Was in Port Coquitlam recently to catch a BC Major Midget hockey game, and stopped by Asahi Japanese Restaurant near the Port Coquitlam Rec Centre. The restaurant is located on the corner of Mary Hill Road and Wilson Avenue.
It was around 6:00 p.m. at the time, and it wasn’t too busy. I was seated immediately and brought over a menu as well as a cup of hot tea. After going through the menu briefly, I decided to get their Chicken Katsu Donburi, which is deep fried chicken cutlet served with salad and rice.
I didn’t know – because it wasn’t mentioned on the menu – but this dish was also served with Miso soup as well.
As for the ambience, it was all right. There was a flatscreen in front of my table, and it was showing the news on Global TV – but without the sound. There was some music playing in the background, and I could hear the people behind my table chitchatting. Like I said above, the restaurant not very busy when I was there. As for the service, it was pretty good. The server/waitress was very friendly and prompt. No complaints there whatsoever.
The food, meanwhile, was presented very nicely, and the amount of chicken was more than I expected. The “salad,” of course, was similar to some sort of coleslaw, but the strawberry slices were a nice touch. As for the taste, the chicken wasn’t hard to chew, but it wasn’t that special either. It was okay – nothing outstanding or extraordinary.
So, to recap, the service was good and friendly. The chicken was okay. Nothing really memorable, but it at least kept me full before I headed to the hockey game across the street.
When: Saturday, March 7, 2015
What: Chicken Katsu Donburi
Where: Asahi Japanese Restaurant, 2540 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 3B2
How Much: C$8.95