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“Where the Elite Eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Ranked #4 of 355 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property. The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 06.00Am through to 10.00Pm. Diners have a fine choice of different areas for lunch or dinner. There is the indoor restaurant with adjacent outdoor terrace and garden, for a la carte dining. There are also a variety of functions areas such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House is a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with delicious cocktails and bar snacks and satellite TV.
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Where the Elite Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Well, I may overstate it a bit in the title, but Sunday lunch here has that old colonial feeling, like everyone who is anyone in town is here a table under the trees or on the porch. The buffet is plentiful and well cooked ... The only time I had properly cooked, not over cooked, fowl at a buffet in Kenya.

Add the proximity to the KB Museum house and this is a great way to spend an afternoon. Cop a suite at he small hotel and life is good.

Visited September 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Fun Bar and Pretty Garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

If you're visiting Nairobi you need to go here - lots of locals prop up the bar to watch interational sport, dining in the gardens is pleasant and the food not bad - pop in after you've done a tour of Karen Blixen House which is a few hundred metres up the road. Also nearby is Kazuri Beads, so you can do all three in a few hours and be very happy!

Visited July 2012
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los angeles
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“Really nice quiet setting away from the bustling noise of Nairobi.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Nice clean place to have a very nicely prepared meal.
Have been coming here for years. It is charming place too.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Very nice food, great and friendly service, beautiful garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We went with the family for a Sunday lunch. The service was very friendly and very quick. The Garden is beautiful and makes it great surroundings for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon. Lots of families with children. The food, a buffet, was wonderful for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Nice place to mix and mingle!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We had lunch here. Food was very nice and fairly big portions too. You get to meet everyone here! Nice place to relax and enjoy your food and drink. Staff is very friendly too. Take time to walk around and breath that fresh air!

Visited June 2012
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