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Certificate of Excellence
Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
As featured in 3 Days in Cairns and 1 other guide
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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

It was a busy, tight scheduled 3 day Conference weekend that needed a strong start to the day. The friendly staff and efficient chef made sure we had a great breakfast start for the day ahead. Wish we had more time to try out the assorted tempting items on the menu. Highly recommended!

Thank DrFrank
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been several times and particularly enjoy the degustation dinner. Be sure to take a taxi if you aren't within walking distance. Attention to detail by the wait staff is excellent, the ambience fab for a romantic evening. Will return again soon.

Thank Flixie
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have breakfast here and the ala carte menu is seriously good. Staff are warm and friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank Arthurathana
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has a strange menu. I like to try new things, but I felt like the dishes were more weird than palatable, and it's quite expensive. The first thing I ordered, the whole fish, I sent back. I couldn't eat it. The risotto was better, but not great. Dessert was excellent. The waiter was very kind, however, and of... More 

Thank AhuvafromTX
Tel Aviv, Israel
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll just say this: if we could have just one more night on this trip to Australia, Tamarind is where we'd go to dine! This is an out of this world art-of-flavor and art-of-esthetic restaurant . Unexpectedly excellent. Absolutely WOW!

Thank Yifat_R
Rennes, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully presented food which was delicious !! Service was excellent and they treated us extremely well.

Thank dlsydenham
Wongaling Beach, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently celebrated our anniversary dinner at Tamarind. Special mention to Our waitress Erin on the exceptional service. Each course was a taste sensation & the anniversary message was an added surprise!

Thank Marcia B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant 5 years ago whilst on a trip..And now we went again during a family holiday. It was just as amazing as I remembered.. They also have a great selection of wines and cocktails. The barramundi is a MUST!! So glad we went back.. And our host Ben was super attentive.

Thank Rubeena L
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner for two was quite enjoyable. This restaurant is very well presented with friendly staff, though the waitering is not personalized.

Thank Aaron H
Gold Coast, QLD
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just had dinner at Tamarind. We both agree that it's 5/5 restaurant. The food was simply amazing, could not fault it. We had shared tasting plate for entree which included tuna dish, salmon dish & beef cheek dish. All of the were simply divine, the salmon was my favourite. We then shared main of duck curry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $75
Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4030 8897
Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Reef Hotel Casino.
Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning restaurant offers a contemporary menu of generously portioned, Asian fusion dishes that showcase the very best in regional produce.
Uncompromising technique combines with seasonally selected ingredients to deliver the Tamarind vision of what great cuisine is.
The awarded wine list presents over 100 old and new world varietals, carefully selected to complement menu flavours.
The house cocktail list takes inspiration from mod-Asian ingredients to deliver bespoke creations, perfect for before or after.
Thai artefacts highlight tasteful decor to establish an eclectic ambiance with understated character.
Professional service with relaxed delivery completes the experience.
Daily degustation menu with or without tailored wine pairings is a signature offering.
Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Australian Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Goblet 2012
Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2012

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