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Tamambo Karen Blixen

Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
0719346349
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Ranked #3 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Love the Mini-Burgers... happy hour bitings are a bit sad.... but happy hour drink prices are very nice! Restaurant is okay...

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Cape Town
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This place has a LOT of charm. One feels so welcome, the staff are great and everyone has friendly smiles. The little gift shop is beautiful (of course much more expensive than other places, but this is at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden after all)... The rolling lawns and great service is appreciated. We popped in for lunch (with no... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

You MUST visit Tamarind - beautiful settings in a nicely tended garden, just around from the Karen Blixen Museum, friendly service and good food. What more does one want on a Sunday afternoon in Karen, Nairobi?

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Took my partner to Africa for the first time and we visited this place on the fourth day. The food was so lovely and the staff were so polite and attentive. I had grilled lamb with ugali while my partner had tilapia, which she absolutely loved. She loved the setting and spent ages admiring your gardens and taking pictures. It's... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A beautiful place full of history and memories. The restaurant is nice and on Sundays there usually is a band playing jazz music, simply out of Africa! The house with all of Karen Blixen's personal furniture and stuff is just amazing and brings back thoughts of an era long gone.

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Carcavelos, Portugal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Excellent cuisine (meat, fish, shrimps, soup,...), good variety of wines and beers, dedicated personnel (congratulations Joan), neat and clean. Wonderful landscape, interior decoration carefully maintained, crafts' shoppette... Will be back there if/when going to that area.

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GCD51, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamambo Karen Blixen. 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 really motivated to maintain the high standard of food and service. We thank you for giving us the... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had lunch here after visiting the Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick Wildlife foundation. Its a lovely surrounding and setting, food and service were very good, and there is WIFI! we ordered the Tanzanian fish dish and a green salad. Not cheap at all but worth it really as not all restaurants are up to these standards. We also... More

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about Tamambo Karen Blixen. We are delighted you enjoyed meal and were happy with the environment, 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

Copenhagen, Denmark
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165 reviews 165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Tamambo Karen Blixen is a very nice and cosy place to have lunch. The surroundings are exquisite, the food is a little above average, but the prices are too high compared to the over all quality. Go here for the atmosphere ... actually, you can sip a nice cup of coffee and go somewhere else and have your lunch.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Tamambo Karen Blixen. We are delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere and surroundings but sorry you found the food too pricey. We are always striving to maintain the highest quality of food and service, however we obviously failed to live up to your expectations, for which we apologise. We shall share your remarks... More

Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I had lunch here with a friend the other day and noticed the difference since the owner changed. Staff was very attentive, the service excellent and the menu offers a great choice of fresh and delicious food (appetizers, salads, meat, fish, deserts...). It's the perfect place for lunch because the garden is vast and beautiful and an oasis of peace.... More

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Wisconsin
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This a great place to have a nice lunch in a shaded, relaxed setting while you are visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the Elephant orphanage or the Giraffe Center in Karen, Kenya. The menu is varied and features mostly continental type cuisine. Don't expect ethic Kenya fare. The service was friendly and efficient. The drink selection was good. We had... More

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about Tamambo Karen Blixen. 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... More

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