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Tamarine Restaurant

546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
+1 650-325-8500
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shaking beef” (49 reviews)
“cod” (21 reviews)
“sea bass” (31 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions and treating special out of town guests. The food and drinks are excellent with a wide variety of tastes. Appetizers at the bar is a good solution if tables are full and one doesn't have...More

Thank Chetzi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Tamarine many times over the years. It’s my second favorite restaurant in Palo Alto. I love everything about it. Great food, excellent service, nice ambiance and even its location at the end of University Avenue, which means it’s easier to get to...More

Thank Globetrobber
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Tamarine is very consistent high level cuisine with elegant atmosphere. It’s my favorite place to lunch/business for special guests. Every dish is really good and consistent between my monthly visits. Pretty expansive place but worth it if you are looking for high level food in...More

Thank salvax239
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

It was a Saturday night dinner for 2. Place was less busy than usual but still was fully occupied by 8pm. Service was polite and friendly, food came fast but we were not rushed. My only comment is that Duck breast was overdone and not...More

Thank JVDZ7
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The cocktails were delicious, the wine list was excellent and the food innovative Vietnamese derived and well prepared. Service was response and friendly, the crowd was of course oh so Palo Alto...however everybody seemed to enjoy themselves we will return

Thank peter w
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Made a reservation at this restaurant due to its ranking here on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. The food here is delicious, I had the calamari for my first course with an excellent green sauce and then the giant shrimps for main course. Overall the...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Tasty food, cozy place and very friendly service. Very good value for money. Deffitently can be recommended as TO GO to place in the Bay.

Thank E393RFantons
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Food is good but it is a little fusion for me thus the 4 stars. I came here with friends for a birthday celebration and thought the food was good, it was not up to my expectation as it has been adapted from it's original....More

Thank Katherine88888
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A friend invited me to lunch at Tamarine to celebrate my birthday. I had not been there since shortly after it opened, and at that time I found it rather snobbish. What a pleasant surprise to discover a totally different atmosphere yesterday! The staff was...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Fourteen of us had a business dinner at Tamarine and it was excellent. Of the appetizers the papaya and dried beef salad was well enjoyed as were the spring rolls. Of the entrees I particularly liked the seared tofu and the shaking beef was so...More

Thank Steve P
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Ming-Hui S
16 July 2016|
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Response from 198maribethh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely, both on the menu and with variations and special requests.
Diane G
8 February 2015|
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Response from Steveliv1 | Reviewed this property |
I never saw one BUT there are a number of differently sized eating spaces
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
    (Tasso & Webster)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-325-8500
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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.
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