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Tamambo Karen Blixen

Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (172 reviews)
“tamarind soup” (14 reviews)
“nachos” (10 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
African, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was top drawer - the piri piri prawns are sensational. Service a bit dozy - took a while to get menus, bread, first drinks etc - but all quite friendly. We went for dinner and the garden makes it look even better for lunch.More

Thank hedgie01
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear that the food was good particularly the piri piri prawns. However it is disappointing that the service was abit dozy and it took a while to get menus, bread first...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This may be expensive by Kenyan standards but is still quite reasonable for good quality food compared to European and North American prices. We enjoyed our lunch in the garden, which is a really beautiful and tranquil setting. Servers were super-friendly and attentive; almost too...More

Thank NoFixedPlans
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and we are glad that overall you enjoyed your lunch in the tranquil setting of the garden. While you thought the service was super friendly and attentive we apologise if you thought it abit too much. Your comments have been...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely not deserving of its Tripdvisor rank among Nairobi restaurants. Dozens of restaurants here consistently significantly better. Over-priced very average food.More

Thank peopleareveryodd
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are extremely disappointed to hear that your visit did not meet expectations and that you thought we were overpriced with average food. It is regrettable to learn that we fell short of our customer service mark, which is to provide the best of food...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Average everything, yet too pricy. Uncomfortable tables and chairs. I loved the concept of an art exhibition in the garden. Still, there are better restaurants in NairobiMore

Thank Mtangi_89
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is with great disappointment that we read your review. We are troubled to hear that we did not meet with your expectations and you found everything just average and too pricey in addition to the chairs being uncomfortable. It is certainly discouraging to learn...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tamambo is a lovely place to eat, relax and socialise in the Karen part of Nairobi. One can either eat in the restaurant, selecting excellent food from a menu with a wide range of dishes or take a table in the garden outside of the...More

Thank HCSACT
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a rave review. We re delighted that you enjoy the different facets of Tamambo from the indoor Tamarind Restaurant, to the garden setting of Tamambo and also the bar area. We are also happy to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want luxury without paying luxury prices, try this. The cuisine is just getting better and better. No surprise that the restaurant is part of the Tamarind group. While there are tourists, there are a lot of well known faces from the neighborhood, regulars...More

Thank mikemeegan
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your amazing review. We truly appreciate the perfect rating and the recommendation to other visitors. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our restaurant and our staff and please rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having travelled through Nairobi a few times and always stopping at Carnivore we looked for an alternative and this proved to be a good choice.Very pleasant setting in a quieter part of the city and the opportunity to sit outside always positive.Food was of good...More

Thank Mandeville1322
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It gives us a lot of pride to hear that chose to eat at Tamambo having stopped a few times at Carnivore in the past.. We are delighted that our standards met with your expectations and you found the setting pleasant and the food mostly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really relaxing place to grab a drink or lunch. The garden is beautiful and there is art on display to look at. The food is delicious.More

Thank iluvafrica333
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear that the food is delicious and you like to relax in the beautiful garden whilst grabbing a drink or lunching, We appreciate your favourable comments which are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable afternoon lunch. The food was well prepared and good afternoon meal. The serving size was appropriate. and not oversized. The food options were many.More

Thank hanna529
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable afternoon lunch and that the food was well prepared and there were many choices. We appreciate you giving us such positive feedback and would like to thank you for taking the time to review. Your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tamambo Karen blixen has been a Karen Staple for a while. It boasts a large garden and a rich history which includes the genesis of karen in itself. The food is outstanding particularly their fish and steak. The service is also great and one can...More

Thank mackinleyfarm
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and for the complimentary comments.We are delighted to hear that you find the food outstanding at Tamambo particularly the fish and steak and in addition we are happy that you find the service good and the overall ambiance a great...More

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bernard n
25 May 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
The average spend together with drinks (wine) would be approximately Shs 4000/- or 40US$
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ari6691
1 May 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
You can go to our website and book online.
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Paul C
20 November 2016|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Regaular average Spend is about Shs. 2,500/- Following are the Xmas and New Years Rates: Christmas Eve Dinner – A la carte menu. Advance bookings only. Supplement of Kshs 500.00. Christmas Day – Spectacular buffet lunch... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
Description
Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property. The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 06.00Am through to 10.00Pm. Diners have a fine choice of different areas for lunch or dinner. There is the indoor restaurant with adjacent outdoor terrace and garden, for a la carte dining. There are also a variety of functions areas such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House is a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with delicious cocktails and bar snacks and satellite TV.
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