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Contemporary, Fusion
As featured in 3 Days in Cairns and 1 other guide
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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fortunate to enjoy a superb dinner at Tamarind during a short stay in Cairns this week ...creative flavour combinations, exquisite presentation and marvelous selection of wines.....

Thank Drew R
Papua New Guinea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent Service from Caitlyn our Friendly Breakfast Waitress. The buffet is just to die for and the Eggs Benedict are good too!

Thank Adrian B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here last night and were very impressed with the professional service and quality food. We were given a complimentary appetizer of potato and mushroom soup which was lovely. We had the eye fillet and barramundi for mains which were excellent. Then we had the Caramel and Chocolate desserts which were fantastic and finished the night off beautifully

Thank PaulyjCairns
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there last night and the food and service were fantastic. Highly recommend this to anybody who enjoys fine dining.

Thank broncos1959
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food - Thai with a twist! Spectacular service - 5 star. If you want a special night out this is the place to go .. Duck curry is amazing!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The barramundi was absolutely fantastic! We were skeptical about a whole fish but ate every delectable morsel! The other dishes we had were good but nothing compared to the fish. It is a bit pricey and upscale; you can't go in beach wear. It was enjoyable!

Thank TMC409
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Restaurant in the Pullman Reef Casino Hotel complex. The service is great and there is good creativity on the menu. The Crispy fried Baby Barramundi in sticky Tamarind sauce was a work of art and the Sous vide Snapper was stunning: the Ginger & Lime sauce was a flavour-attack - so complex and balanced. To be honest, the... More 

Thank Steve D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Pullman International Cairns and would cross the road (not busy) for Tamarind, a fine/contemporary restaurant where we really enjoyed both breakfast and dinner. The breakfast buffet has hot and cold selection, where one can substitute the hot buffet with one item from a-la-carte menu, which worked well for us. We still have access to all the... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at Tamarind on Monday night for the first time and we all agreed the experience was probably the best Restaurant in Cairns. The meals were delicious and generous sizes and the staff are the most professional friendly staff that we have ever come across in Cairns. As locals we will definitely return.

Thank leannejamesm
Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had an amazing dining experience. The service was excellent. You could not fault the service the surroundings or the actual location. The food was very very good we all had different meals steak / barramundi / goat curry & duck. There were no complaints from anyone. The prices were very good yes expensive but not overly but... More 

Thank Colin V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$74
Contemporary, Fusion
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
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
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
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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