I hadn't been to Tamarind in a few years. After this visit, I don't plan to return in the future.
Everything from service to ambience to food was mediocre at best. The staff acted as if they didn't want to be there. The food was bland and lukewarm.
Everything was fine. Staff kindly turned down music volume so we could converse.
We love Tamarind ... Consistently good food every time we go
We liked simple surroundings, kind people who served us and prepared good food. It did not have to cost much to be fresh and delicious. Their smiles made us feel welcomed.
Recommended for a casual meal with good variety of Thai and other Asian dishes. Decent wine list and attentive service. Good value for money.
Great food service and drinks.
Maitre'D was rude on a Friday night. Seats by kitchen are loud with music blaring. Drinks and wait staff are superb. Sushi very good. The tamarind roll was unique but bland. The other rolls were pretty and tasty. Overall a good not great sushi place. Not too overpriced.
The Mushu pork was excellent. We also had duck stir fry, crab Rangoon and sushi all of it was extremely good. The service was very slow even though the place was nearly empty. I thought this was a great value and will definitely be back.
Food was generally good & inexpensive.
Service was terrible. We to hail our waiter to order drinks. We had to ask a 2nd time for the drinks to be brought to our table.
Soups arrived AFTER the entrees.
One dish never was brought and we had to ask for it.
The wait staff could not understand English and mixed up our orders.
We had to chase down our waiter to pay the bill.
This restaurant was easy to get reservations at in downtown Chicago on a Saturday night. There were a couple of items on the menu that the kitchen was out of. One of the guest ordered the Thai Iced Tea and it was overly sweet thought the Orange Martini was great! We ordered a couple of sushis that were good for appetizers. The pad thai was a little bland. Overall we were satisfied with our meal but good is the highest rating I can offer.
Food was delicious
We hit Tamarind whenever we're in Chicago. The food is better than average, and the price is fairly inexpensive. Generous portions can be shared by two if a light dinner is desired.
With it's amazing food and -usually- stellar service, it is one of my favorite places for food in Chicago. I have been to Tamarind many times, and each time I am greeted with a smiling face. The wait staff is usually extremely accommodating, especially with groups with strollers and young kids. The staffbseems to go above and beyond for their customers.
I've had only one issue on one occasion, which was when the waitress added a 20% gratuity automatically. It seemed uncalled for, and although my group and I are good tippers, it seemed pushy.
Overall the food is killer. The spinach rangoons are perfect for those who have a shellfish allergy, but want to indulge in fried, cream-cheesy goodness. I am a huge fan of their Vietnamese Pho soup, too.
Highly recommend this place. It is open every day from 11-11, so it is a fantastic joint for late night cravings.
I discovered this unassuming place through Open Table about 3 years ago. It is a smaller place with excellent food and service. A menu complete with excellent sushi, sashimi, as well as Chinese and Thai dishes. The food comes quickly and is very very good. The service is great as well. We stay at a hotel 1 block away for an annual convention. I take my team there at least twice per trip because everyone loves it. I have now been there about 7 or 8 times, and it is always consistently good.
We wanted a quick and convenient place to grab a something before a show.
We picked this place and were pleasantly surprise. Great service and food. Really good martinis and all at a very reasonable price.
We will definitely be back.