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PuccaCoquitlamSince January 26, 200728 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value4 (4)
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Cattle Cafe4883 Kingsway, Unit B, Burnaby
Cheap Hong Kong Style Eats
Submitted Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

Went there for dinner the other night. It was so busy! But that's what I get for going out for dinner at 7pm without any reservations, so Hubby and I stuck it out and waited the half hour for food. If we had gone anywhere else, we probably would've had to wait just as long, and that's not including the drive to somewhere else. :O

Food: A bit on the salty side, but portions are excellent (enough for me to have two meals for the price of one). Add $2 more for bubble tea. Sweet! :) I had the House Special Baked Rice (half seafood cream sauce and half tomato sauce over fried pork chop on fried rice baked until all hot and bubbly) and Hubby had the Tom Yum soup with noodles and sides. His noodles was full of cabbage and not much of the two sides he ordered (included in price). However, the soup was super yummy. Not spicy enough to his standards (he is from Malaysia, after all) but perfect for me (and I usually dislike Tom Yum). Didn't try the noodles itself, so I can't really comment. My baked rice was ginormous and super yummy. I have no self control, so I finished it all while chatting with friends towards the end of the meal. Again, the sauce was on the salty side, but everything was super flavourful and the pork chop had lots of meat (i had no fatty pieces at all!) and was moist and they actually cut it up for you so you don't have to try to maneuver a knife in the dish trying to cut pieces or bite into the pork chop like a barbarian. Kudos for making it easy for me to eat. :) The seafood was plentiful and the cream sauce had flavour, unlike Copa Cafe's seafood sauce (which was bland and boring). Had the Rose Milk Tea bubble tea. It's nice and refreshing without being overly sweet. I'm sure they used powder, but I couldn't tell, so it's all good. :)

Service: They're so busy you basically don't get any unless you try and try to wave them down. But that's to be expected in a tiny HK-style cafe.

Value: Prices are reasonable. Nothing on the menu is more than $10 (if I remember correctly) so it's definitely worth it. Plus they open late!

Ambiance: It's very plain and totally reminds me of a bubble tea house with its contemporary (but colourful) decor. Tables are very close to one another, but their restaurant's shape itself is abysmal, so there's really nothing they can do about it.

Good HK-style cheap eats. I'd definitely go again.

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Jimmy's Place435 North Road, Coquitlam
Favourite Burger Place So Far....
Submitted Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

I love burgers and this is definitely the place to go. The first time I was there, I had the Blackstone Benny and hubby had the Club Sandwich. Both were incredible, so we just had to go back to try their burgers, which one of the owners claimed to be their best. That being said, we went the next week for their burgers. Hubby had the Spicy Mushroom & Bacon burger with fries and I had the Jimmy Special burger sans fries.

Food: incredible! The meat patties were moist and juicy and burgers were bursting with sauce and flavour. Usually for a spicy burger, you'd just get spicy sauce on a regular patty. The Spicy Mushroom & Bacon burger actually had some hotness in the patty, in addition to the banana peppers in the patty and in the burger itself. The Jimmy's Special was equally good, only without the spiciness, which is fine by me. I like heat but not as much as Hubby and there's no way I would've been able to have more than a few bites of the spicy burger. :P The thick cut steak fries are crispy on the outside and potato-y on the inside. The oil must be changed often because the fries were super golden and yummy. Didn't need any salt nor pepper. P.S. their hashbrowns are just as golden crisp. Not like the shredded mess you get at Denny's or even White Spot.

Service: You order the food, pay and then sit at one of their cozy booths with your drink to wait for your food to be brought out to you. We didn't know we were supposed to wrap our burgers with the checkered paper under our burger, so the owner came over and showed us how to do it by wrapping one of our burgers. It was awesome.

Value: The prices are very reasonable. Being the cheapass that I am, I was weary of spending that much on a burger but the quality is far superior to places like White Spot, Cactus Club, Milestone's, etc. It's definitely worth it.

Ambiance: It's a diner. It's not pretty looking by any means, but they have these giant pictures of some of their menu items on their walls to give you a sneak peak at what your food will look like. The booths have definitely seen better days, but it adds to the charm of the place imo.

It's too bad they close on Sundays, otherwise it'd be the go-to place after church for lunch. :)

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BC Sushi2126 W Broadway, Vancouver
I Really Don't Understand The Hype About This Place...
Submitted Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 11:05am [Dine in]

Went to it a couple of weeks ago with some friends...and expected to be pretty happy.

