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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Thai

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Corning, New York
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank 123ru_0k
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank rosieb328
Ithaca, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

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 

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.

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!

Thank ChattyKathy_71
Ithaca, New York
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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).

Thank anavidpalate
new york
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I stumbled upon Tamarind two years ago and thought they had the best pad thai I've ever tasted unfortunately that has changed. I ordered the chicken pad thai when I went on Saturday with a friend it arrived but looked and tasted nothing the way I remembered it. there was no scallions no cilantro no chili peppers in it and... More 

Thank caribgirlkey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was our first time at Tamarind. From the outside the building doesn't look like a place you would stop but don't let that dissuade you. The dining room is quiet and very pleasant to be in. We ordered 3 dishes: chicken in peanut sauce, pad see ew and Pad Thai. The peanut sauce was tasty. Nothing to knock our... More 

Thank Jeffrey H
Ocala, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Ithaca. They have a large selection and a friendly staff. Beer and wine are available and the quality of the food is very good and consistent. The prices are not bad. Usually about $35 for dinner for two plus drinks. The only issue with this restaurant (why it does not get a... More 

Thank Jeff S
Ithaca, New York
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Tamarind is a small Thai restaurant. The owner tries to save money by having only one front-of-the-house employee and that doesn't always work well. Today I arrived before my dining partner and the one and only server...and bus person...and telephone answerer... took me to a talbe and left two menus. Thai food takes a bit longer for me to think... More 

Thank chris k

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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: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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