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Coquitlam Restaurant Reviews
A & W2991 Pinetree Way, #10, Coquitlam
Excellent alternative to expensive sit down breakfast!
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (150 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 12, 2015 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

Came here on a saturday morning. It was busy because of a soccer tournament in th area, But we were served fairly quickly. Had the standard bacon and eggs hasbrowns and toast for a little over $7. Not a super steal like at Amigo Pancake house but cooked well, and fast. Young staff was very polite and I always notice how nice they are at A&Ws to seniors. They really know their regulars and take care of them. One young kid about 17 noticed a regular elderly gentleman standing in line, poured his usual coffee and escorted him out of the line to a table where he waited until the line died down and went up to order. I was really impressed. Give this place a try for breakfast!

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The Buffet at Unlisted2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
A Buffet wantabe
By hungryman of Coquitlam (15 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 2:48pm [Dine in]

We were the first customers at the "New Buffet " at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam. For seniors over 55 years young, you receive a 25% discount from the $11.99 lunch time price. With the two choices of un-made salads, lukewarm lunch entries and packaged made desserts, it's hard to get a decent lunch.
Wednesday was the first day of the Buffet in Coquitlam, so I guess they were having a few opening day
concerns.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House403 North Road, #302, Coquitlam
Wait staff scolds frequent diner for thinking the avocado smoothie doesn't taste as it usually does
By llgvoa of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 2:39am [Dine in]

WOW. This is my first experience EVER of having a wait staff scold me and give me a lecture out loud. because I thought their avocado smoothie tasted weird this night.

I was a frequent diner and I always order the large meatball pho and an avocado smoothie. Always that combo. The food are usually ok, and not so expensive, and they're open til midnight, I eat dinner very late, that's why I kept coming back.

Tonight, I ordered the large pho first. After I ate the pho, I was not that full yet so I decided to order the avocado smoothie. When it arrived, I noticed the color looked off, you know when an opened avocado is exposed to air for too long and it turns brownish? It looked like that. Plus there were small particles in the smoothie, like red bean particles. I told this to my friend and she said maybe I should try it first. So okay, I tried it, I had a sip. It tastes weird. Either the avocado used was not fresh or for some reason a read bean went into the blender with the avocadoes and ruined the smoothie. But it tasted really different than the usual.

So I went to the counter, brought the smoothie and told them politely that I do not want the avocado smoothie anymore because it tastes weird. The other staff took it and said that's fine if I didn't want it.

When I came back to my table, this wait staff lady just approached us and humiliated me in front of everyone in my table and the other tables around us. She started lecturing loudly that next time, if I didn't want something then I should not order it. She kept insisting there's nothing wrong with it, the avocados are fresh. I said, no it doesn't taste right. She said, "no there's nothing wrong with it and you should not waste food". I said, it didn't really taste the usual. She said, "there is nothing wrong with it. Don't order anything if you don't want it. You are wasting food. Don't waste food, It cost us 4 dollars". I said, you know what I'll just pay for it, don't scold me. She didn't stop. Her voice was loud like she wanted to make a scene and humiliate me. She said, no she won't charge me for that but I shouldn't order it if I can't eat it anymore. She pointed to the large empty pho bowl and said if I am going to eat that much then I should not order an avocado smoothie anymore. WOW. Really? You are going to say that to a customer. A customer who always orders the same thing: large pho + avocado smoothie. I know pretty well I can consume it. At this point I was really pissed off, I tried to say I'll just pay for it, she said no, and then lectures me again about how I should not waste food etc etc. The other people are looking at us already but she would not shut up. She had to give her lecture!

Needless to say I AM NOT going back to this place again! She's lucky she was a lot way older than me, and just out of politeness I did not humiliate her back.

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Red Robin3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Will this place just go away already....
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (150 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 9:05am [Dine in]

Hubby wanted to go here because it was close. Lunch time on a weekend restaurant mostly empty. I remember many years ago there was always a line up. Waitress seemed bored and disinterested. Opened the menu and it was the same as last time I was there many years ago. Yawn.

