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“Excellent Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarind Restaurant

Tamarind Restaurant
Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya (Upper Hill Estate)
+254 719 346349
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Ranked #2 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: European, French, African, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Stuttgart, Germany
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

A bit expensice but the food is above all expectations! A very loveley restaurant with good service.

Visited December 2012
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about Tamarind Nairobi. We appreciate your compliments and take this opportunity to thank you for your support .

We have shared your review with our team, who are encouraged and motivated to continue paying attention to every detail.

Once again,many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
DUBAI
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“A classic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Good food and service this place is been there for ever and keep it s reputation! lobster as it s best excellent desert good wine selection

Visited February 2013
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 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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kigali
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173 reviews 173 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Faded glory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

this place used to be one of the best restaurants in Nairobi but it now feels like its living of its former glory. The service was very good, the food nice but nothing to rave about and the restaurant itself could do with a facelift to bring it into this century.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 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 27, 2013
Many thanks for posting your review. We apologise for the unsatisfactory meal you experienced at Tamarind Nairobi. We try to offer our customers the best of food and service and regret that on this occasion we fell short. In addition we have future plans to facelift the restaurant and will alert our customers once this is carried out. Once again thank you for taking the time to view your opinion.
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Nairobi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Sea Food in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

An excellent location for that sumptious sea food meal. Located along Aga Khan walk on National Bank Building, the restaurant has great staff where hospitality is at it's best.

Visited October 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 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, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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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