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Tamarind

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503 North Meadow Street, Ithaca, NY
607-277-2220
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very friendly and attentive staff, good value food, inconsistent spice/salt level

first of all, the staffs were very friendly and attentive. we tried several different curries and tom yum soup, which were at least on par with or slightly better (depending on what you get) than other major popular thai places in downtown. one issue is that their food overall was slightly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
trkbr
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New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first of all, the staffs were very friendly and attentive. we tried several different curries and tom yum soup, which were at least on par with or slightly better (depending on what you get) than other major popular thai places in downtown. one issue is that their food overall was slightly over-seasoned, and the spicy level was inconsistent over different... More 

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Thank trkbr
Ithaca, New York
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at Tamarind many times in the past several years. There have been a couple of rare meals that were fantastic and very authentic. Great flavors, well prepared, not overly sweet Americanized version ,correct spice level. That is why I give 3 stars. What has kept me going back is the hope for one of those meals. Unfortunately,... More 

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Thank bluetrail
Southern Tier NYS
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We have gotten take-out twice this past year. Portions are medium sized. We have not had issues with heat- we ask for a "2" and get a nice spicy flavor. The green curry and mango chicken are excellent. The sate is large and moist- but only 4 pieces. I have never eaten "in", but the service with take-out has been... More 

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Thank VegGardenPro
Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

There have been times when we'd give Tamarind a 5. But not always. Of the three meals we ordered 112/12/15, two were very mediocre. The "stir fry" was more like "steamed and put together." Chicken was tough. Beef was pasty white and not seasoned through.

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Thank dlh52
Corning, New York
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

we really surprised the quality of their food, friendliness and fast. we had very good papaya salad, yellow curry, eggplant, pad-thai and two sweet desserts.

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Thank 123ru_0k
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

There are MANY Thai restaurants in Ithaca is this is in the top 3. Good food, good prices, and good service.

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Thank rosieb328
Ithaca, New York
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a small restaurant with excellent food. They always have specials. There is a great selection of appetizers.The peanut sauce is smooth with a little bit of a kick. The pineapple fried rice is light with both chicken and shrimp, cashews and some diced vegetables. Beef noodle had a flavorful broth with well cooked beef. We finished off our... More 

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Thank Suzanne H
Vlodrop, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This small Thai restaurant is a convenient and pleasant place for dinner with friends. The food is delicious, with a good variety of options.

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Thank Mahessori
Williamsburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A great, reasonably-priced, friendly place to eat. My husband and I ate lunch there for my birthday - the portions were perfectly-sized, the salad with warm peanut dressing (which comes with all lunch entrees) was delicious, and the dishes were spicy without being overwhelming. Highly recommend it!

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Thank ChattyKathy_71
Ithaca, New York
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

After visiting quite a few times we have settled on the duck preparation as one of the "always" selections in the assortment we tend to share. The wine list is perfectly suited to their menu, (we usually order Wiemer's Riesling).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 503 North Meadow Street, Ithaca, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-277-2220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?