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New Westminster Restaurant Reviews
Pizza Garden800 Carnarvon St, #255, New Westminster
The BEST Pizza in New Westminster
By ErinLauren of North Delta, B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

Just did a lunch pick up here. Super fresh... crust is light and amazing. Generous toppings. Quick service. And make sure you try some of the self serve garlic sauce! PHENOMINAL. 2 slices for 5 bux after tax is a no brainer for a quick lunch!

You must try this place! You will thank me!

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Fresh Slice417 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster
"Fresh" is not the word I would use to describe this restaurant
By ErinLauren of North Delta, B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:14am [Take-out]

Came in for a quick lunch take out. 2 pieces and a pop for $5.25. Got one Pesto/Cheese and the other was like Veggie with Sausage. Both pretty much cold. Crust dried out. It was obvious that none of it was fresh. Looked over at the oven to see if something fresh was coming out and I would wait... no dice. Meh lunch. NOT Fresh... probably wont be back. #pizzagardenforlife

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Donair Town485 E Columbia Street, #120, New Westminster
The Most AMAZING Donair in New Westminster
By ErinLauren of North Delta, B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:25am [Take-out]

I dont even know where to start. Super clean establishment. Staff is just so courteous and actually care about how the food is produced and presented. Imagine crisp fries on the bottom and then covered in garlic sauce... then a MOUND of chicken, then sprinkled with onion and this amazing mixture of parsley and tomatoes and then another sauce and hot sauce if you like! TO DIE FOR PEOPLE! Order the Chicken Fries!

As for DONAIRS... AMAZING! Chicken, Beef... all tremendous! No added charge for feta even.

You have to try this place! I promise you will love it!

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Ikoi Sushi450 E Columbia St, #105, New Westminster
A big favourite of ours for Japanese food dining!!
By 3amigos of Burnaby (50 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 9:17am [Dine in]

Ikoi is one of our favourite go to places for a Japanese food dining experience. We returned for dinner recently, arriving a few minutes after it opening time of 4 pm. A nice bonus when dining there, there’s free parking available in the lot.

Food and service:  as has always been our experience there, the Chef performed his 'magic' with the food preparations and presentations, and service was so friendly and accommodating - here's what we (as threesome) ordered, shared, and enjoyed this time:

— spicy agedashi tofu — ika sugatayaki (sliced, bbq whole squid — prawns tempura — assorted sashimi — roll combo (dynamite, California, and BC (salmon) rolls — kaki fry (deep-fried oysters) — chicken yakisoba —  unlimited, hot green tea (provided, at no extra charge). With the exception of the yakisoba, these were all dishes we have ordered and enjoyed at previous dinings there

Nice presentations, and very well-made preparations. The tofu was delicious, so sweet & creamy, with just the right amount of hot & spicy sauce — daughter and I were looking forward to the squid, and this tender & tasty preparation sure did not disappoint — Mom sure enjoyed the prawns tempura and deep-fried oysters - they were ordered mostly for her, and the preparations were right on (daughter and I confirmed that with a taste or two) — the rolls were fantastic - thin rice coverings and tasty, quality ingredients - major yum — the sashimi was for daughter and I - it was served at the perfect temperature, and so fresh-tasting — the yakisoba was a small touch disappointing - the chicken was tender & juicy, noodles nicely cooked, the preparation though, was a little oily, and just seemed to lack the distinctive flavour & taste we've been used to with other yakisoba preparations (a very small criticism though, as we did not leave anything on the plate to return to the kitchen).

Once again, our dining experience at Ikoi Sushi proved why it has become such a favourite of ours.  It's a small, local neighbourhood, Japanese family-owned and operated restaurant, and these nice people have been putting it all together so consistantly-well since they opened a few years ago.  And good on them for their much-appreciated efforts!!

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Taverna Greka Waterfront Restaurant326 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tasty Greek fare and great view - a much-enjoyed lunch experience!!
By 3amigos of Burnaby (50 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:41am [Dine in]

The usual “early-birds” when my lady and I dine out for lunch, we arrived at the restaurant shortly after it opened at 11am.

We received friendly, welcome greetings upon entering, and were shown to a window table, about mid-restaurant in location, so had very commanding upriver and downriver views of the Fraser River, and sights (and sounds) of the various activities taking place on the River itself, and adjacent waterfront areas. With clear, bright and sunny weather on-the-go at the time, it was a quite spectacular setting for our lunch.

