Asahi Japanese Restaurant (Port Coquitlam)

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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.

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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.

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I didn’t know – because it wasn’t mentioned on the menu – but this dish was also served with Miso soup as well.

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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.

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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.

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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

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