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“A MUST IN NAIROBI!!” 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 318 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.
Lagos, Nigeria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A MUST IN NAIROBI!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great food. Indulge yourself and do the seafood platter. Service was just as good. Not sure about the location but hey, welcome to Africa.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Didn't meet expectation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I had heard this restaurant was the best in Nairobi. There is no doubt the service and quality is exceptional, I didnt think it lived up to the reviews. I would go back however, it was a lovely experience, and one of the nicer places we ate at while in Nairobi

Visited August 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Customer service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This restaurant was another surprise in Kenya. It was the start of our trip, so we were cautious about food, but didn't have to worry here. The staff were some of the best I have come across, with not only great service, but a great personal touch. They asked us all our names, and when we got deserts, they were written on the plate, with a saying in chocolate. All the food and drinks were fantastic, and we would highly recommend , but expect to pay for it. The restaurant specialises in seafood.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bucharest, Romania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We had dinner here during our stay in Nairobi and it was excellent.
The seafood was absolutely delicious and the service was very good.
It is expensive but I can say this was one of the best meals I ever had in a restaurant. Didn't know that tuna could taste so good.

You should definitely try the dessert.

Strongly recommend it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Luxury seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The food is good and the service excellent. the waiter are professionnal, nice and always willing to assist. If you are asked for ur name dont be reluctant, a surprise is getting prepare for you.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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