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614 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (The Loop)
(312) 379-0970
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Ranked #765 of 8,337 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Thai
Neighborhood: The Loop
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Balbo Ave & Harrison St
Transit: Harrison (Red Line) Harold Washington Library (Brown Line, Orange Line, Pink Line, Purple Line) Jackson-Red (Red Line)
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English first
Davenport, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A large group of us - perhaps 16 - dined together on a Thursday evening. We had a reservation and our long table was ready. The staff was cheerful, the house sake was decent, the room was pleasantly decorated and the location was convenient. On the other hand, the food was a step down in flavor from what you'd encounter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

They have the best stir-fry ever. Its a custom, make your own with choice of protein (I passed on this one), choice of noodles (pad thai, udon, glass, and a couple more) or rice (white or brown), choice of sauce (sesame ginger, sweet and sour, and two others) and then they whisk you away to a salad bar stocked with... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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199 reviews 199 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was not sure what to expect based upon recent reviews. Decided to try it out as the wife wanted sushi and I wanted Thai. The restaurant decor was not fancy but great for lunch or a casual dinner. The service was great. The tuna tataki was very good. The rolls my wife ordered were quite good. My pad see... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was there with the friends. I found this place cosy and with warm atmosphere for a friendly lunch. Of course, I'm not Chicago specialist, but I visited places like Subway, Panda Express, some panini place and Royal India (mid-high end restaurant). This place is definitely better then fast food restaurants, but maybe too low level for a dinner. Well,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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106 reviews 106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I wanted fried rice after a few days of rich food and the Hilton Chicago concierge recommended Tamarind which is just around the corner. What we found was a typical Asian cafe offering an eclectic mix of Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. Rather split personality but we decided we were game for it. We were a party of three... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food was very good, I had the lemongrass beef with vegetables and the Tokyo Cosmo. The only thing I didn't like was the martini was served in a stainless steel glass. I have an aversion to anything metal...I did manage to drink it and it was excellent.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I like Tamarind very much. The service I get is always good. The food is plentiful and tasty. Some of the martini drinks are very good too. In all, this is a place that you can visit regularly and have a pleasant experience.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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161 reviews 161 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
515 helpful votes 515 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went here for lunchmon the reccomendation of a fellow guest at The Blackstone - and it was great! Very simple decor, not flash at all, but the best thai food I have had since I visited Thailand! Lovely friendly waitresses too and the prices were what I call "student prices": ie really cheap. But this place is a hidden gem,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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325 reviews 325 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Menu is huge here and represents many Asian cuisines. The meal was good and nothing more. But since we had a crowd, we easily found something to each taste. Decor on entering was more enticing than the decor at the back where our table was.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went to this place within walking distance of Chicago Hilton - handy! Service was excellent - however, whoever made the Tom Kar Ghai soup used gigantic vegetable pieces that did not belong in it, although the coconut milk-infused broth was perfect. Also, the Pad Thai (my Litmus test for any Thai food restaurants) was awful - no peanuts, nothing green... More

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Additional Information about Tamarind

Address: 614 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: (312) 379-0970
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > The Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Thai

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