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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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
A fabulous place for breakfast

l had an early morning and decided to take a quick breakfast at Tamambo, l settled for eggs benedict and coffee. It was delicious, filling and a must have for breakfast. Although it was early morning, the service was warm prompt and spot on. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2014
Jackmuhari
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Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Families with children
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

l had an early morning and decided to take a quick breakfast at Tamambo, l settled for eggs benedict and coffee. It was delicious, filling and a must have for breakfast. Although it was early morning, the service was warm prompt and spot on. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.

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Nairobi Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My first experience was in May 2014. All my visits have been in the evenings. The portions are large, the food is delicious and priced well. Their soups are tasty but what keeps my friend Nancy and i going back despite the distance is, their Duck with mashed potatoes. Cant wait to go back again. The staff are courteous and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a wonderful place to stay in Nairobi. Very peaceful and beautiful grounds. The house cats are always ready for an ear scratch. The staff are incredibly accommodating and pleasant. Even though I stayed there twice about a week apart, the breakfast staff still knew what I liked for breakfast. The housekeeping / laundry staff were amazing and always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Tamambo is a one of a kind restaurant. The food is amazing but the ambiance is even better especially in the evening. The place is tastefully furnished and it feels very cozy. I found the staff to be pleasant and very professional. Definitely a place to go back to

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The family which includes my parents, my wife, kids go to the Tamambo often and always for Sunday lunch. It is now our default restaurant for when we are looking for; 1. A place with a beautiful garden that allows us to soak in some sun and enjoy the Kenyan outdoors 2. Delicious food 3. Great service 4. Great value... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The restaurant is in a beautiful setting very green and leafy and the atmosphere of the place is great especially when the sun is out and you get to sit outside! I had a smoked salmon starter which is exactly what it says and they have great portions, my friend had the prawn bruschetta which was amazing! We also did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Have been going to Tamarind now for years. I am somewhat of a regular. Have never been disappointed by the quality and freshness of the food or the amazing service. The staff here are the best, attentive to fault, very polite and very very professional. I have celebrated many occasions here. My husband proposed to me here. It was an... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The setting of this restaurant in the Karen Blixen Gardens is divine and the food doesn't disappoint. Service was a little slow but the staff recognised this and bought us complimentary Kachos (Kenyan Nachos). Servings were large and the flavours fantastic. Treat yourself if in Nairobi!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful garden, lovely staff and very tasty vegetarian food. would definitely recommend to all visitors

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Seriously how can other reviewers rate this place highly? This is not the awesome Tamarind restaurant with which it shares a site - it is the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden. Having not been for well over a year (see previous review) we were hoping the arrival of Tamarind would have given Tamambo a kick up the backside. Alas not the... More 

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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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