Food: Fish is NOT FRESH! Omg...I had a tummyache afterwards and that was so not fun. the fish was really fishy smelling, and I absolutely LOVE love sashimi, so needless to say, I was pretty disappointed. However, the beef sashimi was fantastic so we ordered loads of the stuff. Rolls are really yummy too. I suggest the House Roll. But it's the fish that really turned me off..how can a Japanese restaurant run the place with fish that's so smelly and fishy?

Service: Our servers were pretty nice and got all the stuff we wanted pretty quickly, which was more than I expected since I read about the horrible service from all the other reviews here. The only thing that bothered me was the fact that there were a bunch of dishes that we had to reorder because they never came. There was one particular dish that still had not arrived to our table an hour after we've ordered it so we just told the server to cancel it (I swear, they just lost the bill or something).

Ambiance: It's like any other All-You-Can-Eat Japanese restaurant. Nothing to brag about but nothing to really complain about either.

Overall: I'm not sure if I'll come back because it's kinda out of my way to go there for smelly fish but yummy rolls. The price is reasonable since I had enough rolls and beef sashimi to make up for the other sashimis that I couldn't eat due to the fishiness. And if I were to drive all the way down there for all you can eat sushi, I would most likely drive a lil farther to get to Tomokazu instead.

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Kirin Seafood Restaurant1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Overpriced for What I Got..
Submitted Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 10:57am [Dine in]

I heard that the place was "really really good even though the prices are a lil higher than other places" so I decided to go there with my family one day. The food tasted just the same as other places, but they don't have the typical basic dim sum fare that you'd normally get at other places, which is pretty disappointing, obviously. Service is inconsistent (there were a couple of exceptional servers but there were also a couple of servers, including a manager who pretty much ignored us a few times), so I guess just pray that you only get the good servers/managers serving you if you go.
The atmosphere is nice and clean and love those warm moist towels that they hand out to clean your hands.
Because they didn't have the stuff I normally love to eat for dim sum, the inconsistent service and the prices, I'd probably not go back unless someone really wants to go and drags me there.

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Prettier with Still Good Food
Submitted Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 9:22am [Dine in]

Food: Large portions and yummy food. I wish there were a few more options for hot foods, but it's like Sushi California. I'd definitely go back for their quality food and large portions.

Service: As said before by others, pretty much non-existent. I also took someone's advice and went straight to the counter to put my name down or else my friend and I wouldn't have been able to sit down. They really need more servers because sometimes the food actually sits on the counter waiting to be picked up because the sushi chefs are so much faster. Also, they really need to use their brains sometimes and not shove ppl into a corner or let people sit at least a table away from other customers when they're not busy because the tables are barely a foot away from each other, so there's not much personal space.

Ambiance: Like any other small Japanese restaurant. It's a lot prettier and cleaner-looking now that they renovated and thank goodness also, because it used to be way too cramped; ppl were practically sitting on each other's laps!

Overall: Yeah, I'd go back if i was in the area, but definitely not during peak times. Again, it's not fun to be rushed or to have people (who are waiting in line) staring at you, rushing you to finish your food quickly so they can have your space. Like Sushi California, if you're craving sashimi, this place will make you not crave it for a LONG time..not because it's bad, but because it's so yummy and satisfying.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
*Drool* *Drool*
Submitted Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 9:09am [Dine in]

Food: The BEST spicy tuna sashimi! It just melts in your mouth! Large portions also. I ordered a tuna don thinking it'd be kinda small, so I also ordered a spicy tuna tempura roll. I could barely finish the don, let alone go onto my roll, so I had to pack that up. My friend ordered the spicy tuna sashimi combo and it was so impressive. Presentation was nice and the sashimi was just spectacular; spicy tuna sashimi alone costs about $9 here, but it tasted better than when we pay $14 at other Japanese restaurants! My boyfriend ordered his deluxe chirashi don with toro sashimi and he could barely finish that as well because it was so yummy and portions so large.

Service: Okay, I'm big on service and their service was crap. I don't agree with the person below me who said that they dont' have enough servers, because they do. The only problem is that they're not properly trained and very disorganized, resulting in them being VERY inefficient.

Ambiance: It's like any normal small Japanese restaurant. I like how they put the chopsticks and napkins in a basket on the tables though. It's cute and makes it so that I don't have to bug the waitresses for more napkins or to replace dropped chopsticks.

