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Tamarind

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117 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2416
+1 215-925-2764
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13:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon 14:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 13:00 - 03:00
Thu - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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175 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

After being on the road for about two weeks, my wife craved Thai food so we went to this location and were very satisfied. It is located in a busy section of South Street very near Front Street. It's a small restaurant so a reservation would be good to have. It is also BYOB which reduces the bill, but you... More 

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Thank Howard H
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We visited last night after a few drinks on Market Street. We were impressed with the menu and chose 2 soups, a sharing platter and 2 entrees which were all delicious and well presented. The Tom Khah soup and New York strip with sticky rice were particular highlights. I would love to come back again and sample more of the... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Returned for the first time in years to find that the menu remained the same. We ordered old favorites: steamed dumplings, which were tender and flavorful. My wife and I ordered the Isan chicken and Isan Pork that was dry. However, the Slaw was outstanding. Our friends liked their fish and curry dishes, but were underwhelmed. Service was very friendly... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

A quaint charming restaurant secluded at the lower end of South St. Greeted as thou you are friends, lovely music adds to a simply designed spot. Their menu is interesting and has variety. We sampled rice paper wrapped salmon, cooked perfectly, served on a bed of field greens, with delicious dipping sauce. On to "7 element talapia", lightly fried, on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Had lunch while visiting Philadelphia in June! Saw some praises from internet but did not expect too much. Their tom yum gung soup was really tasty with fine balance of hot and sourness! Had pad thai as main and it was really close to street style pad thai I had in Bangkok and Phuket. Service and courteous and friendly!

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Thank asiana747
nyc
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Inviting. Polite. Great food, Decor is more spartan but food VG. Would revisit there; large groups are tricky but they are accomodative despite place being small.

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

we ordered two thai curry dishes and they were extremely watery and lacked taste. It looked like they just dissolved curry paste in water and put together vegetables and tofu and warmed it in microwave. Generally, other thai restaurants are good at cooking and they actually cook curry so its thick and blended well with ingredients. We even told our... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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387 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

I specialize in Thai restaurants, and while I've had better than this one, it's very good. The Pad Thai was a little off (seemed to lack Tamarind sauce, go figure) but was tasty and had a generous amount of bean sprouts and no unnecessary added veggies. Lemon slice on the plate instead of lime, but that's minor. The serving size... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

Best fresh noodles to go with great service - anywhere!! Ask for extra Holy Basil and not too sweet! Better than Bangkok!

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Thank Thomas B
Freeland, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

This was the second time I ate here and both times were great. It's a BYOB Thai restaurant on South St. We have Thai food often and this is one of the best. The place is small but comfortable and the service is very good. The duck was exceptional!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
14:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 03:00
Thursday
13:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2416
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-2764

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