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14 Lower Kololo Terrace | Kololo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 755 794958
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went out for dinner at Tamarai's a few weeks ago and was truly blown away. Authentic thai food alongside other Asian dishes in a fantastic environment. If you're in Kampala and crave a taste of Asia, make sure to stop by Tamarai!

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Thank YaboiY
Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good ambiance , polite and welcoming staffs , nice hide away ,and above all the lovely food. amazing cocktails that will make your evening wow, i love the scorpion bowl.

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Thank 474jeff
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tamarai has a lovely atmosphere, sitting outdoors under thatch roof in candlelight. I love the fresh fruit juices, Vietnamese spring rolls, and coconut soups. Altogether a great way to spend an evening.

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Thank nagapie_eh
Kampala, Uganda
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We went here as a family and were pleasantly surprised that they had a children's menu. The food that they received was very good and the portions too big for them to finish! Their meal was definitely value for money. It included a juice, main meal and ice cream. Our food was very tasty too and the portions were big.... More 

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Thank Peanut_face
Akshay A, Owner at Tamarai, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Will definitely look into how to juice up the pork! More 

Kampala, Uganda
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Small portions, delicious pork ribs, disappointing phad thai. Interesting ambience. Great tea selection. Quite expensive (especially with their relatively small portion sizes)

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Warsaw, Poland
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170 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We went in quite big group (6 people), total bill was 300k ($80) so it was value for money. I liked Tom Yum with Chicken (nice spicy), salt & pepper prawns went well with good green mango salad. We ordered custom veggie dish - stir-fried veggies with soy & garlic which also was tasty. Biggest disappointment was fried tilapia with... More 

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Thank JakubWarszawa
Akshay A, Owner at Tamarai, responded to this review

Hi Jacob! Thanks for the review. We will look into the Green Curry and Hot Basil. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This restaurant came highly reviewed from Tripadvisor, but it turned out to be not true. The Red Thia Curry came out to be the worst I tried in many years of traveling. Service is so so. The location is good but fails in all other aspects.

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Thank Nairobi_KenyaAspi
Akshay A, Owner at Tamarai, responded to this review

We are so sorry you had a bad experience. We would love to have you back to understand how we can improve. If you don't mind, we would love to get more details on exactly what went wrong that day. Please send your feedback to my direct email akshay.agarwal5@gmail.com. Hope we can improve! More 

Kampala
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

They've got good food and lovely ambience. Not to mention the ever attentive staff. It is perfect for a romantic outing, but is alos appopriate for business meetings.

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Thank Maria M
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Had a quiet Sunday evening at Tamarai, awesome Tom yum soup and very tasty chicken Rendaang. James my waiter was very polite and attentive, even tried to teach me some Luganda. I'll keep trying.

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Thank alistair b
Akshay A, Owner at Tamarai, responded to this review

Thank you Alistair! More 

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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

An incredible restaurant with great Thai food, excellent service and a vegetarian/vegan friendly menu. The staff are always helpful and flexible. It's a beautiful spot for a romantic meal or dinner with friends. Although a bit pricey, the portions are quite large. The only reason why I've given 4 and not 5 stars is because I found the fusion menu... More 

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Thank Shakeel P
Akshay A, Owner at Tamarai, responded to this review

Thank you Shakeel. We will do our best to improve upon the Fusion Menu. It was in fact started because a lot of people were not big fans of spicy food so it was an option for those. Thanks again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Lower Kololo Terrace | Kololo, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 755 794958
Description
Email for this restaurant is tamaraithai@gmail.com

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