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“Very good Thai” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Longtail Kitchen

Longtail Kitchen
Ranked #16 of 259 Restaurants in New Westminster
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were surprised by the tastiness and flavours of the Pad Thai and Gai Lan Pork Belly. The flavours and textures were excellent. We ate here on our last night in New Westminster, and were so impressed we went back the next morning for an early lunch before checking out.

Visited April 2014
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English first
New Westminster
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“TANTALIZING FLAVOURS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

Longtail Kitchen is a gem hidden in New Westminster Rivermarket. Each dish has an explosion of flavours. We first tried their chicken wings and have returned and tried almost all their dishes and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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298 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Fresh full flavours at great prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Took two dining companions to try out this new favourite. The menu is small so we sampled much of it. The coconut/chili/clam soup concoction was excellent as was the tofu pad thai. Also enjoyed the Changmai Chicken Curry, although I agree it's not really curry-like--more like a drumstick and thigh on a pad thai with lots of limes and crispy noodle topping. The Salt Spring mussels with their tangy dip were fine and the snack sized omelette with "sausage" (more like a spicy ham) was tasty. Even the "entree" size portions are somewhat small but that just allows you to try more, especially at these prices. The warm roti with condensed milk and bananas slightly pureed was the ultimate comfort food and is the kind of thing that will haunt me. While Longtail is now licensed, I think they only have beer, which isn't my drink. Enjoyed a sweet cold lemongrass tea while my companions had BC's best beverage, free water. Service was friendly and very quick, especially for dishes that were freshly made in most cases. The decor is simple, even a little spartan, but pleasant. It was a dark, rainy night so we didn't get the benefit of the full length windows on the river, although the colourful pastel paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling made a pretty reflection.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Westminster, Canada
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178 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Hope This One Survives”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Most Thai restaurants in New Westminster have not survived more than 2 years. Hopefully, this one will as it location may be a plus. The food is good, service a little slow and as far as location - right on the waterfront it will certainly attract the clientele needed to survive. The Changmai Chicken Curry was a disappointment as it tasted like a stew instead of a curry, but a friend had it on another day and had better luck. I was enjoyed the creamy seafood soup, the tumeric mussels, pad thai and chicken wings.

Visited July 2013
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New Westminster, Canada
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224 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
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“Fast, Fresh and Tasty!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

The newest food installment at New Westminster Quay, Longtail occupies a compact, but bright and eclectic space with a handful of tables and easy access to outdoor seating.

The Thai-centric menu consists of about a dozen items ranging from steamed mussels to curries and various grilled chicken items. On a warm Saturday afternoon, we ordered the crispy chicken wings and pad thai with prawns. The pad thai had a nice consistency with layers of flavoiur and a nice bit of zip. The chicken was nice and crispy, dusted in a really tasty mix of spices and served with a bright, tamarind-based dipping sauce.

While solo diners can certainly find lots to please, the best option would be sharing a range of dishes as a group. The staff are friendly, service is prompt and the prices reasonable.

Simply put, this is good food done fast and fresh.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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