Restaurant Review: Joey Tomato’s

By Sylvi
Special to the Post


For starters, we ordered the yam fries and ahi tuna tacos to share. For the entrees, we ordered the steak frites, the lobster and prawn ravioli and a burger.

Yam fries with truffle lemon aioli were sprinkled with grated Grana Padano. They were delicious. The slight tang from the lemon made the aioli less heavy than other mayonnaise-based sauces. I love the decadent earthy aroma of truffles.

The seared rare ahi tuna was served on a flat little deep fried tortilla with coleslaw, and a light wasabi aioli. The shell was crispy without being greasy. The tuna was complimented by the coleslaw. But the aioli didn’t have that kick you’d expect from wasabi.

In the steak frites, the CAB prime sirloin is topped with parsley butter and comes with a side of rocket greens and fries. The steak was juicy and pink on the inside, but it was still a little chewy. The steaks were considerably small (5oz) but, it’s still a good deal. The rocket greens (arugula) was tasty without that bitterness that arugula usually comes with. They were also generous with the fries.

Lobster and prawn ravioli is stuffed with lobster and crab meat, then topped with grilled prawns, lobster cream sauce and fresh dill. The grilled prawns were nicely done, but the ravioli would’ve tasted pretty one-note and bland if not for the dill.

Our waitress was friendly and attentive. When we mentioned to the waitress that the steak was chewy, she apologized and sent it back to the kitchen. She replaced it with a peppercorn steak that was noticeably juicer and more tender and she had taken it off of our tab altogether. Talk about great service!


Joey Tomato’s

550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam, BC


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