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“Loved Tamarind” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarind

Tamarind
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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Ranked #10 of 429 Restaurants in Cairns
Price range: $22 - $88
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Allow us to take you on a culinary journey with contemporary fusion of asian and western cuisine showcasing the best produce of Tropical North Queensland. Artefacts and exotic décor abound to create a restaurant ambience that is totally unique. This award winning restaurant recently won the "Best Fine Dining" category at the "2011 North Queensland - Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Association Awards for Excellence". In addition to this prestigious award, they also received an honorable mention in the "Wine List" category.
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Loved Tamarind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Great food, great service, great ambiance and not too expensive. Food portions for main course were very generous, the duck was delicious, the tasting plate excellent and very friendly staff.

Visited October 2012
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Canberra Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
“Something a bit odd about Tamarind”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The service we received at Tamarind was great but the food was a bit odd, and I'm not sure if it was in a good way. Their pork belly pancakes was a twist on peking duck but the rhubarb sauce was just strange. The pork belly main was also a bit wierd, more like a hunk of dried out pork than light crispsy pork belly. Having read the other reviews, we were disappoined by the fodd overall.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious food. Quick service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We had dinner here and I had the chicken with salad and lotus crisps (yum). My partner had the Prawn dish with a mango and avocado salad and said that they were cooked to perfection.
Great ambience and friendly staff.
Allow $50-$100 per head for entree, dinner and a drink.
Book ahead as this place has received many food awards.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Another great meal and excellent service. The meal was fantastic, service friendly and staff cheerful. My wife and I love this restaurant and it continues to meet allof our expectations on each visit.

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Cairns, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A lovely Asian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This restaurant is one of the best in Cairns .Lovely atmosphere, good service and delicious food
It is in the CBD ,in the Casino building

Visited September 2012
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