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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful...
Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property. The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 06.00Am through to 10.00Pm. 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 such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House is a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with delicious cocktails and bar snacks and satellite TV.
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Good for:
Families with children

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    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tamambo Karen Blixen

We went to to this lovely restaurant to celebrate my mum's birthday. The staff were very helpful , friendly and attentive. The table that we wanted had chairs that were rather awkward, instead of showing us to another table in another part of the restaurant, they changed the chairs for us. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We went to to this lovely restaurant to celebrate my mum's birthday. The staff were very helpful , friendly and attentive. The table that we wanted had chairs that were rather awkward, instead of showing us to another table in another part of the restaurant, they changed the chairs for us. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food, I had the... More 

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New York City, New York
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81 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have been here perhaps 20 times over the past 5 years and the last year or so feel this place has moved from good to very good. While the atmosphere has remained much the same ( I have always liked both the interior and the garden) both the service and the food have become better in my view. On... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Staying for two nights, we had a few meals/snacks and no complaints. Great service, well presented and delicious - highly recommend

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went for drinks with a friend and after not recieving any service for over an hour we decided to leave. On walking to the bar to pay for the bill the barman asked us what we had been drinking and upon being told that we were unhappy with the service he promptly apologized and told us the drinks were on... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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219 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

The Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is now operate by the Tamarind Group and added the big TAMAMBO name to the place. Located 600 meters from the Karen Blixen Museum, it is a place worth visiting even for just a cup of coffee. The restaurant has a beautiful garden surrounded by big trees and nicely landscaped. Several tables with shade of... More 

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East Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

So excited to have the Tamarind in Karen now. We often have lunch there. Great service, good food. Went back the same evening for "the TAmarind" but it was a shadow of its former self. All 6 of us ordered cocktails. They took so long to prepare that we felt really irritable by the time they arrived. Beers were not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food was great, service was excellent as they attended to us promptly and kept checking in on us The garden was beautiful to sit in, it would be great to relax and enjoy a meal on a Sunday afternoon there is also an indoor dining option which is nice. The Ambience definitely nice, i love the feel of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We frequented this place at least monthly. We enjoyed the peaceful grounds which are perfect for a morning or afternoon meal. Makes you feel like you are in colonial Nairobi.

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Dubai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The location is wonderful, huge gardens, well maintained, very peaceful. The food is not up to standards, the meat was cold and cooked enough, the dessert were not tasty and the chips tasting of fish! The waiters are very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I had lunch here and was absolutely blown away. The quality and presentation of food was great. I had the Norwegian salmon...highly recommended. The service was great and efficient. Impeccable.. I will definitely be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property. The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 06.00Am through to 10.00Pm. 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 such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House is a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with delicious cocktails and bar snacks and satellite TV.

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