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Where

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Tamarind Restaurant

Average price $85
9.4/10
289 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $85 Special request

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Braised belly, croquette, crackling, spicy plum sauce, cashews

Dietary options

Gluten free,

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.4/10
based on 289 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Narelle S.
    Narelle S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very very noice.

  2. Lyn P.
    Lyn P.
    • one review
    8/10

    We are regulars and usually love the food and service but there seemed to be a different feel in the restaurant this time. Just missed the mark on a few things which bought their score down. We had a latish.7.30pm booking on a Sunday night which may have impacted.

  3. Carmen L.
    Carmen L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Staff were quick and polite, the food was delivered before we expected, and of course it was very delicous!

  4. Morag G.
    Morag G.
    • one review
    10/10

    A wonderful evening with fabulous food and impeccable service. Will definitely be back.

  5. William L.
    William L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Outstanding food!

  6. Paul M.
    Paul M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Pitch perfect in every way. Attentive service without being intrusive, calm and elegant place to be, and the food was sublime. Every dish was distinctive and interesting, all were beautifully presented. Toothsome treats!

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

    Tamarind would have to be the best restaurant in Cairns! The food is consistently good and great service! We come here quite a bit and bring our interstate friends

  8. Kerryn H.
    Kerryn H.
    • one review
    10/10

    From the warm welcome to the quality of the food and service, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience Can highly recommend the steak and lamb main courses.

  9. Ramzi H.
    Ramzi H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We are regulars at Tamarind and love taking our overseas guests there. Tonight we welcomed 2 such visitors and they were blown away by the food and service.

  10. Dennis R.
    Dennis R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Staff, service and dishes are always amazing. The atmosphere is really well thought out, always love going there. Lovely place to enjoy an intimate dinner.

  11. Linda L.
    Linda L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Upmarket restaurant, perfect for intimate date night or celebration. Outstanding food and service but not too expensive. Definitely recommend.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    9/10

    Second time we visited. As good as the first. Great food quality and service.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and service

  14. Michael H.
    Michael H.
    • 52 reviews
    8.75/10

    Excellent food. Good service. I always try to eat here when I visit Cairns because it’s reliable.

  15. Glynis W.
    Glynis W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely ambionce Great food

  16. Michael F.
    Michael F.
    • one review
    10/10

    one of the best restaurant experiences we have had this year.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews
    8.5/10

    Beautifully presented tasty food, just would like to see more choices on the main menu.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    9.75/10

    Every single time I dine here chefs are amazingly go way beyond your expectations. Their dishes are like artwork and are beautiful and superb. This restaurant is the reason why I decided to sign up for Accor Plus card. You can have amazing dish in amazingly cheap price with loyalty card. They are the absolutely the best restaurant in Cairns.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 252 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent restaurant and will revisit

  20. Ramzi H.
    Ramzi H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We are frequent visitors to Tamarind and have never been disappointed. Last night was a clear 10 out of 10 experience in all respects, food, drinks and service. It is not often that you are offered the unusual both in term of ingredient and the way it is cooked. Slow Cooked Organic Hens Egg and the Slipper Lobster are just but 2 examples of their imaginative and unusual offering. Don't be afraid to ask the helpful staff to tell you more about the unusual you cannot fathom! They make your food experience a simple delight with their knowledge.

More information

Opening time

6.00pm - 10.00pm

How to get to the restaurant

35-41 Wharf St, 4870, Cairns City, 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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