Stuff your face with the house's fantastic fresh rolls, exploding with crunchy tofu skin, crisp lettuce and tangy pieces of jicama; the buns are great too.
Chloe McCloskey, Guardian.co.uk , February 3, 2010

"...Tamarind Tree managed to blend style (black lacquer, bamboo accents) with dishes as authentic as any I've eaten in this country."
Matt Gross, The New York Times, November 25, 2007

"Tamarind Tree manages exotic elegance...and a real-deal Vietnamese menu" (Best International Restaurant 2006)
Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Metropolitan, November 1, 2006

"The Vietnamese food here is upscale and updated...the wonderfully aromatic Thang Long yellow fish comes to your table with all of its accompaniments" (The best restaurants awards 2006)
Jon Bonne', Sara Dickerman, Molly Lori, and Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Magazine, April 1, 2006


"...crowds dig into crispy coconut rice cakes topped with shrimp...the extensive cocktail list includes martinis made with everything from lychees to lemongrass to, fittingly, tamarind." (Where to go next: Best New Asian Restaurant)
Providence Cicero, Food & Wine magazine, September 1, 2005


"...moody lighting and artfully presented food"
Christopher Solomon, New York Times, July 17, 2005


"The roasted-coconut ice cream is a must."
Emily Page, Seattle Weekly, April 6, 2005

"Small wonder Seattle's Vietnamese community is abuzz with the good word on Tamarind Tree" (3 stars)
Nancy Leson, Seattle Times, February 11, 2005


"Tamarind Tree, a hidden oasis in the International District's Little Saigon area" (2.5 stars)
Penelope Corcoran, Seattle Post Intelligencer, January 7, 2005

"...turmeric coconut rice cakes or the Tamarind Tree rolls for a delightfully textural opening act."
Emily Page, Seattle Weekly