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Tamarine Restaurant

546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
+1 650-325-8500
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shaking beef” (53 reviews)
“tamari” (102 reviews)
“sea bass” (34 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the overall meal was good, but a bit overpriced...the food is catered towards the milder palate lovers, so if you are looking for mild and subtle flavors, then this is the place. for those seeking the flavorful Asian style restaurants, then maybe you ought to...More

Thank Gopal A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were delighted by everything we ordered and the excellent presentation. Always a fan of shaking beef, I was not disappointed. The glass noodles and the sea bass were likewise excellent. Service is attentive and the wine list is extensive.

Thank BoiseHotelee
Reviewed 1 week ago

More a place to impress friends or people than the real Asian thing. A bit too smart for my taste, but it's personal

Thank Jean-Paul88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit our 96 year old relative in Palo Alto I look forward to visiting Tamarine as the food is always good and service engaging and pleasant. However, our visit yesterday while the food was still good, the service was awful. It began...More

Thank Lisa Jan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal, delisious dishes, fabulous wines, bend over backwards service, lively atmosphere nothing better!

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This ambiance, wait staff and Pacific Rim cuisine is superb! The shaking beef and seafood dishes are a star.

Thank susanB144HQ
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I had been to lunch at this restaurant twice and wanted my stepson to try it for his birthday dinner. It did not disappoint, except that theTequila Mockingbird cocktail is no longer on the menu. The service is excellent and it is pricy but worth...More

Thank mariana954
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We have been eating at Tamarine for years now. Consistently great delicious food. Service is always great. Ambiance is lovely. We really like the shaking beef and the sea bass...my absolute favorite is papaya salad and the eggplant dish.

Thank 255farahnazn
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great restaurant I had a private birthday party there that was perfect. they did everything deliciously. My daughter also had her rehearsal dinner there before the wedding. Everything was perfect.

Thank evsnider
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our choices weredelicious and very well presented. We order several different plates to share. A fun place for a Birthday luncheon with best friends.

Thank June L
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Questions & Answers
21 May 2018|
Response from K E | Reviewed this property |
Maybe they’ll be able to accommodate your larger party (8) if you are willing to do a prix fixe menu — easier for them. The restaurant does have a large bar, but I don’t know if the full menu is available at the bar or if... More
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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