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Tamarine Restaurant

546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
650-325-8500
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Ranked #13 of 312 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tasso & Webster
Description: Tamarine is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant that features the light but flavor-intensive culinary delicacies of Vietnam. The restaurant offers a menu based on small plates, promoting the Vietnamese tradition of the 'shared' meal in which food is shared and enjoyed with those close. Tamarine's small plate entrees are enjoyed with the pairing of a variety of aromatic, flavor infused rice, designed to be mixed and matched to create a truly unique flavor experience. Along with culinary delicacies of Vietnam, the restaurant showcases the works of emerging artists from Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. Semi-annual exhibits will close with a cocktail event to auction the art. Proceeds will be donated to La Maison Chance, an orphanage in Saigon, Vietnam.
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English first
New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I attended a group dinner. The food is fresh and well-prepared. I liked the atmosphere which was lively and young. However, if you want a quiet evening out, this is not the place for you.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

excellent food .. it was fusion restaurant served variety of asian food .. food was amazing and atmosphere was great but they could better on service

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Order family style so you can try many options on this menu, and prepare to enjoy them all. The calamari appetizer set the standard for the evening: great flavors, brilliant execution, artfully presented. We tried the cod, the sea bass, eggplant, pumpkin curry, coconut rice and more - and loved them all. Yes, it's expensive, crowded (need reservations) and noisy.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were two couples (plus tiny baby tucked in the corner) and ordered shared starters and main courses (the only way to go!) Not one of these disappointed. From the starters, the crispy calamari and tea leaf beef particularly stood out; the entrees were also fantastic - try the spice-rubbed wild boar, shaking beef, and hoisin lamb chops. The atmosphere... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

When a group of about 30 Africans, from all around the African continent can be unanimous in their satisfactory appraisal of each item on the menu...then the food must be truly good. That was my experience at a dinner held at the Tamarine Restaurant for Stanford's MBA Students and Freshmen of African descent. The Vietnamese menu indeed had no boundaries... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food is good, the service too. The decor in the main part of the restaurant is nice, at the back is boring. Cost is a bit high.

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the best restaurants in the area, the food is very tasty and well presented and the service is good. I always find ordering here so hard as there are so many great dishes and if you order them all you have far too much food, hard to choose.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is classy.. Their food is great. We tried the tofu cakes which is better than ot sounds.. poached salmon .. the meal was great. Make sure you book in advance as its always busy.

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Oakland, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Beautiful restaurant with delicious and exotic dishes - wild boar, Empress rice, duck croquettes. Everything was delicious, service was excellent and the atmosphere was comfortable.

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San Mateo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant, with a wide variety of dishes and flavors. Another good restaurant for sharing different dishes so you can sample all of the many types of food and seasonings.

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