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Tamarind Tree

1036 S Jackson St Ste A, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
(206) 860-1404
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Ranked #170 of 3,508 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Didn't have much experience with Vietnamese food, so was a little unsure of what to order. This place was amazing. Better than a majority of Asian restaurants I've been to. The restaurant was a little difficult to find, but this hidden gem was amazing and unexpected. The ambiance was intimate and prefect for a date night. The food was even... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had the Shrimp fried rice. Many large shrimp cooked to perfection. My regret is I didn't split the meal with my wife. It was a mountain of food. Without a doubt best I ever had. The appetizer was egg rolls, also best ever and that was a consensus by all 4 of us. We had 4 main dishes, 1... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Being a frequent visitor to chinatown, I've seen this place many times while heading to others of my favorites. Tonight we gave it a try and wow, were we impressed! Each of us had a favorite dish with lots of different flavors and textures... the menu is maybe the largest I've ever seen but the excellent waitstaff is happy to... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch at Tamarind Tree. My wife is vegan, and she had no trouble coming up with dishes that she could eat, while others at the table ordered dishes with meat. The service was attentive, and the entire experience was very enjoyable. We'll come back next for another meal next time we're in Seattle.

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East Chicago, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Authentic Asian food. Our Malaysian friend took us here for lunch and we were blown away with the variety, the atmosphere, the diverse clientele, and especially the food! We keep hearing that it is the best Asian restaurant in Seattle. Definitely agree!

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Seattle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This has been a restaurant I have long wanted to try and am so glad an appointment took me just up the street. I now know first hand it is well worth making the trip to to this neighborhood to experience again. The service was attentive, the selection outstanding, and the taste of every bite delicious and memorable. We ate... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited this hidden gem up Jackson from the heart of the International District on recommendations and we weren't disappointed. The food is original yet authentic, classy yet homey, the best of both worlds. It was a bit of a walk (10 mins or more from the Bus/Train stop) but worth it. Although it's hidden in the back of a... More 

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Boston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We spent two weeks last year traveling around Vietnam, and the food at the Tamarind Tree was better than any we had in Vietnam -- and I´m not joking. This place is inexpensive, too. We´re only in Seattle for two days, and I´d like to go back again. The lemongrass tofu was great. If you like Vietnamese food, give this... More 

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Northbrook, IL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Tamarind Tree is a place than can take your breath away. Unbelievably excellent Vietnamese cooking for every dish . . . plentiful . . . at a reasonable price. Clientele here looks to be Oriental in the far majority, a really good trait if you're seeking authentic meals. And they are. Each dish for our group of four carried a... More 

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food is amazing, a huge menu of delicious Vietnamese dishes. The quantities are huge and the prices ridicuslously cheap. Definitely one of the best options for Asian food lovers in Seattle. The only minus is the location.

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Additional Information about Tamarind Tree

Address: 1036 S Jackson St Ste A, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: (206) 860-1404
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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