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Tamarind Thai Restaurant

5-4280 Kuhio Highway, Unit C-101, Princeville Center, Princeville, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #17 of 20 Restaurants in Princeville
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Their e-mail address is tamarind.thai@yahoo.com
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Absolutely the worst thai food I've ever tasted and probably the worst food in Princeville. My husband and I ordered food to go. When he went to pick it up, we discovered that they only take cash. No biggie. He went to Foodland for cash. We ordered two dishes - Pad Thai chicken and shrimp with garlic sauce. Our bill... More

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Miami, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Soups were big which was good but other than that nothing really impressed us. We had the cashew chicken, Kung pao, fried rice, and tom yung goon soup.

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We ate here while on a trip to Kauai and the food was wonderful and very authentic. Loved it. Service was great too. You can sit in a common area and listen to live music which is wonderful.

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Orange County, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Checked out a local steakhouse first, and didn't feel like refinancing my house to pay for dinner, so we left and found Tamarind Thai Restaurant. Food was pretty good, and, compared to other places in Princeville, was easy on the budget.

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We had the stir fry shrimp. Just a few shrimp and veggies mainly green beans. A little disappointed. Soups more Chinese than Thai. Spring rolls very good. Would probably try something different and give a second chance. The redeeming factor was musician playing in the dining area.

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Surprise, Arizona
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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Thai food cooked and served by Thai people. We enjoyed the service and the selection of food. Four of us had a selection of favorites and everyone enjoyed it. Check it out right behind the True Value Hardware store in the Princeville shopping center.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The food was average, nothing special. The Mexican place next door is much better and busier with the locals.

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Whidbey Island, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This place has really good Thai food. The ambiance is a bit lacking in the little mall its in, so we took it "to go" and watched the sunset with a bottle of wine at the St. Regis beach. Fabulous stir fried veggies and quick, friendly service. Wonderful evening.

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Princeville, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

OK, I hope someone can correct the name of the restaurant here, cuz it's been the Lotus Garden for a while now! Hubs & I have eaten here and gotten dinner entrees to-go on numerous occasions during our two-month stay in Princeville. This fast food joint is right next door to Frederico's in the food court at the shopping mall.... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a convenient take- out spot in Princeville and adjacent to a nice public dining area with occasional performers and music during the evening. Most entrees are $10 or less. The food? Well, the Phad Thai is pretty good, but the other dishes were mostly disappointing. That said, there isn't a whole lot of choices for inexpensive Thai and... More

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