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Tamarind Tree

1036 S Jackson St Ste A, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
(206) 860-1404
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Ranked #184 of 3,452 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
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Seattle, WA USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Swung in here as we were starving on a Sunday about 3:15pm. The place was packed with two large parties, but we were promptly seated in the back corner away from the crowds. The lemongrass beef satay was fantastic, as was the lemongrass chicken meal and 'morning glory' greens. Two of us split everything and we had more food than... More

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New York, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

On a family visit to Seattle from NYC I was craving Vietnamese food and looking for a place to eat noodles on my birthday (a long standing tradition.) After reading the other Trip Advisor reviews we decided to give Tamarind Tree a try, and we were NOT disappointed! Don't let the strip-mall asian-market vibe outside deter you. We arrived towards... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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Seattle
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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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