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Vietnamese Restaurant$$$
Today 5:00 – 9:00 PM
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546 University Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301
546 University AvenueUSCaliforniaPalo Alto94301
$$$Vietnamese Restaurant, Bar
Vietnamese Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Southeast Asian Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 – 9:00 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PMWednesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PMSaturday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
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Modern Vietnamese winner stays busy furnishing creative small & large plates in an artful space.- Google
"I love the lemongrass sea bass, shaking beef, curried long beans, and aubergine."
"Aside from the decor, this reminded me of a cheap Vietnamese restaurant."
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Patty Bartlett
2 weeks ago
The food was pretty good. Not the best Vietnamese restaurant but it was good. The meal i love the most is the beef. The beef there is really good not gonna lie. It's just made perfectly like no one would ever expect that but it's really good. Nice employees too they always help you out.
Lana Purdy
3 months ago
If anyone is skeptical around Vietnamese food, try this resturaunt if you want to experiment with this type of cuisine. The food here is absolutely delicious, even if it's not completely traditional. It has a nice semi-casual setting, and they also have beautiful art on the walls that you can buy. I recommend the shaken beef and the roti for appetizers (the roti is great for crowds). The empress rice is SO good and the deep-fried basil tofu is an absolute must. But if you want to keep more to the American side, try the garlic noodles! Tamarine is such an awesome place to eat at and I really hope you think so too :)
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Simon Carignan
6 months ago
Great vietnamese fusion restaurant with a lot of variety on the menu. Really good food, but a bit on the pricey side. Also, this place is very popular, so make sure you book ahead of time.
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Chris Wilson
4 months ago
Consistently very good high end Vietnamese food. It's the kind of place business people on expenses come to.
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Elle Jones
3 months ago
I have been there a handful of times and each time is better than the next. Delicious food, quick and courteous service, and great ambiance. They are more than willing to change around the menu to suite your dietary needs. Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free friendly. I was there the other day for my fiance's birthday. I told them ahead of time when I made the reservation that we were celebrating her birthday and when we got to our table there was a birthday card, a small gift (cookies in a box with a bow) on the table. They waited until we sat down and had our menus before bringing out complimentary glasses of champagne. After dinner they brought out ice cream with a sparkler candle. A very elegant, low key, and lovely way to celebrate a birthday. All in all I love this place.
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Andrew Weinert
4 months ago
Very good but not making me wow. I had the seagrass lemon bass and it was delicious. If you are in the mood to eat somewhere a little fancier, this certainly fits the bill. As for serving size, I was content and full after the meal.
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Mihir Meghani
8 months ago
Tamarine consistently is an outstanding restaurant. They are vegetarian & vegan friendly, waiters/waitresses are knowledgeable about such options, & the menu is marked clearly for vegetarians. The non-entree food portions are not large & the quality is always very good. We always enjoy the food here, & there is a revolving menu, so you will find new items all the time. Basil tofu & the banh mi roti are always good choices. The cashew fried tofu is probably one of the best dishes ever. Roasted brussel sprouts with chestnuts were also very good. Vadouvan curry & claypot vegetables were good. The taro dumplings were not bad, but I would not order them again - they were bland. The taro root rolls were like any spring roll. The cauliflower soup was also bland, but had a good buttery taste, but given other good items on the menu, will skip. Lychee orange salad was good, but light on the lychee. Grilled hazelnut asparagus was good, but not heavy on hazelnut. The garlic fried rice is double the portion of the coconut rice. Braised winter vegetables were bland. The banh ram was not good at all. Virgin mojito, lychee lemonade, kiwi mint fresco, mango limeade, & watermelon lemonade are good. The coconut tapioca dessert was bland & I will not order that again. Parking in on the street or in structures. Be sure to make a reservation. Tables are close to each other so there is not much privacy, but the vibe is energetic.
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Dorica De La Fuente
a year ago
The restaurant itself was really nice. Service was great. We got to sit at a "common area table" which was great, as we were able to meet a scientist from Australia who was really nice and interesting. The food was ok...the prices were quite high for the quality of the food. It was more fusion asian rather than Vietnamese. Overall, it was a wonderful evening.