'm baffled
Submitted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Many of these reviews are the complete oppodite of what I experienced. Went in on a SUnday at noon. Busy, but we were seated immdiately. The kids were given water and I a green tea. We ordered a couple of rolls, some tempura and agaedashi tofu. As in most Japanese restaurants the stuff came whenever it was ready regardless of who ordered it and the tofu came quite late into the meal. But, who cares?

I was not at all putoff by the wait times, which were resonable. The place was definately short staffed and I did have to ask for the bill as did others. However all in all for a quick sit down lunch with my kids it was fine. I got out of theer for $20. Last time I took them to Subway it cost more than that. So, I would go back.

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Clever Cupcakes, The2985 Northern Ave, Unit 109, Coquitlam
Say what?
Submitted Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:02pm [Dine in]

I don't get how people can have a completely opposite experience from the ones I had - 3 of them. I know, I should have learned the first time. But, I had other people who wanted to try them, only for them to find out what I already told them.

The cupcakes are dry and small. The minicupcakes are the worst. Buying them in the evening is the abosolute worst. I really did not like these at all.

Seriously unless you base your diet on cupcakes who really gives [email protected] if they are "healthy" or not? If it's a treat - go for it! Sadly these are not a treat. I do not get this place at all. Thankfully the cupcake craze is coming to an end. They will have to go live somewhere with the former franchisees of the Great Canandian Bagel.

Yesterday I made a box of Betty Crocker cupcakes. I made homemade butter cream for them. They were 1000x better than these cupcakes. I think it's because people use that nasty canned icing all the time now that people think places like these make good cupcakes. It's all in the icing people and this place doesn't put much on and what they do use has a weird texture.

I'm still shakin my head.

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Sparta Greek Taverna2232 McAllister Ave, Port Coquitlam
A Poco Hosing
Submitted Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 11:25pm [Dine in]

This place was great as Empire Pizza. You always wonder how these Greek cluttery restaurants are cleaned but I turned a blind eye. I was here a few years ago and remember liking it. The pizzas is just like I remember as a kid, thick crust cheesy pizzas froma pizza/steak/lobster joint. They still looked good.

The issue is the Greek food. I always have a spanikopita platter at a Greek joint. This one was good, but the spanikpita was so tiny. At $7.95 for an appetizer I would have felt ripped off. However, to turn the same portion into a "platter" by adding 1 pice of bread, a thimble of tzatziki and cheap rice and potatoes and then adding $9 to the $7.95 is Outrageous highway robbery. Especially in this location. Poco's fine but this place has no view except another pizza place across the street. $16.95! then add tip and HST, I'm sorry I felt Hosed. Lower your prices or you'll be gone.

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Matteo's Gelato2615 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Rocks my World
Submitted Friday, October 1, 2010 - 7:07pm [Dine in]

I do not know where to start. I love this place. I love their gelato. I love the employees. I love the cones. I love the sparkle in my kids' eyes when I say "let's go for gelato!" There is only one place we would go.

I'd guess in the summer there are maybe 40 flavours. You can pretaste as many as you like, and they never make you feel bad or rushed. They are so nice to kids. Unlike most Gelato places run by cranky old Italian men, you can have 2, 3 who knows maybe more flavours in a single serving, even a small. A small is plenty for me as it is so rich and delish! At $3.75 a scoop I feel like yelling "start the car, start the car" like in the Ikea commercial. You'd pay much more for some icy rubbish at those tourist trap places in Vancouver.

Go right now!

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Harvey's1069 Nicola Ave, Port Coquitlam
Best Veggie Burger in well anywhere
Submitted Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 11:42pm [Dine in]

If you used to eat meat and now miss that real fast food burger experience come here. This burger is spectacular! You order your veggie burger and it is grilled fresh. It does not have weird bits of corn or other veggies in it. It is pure fake meat. You want a combo you get a drink and either onion rings(yeah!) or fries(good ones) - or you can have 'frings" which are some of each! Oh yeah - add cheese! When it's ready, they put it on a whole wheat bun and you tell them what toppings you want - lettuce, tomato raw oinion pickles. mustrad, mayo etc. even hot peppers.The combo is under $7 and it's the best. Try getting any type of veg burger at Rotten Rons or Wendy's. And the Burger king grease burger is gross.

The atmosphere is not great but who cares. Veg heads get here - but leave one for me!

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McDonald's2106 Whatcom Road, Abbotsford
One of the WORST McDonalds around
Submitted Monday, September 6, 2010 - 1:55pm [Dine in]

This place has consistently BAD service and they can't even get the food to spec. Today the hashbrowns were RAW in the middle and literally dripping with grease on the outside. My kid took one bite and puked.

I ordered one juice, one hashbrown and one Egg McMuffin meal Extra Value meal. Is that difficult? Apparently the girl was absolutely bewildered and took forever to get it all together. When she finally put the stuff on the tray I told her that the coffee should be medium not small as it was an extra value meal - I was VERY polite about it. She started shaking and nearly having convulsions while she went to get the medium coffee. Then I pointed out nicely, I might add, that there should be 3 harbrowns on the tray as I ordered one and an extra value meal which gets 2. She burst into tears and then all the staff looked at me like I was a physco mean customer or something. She was totally weird and should not have been working with customers.

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Taco Del Mar2070 Sumas Way, Unit # 100, Abbotsford
It is what it is
Submitted Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 7:41pm [Dine in]

I happened to go to this location, but pretty much they're all the same.

Take 1 tortilla $0.25. Add scoop of rice $0,20, spoonful of black beans $0.30, tablespoon of shredded cheese $0.25, 1/3 c lettuce $0,10. spoonful of salsa $0.30. Now lets add that up - $1.40 and that's being generous. When did mine cost $6.71 ??!! Weird. Once again - fast food that is overpriced and a rip off for vegetarians. Oh and it was like $1.50 extra for sour cream and or guacamole - I didn't bite. Not fathomable. I can do this at home.

I was starving and ate it and was full in not a good way - in a gross carbby way. It didn't land until about 15 minutes after I finished it. Just a warning - get some protein if you're driving the highway after, I just about drove sideways off highway one later - napping- the old carbo crash.

The take out menu they had next to the cash register was also SUPER old(like years) and out of date. I thought that was odd. Anyway if you're starving and can't walk a few more doors down to other fast food - go for it. Or if you have insomnia - do try the veggie one - I bet the vegan one is like extra strength.

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