Service to our table was prompt, helpful (especially with a few questions we had re: lunch menu offerings), and very pleasant throughout our stay.

We ordered and shared a lunch platter for two — which came with starters of pita bread, tzatziki (yogurt w/garlic and cucumber), and Greek salad — and the platter, with two portions each of lamb souvlaki (pieces of lamb on skewers), spanakopita (spinach wrap, asked for, to replace the tyropita, cheese wrap, as listed on the menu for this platter), soutzoukia (meatballs), roasted potatoes, and rice. And I ordered a pint of Steal & Oak amber ale, to enjoy with my starter.

Everything looked so good, and we were treated to some fine food preparations. From our initial tastes of the starters (fresh ’cool’ salad, soft-textured pita bread, and ‘zippy’ tzatziki), through to last tastes of the main platter offerings (everything so well-prepared - lamb tender and flavourful, wrap lightly-crispy outside, spinach and other stuff, moist inside, yummy-spiced meatballs, roasted potatoes, and that wonderful rice), we found the distinctive flavours and tastes truly-captured our senses.

With the good food and service, nice ambiance, and wonderful view, our lunch dining experience was definitely “as good as it gets” for us!!

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Rivers Reach Pub320 6th St., New Westminster
Early-lunch, pub-style, worked well for us!!
By 3amigos of Burnaby (50 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:26am [Dine in]

Daughter and I were in New Westminster on business one morning recently.  I offered to treat to lunch - we decided a pub lunch would/could be fun.  She recommended the River's Reach - it was handy, our timing was 'right', it was 11:20 am, open, and yea, found a parking space on the street, right there, on the side.  

I really liked the "look and feel" of the place -- nice spacing of table arrangements, with almost separated areas, and different types of seating (standard tables and chairs, high tables and stools, etc.).  We chose a (standard-type) table, at the front side of the restaurant, near the back.      

I ordered a pint of Rickard's Red draft (they're Tuesday 'special'), and clubhouse sandwich (on toasted white bread, came w/turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato), and fries -- daughter (the driver) opted for ice water, and a large baked lasagna (came w/mozzarella cheese, and meat sauce, and at her request, some pineapple), and garlic toast.

Friendly, accommodating service, with some rather fine-looking food presentations, and tasty, well-made preparations.  She enjoyed her lasagna (leaving a little to go back home for later), and I sure enjoyed my sandwich (leaving nothing to go back to the kitchen, or away with me).  

This was a first time visit for me, and based on the dining experience, we made a fine decision, and I was most happy with daughter's choice of venue.

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IT Char Burger800 McBride Blvd, #29, New Westminster
Tasty burgers and great fries for breakfast!!
By 3amigos of Burnaby (50 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:41am [Dine in]

In New Westminster one morning for medical appointments, and had time to kill between tests, so headed over to Royal Square Mall to check out the burgers at IT Char Burger. We (threesome) arrived at the Mall about 9:30 am.

The ‘restaurant’ (food-court stall) is located inside and way at the very back of the Mall — we parked near the Mall’s main entrance, and entered there. Note: if you wish to skip the walk inside the Mall, the restaurant itself is most-easily/readily accessible via a side entrance to the Mall located right by the entrance to Safeway.

I asked the owner if it was too early to order burgers - “No, I can make you burgers.” - was his reply, and what we wanted to hear. So we were good to go!

At this still rather early time of day, their signature burger (IT char burger) looked way too big for the time, and our appetites, so with a helpful recommendation from the owner, we opted for smaller single meat patty burgers, and ordered three cheeseburgers, but via the lunch ‘combo’ (i.e., with fries & drink), so that we could taste what was anticipated to be some great fries.

Our food came out of the kitchen totally made-to-order. The burgers well-made - buns toasted, the inside ingredients plentiful, fresh, tasty, and juicy — definitely requiring a couple of napkins to fully-enjoy!! The fries were great, and all they have been cracked up to be — lightly-battered and seasoned, and cooked perfectly.

It was a fun dining experience. Food-court burgers and fries for breakfast, certainly far from our usual fare to start the day, but for this day, a rather nice, tasty, and much-enjoyed treat. A cool little place, and based on our initial taste, very capable of serving up some rather well-prepared food stuff.

