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Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 791 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is contemporary Australian cuisine, sort of grazing plates that were continually brought to our table, Efficient waiters and food was tasty, true to the integrity of ingredients. Little pricey with holiday surcharge, but memorable and was shared with famliy. (three of us)

Thank LIsa G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is fantastic topped off with excellent service you cant go past dining at Tamarind if you want a great night . They go out of there way to look after you and treat you well . Highly recommended

Thank PaulyjCairns
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a special chance to try reef fish with a good price as a hotel fine dining! From main dish to desserts, everything was perfect. The vibe was relaxing and warm, so really enjoyed the dinner. Also the server was kind. Highly recommended!

Thank JY S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe we didn't order the rights things, but the food was very underwhelming for such great reviews. We did go Christmas day so that could be a factor. The food was oversalted and also a bit bland. However, the service was professional and our waiter...More

Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing I have about a one hour drive to get here and my fam and I are staying for one night. Being a pescatarian I can eat chicken and fish and they were fully prepared to have pescatarians at their restaurant.the only...More

Thank HARLEY C
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Harley, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant on your anniversary night. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great meal,hard to pick a stand out course, but the Pork Belly n Scallop course was sensational, service was also very good.More

Thank Lee C
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lee, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant on your anniversary night. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been staying at Sanctuary Palm Cove, a beautiful beach Village north of Cairns. We decided to take the 30 minute trip in to Cairns to see a movie and have a nice meal. We made the right decision to dine at Tamarind! The...More

Thank Frank-Jennie
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Frank, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant on your anniversary night. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Chloe is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tamarind is located on the grounds of Casino, but has a street entrance. The ambience is muted and serene. The food is excellent with prices to match, but worth every penny\. The service is very helpful and friendly. A truly fine dining experience.More

Thank abbaav
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Abbaav, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant . Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast here was amazing. So many choices and excellent quality of food and service. Nothing was too much trouble and requests were meet with a smile.

Thank Leslee C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

they serve mixture asian fusion meals, and it is very unique experience, based on modern chinese fusion & malay/singapore sweet flavor meals with Australian fine wines. very nice service and atmosphere as well.More

Thank tokstar
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tokstar, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant on your anniversary night. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks...More

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Lavinia S
29 April 2016|
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Response from Fritz H | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is not necessary as there is an underground parking station with lifts to the foyer close to the restaurant, the parking station is opposite the restaurant in Abbott st. great restaurant.
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Phyllis c
7 February 2016|
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Response from Karen_in_NoVA | Reviewed this property |
The tasting menu was $110 AUD and well worth it. Mains are in $25-45 AUD bracket.
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SM_Koh
3 August 2015|
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Response from Nick S | Property representative |
Dear SM_Koh, Thank you for your question. Tamarind is open daily from 6pm over the Christmas period, with the exception of being closed Saturday 26th December. Booklings are alwaus recommended and the restaurant my be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$159
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4030 8897
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Description
Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Reef Hotel Casino.
Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning restaurant offers a contemporary menu of generously portioned, Asian fusion dishes that showcase the very best in regional produce.
Uncompromising technique combines with seasonally selected ingredients to deliver the Tamarind vision of what great cuisine is.
The awarded wine list presents over 100 old and new world varietals, carefully selected to complement menu flavours.
The house cocktail list takes inspiration from mod-Asian ingredients to deliver bespoke creations, perfect for before or after.
Thai artefacts highlight tasteful decor to establish an eclectic ambiance with understated character.
Professional service with relaxed delivery completes the experience.
Daily degustation menu with or without tailored wine pairings is a signature offering.
Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Australian Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Goblet 2012
Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2012
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