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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” (54 reviews)
“tamari” (104 reviews)
“sea bass” (35 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 5 days ago via mobile

Food is very nice and unique. Be prepared to order plates to share with your taflap and enjoy a lot of different flavors.

Thank Marcelo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place ,to chill out and fine ambience .Food is good .Worth a try .Would recommend it .Appetizers are good too

Thank deepajoseph7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner with business associates or friends. Good food, drinks, service, and ambiance. Probably best to make reservations in advance.

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tamarine is a restaurant I've been going to for over a decade. The menu has changed a few times and I've come and gone. I started going there again and I am happy to say it works for all different types of diets. Naturally great...More

Thank Terrie K
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Overall the food is very good but a little overpriced (as well as the wine). The calamari appetizer is great but the spring rolls are bland. The lamb chops were good with a nice char on the outside. The sake mushrooms were excellent. On a...More

Thank jlg3000
Reviewed September 24, 2018

I was privileged to be invited to a lovely dinner banquet last Saturday at Tamarine. It's one thing to provide great indivualized orders, but another level of challenge to offer great food and service at a large gathering. I have to say: Tamarine hit it...More

Thank George B
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Nice decor, great service, well presented food and high prices to match. Entrees were not very large serving size. Taste was good though I found the Tamarine Prawns rather too sweet.

Thank Wbit
Reviewed September 17, 2018

the overall meal was good, but a bit overpriced...the food is catered towards the milder palate lovers, so if you are looking for mild and subtle flavors, then this is the place. for those seeking the flavorful Asian style restaurants, then maybe you ought to...More

Thank gopala964
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We were delighted by everything we ordered and the excellent presentation. Always a fan of shaking beef, I was not disappointed. The glass noodles and the sea bass were likewise excellent. Service is attentive and the wine list is extensive.

Thank BoiseHotelee
Reviewed September 12, 2018

More a place to impress friends or people than the real Asian thing. A bit too smart for my taste, but it's personal

Thank Jean-Paul88
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May 21, 2018|
Response from K E | Reviewed this property |
Maybe they’ll be able to accommodate your larger party (8) if you are willing to do a prix fixe menu — easier for them. The restaurant does have a large bar, but I don’t know if the full menu is available at the bar or if... More
Ming-Hui S
July 16, 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
February 7, 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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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