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Old Spaghetti Factory50 8th Street, New Westminster
A fun lunch in New Westminster.
By 3amigos of Burnaby (50 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:31am [Dine in]

After completing a couple of appointments in New Westminster, The Old Spaghetti Factory was picked as the spot for lunch. We (senior couple & daughter) arrived just before the restaurant opened at 11:30 am - and once inside, chose booth seating along an inside wall. Despite the restaurant’s familiar location, for such a long time, this was a first time dining experience.

We found the ambiance inside to be ‘fun’ colourful, cheerful, and decorative — providing a nice ‘sync’ with our moods of the day. Table service was friendly, personal, and attentive throughout our stay. When asked if we wished anything to drink, daughter surprised us, and ordered sangrias (their ’classic red’ was chosen) — a nice treat, and cool start to our meals!

Entree selections were made from the list of - ‘it’s all included’ Lunch Specials: for Mom: lasagna, with green salad, hot tea, and spumoni ice cream — for daughter: pasta & greens - baked spaghetti w/meat sauce, and caesar salad, minestrone soup, spumoni ice cream, and coffee — for me: chicken clubhouse sandwich, green salad, and spumoni ice cream. The dishes were nicely-presented, portions very generously-sized, and foods & beverages decently-prepared.

Our first dining experience at The Old Spaghetti Factory was fun — we really enjoyed the atmosphere and surroundings within the restaurant, service provided was great, and the food a solid ‘ok’.

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Shawarma Corner629 Columbia St., New Westminster
Very nice new shawarma place just opened in new west
By iknowwhatsgood of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 12:20pm [Dine in]

Went here a few nights ago with my son and had a great falafel for about $9. That comes with a drink as well. Easily the largest falafel sandwich I have had in a long while. Was a bit different flavour then your normal shawarma / donair place, and when i asked he said that it was because he was from iraq and thats the iraqi way to cook falafel. I rather enjoyed it, however it was a bit bland and lighter tasting compared to the spicier turkish variety. I recommend hot sauce if you like a spicy peppery taste. The patties were home made and gigantic and fried up FRESH, which is somewhat rare in many so called falafel places that just use a microwave to reheat previously made patties (spew). Another nice touch was that they panini press all the pita wraps so it ends up being nice and hot, with the bread softened to make for a more enjoyable mouth feel. Toppings were pretty standard with cheese being a $0.50 add on that i probably should have got. They also sell things like a humus plate for around $5, tatziki plate, a giant plate of fries for the same price, and some $8 salads that looked delicious. They have sweets as well with the normal baklava type walnut and pistachio options.

All and all, extremely good value, the meat donairs (several meats available and BBQ chicken too) all looked over flowing with meat. Two sizes, a $6 and a $9 size, both come with a drink.

I will be back there, next time I am in new west, as they have some sort of eggplant salad that i am really keen on trying. Restaurant is brand new apparently as per google reviews, and as such extremely nice and clean inside. Large bathroom (just one though), with changing table is a nice touch. There are aprox 15 seats inside the restaurant and a few outside. Was also one of the few restaurants open on a friday night in new west, a city which seems to go to bed around 8pm.

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Gino's Restaurant431 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Unacceptable
By eating good food of Vancouver (130 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

Came here a few years ago with a friend of mine and we had VERY good food. The fettucini alfredo I ordered was fantastic (had a review, but that's probably gone now)

We came back last week; and it was really a 360 degree turn. They had a pasta special buy 2 for $20 which we thought was a good deal. I ordered fettucini alfredo; and my friend ordered lasagne....

Instead of bringing my friend lasange; they brought her spaghetti.....and my fettucini had no alfredo sauce, but was covered with oil. I had to ask them to give me alfredo sauce.....when they actually did my dish tasted really good.

I don't know; screwed up on my friends order....didn't put alfredo sauce when they should had and only did it when I asked. What did we get for compensation? NOTHING.....Not even an apology.

Might give them one more try down the road, but BEWARE!!!!!!

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Sushi Tang546 6th Street, New Westminster
Sadly, not very good at all
By Geezlooeez of Vancovuer BC Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, November 25, 2016 - 7:14pm [Take-out]

A coworker of mine swore by this place, he really liked the food and something else he valued greatly was how they recognized him and knew what he wanted to order. I'm not a regular and don't want or need that, but I have had some things from here before and it was okay.

But not today. I had the Cali-box and some edamame.

