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Cuisine: Contemporary
Price Point: Mains from Above $35

It's the most awarded restaurant in all of sunny Cairns and it's not hard to see why. Eastern-inspired cuisine plus fresh produce and faultless service prove to be a winning formula at Tamarind.

At Tamarind, modern glamour is at the forefront and it should be at the top of your list if you're wanting to impress a certain someone. The crisp white tablecloths are joined by comfy chairs, perfectly complemented by the sky-scraper ceilings, contemporary lighting and an unmistakable air of luxury.

Elegant and exceptional, Tamarind’s Eastern inspired cuisine, handcrafted from the freshest local produce, delivers exquisite flavours, impeccably served. For starters, try their gin and tonic salmon, coconut braised pork belly or seared halloumi. Move on to a Penang duck curry, pork belly with spicy plum sauce or XO cured eye fillet.

Ask the friendly staff for their wine recommendations if you're overwhelmed by the choice. Alternatively, add an extra touch of glamour with their strawberry and basil caprioska cocktail or tamarind iced tea. If you really want to let your hair down, the Saigon kiss is for you!

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Tamarind Restaurant
35-41 Wharf St
Cairns 4870

Open Hours:
Everyday 6pm - 10pm

Phone: +61 7 4030 8897

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Tamarind Restaurant
Cuisine: Contemporary
Mains: Above $35

Reviews

What a place, quite hidden away, the atmosphere was wonderful, even though others were in dining you managed to feel private, so lovely for a romantic night. The service and food were the best my husband and I have had in Cairns so far and we have lived here for many years, even beats Ochre if I'm allowed to say that. The seating was plush and comfortable and we will go back again.

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Amazing, not only was the restaurant and food wonderful... the whole process was easy and such a fantastic idea. Loved every moment and would highly recommend

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Amazing experience- was a bit anxious about using first table as my friend and I were super keen to use it for their tasting menu, but all was well and the food was delicious! Very nice fine dining experience, so much so that we will be visiting again this week!

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Top notch!

An amazing find. Could not fault The Tamarind.
From the moment we arrived until we were given discount vouchers on leaving, I can only describe it as superb. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable without being obsequious. We shared the entree tasting plate which was both beautifully presented as wrll as being delicious. Main meals were similar. Rib eye steak cooked to perfection. Portions were perfectly filling and rich. I believe duck curry magnificent.
This was the first time I have booked through First Table and was initially suspicious when asked for credit card details and $10 upfront, but presume this is to ensure diners turn up.

Highly recommended

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Absolutely loved it. The food was amazing and the service was faultless. Little extras like free appetiser and complimentary drinks at any casino bar after dinner were greatly appreciated. We had a great night, thanks First Table and Tamarind ❤️

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It was one of the most enjoyable dinning experiences we had. We highly recommend anyone who enjoys fine dinning to go the Tamarind Restaurant. The food, atmosphere and service were all fantastic. The waiter just couldn't do enough for you. We have selected the share entree option and it was so good. Overall, it was a very memorable dinner for us.

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Cassie Formosa

Exceeded all expectations. The staffs knowledge of the food & wine was without fault, Also explaining each course as it was delivered. Quality of produce is second to none. Looking forward to dining here again with or without a discount.

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Noriko Hill

We really enjoyed the experience at Tamarind Restaurant.Every dished we ordered were superb and so tasty,of course service was absolutely professional.We definitely back again in near future.

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Quality dining experience. Difficult to decide amongst all the delicious offerings listed in the à la carte menu, we ended up sharing 4 selections from each course and none disappointed. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommended

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

Awesome meal
First table discount was a huge value for money bonus.
but to be honest, meal was worth every penny of its normal pricing.
Starters were great, mains devine, deserts fab and even the coffee was top notch (and i own a coffee shop)
Staff were great
Couldn't fault the experience
Will be back.

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Janelle Ward

AMAZING in every way. the Food is sensational, I highly recommend the Barramundi. Thank you team Tamarind for taking such great care of us on a special night whilst celebrating our anniversary.

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Wonderful food, ambience, and service. The meals were beautifully presented, different flavours to the usual and absolutely delicious.

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We had an amazing evening. It was our wedding anniversary celebration and we had a great time! Excellent service and delicious cousine. Thank you so much for a lovely experience.

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We were given a table facing the street and it was really lovely as the lights outside came on. really intimate and cosy. Service was top class. We chose the degustation menu with the wine paring. Well, it was SUPERB! Wow, highly recommended.

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Absolutely incredible!! Food was well presented, flavours on point... just amazing!! The service could not be faulted. Will be back for sure!!

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Catherine Louison

Thank you Tamarind, we enjoyed yet another excellent meal with you. The Baby Barramundi and Duck curry, wok greens and rice, excellent and very attentive excellent service again. Thank you again.

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Absolutely beautiful as always

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Beautiful atmosphere, with delicious food and excellent service.

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What a place, quite hidden away, the atmosphere was wonderful, even though others were in dining you managed to feel private, so lovely for a romantic night. The service and food were the best my husband and I have had in Cairns so far and we have lived here for many years, even beats Ochre if I'm allowed to say that. The seating was plush and comfortable and we will go back again.

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

Amazing, not only was the restaurant and food wonderful... the whole process was easy and such a fantastic idea. Loved every moment and would highly recommend

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

Amazing experience- was a bit anxious about using first table as my friend and I were super keen to use it for their tasting menu, but all was well and the food was delicious! Very nice fine dining experience, so much so that we will be visiting again this week!

