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New Westminster Restaurant Reviews
Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Best local restaurant
By Thor of V1 (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 5:22pm [Dine in]

I came here for my wife's birthday! The menu shocked me! Steak and sushi? To my surprise (not really) steak was AMAZING and sushi my wife had danky! The desserts are pleasant and of the poison in the bottle kind! The service was fun! And the price was exact. The view what many know and expect.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
Donair Paradise, indeed!
By yumkins of new westminter (20 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 8:54pm [Dine in]

Been here on several occasions. Hand down, my favorite donair joint.
It is very close to where I live and it's more affordable and filling.

The donairs are usually stuffed with goodness of your choice. The meat is always good, felafel too.
You get to chose if you want it more spicy or add/leave out ingriedients.

Sometimes there's a bit of a line but it's worth it.
The guy that usually works there is very friendly and personable.

Most people around New West know it and love it. I'm a satisfied, returning customer for sure.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
Very Good, Very Cheap + Response
By Donairguy21 of new west minister (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 23, 2012 - 10:06pm [Take-out]

The server's are always very nice, if a bit quiet at times.
The food is excellent, perfectly complementing the cheap price.
If you're in the area, definitely grab a bite.

Also, in regards to the post saying that the price always changes, that's simply not true. They've had the same prices for the past ten years (about as long as I've known about PD).
What may have happened is that you didn't get charged tax. The owner will often just disregard the tax when he's working and just take $5 instead of the $5.60 (the employees have to charge the 5.60).
Also remember that chicken, beef and lamb are all priced differently. You will get charged differently for the different meats as they are different products. One more thing, if you add a drink to your combo, then it will be more.
Obviously.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
Fantastic Fish and chips, better then anywere else.
By Max's Daughter of Langley, B. C. Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 5:05pm [Dine in]

My family and I have been dinning at this restaurant for over 15 years. Every time we come we get the same smiling faces and hot sizzling food, what more do you need. When the place is not busy you can set your self, other wise they ask you to wait. The wait is never long anyhow. Even if it was I'd still wait. The place does not look like a 5* restaurant, they have remolded their location, but its still a homey restaurant. Very calming, And they never seam to care how long you stay, just as long as you come back.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
It Adds Up...
By saintvlas22 of Vancouver (downtown) (18 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

Went here with a total of 6 people to celebrate a graduation. My sisters have all been to the other various locations of this restaurant, mostly in Vancouver, and have enjoyed it, so I was eager to try this place out.

Ambiance: This is a beautiful restaurant. The lobby showcases a raw bar, and it's got high ceilings, chandeliers, and comfortable big wood tables and booths. It's a wonderful atmosphere, and w were lucky to be seated across from the big windows that overlook the water. Though it was a cloudy and rainy day, the view must be gorgeous in the summer light.

Service: The hostess was nice enough to tell us to move our car from the underground parking due to high water, and our waiter was a stand up guy. He was attentive, humorous, and went about serving us with great care. At the end, he chatted with my sister-in-law about what to do in rainy summer weather; really nice man! He did mess up our dessert order though, giving us one dessert that we hadn't ordered. He told us that we could keep it, and we expected it to be taken off the bill - it wasn't. We had to sort it out TWICE, once when we asked for the bill and made sure that we weren't going to be charged for it, and then getting a new bill when they did charge us for it after all.

Value: This was my biggest problem. Everything on the menu is expensive, with entree's wavering around $30. We had some small eaters, but even they had to fill up on bread in order to get full. We aren't really appetizer or dessert people, but we had to get both in order to make a meal out of the small portions of our entree. I know we're paying for location, but the fresh oysters were ridiculously overpriced - about $18 for a half dozen? Are you kidding? The desserts, though, are a good price.

Food: Their bread is fresh and hot, though I wish they would just cut it up for you. Sourdough can be kind of tough to rip open, and I nearly elbowed someone in the face a few times. The firecracker shrimp is spicy and the sauce goes well with the bread, while their calamari was wonderfully tender, and not the least bit chewy. I do wish the squid rings were bigger though, as they were a pain to pick up with a fork. Me and my brother had the 7oz sirloin with crab stuffed shrimp. my beef was cooked rare to order, but the shrimp - don't even bother. They had zero crab in it that I could tell. The ladies had the seafood duo of halibut and salmon. 2 orders were fine, but one had definitely overcooked salmon. The ravioli was a great choice - lots of pasta and topped with loads of sauce and seafood. For dessert, my sister was incredibly disappointed with the creme brulee, as it was gritty and served cold. She almost never leaves food behind, but simply couldn't finish it. The complementary brownie dessert was good,and so was my cheesecake. I like that they don't skimp on toppings - I had berry compote, Irish cream sauce, whipped cream and chocolate shavings all on one plate! The mocha pie however, was a BEAST - absolutely huge, as well as tasty!

