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Tamarind Tree

1036 S Jackson St Ste A, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
(206) 860-1404
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Ranked #218 of 3,427 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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143 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bellevue, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I love this place. The fresh spring rolls are my favorite. Love the soy stick in the middle. I would give this a 5 but I have experienced mediocre service a couple times. I will continue to eat here!! My favorite is the spicy beef lemongrass vermicelli bowls! I wish they had a better parking space but what do you... More

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Muret, France
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This is the place where you can find excellent traditional Vietnamese food, while expecting your waiter to speak English. You could certainly find more typical places in the area, but this is likely the best compromise if you don't speak fluent Vietnamese. Beer and wine list is quite limited, but food menu is just amazing. And at a very reasonable... More

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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

My sure you make a reservation if you're going on a weekend evening. Two favorite dishes are Tamarind Tree Rolls and the Turmeric Coconut Rice Cakes both are excellent. The noodle bowls are also very good. The servings are very generous so it's easy to share with friends. I have been many many times and never been disappointed. The food... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

This may have once been a neighborhood gem, but the TT's service and food are not up to the modern decor. Drinks were slow in coming, very slow, and the entrees were mixed up with our neighboring table. The food was only fare, and we were rushed out the door at the end of the meal. Not a relaxing Saturday... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Don't miss this gem, tucked into the corner of a parking lot in the International District of Seattle. We had their signature Tamarind Tree Rolls (amazing!) and the Turmeric Coconut Rice Cakes . . . a delight of herbs and other wrappings that go around a delectable rice cake topped with a shrimp. I have been craving this ever since... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This was the best Vietnamese restaurant I have ever visited. Delicious food; good variety. Portions were generous. Location is not easy to find without clear directions.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Highly recommended by several colleagues. The food was plentiful, but just average tasting. The restaurant was full so it must be popular. My friends and I were disappointed.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

You will pay more to find a place this good or better. Our very favorite restaurant anywhere. We have been there over a dozen times and it is consistently excellent. The menu is big to navigate but you can ask for help from the great staff.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the concrete surroundings, this place is a peasant and friendly. The menu boasts a wide variety of regional dishes. There were some good veggie options as well. The food was fresh, and interestingly enough, everyone at the table had a different favorite and least favorite dish. Good drink menu and desserts too.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I don't think I have ever had a bad experience at this place. Don't let the exterior environment fool you. The location is not the greatest and the parking is limited. But the restaurant itself is lovely and cozy and the food is so so good! I have tried most of the specialty soup noodles; they are all different but... More

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