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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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Ranked #6 of 423 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
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Can't believe it is ranked 9th. Surely this is the best restaurant in Cairns, certainly the only one with a hat. Wonderful food wine and service. Recommend the degustation meal but you need to think ahead and prepare (leave room) for the 6 courses. Thanks to all at the Tamarind, a lovely way to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the perfect place to go for a special dinner as a treat. Everything is fabulous from the food, to the service to the decor. I have been here on numerous occasions over the years and it has never disappointed. I am just waiting for another excuse to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My partner and I are in cairns for the food music and relaxation factor and had visited many of the waterfront restaurants. We stumbled into tamarind on an unplanned Sunday night in casual clothes and we were welcomed warmly. Our waiter "rowan" was kind and professional. He laughed with us and helped us choose what was a spectacular meal. We... More

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Lennox Head, Australia
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315 reviews 315 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Pullman Casino Hotel and were impressed by this restaurant from the minute we first walked in. Great ambience, professional staff and great food. While we ate at other restaurants while we were staying in Cairns, we gravitated back to Tamarind and had dinner there three nights. We were never disappointed. One night we opted for the... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Tamarind is almost hidden within the Pullman Reef Casino in Cairns, Queensland, but certainly worthwhile finding. The menu is quite concise but be assured whatever you choose will certainly impress. From presentation to the final tasty morsel, this Restaurant will please the most discerning diners. From Oriental to Western the fare is incredibly-well planned and conceived...and the desserts must... More

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Cairns, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited the restaurant on my birthday and was very impressed! It was a last minute booking and they managed to accommodate my partner and I despite being fully booked. The service was outstanding, I believe our waiter was called Samuel. He was brilliant! And the food was beautiful. We had the Roasted Eye Fillet & Moroccan Chicken - both... More

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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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