Tamarind restaurant in Salthill specialises in contemporary Asian cuisine, prepared by highly skilled Thai chefs. Our Executive Chef, Sakhorn Phoonaphet, her husband, Head Chef, Poramet Thaiyanon and the rest of our team are highly experienced, Thai natives.


They each have years of cooking beautiful Asian food under their belts, in both Thailand and here in Ireland. The Tamarind Team pride themselves on producing high quality food which is free from preservatives and MSG. Most food, where permissible, is sourced locally and all meat produce is traceable and is 100% Irish in origin. We endeavour to provide nutritionally rich food by opting for healthy and seasonal ingredients.

Our extensive menu provides a vast range of dishes, offering not only some of the finest Thai food produced in Ireland but also some of the many other delights that can be found throughout the Asian continent. Customers will be spoilt for choice!


At Tamarind we aspire to meet all dietary needs or preferences with the highest standard possible. There is a wide variety of both vegetarian and coeliac friendly options, as well as a full children’s menu. At Tamarind there is something for everyone.







The restaurant provides a wide range of dishes spanning the Asian continent and leaves customers spoilt for choice. There is a full choice of vegetarian dishes and we also offer a coeliac menu. In addition customers who are allergic to certain food products are all catered for.

Kids are more than welcome and a full children’s menu is supplied to suit all needs. Colouring and crayons are provided to keep children occupied throughout your meal. Small and large groups are welcome in our restaurant.

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The restaurant itself provides a spacious contemporary setting with magnificent works of art by local Galway artists. Comfort and style is what defines the interior of the restaurant.  Our wide range of beers come from Ireland, Europe and the far east. Our world wines are all sourced by local Galway companies and our selection holds some of the finest French wine and many others from the up and coming wine regions of the world.

The ambience is not only confined to the interior of the restaurant as during the summer months Tamarind boasts a superb heated outdoor veranda.

This area enables customers to soak up the infamous bohemian atmosphere which characterises the Salthill district of the city.






The staff at Tamarind are all highly experienced wait staff who strive to ensure efficient quality service in a friendly and accommodating manner.

All at Tamarind look forward to serving you in the near future.







The Team

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Christine Coakelin - Owner

Christine Coakelin has had a passion for catering from a young age, since her first job as a kitchen porter, nearly twenty years ago. Since then she has worked in nearly every aspect of the catering sector, now she is the the Owner and Managing Director of Tamarind Restaurant Salthill.
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Sakhorn Phoonaphet - Our Executive Chef

Our Executive Chef, Sakhorn Phoonaphet, her husband, Head Chef, Poramet Thaiyanon and the rest of our team are highly experienced, Thai natives.

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contact info

  • Address: Salthill Galway Ireland
  • Telephone: (0) 91 502000
  • Email: info@tamarind.ie

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