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Tamarind Tree

#297 of 3,123 Restaurants in Seattle
#350 of 3,653 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1036 S Jackson St Ste A, Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 860-1404
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 55
    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
Best Vietnamese foot I've ever had

Usually when I think Vietnamese food, I think pho. Tamarind Tree is so much more! We spent a delightful evening here. It is hidden away in a strip mall in the International District but once you enter the atmosphere is lively and scintillating. Our friend ordered for us because we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
jschreib11
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Paris, France
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Usually when I think Vietnamese food, I think pho. Tamarind Tree is so much more! We spent a delightful evening here. It is hidden away in a strip mall in the International District but once you enter the atmosphere is lively and scintillating. Our friend ordered for us because we were overwhelmed by all of the choices. We had a... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Soups are really delicious, particularly the halibut lime soup. I also always get at least 2-3 of their fresh fruit drinks, such as the kumquat soda or sugarcane juice -- both are deliciously refreshing and rare finds!

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Los Angeles
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a lovely island of tranquility,created in the back corner of the parking lot of a characterless strip mall in the International section. The staff are warm, professional, helpful. Unfortunately, the food is not up to the staff. The Tamarind roll is the best thing we tried by far- a type of spring roll, one of theLight and flavorful.... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of my favorite dishes here is a platter of fresh vegetables that you can wrap in rice paper and build to your own preference. The martini menu is also a treat.

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We ate lunch in the Tamarind Tree and enjoyed it so much we went back for dinner. We had their Tamarind Tree spring rolls both times--excellent with a nice dipping sauce. Other dishes of note were the shrimp patty noodles, chili lemon grass beef, and grilled eggplant. We also enjoyed the steamed prawn coconut ricecake and the coconut curry prawns.... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The restaurant was highly recommended to me by my boss. The proximity of the restaurant to my office, along with the high praise, made the difficult choice of choosing among dozens of restaurants, in the International District, a lot easier. My guest and I both enjoyed the Bún thịt gà nướng (Skewered grilled chicken, noodles, and salad), which was served... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

So, it looks like the back parking lot of a small strip mall when you arrive, but don't let that keep you from entering and trying Tamarind Tree. It's yummy, interesting Vietnamese Food. The tamarind martini has tamarind in it, and is an acquired taste indeed. The appetizers and main courses are really great and interesting. The owners recently opened... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Everything I tasted was out of this world. Diamond in the rough of international district. Go. You will thank me.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The decor is very nice and overall the food is very good for the price that you pay. It is different in the sense that unlike more traditional vietnamese cuisines in the US (that I have been to), this place has some unique dishes that I have not found anywhere else which are inventive and tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Don't let the weird location and terrible parking lot deter you from coming because the food is fine and the ambiance is good once you get in the door. This is a lot more than a pho place. There are lots of different Vietnamese dishes to choose from and they all look good. Their wonderful herbs and veges make their... 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: 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?