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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Families with children

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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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The bar is amazing. I love the old boys club lodge feel you get being surrounded by all that wood and booze. This could easily be my favourite watering hole if I lived any closer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2014
Mutheitho
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The bar is amazing. I love the old boys club lodge feel you get being surrounded by all that wood and booze. This could easily be my favourite watering hole if I lived any closer.

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London
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The gardens are great. The white linens, the service all really nice, but the food was only ok. There are other places that serve the same quality food for much cheaper prices. There were lots of tour parties arriving so when they arrived you kind of got a bit forgotten.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What a nice place to have a lunch or a coffee and watch the pics we took at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Great food and pleasant service. Wonderful gardens to just sit and look at.

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had dinner there recently.The ambiance inside the Tamarind Restaurant is wonderfully cozy and comfortable. The sea food was beautifully presented and totally delicious. The staff and waiters were attentive,charming and humorous. A super evening with a wonderful ambiance and smiling faces. I highly recommend this beautiful little corner for a special experience. Enjoy !

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great gardens, good food. Excellent for groups. It's a great stop on a day of tourist stops in and around Karen (i.e Sheldriks, Giraffe Feeding Centre, Kazuri). It does have a bit of a colonial feel....

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Birthday lunch for my Niece on a lovely Sunday afternoon, only way to Spend some quality time.... Food selection for the lunch party was varied and excellent

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Champaign, Illinois
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is located in Karen and near Giraffe Manor, Karen Blixen Museum and the Elephant Orphanage. This is a nice place to stop for lunch or a snack. It has a nice garden and the food is above average. The atmosphere is very relaxing and quiet. The owner and staff are very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great place but one needs to reserve or go early not to get the sittings in the sun. Overall,worth it!

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tamambo is one of my favourite places. Great food. Beautiful gardens. Happen’n bar. Lovely restaurant. Charming staff. Must admit the Tamambo burger is my favourite! - though I’ve never been disappointed with any selection. They’ve catered events at my house too - and my guests always rave about the food and service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Last sunday 3pm my family of 4- 2 adults, 2 children 13 and 5 arrived at Tamambo to warm hospitality, great gardens and as the norm is in less that 5 mins 2 waiters have approached us to take our service amidst a fullly packed up garden pm lunch. Soon my boy skips into the bouncing within the serene enclosed... More 

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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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