The city of Coquitlam is a gateway community to gorgeous mountains, yet also a quick drive away from Vancouver. Coquitlam is perfect for the outdoorsy types: with places like Lafarge Lake, Minnekhada Regional Park and Burke Mountain. But all that hiking will make you hungry, so naturally we’ve comprised a tasty list of the best restaurants to fill your belly!
If you’re looking for pub fare and a rockin’ atmosphere, then this joint will surely become your new favourite. We highly recommend ordering their Taco Salad or any of their delicious burgers – especially the Egg-cellent Burger. It’s a pure beef patty with cheddar cheese, chorizo sausage, lettuce, tomato, onions, guacamole and of course, a fried egg to top it off. Did we mention the 53 beers on tap? Located at 1000 Austin Avenue.
Café meets trattoria style cuisine. The menu offers classic Italian dishes such a bruschetta, pizza and homemade pasta. We absolutely adore the Veal and Spinach Cannelloni. You even pick your own sauce – the tomato cream is on point! Come for the amazing food, but stay for the cozy ambiance and undeniable service. Located at 1028 Ridgeway Avenue.
Thai food has never tasted so good! This place takes the cake when it comes to traditional Thai cuisine – and they’ve been voted the BEST in the Tri-cities for the past few years. Try their Pad Thai: it’s like being in Bangkok and ordering from a professional street. Located at 107-2991 Lougheed Highway.
There’s something about a good sushi spot in the 604! Even though it seems like we have a sushi place on every corner, Hiraku Sushi uniquely displays their rolls with a boost of flavour in all the right bites! We quite enjoy the Popcorn Roll and the Burke Mountain Roll (cleverly named after the iconic location in the town). Located at 101-3380 David Avenue.
Fish so fresh and tasty, you’ll swear you caught it yourself! If you love classic Fish and Chips, then you’ve got to come down to the Fish House and enjoy your choice of fish, cod or halibut fried to fishy perfection. Feelin’ a little wild? Order up a side of Deep Fried Mushrooms to compliment your meal. Located at 1119 Austin Avenue.
With everything you’d expect from a Greek restaurant and more. The Saganaki (pan-fried cheese) is a staple starter. And be sure to try the Paidakia Skaras: tender Lamb Chops charbroiled to your liking. Once you go My Greek Taverna, you’ll always go back! Located at 946 Brunette Avenue. Or we should probably say it’s located in Greece – that’s how genuine the food tastes.
Sorry to be corny, but this is PHO sure the best place for Vietnamese noodles in Coquitlam. Not only is the service quick and efficient, the soups are completely authentic with fresh choices of meat to dunk in them. Try a Salad Roll to start – the flavours are out of this world! Located at 2991 Lougheed Highway.
These are just a few of our favourite places to dine out in Coquitlam. Notice we’ve picked one for each day of the week? Strap on your food bibs and give them a shot! We’d love to know which one is the bomb in your books. And let us know if we missed a restaurant on your list!
Written by Crystal Scuor