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Tamarind Tree

#156 of 3,542 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
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
upscale vietnamese

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Edmund1020
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I have been to this place at least a half dozen times for lunch and dinner...I don't get it. Reading the amazing reviews, I must have hit all of the "off" days. The fresh rolls are the rice paper wrap, more rice noodles, one shrimp a deep fried stick of some kind and lettuce at the top, so mostly rice,... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Been here twice and food has always been exceptional. One of the nicest Vietnamese restaurants I've been to. You wouldn't know if from the outside but once you walk in, the atmosphere is lovely. I see a lot of Vietnamese restaurants who try to be "fancy" and give you small portions and even stray from the OG of Vietnamese food,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A chef friend of mine turned us on to The Tamarind Tree in Seattle. The food is provincial Vietnamese and it is amazing!!! Looks can be deceiving. When you first drive up to their location you think "OMG" you have got to be kidding. They are located at the back corner next in an Asian business complex complete with grocers... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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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?