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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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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
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
81 helpful votes 81 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 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

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Maybe it was because I just finished climbing Kilimanjaro the day before, but the meal I had at the restaurant was spectacular. The starter soup was the BEST I'd ever had. The Zanzibar fish, despite an enticing description, was so-so, but the coconut and brandy ice cream was the best I'd ever had! And there is no competition for coffee.... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

On my one day off I went into the game park followed by lunch at the Resturant. Excellent greeting, very safe and lovely gardens. Food was excellent and a lot of choice. I had a home made burger which was excellent. Well priced. I would have no hesitation in going there again and can't wait to go back

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamambo Karen. We appreciate your excellent review which we shall share with our team who will be encouraged and motivated to continue working hard and paying attention to every detail. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. More

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