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“Good this time, but never consistent”
Review of Tong’s Thai Island Cuisine - CLOSED

Tong’s Thai Island Cuisine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good this time, but never consistent”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This time the food was good and waiter seemed attentive. Prices are high for the island. The last two times we visited (last year) the food was only ok. This time it was good so hopefully it will remain good.

  • Visited August 2014
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Roatan, Honduras
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

When it was Tong's it was very good, Last time there I ordered a meal tht, on the menu, had red chili peppers pictured so as most, figured it was spicy, when I got my meal it was similar to sweet Chinese takeout, I complained and they said they would add chili's but I ordered it so I pay for it. I brought it home, gave it to the watchman and he said it was OK but very sweet, Not hot at all, even after they "fixed" it

  • Visited March 2014
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terri”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Absolutely my favorite place! Food was fantastic. Portions are so large we took home three boxes of food for lunch the next day.

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Roatan, Honduras
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Finally a sign - Thai Place!”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I kept missing the location of the restaurant but they've recently gotten a new and larger sign that says "Thai Place" - a bit expensive by Roatan standards BUT worth it for a splurge due to seating outdoors on the dock! The food is very good - but the setting is bottled romance!

Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“wonderful meal”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This was not my first time here and the food did not disappoint. The night we ate there ended up being kind of hot without a breeze so we actually ended just taking our food to go. We had a few people in our group that are not adventurous eaters so we decided to order a wide variety and we just ate it family style so everyone could have a little of it all. EVERYTHING was awesome and everyone loved it! Can't wait to eat here next time we are in Honduras.

Visited April 2014
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