A small Vietnamese restaurant that converted to an all-vegan establishment in 2015. Offer a variety of Vietnamese dishes, including vegetable-base pho, savory crepe, lemongrass tofu, curry soup, pad thai noodles, and fried spring rolls. Relocated from 6th Ave SW. Confirmed open May 2020. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-8:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm.

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95 Reviews

First Review by zthomson


Points +16

18 Aug 2023

Excellent Food

Fresh, flavourful, homemade, satisfying... best Vietnamese food I've had in a long time



Points +27

30 Jun 2023

Delicious Laksa

I had the laksa, it was pretty good and the portion was large. I personally would have preferred it without the mock crab meat and had more tofu instead. Would go back to try more items from the menu.


Points +16

28 Apr 2023

My Absolute Favorite!!

I eat here once a week min, I love it!!

To be fair Vietnamese cuisine has always been my favorite so when I went vegan ~6y ago I was on the hunt for a good one. Tamarind Vietnamese Grill and Noodle House is hands down some of the best Vietnamese flavors I've ever tasted. Also if I'm not mistaken I think their fake meats and tofu are made fresh in house! I'd eat here is i wasn't vegan!

Pros: Quality, and quantity , Reliable , Alwasy hits the spot

Cons: I don't own the place myself , I'm not vietnamese


Points +1938

14 Dec 2022

Pad Thai Revelation 😍

I love Tamarind and dream of going back! Probably the best vegan Pad Thai I've ever had. Super high quality food, and very friendly staff. My favourite Calgary spot.

Pros: Pad Thai!!, Delicious, High quality


Points +52

20 Sep 2022

Best Vietnamese vegan restaurant ever!

I’ve had my share of vegetarian Vietnamese food, and this place is unmatched. For the first time I had phở broth that tasted like real phở broth, and it was chock full of veggies, faux meats and tofu products (many of which are made in-house).


Points +34

07 Sep 2022

My #1 favourite!

A real hidden gem! Best Video Vietnamese food in Calgary!

Pros: Tasty, Healthy, Great service, in a nice new location.


Points +210

12 Aug 2022

Sooo good!

This place was recommended and we were not disappointed. We both got the pad thai and it was very good! Looking forward to trying other menu items


Points +168

11 Aug 2022

Delicious, affordable food!

Tamarind was a great restaurant that had a large selection of delicious vegan versions of classic Vietnamese dishes. I immensely enjoyed their spring rolls, wontons, and pad Thai. We also ordered a pot of delicious jasmine tea. The portions were large and the prices were good, making it even better!

My only wish is that the restaurant and staff were more unashamed that the restaurant is plant-based. After walking in, the host asked if we’ve been here before, and when we said no, he told us “The entire restaurant is vegan, is that ok?” I think it would be a big improvement for the restaurant to be confident in the fact that they’re plant-based rather than shying away in fear of scaring away customers.

Delicious food, great prices, and big portions make this place a great choice

Pros: Big portions, Affordable options, Delicious food


Points +37

06 Jul 2022

The Mi xao gion - Crispy Noodles is so delicious!

The house made tofu is the best I’ve ever had!

Pros: Local family owed and run, House made tofu, Original vegan dishes


Points +825

16 Jun 2022

I love this place

My favourite restaurant when I travel to Calgary for business. Really wonderful and flavourful vegan pho and vegan Thai/Vietnamese inspired dishes.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-10

Pros: Amazing vegan pho, Great selection of apps

Cons: Not enough beverages


Points +11

Mostly Veg
14 Jun 2022

Top notch and MSG free

A colleague recommended this place for a late lunch, and glad he did. Really nice and flavourful dishes, and MSG free.

Pros: Clean restaurant , Friendly service , Good food


Points +24

04 Jun 2022

Absolutely delicious!

This place is wonderful! It's clean and bright, and the atmosphere is peaceful. The waiter was friendly and happy to answer my questions. The food was incredibly good, with super fresh veggies, and so much flavour! A great experience!

Pros: Super fresh, Friendly, Delicious


Points +28

21 May 2022

Favorite Restaurant of All Time!!

Tamarind Vietnamese is the best vegan food in the entire world!! The food is so incredibly amazing!! The restaurant is family owned and everyone is so friendly and accommodating of allergies (gluten). I’m from out of town and I dream about this food when I haven’t had it for a while. When I’m in Calgary every meal is Tamarind. ❤️❤️

Pros: Everything is completely vegan. , Gluten free options. , The food tastes amazing!

Cons: They are closed on Sundays and holidays.