Though we had a nice time and were pleased by the great service, the prices are ultimately what make me certain I won't be back. I left full, but only after several baskets of bread, and piling more than the usual orders of food on, which increased the already incredibly steep price tag.

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Ole Ole Mexican Deli831 12th Street, New Westminster
Ole!!!
By Good Eats of Vancouver (17 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 16, 2012 - 9:05pm [Dine in]

Authentic Mexican cuisine at its finest. To be perfectly honest, when my girlfriend introduced me to Ole Ole about 12 years ago, I did not expect much from this hole-in-the-wall restaurant. I could not have been more wrong. I was a fan after the first bite on that first night. The Chilaquiles ("Broken Sombrero") are out of this world. Raul's refried beans are some of the best this side of the border. Whatever you're craving...tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, quesadillas...Ole Ole has got it and then some. The place is small but very welcoming. The service is always friendly and often times the owner will share some humour. Try a Mexican soda while you're waiting and be sure to save room for the Flan. You won't regret it.

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
Great Mexican food in New West
By drkost of newwest (12 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:58pm [Dine in]

I discovered this place the day it opened last year. My girlfriend and I frequent this spot. The service is friendly. The food is well seasoned, nicely prepared and freshly made. We love the Choriqueso and Fish tacos the best. We have tried most of everything on the menu over the past year and it is all really tasty. We go at least twice a month, be warned however the fresh-made salsas can be pretty spicy. This spot is always a good meal and a good value.

Make sure to try the Flan for dessert.

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Wild Rice810 Quayside Drive, #122, New Westminster
Enjoyable evening
By The Living Bubba of New Westminister BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 5:53pm [Dine in]

I'd tilt the scale towards "very enjoyable" w/taste outweighing cost consideration. Currently, an excellent display of socially aware photography to look at (we bought the book!). Service good, albeit sometimes "scattered". Live music would work well in the size of venue.
The prices weren't out of line, if one either budgets or has a good line of credit.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
great fish and chips!
By yumkins of new westminter (20 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 7:11pm [Dine in]

First of all, you can't beat the price. Mon - wednesday is all you can eat for under $10.
It's not a fancy place for sure but the waitresses are professional enough and the service stands out.
Condiments are readily available and the pop is included in the price of the ayce!

One slight complaint is that the batter on the fish is rather thick and oily for sure.

But it is still my guilty pleasure. :)

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Brooklyn Tap & Grill250 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Beautiful view, too bad service sucks. ) :
By NDUB of South Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:23am [Dine in]

This restaurant has the best view of the Fraser river and a beautiful patio to sit out on. Too bad they only staff is one grumpy bartender and one server even when the restaurant is full. We had to wait for our drinks one beer at a time, no glasses for the water,no cutlery for the food.... We went to the bar to order our drinks and it was as if the bartender was doing us a favor. Too bad, we wont be back and I doubt we will be recommending it to anybody unless you like to be over charged for beer you had to walk to the bar to get yourself. It doesn't pay to fleece your guests either. tsk, tsk, very dishonest and terrible customer service.

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Gino's Restaurant431 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Nice Patio Lunch
By millar of New Westminster, Vancouver (77 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 2, 2012 - 2:11pm [Dine in]

We enjoyed a very nice lunch on the sidewalk patio at Gino's. The roast lamb was excellent. My friend had the wrap special which was very good, but a little messy to eat. Service was friendly and attentive. A relaxing lunch for two with a glass of wine came to $38 including tip.

If you prefer to eat inside, it is quite a large restaurant with many attractive booths.

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Wild Rice810 Quayside Drive, #122, New Westminster
Wild Prices Perhaps?
By diner40 of Vancouver (95 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 11:25am [Dine in]

I must say what we ordered for the most part was very very good. I highly recommend the steam buns. They are absolutely delicious. The order comes with three , in-house , smallish buns packed with delicious mushrooms and caramelized onions along with a scallion verde. In my opinion they are very much worth the 7 dollar order.

I also recommend the lamb potstickers. The potstickers have an incredible taste of minced lamb and in my view were the hit of the night. The potstickers come with an incredible sauce of pea and mint puree. So good I wanted to order more however the tab was quickly adding up.

Absolute miss of the night, the seared albacore tuna. On the menu it is listed under "Small" and they sure aren't kidding. For $14.00 you get about five medallion sized pieces of tuna. Cooked nicely however totally forgettable and for the price, in my view, a rip off.

Another miss, the Vegetable Spring Roll. For $9.00 a very small portion and absolutely nothing special about it whatsoever.

