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foodexplorercoquitlamSince November 10, 20062 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2 (2)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)


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Ocean Club, The100 Park Royal, #105, West Vancouver
Overpriced and underwhelming
Submitted Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 8:49pm [Dine in]

My friend and I never thought we would be disappointed, picking a restaurant in West Van. We couldn't be more wrong. We got there at 5:30 pm and were the only ones there. We left an hour later and still no one else showed up.

Of all the empty tables, our waitress seated us at a dirty one, with guk on the bench. When we brought it to her attention, she belabored the point about having a big rowdy crowd in the night before. We just got up and seated ourselves at another table.

The drinks were expensive, and so was the food. If the food was any good, we would gladly pay the price, but for a piece of microwaved salmon swimming in a bowl of sauce, and overdone fish and chips with some yukky yam fries slapped onto a plate with no attempt at presentation, this restaurant is asking champagne prices for a beer menu.

1 martini, 1 glass of wine, 1 crab cake appetizer, 1 salmon entree, 1 fish and chips entree and the bill was $120!! We gagged on the food AND the bill!! We will never return!

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
Overpriced and Underfed
Submitted Friday, November 10, 2006 - 1:31pm [Dine in]

Given the proximity, and based on the headline "fine dining/former Four Seasons chef", I suggested to my friend that it sounds like a good bet, notwithstanding that a cursory glance at the menu suggests that items are pricey for the location. Yes, location does play a part in justifying menu prices, and this is no Yaletown/False Creek. It's next to a fish and chips place and Save-On in a suburbian strip mall, with pedestrian traffic peering in on you if you are seated along the windows.

We ordered the Pad Thai and Green Curry with beef. The Pad Thai, at $14.99 for noodles and about half a dozen of shrimps, though tasty, was not outstanding and does not deserve to command such a steep price. For a chef trained at an upscale establishment, I would not have expected the noodles to come unadorned, in an oval shaped bowl. That's how one would serve it while standing and eating over the kitchen sink, not at a 'fine dining' restaurant.

The Green Curry, again, although tasty, was too skimpy in portion(few strips of beef swimming in the curry) to command a price of $16.99!

The wine selection by the glass only offered Piat D'or, while the bottle selections were more agreeable to us. We didn't want to order a whole bottle, but wanted some wine with our food, so that was restrictive. The bill came to $50+ and we left somewhat still hungry! This would go in the 'been there, done that' bin.

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