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Tamarind Thai Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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330 Rockwood Rd, Ste 112, Arden, NC 28704-8215
+1 828-654-0988
11:00 - 21:00
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I typically grab fast food for lunch, but today I decided to take a little more time and go to Tamarind. It has been awhile since I had been to this restaurant. They have always had delicious Thai food and I always enjoy their Pad Thai and Thai iced tea. I was surprised to see a sushi bar and decided... More 

Thank Linda L
Los Angeles, California
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162 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Channel 70 Video Productions newest crew member suggested Tamarind. This writer had pad-thai for the first time. It was ordered in the mild rendition with beef. It was excellent. And, the portion was big. I'll be a repeat Parking is excellent and the restaurant is near the interstate. Service was perfunctory. The waiter seemed a bit too anxious to turn... More 

Thank Channel70Productions
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have started to frequent this restaurant for lunch. The food comes out quickly and is very tasty. Lunch items include a soup or a salad. I've had both and they are good! Just be warned spicy means spicy!!

Thank Becky O
Sanford, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Every time we visit the mountains we try and eat at Tamarind Thai. Love the food. I have been there with my husband, and with business associates. All of us loved the food.

Thank mangisdr
Marion, North Carolina
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been there few times now. Food is always good. Especially the PadThai noodles. Mild is not very spicy and they also has a limited Sushi bar there. Service been less Attentive and they are also busier but another person stop by and help. Great place to go if you like Thai food.

Thank paulchangmd
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We have tried 4 Thai food restaurants in the Asheville area and this is one of the better ones! Easy to get to and nice warm welcoming atmosphere. We had Crab Rangoon and it was hand made and cooked perfectly. Light and tasty. We both had beef Pad Thai with medium heat (you choose your heat). Huge serving and tasted... More 

Thank LoriKayP
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. I had green curry with chicken and my husband ordered pineapple fried rice. Both were delicious!

Thank Amy S
Summerfield, North Carolina
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393 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was in a strip mall close to our hotel (Courtyard Marriott). After a hectic drive up in heavy downpours we just wanted a meal and a drink. Not knowing if they served alcohol we walked in and asked. They serve beer and wine. So we asked to be seated. Our waiter was polite and prompt and very pleasant. Meal... More 

Thank Abycats
Valparaiso, Indiana
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197 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is the classic American restaurant based on Thai cuisine. That said, the food is very good, it's just geared for American tastes, including the extensive sushi offerings. The acoustics in the restaurant are very poor and it is a very noisy place. An OK place but I will not return.

Thank Kent F F
Arden, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious food in an unpretentious atmosphere. Choose how hot you want your food. Generally runs less hot than other Thai restaurants we frequent.

Thank Julesandfamily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Rockwood Rd, Ste 112, Arden, NC 28704-8215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: +1 828-654-0988

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?