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Tamarine Restaurant

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546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901 (Tasso & Webster)
+1 650-325-8500
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was one of the best meals I ate in the Bay area - the quality of each dish was excellent.. The Tamarine prawns, as well as the sea bass and cod were fresh and flavorful

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Thank Singhs_global
London, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time we were at this place was 2 years ago and we had been disappointed. This time everything was absolutely perfect, food and service. We had the Hamachi tostada, salt and pepper calamari, the wild salmon and the Ha Long bay soup. We washed all this with a Failla Keefer Chardonnay which was absolutely delicious. The waiter was very... More 

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Thank jmLondon845
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant several times - the first time was three years ago, the quality of the food was impressive. However, during my recent visits - including this time, the food is becoming average, decent enough for a business lunch but not enough to impress my clients. I was also embarrassed once during my visit, I took my client... More 

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Thank james z
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's good, bit overpriced and quite salty but it seems to be a favorite amongst my peers. Im a fan of the empress rice .

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Thank Tiffine W
Palo Alto
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tamarine is very elegant and the food is always great. Some of our favorites are the lemongrass sea bass and the hoisin lamb chops. The service is also responsive and appropriate. I have been to this restaurant several times. It is stable for out of town guests and business dinners as well.

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Paso Robles, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

had expected better for a restaurant that was well rated. Food so-so. Not much in ethnic Vietnamese food and very pricey

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Thank judy845
London, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I went here with a colleague for an early dinner. We didn't have a reservation but the staff were accommodating and we chose to sit at the bar. We had a few dishes to share and all were of a high standard. The spring rolls were authentic and the other dishes were all full of flavour and well presented. The... More 

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Saratoga, California
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very good fusion restaurant with dishes for everyone's taste. Extensive wine list. Good service. Reservation is highly recommended, especially on weekends.

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Thank Igor U
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Food is very nice and unique. Be prepared to order plates to share with your table and enjoy a lot of different flavors.

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Thank Marcelo C
San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The food at Tamarind is without question, delicious. Is it as good as what you'll find in Southeast Asia? no. But it's very tasty. On that note, because I've traveled extensively throughout SE Asia and had incredible meals at a fraction of the cost, it's hard for me to fully enjoy eating here given the cuisine's origin, yet here, it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
    (Tasso & Webster)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-325-8500
Description
Tamarine is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant that features the light but flavor-intensive culinary delicacies of Vietnam. The restaurant offers a menu based on small plates, promoting the Vietnamese tradition of the 'shared' meal in which food is shared and enjoyed with those close. Tamarine's small plate entrees are enjoyed with the pairing of a variety of aromatic, flavor infused rice, designed to be mixed and matched to create a truly unique flavor experience. Along with culinary delicacies of Vietnam, the restaurant showcases the works of emerging artists from Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. Semi-annual exhibits will close with a cocktail event to auction the art. Proceeds will be donated to La Maison Chance, an orphanage in Saigon, Vietnam.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?