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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%
Travellers talk about
“shaking beef” (45 reviews)
“sea bass” (29 reviews)
“cod” (17 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

The menu was broad and includes many vegetarian dishes. The waiter was able to answer questions about the variety of food allergies at our table. They have an extensive wine list, as well as several interesting beers and cocktails, plus after dinner drinks. Definitely a...More

Thank ConniC76
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

This is the best place I have been in Palo Alto during my business trip. Although I'm Asian and I had tasted lots of Asian food in my life, I swear here they have great food combined with east and west of the world. We...More

Thank CharlotteChenPY
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This restaurant is consistently excellent, every time we go. Service is good, only complaint is the noise level, hard to talk without using very loud voices.

Thank BonBrit123
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Tamarind is a wonderful restaurant. They have great cocktails and a good wine menu. You can choose from a lot of appetizers or first course followed by a wonderful dinner menu! I would have to say my favorite is the sea bass! But they have...More

Thank 425jasonv
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Tamarine is a great place for drinks (great selection of cocktails and wines) and the food is scrumptious. The service is always fantastic and you are left with a great dining experience.

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is so tasty, the atmosphere lovely, the buzz audible. It's an "in" destination for those who know.

Thank Bette H
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We had a group of four and chose to share several appetizers, entrees, and vegetables. The menu has so many great choices that it is a mistake not to share. I have very high regards for the calamari and each of the three different fish...More

Thank Ned M
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We recently came back to Tamarine after a few years. The service was great, and the menu is largely the same, but the food was only OK-ish, and somehow it was all less exciting then how we found it in the past. Among the appetizers,...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The Tamarine offers a vietnamese kind of fusion menu. First time at the Tamarine was 2006 and I am very pleased to find that I can still order my favourites. The food is exquisite and the ambience of the restaurant is very relaxing, making it...More

Thank Leo P
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Very attentive staff, and delicious food. Wonderful place to go with a group. Order multiple dishes to share.

Thank susan d
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ming-Hui S
Is it also good for vegetarian ?
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
Is there a separate dining room for larger groups (12-20)?
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
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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