Overall: Best Japanese restaurant I've been to so far in Coquitlam considering the price, quality and portion of food. Service definitely can be better, but we ARE in an age of crap customer service, so it's all good. Because of the small parking lot though, I don't think I'll be back very often, at least not during the lunch and dinner rushes. But will definitely be back often when around the area :)

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House403 North Road, #302, Coquitlam
Good Subs
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 3:02pm [Dine in]

Food: Good portioned noodle bowls with enough meat. Their subs are really yummy, although they tend to toast the buns a lil too long so it's too crispy.

Service: It's decent. They tend to try to stick as many people in there as possible by splitting up tables if they have to. I don't like how they do that without asking you sometimes. It's really kind of rude. If they ask, of course you say yes if you have enough room for yourself and your party, but it's not a very good impression if one of your tables is suddently yanked out and away from you or they move your table without any warning. Very rude indeed.

Ambiance: It's cleanish and I don't have much to say about it. It's like any other pho place that I've been to.

Overall: I like going here for the subs since they're only $3 and keeps you full for a few hours. Not likely to ever come back during their busy times though because of the servers' lack of manners but the food is definitely good enough for me to come back when it's not busy and service is decent.

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Takano Japanese Noodle Cafe3242 Westwood Street, #100, Port Coquitlam
Bang for Your Buck
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 2:48pm [Dine in]

Food: YUMMY! Their portions are big and the most expensive item in their menu was only $8 the last time I went. I love how their ramen tastes so authentic and their soup is not just that msg crap you usually get from other places. It actually tastes really yummy! Also, there's a TON of meat in their Charsiu Ramen, unlike a couple of other places that I used to go to where there were only three thin slices of meat. This place gives you many thick slices. As said by the reviewer before me, their gyozas are out of this world. I always have to order some just because it's so yummy.

Service: I've been there when it's not busy and I've been there when they're super busy. Both times the service was exceptional. I expected the service to be mediocre when it was busy (because that tends to be how it usually is in most restaurants whenever the place is bustling with people); however, the service was just as great as when it wasn't busy at all!

Ambiance: For such great food, I actually didn't pay much attention to the ambiance. I loved how it felt nice and cozy though. It was as if I was in one of those small cafes where the owners know everyone there.

Overall: Why wouldn't I go back? The food is great; the service is great and the place is always nice and clean. I'm so happy that there's finally a restaurant that's as good as the places in Downtown Vancouer, without having to drive that far out. :)

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Anducci's2729 Barnett Hwy, Coquitlam
Do they know what service means?
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 10:02am [Dine in]

Food: Large portions, which I always love. I have yet to really have a bad food experience there, unless you count the few times when there was way more pasta than there was sauce. A few times that it DID happen, the food did not taste good. Needless to say, a dish is ruined when the chef is cheap.
Service: I swear I've only came back a few times because of the portions of food there. Only one time out of probably the 10 times I've gone there have I liked the service. Last time my bf & I dined there, our server did not provide us with our side plates & cutlery for our bread & appies. When I DID ask for them, she came back with obvious dirty plates and questionable cutlery. We waited another 10 minutes before she came close enough for me to get her attention to change our dirty utensils. By then, our food was already cold. You'd think that the girls there would be smart enough to bring customers CLEAN things to eat off of/with. Another time we got dirty looks from our waitress for no reason. That whole night she ignored us. What server in their right mind has the gull to give customers dirty looks for no reason? Maybe it was because we were 20 & actually ordered alcoholic beverages & she didn't think to check our IDs before thinking we were too young to drink. She actually asked us if we were old enough but didn't have enough brains to ask for our IDs instead of insulting us.
Ambiance: The atmosphere is fun but dirty cutlery is just gross.
Overall: I'd probably go back maybe in a year or two if they're still around and I have a craving for good pasta and willing to withstand the horrible service and if they actually give us clean things to eat off of. Mind you, it was only that one time the girl was so dumb as to not check the plates and cutlery before giving it out to us, but that tells you a lot about the attitude and the level of care that a server has towards her customers, so I'd definitely not sit in her section ever again.

