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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed at the close-by Pullman Reef Casino hotel so thought I would try Tamarind. It's a really good setting, a very peaceful and non-invasive environment but I was dining solo and a bit anxious. The staff were great, and I appreciated the good service,...More

Thank Adrian K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always enjoy Tamarind Restaurant. The food and staff is always excellent. The Penang Curry Duck is my favourite.

Thank maryscairns
Reviewed 1 week ago

had the 7 course tasting menu, the food was amazing, all courses were enjoyed, great value for money, fantastic service, highly recommend you visit.

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third or fourth visit and Tamarind did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent. Make sure you book, we did a walk up the night before and could not get in.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is unfailingly fantastic. Food is high quality and unusual. The service is polished and wait staff unobtrusively attentive. Always a five star expedience

Thank connie s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What superb food and service. The dishes are prepared to perfection and the waiters are very attentive. We had wonderful desserts. Everything is locally grown and organic as well.

Thank Candace S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be thrown off by the name, this is not a Southeast Asian restaurant or even vaguely ethnic. The breakfast buffet is very god and the wait staff helpful if not always terrifically responsive. In addition to the buffet you can order as part of...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A treat to eat at this restaurant. Very comfortable chairs and well appointed decor. Lovely Asian Fusion menu choice, where all people at the table enjoyed their choices. The Duck Curry was a favourite, as well as the watermelon salad. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank DeborahMosmanNSW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here each morning as we were at the Reef Hotel. We were welcomed each day by very friendly staff. Service was great and plenty of variety for breakfast each day. Restaurant was very clean and well set out. Very enjoyable and a great way...More

Thank rayBunbury
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Had an excellent meal at Tamarind with excellent service to match. Only negative was that you'd need to BYO miners headlight to be able to read the menu and that they were too efficient with service which made us feel rushed when we wanted to...More

Thank TheTravelingAuditor
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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.
Phyllis c
8 February 2016|
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.
3 August 2015|
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
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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 74
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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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