Nestled in the heart of British Columbia, Coquitlam is a city that boasts a vibrant and diverse culinary scene. From cozy cafes to upscale dining establishments, this city is a gastronomic paradise for food lovers. The best restaurants in Coquitlam offer a wide array of cuisines, reflecting the city's multicultural heritage. Whether you're craving authentic Italian pasta, spicy Indian curry, or fresh sushi, Coquitlam's restaurant scene has something to satisfy every palate. This article will guide you through some of the best restaurants in Coquitlam, each offering a unique dining experience that will leave you wanting more. So, prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey like no other.
Classic steak & seafood dishes are the mainstays at this stylish yet casual chain restaurant.
Spontaneously, we decided to eat at the Keg Coquitlam restaurant on a Saturday night. We thought the wait would be long, but for the 3 of us, we managed to get a table in under 10 minutes. Service was great, food was excellent, and the atmosphere was good. It wasn’t too noisy and felt comfortable. Our servers were friendly. We were happy with everything from the beginning to the end. Thank you! Please keep it up!!
5 / 5
MAY 매이 Elford
Went for dinner, 6 people 6 dishes and all were good! This location does a great job in service, food, and quality. We made reservations, which I think is important, or you just might be turned away. Costs have definitely gone up, so make sure you have enough cash or your credit card has room on it! Try the French Onion Soup if you want a full meal, but if you can't eat a fair bit, you'll want to leave enough for the main course. If you like peppercorn, you'll love the Peppercorn New York 12oz steak ($48.00). The Garlic Mashed Potato and the Cauliflower Mash are amazing. Not impressed with the side vegetables, wasn't much flavour for veggies that have great flavours on there own. I'm guessing it was just a small oversight. Out of all the Kegs we have tried, this one comes a close second to the Abbotsford location.
4 / 5
The fact that my meal was tailored around a food allergy was surprising and made me grateful we decided on the Keg for our anniversary dinner. My dinner was part of the 'Lobster Summer' promotion, hubby had roast beef- both done to perfection - with a glorious slice of Billy Miner Pie to share afterwards. The staff treated us so well that I would give them an 11/10! Definitely an experience worth repeating!
5 / 5
Nice steakhouse, top service, but for the price range the steaks were too far off from what we ordered - one 'medium' came as nearly 'well done'; although the next one was perfect, the next one again too well done, etc. We didn't complain because we didn't fell like waiting around for a re-do, and the others have cold food or are all done eating.... I just wish that would work better.
3 / 5
The food was good, and its pricing was reasonable. Our waiter was very attentive and amiable as well. However, the butter used for lobsters was cold and took a long time to get warm. Also, I didn't like the dullness and gloom of the space. I really liked to enjoy my food in a much brighter space, as the curtains were drawn and the space was concealed.
5 / 5
Golnaz J N
If you want to have salt and oil as a meal, yeah sure order here! The quality was AWFUL! Can’t believe that much oil is still served in a single meal! For your reference I ordered zereshk polo and mahiche with rice. Don’t know where in the world they put chips with the chicken of zereshk polo! This picture is taken after we discarded some of the top oil to be able to eat it. We called them to let them know the quality, but they just hang up the phone! So sorry to see such a customer service and such a meal quality ….
1 / 5
Good Persian food which has awesome value for the price ! Fast and friendly service .a lot of different food and big portions of rice with it .Good kebabs, fesenjan and lamb shank There is a fridge full of drinks and pudding ! I would recommend to friends and family and will be coming back here ! A lot of parking outside and easy to get to as it is located in a central area off the highway
5 / 5
It’s still good ; however food quality has changed a lot. I wish you could keep quality the same when you opened the restaurant. Seems you’re changing your chefs frequently . What I most like us Kobide . It’s not the same at all . Even in short period of times taste is changing . One day it’s to salty , one day it’s too spicy the other day there is so much turmeric that you can see colour is yellow. Today it’s just taste which is not really delicious. I like every customer expect consistency of food quality . Good luck
3 / 5
A great addition to Coquitlam’s host of Persian restaurants. Extremely generous portions (half would be sufficient for the average person) and fast service. They are takeout only; best to call and order beforehand as it would take 15-20 minutes to prepare kababs. The ladies taking orders are very nice and courteous. I have so far tried their koobideh, joojeh, bal e kababi, and mahicheh, and they are all very good! Most items are $14.
5 / 5
Food is delicious. Staff are polite and place is clean. It is a persian restaurant. They provide Halal food which gives them extra credit. Make sure to ask for Tahdig, it’s free you just need to ask. Kebabs are juicy and delicious and served with Saffron rice. There are variety of different Persian food available. Prices are reasonable and portions are good. I would say a little too much rice. Staff were kind and polite. Service was fast. It is located in Oxford market plaza with convenient parking. I was a little disappointed that they were running out of house made dough. Hopefully next time.
