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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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Ranked #12 of 437 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $88
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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Perth, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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

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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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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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Tamarind serves excellent food, probably my favourite restaurant in Cairns. We ordered the Tamarind Tasting Plate to start with, which was very nice and a perfect size to share for two people. For mains, we shared the Five-spiced Pork Belly and the Penang Duck Curry, which was just amazing!!! The chefs did a great job and additionally served the duck... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended so we were looking forward to a special night out. The decor is fairly basic for a hatted restaurant but this is not so important. The quality of the food compared to the price is important and this is where I think Tamarind falls short. The food was good - but expensive for what you... More 

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Nick S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, and I appreciate you having taken the time to provide some constructive criticism on your dining experience in 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 at our dishes... More 

3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've been here once and had to bring my partner here. I love to eat out and this is hands down the best restaurant I've ever eaten in. The staff was fantastic, it's such an intimate dining experience. I'd drive the 4.5hours from home just to eat dinner there again.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My boss took me there 4times here. I have never been disappointed about service and food. The staffs look after the customers well and have knowledge of meals. My favorites are whole baramandi and cassava desert... Yummy!!!! Price... Oh yeah! For me def special occasion but it is really worth to go there!

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Palm Cove, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband and I had a beautiful dinner there. The staff are pros and the flavours relish. I recommend the fish and lotus root chips. Will be back for sure.

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

One of my favourite places to enjoy a meal in Cairns. Asian cooking at it's best,always a good choice for a night out to enjoy some flavoursome food in a comfortable setting.

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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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