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Tamarind

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Australian, Contemporary, 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 216
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Most recent review
Excellent!

The food was amazing and the service was great. Go early for breakfast to beat the crowds. I hope to dine here again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
nikkiphipps
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Fishers, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fishers, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food was amazing and the service was great. Go early for breakfast to beat the crowds. I hope to dine here again!

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a restaurant with a lovely ambience in the front room with a nice Asian feel to it. The pork belly entree with prawns was sublime and the deep fried baby barramundi simply delicious with a side dish of a very generous green papaya salad. And for Cairns, the dishes were well priced.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Really enjoyed eating here. The food was great and the service was really good. I loved the desserts!

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Titusville, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We ate here a number of times during our stay, and loved the place. It is small and intimate, making you feel very welcomed. The food was wonderful and the service is very professional. Also ate the breakfast buffet several times and loved the variety.

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Didim, Turkey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I las reviewed Tamarind in 2012. We have dined here many times since. We have been dining at Tamarind since it opened and have enjoyed the fabulous food, ambience and very professional and helpful staff. We took friends from UK to Tamarind last November and we were all very disappointed. The same friends dined with us in November 2013 and... More 

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Nick S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on your dining experience in November 2014, and I appreciate you having taken the time to provide some constructive criticism about Tamarind. I was disappointed to hear that expectations were not met on this occasion, but please rest assured that your feedback will serve as motivation for our team to take a closer look... More 

Melbourne
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We came to the Tamarind about 7 years earlier and both our young children at the time and ourselves loved it. This time was no different. Fine dininig, impressive service, exquisite well presented meals (the baby barramundi was a little fiddly but a taste sensation). Look forward to returning the next time we are in Cairns.

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This Resturant is the jewel in the crown of lots of good resturants. For presentation taste and surrounding there is nothing else to compare it to, other than say watching a top Resturant perform on Masterchef.Prices are good, staff attentive and in a great location at the side of the casino.book in advance as this place is simply the best... More 

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Mission Beach, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Wow what a surprise to find somewhere up here that knows what good service is. We were welcomed at the door, seated and were attentively waited upon all night. I absolutely recommend the duck curry which was the best I've ever had! All the staff were friendly and chatty and the menu was nice and simple too, making it easy... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I certainly had enjoy my experience and can't fault the service as we have been looked after. We have actually booked after 8:30 so we could actually diner after the rush and get everyone's attention. The food and wine came on time. Our waiter I suspect from India was charming and knowledgeable. We were 4 at our table and everyone... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After reading several reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try Tamarind at the Reef Casino .we were not disappointed .both my husband and myself ordered the salmon entree .it was amazing ..I then had crispy skin whole barramundi ..superb and had that with green pawpaw salad . My husband said his duck curry was one of the best he'd had... 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: Australian, Contemporary, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?