What a Rip Off!!!
Submitted Friday, December 17, 2010 - 10:36pm [Dine in]
I went to this Fast food outlet at the mall in North Van. I have had Manchu wok before and it is one of the few places you can get veggies in a food court. I had noodle and veggies. It came to almost $7! I got exactly 5 veggie pieces and 3/4 c of noodles. I complained. He said "Lady that is portion". It 's less than half what the other Manchu woks give and a complete rip off. Do not go there.
I dont' get the waves franchise
Submitted Monday, December 13, 2010 - 12:31am [Dine in]
Why are these places around? Most shops have wifi. The coffee which I have had on numerous occasions is really not very good and their baked good are really low budget. The flax rolls they sell are really bad. I only go here if desperate because my dr office is here.
Does Betty Crocker work here
Submitted Monday, December 13, 2010 - 12:16am [Take-out]
It sure tastes like it. I make cupcakes at home from a mix that are just as good. These are not bad, nor are most cupcake places, except that one by Coquitlam Centre that pretends to be healthy. i just don't get it. Prices are comparable and so are the cupcakes here. Part of the problem is a bad location but really cupcakes are a fad. Their other cakes look nice but I don't know how much they would cost.
I have never walked by this place and seen a customer in there - ever. I went in once, got cupcakes for my family dinner and although they were all eaten in a couple of days, no one asked anything about them or said a word, like a box of twinkies or something. When I'm paying that much for cupcakes I expect some comments. But, the lack of comment spoke voumes. I give the place another 6 months.
Submitted Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 6:54pm [Dine in]
Atmosphere was fancy coffee shop. We were lucky to get a window seat but then our view was obscured by a giant penguin window painting. Pancakes were good and so were the sauages. Home fries were slightly cold and unseasoned. Omelette was good but looked like it was made in omelette maker. I ordered sourdough but was sure I got packaged white toast.
Oh well, it was fairly cheap and the coffee was plentiful and good. Server was robotic but efficient.
average fundrasier nightw
Submitted Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 11:46pm [Dine in]
Went for my friends kids hockey fundraiser. There were 3 food choices for the fundraiser. One was pretty good (ginger beef) one was average(burger and fries) one was Gross spaghetti with rose sauce which was just ragu with a touch of cream and garlic powder. It even looked like Italian baby vomit.
The waitress we had was really good but it was hard to find her and she did forget drinks a few times. But I've had way worse. It did not seem as busy on a Saturday night as in past years and still seems to cater to the middleage crowd rather than younger people by the music.
It was ok. But, I'd have to think twice again unless it was a good friend's fundraiser.
Food and value good - could use friendly staff and a sanitation crew
Submitted Monday, November 15, 2010 - 11:15pm [Dine in]
I guess the title pretty much sums it up. I think I had a burrito. I think it was good. Obviously it was not spectacularily awesome or Id remember more. I think the glass of water was ok too. The two friends I were with love this place so, I can't really knock it. The watiress never smiled or even talked.
However, the whole place felt kinda in need of a good scrub down. The bathrooms were sort of rinky dink. The whole thing is one of those early 70s hippie leftover deals like the Naam or Sophie's. It's just on the wrong side of town.
Verdict. I think I'm getting too old to eat at places like this.
Starbucks2991 Lougheed Hwy, Unit 78, Coquitlam No, THIS is the worst Safeway Starbucks
Submitted Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 6:55pm [Take-out]
I went on a Tuesday afternoon. I waited with one person ahead of me. I should have figured it out when I saw only one girl working there and she was hovering over the flip chart of how to make drinks. I waited and waited and waited. She did not know how to process a gift card. She made a mistake and then had to figure out how to correct it. She then went off to make some complicated drink - a non fat latte I beieve. After 5 mintues I left and went shopping. I came back a few mintues later.
She was still hovering over the recipe booklet. Oh no - the guy ahead of me when he was finnally served ordered an egg nog latte. I doomed I thought!. She wasn't sure if they had eggnog. She wasn't sure what month it was. I was desperate for coffee. I asked if she could quickly pour me a brewed coffee as I held out a shiny toonie, before she attempted the eggnnog version of mount Everest. She said I had to wait. I waited and steamed more than her latte vesuvius. She wore more than she made. Finally I asked for a tall Pike - that's it. I was Like $1.96. I had to ask for my 4 cents when she just closed the till on my toonie and started to walk away. It was principal then. When I got to my car, I tasted the coffee. It was some nasty dark burnt stuff. I chucked it out and went home to make my own coffee.
