Influenced by China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and France, the cuisine of Vietnam is a sophisticated contrast of textures and exotic flavors that result in a gastronomic 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 journey through Southeast Asia and the Californian west coast and a pleasure to even the most discerning palates.
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 which are accented by beautiful contemporary Vietnamese fine art collection. The restaurant features an art gallery displaying the works of emerging artists from regional areas throughout Vietnam. Works exhibited are available for purchase with a portion of the profits donated to the department of Veteran Affairs (VA) of Palo Alto, an organization dedicated to providing health and other care services to our nation’s veterans living in the Palo Alto area.