Tamarind Hill offers a varied menu of authentic and unique Malaysian cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Interesting cuisine can be hard to find in New Westminster. Yes, there are a few good places to eat, but it seems like nothing is really new, and no one really tries very hard . . . with the exception of Tamarind Hill on 6th. This place is warm and inviting, with an exciting menu full of tasty, spicy Malaysian dishes. It is authentic & delicious. It was a bit on the pricey side, but there was enough for leftovers, so we thought it a value. The service was impressive, and they treated us warmly . . . we went in with our five month old and they didn't even blink, so I'd also call it family friendly. My husband and I both agree we will dine there again! Keep up the good work.
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.
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
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.
I know the reviews are raving about his restaurant and the restaurant is great for anything outside of Vancouver but there are better Malaysian restaurant in Vancouver an Richmond. I've eaten here half a dozen times and the food is good and I don't have to travel into Vancouver but when you start giving bad service is when I draw the line.
We were a party of 5 and there was no one waiting. We put our name in and the host said that we just had to wait for a particular table to finish and that would be our table. Meanwhile 2 other parties came in - one with 3 people and the other with 4. Both of these tables got sat before we did. Okay no problem I understand the seating configurations accommodate smaller parties. But then a party comes in and the host obviously knows them and gives them our table. What the heck? I talk to host and he says "oh sorry, the other girl didn't know". The party sees that I'm making a bit of a stink and leaves. Ok if you were a legitimate reservation, would you leave?
So we order. I order a diet coke and lo and behold - unlike 90% of the restaurants in the world, they charge for pop refills. Really? Then we have barely got our 2nd entree out when the waiter stops by and tells us that it is last call. It is barely 9:00pm by this point. I guess you guys have to rush out and go home. Paying patrons don't want to hold you up from your private life. This is only your job and we are only paying your bills.
These guys need to realize that they Vancouver is the Asian food mecca in North American and there are other restaurants that are better. I just have to travel into Vancouver. This is good for New West but travel a little farther and you will get better. Mediocre food is passable when the service but is good when you start pulling stunts like this - I can take my hard earned money elsewhere.
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.
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.
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....
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!
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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