Be warned, these Safeway franchises have neither, the staff nor the customer service of regular Starbucks but they charge the same.
Never had a piece of pizza thinner than my plate
Submitted Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 6:42pm [Delivery]
I LOVE thin crust pizza but really this was stupidly thin. It was so thin it could not even hold the toppings. You picked up a piece and the weight of the few and skimpy toppings made the whole piece flop down. Of course some toppings then fell off. Who wants that?
There were 2 sizes small and extra large? Huh? Why not size 1 and 2 or A and B? The extra large was large in Circumference but when there's little crust and fewer tooppings what does it mean?
We paid over almost $100 for 4 extra large pizzas to feed 10 people. We expected TONS of leftovers. Not only were there no leftovers, we were still freakin hungry!!! What is that? We're not a football team, we were a ladie's book club!!! There were also a few appy munchies and people were still looking for more for "dinner". The veggie pizza with the bocconcini and basil did not have discernable rounds of bocconcini but just an oily white mess and TWO basil leaves on the WHOLE XTRA large thing! What little we managed to get in out mouths tasted ok, but the complete lack of value was ridiculous.
I love quality pizza and will pay for it. But, this was a total rip off. Buy those Dr. Oetker pizzas when then go on sale for $3.99 and you can have FOUR great tasting pizzas for less than one of these.
Sorry I would not be back, unless it was free.
Starbucks2850 Shaughnessy St, #1100, Port Coquitlam Worst Safeway Starbucks
Submitted Monday, November 1, 2010 - 10:20pm [Dine in]
These ones in Safeway are nto really Starbucks. They don't take some of the coupons etc as the regular ones. Plus the staff is obviously not real Starbucks staff. Never friendly. Ambiance sucks , it's at the front door of a Safeway. Good in a pinch and you can snag their wifi from the Safeyway parking lot - bonus.
Starbucks2561 Shaughnessy Street, #101, Port Coquitlam Super Starbucks
Submitted Monday, November 1, 2010 - 10:17pm [Dine in]
I really like this Starbucks. It's an odd shape and has only a few tables and a counter, plus parking can be a pain.
BUT it's the people here that make the difference. There never is a hassle about anything. ANYTHING you want is fine. They all seem to be long term employees and are happy. They know their stuff and ask if you want the extra shot instead of chucking it.
One of my top 5 fav starbucks in the world.
Not as good as I hoped, but good
Submitted Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 2:37pm [Take-out]
Ok the service was a little off. One person kept taking more than one order and then only filling the first order. She would then say she thought the next lady would fill the others. This hppened 3 times in a row. I placed my one order 3 times.
Now to the food. I am searching for the perfect falafel. This one was very good- crunchy and fried fresh. There was an odd back ground flavour that is probably authentic but I was not used to it and not a super fan. The sauces were the perfect amount, so they did not soak through the pita. They were good but the hot sauce was either not hot enough or forgotten. A regualr falafel was in the $5-6 range. Not high but not cheap. It was relatively small but pretty good. I would go there again if I was in teh area, but would probably not seek it out if I was not.
East is Weird
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 7:01pm [Dine in]
That's about all I can say. The place is definately different. Ok once. After that the food has to be good, the service great and the value there. That's where it all falls apart. We all had different food and it all tasted the same! It was very dry too, I did not order one of the refillable plates, which is good because I tried some of my friends' food and was not a fan so I would not have refilled. Most of them did not either, which seriously affectedt the value rating. But, then I left hungry! It was quite expensive too. But I really didn't want any more of that kind of food, I actually felt like a Filet-O-Fish. That's how much the whole place turned me off. Hit Mcds and was ok. Would not go again.
Nastiest DQ anywhere
Submitted Friday, October 8, 2010 - 6:53pm [Dine in]
This place is gross and filthy and that's After they cleaned it up. They used to have a ball pit for the kids we nick named the "Petrie Dish". Bet the Health Dept shut that down.
