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Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine

628 6th Avenue, #103
New Westminster, BC V3M1K1
Tel: (604) 526-3000
  • Cuisine: Malaysian
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Service: Takeout
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Hours: Mon - Thu: 11AM - 3PM & 5PM - 9PM, Fri - Sat: 11AM - 3PM & 5PM - 9:30PM, Sun: 11AM - 3PM & 5PM - 9PM
  • Tamarind Hill offers a varied menu of authentic and unique Malaysian cuisine for lunch and dinner.

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authentic tasty malaysian food
By jackfruit of vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 26, 2008 - 12:23am [Dine in]

Ate here several times and boy is the food yummy! Especially enjoy the Indian mee goreng, Hainan chicken rice with great condiments, satays, and laksa broth soup. All their dishes are always presented beautifully, ambiance is nice, and staff friendly. Also their sambal is wonderfully hot! So glad to have this restaurant in lovely New West.

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Excellent Malaysian Cuisine
By noidy of Coquitlam (13 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 11:36am [Dine in]

My family's from Malaysia and very picky. Yet, when we go to this restaurant, they have nothing but positive comments. We've gone to Tropika (Van & Richmond) and Banana Leaf. Tamarind Hill's food is the best. The food is amazingly flavourful, with different layers and depth. To some, the portions may appear small compared to Chinese restaurants, but at par with Indian restaurants. The food is very rich. To start, we've ordered the beef, chicken and lamb satays. All of them were tender and flavourful. Also good was the roti and tofu goreng. Very fresh.

Over our visits, we've tried the kari lamb, Malaysian chicken curry, boneless Hainanese chicken, beef rendeng, sambal green beans, eggplant in spicy chili sauce, alaskan black cod with caramelized sweet ginger, and char bee hoon (rice noodles with seafood in a light sauce -- very flavourful), ipoh char hor fun, and indian mee gorent. All were excellent and my Grandmother and Mother were particularly impressed with the Hainanese chicken -- it was very tender and unexpectantly flavourful (steamed chicken is rather bland to me). The dishes weren't too spicy hot for my Mother either (though I and others enjoy the heat). You can ask for a dish to be hotter. If you still have room, deep-fried banana with ice cream is a wonderful way to end the meal. Weekends are very busy and it's a small restaurant, so I always make reservations. They have a website & menus too: http://tamarindhill.ca

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Good find for Asian cuisine in N.W.
By Gastroc of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 10:51pm [Dine in]

Had dinner at T.H. with large group. Have not had Malaysian cuisine for years so looked forward to this place based on previous reviews. The restaurant was very busy on Saturday night. Food was very presentable and delicious. The fried rice was tasty. They are able to accomodate vegetarians and vegans with slight modifications to the entrees on the menu. Servers were attentive and efficient. Will be returning to this place when craving for Malaysian food.

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Why didn't I try this place sooner?
By Love2GoOut of New Westminster (15 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Wow. I have been curious to try Tamarind Hill for a while but someplace else has always been higher on my "list". Too bad. I live in New West and could easily have been coming here for months now. They deliver, too. Good to know!

We started with vegetarian spring rolls (4 for $5) which were tasty and came with a lovely dipping sauce. I ordered a virgin Mango Colada that was absolutely delicious. I would actually consider having it for dessert next time.

The green papaya mango salad was delightfully crunchy, tangy/sweet and mildly spicy. The boneless Hainese (sp?) chicken came with a bowl of rice and was beautifully presented with lovely sambal and ginger sauces to complement the moist, flavourful meat. The mixed stir fried vegetables were lovely to look at and to eat but next time I would consider trying the green beans, which arrived at the table next to us looking and smelling amazing.

My dinner companion had the deep fried banana and ice cream for dessert. She seemed to like it - I can't comment on that. I would have liked to try a dessert but was already very satisfied with the rest of my meal. Two of us brought home substantial leftovers. Not sure why others say portions are small. Final bill for two with tax but before tip was $50 for all of the above plus a cup of Mighty Leaf tea. My teenage daughter who was "not interested" in trying Tamaring Hill is now tucking into the leftovers (we had some of everything) and calling from the kitchen about how good it is. I certainly find it on par with Banana Leaf and it is practically walking distance!

Glad I finally got down there. Better late than never. I will definitely be back.

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Deserves a try
By sjones of Vancouver (14 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

Well I think this place deserves a visit if you want to try good South East Asian cuisine. It's outside of the Vancouver area so it may appeal to locals in Burnaby, Coquitlam, and New Westminster who don't want to travel far.

The food was just shy of receiving four stars. For me the flavour didn't have much impact. I would have liked the dishes more spicy, but maybe the taste would appeal to the majority of people.

I had Roti canai, green papaya salad, satay, and Hainese chicken. Out of all of the dishes I liked the papaya salad and Hainese chicken. They had the most flavour and uniqueness. Worth trying out. The satays are small and not worth the money. I was indifferent to the roti canai.

I think that the restaurant can certainly improve on its food. It's a good start but nothing that makes me go "wow". The place is somewhat small yet cozy. I would try it again since it deserves a revisit.

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Wonderful Malaysian food
By Stevex of Burnaby BC, Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 11:16pm [Dine in]

we went on a Tuesday night with 2 toddlers in tow. It was empty at 8pm, but at 8.25pm it started filling up with people.
The server said that the last order would be in the next 20 mins. So we quickly ordered chicken Satay, Nyong soup and soft shell crabs. all 3 were terrific - I had never had softshell crabs and boy was it good! The soup was a little on the sour vinegary side but we liked the contrast. The satay was like candied chicken but tasted moist and luscious.
Main course was a Singapore Laksa and the classic Nasi Goreng. Laksa was light and full of coconut & lemon grass flavours but the Nasi Goreng lacked the punch. We had to order some hot sauce to spice it up. But we had underestimated the power of mighty thai chilli. We had enough left to take back doggie bags for the next day's office lunch!
the best part was all this for only $35 - without tips!! thats like great value for money for wonderful food.

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Great Food, Come During The Week
By vertex1969 of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2007 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

I been to this restaurant maybe 6 or 7 times and still love it. I tend to go during the week, so I get a restaurant that has some people in it, but is not crowded. They have this roti, not sure what it's called, but it's my favorite. I could eat that appie all day!! Curry is good too.

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great tasting food...but very little served!
By Food_Lover324746 of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 7:23pm [Dine in]

The food from this restaurant may be great and tasty but they serve very little for the amount you pay! Its not really worth it unless your in for a really small dish...they also play a bit of malaysian sounding music with old-fashioned lights and walls....but really fancy looking! On the weekends the lineups are horrible and so overcrowded! It's nosy here and there so try to go on the weekdays....

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something different in uptown New West
By The_Fergusons of New Westminster (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, August 6, 2006 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

While running around doing errands on one of our few days off, my fiancee suggested we try this place and are we both glad she did. From the moment we walked in, the staff treated us as if they had known us for years. The service was amazing. Once we decided what we wanted and placed our orders, the food was on the table within ten minutes. Perfect, especially if you're on a lunch break. The food itself was fantastic, spicy but not overpowering and everything cooked just right. We have not been able to make it back here for dinner yet, but are definitely looking forward to it. To Scot and all the staff: keep up the good work!

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Every bit as good as Vancouver dining, but it's close to home
By lseater of New Westminster (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, August 5, 2006 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

Excellent, spicy, food full of interesting flavours; great service; reasonable prices; comfortable seating; good atmosphere and interior design. A very welcome addition to the New Westminster restaurant scene.

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