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$10 - $30
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu had so many delicious sounding dishes it was hard to choose. Meals were brought out quite quickly and portions were generous. Food was very tasty and I would definitely be back.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

Wonderful meal, friendly, helpful and efficient service. Was there on a Friday night - busy but fortunately able to walk up, but would recommend booking during busy season. Extensive menu including dishes we don't see in our favourite local. After a selection of delicious shared...entrees my wife had a lamb biriyani which was a very generous portion and delicious. I tried the Lamb Mappas which was not so daunting in size but certainly lived up to the previous reviews in terms of flavours. Try the Porotta (naan) - only regret was that we only ordered one - very thin and light - gorgeous.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

A really outstanding restaurant. We enjoyed a couple of fantastic currys .very well cooked and one main would have been plenty for two .so we had a doggy bag like a few other people .very friendly service .would highly recommend and do book its popular

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

Couldn’t recommend them more! Brilliant food and very friendly servers Portions are very big so it’s good value for money as well Nothing bad to say about the place :)

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024 via mobile

There seems to be a shortage of restaurants open on Sunday and Monday evenings in Blenheim but luckily the Tamarind is open on Monday night. We both had a delicious lamb rogan, served with rice and naan. Everything was perfectly cooked, the lamb so was...tender and delicious. Warm plates/bowls to serve the food and both waitresses happy and smiling. Reasonable prices too. Would go back in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 August 2023

Food was amazing services not so much. We booked a week ahead and were placed in a tiny corner right next to the till where our every move was watched. Our starters were quick and fast but when our main was still not there after...an hour we began wondering why everyone else in the restaurant who had ordered after us had had their food and left, so we asked. They informed us they had lots of takeaways and it would be out shortly. Another 10 15 minutes went by and the waitress in charge became rude and abrupt, mid conversation with us she ran back to the till to answer the phone, making a comment regarding important takeaway orders. It appeared takeaway orders were way more important than paying visiting patrons and we were treated more as an inconvenience than paying guests. Mains finally arrived and after most of us had finished 15 minutes in, the waitress in charge started clearing the table whilst some of us were still eating, making the whole experience rushed and uncomfortable. If you want to experience the very good food avoid the very poor customer service and grab a takeout, as apparently that's their main priority anyway. 10/10 food 2/10 service (the younger waitress was polite)More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023 via mobile

We were supposed to have dinner at a nearby pub, but just weren’t loving it when we walked it. We could not have made a better pivot, because Tamarind was absolutely scrumptious. We had the lentil donuts (tasty!) and two curries along with paratha. The...paratha was AMAZING! Leftovers were delightfully devoured the next day.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

Great food. Friendly chef who accommodated my request for jeera rice. My friend and I finished everthing! Just a little disappointed that roti were not available...we were given paratha instead.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

We had great south Indian cuisine. The service was slick and attentive and the kitchen modified our dishes to what we required. Their chef , Sudhakar Reddy Battu, produced an excellent meal and the curries were well prepared as with the other accoutrements for a...typical Indian meal. The ambience of the restaurant was great including the Argentine waitress who was attentive and fitted in well with the restaurant's Indian subcontinent atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Really disappointed with this. My husband and I went back for a night out, and it was awful. The food was tasteless the service slow. The starters were really poor. It took over an hour for our mains to arrive, and when they did, they...were cold. This used to be a favourite, but we won't be going back.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

Simply the best dosa I’ve ever had. Beautiful food and fantastic value. Highly highly recommended.!!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

HOLY MOLEY!!! That was the most delicious meal out in Blenheim we have had in a long time. Service was on point, the meals came out quickly and were cooked to perfection. The Naan breads were to die for. The spice level was also great...- we both had mediums and it was exactly as i had wanted. Will def be back again, it was a lovely dining experience and i cant recommend this place enough!!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

The saag paneer, eggplant masala and garlic naan were top notch and are must gets. Great service, super reasonable prices and right in the heart of downtown Blenheim.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023 via mobile

Super good food in a cosy atmosphere. Like everywhere in NZ there is a staff shortage but these guys worked really hard and we didn’t wait long for our food. Really authentic flavours and lovely dishes. The spice levels are really good but go below...your normal home levels if you are sensitive to spice. Recommend the coconut curries and the biriyani. The people are really nice and they care. Great value for Blenheim too!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

We booked a dinner table for my handicapped wife and myself. We were warmly greeted and directed to a table prepared for her seating. We first ordered the vegetable platter. It was delicious, coming with two dipping sauces. The stuffed mushrooms were to die for...- so good. Our main courses were true Indian dishes that we enjoyed immensely. I ordered a spicy dish, Chicken Korma, with the understanding that it would be made "Indian hot". It was perfect for my hot spicy tasting preference. We also asked for garlic naan, but they serve a different bread, called porotta. Wow, it was better than naan, and had a wonderfully strong garlc flavor. This was a great dining experience. The Tamarind could hold its own in a large international city.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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THE TAMARIND 2017, Blenheim - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Tamarind 2017 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5