What to eat in Coquitlam, Tri-Cities? Often I get asked this when my Vancouver friends venture into my neck of the woods. Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody area has changed so much within the past few years. Compared to a decade ago, there are more restaurants, dessert shops, bars and shops. Here’s our favorite restaurants and places to go eat at in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
Coquitlam Tri-Cities Eats
Where to Eat in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody
Matoi Japanese | Sunwood Square, 3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3B 1C6 | (604) 464-2778
We like them for their fresh sheet with fish often flown in from Japan. Their sushi and sashimi is always fresh. Prices are reasonable. The menu is classic and traditional without a lot of that fusion flare. We like the simplicity. We come here a lot. Is once a week a lot?
Taps and Tacos | 91 Moody St, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B7 | (604) 492-0759
Craft beer and tacos served in a trendy restaurant in Port Moody! This little cantina that’s near Brewer’s Row and Rocky Point Park focuses on local beers.
Jimoco Cafe & Pasta | 1046 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3P3 | (778) 355-6730
Jimoco has really delicious 2 for 1 pasta specials every night. My favorite is their Linguine Soul which comes piping out in a ceramic bowl. This restaurant is located at a tiny strip mall on Austin Avenue and Marmot Street (across from Safeway). Be ready to wait in line. It gets super busy – Every. Single. Night.
Rocky Point Ice Cream | 2800 Murray St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1X2 | (604) 492-3119
When you are craving quality ice cream late at night in the Tri-City, Rocky Point Ice Cream is the answer. It is located right at Rocky Point Park (across from Parkside Brewery and Yellow Dog). Nothing quite beats eating a delicious creamy ice cream and walking along the pier.
Ma Now Thai Kitchen | 2755 Lougheed Hwy #29, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 5Y9 | (778) 355-7979
Located within PoCo Place Mall where Michael’s is, is a flavorful Thai restaurant. They specialize in various dishes in different regions of Thailand. We are enjoy their Tom Kha Gai coconut milk soup and Southern Thai Massaman curry.
Deer Garden Signatures 鹿園魚湯米線| 3610 Westwood St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 4S8 | (604) 468-7228
Deer Garden in Coquitlam has been opened many, many years… It closed and is now replaced by Deer Garden Signatures 鹿園魚湯米線. This HK Cafe specializes in soup noodle combos, curry rice dishes and other Hong Kong Cafe eats.
Kulinarya Filipino Eatery Coquitlam | 2922 Glen Dr #114, Coquitlam, BC V3B 2P5 | (778) 285-6577
Kulinarya Filipino Eatery is a small little Filipino restaurant behind Coquitlam Centre. Highly recommend the Sizzling Sisig (Crispy minced pork pig ears with egg), Tortang Talong (Eggplant omelet) and Halo Halo (Shaved ice dessert with coconut milk, jelly, boba, coconut jelly, mocha and topped with coconut ice cream).
Tacoreano Coquitlam Centre | 2970 Glen Dr #100, Coquitlam, BC V3B 0C4 | (604) 944-2929
Tacoreano Coquitlam Centre is a new Korean fusion taco restaurant dishing out tacos, quesadillas and fresh kimchi rice bowls. The store is just a block away from Coquitlam Centre on #100-2970 Glen Drive next to Browns Social House.
Jeong Ga Nae Korean Restaurant | #105-2922 Glen Dr, Coquitlam, BC V3B 2P5 | (604) 468-2661
When it’s winter and cold, gamjatang (a spicy pork bone soup) is the obviously choice. It is located behind Coquitlam Centre and steps away from Kulinarya.
HAAN Korean BBQ 한바베큐| 3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6S2 | (604) 944-7188
They offer high quality cuts of meat (two order minimum for meats). The meats were tender, juicy and well flavoured. Clean, bright and great ambiance!
PoCo Ocean Restaurant 海富小館 | Poco Place Mall, 2755 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 5Y9 | (604) 464-4325
PoCo Ocean Friendly neighborhood restaurant in Port Coquitlam between Lougheed and Westwood Street. It offer fresh ingredients and really tasty honey garlic wings. They do not have consistent hours and it is best to call ahead before heading over.
Kai Japanese Restaurant | 63 Village Dr #160, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 0G9 | (604) 554-0282
Craving oshi sushi and don’t want to drive to downtown or Vancouver? This new Japanese izakaya offers a variety of pressed sushi, fresh sheet and grilled skewers.
Sushi K Kamizato | 2850 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6K5
| (604) 474-0022
Killer fresh sheet and daily specials from Japan. This sushi bar menu focused on sashimi, Okonomi / nigiri pieces. Aburi flame seared sushi are delicious! And don’t forget their chirashi don.
Tri-Cities Places Good for Dim Sum
Wah Wing Szechuan Restaurant 華榮川菜館 | 207- 2748 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 6P2 | (604) 945-3333
We love their shrimp spring rolls with seaweed. Concise dim sum menu with lunch combination specials. The staff is friendly and always my first choice when we feel like going yum cha.
Grand Palace Restaurant Coquitlam 富豪酒家 | 1163 Pinetree Way #2001, Coquitlam, BC V3B 8A6 | (778) 285-8900
Suitable for big parties. Their Dim Sum selection is big with a lot of variety. Service is not great and often with long wait times.
Eastern Pearl Seafood Port Coquitlam 東海樓 | 6102-2850 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6K5 | (604) 474-2992
Newest Chinese restaurant Port Coquitlam. Flavorful pairings and quality ingredients both lunch and dinner. Fresh seafood tanks and plentiful free parking.
Other Restaurants in Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities
- The Keg
- Earls Port Coquitlam
- Grand Seasons Chinese Restaurant
- Grand River Chinese Restaurant
Dessert Shops in Coquitlam