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Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck curry” (69 reviews)
“cassava” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We had degustation menu last week. Food was good except pork belly. I couldn't finish it because it was too salty even with the asian salad. I had cocktail and I found the glass was cracked. They made new cocktail for me anyway but I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank oooodang
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes, they where busy; however we where well looked after. Food was to die for. Delicious. Thanks for the great experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Exolvo8
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Exolvo8, Thank You for taking time to write about your recent dining experience in Tamarind, i am glad that you the food and service that we had to offer, Looking forward to serving you soon Kind regards Akshay

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast included at The Tamarind with our Pullman Hotel accommodation and my was it worth it. The buffet breakfast is relatively small but does have a wide variety of breakfast items, from pastries, to asian cuisine, to freshly squeezed sugarcane. They also offer...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yan669902
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit here sometimes on special day. Always great taste and romantic restaurant. It's not cheap for cairns people... but if you have enough pub meals, come here for something different yummy food^^

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank zookyy
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Zookyy thank you for taking time to write about your recent dining experience in Tamarind, I am glad that you enjoyed our food and service, i will definitely share your kind words with my team Looking forward to serving your soon Kind Regards Akshay

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Cairns for a business course and ended up having dinner at Tamarind. The food was spectacular the duck curry being the absolute star of the evening . It was the best food I’ve had in Cairns to date.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tleesn
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Tleesn Thank you for taking time to write about your dining experience in Tamarind, yes the duck curry is one of our signature dishes and its the crowds favourite, but we also have some more amazing dishes which you should come and try. Looking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary at Tamarind. Wow what a fantastic experience. The restaurant's ambience is fantastic, subdued lighting, tables places far enough away from others and not noisy. We had a window table which added to the overall experience. We tried the mixed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Graham M
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Graham M, Thank your taking time to write about your recent dining experience in Tamarind, I am glad that you enjoyed your special night with the food and service we had to offer. The Duck curry and the Whole crispy baby barramundi are our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere here is wonderful, the customer service outstanding and the meals amazing. There are some interesting menu choices that make for a great dining experience. One of our favourite restaurants anywhere.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michaelst2
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Michaelst2 Thank You for taking time to wirte about your recent dining experience, I am glad that you enjoyed our food and service. We do have amazing menu choices, we also cater to any allergies, and we also have a kids menu Thank you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal on our final night in Cairns. We were keen on the degustation however were conscious of our flight departure that night. Problem solved ! We were treated with a sped up version (staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scrazzlefrat
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ScrazzleFrat, Thank you so much for taking time to write about your recent dining experience in Tamarind. I am glad that you enjoyed the Degustation experience. We strive to meet and exceed our guests expectations in the best way we can. Thank you once...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a meal at the Tamarind with a family member. We both chose the pork belly. It was tasty, although it was not quite as tender as I expect pork belly to be. The potatoes in duck fat and the vegetables were delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PoppyMermaid
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Eileen M, Thank You so much for taking time to write about your recent dining experience in Tamarind. I am really soory that your Pork belly was not upto to your expectations, please be rest assured that i will pass on your feedback to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu has been updated again, and unfortunately my beloved seven frittata is gone… But still a very good choice for breakfast with nice amenities and either great buffet or a la carte choicesMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RossB144
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear RossB144, Thank you so much for taking time to write about your recent experience in Tamarind. Yes we have updated the menu and we know how much you loved the Samon frittata with extra roe, but we have some new breakfast options which you...More

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Jenna D
24 January 2018|
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Response from Leslee C | Reviewed this property |
I would think it is okay for children. It does have a quiet vibe and may be not the best if you have children who are not used to sitting quietly.
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$144
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
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
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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