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Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent service. The food was delicious. If you want to try something a bit different, this place is for you. I tried the entre tasting platter for $23. Each item was loaded full of flavour.

Thank Jacolas
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow what else could I say. The service was excellent, Desert was magic. Like e4ating in Heaven after the main meal at Coco's. Will return ASAP

Thank Karole H
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food , vino and service . The food was interesting as well as great tasting . The service excellent and friendly without being intrusive . It deserves its reputation .

Thank alanmah0ney
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a free breakfast every morning as part of staying at the Pullman Reef Casino Hotel. Our food and service was both superb. The staff there were very professional and friendly. The buffet food was also quite good and bacon was not dry. They had a nice selection of fruits and style of breakfast, the coffee was quite good... More 

Thank Camella D
Yungaburra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regular diners at this fabulous restaurant and there has never been a bad experience. Just wonderful.

Thank garryandr0byn
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed at our dinner at the Tamarind. We had eaten dinners at a few restaurants on the Esplanade, but we wanted one upscale meal before we left Cairns. At the Tamarind, we were impressed by the very good food ( I had a risotto and my husband had a chicken dish), the peaceful, attractive surroundings, and the friendly,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing restaurant. Wouldn't usually spend so much on food but this was honestly worth every cent. We left with great memories after our evening here!

Thank Louise D
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first TAMARIND dining experience! AN elegant and well fitted out restaurant with excellent ambiance !! Very friendly and competent staff, My wife and I chose the 7 course tasting menu,- what a delight ! All dishes were delicious and very well presented, the waitress described each dish in considerable detail. The Sichuan Pork Belly, the Reef Fish and the... More 

Thank 861rolfs
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great night with friends for birthday celebration. Very detailed presentation and lovely food ! Was shocked when the barramundi came to table ! was expecting a fillet but it came in one whole fish ! sauce was great to go with the barra and definitely the best fish dish i had in cairns. Rib eye was cooked as ordered, truely... More 

Thank Jef C
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always love coming here. The dinner service has always been great and the food is delicious. Great for special occasions. We recently had a family dinner here, and the kids are catered for really well too.

Thank AmandaC12

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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$73
Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?