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“Good setting poor service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Ranked #3 of 327 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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“Good setting poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

The setting is very nice. Tranquil gardens in quiet and peaceful surroundings. Unfortunately the service is very poor! We were served cold soup and the food took ages to arrive. Good for a coffee excursion and not more.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Worth a visit for the garden”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

When the food is good it's very good, however has on occasion disappointed. The service from the floor teams is generally very good, although the duty managers often appear overwhelmed. The setting however is stunning

Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California
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“Beautiful outdoor dining, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

What a lovely place for lunch! We visited Tamambo after seeing the elephant orphanage and I couldn't imagine a more satisfying meal. Sunny and beautiful outdoor dining, and neat historical buildings to visit afterwards as a bonus.

My friends and I were starving when we arrived and I started off with a banana daquiri that was not only beautiful (decorated with a cool twisty straw and a little piece of banana) but deliciously frothy. It had a definite kick. For lunch, my friends all ordered the burgers, which looked amazing and were "fully loaded" with cheese and goodies, but I couldn't resist the Zanzibari fish, which was delicious! It came with really yummy creamed spinach as well.

A friend also got the "nachos" for a starter, which turned out to be a great dish! Yummy take on Mexican food with a Kenyan twist because the chips are cassava and banana chips instead of corn. Topped with yummy guacamole and sour cream. The tortillas were also authentic! (I come from California so my opinion on Mexican dishes should count for something).

  • Visited January 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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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamambo Karen.

We shall share your review with our team, who will be encouraged to continue improving on every detail.

Just to let you know that the interior dining room is currently being refurbished for a brighter ambiance.
Once again, thank you for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Dubai
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“Total Tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

First time in Kenya and what an introduction. The food is exceptional and the service a perfect balance between attentive and The Burgers are tender and tasty and the trout perfectly prepared and presented. It was so good we went back on our return.
Well worth a snack or a full lunch

  • Visited December 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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warwick,ny
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“Perfect setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I had a meeting and this was a perfect spot, the service was excellent, food very good. I recommend the crab cakes.

Visited November 2012
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