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“Tamarind Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tamarind

Tamarind
Ranked #14 of 200 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Tamarind Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

I love local cooking and this has been one of the best I have experienced so far & it doubles up as a cookling school as well.

Loved every minute of it and would recommend it to anyone looking for something special !!!

Kind regards

Ferdie Liebenberg

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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214 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate here for lunch. My husband absolutely loved his meal, I didn't eat mine, but it was a wrong choice on my behalf. I ordered a papaya salad expecting it to be crisp like in Thailand and Vietnam, but it had tomato squished through it. I am not a fan of tomato and didn't realise it would be in the salad. My husband loved the salad as well as his buffalo.
One thing we really liked was the service, when our food was bought out, our waiter explained how to eat it which we thought was nice touch. They were also concerned that i didn't like my meal, we assured them it was me not their cooking. We didn't get the chance to return although we had planned to.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Authentic, tasty, approachable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Ate here 2 nights in a row and then did their cooking class (different review) because the food and service was so spot on. Nowhere else really does proper Lao food so it's a great way to find out about what that is exactly. First night we tried the 2 tasting platters and shared them, plenty for that to be your main meal! The food all gets explained to you, including how to eat, and the menu is more like a bible or reference book to Lao food and interesting information, you could spend all evening reading it! Can also recommend the baby pumpkin salad, chicken lemongrass and the trio of tasty treats for after, all are delicious. You do need to reserve a table as it's very popular and you might be unlucky if you just walk in off the street (plus you'll have better chance of getting a nice table outside if you book).

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Oh my!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

Some of the best food I have ever eaten. We discovered Tamarind on our last night and ate some of the most flavorsome Lao food you could imagine. We started with the tasting plates thinking we would have a small nibble with drinks before going to a street vendor for dinner - we stayed for several hours eating numerous Lao dishes.

Visited June 2014
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Gold Coast, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Taste of local food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good restaurant on the river front. We had two tasting plates, "Five bites" and "Dipping sampler: An introduction to local flavours". Together, we had a most enjoyable taste of Lao food and would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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