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Tamambo Karen Blixen

Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Ranked #4 of 322 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It is an excellent restaurant, great food and atmosphere. Friendly waiters and great service. Always enjoy their service and food to the maximum. It's a wonderful place to hold wedding reception, have a party, have lunch or dinner. I highly recommend it to all my friends.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

An excellent restaurant, great food, great services. You have to experience it to understand the feeling. I go there often, alone,with friends, family.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I love Tamambo Karen, their food is to die for, the ambience is wonderful and the staff helpful and tolerant. I have been here several times with my wife and kids and the staff have been helpful. I love this place...

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Been there on several occasions and the place is awesome. The services, food and ambiance were fantastic and I recommend you check this place out.

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Dallas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Went here twice. The Sunday buffet is huge, loaded with meats and other items, and is well worth it. Although no single dish is outstanding, there are lots to choose from and great grilled meats. The menu for the rest of the week is pretty good - again, nothing incredible, but acceptably cooked fish, meat and sides served well.

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Dallas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you saw the movie, you should see the house. The guides give a very very long lecture, describing minute by minute (at least it seems that way) every moment in Blixen's life. I would have been happy with a 15 min intro, but I guess they need to stretch out the tour. Anyway, to properly see the house is... More

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Montreal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stopped for lunch on our way back to the Hemingway Hotel (very cheap service for a very expensive hotel). The service and the food were excellent. The garden is magnificent. An oasis of shade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Great ambience, friendly staff, great service, delicious food. My friends and I always have a blast each time we visit Tamambo Karen Blixen. Awesome place to be.

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Tacoma, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had a business lunch here and found it to be delicious! I was quite surprised because many times a historical site has very poor food and service, but this was not the case at Tamambo Karen Blixsen. They started off with a lovely selection of fresh breads and rolls. Then I had the burger with bacon and mushrooms and... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nairobi's most idyllic spot! All our meals were artfully presented, delicious and interesting. The staff was gracious and polite. Most enjoyable was dining in the lush, well manicured grounds surrounded by works of art; a bucolic location. We left feeling completely refreshed. (Next time we'll stay at their lodge)

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