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New Westminster Restaurant Reviews
New West Wonton House441 12th Street, New Westminster
Best chines food in new westminster great prices I was shocked how good
By Aprilalexandra of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 2:10am [Dine in]

It might not be the greatest location but why does that stop ppl or make ppl Jude it's a diamond in the ruff. I ordered 5 dishes that weights about 10 pounds literally was worried because of these other judjemental ppl who don't no good food obviously it was not only delicious but there was enough to feed at least 6 ppl but ordered for 2 only :) I had minced beef with toffu, wonton soup, hot and sour soup, broccoli with prawns and barbeque fried rice it was all delicious and il have leftovers... So take my word and not these other ppl trust me I'm picky give this place a try good for takeout to they give 10% off pickup and free spring rolls :) thanks for reading :)

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Chan's Garden441 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
FINALLY! Great Chinese in New Westminster! THRILLED!
By ErinLauren of North Delta, B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 18, 2013 - 2:17pm [Take-out]

FINALLY! Have worked in New West for years and could never find GREAT Chinese. No offense to Manchu Wok in the mall, but this place is AMAZING. I just got back from picking up a Combo F. 6 HUGE Deep Fried Prawns (with probably the best dipping sauce I have ever had!) Pork Fried Rice and Ginger Beef. OUTSTANDING. I have finished my lunch and have enough for my kids to have a snack when I get home! For just over 10 dollars this was fantastic. Staff are all very pleasant. Restaurant is very clean. Great EAT IN ONLY lunch specials that are Reeeeeally well priced! And they come with soup! INCLUDED!

I will be back and so will other members of my staff that have tried mine!

I wish Chan's Garden tons of luck! I cant wait to try some other things on the menu! Happy Friday!

PS: I added a photo for you to see!

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Old Spaghetti Factory50 8th Street, New Westminster
Fails, yet again.
By poorestoliver of Vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 5:37pm [Dine in]

We have returned here time and time again hoping the last experiences were the exceptions and not the norm and with each new visit, comes new disspointment. First off, the bread is always terrible. You cut the bread with the tiny little knife they give you and the bread squishes down to the cutting board, never to rise again. The bread tastes like it was made with little effort at all and is bland. The prices are expensive. The pasta sauce is lame. It is boring and basically tastes just like blended tomatoes heated on the stove. The mushrooms are directly out of the can and the garlic is not the real kind of garlic and is probably garlic paste.The waitress was freindly and that is about all. It is such a shame. Such a long term restaurant and a lower mainlain icon has never found itself and stumbles along year after to year after year relying solely on tourists and an older crowd that does not know any better. I am surprised they can even exist anymore. The place has potential but it no where near to achieving its potential.

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Wild Rice810 Quayside Drive, #122, New Westminster
It's just great food!
By danj79 of New West (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 9:02pm [Dine in]

I've eaten here about a dozen times including taking one of their cooking courses (which I highly recommend by the way!). This place may be a bit much for New West to swallow. Great tasting, high quality, slightly edgy food. I'm always left with a good taste in my mouth both literally and figuratively. An open kitchen, great smells, super friendly staff. To top it off, the ingredients are sourced responsibly. Eat here if you like good food. This is the real thing!

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Taverna Greka Waterfront Restaurant326 Columbia Street, New Westminster
NYE at Taverna Greka
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 8:10pm [Dine in]

I called about 5 days in advance to make reservations. i always think everywhere will be packe don NYE. I was told they were having 2 seatings. 4-8 and after 8. One might assume that after 8 meant there would be ferstivities especially since they wer having "seatings". Made reservations for 8. We arrived a party of 4 and the place was deader than a regular Saturday night. The whole row by the windows was full but the rest of the restuaurant was empty.

Waitress was nice enough. Could have made more of an effort on NYE though I thought. Sangria was not avaiable by the glass or less than 1/2 a picher. I don't know why? Perhaps the bar tender can't divide.

Deep fried zucchini was very greasy, not good and extremety overpriced at $7.50. Homous was good, lots of garlic and chopped onion on top, but only came with ONE piece of pita. It was also a very small portion.

Spanikotpita was very good as usual and not too badly priced as a platter. Prawn souvlaki was VERY overpriced at $21! That's more than I've paid anywhere and it was good by not spectacular. The rice was nice and the potatoes were amazing as always. Caesar salad average and the Greek salad was AWFUL. The tomatoes were mealy (try grape tomatoes at this time of year Chef) and the dressing and cheese tasted bad, like there was something off.

A very small child had a Shirley Temple and they served this HUGE almost pint sized glass of it to her and she couldn't drink most of it. We were charged $4 for that. Not too impressed.

What really surprised me was that the place was basically shutting down at 9:30! There was no entertainment, not belly dancers nothing! On NYE. Weird.