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Akari Japanese Restaurant3000 Lougheed Highway, #112, Coquitlam
The BEST Volcano Rolls ever!
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 9:34am [Dine in]

Food: Like the title says, they have the best volcano rolls ever! It's a little expensive for 6 pieces of sushi ($13.95) but there's a lot of spicy tuna sashimi with it. Their rolls are always very yummy, but their nigiri sushi pieces could be better. The sashimi that's placed on top of the rice is a tad small for the price you pay there. I can get much larger pieces with less rice much cheaper at other places, so that's something they should work on. Their sashimi's just like the ones I get from most Japanese places so it's nothing special. One time their toro was still frozen when it arrived and on the same night, some of our sashimi was definitely not even as fresh as the ones you get at crappy restaurants like SuiShaYa down the street. That was a big disappointment. Their kitchen food has always been good to me the few times I've ordered bento boxes.

Service: The servers are really nice every time my friends and I go. Sometimes they kind of forget you for a while, so don't drink your tea too quickly or ask for your own pot because they will forget you after you get all your food.

Ambiance: It's a newly renovated place and it looks wonderful. Everything is clean and pretty.

Overall: Food prices are a little steep if you just want good Japanese food in this part of Coquitlam. The rolls have always been amazing to me so I'd go back when I don't mind paying about $10 on average for good maki. Service is good enough and ambiance is just so pretty.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant2991 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Better Before..
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 9:21am [Dine in]

Food: Definitely a lot better a couple of years ago when they had another sashimi guy. You have to pay an extra dollar if you want 6 pieces of sashimi for the lunch all-you-can-eat, which is understandable, but the pieces are half the size of what they used to be. The kitchen food is still alright but sometimes you get cold food when it's supposed to be hot or at least warm and that's just not right.
Service: Again, it was a lot better before. I've noticed that when the old lady was the manager, the servers were nicer, actually talked to you & better looking to boot. Now with that skinny lady being manager, all the servers changed. There are no more young people serving & none of the servers talk to you at all. In fact, they tend to ignore the customers, my friends & I included. We had to ask for our waters at least 4 times after we ran out of tea before we got them. Moreover, no one ever came to refill them & we had to actually go up to the counter and steal a jug of water! Also, when we complained to the manager, she actually looked annoyed & didn't even bother to apologize for her servers' lack of service and attention.
Ambiance: You'd think they would renovate the inside when outside was renovated. The inside is still dim and old. Everything's dingy and the chairs are so gross with stains & the cushions on the chairs don't even feel soft & cushiony anymore; it feels like you're just sitting on a cloth covered wooden chair.
Overall: Thank goodness they're going to move into that smaller building in front of CIBC because they need new everything! I'd say that their food is slightly better than their Metrotown location, considering there about half as much rice in their sushis and rolls as they put in both Metrotown & Richmond locations. However, unless they change managers to someone who can actually train her staff to be useful and efficient, I'm never going back there. The service was just appalling, even if we only paid $10 per person for lunch.

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Bentei Sushi2893 Grandview Highway, Vancouver
Tiny lil place
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:36am [Dine in]

Food was alright. My sister loved their dynamite rolls, but who wouldn't love dynamite rolls, right? nothing really special about their food and I would expect it to be a little cheaper for the quality of sushi they dish out.
Service was nice though. Our server always came back to refill our teas but was never smothering like some other servers.
It's a tiny little sushi place and it felt like one of those tiny little sushi places where they have mass produced chairs that you can get at Costco with some cheap tables.
I would go back if I didn't feel like having McD across the street and they actually had more than two parking stalls, which are always filled up.

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Boston Pizza3025 Lougheed Hwy, #710, Coquitlam
Meh..
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:27am [Dine in]

It's a pretty good restaurant. I usually go there late at night with friends if we want to have a snack or something when everything else is closed in Coquitlam. There's nothing really special about the place. Food is good; service is good; ambiance is good. Every once in a while you might get a bad server but generally they're pretty alright.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Also Dineout Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 1:30am [Dine in]

Maybe the dude before my post went on a bad night or I went on a good night, cuz my experience there was just phenomenal. My seafood chowder, miso halibut and chocolate cake was so yummy. I swear, I could have probably had three more bowls of that chowder and that would have been a good meal for me. The miso halibut was surprisingly good, considering it had a "sweet soy sauce" sauce that I tend not to care for. The rice with the fish was good, but not as great as the one I had at Kingstone Taphouse & Grille but it complimented the fish really well. My booze was really yummy and I probably would have ordered another one if I wasn't such a cheapass and had to drive. The portions of food was unbelievable considering it was a dineout (where most restaurants tend to downsize the portions a bit). My boyfriend had the lobster with steak and the lobster was very delicious. So much so that I almost stole half of the tail while having my fish.
Our server was really nice, friendly, helpful and courteous.
Overall, we were very happy and would definitely go back there for a nice lobster and steak dinner.

