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Tamarind Restaurant

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya (Upper Hill Estate)
+254 719 346349
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Ranked #4 of 318 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: African, Asian, French, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Upper Hill Estate
Description: Nairobi's iconic seafood restaurant which originally opened in August 1977, has recently moved from the Central Business District to the leafy suburbs of Karen at the Karen Blixen coffee Garden. The menu is a blend of the best of French, Asian and African cuisines with specialties such as the famous Prawns Piri Piri, and Chilli Crab which have earned the Tamarind worldwide fame.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Tamarind was our after safari treat. Both the food and the service lived up to the standard we expected. For appetizer we shared the shrimp tempura and smoked salmon with a horseradish cream sauce. Both are excellent. For the main course my son had the snapper and I had garlic shrimp. Both were cooked to perfection. The highlight of the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My family and some friends we had dinner at the Tamarind restaurant. It was the best dinner we had in a restaurant in Nairobi since we arrived 2 years ago. We enjoyed the food and the staff was welcoming us really well. The restaurant is very cosy, the ambiance is relax and you have your intimity. We really enjoied the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food here is just amazing! Do not be taken aback by the apparent exoticism of the food and try something different. The sushi was excellent and so was the burger. The garden's beautiful. For those with food allergies, better ask and confirm with the chef as it is not immediately obvious which foods have what in it (the burger... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had dinner here and was not disappointed. Though on the pricier side, the experience is worth the amount. The arabic style room by the side of the restaurant is pretty cool to relax as you take your meal but since it is only covered by cloth it can get chilly at night. The heaters they provide might not be very... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Tamambo Karen Blixen has been a regular haunt so was delighted when Tamarind moved to Karen from their CBD location. A friend was celebrating a business milestone and that was the only reason needed for a special celebration. We called directly for table reservations, however its also possible to use their website or eatout.co.ke The restaurant is very cosy and... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have had lunch at the Tamarind restaurant. It was the best lunch date today for a long time. The Food was excellent and the staff very welcoming.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I took my wife out to dinner at the Karen Blixen tamarind . I would say that they have very good customer service and some excellent dining too. Must recommend the hotel's amazing sea food and some exquisite salmon dishes. The ambiance was also great with very soothing music.it's definitely the place to go for an intimate dinner!

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Windhoek
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Cell phones are taken from one to ensure one has a peaceful meal time. Food is excellent as is the service! Tables are private and the music is just oh so tranquil. The treat is when a plate with your name written on it in chocolate is brought to you with a slogan. Mine was so befitted for my current... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

amazing sea food, and very different experience, staff are very friendly, wine and even desert were exclusive, but very expensive

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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213 reviews 213 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It feels a little sterile compared to its big sister at the coast but the food remains fantastic with all the fresh seafood you can eat

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