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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 #2 of 320 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: African, Asian, French, Seafood
Neighborhood: Upper Hill Estate
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

liked everything from food to service and ambience. My foreign guests enjoyed and had fun at the restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

For my last dinner in Kenya, I chose Tamarind based on so many great reviews. It was one of the best meals I've ever had from my starter of crab cakes to my entree of prawns that were truly the best and plentiful. The service was stellar including the personal touch of writing my name with little words of wisdom... More

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Tamarind restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, and you will feel like a King (or queen) because all the warm service all the staff will give to you, they have taken care of every small detail that will make your dinner experience one of the better experience in your life. And the meal are so good as the best... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited twice over the past month at their new location in Karen. To be perfectly honest I preferred the atmosphere in their original place but only just and the food and the service is still just as good as it always was. This latest time we tried the meats rather than the fish and the steaks were wonderful. Thanks for... More

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Nairobi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Seven of us joined up for a delicious meal at the newly opened Tamarind in Karen. We all know it from the CBD days and this is very similar decor as that. Great meal and the staff brought out a "birthday cake" and sang Happy Birthday!! A good evening but expect to pay top dollar by Kenyan standards! Will be... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After another meal at this prime address, I am convinced that seafood doesn't get better anywhere else. Chilli crab and spicy tuna sashimi are my favourites. Coupled with good service and great ambiance, it's an experience that I now crave for!

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

i love there food and i also love the fact that they provide either free lunch or a good commision for my drivers. we are always looking forward to take guests there; its very near the blixen museum and the kazuri beads factory

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had amazing evening at the Tamarind Restaurant. The food was delicious and everyone at the restaurant went out of their way to make my night perfect. From the minute I walked out I could not wait to go back! Best seafood restaurant in Nairobi.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have visited this place on our way back from safari and the seafood was amazing. Fresh, tasty and delicious. Staff was extremely friendly and more than happy to go out if their way to make sure you enjoy your dinner

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food and service were absolutely sensational. I had peri peri prawns, my husband lobster and my girlfriend crab. The serves were large and we were treated to complimentary appetisers and dessert! My 9 year old was also well catered for with fish and chips so he was happy. We actually arrived before opening time as we had been out... More

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