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Long Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant Restaurant Review: This always-busy spot offers an original, sophisticated spin on Vietnamese food right in the middle of Seattle's downtown core. Although masked by an unassuming façade, the restaurant's interior has high ceilings and earth-toned walls, much like its sibling, Tamarind Tree in the International District, which creates a tranquil ambience but still with a hip vibe. Portions are generous, dishes are attractively presented, and ingredients are always fresh. Choose from the house specials such as the tender crêpes that are a cross between an omelet and a pastry brimming with shrimp, bean sprouts and vegetables, ready to top with Asian basil and wrap inside lettuce leaves. Or enjoy the exotic soft-shell crab/banana-blossom salad. There's also a salad roll stuffed with shrimp and/or pork and fresh herbs, a turmeric-coconut rice cake, and lily blossom-steamed halibut. Try the tempting grilled banana cake or roasted coconut ice cream for dessert. For a light dinner, order grilled pork rolls and satays at happy hour. A full bar provides a range of libations.