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“We were a late seating...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tong's Thai Island Cuisine

Tong's Thai Island Cuisine
West End 34101, Honduras
50499172198
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Ranked #6 of 52 Restaurants in West End
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tong's Thai Island Cuisine is one of the most popular places to eat out in West End, Roatan Island, Honduras. The restaurant is considered a sort of minor celebrity on the island and locals as well as visitors try it at least once when visiting the West End area. Tong's Thai Island Cuisine has been built reflecting the heritage and originality of where it came from. It supports a traditional Thai look which makes it stand out like a jewel among all those island bars and fun-in-the-sun beach cafe types. The restaurant gives off an aura of old world Thai culture mixed with the stunning beauty of the tropical Caribbean islands; sort of taking the best of both worlds and combining them to form this beautiful place. It holds elements from both the Thai and the tropics; the seating and flooring along with the whole building has been made out of wood which is very island style. The decor, the foliage, the plating and the entire ambience has been arranged to mimic the Thai style which brings about an exotic harmony of the two cultures. Tong's Thai Island Cuisine provides a chance for both locals and vacationers to have a taste of the diversity of Thai food. It is the only restaurant serving this cuisine, which makes it an even more unique place. It is located in the middle of West End itself, in a prominent area. Lunch and dinner are served here with an amazing variety of flavorful Thai cuisine. This Asian cuisine uses very subtle flavors that are so different from those used on the island. For example, tamarind sauce, fish sauce, palm sugar, tangy and fragrant herbs and spices combine to achieve that exotic sweet and sour Thai taste. This provides a startlingly lovely contrast with the freshly squeezed fruit drinks offered made from the island's tropical fruit. Tong's Thai Island Cuisine is the place to be if you're a food lover on vacation and even reviews say it is a must try place on Roatan Island. Tong's Thai Island Cuisine Tong's Thai Island Cuisine One of the most preferred dishes in Tong's Thai Island Cuisine is the Pad Thai. It is served both with lobster and shrimp and has gotten rave reviews from customers and staff alike. All of the dishes are fresh, steaming hot, carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Small flavors like lime, extra spices, and dried chillies are offered to the customers to enhance the essence and aroma of the food. They have a great variety of soups and starters paired with vegetables, meat or chicken to awaken your appetite and leave you hungry for more. The staff is extremely well trained and they make sure that no client leaves the restaurant unhappy. They are discreet, well mannered and very quick with the service.
Greenville, South Carolina
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“We were a late seating...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Food was decent...service was good. We asked for lanterns on our table and finally got them at the end of our dinner. I'm not sure I would go back...it was inconvenient because they didn't take credit cards.

Visited November 2012
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Louisville, KY
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“They deserve better than loud karaoke”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Looking forward to a slightly more upscale meal than our average on Roatan, we head to Tong's. Food & service were great, but apparently Thursday night is extremely obnoxious karaoke night at the bar next door. Perhaps this is the cost of doing business in the West End. This place deserves better than to be invaded by drunken expatriate festivities that they must hear routinely... Come here earlier in the week.

Visited November 2012
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NJ
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“Spicey, Authentic Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Tong's was a boat taxi ride away. Only took about 5 minutes to reach the West End and this wonderful restaurant. We ate on the dock while the sun set over the water. Service was good, attentive and friendly. This lace is right on the water. You will not be disappointed if you enjoy thai food. Everything was fresh and delicious! But do remember to spray your feet and legs with bug spray!

  • Visited August 2012
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Red Deer, Canada
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“Not cheap but you'll get the real thing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great Thai food. Not cheap, 15$ for Panang curry but portions are good and it's the real thing. Worth the splurge, you won't be disappointed.

Visited November 2012
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Whitby, Ontario
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“Romantic Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We dined here on the dock and the foods were excellent and service discreet. What an incredible setting!!! The tables were far enough apart and the dock stretched so that a couple could feel as if they had privacy in a great evening ambience.

  • Visited March 2012
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