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Mario Sita

We had a wonderful dinner with great service in a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere, having a quiet and intimate conversation over superb food!! Well worth a visit to this long-standing gem in Cairns.

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Serge van der Ster

Tamarind is the best restaurant in Cairns. The food is so delicious and staff are great.

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Amazing food. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Couldn't fault anything. Highly recommend.

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Anna Owczarek

Good food and service.

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Madeleine Hillier

Wonderful!

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Second time we have been here
First time was great
Second visit even better
A must do when in Cairns

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Had a great experience dining at Tamarind. The food and service was of a high standard. Then we had a couple of drinks at the casino afterwards. Thanks for the great night team.

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Sarah Krivan

My partner and I dined here for our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and found the service to be the perfect level of attentive and polite, so we felt both looked after and able to enjoy each other’s company. We absolutely would return.

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Top notch!

An amazing find. Could not fault The Tamarind.
From the moment we arrived until we were given discount vouchers on leaving, I can only describe it as superb. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable without being obsequious. We shared the entree tasting plate which was both beautifully presented as wrll as being delicious. Main meals were similar. Rib eye steak cooked to perfection. Portions were perfectly filling and rich. I believe duck curry magnificent.
This was the first time I have booked through First Table and was initially suspicious when asked for credit card details and $10 upfront, but presume this is to ensure diners turn up.

Highly recommended

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香織 山上

First time tried this service, it was amazing experience! Me and my husband loved the restaurant and this early bird promotion. Difenetely will use again:)

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Absolutely loved it. The food was amazing and the service was faultless. Little extras like free appetiser and complimentary drinks at any casino bar after dinner were greatly appreciated. We had a great night, thanks First Table and Tamarind ❤️

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

It was one of the most enjoyable dinning experiences we had. We highly recommend anyone who enjoys fine dinning to go the Tamarind Restaurant. The food, atmosphere and service were all fantastic. The waiter just couldn't do enough for you. We have selected the share entree option and it was so good. Overall, it was a very memorable dinner for us.

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Priscilla McKenzie

Staff was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Great presentation of the shared plate and taste delicious. The baby Barra taste fantastic and the steak was cooked to perfection. Using First Table to book our dinner gave us 50% off the mains and entree so it was a win, win for us. Fantastic night, well done Tamarind.

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Jo lawrence

Fast and friendly service. Amazing food. Quality ingredients. We had the Taste of Tamarind menu to try a bit of everything. Highly recommend the duck curry. Delicious!

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Toshiko Hara

The food and service was excellent. The course menu ranged in taste and the whole experience was wonderful. I will highly recommend the Penang curry.

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Trey Upton

Excellent food with brilliant service

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Wonderful dining experience! Comfortable with relaxed festive atmosphere. Service was very attentive and excellent. Delicious food especially the duck curry! Yum!

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The food was absolutely outstanding. From presentation to plate choice to flavour and contrast. The service was a bit erratic as different waiters attended to us. The atmosphere is private and relaxing. I can't wait to go back. Thank you so much Tamarind!

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Cassie Formosa

Exceeded all expectations. The staffs knowledge of the food & wine was without fault, Also explaining each course as it was delivered. Quality of produce is second to none. Looking forward to dining here again with or without a discount.

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

Noriko Hill

We really enjoyed the experience at Tamarind Restaurant.Every dished we ordered were superb and so tasty,of course service was absolutely professional.We definitely back again in near future.

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

Quality dining experience. Difficult to decide amongst all the delicious offerings listed in the à la carte menu, we ended up sharing 4 selections from each course and none disappointed. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommended

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Great staff, lovely ambience in the cool & sophisticated restaurant. Entree of scollops yummy, my wife had the Duck Curry, couldn't finish it all and regretted not putting the dog bag in the car. I had the lamb neck, equally yummy but a little disappointed with the lotus root chips which were too fatty & too bulky. Great wine, reasonably priced and pannacotta for dessert was light & delicate. Great meal to celebrate a wedding anniversary & friends birthday. Dave

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

Awesome meal
First table discount was a huge value for money bonus.
but to be honest, meal was worth every penny of its normal pricing.
Starters were great, mains devine, deserts fab and even the coffee was top notch (and i own a coffee shop)
Staff were great
Couldn't fault the experience
Will be back.

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

Janelle Ward

AMAZING in every way. the Food is sensational, I highly recommend the Barramundi. Thank you team Tamarind for taking such great care of us on a special night whilst celebrating our anniversary.

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

Wonderful food, ambience, and service. The meals were beautifully presented, different flavours to the usual and absolutely delicious.

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Absolutely amazing, cannot recommend it enough.

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Dana Agnew

We had a great dining experience at Tamarind. The food and service were fantastic. Would highly recommend this restaurant and first table to everyone!

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Ping Hsu

Great service by the staff on duty that night. Very impressed.

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Sensational as always! Thank you for a fantastic birthday dinner! The best food in Cairns!

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We had an amazing evening. It was our wedding anniversary celebration and we had a great time! Excellent service and delicious cousine. Thank you so much for a lovely experience.

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

We were given a table facing the street and it was really lovely as the lights outside came on. really intimate and cosy. Service was top class. We chose the degustation menu with the wine paring. Well, it was SUPERB! Wow, highly recommended.

- dined at Tamarind Restaurant on

Absolutely incredible!! Food was well presented, flavours on point... just amazing!! The service could not be faulted. Will be back for sure!!

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