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“Great food choices, well managed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
0719346349
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Ranked #4 of 321 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Rome, Italy
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119 reviews 119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great food choices, well managed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I had lunch here with a friend the other day and noticed the difference since the owner changed. Staff was very attentive, the service excellent and the menu offers a great choice of fresh and delicious food (appetizers, salads, meat, fish, deserts...). It's the perfect place for lunch because the garden is vast and beautiful and an oasis of peace. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it at night though.

  • Visited March 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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Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“A wonderful setting, Great Service, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This a great place to have a nice lunch in a shaded, relaxed setting while you are visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the Elephant orphanage or the Giraffe Center in Karen, Kenya. The menu is varied and features mostly continental type cuisine. Don't expect ethic Kenya fare. The service was friendly and efficient. The drink selection was good. We had local beer (Tusker and a glass of wine). They also had free wifi access. This was a great break while visiting the local attractions. You can visit their website at: http://www.karenblixencoffeegarden.com.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 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, March 18, 2013
We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about Tamambo Karen Blixen. 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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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Knock your socks off ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Maybe it was because I just finished climbing Kilimanjaro the day before, but the meal I had at the restaurant was spectacular. The starter soup was the BEST I'd ever had. The Zanzibar fish, despite an enticing description, was so-so, but the coconut and brandy ice cream was the best I'd ever had! And there is no competition for coffee. Simply the best. Fantastic meal and casual atmosphere. - Although I was travelling solo, I could see it as great for business meetings. The service was incredibly attentive.

  • Visited February 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

On my one day off I went into the game park followed by lunch at the Resturant. Excellent greeting, very safe and lovely gardens. Food was excellent and a lot of choice. I had a home made burger which was excellent. Well priced. I would have no hesitation in going there again and can't wait to go back

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamambo Karen. We appreciate your excellent review which we shall share with our team who will be encouraged and motivated to continue working hard and paying attention to every detail.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A lovely local restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

I have been eating at Tamambo since they opened, and as a couple we have lovely memories of having our wedding night dinner/drinks there -- 13 years ago! Much has not changed over the years - lovely mature gardens, good food, good decor, and friendly service. I think the interior decor is starting to look beaten with years and it could be brighten up just a little. It is certainly my children's favourite for lunch or dinner. We have taken friends and family there and they all love it -- but the prices have been rising fairly quickly. Keep up the good service.

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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 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.

Just to let you know that the interior dining room is currently being refurbished fopr 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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