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Tamarine Restaurant

546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
+1 650-325-8500
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shaking beef” (45 reviews)
“cod” (19 reviews)
“sea bass” (29 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
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Reviewed January 31, 2016

It started with easy parking in the back and ended there too! In between, it was great service and excellent food. We were a large group and must have ordered 9-10 different dishes. - one of the best shaking beef, - ditto for tofu The...More

Thank SKG109
Reviewed January 16, 2016

The special gin and tonic is worth the trip to Tamarine. Add a delicious eggplant dish, the best eggplant ever, and you discover just how good Tamerine is. Roomy, pleasant, friendly place to enjoy a delicious meal with friends.

Thank Traveler6102013
Reviewed January 6, 2016

My wife and I had an outstanding dinner at Tamarine. We called 30 minutes before we arrived and were told the only available seating was at the bar, though they had a last minute cancellation during the time it took for us to arrive and...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Tamarine truly lived up to it's reputation! Choosing what to eat was tough but everything we ordered was delicious so I don't think it would be a problem. We shared the shrimp cupcakes - succulent and subtley seasoned shrimp one a cup of crispy, chewy...More

Thank ohdonnaoh
Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I attended a group dinner here for a work function. We had a nice private space and had wine and appetizers before we sat down for our meal. The private space allowed for mingling and walking around before dinner. The appetizers were delicious! For dinner...More

Thank Buglady3333
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

The menu was broad and includes many vegetarian dishes. The waiter was able to answer questions about the variety of food allergies at our table. They have an extensive wine list, as well as several interesting beers and cocktails, plus after dinner drinks. Definitely a...More

Thank ConniC76
Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place I have been in Palo Alto during my business trip. Although I'm Asian and I had tasted lots of Asian food in my life, I swear here they have great food combined with east and west of the world. We...More

Thank CharlotteChenPY
Reviewed November 9, 2015

This restaurant is consistently excellent, every time we go. Service is good, only complaint is the noise level, hard to talk without using very loud voices.

Thank BonBrit123
Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Tamarind is a wonderful restaurant. They have great cocktails and a good wine menu. You can choose from a lot of appetizers or first course followed by a wonderful dinner menu! I would have to say my favorite is the sea bass! But they have...More

Thank 425jasonv
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Tamarine is a great place for drinks (great selection of cocktails and wines) and the food is scrumptious. The service is always fantastic and you are left with a great dining experience.

Thank Ellie B
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Ming-Hui S
July 16, 2016|
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Response from 198maribethh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely, both on the menu and with variations and special requests.
Diane G
February 7, 2015|
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Response from Steveliv1 | Reviewed this property |
I never saw one BUT there are a number of differently sized eating spaces
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
    (Tasso & Webster)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-325-8500
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Tamarine is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant that features the light but flavor-intensive culinary delicacies of Vietnam. The restaurant offers a menu based on small plates, promoting the Vietnamese tradition of the 'shared' meal in which food is shared and enjoyed with those close. Tamarine's small plate entrees are enjoyed with the pairing of a variety of aromatic, flavor infused rice, designed to be mixed and matched to create a truly unique flavor experience. Along with culinary delicacies of Vietnam, the restaurant showcases the works of emerging artists from Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries.
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