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Tamarind Thai Cuisine

330 Rockwood Rd, Ste 112, Arden, NC 28704-8216
828-654-0988
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Ranked #3 of 54 Restaurants in Arden
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Asheville, North Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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146 reviews 146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Tamarind is a really nice place in a shopping mall. The Thai fried rice and the Pad Thai are very good. When asked how spicy, be careful, if you ask for 3, it is a Thai 3, which clears your nasal passages for about 2 hours. The soup is always good and the sushi rolls are made fresh. They are... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tamarind Thai Cuisine is a little hard to find in south Asheville but once you find it, you'll go back again and again! The chicken satay is to die for and the soups are terrific. It took us over 2 years to find a good Thai restaurant in Asheville and this is the place.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Food here is really high quality and the pricing is very good. I always eat here when I visit Fletcher. Genuine Thai with lots of different options for a vegetarian or meat eater.

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42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Awesome Thai food. Service was quick. Server was very attentive. Many different choices to make everyone happy. Wish it was a stand alone restaurant instead of in a strip mall but it's still a great place to go grab dinner!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Girls night out decided to try Thai and it was wonderful. Nothing fancy from the outside but the inside was nicely decorated. It is small but well laid out. The food tasted very fresh and we had great service. It being almost everyone's first time trying Thai our server made great recommendations, and was very kind. You can get anything... More

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