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Tamambo Bar and Grill

African, European, Asian, Eclectic
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Limuru Road | Village Market, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 20 7124005
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tamambo Bar and Grill, is located on the upper level of the Village...
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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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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They have a buffet but it is very expensive so ask them for a menu. It was a more reasonable price. The food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

They have a buffet but it is very expensive so ask them for a menu. It was a more reasonable price. The food was good.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Delicious grilled food, lovely place , shisha available, excellent service .. Slightly high prices but worth the quality and service presented.. Overall it is a stunning restaurant..

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Mogadishu, Somalia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Tamambo B&G was recommended by work colleagues - specifically as the 'go to' place in Nairobi for hamburger connoisseurs. There was no disappointing here and the Fully Loaded Hamburger was scrumptious - will some interesting toppings and AWESOME value for money. With a great upper deck location, coldest beers and excellent service Tamambo is well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Dined here with our 4 kids. Based in a secure shopping complex with easy access. Good selection of dishes for all tastes. Attentive service, good cocktails and wine list. For a casual night out, Tawambo is an excellent choice.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I liked the open ambiance and mixture of locals and tourists. The food were excellent and appealing to all.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I used to love Tamambo especially when it was in Westlands. The food was great, service was good, decor was wonderful. When it moved to Village Market things just went to hell. The menu changed for the worse. Whoever redid the decor should really be shot and shouln't refer to him or herself as a decorator. Recently I dedided to... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Limuru Road | Village Market, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 7124005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, European, Asian, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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