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Tamambo Bar and Grill

Upper Level, Village Market | Gigiri, Nairobi 74493, Kenya
020 7124005
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Ranked #228 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tamambo Bar and Grill, is located on the upper level of the Village Market, Gigiri. It has a casual trendy atmosphere and is open from 11.00am for coffees, lunch and dinner. With its varied and interesting menu it is perfect for discerning global tastes, offering a delicious selection of light salads, and snacks as well as appetizing gourmet dishes. The outdoor terrace has an alfresco ambience whereas the indoor cocktail lounge has a more intimate feel reminiscent of a cosy jazz bar Tamambo has become a popular meeting place with the background music setting the overall mood. Regular live bands perform every Friday and Saturdays from 9pm featuring a diverse group of talented musicians.
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English first
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Felt average and over-priced. I don't see the hype really. Id recommend you eat there just for the experience and the ambiance.

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nice place for casual drinks and tapas in Village Market. I prefer to there for casual meetings and drinks than full dinner, but either way, you will enjoy it.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I stopped into Tamambo for a lunch break while shopping at the Village Market. I sat outside in the non-smoking section. There were a number of people smoking hookahs in the smoking section, but the smell did not drift over. I had the vegetarian combo consisting of tomato bruschetta, khalloumi bruschetta, a spinach and Camembert samosa, Mediterranean crosstie, hummus, and... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your most constructive review. We so appreciate the feedback and have shared it with our culinary and service teams.Your remarks will encourage us to improve the execution of our dishes and ensure our quality is impeccable at all times. Once again, thank you for taking the time to offer such valuable comments. We look forward... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I won a dinner for two as part of the local supermarket contest at any of the tamarind group restaurants. We decided to opt for this one, due to its proximity. I ordered pepper steak, and got extreme stomach cramps and high fevers. I was diagnosed with severe bacterial infection, and was told to detox the body for one week.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

when it started raining i went inside and asked for a reservation tag for my table/space to my suprise i was asked to leave because my friends had not arrived i had even explained to the manager i had been to tamarind mombasa but she did not even care ! i really hope management sees this !

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I went to Tamambo yesterday to eat the Tajine but was was served three pieces of chicken in a dark sauce of dubious provenance and a small dish of couscous. Vastly overpriced and nothing at all like a Tajine - the restaurant does not even have a Tajine pot! Way below the standard expected from Tamarind Group and why do... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We went here for a family dinner just before xmas. Maybe they were just cleaning out the fridge but out food was below par. The prawns were rubbery and after sending them back they came back like a boomerang. Tamambo just put them on the grill and poured new gravy on it. That's not the way to handle this. My... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We went on Beatles Saturday night - got a table and I have to agree that the food was not that great but I remember service was quite good though. The main draw was the live band which was really quite good considering that we were in Nairobi Kenya - so we will give it a Very Good rating for... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A number of people told me that there was a 'tapas restaurant' in Village Market. Not a place I usually visit, but I was out that way so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm afraid that their tapas is nothing like the tapas I've experienced anywhere else in the world. The only thing it had in common with... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Even though the food and drinks were not great, the ambiance and live music on Friday truly make the difference with other places. A great option to hang out with frinds on the weekend.

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Address: Upper Level, Village Market | Gigiri, Nairobi 74493, Kenya
Phone Number: 020 7124005
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Cuisine: International

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