5 / 5
Went for a late dinner with my sister. I got the perogies and the quesadilla from the happy hour menu and both were absolutely fantastic. My sister’s dinner was really good too. Our waitress was super nice, on top of all our needs and once we finished we stay a little but longer chatting without realizing they had already closed. However we were let to stay without kicking us out. Thank you for that. Def recommend this spot.
5 / 5
Took a while to get our order ready and served. I understand it was a busy workday night, however 35 min. after placing an order is a bit longer than usual. Food was good, like in any other WS, no complaints there. I wish the restaurant was a bit cleaner.
4 / 5
Ordered the New York steak and the gochujang chicken burger. Both were delicious and out waitress, Bella was very friendly and hospitable. Look forward to coming again.
5 / 5
I have been to many White Spots in my time, and this is one of them. It is located in a strip mall, next to a dollar store and a nail salon, and has a cosy and casual atmosphere that could be anywhere in North America.. The menu is a varied selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads and pies, all of which are tasty, hearty and affordable. The highlight of this place is the legendary "secret Triple O sauce", which is a tangy and creamy blend of mayonnaise, ketchup and relish that adds a burst of flavour to any dish. The service today was fast, friendly and attentive. The waiter who took our order was cheerful and helpful, and always smiled and made eye contact. He brought us our food and then checked on us regularly throughout the meal. We never had to wait for more napkins, cutlery, or water or a free refill on the Great thick cut fries. Be warned if you want some coffee stimulation, a weak, bland, watery unlimited refill cup of coffee is almost $5. Insane for what you get. I left the White Spot feeling full, happy and relaxed, and a little angry, I did not go to Starbucks or Timmy before my visit. I would recommend it to anyone who likes good food at reasonable prices. It is a must try if you are visiting the west coast of Canada.
4 / 5
We've been to this restaurant before but never for breakfast. The day we visited contrary to my everyday routine didn't have breakfast. I ordered from brunch menu which had eggs, chicken, hash brown, toast and jam. My wife ordered Nat's beef dip. My plate was delicious and too much to be able to finish it by myself. My wife's food was ok but nothing to brag about. The service was good, the lady serving us was fast and attentive.
4 / 5
Family eatery offering handmade pastas made with organic wheat, thin-crust pizzas & Italian entrees.
Came here for lunch, drove by this place at least one thousand times. First table, lunch was quiet. We (three of us) end up ordering pasta, I think the sauce was way too creamy. You can decide. No salt, not enough flavor. Waited quite a while to get this dish, pasta was freshly made, warm but not hot. I was expecting freshly made pasta to be hot. They gave me a can of grilled garlic w oil to add to pasta. Taste better with garlic otherwise no flavor and the dish was all and too creamy and sticky. It was so sticky that my parents cannot finish they lunch and they have to bring it home to modify. Disappointed w the lunch experience. Will never come back. There are way too many places to choose from. I was expecting high standard and a lot from this place as it has been here for so long.
3 / 5
We were looking for a pasta 🍝 spot in coquitlam. And found this little spot and was pleasantly surprised when we came across this spot. Seems their pasta is homemade and have a great little wood burning 🔥 oven for pizza 🍕service was super friendly! Ahyoung the owner is very hands-on and her attention to customers is fantastic. Will be back for more!!! Just be careful with the garlic oil as it does not pour it must be spooned. I ended up pouring half a jar of oil on my plate.
5 / 5
We have been here 2 time already and both times were amazing, waiters are really nice and intelligent, the place and food gives European atmosphere
5 / 5
A hidden gem. Absolutely delicious. Got 2 pieces of bread for the table that came with packaged slated butter. Ordered a raspberry Prosecco (so good!!). Had saffron muscles as the appetizer- it came with 3 pieces of (garlic?) bread. Then had the vegetable lasagna (in pictures). I will 100% be back here again!!!
5 / 5
Good portions, nice staff. Don’t expect AAA Italian food though, but it’s tasty for the most part.
4 / 5
Over 10 years and still it's the Best Greek restaurant!! My favorites are the Kalamari, Beef & Lamb Souvlaki as well as the Roast Lamb!! Always received friendly service (dining in or when taking out)
5 / 5
I keep seeing reviews saying this place doesn’t take resos, but I called and was able to make one. I had a reservation at 6pm on a Friday night and waited 5 min. The wait for those without a reso was 45 min. I can see why this place is so popular. The portions are massive, meat was perfectly cooked, every dish was seasoned perfectly, hostess was friendly and service was quick. We were a table of 4 and ordered 2 appies, 3 main dishes and dessert and had tons of leftovers. Kalamari: I recommend ordering this as an appie. Nice and crispy, but needed extra tzatziki. Roast lamb, rack of lamb, lamb souvlaki: I love lamb and it’s the only meat I order at any Greek restaurant. My fave out of these 3 was the lamb souvlaki, and my husband loved the roast lamb. All their main dishes come with a Greek salad, roast potatoes, rice and pita. Ek mek: I highly recommend this custard & whipped cream pastry for dessert.
