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Tamarine Restaurant

546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
+1 650-325-8500
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gourmet dishes that are just delicious and look like art on a plate Excellent service , beautiful setting

Thank Marwaberry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great quality meat and fish. Spices were authentic and fresh. Reservations are hard to get but worth the wait.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When here on the recommendation of a friend. Truly enjoyed it. Great taste and combinations. Tuna tartare can be recommended as on of your starters. Main dish can be shared. Felt content in a great way after this meal

Thank JensPerregaard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Tamarine was a large party dinner with a price fixe menu. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was very busy — always a good sign — but we were seated shortly after our reservation time. Our menu (appetizers, first...More

Thank K E
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions and treating special out of town guests. The food and drinks are excellent with a wide variety of tastes. Appetizers at the bar is a good solution if tables are full and one doesn't have...More

Thank Chetzi
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been to Tamarine many times over the years. It’s my second favorite restaurant in Palo Alto. I love everything about it. Great food, excellent service, nice ambiance and even its location at the end of University Avenue, which means it’s easier to get to...More

Thank Globetrobber
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Tamarine is very consistent high level cuisine with elegant atmosphere. It’s my favorite place to lunch/business for special guests. Every dish is really good and consistent between my monthly visits. Pretty expansive place but worth it if you are looking for high level food in...More

Thank salvax239
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

It was a Saturday night dinner for 2. Place was less busy than usual but still was fully occupied by 8pm. Service was polite and friendly, food came fast but we were not rushed. My only comment is that Duck breast was overdone and not...More

Thank JVDZ7
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The cocktails were delicious, the wine list was excellent and the food innovative Vietnamese derived and well prepared. Service was response and friendly, the crowd was of course oh so Palo Alto...however everybody seemed to enjoy themselves we will return

Thank peter w
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Made a reservation at this restaurant due to its ranking here on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. The food here is delicious, I had the calamari for my first course with an excellent green sauce and then the giant shrimps for main course. Overall the...More

Thank John S
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Questions & Answers
Ming-Hui S
16 July 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
8 February 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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