Points +627

06 May 2022

Very tasty

I had the spring rolls, the Bun Hue and something else my friend ordered (Fried rice with vegetables?). All of it was really good and we were very full afterwards. Staff is very friendly!
The only thing that could be improved in my opinion is the interior in order to make the place and, therefore, the atmosphere a bit more comfy and special.

Pros: Everything I tried was tasty, Friendly staff


Points +962

25 Apr 2022

Great pho

Authentic Vietnamese food. The pho was hearty and savory.

Appetizers were nice too, the house-made sauce was just perfect. But do have them fresh, especially the rice wraps.

Fresh coconut water was also great, refreshing.

Service was top-notch, super friendly.


Points +145

25 Jun 2021

So good!

I had the Goi Xoai - Mango Salad and the vegetable stir fry. They both tasted so great! The mango salad was so fresh. the mango was not perfectly ripe, but it worked great because it did not overtake the other ingredients' flavours. The stir fry was so nice and had so many different flavours. I am really excited to try more. The staff is o kind.

Updated from previous review on 2021-06-25

Pros: Taste great, Staff is so kind, Lots of options


Points +91

28 May 2021

Vegan Vietnamese Heaven

Wonderful people, beautiful delicious food, the menu is all vegan. Tamerind has moved to a delightful space with considerably more seating. Enough that a couple would certainly be able to dine comfortably without fear in the current Covid climate.
Nontheless, I ordered takeout, not knowing that the new restaurant was so impressive inside. Support these good people, they deserve it! The food is as wondrous and tasty as ever.

Updated from previous review on 2020-01-18

Updated from previous review on 2020-10-04

Pros: Heavenly food, New spacious location


Points +15

06 May 2021

Taste Like Nowhere Else

Tamarind is a hard place to pin down. They moved to their current location on 12 Ave SW shortly before the pandemic. Menus and directions online are inconsistent (but accurate here). Like so many of the best things in a city, we heard about Tamarind from friends who have been going for years.
Tamarind's meals are savory, sweet, spicy, and tasty in a way that's difficult to describe. Everything we've eaten here just tastes... extra good? God, I don't want to say "love is the secret ingredient" but holy does it taste like someone has been making these meals for five hundred years and each time is the best time.
I love this place. If you eat food from Tamarind, you will too.

Pros: Taste, Unique options, Speedy preparation

Cons: Difficulty finding current menu online


Points +38

10 Apr 2021

I followed the recommendation of others ...

Many comments about the Pad Thai so I tried it one Friday evening , was not disappointed I can’t wait to try more on their menu!

Pros: Had the pad Thai and spring rolls , Tofu was so tasty

Cons: Far from where I live! 😥


Points +30

24 Jan 2021


I had the Pad Thai and highly recommend it.


Points +30

02 Nov 2020

Amazing 1st visit

Looks to be a family run business, host is very polite and patient. Food is phenomenal, will be back for sure to try everything on the menu.


Points +16

08 Aug 2020


We’ve been going to Tamarind for many years and it’s consistently delicious - we love it so much!! A++


Points +13

Mostly Veg
17 May 2020

Our favorite vegan restaurant in Calgary

Our family has been a longtime customer and we were so pleased to see they moved to a newer, larger location. My favorite dish is the Pho Dac Biet and we also love the Pad Thai and the sizzling dish (can't remember the name). All menu items are plant-based and although we are omnivores, the food is so delicious we now make it our weekly take out treat. Check out out. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Vegan, Great Value, Nice new location


Points +74

12 Apr 2020

Wonderful food!

I can't say enough good things. This was the very first full vegan restaurant that I tried when moving to Calgary and I tell people about it whenever I can! The food is traditional but modern. The pho is always a big hit and I love all the different mock meat options.
I only wish you could view the menu online but so happy they moved to a more convenient location!


Points +69

17 Feb 2020

Great spot

The food here is so delicious. My go to faves are the veggie stir fry (love the sauce) and the pad thai. Eat here all the time!

Pros: Tasty food, Convenient location, Well priced

Cons: Better ventilation as I do leave smelling of it


Points +13

03 Oct 2019


Great place when you want to get a hot bowl of pho on a cold day. They make their own tofu from scratch and it tastes amazing!


Points +16

19 Sep 2019

Five full stars!

The decor as you walk almost made me want to turn around but I did well to trust my Happy Cow buddies. The Pad Thai was awesome. Definitely encouraging anyone to check this place out!

Pros: All vegan, Great service by a very authentic & dynamic owner, Fabulous food & very affordable

Cons: Ambiance but it's a detail

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