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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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Ranked #10 of 428 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $88
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

From the moment we walked in with my girlfriends, we felt welcome. I had the Penang Duck Currie and was blown away by the combination of flavours, one the recommendations of our waitress Tabitha who also helped up pick a bottle of wine to match which was perfect. Being 4 ladies with different needs she also was patient and accommodating,... More 

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Atherton, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Delicious food, beautifully presented. I highly recommend the whole fish. The best options for vegetarians I've seen in a restaurant(We are not vegetarians but ordered a range of dishes to try). Served with a pretty smile and personable service by Lenka. The staff had all sampled the degustation menu the week before and new the menu and what to recommend.... More 

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Bendigo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great dining experience on a Monday night. Wondered why we couldn't get our requested 7.00pm seating and had to wait till 7.30 when restaurant was not even half full.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great ambiance, great staff and great food. Its a nice little hidden restaurant suited for anything from a romantic dinner to a hens night.

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Brisbane, Australia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I had 2 meals at Tamarind, the food was lovely fresh and tasty. The service was also spot on......very efficient and friendly I would recomend this restaurant whether you are staying at the hotel or not

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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We heard good reviews from locals that it is one of Cairns finest restaurants and were pleased with the experience. The wine and beverage list is good and the Asian style food was excellent, the Moroccan style food was less successful. Penang duck curry one of the best ever!

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had a excellent meal with my fiancé last week. Meal was exceptional from the scallop entrees to the duck and fish mains. Only disappointment was the size of my stomach meant I couldn't fit in dessert. Love the fact you have allergy optioned menus for us unfortunate allergy sufferers. Great service and atmosphere. Can't wait to dine again and will... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been here on a few occasions and this place always impresses me. It is 5 star in Cairns which is very rare. The staff are AWESOME - they know what they are talking about and are very well trained or maybe they just fine naturally perfect staff???!!! I always order the mixed menu - the food just keeps... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Tucked away in the casino, this place is a little treasure. Food was truly outstounding, would recommend doing the tasting menu. Room for improvement with the palate cleanser- a meal in itself, it was sickly sweet. Dessert was also a bit of a let down after such a fantastic tasting menu. All in all, definitely worthwhile, best food we had... More 

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England
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fantastic restaurant. Some of the best food I have eaten in Cairns. Service was great too. A more expensive option but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

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Additional Information about Tamarind

Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4030 8897
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 88
Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary, Asian fusion

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