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“Good Food, Good Wine, Good Time at Tamarine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarine Restaurant

Tamarine Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 345 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Thai, Fusion, Pacific Rim
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tasso & Webster
Description: 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. Semi-annual exhibits will close with a cocktail event to auction the art. Proceeds will be donated to La Maison Chance, an orphanage in Saigon, Vietnam.
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Wine, Good Time at Tamarine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was my third visit to this restaurant in the past few months, and each subsequent time the food has gotten tastier, the wine selection better, and the service attentive. The taste experiences are fabulous, and this time out we asked them to make recommendations on which wine to pair with the various meal selections...and it was great. The atmosphere is lively, as is the bar scene, and our overall experience was very good. I would recommend this place for business or for meeting up with family/friends.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fancy, trendy, unbearably noisy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Apparently there are people who like having good nut overpriced food served in a confined crowded noisy space where it is impossible to talk to your companions and one must select from the menu by pointing since the server can't hear what you're saying.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A real treat in Palo Alto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

A superb local restaurant, Vietnamese/Asian of the highest quality. The tastes are all unique and so very good. My colleague ordered so I don't remember all the correct names for the dishes, but the spring roll platter was great, the brussel sprouts excellent, and we shared the sea bass and beef. Service was very attentive,efficient, unobtrusive. The place was packed; reservations are required if you want a chance to get a seat. Worth it!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jeffrey K
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Minneapolis
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Loved the food, service, and ambience. Clearly, so did many other people... the place was consistently packed during my visit to Palo Alto.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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475 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
“One of the best in Palo Alto for fusion food lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Excellent restaurant where the fusion food is prepared very professionally and the service is excellent. We had been many times to this restaurant and we were always very satisfied at each time. All courses are good and they have a very good wine list.

Visited October 2012
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