Hubby had a burger that was ok( can u screw up a burger?) few fries and they were cold steak fries and tasteless. Child 10 - had grilled cheese that came cut up in about 10 mini pieces- like she can't handle a whole sandwich. Filled with plastic process cheese- she said it was gross. She ate almost nothing except for the drink which came in a glass with a plastic lid on it like she was 2. Waitress did not ask why it wasn't eaten. Looking for something smallish and healthier - other than. $12 salad. I opted for soup of the day and garlic toast. The soup was corn chowder. Sounded good. What I hot was a bowl of vegetarian chilli precursors. Sautéed onions carrots celery black beans and corn it about a teaspoon of broth with taco seasoning. That wasn't soup - soup is liquid. It was disgusting. I only ate the few tortilla strips on top and again was not asked why I didn't set it. The " garlic toast" were two mini slices of baguette and burned. Just terrible .

This place is way past it's prime and needs to close so that a restaurant from this century can more in.

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Yoko Sushi1001 Austin Ave, Unit F, Coquitlam
Terrible customer service
By katrina1985 of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 26, 2015 - 7:16pm [Take-out]

Just had the worst customer service from Yoko Sushi in Coquitlam. Pick up my order, get home - half of my order is wrong. No big deal. I'm sure if I call them, they will deliver the rest of my order. Clearly... not so much. They basically didn't believe me on the phone, made me bring the entire order back so I couldn't even eat what was correct. When I asked if they could deliver the rest of my order, she said they would have to pay the delivery guy. So that wasn't an option. At this point, I'm hangry AND angry. When I get back to Yoko, I literally have to pick up the roll in my hand to show her that it's not my order because she just keeps looking at the receipt and saying that's what I ordered. At the end of this, they gave me my money back and I had to give the whole order back so I'm still hangry. I won't be back, and she didn't seem too sad to see me leave.
Their sushi is good, but nothing special. I will happily order from the other three sushi restaurants down the street.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar2745 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
Great group lunch
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (69 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2015 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

A dozen of us planned to meet at this Milestone's last Sunday for lunch so we made a reservation for 12:30pm. We only had to wait about ten minutes while they pulled our table together and we were promptly offered drinks.

Everyone ordered off the brunch and lunch menus and everyone seemed to like their selection. Not a gripe in the bunch which is most unusual. The 2 piece cod and frites I had was very good, crispy panko crusted fish with excellent fries. Heard rave reviews about the eggs bennies and Mayan burger.

Took 40 minutes to get our food after ordering but that was to be expected given they wanted to serve us all at the same time, which was appreciated. And settling the cheque was surprisingly easy...kudos to our server.

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Denny's500 Austin Ave, Coquitlam
Favourite Location
By doughgirl of New Westminster (46 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 9:01pm [Dine in]

It is becoming a habit for my husband & me to visit this restaurant's location near Lougheed Town Centre!
We live in New Westminster and can either head to Burnaby or Coquitlam when we want to eat at a "Denny's", but we prefer the Coquitlam location.
We consider Service "Outstanding" because server attention is not only prompt, but super friendly. The dining area is bright and clean. My favourite dish is the blueberry pancakes because it is the only restaurant I have found that makes its pancakes minimally sweet and uses beautiful plump blueberries in the batter that actually pop like blueberries when you bite on them (as opposed to wondering if you are eating pie filling or whether blueberries were even added to the batter). The pancakes come with eggs (made to your liking), potatoes (shredded or wedges), and your choice of bacon or sausage. It is a lot of food for less than $10!!! The price always surprises me because the food volume easily costs $12 or more in other similar Canadian style breakfast restaurants.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House2991 Lougheed Hwy, #62, Coquitlam
Alrite McPho.
By richie_rich of vancouver (49 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 3:15pm [Dine in]

