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“Would you like some delicious food with your stormy weather?”
Review of Tong’s Thai Island Cuisine - CLOSED

Tong’s Thai Island Cuisine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Calgary, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Would you like some delicious food with your stormy weather?”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

When we arrived for dinner at Tong's Thai, the weather was looking a little gloomy but we weren't ready to let it ruin our night. Since we saw the clouds coming in we didn't sit on the romantic looking dock with tables for two, we decided to sit a little closer to the restaurant incase the weather turned for the worse, which it did. When it started pouring rain the staff was very accommodating and found everyone a place closer to the inside of the restaurant. I had a couple glasses of red wine and my boyfriend had two salva vidas. We also had pad thai and another thai dish that is slipping my mind at the moment. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for some authentic thai food on the island.

  • Visited December 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best Pad Thai!”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

I was not a fan of Pad Thai until I had it at Tong's Thai! Everything we tried was fresh and delicious. Great service and food made us repeat customers.

Visited December 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tasty Thai”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

My family and a small group from our hotel visited Tong's on New Years Eve and had a great meal. Nice variety and the prices, while not low, were decent for the portions. Extremely tasty and everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. Nice change of pace from the island seafood we ate most of the week and I would recommend it. Right in the heart of West End. Power went out and the staff just worked harder to be sure we enjoyed our meal!

  • Visited December 2013
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Hills, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious and friendly”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Delicious food with generous portions. This was a splurge meal for us, as the prices were higher than other local restaurants, but it was worth it. Loved the atmosphere and staff was very friendly. The power was out and this restaurant had a generator, staff was very busy but service was great, food was hot and delicious. Very romantic with oil lamps making up for the lower lighting.

  • Visited January 2014
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Anchorage, Alaska
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“If you are at West End, eat here.”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Recommended to us by other travelers, we ate dinner here one night and then came back the next day for more. Excellent food and good portions. This was the best place we ate at while on Roatan. Their drinks are excellent too.

  • Visited December 2013
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