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Old Spaghetti Factory4145 Village Green, Whistler
Watery sauce
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 1:22am [Dine in]

I love pasta as much as the next person, but the sauce is VERY important, especially when it's a simple meat sauce. They say that it's made fresh everyday, but I'm not too sure about that. Moreover, the sauce is WAY too watered down to be any good. I had to put so much parmesan cheese on it to "thicken" it up, and even after that, I couldn't really taste anything; not even the cheese. It was a little ridiculous.
The price is really good, considering you get bread, soup or salad with the entree and a scoop of ice cream at the end of your meal. You definitely get what you paid for though: you pay cheap for crappy food.
The service was pretty good. The waitress was pretty friendly and kept our pitchers of water filled, so I was happy with that. I think next time I'll go for a cheap sushi place rather than go back for watered down pasta though.

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Kingston Taphouse & Grille755 Richards Street, Vancouver
/me drools for their rice
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 1:17am [Dine in]

I'm a rice lover and picky about rice as well. I ordered their Salmon entree with the rice. It was sooooooo yummy! I couldn't get enough of the rice. I wish they had given me more of that and I wouldn't have even minded if they gave me less fish just to have more rice! lol
Too bad they were out of their ribs because I wanted to try it. But their Ahi Tuna Spring Rolls were nice. They were a little too cooked for my liking, but I'm a big sashimi eater, so it's subjective.
Service was outstanding. The waitress didn't come over too much and would always come back to refill our waters and see how we were doing without smothering us. She was also uber friendly and helped me pick out a good cocktail to drink. :)
I hate going downtown but this is definitely a place I'd go back to if i ever have to go downtown to eat again.

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Thai Garden555 Clarke Road, #5, Coquitlam
You get what you paid for..
Submitted Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 1:12am [Dine in]

I read the two reviews before mine before going there..I was happy with the food and the service was always polite and courteous. That was just wonderful. However, I kinda wish they had paid a little more attention to us so we didn't have to ask them to refill our waters a few times and forget our rice. Overall, it's pretty good and I'd go there again, especially with the price of the food. You definitely get a good deal with the food and price. But I'd still rather go to Chada Thai for Thai food because the food just tastes richer and more flavourful than Thai Garden. The curry's a little more watery than I'd like and a little less flavourful; however, I'd definitely go back to Thai Garden when money's tight and I want cheapish but decent Thai food. :)

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De Dutch Pannekoek House2748 Lougheed Highway, #200, Port Coquitlam
Pretty good?
Submitted Friday, January 26, 2007 - 5:44pm [Dine in]

The service is nice, and food tastes good. However, the prices are a little steep for breakfast. The portions are good (no leftovers and filling) but I can get bigger portions at the same quality for less if I drive a little further towards Coquitlam Centre. I would go back, but not on a regular basis or I'll be poor in no time, spending that much on breakfast. lol

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
Prices definitely too high, but...
Submitted Friday, January 26, 2007 - 5:39pm [Dine in]

...if you go for their lunch buffet, it's all worth it for $10. The food tastes good, but I've had better up at the Himilayan Cafe up on SFU. There's not as much spices as I would like in their curries (not as flavourful as it can be) but for the lunch buffet, it's pretty good. The naan bread is almost always out, so as soon as you see a batch being carried out, run to it!~

As for dinner, no, I definitely wouldn't go there for dinner again. The food came way too slow and portions too small and not flavourful enough to cost as much as they charge you. It took them literally 45 minutes to bring my friends and I 4 dishes. The server also mislead us to believe that the portions were big, so we didn't order enough. As slow as they were, we were definitely not going to sit for another 45 minutes for a couple more dishes.

But hey, I'd go back for the lunch buffet the next time I'm craving butter chicken with naan bread or rice.

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Tony Roma3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Good, Good
Submitted Friday, January 26, 2007 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

I've been here a few times. It's pretty good. Although a few times the service can be a little faster, when your server is here, they are always nice, friendly and smiling. The food is pretty good as well. I always order the onion loaf because it is just out of this world and I love onion rings. Definitely try the Thai Noodles, or whatever it is that they're called. For $14, you get two skewers of prawns and pasta. SO worth your money. And on Tuesdays, it's All-You-Can-Eat ribs!

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