I ordered a blizzard with extra stuff. The picture on the menu board shows a blizzard filled to the top with a HUGE mountain peak and whipped cream on top. I must must have got the Grand Canyon version. It was only filled to an inch below the rim no whip cream. I complained and was told that's the serving size. I have never seen anything like it. Plus the "extra" candy stuff that cost me well over a dollar was less than in the olden days for a regular one.
Do not go her ever - even to use the bathrooms - they're worse than a porta potty at a beer garden.
Teens with 'Tude working here
Submitted Friday, October 8, 2010 - 6:46pm [Dine in]
Plus, they have no idea how to make a pita. They gave me grief about trying to use an Entertainment coupon because they weren't bright enough to understand simple written English. In the end I gave up and just bought the pitas knowing I would not go back. Went to the gas station to buy chips and drink out of protest.
Girlie had to roll my pita over twice because she kept ripping the pita. By then all the filling which she just poured from pita to pita was totally messed up, much like her brain I think. Stupid.
Not sure what to think
Submitted Friday, October 1, 2010 - 12:26am [Dine in]
I have been here before a few times andthought that it was an ok average everyday sushi place. Today it was so so. The rolls were rolled so poorly that they fell apart een though it was the regular guy was there. I have no idea why. Also I do not understand rolls that are so big you can't fit them inyour face. SO many places do that. This place not so much but still fairly big.
I was really disappointed with the California roll tonight it tasted just weird. ALthough they use theblack sesame seeds - YuM - nothing tasted quite righ tonight. SAD
Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam It was pretty good
Submitted Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 11:41pm [Dine in]
Ok so I stopped going here once they made it very clear on TV and in the news that they do not like kids. They got rid of the kids menu, high chairs and change tables(as did Earls). So, they lost my business for many years. Not because I wanted those things, just because it was(is) blatant and apparently acceptable discrimination. I have not problems with well behaved kids. I have a problem with drunk losers, which you find more of here than I ever saw over poorly behaved kids. However, drunk losers pay more than well behaved kids. Cha ching.
So I had to go here for lunch. Even at lunch the strippers(oops waiteresses) were barely dressed. The waiter however was wearing long pants and a long sleeved shirt. Note - I would have tipped more had he been in a Speedo. I guess he had too much pride.
I had the Thai prawn and rice bowl thing - very good and probably too spicy for most people. I was ok with it. The Caesar salad was extremely good with house made croutons. Our bar waitress became much less interested in us once we ordered Cokes - that's weird.
All in all food was good, and only slightly over priced for lunch. I would not wait more than 30 minutes at dinner time however.
Coffee was average at best
Submitted Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 2:23pm [Dine in]
My friends kept raving about this place. They said they had friends who thought it was the best coffee in town. I finally went there and had an Americano. It reaaly was average at best. I could have got it from an office cafeteria. I have NO idea what the hype is here. My second time was a brewed coffee and still it was drinkable. It just shows how hype is contagious.
Submitted Friday, September 3, 2010 - 12:18am [Dine in]
Was DYING for sushi today and knew just what I wanted. Got to this place asit was the closest to my office that I could walk to. I finally got to the front of the line and see sign NO AVOCADO. That was weird. I have never seen that before.
I had to walk away and order a sandwich. I was not happy. I went shopping . I went to Kin's market - they had ripe avocados. Are these people so helpless they can\t get them from here? They lost a lot of business becaujse of this. Dummies.
Tasteless falafel at a Food Court
Submitted Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 7:21pm [Dine in]
This place is in Oakridge food court. The service was SLOW. They did fry the falafels fresh though - too bad they didn't taste good. They were not fully brown and shaped like to mini frisbees smushed together - not real falafel shape - there was 2 small ones.. They were not spicy nor was the falafel garlicy at all. They did not ask what toppings I wanted and just put lettuce and tomato - no onions. Then they put too much runny tzatziki on it and it soaked the pita and fell apart. The whole thing was a mess. And the combo was almost $9. It's less than $7 at the yummy place in Brentwood. Would not go again.
This place is nasty
Submitted Friday, August 6, 2010 - 12:11am [Dine in]
Dirty glassess, cold cheap quality food, stale smoke stench inside, fresh smoke stench at the entrance and fairly scary clientelle all add up to a big pass. This is a lower class bar in a strip mall in a lower class neighorhood. Would you expect any less?
I would never set foot in this place again, no matter what I was offered. I went home and showered.