Hello there,
Last wednesday was a hooking up with some buds at this place of which.... one of them works near by as an engineer. Why not...give it shot. Took me a good 35 minutes to reach this place from eastvan via highway 1, exit Gaglardi Way, right on lougheed, left on North Road and straight into a Korean strip mall about a 1/4 way up. Some free parking as I was quite late for our 1230pm lunch.
As I stepped in...the boys were already slurping up rice noodles. One had the usual beef ball and other had flank steak with a helping of spring rolls. I had to raise my hand to get the attention of the waitress. Got the menu...played it safe. I ordered the small No.2 eye round steak with well done flank ($7.50)...only problem...ran out of eye of round which kind of sucked so more flank. Plus a single piece of spring roll ($2.30).
Waited for about 7 minutes for my soup to arrival and the waitress forgot my garnishes...so another minute of waitin. Verdict...rice noodles were a squarer rice noodle than the usual flat ones...had more texture and slightly firmer...it was good. The soup base..mild not salty or MSGed to hell. The flank...nothing special. The spring roll was the Chinese version of the skin with the usual suspect filling...crisp good like the ones at Thai son.
Overall, alright. Would I come again???....Hmmm damn far for pho considering there were tons of pho places in my neck of woods but if I worked or lived in the area...this might be the standard. In fact, Pho 99 has got tons of locations in the subs. I noticed it got busy right after we left at 1:25 pm..construction workers and suits..nice mix of clients.
Thanks for reading.

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Wild Fig, The405 North Rd, Coquitlam
Super Sunday Brunch
By doughgirl of New Westminster (46 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:19pm [Dine in]

Enjoy an elaborate Sunday brunch in an elegant & comfortable setting with friendly hurrying servers? Come try this restaurant inside The Executive Plaza Hotel on North Road just blocks away from Lougheed Town Centre and Lougheed Town Centre SkyTrain Station. My personal favourite item and that is always offered is the mixed berry sauce for the freshly made waffles. Usually warm fish and meat dishes are available as well as a variety of vegetables. My husband & I often have 'dinner' for breakfast/lunch here. A huge selection of breakfast items is available too. Plus plenty of cold foods and a variety of juices, plus coffee & teas to drink.
Food quality and flavouring are usually 'Outstanding'. Bring about $30 per person to this buffet.

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Viva La Pizza608 Clarke Road, Coquitlam
Viva La Pizza is THE place for pizza in Coquitlam!
By kwoolf of Burnaby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:54am [Take-out]

I regularly purchase pizza at VLP. My wife and I love their Gourmet Vegetarian and my son is addicted to the Super Cheesy Pepperoni. The best part of the place is the nice couple who run it. Very friendly and accommodating. We like the dough balls they use in place of the centre plastic "table" meant to keep the middle of the pizza off the underside of the box. This is the old Bella Pizza and has maintained that companies menu (plus some new items).

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
I want it to be better
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (150 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 8:14pm [Dine in]

Reservations were honoured on time. Service was pushy. Felt all night like they were just trying to get us out. But waitress was still nice. Lighting was sketchy and went up and down. Alcohol prices were reasonable.

Saganaki good but expensive at $10. Fried zucchini not that good. No free pop refills even for designated drivers - very poor policy. Spanakopita was ok but very minty. Prawns were very good and juicy. Lots of pita and tzatziki. Calamari was huge portion and chicken good. Got lots of rice and potatoes but both were flavourless. Ek mek was homemade but not to my taste - texture problem. All in all better than taverna greka but just a carb fest

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Roo's Pub2962 Christmas Way, Coquitlam
Closing soon.......?
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (150 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 9:57am [Dine in]

We come here sometimes after work. Most places have good happy hour specials. They have no drink specials and only a few menu items are 1/2 price. Fish tacos are ok for 1/2 price with high liner fish in it. Artichoke dip was bland and unappetizing. Wings are really good when they are "on" and ok when not.
Waitresses are ok but a bit pushy. The blond one looks like a " dirty librarian".

The place is rarely busy. We walked in one sunny day after work at like 4:30 and you would expect the place full of the after work crowd. Nope. One couple in their 40s and that's it. There was more staff than customers. The had a sign up that said children were welcome until 9 pm but that came down after a couple of weeks. One waitress said the regulars didn't like kids in there. We'll I still don't see kids or regulars in there. Not a super vibe.

