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503 N Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3228
+1 607-277-2220
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Ithaca, New York
Level Contributor
85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Tamarind is a small Thai restaurant. The owner tries to save money by having only one front-of-the-house employee and that doesn't always work well. Today I arrived before my dining partner and the one and only server...and bus person...and telephone answerer... took me to a talbe and left two menus. Thai food takes a bit longer for me to think... More 

Thank chris k
Level Contributor
65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

we visited this restaurant during our recent visit hope lake lodge in Cortland. service as well as quality of food was good. this restaurant is a good place to visit if you are craving for Thai food. just a note: food is generally spicy, we asked for medium spicy food and found it was little bit more spicier then what... More 

Thank dashny
Ithaca, New York
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Definitely the best Thai food in Ithaca.

Thank Rohini J
Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Of the several Thai places in town, this is one of maybe two that has a more authentic taste. Fresh spices. Great ambiance. The place always looks like it's closed or out of business, but I've had consistently good meals there.

Thank Jeff L
Horseheads, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Just stopped in for lunch based on all the positive reviews. And...it was edible, but unimpressive. The tom kha soup was good, but I had to pick inedible pieces of lemongrass from my mouth. The orange chicken (my daughter's choice) was dry, but the flavor was good. The yellow curry was too spicy and didn't have nearly enough coconut in... More 

Thank sarahgirl528
Ithaca, New York
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136 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

First, this review has nothing to do with the service - we've gotten take out here three times, and review is based on those experiences. The staff where you pick the food up has always been friendly. I know this is a popular thai place in town, and have friends who enjoy it. We love thai food and have eaten... More 

Thank karlou25
Horseheads, New York, United States
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Love the food, in particular the fresh rolls, the BBQ duck, duck noodle soup, duck curry (yes, we love duck), noodle dishes, curries, etc. Everything. On winter days, lunch comes with a free bowl of garlicy broth that is out of this world. The staff are very welcoming. Once in a while, the kitchen is slow, but usually they're fine.... More 

Thank Lisa M
Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

One of my family's favorite spots in Ithaca. The menu is extensive and we have never had a bad meal there. Their soups, appetizers, entrees and deserts are all delicious. The prices are reasonable and the service is great.

Thank Jeff S
Trumansburg, New York
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

It was a busy spot on Christmas Eve but, contrary to other reviews, the service staff was attentive and up to the task. This is a small restaurant but the quality of the food is anything but small, spice levels were fine and maybe a tad high (I was a 4 and had a runny nose and had to dine... More 

Thank David B
New Jersey
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541 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

I've never been here to eat, only gotten take-out. I've been here a few times while I'm working in Ithaca. Every time I go with my tried-and-true Orange Chicken. I like it when it's prepared kind of crunchy and that's exactly how Tamarind makes it. I love it. Little disappointed they don't toss in a few flowers of broccoli but... More 

Thank Steve H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?