5 / 5
This is the best greek restaurant in entire lower mainland. From the marinated in wine overnight baked potatoes to the rice to the calamari wow. AMAZING must try .Alex thank you for exceeding and surpassing our expectations. The most helpfull polite friendly pleasant kind Waiteri have ever met in my life. I never leave reviews but this guy was on top and the best server waiter whatever his position is give that guy a raise because on top of the amazing food the waiter has wowed our expectations and just go this place is a must go place to visit
5 / 5
Love the calamari and roasted lamb dinner. The calamari is tender with just enough breading. The roasted lamb is tender that it falls off the bone. A huge plus is that they are very generous with their portions. We always have leftovers! The only downside is the parking and business during open hours, but sometimes we just do takeout so that is not much of an issue. If you want to eat in, make sure you reserve a table or come before the dinner rush!
5 / 5
Had one of the best roast lamb ever. Food is great but do expect a bit of wait if you haven't made reservations.
5 / 5
Pizza, pasta, Italian mains & cocktails in a quaint space adorned with old photos & TVs.
The Owner is very nice.. Great whole wheat pizza thin crust pizza.. took 3 pizza to go after having a port put in at Royal Columbia Hospital.. Had the pesto shrimp, Veggie, All meat one.. the pesto shrimp is my favorite
5 / 5
Parking is a pain at this place, most spots were full, street parking was full, circles around for 15 mins before a spot opened up. Restaurant was pretty full, food was great and service was excellent. Their machines were down so I had to walk to a bank for cash.
4 / 5
The service was good, the food was great. And the dessert was delicious. The gnocchi is home made, and we were lucky to get a batch from the same day. So it was 🤌. I highly recommend trying the cheesecake, it's not as "heavy" since the filling is whipped, which makes it more enjoyable in my opinion.
5 / 5
Must try the pizza and pasta here! The scorch pizza is definitely a favourite of mine. The Gnocchi is also amazing. The salads are also great. You can’t go wrong on the menu. The service is also top notch. And if you’re a fan of cheese cake, this place is a real treat.
5 / 5
This has been our families favourite restaurant in the lower mainland for over a year now. Frankly I’ve had better pasta here then a lot of the restaurants in Italy I’ve been to. Food : The food is great, everything has always been cooked to perfection. Portion sizing is great with good presentation. Service : The service is second to none in my opinion, I’ve yet to have my order incorrect and it’s always up as quick as a perfect dinner could be! Atmosphere : The atmosphere inside is that of a family restaurant. I’ve never felt anything but a happy upbeat environment. Overall : I’ve eaten at some of Vancouvers “best dining” and would choose That Place over any of the other restaurants in the lower mainland. Please never change!!!
5 / 5
My hubby’s sister came to visit us, she would like to try Korean food. We came across this restaurant. We ordered the pork hocks with oriental herbs, boiled squid, army soup and honey butter chicken. I would strongly recommend the pork hocks, even I’m not a fan of pork hocks but this is one of the best hocks I have tried so far.
5 / 5
The jokbal (pork hock) salad with jellyfish was very unique and tasty. It is the dish that sets this restaurant apart from others in my opinion. However, everything else I’ve tried at this restaurant were average and didn’t stand out to me
3 / 5
Place is slightly below average for a Korean restaurant in this area. We had the kimchi pancake, tofu-seafood soup and beef ribs. The ribs were good, but presentation on a aluminum foil was sloppy. The tofu soup was missing depth, very watery,. The kimchi pancake was soft, fell apart as you picked it up, but tasted good still. The most disappointing was the side dishes; I'm never been to. Korean restaurant with no kimchi as a side dish, and these sides (see photo) were very lazy. The edamame weren't even salted, just warm.
2 / 5
Aurora Star Dust
The honey chicken was amazing and the service was fast and kind. I would reconmend the pairing it with a import though.💯
5 / 5
I went to this restaurant with a few buddies after exercising at the aquatic center. It was about a 2 minute walk from the nearest free parking around 7:00pm. It was decently cold but I was well-dressed so it was okay. We sat down and got the booth which had more than enough room for our party of four and the menu was very easy to understand with pictures and a small but tasty selection. We ended up getting the Tebboki or however you say it, some honey butter chicken, some fried squid, as well as the kimchi. The chicken gave me a mouth orgasm, although, this could have been because I was rather inebriated on various cannabis products. However, I blinked and the food was gone. My spice tolerance is also decently high, so beware people that are not used to spicy food the tebboki might be a bit much. However, the rice offset the spicy flavour and made the meal a very good combo to eat together. 5/5 would recommend to people. Good service as well.
5 / 5