Not a sepcial night at all, but it would have been fine for a regualr weekday.

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Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine628 6th Avenue, #103, New Westminster
The Wait Wasn't Worth It
By diner40 of Vancouver (95 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 2:25pm [Dine in]

My dining partner and I have wanted to dine here for awhile now but for one reason or another never made it until just this past Friday. As it turns out , should have held off on the visit even longer.

We were greeted and seated immediately upon our arrival by some friendly and efficient staff members. The one guy who topped up our water glasses and watched over use for most of our visit was the manager I believe. He was very good and in fact the service was solid all the way around, the food extremely mediocre.

We ordered the the Kung Pao Chicken and another dish that sounded very good on the menu but was little more than those pub style deep fried pork ribs you can purchase at any bar/pub. On the menu it was described as pork chops with chilies. Very disappointing and the portion size was very suspect.

As for the Kung Pao Chicken there seemed to be more Pao than actual chicken. The dish came with a very dark sauce, few veggies mixed in and not nearly enough cashews.

The Gado Gado salad was very disappointing. I have come to love this dish thanks to the way they make it at Tropika. In my opinion the best Gado Gado Salad going out there.
Tamarind Hill's version was puny, tasteless and pretty much a waste of money.

All of this with one beer for nearly fifty bucks. Sorry to say but a second visit isn't in the plans anytime soon.

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Old Bavaria Haus, The233 6th St, New Westminster
Hasn't changed in years
By AKInc of Richmond B.C (28 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 17, 2012 - 2:51pm [Dine in]

I used to come out from Abbotsford for this place, back in the day. I don't think I have been here in around 10 years and I always had fond memories of it. We were at the Burnaby Village Museum and thought we'd give them a try on a Sunday night. The place was packed at 6:30pm on a Sunday and we did not have a reservation. We were greeted promptly and asked if we had a reso. "No, we're not that smart..." We were told "people are leaving so we can seat you shortly..." We waited around 5-10 minutes and were seated easily.The bread plates were still warm from the dish washer (kudos.) I like this place because it resembles an old house. It's sorta kitchie, but it makes sense when you get your plate.

My friend and I had the combo plate (bratwurst, schniztel and rouladen). Our ladies had the Rouladen plate and the other had the scallops and prawns on spatzle. I did not share because everything was great, even the red cabbage, which I normally cannot be bothered to try, was amazing. The brat was lean and not too salty, the beef of the rouladen was tender and moist and the schnitzel was flavourful and not oily. It had a heavy peppered, heavy gravy which is perfect for me, while be forwarned, it's heavy on pepper.

Not for the calorie conscious diner, but a great experience. Our server had worked there for 10+ years and said there is new owners in the last 5 years while the cook is the same from even before her. thankfully that was the case because dinner was a total "re-do."

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Ole Ole Mexican Deli831 12th Street, New Westminster
Trying to find authentic mexican food outside Vancouver
By Foodinspectors of Vancouver, BC. (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 11:48am [Dine in]

All positive reviews so we tried it out which prompted me to write my own review. Set amongst Pizza and Donair joints along 12th street New Westminster, if you are heading out with expectations in that range, you may like this place. Authentic in the sense that if you took a struggling Mexican restaurant outside the resort areas in Mexico and plunked it down in New West and voila - Ole Ole. Too authentic for me. Stale chips and salsa are 4.50 (not included as one would expect). No liquor license so Margaritas are out. Like I said, comparable to the other food places on this strip. What could have huge potential as one of the only Mexican restaurants outside downtown, it has a long way to go to earn my business again.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes514 8th Avenue, New Westminster
Pretty good and tasty
By eating good food of Vancouver (130 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

Came here a week ago with a friend of mine. I ordered the double cheeseburger with fries and my friend had the chicken / spinach flourintine.

It was a weekend so a little busy, but not too bad.....our waitress seated us immediatly. The service was ok.

Anyhow my burger was just fantastic melt in your mouth type burger....with melting cheese, really it is unbelivably good here. tried a little of my friends chicken flourentine and it was pretty good food.

This place really has good food. We have also tried thier pancakes many times and really they are amazing.

Seriously, you must try IHOP

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Royal Tandoori Indian Restaurant83 6th St, New Westminster
worst restaurant experience ever
By VanSrenaeb of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 6:59am [Dine in]

Food: The food is terrible. Jalfrezi is NOT mostly frozen carrots and frozen peas, with some frozen beans, frozen zucchini cublets stir fried with some spices. It looked like a sea of carrots and wrinkled frozen peas with little else. I was very hungry; wasn't about to be took picky if only one of the ingredients would be edible. Ate one piece of each tiny frozen pre-cut veg, decided to send it back.

