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Tamarind

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Contemporary, Australian, Asian fusion
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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Allow us to take you on a culinary journey with contemporary fusion of...
Allow us to take you on a culinary journey with contemporary fusion of asian and western cuisine showcasing the best produce of Tropical North Queensland. Artefacts and exotic décor abound to create a restaurant ambience that is totally unique. This award winning restaurant recently won the "Best Fine Dining" category at the "2011 North Queensland - Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Association Awards for Excellence". In addition to this prestigious award, they also received an honorable mention in the "Wine List" category.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 224
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect in every way.

We were staying at the hotel for a special occasion and thought we would try it here for dinner. Absolutely beautiful in every way, food had the most stunning flavours, wine lovely and service 10/10. Our new favourite spot in cairns!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Nina H
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were staying at the hotel for a special occasion and thought we would try it here for dinner. Absolutely beautiful in every way, food had the most stunning flavours, wine lovely and service 10/10. Our new favourite spot in cairns!!

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Cairns, Qld
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

delicious food especially tasting platter entrees good staff. we usually have a very good dinner there each time we go, Bit pricey but we use our accor card

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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to the Tamarind Restaurant several times and have never been let down by the wonderful food or the excellent service. The ambience is subdued and intimate. We would highly recommend a visit to The Tamarind if you are new to Cairns and say 'why haven't you been?' if you live here.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Tamarind is my favourite restaurant in Cairns for a really special dining experience. It has never disappointed. The menu is an interesting blend of modern Asian and the produce is always fresh and local. The wait staff have always been attentive and professional. It is only a small restaurant so early bookings are essential but if it was bigger... More 

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant which is part of the Casino complex that offers beautiful food coupled with outstanding service. Food is very rich so smaller servings are totally adequate. The decustation menu is one of the best. Restaurant best suited for small numbers who enjoy fine dining.

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Cloncurry, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After hearing great things about Tamarind, I'm happy to say.. it's all true. Took a chance last Thursday as a walk in, and scored a table straight up..Hubby and I were both chuffed! The service is excellent, the food amazing. I ordered the tempura tofu & lotus root curry for my main & my other half enjoyed the delicious pan... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Ala Carte Breakfast: Great. Breakfast Buffet: Not Bad. Dinner: Great. Service at Breakfast and Dinner: Excellent. Our last night in Cairns and we dropped in here in between tables at the Casino. Had no idea what to expect- pleasantly surprised with the whole package. I think this place must have a good team in the kitchen, supported by a good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Ok the prices might be a tad high, but if your wanting 5* service, this is one of the nicest thai restaurant in Cairns. We shared the entree, which was so different in the taste buds, then ordered duck egg fried rice with whole deep fried fish, to share and this also was out of this world, again the staff... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We are Accor Advantage Plus Members and were recommended by them to dine at this Restaurant. When we checked into our hotel they also recommended that we should dine here. Given that we came with very high expectations we definitely were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived the Staff were so friendly and welcoming and extremely professional and efficient.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Brilliant quality food and exceptional service. This place would rival any 5 Star eateries in any of Australias capitol cities. The crispy skinned baby Barranmundi was delicious as was my partners duck curry which had generous portions of perfectly cooked duck. The papaya salad was close to the best I've ever had and finally, the waitress was skilled, professional and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4030 8897

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 88
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Allow us to take you on a culinary journey with contemporary fusion of asian and western cuisine showcasing the best produce of Tropical North Queensland. Artefacts and exotic décor abound to create a restaurant ambience that is totally unique. This award winning restaurant recently won the "Best Fine Dining" category at the "2011 North Queensland - Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Association Awards for Excellence". In addition to this prestigious award, they also received an honorable mention in the "Wine List" category.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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