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ChefRamsaytri citySince May 13, 200710 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)


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Ding Hao Noodles House2773 Barnet Highway, #4, Coquitlam
a nice change from the everyday
Submitted Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

Tried this place yesterday for the first time.

Service was good. No problems with communication as I often find in many asian restaurants.

Most of the menu items seemed too strange for me. For example beef tendons in soup. Figured they would at least have wonton soup for non-adventurous diners like me, since it's a noodle place, so was disappointed. I was kind of expecting it to be like Hon's. I wound up ordering beef flank (brisket which was surprisingly lean) with bean thread noodles (clear cellophane noodles) in a nice broth. It was quite good but found that the noodles lacked flavour because they were cooked in water (I normally cook mine with a chicken broth and water mixture). My friend ordered dumplings (pork and vegetable mixture) in soup broth. He really enjoyed it. They are generous with the dumplings. Most places give you just 6 dumplings, but here the small size includes 10. There is a larger size of 15 dumplings for just a little more.

For drinks, we just had to try one of the many delicous flavours of milk tea. My friend had the milky chocolate tea which he said is the best chocolate beverage he's ever had. I had the lychee milk tea which was also very good but a little too sweet. They are served cold and do not taste like tea at all. Very refreshing.

The ambience was beautiful. The restaurant is very modern. Not your typical chinese restaurant. The washroom was very clean. They even have toilet seat liners. Decor was very nice except for a few cheesy figurines when you first walk in.

Total bill not including tip was about $23.00. It's the drinks that made it so expensive. So if you are on a budget and can live without the fancy teas (since they serve you regular tea on the house anyway), then you should give this place a try if you're looking for something different.

Note that they take cash only.

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Jim's Pizza/The Look-Out Restaurant11952 224th Street, Maple Ridge
Downhome cooking at its best!
Submitted Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 4:02am [Dine in]

When I saw the restaurant from the outside I instantly assumed dining there wouldn't be a pleasant experience. Almost suggested going elseshere but since we drove 30 minutes and were already there we decided to stay. Even when we walked in I did not feel welcome because one of the staff was not friendly. The blonde glanced our way and gave us a cold look, but lucky for us the buffet was upstairs. Downstairs is more like a diner where you order from the regular menu.

Now onto the buffet. All I can say is Wow! This is what food is supposed to taste like. If it's fine dining you're into or if you are high maintenance, do not go. But if you're after delicious down home cooking at good prices, this is the place. Salad bar was fresh. Moving onto the hot food, there was the most excellent lasagna, with the perfect tomato meat sauce. The creamy potato casserole with bacon or ham had such a unique flavour and was scrumptious. Fried chicken was excellent, as were the giant BBQ beef ribs..but the pizza..I'm still thinking about the pizza! The sauce was perfect, crust (similar to pan pizza at Pizza Hut) was wonderful. Pepperoni was tasty. No skimping on toppings. Simply pizza perfection! I regret living so far since they only deliver locally. They even "guarantee the best tasting pizza that money can buy". After tasting it, I had to agree it was the best. Dessert bar could be improved. Lots of cakes, pies, etc. Nothing I usually eat, but they did have lots of fresh fruit which I enjoyed such as watermelon, kiwi, grapes, pineapple, etc.

Place was clean but decor is dated. Apparently, lots of movies were filmed there so maybe they keep it that way on purpose. I have no regrets. Not even when the blonde girl gave us another look on the way out. In fact, I will be a regular customer now since the food is satisfying, the prices fair and the service good.

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Burnaby Palace Restaurant3110 Boundary Rd, Burnaby
Best Chinese food in lower mainlaind!
Submitted Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 12:52am [Dine in]

This is my absolute favourite place for Canadian-style Chinese food. I would go more often but I moved to Coquitlam a few years ago and I'm too lazy to drive out there. Nevertheless I still crave the taste of Burnaby Palace since there's no comparable Chinese restaurant in the tri-cities. I have been in search of one for 5 years now.

They have great selection. Among my favourites are the General Tso's chicken, Ginger Beef, BBQ Pork Fried Rice, Hot & Sour Soup, and Sweet & Sour Pork with Garlic.

Service is great. The servers are always pleasant and bring the food out quickly. Portions are decent and so is the price.

