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“Best place for a romantic Thai dinner in Singapore” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarind Hill Singapore By Samadhi

Tamarind Hill Singapore By Samadhi
30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6278 6364
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Ranked #271 of 7,750 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $65 - $150
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Istanbul, Turkey
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50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Best place for a romantic Thai dinner in Singapore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Lovely building from 1831, impressively kitted out inside. Enough modern to make the older parts look striking. Food is great and reasonably priced. Service us very junior/inexperienced except for host lady. If they have more of her calibre place would be on fire. Seems a lot of girls have found this place. May be coincidence. Enter from Keppel Bay Marina with a 20-30 minute walk through the park changes whole experience. Loved it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Impressive Entrance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Arriving at Tamarind Hill is a thrill. Climbing through the beautifully lit gardens to the front door sets you up for a decadent experience. The entrance hall and bar are starkly beautiful, all black and white, simple but dramatic. Excitedly, we tried to order a cocktail at the bar and we waited and waited. Service was painfully slow. We were there for 30 minutes before we got a drink! Irritated by this wait, we were not expecting miracles from the kitchen, but we were wrong. The menu was different and interesting. The food was great, especially the tasting plate starter, although the restaurant service was a bit slow and inattentive. Waiters did not seem to come to us, we had to flag them down as they rushed by. The restaurant was not full, so we could not really understand why there seemed to be such pressure on the numerous staff. If you are not in a hurry, this is a wonderful setting and has a great choice of exquisitely presented, reasonably priced, gourmet Thai food.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not as good as i had hoped!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

A splendid setting offering decent food, nothing particularly exciting but nothing particularly wrong either. Mostly standard Thai with a few exceptions. Prices, at least by Singapore standards and considering the setting, were reasonable and the wine list although small was again ok. The main issue was the service, all very helpful but everyone insisted on running everywhere, I've never seen anything like it and to be honest takes quite a lot away from the atmosphere. Certainly not a leisurely dinner. Needs a calming influence somewhere.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic ! Cannot wait to return .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We read about this new restaurant in Time out and we were excited to try it. It did not disappoint. The setting and decor of this old restored building is absolutely stunning. The lighting is soft spot lighting and candles which adds to the beautiful atmosphere. My husband had the braised pork with penang curry sauce which was one of the best pork dishes we have ever tried. I had the cripsy duck which was lovely. We had a lovely bottle of cabernet Merlot and coffees and dessert and were really pleasantly surprised at the good value overall of the meal. The service was a liitle bit unattentive but I am sure with time this will improve. The hostess on duty was extremely friendly l and gave us a tour of the outside deck and garden seated area. It really is a hidden gem and we are so delighted to have made such a great find. We will be back time and time again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Great food & great place. They have put a lot of effort into restoring this restauarant. Servie is a little slow but I am sure it will improve once they get going. It did not take away for the great experience. Certainly one to watch.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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