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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 #3 of 324 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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Nairobi, Kenya
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The service was incomparable to any place I've been. They even remembered my name and what I ordered on my 3 different visits. I highly recommend the piri-piri jumbo prawns (I had them all three times).... the prawns are bigger than most lobsters here at home. Expensive, but worth treating yourself. I'd definitely go again.

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Tamarind Nairobi has always been one of my favorite places to eat fresh sea food however it was let down by location, center of busy Nairobi CBD. The Tamarind is now located at Karen Blixen, excellent location with plenty of parking space. Also glad that the food and service is still as good as I remember. I recommend the... More

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2 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have been going to Tamarind now for years. I am somewhat of a regular. Have never been disappointed by the quality and freshness of the food or the amazing service. The staff here are the best, attentive to fault, very polite and very very professional. I have celebrated many occasions here. My husband proposed to me here. It was an... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This morning visit. I was with friend to have a snack and a beverage. The friend asked me how I had discovered such flamboyant restaurant out of town. He said he will give it first preference always.

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