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Tamarind Restaurant, Cairns City (QLD)
Tamarind Restaurant, Cairns City (QLD)

Tamarind Restaurant

9.2/10
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41 Wharf St, 4870 Cairns City (QLD)See map

Average price A$85

Three Course A$90

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Restaurant menu

Average price A$85
American express Welcome
WHOLE BABY BARRAMUNDI
Tamarind, chilli and garlic sauce, jasmine rice
PENANG DUCK CURRY
Caramel pumpkin, roasted peanuts, lychee, chilli, coriander, jasmine rice
TABLELANDS PORK BELLY
Master stock braised, croquette, Chicharrón crackling, spicy plum sauce, cashews
Three Course A$90
This preset menu includes: Entrée + Main + Dessert + Dessert + Sides

Dietary options

Gluten free, , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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Reviews

9.2/10
Excellent412 reviews
9.1/10

Food

9.5/10

Service

9.2/10

Ambience

9-10

7-8

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Who can leave a review and how do we calculate ratings?
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren S.

    January 6, 20232 reviews

    10/10

    Great food, service and atmosphere. They also made a complimentary chocolate strawberry platter to help celebrate my friend's birthday.

  • ADEM X.
    ADEM X.

    December 30, 20221 review

    10/10

    It started with a genuinely warm welcome, followed by the best tasting, well presented food in Cairns. The staff had the best attitude I have ever come across. I would highly recommend the Tamarind for a special experience.

  • Gian Andrea T.
    Gian Andrea T.

    December 23, 20221 review

    10/10

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  • Beky B.
    Beky B.

    December 7, 20221 review

    10/10

    Delicious Food. Fantastic service. Romantic Dinner.

  • Jodie M.
    Jodie M.

    November 26, 202210 reviews

    9/10

    Atmosphere is intimate and relaxed. Menu is set, so your options are limited. Sadly none of the deserts options interested me. Will go back when they change the set menu and offer new options.

  • Andrew N.
    Andrew N.

    November 18, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    We loved the food, and it was reasonably priced. They have a good wine list and staff were very attentive and accommodating. Would definitely go again.

  • Tracey D.
    Tracey D.

    October 27, 20221 review

    6.5/10

    The staff were amazing but the standard of the meal was a little disappointing (duo of beef). If you are going to offer roast potatoes on the menu, make sure they are crunchy and aren't soggy. Also don't overcook the other vegetables on the plate

  • Suzanna He
    Suzanna He

    October 26, 20221 review

    10/10

    This was the first time I went to the Tamarind Restaurant and enjoyed the experience of a beautiful setting and great food. The service was excellent, very friendlly, experienced and welcoming. If you want a special night the Tamarind Restaurant is a great place to go.

  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine M.

    October 8, 20221 review

    10/10

    comfortable seats, attentive staff, great food. I had the barramundi, hubby the steak, both tasty. I asked the waiter how to eat it and he was happy to explain. Cocktails OK, food better

  • Lorna P.
    Lorna P.

    September 8, 20221 review

    10/10

    Probably the best place to eat in Cairns

  • Corrienne N.
    Corrienne N.

    September 7, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Wonderful atmosphere, the food was exceptional The staff were warm and welcoming Disappointed the fried rice signature dish wasn’t available

  • Kathryn T.
    Kathryn T.

    September 3, 202210 reviews

    10/10

    The pork and duck curry were outstanding

  • Trevor H.
    Trevor H.

    August 30, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Exceptional high end restaurant with superb food, as a non drinker I think a bigger choice of zero drinks could be available on the wine list.

  • Pinar K.
    Pinar K.

    July 30, 20221 review

    10/10

    This restaurant was excellent. Lovely dining room, excellent good and very polite and attentive service. The barramundi was a highlight. Thanks for a lovely evening.

  • Grant W.
    Grant W.

    July 30, 20222 reviews

    9/10

    Tamarind is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The food flavors are mostly oriental in origin with some small twists to tempt the taste buds. Service is excellent and the wine list is extensive. The venue is relaxing and overall a wonderful experience awaits the patron.

  • Lisa R.
    Lisa R.

    July 29, 20221 review

    10/10

    We throughly enjoyed our meal at Taramind. The staff were knowledgeable with excellent recommendations, thank you Lee! This restaurant is worth the price.

  • Kristy D.
    Kristy D.

    July 29, 20221 review

    10/10

    Perfect as always. No complaints from us.

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  • Michael K.
    Michael K.

    June 15, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    The food was lovely, the duck curry was delicious however the portion sizes were to big, our whole table couldn't finish their meals. the lady serving us also needs to lighten up a little and actually smile, not look like she was being forced to be there.

  • Penelope G.
    Penelope G.

    June 2, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    The Tamarind restaurant is a must and a real find in Cairns. Excellent food and excellent service. I like how they've arranged the menu for minimally entree and main or main and dessert. Or all three courses. Lots to choose from with an excellent choice of wines. Loved it. We'll definitely be back, particularly as we are Accor Plus members.

  • Schrell R.
    Schrell R.

    May 21, 20222 reviews

    8/10

    Service was excellent. However on ordering the zucchini flower entree it consisted of strips of zucchini not what was advertised. Also the salmon was not quite there with flavour.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

41 Wharf St, 4870, Cairns City (QLD), Australia

About the restaurant

Regularly touted by locals as the best hidden gem in Cairns, Tamarind Restaurant consistently wows their guests with impeccable service, calming ambiance and spectacular Asian inspired fare that never fails to impress. Among the many accolades, the shining stars at Tamarind belong to the whole crispy baby barramundi, sichuan pork belly, gold band snapper and fragrant tea smoked quail.

Best dish: Gold band snapper, garlic prawns, mango gastrique, prawn noodle, dill & onion mousse, chili jam, edamame beans, torched heirloom tomato, popcorn dust

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