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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, absolutely delicious food. Decent wine list, service was super professional. The bar was happy to make our aperitivo drink not on the menu, and we're super patient and accomodating to our 15 mo daughter. The duck curry was sublime and the starter tasting...More

Thank JoJeFe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nicely appointed restaurant at the casino, this was the last stop on our whirlwind trip to Cairns. Delicious food, the highlight being the PHENOMENAL baby barramundi. Cooked to crispy delicate fishy perfection, it was sublime. The desserts were also very good. There was a...More

Thank LozzaNZ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chloe and asksaw were the most amazing hosts they were so polite and so accomodating the food was more than amazing with flavours that exploded om the palet...i would eat here every night......love u guys

Thank Kezza D
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I get that everyone can have a bad night. We have been several times to tamarind for the last 3 years and slowly but surely standards have dropped dramatically. Being from hospitality, we totally get the unpredictable and the short staffing issue....More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg wow ! Hands down the best restaurant I have been to in Cairns! The food itself was perfect, the presentation was even better if possible and the waitress Virginie was the best waitress I have had in Cairns as well - very warm and...More

Thank Selina W
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no restaurants in Cairns on the Financial Review best in Australia list. But Tamarind was consistently in the top 10 on Trip Advisor and we hadn't had much Thai food on our two week trip. The casino it’s in is busy, but the...More

Thank LivDaley
Reviewed 1 week ago

on a recent trip to Cairns we were glad we found Tamarind. Ate there twice and really enjoyed our experience each time. You must try the reef fish if it is available and the whole baby barramundi - just spectacular. Service was very efficient and...More

Thank GongGent
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Reef Casino Hotel, and had brekky here every day, such a wide selection and a lovely presented buffet, excellent service. We also dined here one night and I had the special - Parrot fish ... and it was excellent ... everything...More

Thank cyndy66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service is superb. Don't miss this one!!! This would be one of my favorite restaurants in Cairns. Offers a small menu, however the flavors blend so well in every dish they present. We keep coming back!

Thank rwa25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed breakfast at the Tamarind for the 8 days we were in Cairns. The service was extremely professional,the staff were very approachable and friendly and both the buffet and the menu were first class. We were really sorry to leave Cairns and not be...More

Thank Ian J
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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.
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$78
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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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