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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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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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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
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I love the feel of the restaurant. The warm reception and service of the staff is impressive. The food is good and the outdoor seating with the warm jikos by the table in the evening is lovely. Definitely worth several visits

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2014
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love the feel of the restaurant. The warm reception and service of the staff is impressive. The food is good and the outdoor seating with the warm jikos by the table in the evening is lovely. Definitely worth several visits

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I went here for lunch after the museum, it is a lovely setting, you can sit inside or out in the beautiful garden.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had lunch at the coffee garden and were honored to be able to witness a wedding while there. The food was a traditional buffet and the service typical, did I say typical...yes...East African service is among the best in the world, consistently. There is a museum attached to the coffee garden that we didn't have time to visit, unfortunately.... More 

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Canberra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The entrance fee was relatively high, and I was rushed through each of the rooms. Felt like a production line. Although some of the furnishings are original, many are replacements.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's a bit difficult to find if the taxi driver doesn't know where it is but where it is but once you get there it is worth it. The food is very good and the craft shop - which is open 24hrs - is a must

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There are only two things I can recommend Karen Blixen for: the setting, and the Sunday buffet lunch. The a la carte menu is unimaginative and overpriced. What the kitchen lacks in quality it tries to make up for in quantity, and fails. Exotically-named dishes arrive at the table only for the disappointed customer to cut into, for example, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lovely garden, great food buffet with lots of choice, reasonable value and lots of locals - always nice to feel you are not in a tourist trap :-)

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a place I would go again to celebrate an important occasion. My family and I held my birthday celebration there last year. Excellent food, especially their barbecued meat. The staff are friendly and senior management interacts freely with clients. My family have enjoyed every moment we have been to Tamambo. You will love it.

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Kisumu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A nice place to hang out especially in the evenings...the shisha place, very welcoming too. I can catch my favorite game from the comfort of my seat without having to "move" or "wait"...that's why i have made it my perfect getaway when am not working...

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Chapa kazi,the meal just awesome,mixed grill and I guess these guys have a secret behind their food. That's food you would kill for.

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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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