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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 343 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: African, Asian, French, Seafood
Neighborhood: Upper Hill Estate
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Restaurant details
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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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

For your fresh sea food in the city go to Tamarind Restaurant. The food was fresh and so lovely. I had the fruits of the sea platter. This is so good and feels like just harvested from the sea. I recommend the Tamarind over and over again.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We truly appreciate you taking the time to post a review about Tamarind Nairobi. We are so delighted you enjoyed meal and were pleased with the food and service. We have shared your review with our team, who will be really motivated by your remarks. Once again,many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in... More 

Dublin
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Best place for seafood in Nairobi - pricier than usual but excellent quality. Biggest prawns I've ever seen. Ask for waiter recommendations but all is usually fresh from the Kenyan coast each day. Only downside was we were given a non-too subtle hint about the tip before we paid our bill, which is rare in Kenya to be suggested to... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about Tamarind Nairobi. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your meal but concerned to larn about the unsubtle hint about the tip which we shall investigate, as we certainly do not encourage this kind of action and we are glad you brought it to our attention.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Outstanding seafood and excellent service. I had the spanish octopus (why spanish? There are no octopus in Kenia?) and the tandoori crab. My mate had the steamed crab instead. Everything was very good, the steamed crab is the best option though if you want really enjoy the genuine crab flavour. Kind of weird the location, in the middle of a... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on Tamarind Nairobi. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with the quality and level of our service. With reference to your two comments, The reason for 'Spanish Octopus', is that it was introduced and named by a Spanish Celebrity Chef doing a tour at the... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Raves; - Great entertainment [the pianist]. Skilled & played popular hits. - Great service. Very impressive...right from reservations to the host to the waiters..incl. the manager/supervisor who stopped by our table...great job! - Good food - drinks, garlic bread, starters & desert were great. Entree [sea food platter] was just okay. Rants; - Would not discourage anyone from visiting/frequenting the... More 

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labinaNairobi, Manager at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamarind Nairobi. We are sorry that we did not live up to your expectations and have shared your remarks with our team who will endeavour to improve in all the areas you have mentioned. Once again, thank you for the feedback. More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

A bit expensice but the food is above all expectations! A very loveley restaurant with good service.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about Tamarind Nairobi. We appreciate your compliments and take this opportunity to thank you for your support . We have shared your review with our team, who are encouraged and motivated to continue paying attention to every detail. Once again,many thanks for the feedback... More 

DUBAI
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Good food and service this place is been there for ever and keep it s reputation! lobster as it s best excellent desert good wine selection

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamarind Nairobi. We so appreciate your kind words and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support . We shall share your review with our team, who will be encouraged and motivated to continue working hard and paying attention to every detail. Once again, thank you for the... More 

kigali
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144 reviews 144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

this place used to be one of the best restaurants in Nairobi but it now feels like its living of its former glory. The service was very good, the food nice but nothing to rave about and the restaurant itself could do with a facelift to bring it into this century.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your review. We apologise for the unsatisfactory meal you experienced at Tamarind Nairobi. We try to offer our customers the best of food and service and regret that on this occasion we fell short. In addition we have future plans to facelift the restaurant and will alert our customers once this is carried out. Once again... More 

Nairobi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

An excellent location for that sumptious sea food meal. Located along Aga Khan walk on National Bank Building, the restaurant has great staff where hospitality is at it's best.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamarind Nairobi. We so appreciate your kind words and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support . We shall share your review with our team, who will be encouraged and motivated to continue working hard and paying attention to every detail. Once again, thank you for the... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Fresh food, good service, better to book before going to this restaurant. Tamarin in Mombasa: good, slightly too expensive, nice view, itis possible to find alternative places for sea food, a bit more simple and as good

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamarind Nairobi. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with the quality and level of our service.Your positive remarks will be shared with our staff,who will be motivated to maintain a high standard of food and service. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you... More 

Nairobi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The tilapia is fantastic. Its one of those places that when you want to treat yourself you go with a friends and have a good laugh over fantastic food.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamarind Nairobi. We so appreciate your kind words and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support . We shall share your review with our team, who will be encouraged and motivated to continue working hard and paying attention to every detail. Once again, thank you for the... More 

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Additional Information about Tamarind Restaurant

Address: Karen Blixen Coffee Garden | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 719 346349
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Upper Hill Estate
Average Prices: USD 50 - 100
Cuisine: African, Asian, French, Seafood

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