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Tamarind

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614 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (Between Balbo Ave & Harrison St)
Harrison (Red Line) Harold Washington Library (Brown Line, Orange Line, Pink Line, Purple Line) Jackson-Red (Red Line)
(312) 379-0970
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great stir-fry at a good price.

This restaurant is just a block off Michigan Ave and very close to the Hilton Chicago. It was a cold windy night and we had "museum feet" so we were glad to have an option close by. We ordered the stir fry that you design yourself. A buffet of fresh vegetables like celery, carrots, mushrooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Bowiememe
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Bowie, Maryland
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  • Doing business
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Value for money... they have more than Thai which is an advantage & they deliver to most down town hotels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Over 2 visits my friend and I got the dumplings, the lettuce wraps (tofu), the hot and sour soup (with noodles), the pad thai and a stir fry. We would highly recommend the dumplings and the lettuce wraps. They stir fry is really fun and you can make it to suit you.

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This restaurant is just a block off Michigan Ave and very close to the Hilton Chicago. It was a cold windy night and we had "museum feet" so we were glad to have an option close by. We ordered the stir fry that you design yourself. A buffet of fresh vegetables like celery, carrots, mushrooms, onions, bok choy, peppers, bean... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I read the other reviews on TA for this place and it sounded like people had had mixed experiences, but I thought I would give it a shot as I was staying just around the corner. Long story short, it is a mixed experience. The restaurant is nicely decorated, the ambience is good, the staff are pleasant and efficient. BUT.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Met some friends here for dinner one night. I am gluten free and the only option they had for me was Pad Thai. It came with almost no sauce on it, and I had to add gluten free soy sauce to it to eat it. To be fair, they did try, and the shrimp was really good. I also had... More 

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McConnelsvill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The food was delicious, the service phenomenal, the prices low.It was within walking distance of our hotel which made it all the more sweeter, and within walking distance of the blues venue we wanted to see. The food was hot and plentiful, and the waitstaff was friendly and quick. We would definitely eat here again

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I dined alone here one evening and had a very pleasant experience. This small restaurant has a cute, trendy design. The service was very friendly. I had a Thai Ice Tea, which was delicious, and the Beef Yaki Udon, which was also good. I would recommend this restaurant for a casual meal alone or with friends/family.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Moderately priced, amazing selection of different Asian cuisines. This was our kids' first trip to an Asian restaurant and they loved it. Try the jasmine tea, so good. Portions were large and we got a second meal out of the leftovers. Our only complaint was they seated us right next to the kitchen door when the place was almost empty.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Takeout sushi was cooked when I received it. The rest of the food was overpriced and un-interesting. I called to complain and they did nothing to fix it.

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Rochester NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We love little Asian places such a Tamarind that serve Vietnamese and Thai food in unassuming atmospheres. In this case they add sushi, which was in the category of "good enough". The pha was among the best we have experienced outside of Asia. Prices were great and the service was snappy and friendly. What's not to like?

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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>  > Downtown / 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 20
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 614 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
    (Between Balbo Ave & Harrison St)
  • Public Transportation: Harrison (Red Line) Harold Washington Library (Brown Line, Orange Line, Pink Line, Purple Line) Jackson-Red (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 379-0970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.