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“Delicious first evening in Kenya” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
0719346349
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Ranked #3 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Delicious first evening in Kenya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

As our first night in country this was a real luxury and unexpected find. We had a charming and seriously delicious dinner that was very reasonable in price with such charming service that by the end of the evening as we were sat outside we had four braziers between three of us.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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British Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A pleasant afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We felt very wealthy and pampered. It is Karen at its
most 'white tourist' but we had a lovely lunch.

Visited August 2012
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Palm Springs, California
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“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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