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Tamarind

503 North Meadow Street, Ithaca, NY
607-277-2220
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Ranked #38 of 233 restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bedford, New Hampshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Excellent food, but I wished my pad kee mao was spicier. They were out of tod mun, which is a dish that I order whenever I can find it. Don't visit on Saturday at 7:00 PM :-)

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Cairo, Egypt
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

As a huge fan of Thai food and was accompanied by a Thai friend of mine who works in the fresh produce business like myself we thought the food was very good. Great duck dishes.

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Ithaca, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The food smelled of rotten and stale vegetables and caused an upset stomach. I ordered level 5 spiciness for a curry. The curry was bland, barely level 2. The papaya salad was inedible. On top of this, the service was extremely bad: the first waitress could not understand plain and simple English, including words like "rotten", "unhealthy" and "stale". The... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Food was simple and it tasted good although it was not exceptional. Service was good too. Its the kind of place you can frequent, not expecting to be "wowed" but you can expect consistency

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is the little restaurant that could. Lots of people order takeout from it. The egg rolls, soups, and Thai salads are especially good, and any duck dish.

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Ithaca, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This place has real good Thai food. The service is great and fast. It's a small restaurant so make reservations or come early.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have always hit the restaurant at great times when the service was exceptional and the food was savory and very fresh tasting. Duck is plentiful and curries are mouthwatering...we always leave with a happy bellies and contemplative sense of enjoyment.

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Cheektowaga, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

From the outside, this restaurant has nothing to recommend it. However, the interior is beautiful and simplistic with tables set at a good distance from each other for a bit of privacy. My husband and I were seated in the small dining room upon entry into the restaurant. Our drink order was placed immediately and our water glasses were never... More

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Ithaca, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Great Thai restaurant with 10% discount for Thai student at Cornell. Duck with rice and pad Thai were really good. Roti for desert was amazing! However, without a car, it was really hard to get there.

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Syracuse, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

A well managed gem worth your consideration. Forget trying to have a view from a (terrible) waterfront restaurant and go have a great dish of curry or duck or seafood from this popular place. This is my second visit in a year and my chef friends lunch here all the time. When in Ithaca I go where they go! Extensive... More

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