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Tamarind

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503 N Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3228
+1 607-277-2220
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Ithaca, New York
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tamarind is a great little restaurant. They offer sit down menu as well as food to go. The restaurant has a small parking area, which is a plus in downtown Ithaca. Inside is small and cozy, yet they manage to make it feel organized and well put. The food is great, the portions are good for the price and the... More 

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Boston
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tasting food, lots of veggies in the curry with just the right flavor. Your choice of spiceiness, attentive service, comfortable atmosphere. Also an excellent place for vegetarians or vegans, I look forward to going back!

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Thank AmyDBoston
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Picked this restaurant based on reviews. Was a little concerned when we called to make reservation and person hesitated and suggested a later time. It is a relatively small place and when we arrived, only the tables in the room on the right were being used and there were still several empty tables. Tried to order curry dish with duck,... More 

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Thank Njmmom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stopped by to eat at Tamarind this evening - we hadn't been in for a while - and had a very disappointing meal. I had Cashew Chicken and the chicken was grisly and hard to chew. There were very few vegetables in this stir fry. I don't like to send food back but I should have this time. My... More 

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Thank K930DXcarolm
Ithaca, New York
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268 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Love the Tom kha gai. And Thai coffee. Good curries. Eat here a few times a month. My favorite Thai in Ithaca

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Thank Brian D
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My family and i ordered the Basil Duck, Panang Salmon, and BBq Duck, all were excellent. My preference were to the last two dishes named, as the Basil chicken was fried. The service is exceptional... The best i have experienced in the 40 countries visited worldwide. Our waitor had superb manners, was courteous and polite... He spoke with formal english... More 

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Thank SparkleSelina
Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

of course the staff are very nice. well, the food is just excellent. recommend Tom Kha soup - so yummy. Tofu curry - a vegetarians delight. and reasonably priced too.

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Thank elruso809
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very nice atmosphere inside, clean and welcoming. The variety of Asiatic dishes, with a strong prevalence of Thai, has menu options to satisfy almost anyone. Prices were very reasonable with most entrees being less that twice the price of a fast food "meal deal". I was very impressed by the number of duck dishes on the menu. I don't think... More 

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Thank TateTheMate
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Small, charming Thai restaurant with friendly staff and excellent food. Don't let the plain exterior fool you. Go on in and give it a try!

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Thank seeksdecember
Ithaca, New York
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486 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Ithaca, NY should really position itself as the destination for Southeast Asian cuisine given how many very good choices there are -- among those is Tamarind though it quaintly describes its fare as "Asiatic" cuisine. It is a definitely Southeast Asian in its cooking with small nods to Japan etc. I visited here after a gap of a couple of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 N Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3228
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-2220

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