I highly recommend this place.

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Osteria Napoli1660 Renfrew St., Vancouver
The place to go for Italian food!
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 11:05pm [Dine in]

This is my all-time favourite restaurant. I have been going there for years and have never been disappointed.

The live music is a bit cheesy, but I go there for the delicious food. I tend to stick to the chicken dishes which always turn out perfect. It's served with your choice of pasta or veggies. The veggies are absolutely wonderful, especillay the roasted potatoes. Generally, I don't even like roasted potatoes, but I just love them here.

My friend always orders pasta dishes and has always enjoyed them. He's half italian and is fussy about pasta, but he proudly compares the food here to his grandmother's cooking.

It tends to get busy here on weekends, so be sure to make reservations.

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Takano Japanese Noodle Cafe3242 Westwood Street, #100, Port Coquitlam
Big disappointment!
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 10:28pm [Dine in]

Having read the previous reviews, I just had to try this restaurant because I am a huge ramen fan. I went there tonight. First off, parking was a problem, but that's ok because I was convinced that the ramen would be well worth the trouble.

Menu selection is very limited compared to other noodle houses.

Shoyu broth lacked flavour.

Noodles were good, but overall taste of the ramen dish was simple and boring. Best ramen I've had is still in downtown Vancouver at a certain little restaurant. They have the same thick chewy noodles there but with more choices, ie. spicy beef ramen (which is ground beef made with a spicy red sauce) and ginger beef ramen, which is my favourite.

Prices at Takano were average.

Tried the California Rolls and Gyoza there too. Rolls were ok. Not the best I've had. Gyoza was kind of weird. The flavour was good, but the inside was all juicy and mushy. It felt like I was eating raw meat.

Overall, I would not go back.

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Koi Japanese Restaurant2573 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Decent but not spectacular
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 7:23pm [Dine in]

I have tried this place once. The food is decent, but I would only go again because of convenience. I think there are plenty of other japanese restaurants in the area that are better.

They have a very unique dessert. It's ice cream surrounded by bread, which is deep friend. It was interesting.

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
Try it
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

This place is pretty good. They have a lunch buffet that is affordable...something like $10. They need more items in the buffet though.

Butter chicken is to die for! Yum. They always have this is the buffet.

That creamy dish made with lentils just melts in your mouth.

Chai tea is great.

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New management
Applebee's Neighbourhood Grill & Bar2325 Ottawa Street, #300, Port Coquitlam
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 7:09pm [Dine in]

I think this is just a classier Denny's. I've been there several times over the past 4 years and the food quality is never consistent. In my opinion, the food is overpriced for what you get. I'm not talking about portions, they're decent. It's the taste I'm referring to. I probably would not go back again because I'm usually disappointed.

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Naomi Teriyaki & Sushi2640 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Best Japanese Food in PoCo
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 7:00pm [Dine in]

Whenever we go, this restaurant isn't usually too busy, but don't be fooled because the food is delicious. It is very affordable, as far as japanese food goes. The gyoza, tempura, beef teriyaki is amazing. The dressing on the salad is the best japanese dressing I've tried...a very unique flavour. Sushi is very fresh. Everything we've tried is great.

I do have complaints however. It's always smoky in there and my clothes always absorb the odours. Also, the washroom is not sparkling clean. If these things bother you, then try take out, because it's worth it.

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Amigo Pancake House2228 McAllister Avenue, #102, Port Coquitlam
Quick, Cheap, Delicious!
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 6:46pm [Dine in]

If you're expecting Milestone's quality and ambience, you will be disappointed...but you won't be disappointed in the price. We go to Amigo's every couple of weeks and for 2 people, our bill is always around $12.00. It's a hole in the wall, but it's clean, affordable, quick and yummy. The burgers are great. Breakfasts are tasty. Soup is superb. I don't think it's on the menu, but they make great shakes too. My friend always gets the All Day Special, which is the Corned Beef Hash for only $4.50. Big portions too! Very good value for the money. The only thing I didn't enjoy is the gravy they used for the chicken cutlet.

Note that they don't open typical restaurant hours. They open early and close early, so I guess they cater mainly to the business crowd in the area.

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