- Edamame - while the portion was quite generous, they weren't very good. I can't put my finger on exactly what was wrong, they tasted just off somehow - perhaps old, not fresh? I've had frozen edemame that were far better-tasting than these. These also had absolutely no seasoning whatsoever. Found a packet of salt in my desk, thank heavens, which made them edible. Just barely.
- Miso - I really enjoy miso and I like salt, but the miso was so overly salty I I simply could not drink it and had to throw it out
- Tempura - 3 pieces of the tempura were good, but the rest were awful - very greasy, soggy and limp. There was no dipping sauce for the tempura, either.
- California roll - I needed a magnifying glass to find the avocado. I think there might have been a smear on the inside of the nori. They were pretty chintzyon the cucumber too, and the rice wasn't especially tasty, either, just didn't seem...fresh.
- Sashimi - fans of wasabi would have been disappointed, there was no customary dot of wasabi underneath on any of them.
- Koroke - the half piece was okay
- Salad - good, I liked the dressing. Too bad there wan't more salad as it was really the only thing I enjoyed

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Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
Avoid this place!
By coconut of New Westminster, BC (17 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 8, 2016 - 3:43pm [Dine in]

The diner is very basic and simple. The service was really bad. He was poorly dressed and didn't look very well groomed. His attitude was unfriendly and border-line rude.

I had their Wun Tun soup, which at the time of eating it... tasted okay. Unfortunately, later in the evening after getting back home, I had to stay close to the washroom. The soup was bad.

I looked up the latest Fraserhealth Inspection Report (http://www.healthspace.ca/Clients/FHA/FHA_Website.nsf/0/A8208E50CA7DD63A88258005006E9936?OpenDocument) and saw the folllowing...

Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces not properly washed and sanitized
Adequate handwashing stations not available for employee
Food not protected from contamination
Food not thawed in an acceptable manner
Conditions observed that may allow entrance/harbouring/breeding of pests
Food premises not maintained in a sanitary condition

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Banh Mi Bar722 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
Great Vietnamese Subs!!!
By coconut of New Westminster, BC (17 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 8, 2016 - 3:22pm [Take-out]

Great Vietnamese Subs and affordable prices... all under $5. Service is friendly! Ideally located close to the New Westminster skytrain station and Douglas College.

The place just recently opened up. Been there many times now and will definitely continue to be a repeat customer. Glad to see quality restuarants like this opening up in New Westminster!

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Longtail Kitchen810 Quayside Drive, #116, New Westminster
So long(tail), farewell, it wasn't worth the trip
By honorberry of kits, vancouver (43 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

Longtail has been on my list of 'must-try' for a while and perhaps perusing the website had boosted my expectations higher than they should have been.

Whilst I wasn't disappointed with the flavours, I was with the portion size, and cost. I half expected the prices to be on par with Granville Island or Lonsdale but they were closer to fine dining without the service and ambiance.

Ordered a pad Thai with prawns - flavours and texture meshed well. The three prawns were just three prawns and well I wanted more. Considering it cost $12, and you're eating out of a paper container, I don't think it's too much to ask for. We also had the roti with peanut sauce for $5, not bad, peanut sauce was better than anticipated. I think I would have enjoyed it more had I not seen the same person taking my cash, then immediately touching the roti to fry.... Wings were good and the tea from the tea is pretty good.

The skinny on this place: great flavours, small portions, high price.

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Stefanos Restaurant315 Columbia St, New Westminster
Terrible service. Tip included in bill.
By Carterboy of Langley B C (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:09pm [Dine in]

Worst service of any restaurant I have ever been to. Server was horrible but tip was included so she did not have to come by. Food was great but service was non existant. Didn't even bother to take desert order. Found server in back to get bill.

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Greens and Beans Deli143 E Columbia St, New Westminster
A wonderful place
By Nighthawk of Delta [Ladner] (22 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:00am [Dine in]

It's hard for me to be objective because aside from providing great food at a great price in a modest but wonderfully comforting atmospher the owners have their hearts in the right place as they truly feed the hungry and clothe the poor in the way of the generousity they extend to the indigent street people. Eating there will always be satisfying to both the stomach and the heart not to mention the wallet. As well where else can your meal be delivered to your table via electric train complete with whistle?

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
Real Deal Mexican!!
By richie_rich of vancouver (49 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 1, 2016 - 5:45am [Dine in]

Hello there,

Well, its my turn again to head out to New West for some culinary eats. My buddy decided on this place as he and his wife have been here several times before. I have to admit I was skeptical as my usually stomping ground for tacos was on cambie and broadway. New West and Mexican food???Huh?? Anyways, we decided on lunch wednesday . Parking is basically everywhere...paid parking on 6th Street or on the side streets. I was lucky to find a 1 hour free spot on a side street.

