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Gluten Free, Contemporary, Fusion
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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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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat it was to dine at at Tamarind! With a menu so rich in promise it was hard to decide just what to order. It's a wonderful dilemma when every option is an exciting combination of flavours. The service is excellent - attentive but not intrusive. And the table staff give good menu advice, especially about quantities. The... More 

Thank seaview088
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We picked Tamarind after hearing good things about it for our last meal in Cairns, and we were very impressed! It is a beautiful space offering wonderful cuisine. A modern take on Thai foods and the desserts were incredible- I highly recommend the cassava pudding. The staff were very attentive and friendly. We should have given our dietary preferences at... More 

Thank Miller2301
Cairns, Australia
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family gathering for an 80th Birthday was delightful.. Great food..best fish ever!!!..& excellent service!! Booked again for next Saturday night

Thank HMW73
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impressed with excellent service and top notch food quality. Menu was creative with artisan presentation. Enjoyed this fine restaurant three evenings while in Cairns. Would plan to visit again.

Thank JPLY
Townsville, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We shared a meal with friends at the highly acclaimed Tamarind Restaurant. The service and food was definitely worthy of all the Awards that this restaurant has won over past years. If you don't like Asian food, then I would suggest that you might have difficulty, but if you are a fan, then there are so many delectable dishes to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meals on two evenings.... We enjoyed the Duck curry/ Pork Belly & Steak....Beautifully cooked and served... A very nice wine selection too...Make sure you book in or you will be disappointed - By far the best food we have had in Cairns

Thank sqirrell
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking in to the restaurant we were greeted by staff who made us feel comfortable and welcome. Service was at a high standard and the food was excellent. We had the breakfast. Well worth the visit.

Thank wesley287
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a busy night at Tamarind and the noise level in the restaurant was a conversation killer. I had the pork and my wife the eye fillet. Neither justified the price. Even had to asked for a sharp knife! The beer was not served in a cold glass, that's a basic for any restaurant in Cairns. The staff are... More 

Thank Peter W
Sao Paulo, SP
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before entering breakfast I was told the price was 25 per person. When the bill came it was 39. I asked the employee Holly, who had told me about the 25, and she said (for the 1st time) that 25 was only for cold food. I told her that I would review and complain because it was not fair and... More 

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Nick S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear GustavoSette, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience for breakfast at Tamarind. I would firstly like to apologies for the confusion over our breakfast buffet pricing and our breakfast offering at Tamarind. Tamarind has a variety of options available to our patrons, starting from $25 per person for our continental offering which... More 

Bannockburn, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived you could sense it would be a great night. Staff were attentive but not smothering. All the food was amazing - entree, mains and desert. Could not fault the place. Try the green pea risotto!

Thank PeterKatrina6269

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $73
Gluten Free, Contemporary, Fusion
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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