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503 N Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3228
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this restaurant based on reviews. Was a little concerned when we called to make reservation and person hesitated and suggested a later time. It is a relatively small place and when we arrived, only the tables in the room on the right were being used and there were still several empty tables. Tried to order curry dish with duck,... More 

Thank Njmmom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by to eat at Tamarind this evening - we hadn't been in for a while - and had a very disappointing meal. I had Cashew Chicken and the chicken was grisly and hard to chew. There were very few vegetables in this stir fry. I don't like to send food back but I should have this time. My... More 

Thank K930DXcarolm
Ithaca, New York
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267 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Love the Tom kha gai. And Thai coffee. Good curries. Eat here a few times a month. My favorite Thai in Ithaca

Thank Brian D
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My family and i ordered the Basil Duck, Panang Salmon, and BBq Duck, all were excellent. My preference were to the last two dishes named, as the Basil chicken was fried. The service is exceptional... The best i have experienced in the 40 countries visited worldwide. Our waitor had superb manners, was courteous and polite... He spoke with formal english... More 

Thank SparkleSelina
Ithaca, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

of course the staff are very nice. well, the food is just excellent. recommend Tom Kha soup - so yummy. Tofu curry - a vegetarians delight. and reasonably priced too.

Thank elruso809
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Very nice atmosphere inside, clean and welcoming. The variety of Asiatic dishes, with a strong prevalence of Thai, has menu options to satisfy almost anyone. Prices were very reasonable with most entrees being less that twice the price of a fast food "meal deal". I was very impressed by the number of duck dishes on the menu. I don't think... More 

Thank TateTheMate
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Small, charming Thai restaurant with friendly staff and excellent food. Don't let the plain exterior fool you. Go on in and give it a try!

Thank seeksdecember
Ithaca, New York
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486 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Ithaca, NY should really position itself as the destination for Southeast Asian cuisine given how many very good choices there are -- among those is Tamarind though it quaintly describes its fare as "Asiatic" cuisine. It is a definitely Southeast Asian in its cooking with small nods to Japan etc. I visited here after a gap of a couple of... More 

Thank rh24
Burdett, New York
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Before the new owners this venue was the best Thai food in Ithaca. We've been her several times and each time the quantity, quality and service has varied from great to unacceptable/cheap.

Thank KestrelHaven
Latham, New York
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

My wife found this restaurant while we were passing through Binghamton last week. The meal that we had was delicious and very reasonably priced. I am gluten free, and was p[leased with the number of options that I had. The waitress couldn't have been nicer. All in all, it was a very positive experience eating at this restaurant. Even though... More 

Thank Charlie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 N Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3228
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-277-2220

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