The restaurant looked pretty small as I was walking in to find out they actually did renos and expanded to the store next door. My buddy and his wife were already seated and waited for me.... ambiance...look good....solid wooden chairs and tables with splashes of bright colors on the walls. Checking out the menu I decided on the Ceviche ($7) and 4 different tacos: 2 Al pastors, 1 Camaron and 1 Pescado ($2.50 each) plus a pop ($2). My buddy and his wife got the Pozole Rojo soup ($10) , Carne Asada ($13) and chicken Flautas($11) house platters with two glasses of ice water. The waitress was friendly but her English was okay but the good thing was my buddy's wife spoke fluent Spanish!! Thank Goodness!!

In no time...we were served a complimentary bowl of pastel colored tortilla chips with squeeze bottled red and green salsa. The chips were standard but the salsas were the stand outs...flavorful with or without a bit of heat.In about 10 minutes, I got my ceviche with chips and they got the big bowl of Pozole. The Ceviche was quite tasty!!! The combination of diced basa fish in lime juice (the acid cooks the fish) with a mixture of cilantro, onions, tomatoes and avocado was a treat in my mouth. The best??? No but a good second. The best I ever had was at my old work place where another buddy of mine made it in house...used top notch ingredients: diced halibut, scallops and cooked shrimp.. same mixture but cucumbers instead of avocados.

The main attractions arrived just a bit later. The tacos....seems strange..... only one soft tortilla usually there are two. Anyways rather than bitch about it...eat man!! The al pastors (marinated pork, diced onions, cilantro and pineapple tibbits) were very good...good meaty favor with a touch of sweetness. Usually my GOTO taco. The camaron taco ( garlicky shrimp, celery, onions, cilantro, and melted cheese) was a combination of sweetness, crunch and creamness in my mouth....that was also very good . But the piece de resistance was the pescado taco ( garlicky fish fillet, celery, onions, cilantro and melted cheese)..this thing just melted in my mouth...this one was excellent.

All in all a very good meal. I asked them about their selections....they said very good as well. My buddy was stuffed....he barely finished his carne asada platter (grilled sirloin steak with side of rice pilaf, refried beans pico de gallo and 3 corn tortillas). His wife gave me a piece of the chicken flautas( 4 corn tortillas rolled with shredded chicken,then deep fried. Topped with cheese, tomato, onion, cilantro ,guacamole and sour cream with an addition of salsa roja)...its very good...chicken was tender, tortilla was crisp and saucy..the blend of topping just took it over the top. So for some real authentic Mexican food...stop here..of all the places..New West..GO FIGURE?? Thanks for reading!!

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Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
don't do it...
By knowmytaste of surrey (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 9:50pm [Dine in]

We went to Hon's at the opening of their business day at 11:00. There was one other person there.
We ordered the beef slices with chow mein. Other diners starting coming in and ordered. We sat there and
and waited for our food. People ate and left. Finally, at about 11:35, we got our order.

Food was absolutely terrible and not edible. I am not a picky eater but the noodles tasted like it was
plastic & the meat was very chewy & tough.

Needless to say, we will never set in this location again. It used to be ok.

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Angelina's960 Quayside Drive, #115, New Westminster
Good place if you're okay with line-ups
By coconut of New Westminster, BC (17 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 8:42pm [Dine in]

In general, I like this place. Staff are always friendly and food is delicious. I love the coffee there! That being said, the prices on the menu have increased a few times since Angelina sold the restaurant to the new owner.

I would still go if it wasn't for the line-ups on the weekends. They don't take reservations... I hate waiting in line-ups for any longer than 10 minutes, so as a result I usually end up going to the De Dutch Pannekoek House instead. With the prices going up at Angelina's, it's pretty close to the prices at De Dutch, but without the line-ups.

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Chan's Garden441 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
It's gone downhill...
By coconut of New Westminster, BC (17 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 7:16pm [Delivery]

I reviewed this restuarant back in January, 2015, and I had nothing but good things to say about this place. Unfortunately, since then the quality of the food went downhill. I'm not sure if they changed cooks in the restaurant or what, but I've stopped ording chinese food from this place as a result.

I have not discovered any other chinese restaurants in New West that are worth going back to. If I want decent chinese food, I have to make a trip into Vancouver.

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