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Insadong Korean Restaurant403 North Road, #301, Coquitlam
Special 17th Bday dinner was NOT so special afterall...
By food delite of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:35pm [Dine in]

We were really excited to try authentic Korean BBQ and celebrate my daughter's 17th Bday dinner at Insadong.

We made reservations and was seated at a table which had a bbq on one side only.

We had a birthday cake and they didn't have room to keep in a refrigerator while we ate dinner, the cake sat beside us on a chair.

The waitress took our order and was not friendly or helpful with suggestions. She was very short and rude. We told her one of the kids has a shellfish allergy so to omit the mussels and prawns from our BBQ combo order

We received side dishes and when I asked for more lettuce and condiments for the lettuce wrap, she said its on the table. There were 6 of us and she gave us 2 settings of lettuce and condiments.

When our BBQ meat combo arrived, it had the mussels and prawns on the platter. We politely reminded her of the allergy and she said the kitchen forgot her order and just removed the platter.

Usually our rice arrives with the BBQ, but we finished cooking the ribs and had to waive down a waiter to get our rice, which was plopped on the table as they walked briskly by.

There were other servers who where delivering items to our table and literally just plopped it on the corner closest to the walkway without even telling us what it was. When we requested more tea or replenish side dishes, they would walk by and plop it on the table without even breaking their stride. This may be efficient, but it made the service so impersonal and the experience was a big fat "0" for me and my family.

The cost for this dinner without any alcohol was $25/person plus tip. I would get better service at a hotdog stand and not have have all my clothes cleaned and shower right away to get the BBQ smoke smell out.

I would not recommend this restaurant if you want service or a good dining experience.

The only time a server smiled at me was when I was paying the bill asking me how my dinner was... A bit too late for service. I still tipped out of courtesy but if it was up to me, tips need to be earned. The servers didn't earn a penny of the tip I left, I left it for the kitchen.

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Golden Boot, The1028 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam
we need more local spots like this....
By Italian-guy of Downtown&Burnaby (60 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 23, 2015 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

Unpretentious...honest cooking with great value.
We came here Saturday night with friends, this place takes reservations which is great because it is busy!
When we walked in our table wasn't quite ready so we watched the open kitchen...are they making their own tortellini!? YES!! and apparently all the pasta and sauces are scratch made...wow!
Our table had pizzas an appy and a gnocchi. The pizzas were as good as any of the trendoid pizzerias but at a much more reasonable cost and frankly better than some highly regarded placed (Ahem Campanioglo!)
The gnocchi were awesome and a huge serving, in fact out of 3 pizzas we ended up bagging a whole one (mixed pieces) for home, ditto for the gnocchi. Peroni beer on tap ice cold and reasonably priced, a great and not expensive (relatively speaking) wine list round out the food/drinks. The staff and service are amazing, when we got there it was hopping but the service was focused and efficient, a nice change form the norm. The ambiance is neighborhood chic and comfy.
Love this place....definitely will be back!

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Montana's Cookhouse2929 Barnet Hwy, #1046, Coquitlam
Bad wings, sub par ribs.
By pc7999 of Burnaby (48 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:26pm [Dine in]

Went with a group of friends last week. Ordered their rib and wings combo with yam fries and corn bread.

The best part of the meal is actually the corn bread. Yam fries is decent. The bbq sauce is pretty good but the rib is dry. No fall off the bone meat here, actually need to work the knife to get the meat off.

The wings are bad. So so bad. Twice battered actually means twice fried! Therefore the batter is hard. Such a shame cause the flavour is decent.

I would avoid this restaurant and take my money elsewhere.

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Moa Box Restaurant2973 Glen Dr, #105, Coquitlam
Good take out Sushi
By Tombank of Coquitlam Centre (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2015 - 3:04pm [Take-out]

i don't usually review the restaurant...but not this time...

