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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%
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Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901
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West Menlo Park, California
Reviewed 5 December 2007

Fun to sit at the bar or community table and share a few dishes and cocktails.

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Reviewed 29 November 2007

Loud, delicious fusion Vietnamese food!

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Mountain View, California
Reviewed 25 November 2007

I love this restaurant. It may not be authentic but fusion Vietnamese suits my cravings sometimes just fine. Their Ha Long Bay soup, shaking beef, wok pho noodles, fish and shrimp dishes.. all these dishes delectable

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 November 2007

One of the best restaurants in Palo Alto. A little sugary.

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Reviewed 21 April 2006

Upon entering the restaurant and being looked at (not greeted) by 3 hosts, I said I'd look around for the party I was meeting, since I didn't know what name was on the reservation. They stonewalled that and asked for names. Finally I just called...More

4  Thank TerrySF
Reviewed 28 July 2005

I took 20 members of my co-workers for a birthday lunch. The service was superb, food tasty but certainly not enough. What with the cost amounting to $545.00...I paid way too much (I don't mind, if I had enough to eat) The portions was way...More

1  Thank LitiPaloAlto_CA
Reviewed 18 October 2004

Excellent place for business related lunches. Not a quickie lunch spot. Fine dining at its best with a diverse menu of items you can't get any other place.

1  Thank Mobile30162
Reviewed 21 September 2004

Nice ambience and food presentation - good for a quiet talking lunch. But unfortunatley I am unable to find a good circumstance where it is worth this attitude and additional price.... Portions are small, staff is too snooty for the quality, and items are unbelievabley...More

4  Thank Companion15906
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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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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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