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“Tamarind Nairobi super food” 4 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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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.
Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Tamarind Nairobi super food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Fresh food, good service, better to book before going to this restaurant. Tamarin in Mombasa: good, slightly too expensive, nice view, itis possible to find alternative places for sea food, a bit more simple and as good

Visited May 2012
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamarind Nairobi.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with the quality and level of our service.Your positive remarks will be shared with our staff,who will be motivated to maintain a high standard of food and service.

We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Nairobi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great sea food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The tilapia is fantastic. Its one of those places that when you want to treat yourself you go with a friends and have a good laugh over fantastic food.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamarind Nairobi. We so appreciate your kind words and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support .

We shall share your review with our team, who will be encouraged and motivated to continue working hard and paying attention to every detail.

Once again, thank you for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Seafood what?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

A very dissapointing experience. There is a complete disconnect between price of, lets say, the seafood platter and the quantity, quality and variety of seafood served. Historically, the restaurant drives a strong brand reputation and could regain its lost glory by changing its menu with changing times. At those prices one expects 'seafood delight'...nothing less will do.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent disappointing meal at Tamarind Nairobi. We appreciate the feedback as it does help us improve, but we would like to apologise for the unacceptable quality of your experience.

Many thanks again. Sales and Marketing Manager
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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best food in Nairobi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you are looking for really high end restaurant, this is your only choice in Nairobi. It's located in central bank building, so it's completly safe. The food is amazing. Don't miss a chance to taste lobster - that's amazing. The wine selection is nice. Staff is friendly and will tell you a lot about history of restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for your great review on Tamarind Nairobi. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Brewer, Maine
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent service, Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Went to this wonderful restaurant as recommended by Nairobi Excursions before our departing flight late in the evening. Everything we had was exceptional. The fish was all prepared perfectly, the flavors were delicious and the personalized and customized dessert was to die for! I fully recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting fresh delicious seafood!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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