Tamarine Restaurant & Gallery

546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

About Tamarine Restaurant & Gallery

4.4 / 5

from reviews

Tomislav Gracin
May 17, 2022

We (group of six) got here via personal recommendation, walked in without a reservation, and were quickly seated (more or less, the char I got was broken so they had to replace it). We ordered three starters and 6 main meals. A friend who is not too experienced with sea food and I both ordered "Harissa Bass", hers came in first. After a while, she asked me if I liked it, and I said it was good, but not amazing; while she didn't like her own, and asked me to take a look if hers seems fine, because she's not sure that's how it should turn out. After I initially dismissed it, I checked again later, and to my horror, the fish was not cooked at all. It was raw and smelly. We complained, explaining that we do not want it to be remade (the damage was done, and friend was pretty much done). The dish was taken to the kitchen, and when we were about to leave, chef came back with the same dish again, offering it as a replacement. We politely declined, and the second option was to pack it for home. We declined that again, and they noted it won't be added to the bill. That was it. I am not an expert on handling these kind of situations, but I'd expect a restaurant of high caliber: - not to screw up one of their signature dishes in a way it's not cooked at all - consider alternative options of fixing the situation (for example, offering the dessert?) - take note that we did not want the dish to be remade Considering the place is quite expensive (the price for the said dish was $32 - I definitely had tastier food for half the price), and the joint feeling was that food in general was just OK (definitely not justifying the price), I would not recommend going here.

a ban
April 18, 2022

This place is good you can tell from the business crowd on a regular weekday! Great food! The ambience isn't to my liking though! A bit cramped up. Also I didn't like the chairs

Irene Jones
June 12, 2022

The service was excellent. Carl was our waiter and he was top shelf. The meal was heavenly. And the 3 ladies who greet you are so very warm and friendly.

Winnie Xu
May 25, 2022

Great variety of dishes, wonderful flavours, prices on the higher end for portion sizes. The calamari was well done, not overcooked, and I enjoyed the tangy sauce. The claypot cod was also not overcooked, though the sauce was a bit heavy and gross / sticky when cooled. Cauliflower just tasted like fish sauce -- if you are not used to the funk maybe skip it.

Gary Rogers
August 29, 2021

We had a great time here this evening. The food, service & ambiance were wonderful. We enjoyed spring rolls, papaya salad, shaking beef and tamarind prawns. Just an excellent meal. For desert we had crane brûlée and sorbet. Perfect ending to a perfect meal.

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546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

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