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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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Ranked #5 of 398 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $22 - $88
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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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85% Recommend
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English first
Cairns, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food and efficient friendly service. Always reliable for a special occasion or for a quiet romantic evening out in a quiet atmosphere.

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Cairns, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

food was great a bit noisy good service & value staff were local's so that counts I would give it another chance based on the food & effort.

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Yeppoon, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were on our honeymoon in Cairns in May 2013 and wanted to go out to dinner. I found Tamarind through online reviews like trip advisor. I called and made a booking, the staff were very accommodating and friendly. We enjoyed a wonderful meal, entree, main and dessert. The decor was modern and exotic, and the food was different, but... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

You can experiment a great restaurant, friendly service, with the scents of Asia and Europe. The price was reasonable, with a good Australian wine, could go upto AUD 160.

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Cairns, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have eaten now at Tamarind on at least 8 occasions and every one has been special. Its wonderful to have a touch of class in the far North and food normally only seen in the big two and three hat restaurants of the South. The tasting plates combined with old favorites are a great way to go with the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My partner & I dined here just before Christmas last year. The restaurant itself has a very romantic feel to it, and there is plenty of rooms between tables so you don't feel cramped. The service was excellent, and the food was even better. I recommend the quail & tuna for entree and the whole baby barramundi for a main.... More

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Los Angeles
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I'm quite surprised at the high rating given by others as I thought the restaurant was just ok. Part of the problem may be that, finding it too cold inside, I chose to sit outside and not many other customers did. They seem to forget about you out there, good luck getting any attention after they set the table. On... More

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Nick S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out to us following your dining experience in Tamarind. I am sorry to learn that your expectations were not met on this occasion. I further apologise for the wait period you experienced whilst being seated in the outside area of the restaurant and sorry that you felt like the wait staff “forgot about you”. While we... More

Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I went to tamarind with my girl friend on a sunday night the restaurant was booked out we didnt have any reservation we still got a table for 2 we didnt want to go anywhere else. for entree we had the tasting plate was just amazing followed by the maroccan chicken and the spicy duck, both excellent. The manager restaurant... More

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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I was last here in 2012 and it was the number one place that I wanted to return to with my family on this visit. We were not disappointed. This time we dined with some friends for dinner and breakfast. Dinner was amazing as usual with a wonderful menu and wine selection. The food, dining experience and service was excellent... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We chose Tamarind for a wedding dinner as we wanted something special and with a sense of occasion. It was perfect. They put of table of ten in a slightly secluded area to the left of where you enter and then spoilt us all night. My daughter is vegan and we had informed them of that so I knew that... More

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