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Permanently Closed - Tamarind - Chicago

3.7
87 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Since 1989, the Ko family has been in the restaurant business, including such sites as Charming Wok and Charming Cuisine.

This newest incarnation is hip, and slightly Swank, in the up-and-coming South Loop neighborhood. Our Comfortable, casual interior is warm and welcoming.

The eclectic Asian cuisine is a fusion of Japanese/Thai/Chinese/Vietnemese, offering specialty original dishes like Asian Pizza.

Hailed as one of the best Asian restaurants in a city known for its cuisine, locals love us and have us on speed dial!

Enjoy!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation


Lunch & Dinner:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 379-0970
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Balbo Ave & Harrison St
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Public transit
Harrison (Red Line)
Harold Washington Library (Brown Line, Orange Line, Pink Line, Purple Line)
Jackson-Red (Red Line)
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 87 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
3.4
ambience
4.3
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

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.

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TexasVisitor (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Everything was fine. Staff kindly turned down music volume so we could converse.

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vipDoctorIman (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

We love Tamarind ... Consistently good food every time we go

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LikeGoodFood (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2016

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.

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vipFlash (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2016

Recommended for a casual meal with good variety of Thai and other Asian dishes. Decent wine list and attentive service. Good value for money.
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 6, 2016

Great food service and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

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.

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vipwellingtonneighbor (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 30, 2015

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.

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Carski (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

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.

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