It's a very small restaurant and I think can only seat 8 people. So when i first stepped in, there were a few other people following behind us. This place functions by ordering first and then seating yourself .Since it was my first time, I wasn't sure what to get, so I asked the cashier .he was saying try bibimbap..and dynamite combo......... so..I decided to go for a rice bowl(bibimbap) and sushi combo...it was good choice..
this is small restaurant but food is big and taste so good....and price is very reasonable.
this will be my favorite take out spot..

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Sushi Oyama3055 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
love it
By anikathompson687 of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 7:51pm [Dine in]

i love the food in this place, i can see it has gone a lot better over the years and now i can see all the money and effort the owner has put in. i love the food, the service and the ambience. its great to see restaurants like this become an amazin place. its gonna get far if it keeps going like this

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Sushi Oyama3055 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
Exceptional. Since 2012, I've done a 180 on this place. It's hot.
By Lobo47 of Burnaby (18 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 5:32pm [Dine in]

Exceptional, ever time, after 100 lunches.

To put things in context, order the Nigiri Sushi or Sushimi sushi lunch boxes. They might be $10, but you'll get an amazing, professional, fresh, prime cuts of salmon and tuna, colorful interesting lunch. The quantity is almost too much. It's just awesome. After you do that we'll talk.

Today, I realized I wrote a bad review for this place in 2012 and should have updated / corrected it a lot earlier. Have been there 100+ times in last 2 years, (once, twice a week), and it's always the best. There is no better.

The two young girls working the floor are great. No attitude, they're fast, friendly, mind their own business and do what you want them to do. Take care of my lunch. I give the owner credit for choosing and training his staff well.

Three sushi chefs behind the counter. Young guys making art out of the freshest of ingredients. Thank you for many, many great lunches.

Decor? Interior? No fooling around, it's beautiful. Fire, water, stone, - the owner invested a lot of money to build a great restaurant.

My apologies for not writing a great review sooner. You have my best wishes for the future. Thank you.

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Browns Socialhouse2950 Glen Drive, Unit 120, Coquitlam
I have no complaints
By mmmmgood of maple ridge BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 5:21pm [Dine in]

went for lunch just before Christmas with a friend, and have been to a few different locations previous. Our waitress was friendly,but I think pretty new. Social Lager and Social wine is a great price if you arent into pretentious prices when looking for a simple drink to do with lunch. I had the fish tacos,which I always find on point. My dining companion had the shrimp pesto pizza with little complaint. They were a little understaffed and the waitress had a big party after us,but we werent in hurry. However, the manager came to us to get a drink order and comp'ed our drinks apologizing for the wait. I found that to be very genuine in concern, as we weren't complaining or demanding any special treatment. It made me feel valued as a guest in the restaurant. I know this chain tends to get busy, but my last two visits to his particular location have always been consistent food wise. Its a nice change to a pub

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Horrible service, horrible take out, don't bother
By ND of Coquitlam, B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:33pm [Take-out]

We have a young family and haven't been able to enjoy dinners out as much as we used to so order in/take out on special nites. One of my favs is Greek food. Unlucky for us, this is one of the only half decent Greek food places close by so are quite busy. The food is good, not fantastic, but good, the portions and prices are also good, not fantastic but good.

TAKE OUT SUCKS. They have no desire to cater to or expand their take out business. Your a second class customer and treated as such. Don't bother trying to order from them on Thursday Friday Saturday or Sunday, which are usually the nites you would want to treat yourself with take out. They are a busy location and couldn't be bothered to get the phone. They only have one line so you have to keep calling for at least 20 or more minutes straight. I've given up after 30 min of continuously trying before.

If your one of the lucky ones to get through, they immediately put you on hold or put the phone down and walk away. I was even told last weekend that they weren't accepting take out orders because they were to busy. How ridiculous, must be nice to be so busy that you don't care, turn down business and orders and leave money on the table. This after 20 min of trying to get through.

Tonite I thought I'd try again, it's a Tuesday nite so should be safe no? Was so excited to hear it ring and then Bam! a loud fax machine in my ear. Who would have the fax machine on the only # into the restaurant? I give up.

My only hope is that a Greek restaurant remotely good opens up within the area, given the crappy service at My Greek I'd be more than happy to take my business, and anyone else's I know, over to it.

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