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Tamarind Thai Cuisine

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330 Rockwood Rd, Ste 112, Arden, NC 28704-8215
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service. I had green curry with chicken and my husband ordered pineapple fried rice. Both were delicious!

Thank Amy S
Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was in a strip mall close to our hotel (Courtyard Marriott). After a hectic drive up in heavy downpours we just wanted a meal and a drink. Not knowing if they served alcohol we walked in and asked. They serve beer and wine. So we asked to be seated. Our waiter was polite and prompt and very pleasant. Meal... More 

Thank abycats
Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This is the classic American restaurant based on Thai cuisine. That said, the food is very good, it's just geared for American tastes, including the extensive sushi offerings. The acoustics in the restaurant are very poor and it is a very noisy place. An OK place but I will not return.

Thank Kent F F
Arden, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food in an unpretentious atmosphere. Choose how hot you want your food. Generally runs less hot than other Thai restaurants we frequent.

Thank Julesandfamily
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Asheville area is blessed with about a dozen Thai restaurants. My wife & I have tried nearly all of them. Most are good; a couple are excellent. Tamarind is not close to where we live so it is one of the last Thai places for us to try. GPS was helpful in finding the restaurant. It is nondescript outside... More 

Thank David O
Asheville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Although this restaurant is in a strip mall, you should stop if you love good Thai food. The atmosphere is actually very nice (my husband and I choose it for dates), and the food is ALWAYS fantastic (I recommend the Masaman curry, although the Pad Thai is great too). We often go at lunch, when the prices are less.

Thank Rebekah R
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51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

It helped having a maps AP to find the place, but when we arrived, it was nearly empty. This was the first time we visited, and without a serious appetite, we settled for a light Sunday lunch. The extensive menu was one of those that opened into three sections and had some photo's to help you pick out what to... More 

Thank Pete B
Huntersville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I have eaten at many Thai restaurants in my day and I can honestly say this is the best or at the very least tied for my favorite Thai restaurant ever. My wife had curry with duck which was amazing and I had a cashew dish with duck. The duck was really exceptional. Go with confidence!!

Thank CharlotteFoodCritic
Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend this Thai restaurant. It is as good as any NY Thai restaurant. It is definitely worth a visit. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Thank PamL10583
Arden, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We occasionally eat here for lunch as a group. I usually get a Bento box with sushi. Theirs is very good, not fabulous mind you, but very good. I've had the curry twice and while good, I just like the sushi choice better. Service is usually pretty good and on point, and the wait time is pretty quick for lunch... More 

Thank Keith M

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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
Thai, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Rockwood Rd, Ste 112, Arden, NC 28704-8215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: 828-654-0988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?