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Tamarine Restaurant

546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
+1 650-325-8500
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shaking beef” (45 reviews)
“cod” (20 reviews)
“sea bass” (30 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Ok so this place is pricey but given the creativity of the dishes and deliciousness it was worth it! Great selection of drinks, wonderful small plates, and outstanding entrees. The service was just right-they even stored our luggage for us as we arrived after a...More

1  Thank JL T
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

For a fancy fusion restaurant, this disappointed. Clay pot entree was delicious but appetizers were subpar. Papaya salad had no taste whatsoever , and taro root rolls just tasted of deep frying.

Thank travelbug-bk
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is the best Asian fusion (mainly Vietnamese) restaurant in the area and one of my two most favorite restaurants. It is an excellent place to have a business type of meal and for celebrating family events. My favorite is lemon grass sea bass. I...More

Thank elip752
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Love this restaurant for the flavorful food, excellent cocktails, great service and happy hour! The atmosphere is beautiful and comfortable. More value at lunch, but dinner is more romantic in atmosphere. Excellent happy hour! Try the flavored rices for sure...the best I've ever had and...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 28 January 2017

From the friendly greeting at the door thru the signing of the check, Tamarine was a great experience. Excellent selection of appetizers, entrées to die for, a great wine selection and wonderful ideas for deserts. Expensive but great!

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

Thank Singhs_global
Reviewed 11 January 2017

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...More

Thank jmLondon845
Reviewed 6 January 2017 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...More

Thank james z
Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 .

Thank Tiffine W
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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...More

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Ming-Hui S
16 July 2016|
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Response from 198maribethh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely, both on the menu and with variations and special requests.
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
  • Value
Average prices
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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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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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