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503 N Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3228
+1 607-277-2220
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Small, charming Thai restaurant with friendly staff and excellent food. Don't let the plain exterior fool you. Go on in and give it a try!

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Thank seeksdecember
Ithaca, New York
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543 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Ithaca, NY should really position itself as the destination for Southeast Asian cuisine given how many very good choices there are -- among those is Tamarind though it quaintly describes its fare as "Asiatic" cuisine. It is a definitely Southeast Asian in its cooking with small nods to Japan etc. I visited here after a gap of a couple of... More 

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Thank rh24
Burdett, New York
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Before the new owners this venue was the best Thai food in Ithaca. We've been her several times and each time the quantity, quality and service has varied from great to unacceptable/cheap.

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Thank KestrelHaven
Latham, New York
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

My wife found this restaurant while we were passing through Binghamton last week. The meal that we had was delicious and very reasonably priced. I am gluten free, and was p[leased with the number of options that I had. The waitress couldn't have been nicer. All in all, it was a very positive experience eating at this restaurant. Even though... More 

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Thank Charlie S
Ithaca, New York, United States
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We love Tamarind, and eat here quite frequently. The service is great, and the main waitress knows us by name, and even knows what we usually order as an appetizer--the crispy vegetable platter! The food is quite tasty, and the portion size is pretty large. We almost always take food home with us. If you have a sweet tooth, I'd... More 

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Thank Andrew W
elmira,ny
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

the last time I ate in sate sauce was just a blob of peanut butter but my panang curry with duck was decent . I ordered 1 to go this past weekend & it had lots of pieces of bone chips in it ... overall a big disappointment . There are many better places for thai in Ithaca .

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Thank omni98
Elmira
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside.. The food is really good. I highly recommend it.. You can have no spice to as much as they have.

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Thank BA1100n
Ithaca, New York
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

After sharing many dishes over the years with my dining companions I have settled on the duck dishes (so I can share "littler" portions HA! The wines are reasonably priced and service friendly.

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Thank Etienne M
Fairfax, Virginia
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157 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I went here for lunch with a colleague; it was my first visit. The restaurant is not fancy. The seating and decor are very basic, but comfortable. The food was quite good. The staff were very polite and responsive.

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Thank Tim G
Ithaca, New York
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

I have eaten at Tamarind many times in the past several years. There have been a couple of rare meals that were fantastic and very authentic. Great flavors, well prepared, not overly sweet Americanized version ,correct spice level. That is why I give 3 stars. What has kept me going back is the hope for one of those meals. Unfortunately,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 N Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3228
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-2220

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