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“Beautiful place for a tasty lunch” 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 #3 of 383 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful place for a tasty lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Lovely setting that allows for dining inside or outside. Food was reasonable and very tasty. Service was prompt and very helpful.

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Irvine, CA
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“A very good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant is located on the grounds of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, but is independently operated. The food is of high quality and the preparation is mostly excellent. The sunday lunch grill was particularly outstanding. I have downgraded the restaurant a bit due to the breakfast and that the items we ordered at dinners were often overcooked (albeit still tasty).

Visited July 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Nothing unusual”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It's an amazing place in a beautiful scenery inside the most expensive residential areas of Nairobi. Astonishingly the owners do not tap the economic potential of that restaurant and bar. The food is a sort of fast food served in a hurry with cold bread and plates not being warm to keep a nice temperature at this time of the year. The food and drinks are overpriced and not served in an exclusive manner. There are only a few experienced waiters whilst the others are temporary employed without a change of HR development. All in all it's a tourist restaurant where food is ready and served quickly without regarding quality.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Nice spot for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stopped off here for lunch before visiting the Karen Blixen Museum. Its actually a really beautiful and very popular spot to have lunch. The grounds are really quite lovely with beautiful gardens and plenty of places to just sit back and relax with a good meal and a wine or beer on a lovely day. The staff were very attentive and friendly and the 3 course meal (preset with choices) was actually very nice also, but you could choose from the regular menu if you preferred. There was a great bar with the sport running at the time and the overall atmosphere of the place was really very nice.

Visited July 2013
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“A CHARMING PLACE FOR LUNCH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We enjoyed lunch on the covered porch on a beautiful sunny day in Nairobi. The service was outstanding and our dinners were top notch; we each had something different. The grounds are perfectly kept and add to the relaxed atmosphere that we all enjoyed so much. I would certainly return to this tea garden if ever in Nairobi again.
P.S. The deserts were amazing!

  • Visited July 2013
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