Our Hours

Monday – Friday 11:30am – 2:30pm

Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Happy Hour:
Monday - Sunday 5:00pm – 6:00pm (available only at the bar)

The Restaurant

Designed by one of America’s top restaurant design firms, Tamarine’s “casual elegance” décor is modern Asian-influenced in style, characterized by rich colors accented by the beautiful contemporary Vietnamese fine art collection. The restaurant features an art gallery displaying the works of emerging artists from regional areas throughout Vietnam.

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Tamarine is a regular stomping ground for Silicon Valley movers and shakers. Forbes Magazine listed Tamarine as one of the “Top 10 Power Dining Spots” in the world.

A picture of a Bo Luc Lac, a Vietnamese beef stir fry dish.

Savor the Finest Delicacies

Influenced by China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and France, the cuisine of Vietnam is a sophisticated contrast of textures and exotic flavors that lead to a journey of the senses. Tamarine’s interpretation of modern Vietnamese cuisine is characterized by refined innovation: utilizing Vietnamese ingredients in new compositions to reflect the culinary culture and abundant produce of California.

The result is a gastronomic tour through Southeast Asia and the California coast and a pleasure to even the most discerning palates.

Meet our Team

Tammy Huynh

Executive Chef/Proprietor

Executive Chef Tammy Huynh has had a long legacy in the restaurant industry. Her mom, Chac Do, opened Vung Tau restaurant in downtown San Jose in 1985, one of the pioneering authentic Vietnamese restaurants in the region. In 2002, Huynh followed in her family’s footsteps to open the contemporary Tamarine Restaurant. Cooking was actually a second career for Tammy. She studied biochemistry at UC Davis and earned a doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of Pacific in Stockton. She worked as a pharmacist for years, got married, and had three children. At Tamarine, she has long blended traditional Vietnamese ingredients and techniques with contemporary flavors.

Michael Le

General Manager

Michael has been in the restaurant industry for more than 18 years and has learned and worked in nearly all facets of the restaurant, both front-of-house and back-of-house. As a Manager at Tamarine Restaurant for more than ten years, Michael has managed the Wine and Beverage program and Private Dining. In 2016, Michael was promoted to General Manager, where he oversees the operations, staffing, service, and guest relations for the restaurant. As a General Manager, Michael feels a personal connection to our guests and a dedication to excellence in service for their total enjoyment while in the restaurant. Michael understands that your evening with us is special to you, and he makes it his priority to ensure that it is a visit to remember.

Moritz Drost

Private Dining Director

Moritz joins Tamarine with over 20 years of diverse restaurant experience. After graduating from UCSB, Moritz moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and shifted his focus to restaurant management. He served as General Manager at Pampas Churrascaria in downtown Palo Alto, where he created their private dining program and developed a beverage program that would go on to garner a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. His passion for fine wine and world-class cuisine would lure him to The Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park, where he took on several roles. He also oversaw all private events and functions for the property as The Rosewood Hotel’s Banquet Director. Moritz brings his private dining experience to Tamarine, where he looks forward to creating memorable events for all our guests.

Francisco Barajas

Beverage & Wine Manager

Francisco is a dedicated and experienced Wine Manager with over 15 years of experience managing different wine programs in the Bay Area. He considers the opportunity to pair wine with modern Vietnamese cuisine with its mild heat, a staggering array of exotic flavors, and historical connections with France as a modern sommelier’s dream job. At Tamarine Restaurant, he curates a cellar of ever-changing selections with an emphasis on local California wines and hand-picks a collection of highly-allocated wines from around the world. Committed to providing memorable and enjoyable dining experiences for guests, Francisco continuously seeks new and creative ways to enhance our beverage program.

Our Tamarine Bar

Tamarine’s Bar offers the casually stylish side of Tamarine for cocktails, impromptu dining or even a late-night dessert. The bar features cocktails designed with unique traditional Vietnamese ingredients that can be enjoyed on their own, or paired with Chef Tammy Huynh’s innovative Vietnamese cuisine. Using fresh house-made syrups, exotic Asian ingredients, and extraordinary produce, citrus-based drinks complement the spices used in the restaurant’s unique style of Vietnamese cuisine.

Tamarine’s Bar is the stylish choice for that after-work “smart” cocktail. Happy Hour is from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday. The Bar features a delicious happy hour program that welcomes you to enjoy exquisite specialties from the menu at exceptional happy hour pricing.

A picture of people enjoying their meals at our restaurant's bar dining area.
A picture of a long communal table, located in the center of our restaurant dining area.

Communal Tables

Tamarine’s Communal Tables are the casually chic side of Tamarine.  Located in our spirited Bar Dining Room, our communal tables are designed for impromptu dining or a quick bite.  Guests seated at one of our Communal Tables not only enjoy their dining experience, but share in the experience of neighboring diners as well.

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546 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301