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) #5 of 431 Restaurants in Cairns ₹₹₹₹ , Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 721 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant sets the standards in service, culinary delight and exceptional when accomodating special requests for special events. Now been 4 times in last 18 months and like always the experience is superb! A delight to experience fusion cuisine and gastronomic delights prepared by the...More

Thank Unrudimental
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to The Tamarind tonight and we had the degustation menu with matching wines. An amazing selection of tastes and our favorite was the tuna followed by the salmon. We were fortunate to have an amazing waitress Viginie who knew so much about the food...More

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First visit to Tamarind after hearing very good things from my über passengers who I have picked up from there . Visit was on a Monday night and it was still half full . Service was impeccable, no note pads to write down our order,...More

1  Thank sirsteve1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious vegetarian options - but could be more of them. We were a family of three adults and we were very full and satisfied with our meals. My AccorPlus discount was 30% off so 3 fine dining meals for 98$ (after discount) is very reasonable.

Thank Gazzax2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is amazing such great fresh food well presented.Tried most of the menu over 4 nights, lovely staff so friendly and helpful

Thank Radar67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great value meals with Advantage plus card, good sized meals every time. Good wine as well. Service is always spot on.

Thank Coffeeguy82
Reviewed 1 week ago

l am reviewing this restaurant because it is in my home town and is a hidden gem , it is located in the cairns reef casino complex ,this restaurant has numerous awards for excellence and the staff are second to none,the ambience and atmosphere are...More

1  Thank aljazzar30
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had heard a lot of good reports about this restaurant and finally gave it a go. We were not disappointed. The service was fantastic, not too intrusive and yet still very attentive. The food was excellent. We both had the pork...More

Thank Jenni P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very few restaurants give fine dining style food service or atmosphere anymore but Tamarind luckily still does. An excellent restaurant for a special occasion.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and the service was great! Great location in town and in the Casino. Easy to find and parking available .

Thank Chris-Neil P
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Questions & Answers
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.
Phyllis c
8 February 2016|
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.
3 August 2015|
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
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Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 77
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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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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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