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Tamarind Tree

#201 of 3,354 Restaurants in Seattle
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1036 S Jackson St Ste A, Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 860-1404
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Keep all valuables in your trunk and beware of where you park...

Unfortunately this is a fabulous restaurant in a sketchy part of town. Warning signs about locking all valuables in your trunk are posted a couple times as you enter the restaurant. Despite that, the interior of the restaurant is great, the kitchen open and the food is served promptly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Krisinseattle
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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163 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately this is a fabulous restaurant in a sketchy part of town. Warning signs about locking all valuables in your trunk are posted a couple times as you enter the restaurant. Despite that, the interior of the restaurant is great, the kitchen open and the food is served promptly and delicious. We shared the skewered grilled pork rolls, the lemongrass... More 

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Thank Krisinseattle
Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If you haven't tried this Vietnamese spot, you are in for treat. They have a terrific menu and are very careful with their food. Highly recommended and worth a drive.

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1 Thank famoffive1982
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I'm Vietnamese, an inveterate Yelper, and the type of person to seek out food as the main attraction on my trips. Tamarind Tree is my favorite Viet place in Seattle! The bun cha Ha Noi (bbq pork sausage summer noodles) is particularly beguiling. The "beef seven ways" 7-dish meal is what you get on days of gluttonous inclination. For dessert,... More 

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1 Thank Julia T
Seattle, Washington
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107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch on Christmas day. Lots of people in wait area but we only waited 15 min. Decor is sleek, hip and cozy with wood work, mellow colors. Nice fire place running near center-back. Waitstaff attentive, but once you got your meal they wouldn't check anymore. I could have drank another beer. The food was delicious. I ordered... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. The menu is overwhelming and utterly delicious. We ordered the cinnamon pork roll which was unique and amazing, a lemongrass chili chicken dish and a ginger vodka chicken dish, all of which we demolished. The place is a little hard to find as it's set back from Jackson and doesn't face the street, but persevere and you will... More 

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Thank Liz S
Akron, Ohio
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130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Here with the family, and we ate family-style, and had a blast! Largely appetizers and drinks, and was it ever messy ... but great. The staff was great, with recommendations for our family style nosh. Great place to come for an unconventional meal, and it would be great to return when I am back in town, but it defiantly has... More 

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Thank OscarPhilips
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Though the entrance through a crowded parking lot off of Jackson St. is a little humble, the fine interior of the restaurant is stylish enough to dispel any worries of the Tamarind Tree being less than spectacular. Highly attentive service, fine food, and a pleasant atmosphere await diners at this establishment.

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Thank MongozDad
Seattle
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had the fresh spring rolls they were super crunchy and delicious with peanut sauce. I also had the Lemongrass chicken. It was also delicious. One of my lunch mates had the Pho Soup which she thoroughly enjoyed. Service was a little slow.

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Thank tobeach1
seattle
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I've been to Tamarind Tree a few times before, and it was always a good experience. This was no exception. Four friends and I ordered a LOT of food, and loved it. One of my favorites is the special crepe, with yummy greens to stuff into lettuce with the mixed meat and veggies. We also had the catfish pot, delicious,... More 

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Thank chefnd
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I confess that I eat at the Tamarind Tree more than any other restaurant in the ID (Seattle's International District) because it is two blocks from my office. But I also eat there because the food is excellent, service is efficient (and usually friendly) and the value is simply unbeatable. Soups, rice dishes and noodles are all good, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1036 S Jackson St Ste A, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (206) 860-1404

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?