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Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck curry” (60 reviews)
“cassava” (16 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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LOCATION
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 779 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to try this restaurant at the Casino in Cairns as we had seen their blackboard out front as we walked through to our usual breakfast place at the Pullman just across the road. Once inside we found the area very small for a...More

Thank Vicki S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually write negative reviews, but I found this menu pretentious. The staff was friendly enough, and once the food arrived it tasted good, but the portions were not supportive of a hearty appetite. I found it to not be good value for the...More

Thank Pauline N
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your recent feedback from your dining experience at Tamarind Restaurant. I was disappointed to hear that expectations were not met when you dined with us in Tamarind during your recent visit to Cairns. I also appreciate you having taken the time to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was absolute delight to have my dinner there with friends. Nothing more that I can say against about this place. It was pure delight from customer service and every meal that came out.More

Thank icgol
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Icgol, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got yesterday a mixed experience here. First of all , great venue and great service. As for the food : entree was fabulous, beef was tender and well balanced as was the scallops and the duck liver. As a main course we got pork belly...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to have a dinner with our 18 month old toddler. My husband made reservation and inquired a place where is suitable for our kid and hope don’t bother others customers. The staffs arranged very good place for us, we had...More

Thank Elly H
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Elly Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast at the Tamarind as included part of our Pullman Casino Hotel stay. It was so nice. Calm place with cold and hot options for buffet but also a variety of dishes you could order. I had the croissant cinnamon berry French toast...More

Thank itpsd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the close-by Pullman Reef Casino hotel so thought I would try Tamarind. It's a really good setting, a very peaceful and non-invasive environment but I was dining solo and a bit anxious. The staff were great, and I appreciated the good service,...More

Thank Adrian K
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Adrian Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always enjoy Tamarind Restaurant. The food and staff is always excellent. The Penang Curry Duck is my favourite.More

Thank maryscairns
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mary Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had the 7 course tasting menu, the food was amazing, all courses were enjoyed, great value for money, fantastic service, highly recommend you visit.More

Thank Lesley S
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Lesley Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third or fourth visit and Tamarind did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent. Make sure you book, we did a walk up the night before and could not get in.More

Thank Chris D
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Chris' Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

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Lavinia S
29 April 2016|
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Response from Fritz H | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is not necessary as there is an underground parking station with lifts to the foyer close to the restaurant, the parking station is opposite the restaurant in Abbott st. great restaurant.
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Phyllis c
8 February 2016|
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Response from Karen_in_NoVA | Reviewed this property |
The tasting menu was $110 AUD and well worth it. Mains are in $25-45 AUD bracket.
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SM_Koh
3 August 2015|
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Response from Nick S | Property representative |
Dear SM_Koh, Thank you for your question. Tamarind is open daily from 6pm over the Christmas period, with the exception of being closed Saturday 26th December. Booklings are alwaus recommended and the restaurant my be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$74
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4030 8897
  • E-mail
Description
Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Reef Hotel Casino.
Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning restaurant offers a contemporary menu of generously portioned, Asian fusion dishes that showcase the very best in regional produce.
Uncompromising technique combines with seasonally selected ingredients to deliver the Tamarind vision of what great cuisine is.
The awarded wine list presents over 100 old and new world varietals, carefully selected to complement menu flavours.
The house cocktail list takes inspiration from mod-Asian ingredients to deliver bespoke creations, perfect for before or after.
Thai artefacts highlight tasteful decor to establish an eclectic ambiance with understated character.
Professional service with relaxed delivery completes the experience.
Daily degustation menu with or without tailored wine pairings is a signature offering.
Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Australian Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Goblet 2012
Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2012
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