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“Great place to unwind”

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #15 of 976 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant has moved to a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Ngong Road on the site of the original Dari Restaurant and is now called TAMARIND BRASSERIE. The Restaurant is open 09.00am through to 11.00pm. 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 and a vibrant sports bar.
Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

Went for weekend lunch.
The garden venue is so nice - plenty of shade and space - from other patrons if you need a quiet moment like i did!
Food portions are generous and priced on the high side.
Service really was excellent.
The place gets busy so go there to relax and enjoy!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 100brentw
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2019

Dear Brent, Thank you for taking the time to post such a rave review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the garden venue and found the food portions generous and the service excellent. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear such glowing reviews such as this and we will be sure to let the team know what a positive impact they made on your experience. Many thanks for recommending us to other visitors as a place to relax and enjoy. KInd regards Geraldine

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Reviewed 1 April 2019

When you are around Karen, in Nairobi, everything about the place talks of style & serenity. European houses all around you. Built in this ambience, Tamambo Karen Blixen is just the right place for a Sunday brunch or a weekend dinner.

The food is fresh, the wine is marvellous. Or sip a beer on a sunny noon.
The paintings & photo exhibition around you adds to the beauty of the place
My favourite pick is the way the barman serves the drink. He wears the tray around his neck (refer picture) and also the Cheese dips are served in shells. Nice!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Raysinhaze
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

Dear Ray, Thanks for checking us out and taking the time to share your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you were pleased with your visit and found not only the ambiance serene but the food fresh and the wine marvelous. Your positive comments have been passed to the team who aim to provide the best of food and service and will be delighted to hear that they have succeeded. Many thanks again for taking the time to review. Kind regards Geraldine

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Reviewed 31 March 2019 via mobile

It’s good to be back after 1,5year and meet the same great service. The great outdoor eating area and the warm grill at the table. Great service and food

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank arnebirkeland
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

Dear Arne, thank you for visiting us again after 1.5 years and we are happy that the service and food met with your high expectations. It's such a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we will be sure to let the eteam know what a positive impact they made on your dining experience. Many thanks for taking the time to review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Geraldine

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Reviewed 29 March 2019

We visited Tamambo for brunch on a Sunday and it is a popular place with locals -- a very good sign. Couples, solo diners and families with children. It was not touristy at all and felt classic and like a piece of Nairobi history. There was painting and face painting for the kids as well as a bouncy castle set off in a far corner. They served a varied and delicious buffet or you could order off a menu. Their signature cocktail is called a Dawa which means 'medicine' in Swahili. It's in a short glass and made of vodka, honey, ice and lime and stirred together with a bamboo stick. Refreshing. The staff attentive and friendly. They spread tables out across the lawns or you can eat on the veranda. You can sit in the sun or under trees or awnings for shade if desired. The property once held Karen Blixen's brother's house. There are the Blixen cottages here too which looks like a nice place to stay.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

Dear Wendy, Thank yo for taking the time to review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Sunday brunch and not only found the atmosphere pleasant, but the staff attentive and friendly and the dawa cocktail refreshing. We truly value your glowing comments which have been shared with all concerned. . Our team take their roles very seriously and it is very pleasing to see that their efforts have been appreciated. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Geraldine

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Reviewed 26 March 2019 via mobile

This is the perfect place to go for dinner for vegetarian . just 30 minutes drive from the Nairobi CBD ,u will enjoy the rest of the night below The trees I like the environment cool , and good to see , the food is delicious believe me.

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank safarhinotours
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the delicious food, and the cool environment.. Your positive feedback has been shared with the team and is an acknowledgement of their efforts. Thank you again. Kind regards Geraldine

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