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“Lovely day time experience” 4 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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Lovely day time experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had lunch here after visiting the Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick Wildlife foundation. Its a lovely surrounding and setting, food and service were very good, and there is WIFI! we ordered the Tanzanian fish dish and a green salad. Not cheap at all but worth it really as not all restaurants are up to these standards. We also visited the gift shop which was much cheaper then other places. Worthwhile day visit!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about Tamambo Karen Blixen.

We are delighted you enjoyed meal and were happy with the environment, food and service.

We have shared your review with our team, who will be really motivated by your remarks.

Once again,many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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165 reviews 165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Nice and pricy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Tamambo Karen Blixen is a very nice and cosy place to have lunch. The surroundings are exquisite, the food is a little above average, but the prices are too high compared to the over all quality. Go here for the atmosphere ... actually, you can sip a nice cup of coffee and go somewhere else and have your lunch.

Visited December 2012
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Tamambo Karen Blixen. We are delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere and surroundings but sorry you found the food too pricey. We are always striving to maintain the highest quality of food and service, however we obviously failed to live up to your expectations, for which we apologise. We shall share your remarks with our team who will endeavour to continue to improve.
thank you once again for your feedback.
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Rome, Italy
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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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