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Tamarind - 17 Reviews - 614 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, Chicago, IL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (312) 379-0970


614 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 379-0970
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Pad See Ew didn't have much flavor, although the veggies and noodles were perfectly done. The spicy tuna roll was falling apart and the pineapple fried rice also didn't have much...

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/17/2014

Pad See Ew didn't have much flavor, although the veggies and noodles were perfectly done. The spicy tuna roll was falling apart and the pineapple fried rice also didn't have much flavor. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 2/25/2014

by Kara at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
The delivery was quick which was nice but unfortunately the food was so-so. The pineapple fried rice was pretty bland. The sushi roll was actually pretty good as was the sauce with the crab rangoons. I'd consider ordering sushi from them again but definitely not the rice. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 1/7/2014

Good quality. Fresh ingredients. Will order again. more


FIVE pieces of sushi and a disgusting, mushy spicy tuna roll for a $20 Sushi Combo??? You have got to be kidding me... THE WORST delivery place I've had in MY LIFE. I wish I didn't have to give this place one star. Pros: NOTHING Cons: EVERYTHING more

Excellent Service & Food 8/18/2009

Some of the best chinese food outside of China Town. I am so glad they came to our neighborhood! The favorites are the Moo Shu arriving at the table already folded for you. The double pan fried noodles are delicious as is the Indian Massala appetizer. The presentation of the beef lettuce wraps in a martini glass is a delightful surprise as is the flavor. The carry out is quick and packaged appropriately. The warm washcloth at the beginning of the meal is a very nice touch. The lunch specials are a great deal and you won't need dinner that night. Pros: Delicious, Priced Right, Clean, Friendly Cons: Crowded At Times more

Tasty but Pick up the Pace! 2/15/2009

I live near and run business right around the corner from Tamarind. I have eaten there once and done carry out a number of times. Overall the food has been quite tasty. The atmosphere is unusually comfortable (very nice actually) for what from the outside looks like a strip mall storefront under the train tracks. I typically get one of a only a few different things, but I do admire the breadth of their menu. The Orange peel chicken is one of the best I have had in the city. Not oily at all and flavors were right on the mark. My only problem I have is that everything takes longer than it should. When we ate in the meal took about 90 minutes for two courses. Every time I have picked up a carryout it has taken longer than quoted. I can understand that once in a while, but every time? Additionally, there does not seem to be a sense of urgency to attend to the delay and that can be frustrating. I still go back but never to eat in and i always place my orders well ahead of time. Pros: Atmosphere and Food Quality Cons: Speed of Service more

good food 10/9/2008

I've been here at least five times and have never had a bad meal. I usually get sushi or Thai food but they also offer Chinese, and Korean. They have a large menu and everything I've tried there has been really good. Every time my friends visit me in Chicago we make a trip here because we cannot get enough of the Crab Rangoon. If you like Crab Rangoon this is THE only place you should be getting it at. $5 for 8 HUGE pieces of Crab Rangoon! Usually places give you like 4 tiny pieces for much more than that. The rest of their food is reasonably priced--maybe a couple dollars more for an entre than most small Asian restaurants. Pros: crab rangoon, classy, romantic, food Cons: service more

Nice Ambiance, Okay Food, Slow Service even on a weekday 5/14/2008

We went on a weekday and our group consist of 12 people. We were seated promptly due to reservation. Water was already on the table but we were not greeted by the server until much later. The shakes are okay, fruity. Calamari and Shrimp tempura is light and delectable but comparable to others. Lemongrass beef tastes like beef and tomato with green pepper that you get in a regular chinese restaurant. Empress chicken is good but all breading. Dragon and Godzilla roll is good as well but not impressive. The only outstanding dish is the banana eggroll desert(3 small). Everyone's order came out first and the dragon roll took the longest. The Tamarind special duck is palatable. The servers are very accommodating and friendly if you need anything. The Host gave his best smile on our way out but never glanced at us the whole time due to his phone ringing of the hook for take out-which I guess is better to do than to sit in. We will probably try a different one next time, price is 31 for dinner specials but the taste is worth like a normal Chinese take out . I would recommend only to people if they are already in the area and they want a decent place to take someone not familiar because ambiance is really quite special. Pros: Ambiance, Parking on Weekday is tolerable Cons: Entree not outstanding. Banana eggroll desert is worth a try more

Late service, rude staff 3/21/2008

The resturant manager just hung up on me over the phone and that's just one incidence of how terrible this restaurant is. If the food was good I would say put up with it, but it is absolutely non-descript, service is terrible at best, and on top of it all they make mistakes with credit cards, overcharge you and then refuse to take reponsability for it. Staff is rude and unacommodating, our meal arrived in complete disorder, and it took several attempts for the waitress to get things right. Take my advice and stay away from Tamarind. more

very bad sushi in Chicago...stay away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3/18/2008

This place is awful...the fish not fresh and it's not acceptable for what ever you stay away from this restaurant... Pros: ambience Cons: food more

Delicious Pan Asian with a Wide Variety 12/9/2007

Visiting Chicago with a taste for Indian, but didn't have time to stray too far from the hotel. Tamarind was perfect. Wide variety of Asian cuisines that I enjoyed over the course of several evenings. Particularly recommend the masala curry and select your stir fry; desserts too are very appealing (apple wonton, banana eggroll) but couldn't fit it. Upscale atmosphere but not pricey. more

good food 6/4/2007

i ordered take out from there today after work. got the grilled pork w/ vermicelli noodle, spider roll, and an uni nigiri. the uni tasted fresh. it didnt have a bad taste. the spider roll was still crunchy after 1 1/2 hr b4 got around to eatting it. the grilled pork w/ vermicelli noodle was ok. tasty. i asked for medium spicy and thats what it tasted like. its within walking distance to my work. they serve japanese, thai, vietnamese, indian, and chinese dishes. if i feel like getting japanese, thai, or vietnamese then i would definitely go back there. the price is avg of what i would expect. not expensive. more

tasty, but $$$ 9/13/2006

i've been to tamarind a few times, and as much as i enjoy eating the food here, i always feel like i'm... more

tasty, but $$$ 9/13/2006

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i've been to tamarind a few times, and as much as i enjoy eating the food here, i always feel like i'm getting ripped off. the prices they charge a... more

All Around Spiffy 6/1/2006

My boyfriend and I overall enjoyed the spot. I agree with the previous user that the sushi wasn't great, however I didn't feel it was awful and will order it again. Also, with it being cheaper than most places in the city I consider it a good value. All of the non-sushi items we ordered were excellent. The service was great and the food was prepared quickly. They need to work on their desserts a bit; the one we ordered wasn't very good, but we talked to our server about it, and he took it off the bill. We will definitly be back. It's very good food for very cheap. Pros: Value, Service , Cheap Cons: Dessert more

New Restaurant 5/3/2006

I tried Tamarind's specialty menu, got it in 20 minutes, big plate and nice presentation. But, the taste was worse than I expected. I ended up adding soy sauce on it because I couldn't taste anything (wondering if they forgot to put the specialty ""Tamarind"" sauce on it). Their sushi was horrible! I couldn't believe why they charged a lot for the food. I don't know why there is only one $ on the restaurant info. It shoulld be at least $$ or even $$$. Well, I like the way they decor the restaurant. Their service was great. Oh, I also like their lemon&cucumbar water! Pros: Nice decoration, great service, nice presentation Cons: Expensive, average taste more
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  • Curries, noodle dishes, teriyaki and sushi constitute some of the Pan-Asian classics at this Columbia College restaurant.

  • 4/3/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Payments:

    Cash, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Loop