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“Good selection”

Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 75 Restaurants in Apia
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Lovely food and the staff are very attentive without being intrusive. Plenty of selection and everything was really fresh! We had pool service during the day which was fantastic!

Thank Kaye J
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Came here to eat dinner, it was worst than going to hell. The waiter was incompetent, rude and annoying
First he kept on coming to annoy us every two minutes asking us " is every think ok?" which is fine once but that often is irritating and he ask a personal question to our host which I found very rude.
Second we had to repeat our order over and over again because the waiter didn't understand what we asked, and we all speak perfect English, finally we had to point-out on the menu (which has a very poor choice) what we wanted.
Next we wanted to go and watch the fiafia, but the event was booked out, so we were offered to be let in to watch standing, for $20 WST this is a rip off especially since the show had already started.
The dinner when we finally got it was of terrible quality the steak, my friend ordered was 98% fat, another friend ordered a tuna meal, she asked for it to be cooked medium she got it RAW. The pizza I had was decent but a bit small, for what we paid. My friend who ordered the tuna, got very bad diarrhea, few minutes after having eaten.
The restaurant is very poorly organized there was no cutlery on the tables and, this made me sick, there were stray cats roaming the restaurant begging for food and as soon as someone finished their meal they jumps on the table and licked the plates and worst of all the staff didn't seem to mind too much.
Finally at the end of it all; sick, hungry and irritated, when we go the bill, not only was it huge but the bread we asked for (it was old left over from their breakfast) GOT CHARGED $ 3 PER SLICE !
We got 6 slices so we had to pay in total $18 for left over!
STAY AWAY !!!!!!
Note : we stayed here only for dinner we were not guest.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We planned to have dinner there - we were staying somewhere else. Afternoon drinks: 1st order - 1 x chardonnay = get Sav (but it was OK).. the girls ordered Majita's - both undrinkable, ordered a can of Sprite to sweeten it up, 1 x cocktail was OK. Chips were also OK. Next round: 2 x chardonnay = yes! we got chardonnays this time but it was off - tainted and bitter. After complaining they got replaced and OK this time. Garlic bread was like a warm ham roll minus the ham and cheese - warm but not toasted and very little garlic butter (gluggy) - cocktails were again just OK but very over-priced. Ordered sushimi - after 10 minutes we were ready to leave - went to cancel the sushimi order and found out the order had not even been placed with the kitchen anyway !!!. Spent $190 WST on nothing really.There was no way we were going to risk dinner there. Went to a restaurant down the road and spent $180 WST on 4 great meals and a bottle of wine.. Needs a HUGE improvement in the kitchen and bar. Service was OK - but not great, just OK. Toilets were dirty and no hand soap. Ewww!!

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Thank Carey K
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