Daily: 12:00 - 15:00
Daily: 18:30 - 22:30
Perched atop the forested Labrador Nature Reserve, Tamarind Hill perfectly reminisce the renowned Malaysian dining scene in the original Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur with its vastly green surrounding. The restaurant serves its traditional as well as contemporary Thai cuisine with 3 distinct dining areas to suit your style and comfort.
Just randomly decided to drop by for dinner, and boy were we surprised! Staff who greeted us cracked some good jokes and was so hospitable! They have both a bar area and dining area. Tables are considerately spaced so you don't virtually hear everything your neighbors talk about, wasn't too crowded anyway even being a Fri night.
Food came quite fast, and very well served and presented. Don't believe what the others are saying here. This restaurant DOES NOT serve authentic Thai food. It has taken the Thai food theme, Thai ingredients and elevated them to Michelin star status. The taste was all mind-blowing, I think I exaggerate but yeah, I couldn't stop eating! Delicious and sumptious yet well balanced. Dessert was a pleasure as well and I can say the chef really put a lot of thought into making the unique combinations work (ex. fried duck on crispy taro threads and tamarind sauce, pandan creme brulee with red ruby jackfruit, weird but it works!).
Moreover, for the restaurant, level of service and quality/presentation of food (you'd say fine dining) the prices are very reasonable! Staff are well trained and I think there may be some family business going on? Spent less than $60 per pax before alcohol. Plenty of free parking nearby for restaurant patrons. It's really a great property with both indoor and outdoor seating options. P.S. Food portions for dishes on the menu are generally for 2 (or 1.5 at least) so don't over order!
My time here couldn't have been better. Would love to come here again and 120% sure I could recommend this to anybody who wants to have a good time with their new date, wife, or even chill with some friends at the bar.
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The colonial black-and-white manor is one of those places that reminds me of a seaside holiday, replete with the faint scent of lemongrass wafting through the picturesque black & white colonial bungalow, and a distant view of the Keppel waterfront.
With such gorgeous digs, I initially thought the Thai fare served here would be a little disappointing, in comparison to the amazing ambience. It was a pleasant surprise to find that Tamarind Hill served up seriously good Thai cuisine. A little more pricey than the regular Thai eatery, yes, but the food was exquisite.
A tip: call ahead always - the space is regularly booked out by private receptions of all sorts.
Another tip: their set lunches, at under $20 each, are value-for-money, and make for a lovely escape from the hustle of the office.
1) Pork Neck Phanaeng Curry ($34): mindblowingly awesome and must-try. Hands-down, most luscious pork slices ever. Despite the modern ambience, the curries aren't watered down, and they pack quite the punch.
2) Deep Fried Pork in Garlic & Pepper ($30): robust, fragranced with copious lashings of black pepper and golden nubbins of fried garlic.
3) Massaman Beef Curry ($34): redolent of nutty elements, and loaded with roasted potatoes and fork-tender beef hunks.
4) Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup ($22): fiery despite its clear countenance, chunked up with an assortment of enoki, oyster, shimeiji, and straw mushrooms.
5) Phad Chee Aiw ($16) - thick flat rice noodles with dark soy, interspersed with pork, eggs, kailan, and carrots: superb
I have been to Tamarind Hill a few times. First time was to evaluate its potential for an event and decided to try its food. After which was to attend an event and eventually to try its Sunday Brunch.
I have lived in Thailand for about 3 years ( North and Central Thailand) and I can claim to know Thai food pretty well. Whilst I have tried the Golden mile types of authentic Thai food. I do prefer the fine Thai dining and that is what Tamarind Hill is about. I must admit I do get annoyed about how secretive they are about publishing its menu in the website. I mean it is quite unheard of for most restaurants not to feature their menu, unless its the Andre concept of cooking what is fresh. However I do not understand why Tamarind Hill does not have a menu online, how secretive does a typical Thai Tom Yum Soup or Tom Kha Kai needs to be? The reason why a menu online is sometimes important is that sometimes we have dietary restrictions like no seafood etc or child friendly non spicy food and having a menu helps me to decide whether I need to bring this particular person/child there or not. However, I urge you not to be discouraged by this. The food is very good. Consistency of quality authentic Thai dishes never fail to please. Flavours are fresh and even layered gorgeously in some dishes. However do call as they are very popular with events and the entire place might be booked out. Sunday Brunch is really value for money with ala carte menu buffet style. They even have a variety of rice such as brown rice, kaffir lime rice etc ( I love their pineapple rice! Best I had in Singapore). The fried fish with sweet and sour sauce was impressive as many deep fried fish are usually too dry but Tamarind Hill's is light, cripsy and moist!! Every meat dish was succulent and tender! I also appreciated that they did not serve the popular Mango sticky rice dessert because the mangoes were sour. That shows how particular the restaurant is about each dish taste rather than just churning it out. I want to go back there as I am writing this review now and I most certainly will.
Having been here a few times, I feel that this restaurant has some really great offerings. The setting (both indoors and outdoors) is hard to match and lends an excellent ambience. The food is a hit or miss, depending on what you order. The bar area though, is truly lovely. Think large and spacious old state hotels where you can sip exotic cocktails. The drinks menu is impressive, and with innovative use of Thai/Southeast Asian ingredients in their cocktails.