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330 Rockwood Rd, Ste 112, Arden, NC 28704-8216
828-654-0988
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistently Delicious!

Great service and quality of food! We live nearby and often enjoy Tamarind. We like the fact that each dish is made for you individually, and you can request the amount of spiciness that you prefer (ie. mild, moderate, spicy).

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Janet H
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Arden, North Carolina
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Arden, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great service and quality of food! We live nearby and often enjoy Tamarind. We like the fact that each dish is made for you individually, and you can request the amount of spiciness that you prefer (ie. mild, moderate, spicy).

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Arden, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place, nice staff, good food. I have been to Tamarind many times, but on my first visit I was struck by how friendly the staff were. The menu is large with all of the usual things I expect to find in a Thai restaurant. My favorite was the special, soft shell crabs in green curry! Excellent!

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Etowah, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Well, after reading all of the reviews for this restaurant, I had to try it. My wife and I decided to make the trek from Hendersonville to Arden to see if this place did live up to the hype. I love Thai, especially Pad Thai, and am always in search for great pad thai.... and if they have good sushi,... More 

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Arden, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great Thai food.. and very authentic. We eat here once a month at least. I had friends visiting from Chicago where the food is the best in the US ( my own opinion..) and they were impressed with this restaurant. Truly good food.

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Fletcher, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I really enjoyed the Wonton Soup and the Pad Thai. Service was very efficient. Very convenient to work in Fletcher area.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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199 reviews 199 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Seriously, it's that good. Tamarind proves me wrong when I say you can't get great Thai in a place that also serves sushi, or when the staff isn't Thai (that's usually true). For locals it's out of the way, down by the airport (and 5 other Thai restaurants in/near downtown). But Tamarind is consistently better. Pad Thai for dinner was... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always use Pad Thai as my base when eating at Thai restaurants. Theirs is very good. The other dishes are as well. However, the sushi isn't th ebest.

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Asheville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We eat here a few times a year and it is consistently good Thai food. I think the prices are a little high if you go after lunch time. For lunch the meal includes soup and salad and is less expensive than the meal costs at supper time without the soup and salad. Beware of the spice level you ask... More 

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I'm a local, but if you are traveling, Tamarind is close to the Asheville airport. I loved this place when it first opened, but then I had some not so good experiences there. For example, once I ordered Spicy Basil and it had neither spice nor basil and was very different from what I had remembered. I hadn't been in... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We are locals & enjoy this restaurant very much. The service & food are consistently very good and the atmosphere much better than you would expect for a strip mall. We usually go for lunch, when you can get a wonderful meal for about $10.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 Rockwood Rd, Ste 112, Arden, NC 28704-8216
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: 828-654-0988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?