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Tamarind Restaurant

9.2/10
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35-41 Wharf St, 4870 Cairns City (QLD)See map

Average price $85

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Restaurant menu

Chef John Crank
  • Average price $85
Poached Slipper Lobster
Char Siu Duck Liver Parfait
Karaage Fried Pork Belly

Dietary options

Gluten free,

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Tasting plate- dessert
Pork belly, tasting plate and lobster

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.2/10
based on 412 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Debora A.
    Debora A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was amazing as always but the wonderful staff are what make the night just that little bit more special... Highly recommend

  2. Brad D.
    Brad D.
    • 7 reviews
    2/10

    Disappointing very busy poorly trained staff. Not a shadow of its former self.

  3. Choong y.
    Choong y.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    Barramundi and pork belly main dishes were very good. Duck curry was okay but lacked distinction which we expected in authentic Thai food. Tuna entree dish was excellent.

  4. Beth W.
    Beth W.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely place to eat , food was beautiful very good value with Accor discount. Staff were very attentive .

  5. Emily L.
    Emily L.
    • one review
    2/10

    Service and food is sub-par at best. Would most definitely not consider this place to be good or fine dining to say the least. Book at your own risk.. food is overpriced given the average quality. Service is horrible. Definitely would NOT recommend.

  6. Sabina H.
    Sabina H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We have been going to Tamarind for years and have enjoyed some of their changes and some we haven’t! However, for the last 1 1/2 years we experienced a greater consistency Food wise, the service has always been great ! Thank you

  7. Annette K.
    Annette K.
    • one review
    10/10

    All the staff were very friendly and attentive. We were made to feel very welcome. The food was amazing especially the beef fillet. I highly recommend this restaurant

  8. Michael C.
    Michael C.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Abit of acknowledgement on arrival would be appreciated rather then us standing and waiting while staff walking passed avoiding eye contact. Otherwise enjoyable night.

  9. Brenda R.
    Brenda R.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    The staff were very attentive & the service totally brilliant! Our chosen dishes from the "Taste of Tamarind" menu was SO delicious. Our only negative feedback was that our Prawn Bisque & our Steak meals could have been hotter. We gave that feedback to staff-members to pass onto the Chef so that the problem could be rectified. All handled beautifully by staff-members & we would definitely return to this lovely local restaurant in the future. In fact, I plan to have THAT Seared Eye Fillet dish as a main course in the not-too-distant future .... the flavours were totally awesome & I want more! Thank you to all concerned for a very pleasnt evening & dinig experience!

  10. Dominique O.
    Dominique O.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The meals were uniquely exquisite and tasty. The table service was top rate and efficient. It was the perfect setting for our anniversary dinner.

  11. Diana E.
    Diana E.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great service, food and overall experienced

  12. Mark S.
    Mark S.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Wonderful fusion fare, service was brilliant! A must try in Cairns.

  13. Barbara R.
    Barbara R.
    • one review
    8/10

    John our waiter was wonderful, a really lovely guy. We found the flavours of the food different to what we expected. Curry could have been a little spicer and less coconut creamy sauce. We enjoyed our experience at Tamarind.

  14. Margaret G.
    Margaret G.
    • one review
    8/10

    Quality modern food with good service you don't normally find in Cairns. Very professional. Could possibly have more menu choices but overall very enjoyable.

  15. Jan C.
    Jan C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Always wonderful!

  16. Charles P.
    Charles P.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was excellent, very inventive fusion dishes. The service could not be faulted, and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.

  17. Colleen T.
    Colleen T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb food with superb service. Excellent dining in Cairns. The only exceptional restaurant in Cairns. Thank you Tamarind for Wonderful dining experience.

  18. Alana M.
    Alana M.
    • one review
    10/10

    My husband and I were celebrating my birthday. The restaurant was beautiful and romantic, the service was outstanding and the food was great. We had the

  19. Patrick D.
    Patrick D.
    • one review
    7/10

    the place to go for special occasions but disappointed lately with change of menu items not being up to standard, removing an old favourite side dish of the lotus roots, despite commenting that yes it was a very popular side dish. Even my penang curry was missing the baby corn, the cheese plate didnt have the honey on it. previous meal with beef short ribs was super dry. staff are good but after many many meals i see standards of food are dropping.

  20. Leanne D.
    Leanne D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful delicious food, good service and a great atmosphere all add up to a superb dining experience. Highly recommended!

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Opening time

Closed until further notice

How to get to the restaurant

35-41 Wharf St, 4870, Cairns City (QLD), Australia

About the restaurant

Regularly touted by locals as the best hidden gem in Cairns, Tamarind Restaurant consistently wows their guests with impeccable service, calming ambiance and spectacular Asian inspired fare that never fails to impress. Among the many accolades, the shining stars at Tamarind belong to the whole crispy baby barramundi, sichuan pork belly, gold band snapper and fragrant tea smoked quail.

Best dish: Gold band snapper, garlic prawns, mango gastrique, prawn noodle, dill & onion mousse, chili jam, edamame beans, torched heirloom tomato, popcorn dust

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