Service: The owner and chef, Jasminder Singh, walked right by me with no eye contact, on his way to the only other sucker in the restaurant. Failed to get his attention, then sat there for 20 minutes waiting for him to come back. When I finally told him about the food, he get extremely angry, and started shouting and screaming at me, insulting me that I just didn't want to pay. You may read from the door that they are best of new west for years running. You may not be able to find out from what sources that they are nominated best at. I wish I'd check reviewed from real people before I walked in.

Value: the prices are too expensive compared to other restaurants in the city, at best. For what you actually get in terms of taste and quality of ingredients, it's not fit for dogs.

Ambiance: If you like eating by yourself in an empty room with dated, dusty decor, with talk show radio in a foreign language blasting from the kitchen, and having to hunt down someone for everything you need, sure.

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Royal Tandoori Indian Restaurant83 6th St, New Westminster
Would not suggest this place.
By HeartOfSilver of Surrey (16 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 4:32pm [Take-out]

I was so disappointed. I had moved to the area (just a few blocks away), and ordered some takeout thinking I was lucky to have found a restaurant with my favourite food so close. They said it would be ready in 30 minutes, so I was there shortly after. They had me waiting nearly 20 extra minutes (it was not busy at all in the restaurant), and then when I got the food it had horribly small portions for the price.

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Waffle House636 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Never to Dine Here Again
By tryshh of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

Had breakfast there this morning, when eggs, hash browns, toast, and ham was delivered it was borderline cold, with soggy toast. Was one of the worst breakfasts I've had in ages. When returning the food, they charged me anyways stating I had eaten a couple bites of the ham. They also said they felt the food and it was warm. I don't know about any of you but when I get my food I want it hot, not borderline cold. They charged me the full price and I will never darken their establishment again!

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Stefanos Restaurant315 Columbia St, New Westminster
Favourite place for quiet dinner
By Jac of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 26, 2012 - 6:44pm [Dine in]

I love this place! The lounge is perfect for a quiet drink with appetizers and dinner, and watch a game. My husband and I visit often, have an appy and share the roast lamb dinner. It's wonderful! Service has always been great and the dinners are delicious.

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Heritage Grill447 Columbia, New Westminster
won't be back
By lomimu of Lower Mainland (32 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

Have wanted to try this place for a while. Seems like it would have potential, but there's a real bar feel to the place, rather than restaurant. The tables are painted sponge/splatter with orange, red & teal. Interesting. Nice chairs, but the booths have springs bursting out of cracked vinyl, and the carpet was beige around the edges but nearly black everywhere else with dirt and stains. The bathrooms were disgusting.

You could only get beer in a pitcher or glass, unless it was one of three kinds that came as a pint. What??? Based on other reviews, decided to skip the pasta and go for the jambalaya. There were 3 clams and 3 mussels in the shell and a nice assortment of other add-ins, but the rice was mushy and it averaged out to just be average.

The place was run down and dirty, with unimpressive food. Definitely won't be back.

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Spring Garden Chinese Seafood Restaurant832 12th St., New Westminster
Less busy place to have Dim Sum
By ChivalryX of Burnaby (60 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

We hadn't been to Spring Garden in years. We used to frequent the previous restaurant that was here before them.

As we got up late on a Saturday and didn't want to fight the usual dim sum crowds, we thought we'd give Spring Garden another try.

It was around 1:30pm and the place had a few tables, but it wasn't super busy. Parking in the back was plentiful.

The ordering is by paper, and made to order, so for those looking for the old style carts, this place doesn't do that. We prefer it this way since everything comes out piping hot and fresh when you order (although it can take longer).

We ordered a few favourites, shrimp dumplings, chicken & ginger buns, fried fishcake in rice roll, pan fried red bean cake, and shrimp spring rolls. Everything was very good, and we especially liked the pan fried red bean cake.

Servers were friendly and quick so no complaint there.

The ambiance of the place is old. It really could do with some updating.

They do charge for tea here, and with tea and taxes it was just under $19.

Overall a pretty good experience. There aren't many choices for Dim Sum in the New West/Coquitlam area, so we were happy find one a decent one nearby. Definitely will return.

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Pizza Garden800 Carnarvon St, #255, New Westminster
Best Pizza in New West
By Gambolling_Gourmet of New Westminster (19 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 5, 2012 - 4:30pm [Dine in]

I know that title sounds like hyperbole, but I am sincere that I think this is the best pizza I have yet had in New Westminster (and I've tried several over the last five years), and pretty much anywhere in the lower mainland. The only pizza I ever had that I might have liked more was Dids Pizza, near the old Yale hotel, in Vancouver. But that shut down back in the late 80s, or early 90s. Aldo's pizzas (Aldo's Pasta Bar), here in New West, are pretty darn good, but not quite as good as Pizza Garden.