Enjoyed the Yellow Curry and for the $15.00 price tag it was a reasonable portion with more than enough rice. A nicely done curry with just the right amount of heat. Very enjoyable.

I realize these are tapas and you shouldn't expect a huge amount of food but for what you are paying, for example the tune, they could at least offer a little more on the plate.

The Ambiance of this restaurant is a real miss. Not fancy in any way, it sort of reminded me of a fancier sort of cafeteria. A plain jane set up and not impressive in the least although it does face right onto the fast flowing milk chocolate waters of the Fraser River.

Service was solid. Not unbelievable but not really lacking either. We had our dishes delivered in a good enough time and re-fills of more drinks were offered on a couple of occasions.

The tab for the food and two beer came out to be almost $80.00 including tip. Some of the items in my view are totally over priced like the spring rolls however these things were over shadowed by the taste of the mushroom steam buns and some of the best pot stickers I have ever had. I just wish you got a little more for your money.

I will be back for the above mentioned items in the future but with less of an appetite as I now know what to expect.

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Hi Dozo Sushi702 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Pretty resteraunt but a let down overall...
By yumkins of new westminter (20 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 7:17pm [Dine in]

When you dine in, the staff seems annoyed to see you. I am not sure why but they're noticeably cold and short with customers. The food is alright at best but for the price and the treatment from staff it is a waste of money.
Portions seems to be on the small side and there's a bit of a wait for your food.

The place is nice inside but I do not see myself returning...

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
safe sushi option
By yumkins of new westminter (20 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 7:08pm [Dine in]

Ki sushi offers a good quality dining experience from service to value. The food is fresh and portion sizes are fair. I've tried dine-in and take-out and was satisfied every time. It's nothing overly new or different - it's a very standard sushi menu but I appreciate their constant service. Would def recommend to friends and family.

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Papa John's Pizza512 6th Avenue, Unit A, New Westminster
Try the deal of the day
By mags_001 of New Westminster BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 7:51pm [Take-out]

Try the daily deal to go. Always hot and fresh and made by the onsite staff. The location is open later for those late night munchies. I do recommend sticking with either the whole wheat or regular crust as the thin is too thin.

The special pizzas are better than the one, two or three toppings.

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Pho Chung Nam522 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Inexpensive, flavorful and fabulous
By mags_001 of New Westminster BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 7:11pm [Dine in]

Inexpensive but not cheap, this restuarant never ceases to impress.

My otherhalf and I frequent the establishment regularly. Run by a pleasant family, service is quick and couteous. We often order one of the many variations of pho soup or a vietnamese dinner combo plate. The price is always good, the food hot and the taste excellent.

I have no qualms about bringing friends or family here. The establishment is clean - just check out the washrooms.

If you are travelling through New Westminster or looking for a new place to dine, you need to give this place a try.

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Thai New West Restaurant424 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
First time here and will be back
By Smaken of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 7:08pm [Dine in]

Its hard to give credit to thai restaurants in metro van having grown up in Thailand and knowing how the food should taste.. This place is the one acception.. Fresh ingredients, not overly oily, or salted, all of the dishes were well balanced exactly how they were meant to be. This is real Thai food run by Thai people. Ambience is comforting and the service caring and courteous. Busy even during the weekdays for dinner. Great first impression of this place. Will share again on follow up experiences.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
Like it but the price always changes?
By COMPANI of V5A1S6 (21 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 4:55pm [Take-out]

It's good food but every time I go in there the price changes, even though I'm buying the same thing every time! I don't mind paying for a tip but I don't appreciate it changing every single time. It started like this: $5 bucks, $5.50 the next, $6.12 then $7.50, then $6 bucks...after awhile I got annoyed and just stopped going. The last review I did for this place was "reported" and I didn't write anything negative.

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
Pretty good food
By COMPANI of V5A1S6 (21 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 3:37pm [Take-out]

Ordered take out today with some girlfriends who suggested this restaurant. They order from here quite often and love the food, so I thought I would try it out. I had the Carnita's and Alambre tacos and they were delicious! Although they are very cheap...I could eat 5 or 6 on my own because they are relatively small. That or I'm a big eater. I'm definitely going to get it again.

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Heritage Grill447 Columbia, New Westminster
Never Again - Waste of Money!!!!
By mr.tan of newwestminster (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

The servers here are very slow and we sat for a long time and when we finally were served the girl was very ignorant and abrubt with us. We were simply asking questions about some of the food because one of our friends had some allergy issues. The server did not know the products and instead of going and asking she simply said she did not know. When asked to go into kitchen to check on couple dishes she scoffed and did so however went and served other people first and continued to make us wait. I wanted to leave then and there however because we had some elderly guests we stayed. What a mistake - the food was bland, greasy, and cold when it reached the table. What a waste of money. Never again!!!

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