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Tamarind Cafe

Global Vegetarian. 80 Pho Ma May | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 3926 0580
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Ranked #153 of 872 Restaurants in Hanoi
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent food with a broad vegetarian choice... Mushroom Clay Pot was great... Spring Rolls had a lovely sauce... Light taste.

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Milan, Italy
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17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Place is nice. Free wifi, you can charge your technology equipment but for the rest I am not sure I would recommend. It is incredibly overpriced for what the offer. Fresh fruit shakes are much more expensive than other places in the old quarter and are just the same as in any other place. There is plenty of choice of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We dined at Tamarind Cafe twice during our stay in Hanoi. Twice because it was very close to our hotel in the Old Quarter and seemed to have better reviews on Tripadvisor compared to other places. On both occasions, we were disappointed with the food. The first time we tried Cheese Croquettes and Grillled Sandwich with a cappuccino. The 'Cheese'... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went there for dinner. The food was good. The chairs with the cushions are very comfortable. The waitress and the owner are smiley and nice. They both asked if everything was okay. Too much ginger in the crème brulée.

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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited Tamarind Cafe (rated #145 out of 856 restaurants on TripAdvisor) which is next door to Tu Linh Palace Hotel 2. Tamarind Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant with a relaxed couch atmosphere. We order spring rolls, both fresh and fried, the food tastes bland. I don't think this place is good value. We stayed for a while as the... More

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West byfleet, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We had lots of dishes to share and everything was great. Excellent spring rolls! Friendly and helpful staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Tamarind looks like a place you could easily walk past. The visit however makes you glad you didn't! Very friendly staff and, I must say, excellent food. The ambient makes it a perfect place in Old Quarter. Good for BF, lunch and dinner.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was a pleasant place to stop after a long morning of wandering the Old Quarter. The food itself was fine but not amazing and a bit overpriced. The menu is kind of neither here nor there -- a mish-mosh of foods from around the world.

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Mauritius
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I am a vegetarian and was very satisfied with the variety of choices available at this restaurant. The food was above all very tasty and fresh. It was definitely one of the best restaurant that I experienced in Vietnam in term of food quality and extensive vegetarian menu provided. The restaurant also has some non-vegetarian options which worked great for... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Good food, great ambience and a great location. A very extensive menu for the vegetarians. Food prices start at about 80000 dong for a dish ( either a bowl of pho or a clay pot). I had a mushroom clay pot with rice which was dong 137,000. the prices are a bit steep but you are paying for the service... More

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