Anyway, Pizza Garden has a really homemade thinish crust that tastes wonderful; so much better than the factory crusts that most takeout pizza comes with. And an excellent pomodoro tomato sauce. And the toppings are very high quality, fresh, and not overdone in quantity like most takeout pizzas. Some of the toppings are rather unusal, and offer a nice change from the same-old same-old, such as soppressatta; white truffle oil; homemade fennel sausage; arugula; capers, and more.

The delivery service is fast, almost always under 30 minutes (mind you, I order every weekend, so I have been marked as a "special" customer, so your mileage might vary), and the pizza is often so warm that I actually let it sit for about 5-10 minutes to be the right eating temperature.

They keep a tight focus on specializing in pizzas, but they do have a couple of other dishes; a couple of salads, one called the Fior de Latte-Pomodoro, which while really good is, I think, a bit overpriced; chicken wings, and house-baked bread. And that brings me to my only complaint, in that I think the prices are just a wee tad too high.

The eat-in ambience is fairly poor because it is not an eat-in place -- they have a couple of tables, but its really a takeout/delivery joint. I did not want to bring down the overall review rating, so I chose Solid.

I highly recommend Pizza Garden for your next takeout pizza.

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Java Jazz Cafe and Bistro412 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Highly recommended!
By Liz F. of Surrey, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 11:25pm [Dine in]

We were there this evening at Java Jazz. It was our first time to try it out after my husband craved for Filipino food... We were not disappointed at all! The owner Salve Dayao was a most gracious vivacious host who not only made us feel welcome instantly but also entertained us with her stories of their singing travelogue around the globe. And the food was excellent! Although we wanted a little bit of light to shine down on what was on our plate to better appreciate it with our eyes, our tastebuds were not disappointed at all! We were gustatorily satisfied with her version of "Crispy Pork Binagoongan" topped with a special kind of coconut sauce, sprinkled with green onions, diced tomatoes as well as cubes of slightly green mangoes--OMGoodness, just glorious! Her "Beef Oxtail Kare-Kare" and her homemade shrimp paste were such a superdelight to my culinary senses as well! It has been a while I appreciated Filipino food this good--twas so heavenly my husband and I forgot all about our rice-fast and devoured the last morsel of this delicately prepared aromatic rice.
Highly recommended! (and this does not even include the rhythms of the live jazz music played by their wonderful musicians!)

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Gino's Restaurant431 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
COnvenient Store Attitude
By BG Client of Vancouver Downtown (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:14pm [Dine in]

This restaurant does not know how to treat their clients. I went there for dinner with 4 of my friends (girls) for a quick bite and a drink. We entered the place at just before 9pm. It was closing at10pm. The food was ok but we did not get a last call announcement for the food. When we tried ordering another item off the menu at 9:30pm, the waitress advised that the kitchen is already being cleaned but after going to the back, said that we can place an order. However, we decided not to bother with it. At 9:50pm we were reminded that the restaurant is closing in 10 minutes and at 10:05pm we were told that it is time for us to leave. At that time we were not done with the food yet. 
We felt really rushed. This is not a convenience store where you can just go in, purchase your item and leave. 
We have never felt so unwelcomed. We definitely will not be going back there again.

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Waffle House636 Sixth Street, New Westminster
A Very Convenient Diner
By Nimrod Agassi of Surrey, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 5:21pm [Dine in]

On a warm sunny September day, I happened to be in New Westminster to meet up w/somebody. We agreed to go inside the Waffle House and give it a try. We were greeted with fairly friendly receptions where we were seated to some tables (standard restaurant procedure).

We both ordered waffle house specials which came with 2 sausage, 2 bacon and w/pan fries (you can either choose between pan fries or hash-browns) with some OJ and milk. Our food came at the right time. The food tasted good for breakfast. The ambiance was comfortable and cozy. Overall, left satisfied and would recommend it to anyone who's in Uptown New West.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
Awesome Donairs and prices.
By brennanw of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 1:27pm [Take-out]

I love this place. Ive been coming to this donair shop for a few years now and always delicious.
2 small beef donairs and a pop is 7 something. You cant go wrong.

I get exactly this everytime: 2 small beef donairs with lettuce tomato onions and cucumber. Only halifax sauce. I eating one right now, that why I'm doing the review.
Its quick and fresh. im usually in and out in a couple minutes.

Although this place can be a little confusing because of the amount of pricing you see when you walk in.
Just look at that spinning mountain of beef in the background, It'll clear you mind.

if you can, eat it there. Everything is better fresh.
if travelling lay it on its side this will prevent your sauce from pooling at the bottom.
if your walking all i can say is good luck.

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