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“Superb seafood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarind Restaurant

Tamarind Restaurant
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya (Upper Hill Estate)
+254 719 346349
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Ranked #4 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: African, Asian, French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Upper Hill Estate
Description: Nairobi's iconic seafood restaurant which originally opened in August 1977, has recently moved from the Central Business District to the leafy suburbs of Karen at the Karen Blixen coffee Garden. The menu is a blend of the best of French, Asian and African cuisines with specialties such as the famous Prawns Piri Piri, and Chilli Crab which have earned the Tamarind worldwide fame.
East Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Superb seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Don't worry about Nairobi's distance from the sea. This restaurant has been serving the best seafood in town for around three decades now.

Visited November 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wow, this is the place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The food is great, the atmosfere and ambiance is great. The chef prepares very tasty food and visits each table. Service is unfortunally avarage and not at the same level as the food.

Visited November 2012
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Aberdeen
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Best restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Best restaurant in Nairobi, it's on the upper side of things so good for occasions like anniversary,B/day or a romantic dinner. Not for kids though.

Visited April 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent service and great food variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is a great restaurant to take everyone from your family to your date as well as a place to take great meals as an individual.Great value for your money.Highly recommend

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Nairobi
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Old School Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The food and the service were great!!! Loved the salmon, and the little details on the dessert plates were a nice touch. Pricey but worth it. The facilities need some attention.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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