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Tamarind Tree

Map & Directions 1036 S. Jackson St., Ste. A
Seattle, WA 98104
  • Vietnamese
  • Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Free, Lot Available, Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

More often than not, Asian fine dining is a cerebral fusion whose aesthetic and cuisine depart from the culture that inspired them. Enter Tamarind Tree, which bridges a sophisticated, modern decor with unquestionably authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Their signature spring rolls are probably the best in town, seemingly flowering with noodles and lettuce in a perfectly sticky rice wrapper. If you can't get enough of them, order the ban cun tráng tay (steamed rice paper) and wrap your pork, crispy shrimp, or shiitake mushrooms yourself. While most rave about Tamarind Tree's specialty noodle soups and the whimsical crepes—shells of rice flour packed with scallops, prawns, and pork and covered with coconut milk—I'm a huge proponent of its salads. Whether green papaya or duck, the ingredients are gorgeously laid out, super-fresh, and satisfying. With prompt, friendly service, an elegant patio, and fancy cocktails with ingredients like lychee and kumquat, you can have a night on the town without sacrificing the soul of the food.

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  • Eater on 07/28/11

    Bridging the divide between no-frills pho joints and higher-end Vietnamese dining, Tamarind Tree has an enormous menu of dishes that feel high end, even if prices may not be. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Jess E. on 12/19/09

    Definitely order their spring rolls - delicious!

  • Seattle Met on 02/18/11

    If it’s a cliche to adore this Jackson Street find—for carving a classy tropical destination out of a derelict strip mall, for making authentic Vietnamese food available to everyone,

  • Daryn N. on 03/10/10

    congrats, you've found the best vietnamese food in town!

  • My Tam N. on 10/28/11

    A good place to introduce someone new to Vietnamese cuisine w/ extensive menu. My favorites are seven courses of beef, Tamarind Tree Soup, banh xeo, bun rieu, cinnamon pork balls w/ fresh coconut.

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