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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch at Karen Blixen

Lunch was very good and the staff was very accommodating. It was a beautiful setting and the specimen trees were all very interesting. The history of Karen was also very interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lunch was very good and the staff was very accommodating. It was a beautiful setting and the specimen trees were all very interesting. The history of Karen was also very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I went with a friend for lunch and were supriesed that the Managment has changed und is now run by Tamarind Group, wow what a change, great menue, very tasty food, big portions and very friendly staff. I allways loved the outside seating at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages. and great after a visit to the Kazuri Bids... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Maybe the expectations I had were too high, following the ecstatic reviews I found on TripAdvisor. The gardens and the setting in general are nice and convey a relaxed and elegant vibe. The food is decent but far from spectacular; I ordered the Kikapu Kuku (fried chicken) which was served with chips, tartare sauce and lime wedges. All in all... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Me and my husband went Tamambo on friendship day to celebrate ,we went there for late lunch ... i really like the atmosphere , its a restaurant in a open place ... i was feeling like i went back my student life with my hubby.. the food was very yummy and each dish is really good enough for one person... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Menu has a wide range to choose from. Quality and quantity of food always impressive. To top it all, newly opened tamarind restaurant offers delicious sea food in a wonderful environment. A must go when in Nairobi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This restaurant serves great food, the staff members are very friendly and helpful (we were served by a lovely waitress called Mary), and it's atmosphere is just great. The restaurant is also located about 600 meters from the Karen Blixen Museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in a small group of friends, while enjoying the ambiance and really good food. Beautiful, serene, garden surroundings, and I particularly enjoy the cheese Samosas! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to unwind and just chill away from the hustle n bustle of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have been to Tamambo three times and each time the service and food were spectacular.The restaurant is reasonably attractive They have indoor and outdoor tables, but it’s the outdoor ones that give it the dreamy atmosphere.Staff are friendly and welcoming.Service was Spot on.I will definately recommend this place to friends. Thelma.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Coffe and garden are very nice and also small shop in the museum is nice, you can get nice sourveniors better quality then open masai markets with the same price nearly! Coffe and restourant is also very nice, very relaxing after run around for sight seeing.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed there for two weeks while relocating to Kenya. The staff was so friendly, they went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. As my children loved the cat, they even provided us with food for the cat. They even put fresh flowers in our cottage every now and again. Good food, lovely ambience and child-friendly.

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

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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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