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Tamarine Restaurant

546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
+1 650-325-8500
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

I've been to Tamarine about 10 times with friends and for business. So I'm very confident in saying it is consistently Excellent and a must try in Palo Alto if you are a foodie and like high-quality Asian fusion and especially if you like Vietnamese...More

1  Thank Jay M
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, lively atmosphere, great waitstaff and barkeeps. Creative menu with a good variety of vegetarian options and our drinks were expertly made. A fantastic wine list. Three of us ordered something different and everything was delicious, not a single negative.

Thank Staci H
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Tamarine is a regular stop for lunch or dinner with family or friends. The Southeast Asia themed dishes are well-prepared and have a variety of flavors. Standout appetizers are the Banh Mi Roti - a variety of the Indian bread, Spring Rolls, Salt and Pepper...More

Thank markwY4783QE
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this place and would have to rank it as the best restaurant we have been to so far this year. I understand why it rates so highly in so many different reviews. Creative and fun with...More

Thank 180michaelm
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Had dinner at Tamarine together with eight business connections, and it was a very positive experience. We shared a number of starters and main courses, so we got to taste a lot of different dishes, and it was really good. Looked food, was beautifully arranged...More

Thank Jesper M
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I was looking for a fusion restaurant in the area and Tamarine was recommended (after also reading reviews on TripAdvisor). The food was absolutely delightful - light, tasty, imaginative - everything I look for in a fusion restaurant. Prices were reasonable for the area and...More

Thank Ronan D
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

My family and I visited Tamarine recently. Food was authentic Asian cuisine. We ordered jumbo prawns, whole fish, long beans with garlic rice. Each of the dish were very tasty. Papaya salad was refreshing but could have been truly authentic with some nuts. Service was...More

Thank Foodieno72
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Excellent choice for Asian fusion lunch/dinner among friends or for business. Portions a bit small and a perhaps a bit expensive, but excellent quality and very tasty. Have been here a number of times and never disappoints.

Thank travelerSFBayarea
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This is my fourth or fifth time eating at Tamarine in as many years and it never disappoints from the perspective of the quality of the food. Always, always excellent. Portion sizes are, however, a bit frustrating. Unless you are a *very* light eater an...More

Thank X Y
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

We recently had lunch here and greatly enjoyed our orders - the Clay Pod Cod was superb, though the portion was a bit on the small side; we also enjoyed the Tamarine Shrimp, very tasty and juicy. The curried long beans was ok, and I...More

Thank 908Laura
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Ming-Hui S
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Response from 198maribethh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely, both on the menu and with variations and special requests.
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Diane G
8 February 2015|
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Response from Steveliv1 | Reviewed this property |
I never saw one BUT there are a number of differently sized eating spaces
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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.
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