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Tamarind Restaurant

9.4/10
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Average price $85

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Restaurant menu

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

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 331 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Julie N.
    Julie N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Our first visit to Tamarind was just beautiful. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Thank you for a wonderful evening, we’ll be back next time we’re in Cairns ????

  2. Mark D.
    Mark D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Food was excellent service the same. 5star dining

  3. Tanya A.
    Tanya A.
    • one review
    10/10

    One the best restaurants in town and again did not dissapoint. Food, service and ambience on point. Ordered scallops, halumi, steak, pork, chocolate and pana cotta dessert. All were delicious.

  4. Vanessa H.
    Vanessa H.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Lovely entree tasting platter. Nice, special occasion dining.

  5. Noel M.
    Noel M.
    • 2 reviews
    6.5/10

    Disappointed as menu limited in range of dishes offered. Entree scallops very good but disappointed with overall quality of main meal, especially wok cooked greens. Disappointed re wine special advertised online drinks menu but not available in restaurant.

  6. Melissa C.
    Melissa C.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    As a regular to Tamarind I find the food beautiful and the service good, a limited menu though. Be nice to have a weekly or monthly specials menu.

  7. Rachel T.
    Rachel T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Always fabulous! A real gustatory treat! Exceptional flavors, fresh ingredients and top service. My recommendation is the tasting menu for the ultimate experience

  8. Genevieve R.
    Genevieve R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Tamarind has continued to be an outstanding restaurant. Customers are provided with excellent service from the moment they arrive until they leave. The food is innovative, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Thank you once again Tamarind.

  9. Nancy M.
    Nancy M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service, the duc Panang was delicious as usual the fish was slitly undercook for my taste but delicious to the lotus chips a littlt to oily otherwise great atmosphere if not for the very noisy table behind us, but this was not the restaurant fault, just people who don't know how to behave in public area

  10. Reiko K.
    Reiko K.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Superb food, Beef Tatataki, must try! It was so delicious. And we had Eye fillet and Lamb Neck. Both amazing. And desert!! Share plate was great, it’s so satisfying, great presentation and of course it’s delicious!!! If you are in Cairns, must try this restaurant.

  11. Laurence T.
    Laurence T.
    • one review
    3/10

    I have been here twice before and loved it but this time the service, the food,the ambience was terrible. Had the degastation menu seemed to be no theme,the food and wine didn't mix absolutely terrible!

  12. Monica P.
    Monica P.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food , the penang duck curry and barramundi were so delicious! We also enjoyed the rich dark chocolate dessert

  13. Catherine O.
    Catherine O.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Impeccable service and venue. The food was amazing!

  14. Narina M.
    Narina M.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    This is fine dining done right. Staff are extremely attentive and friendly. The food was beautifully presented and did not disappoint in any way. The paired wines could have been better considered, but otherwise it was an exceptional meal.

  15. Jaki  P.
    Jaki P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The staff are wonderful and know the menu no just taking an order and dropping plates to the table. The food is delicious the menu has changed since our last visit although the wonderful curry duck is still available. We requested a special table and was given it. Fantastic night out.. And a great wine selection.

  16. Michelle C.
    Michelle C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Beautiful intimate setting for couples, or a long table for family. The food was extremely satisfying & superbly presented as well as the staff!

  17. Kim V.
    Kim V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service and atmosphere. The food was well presented and thoroughly enjoyable. Definitely recommend Tamarind as a good dining experience.

  18. Fanny T.
    Fanny T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    All the staffs here are very friendly, we tried their set menu and every dishes are delicious. Highly recommended people to come if they visit to Cairns

  19. Narelle S.
    Narelle S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very very noice.

  20. 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.

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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, RestaurantAddress

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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