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Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tamarind is a lovely restaurant with excellent service. It is on the pricey side (especially during holiday periods where there is a 15% upcharge) and is not your typical noodle-heavy Thai restaurant. This is upscale dining and more what I would term Thai fusion. The...More

Thank jellin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have frequented Tamarind on special occasions as their food and service have been superb. Unfortunately on this visit, something went wrong. Our main meal took a long time to come, hence was served warm and I guess the reason for this is that they...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thanks to you, I felt that it was the best hotel in the world. Cairns last evening was the best meal of the honeymoon. Thank you mandy!More

Thank 태곤 김
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear 태곤 김, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I want to praise Chloe attendant too much 😭💕I want to come to tamarind again and our honeymoon is happy because of her! ❤️thank you ❤️More

Thank Minji W
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Minji, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Another fantastic night of quality food, wine and exceptional service at one of Cairn’s premier restaurant. Anyone who has not experienced how good Tamarinds is should definitely try as you will not be disappointed.More

1  Thank Mark M
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is contemporary Australian cuisine, sort of grazing plates that were continually brought to our table, Efficient waiters and food was tasty, true to the integrity of ingredients. Little pricey with holiday surcharge, but memorable and was shared with famliy. (three of us)More

Thank LIsa G
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant on Christmas Day. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is fantastic topped off with excellent service you cant go past dining at Tamarind if you want a great night . They go out of there way to look after you and treat you well . Highly recommendedMore

1  Thank PaulyjCairns
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Pauly, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a special chance to try reef fish with a good price as a hotel fine dining! From main dish to desserts, everything was perfect. The vibe was relaxing and warm, so really enjoyed the dinner. Also the server was kind. Highly recommended!More

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Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time for sharing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe we didn't order the rights things, but the food was very underwhelming for such great reviews. We did go Christmas day so that could be a factor. The food was oversalted and also a bit bland. However, the service was professional and our waiter...More

Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing I have about a one hour drive to get here and my fam and I are staying for one night. Being a pescatarian I can eat chicken and fish and they were fully prepared to have pescatarians at their restaurant.the only...More

Thank HARLEY C
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Harley, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant on your anniversary night. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks...More

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Lavinia S
29 April 2016|
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Response from Fritz H | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is not necessary as there is an underground parking station with lifts to the foyer close to the restaurant, the parking station is opposite the restaurant in Abbott st. great restaurant.
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Phyllis c
8 February 2016|
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Response from Karen_in_NoVA | Reviewed this property |
The tasting menu was $110 AUD and well worth it. Mains are in $25-45 AUD bracket.
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SM_Koh
3 August 2015|
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Response from Nick S | Property representative |
Dear SM_Koh, Thank you for your question. Tamarind is open daily from 6pm over the Christmas period, with the exception of being closed Saturday 26th December. Booklings are alwaus recommended and the restaurant my be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 160
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4030 8897
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Description
Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Reef Hotel Casino.
Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning restaurant offers a contemporary menu of generously portioned, Asian fusion dishes that showcase the very best in regional produce.
Uncompromising technique combines with seasonally selected ingredients to deliver the Tamarind vision of what great cuisine is.
The awarded wine list presents over 100 old and new world varietals, carefully selected to complement menu flavours.
The house cocktail list takes inspiration from mod-Asian ingredients to deliver bespoke creations, perfect for before or after.
Thai artefacts highlight tasteful decor to establish an eclectic ambiance with understated character.
Professional service with relaxed delivery completes the experience.
Daily degustation menu with or without tailored wine pairings is a signature offering.
Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Australian Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Goblet 2012
Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2012
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