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Tamarine Restaurant

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546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901 (Tasso & Webster)
+1 650-325-8500
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 choices we made. I had the primary interest in the shaking beef and it was... More 

Thank Ned M
Los Altos, California
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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, we liked the beef wrapped in tea-leaves. The other appetizers are pretty standard (spring roles... More 

Thank G C
West Sweden, Sweden
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 a perfect venue for more or less any occasion. I have been there for both... More 

Thank Leo P
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
San Jose, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2015

My wife has been wanting to come here since we moved to CA a couple of years ago. I have eaten here for lunch a few times which of course she was not too happy about. All I Medan say is lunch was great, however dinner was fantastic. Dressy which was nice, service attentive, empress rice to die for. We... More 

Thank Saab99
Mexico City
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Management is definetely interested in providing an outstanding experience to the customer. They care about the client and the effort is evident and highly appreciated. Food is a delicious mix of flavors and service is attentive. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed. Will definetely go back.

Thank FamilyMexico
Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I have eaten here a couple of times and have always been very impressed. The food is delicious ans the staff are attentive without being obtrusive, my personal favourite is the Kobe beef! There's also a great selection of wines.

Thank Martin H
San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Palo Alto. It's a little pricey but always a wonderful meal. I love that they offer non-alcoholic drinks that are just as pretty and enticing as their gorgeous cocktails. The waitstaff is great -- warm and friendly. When I told our server that the tomato chutney was one of the best things I'd ever... More 

Thank Ann S
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed the meal. There are a wide variety of options on the menu which as a vegetarian I appreciate. The wait staff is knowledgable and helpful. However, our waiter did not mention that one of the appetizers which appeared to be vegetarian actually contained a thin slice of meat. We were afraid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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. Semi-annual exhibits will close with a cocktail event to auction the art. Proceeds will be donated to La Maison Chance, an orphanage in Saigon, Vietnam.

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