About Us!

Welcome to TAMARIND, where exceptional dining experiences come to life.
Here’s a glimpse into what makes us unique.!!



Born in the Himalayan hill state of Uttarakhand, Manoj Rana was raised in the organic farming traditions of his family in Northern India. Upon his completion of undergraduate training at the Himalayan Institute of Culinary Arts, Manoj began his career at the distinguished Taj Hotel in Delhi, India where he gained a reputation for his extraordinary palate. Following his passion for cuisine and hospitality, Manoj began his career with the world’s top Michelin-star chefs in the luxury hotels of Dubai. Having demonstrated exceptional capabilities, he rapidly ascended to the position of sous chef over a culinary team of hundreds at the J.W. Marquise Marriott and the Radisson Blu.

Competing against thousands of chefs, Manoj won the gold medal in the Culinary World Cup. In the United States, he has contributed his creativity to award-winning Indian restaurants in New York and New Jersey. In 2020, Chef Manoj Rana opened his first restaurant, Tamarind in the Hudson Valley. Two years later he opened a second in Newtown, Connecticut.


Welcome to Tamarind, where culinary excellence meets vibrant Indian flavors.

Our menu takes you on a journey through the diverse regional cuisines of India, blending traditional recipes with contemporary presentations. Join us for a memorable dining experience where personalized service and a warm ambiance await you. Indulge in the magic of Tamarind – a celebration of flavors and culture, right here in 2185 South Road Poughkeepsie, NY .


Our Mission

Discover the essence of Indian cuisine at Tamarind, the best Indian restaurant dining experience in [Location]. Our mission is to transport you to the vibrant world of flavors, spices, and traditions through our exceptional culinary creations. With impeccable service and an inviting ambiance, we invite you to savor the magic of Tamarind and create cherished memories with loved ones. Come and experience the best of Indian cuisine, where every dish tells a story of passion, authenticity, and culinary excellence.

Our Vision

At Tamarind, our vision is to be the leading ambassador of Indian cuisine, redefining the perception of Indian dining globally. We strive to showcase the rich heritage, diverse flavors, and culinary mastery of India through our innovative creations and exceptional dining experiences. With a commitment to quality, authenticity, and customer satisfaction, we aim to create a lasting impression on our guests and become synonymous with excellence in Indian gastronomy. Our vision is to inspire a deep appreciation for Indian cuisine, elevating it to new heights of recognition and appreciation worldwide.

Meet Our Team