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“A Relief for the Travel Weary” 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 #4 of 362 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reading, Pennsylvania
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“A Relief for the Travel Weary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

After spending 10 days traveling around Kenya (safari, coastal visit, etc.) and the long ride from the JKIA airport (lots of construction on the road systems), Tamambo was such a nice delight and surprise. Outdoor seating w/ personal coal heaters made the environment very comfortable. The food was fantastic as was the service. If you prefer a sports bar atmosphere instead of the outdoor dining - they have that too with a few different TVs around showing local sports.

Visited August 2013
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“Pleasant property serving good food in the middle of Karen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I’ve taken many international guests to Tamambo for lunch during our outings in Karen, and the food never disappoints. The portion sizes are generous, especially the salads, and the quality of the food has always been great. One tip - you will most likely be sitting outside for lunch or brunch, and it is often quite cold. We always bring extra shawls, but you can also request a chiminea be placed by your table. Great place to relax and enjoy a nice meal!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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“Seren”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

a nice place to relax away from the city center.Quiet and very private.The food is good and satff are relaxed and welcoming.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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“A Journey Back in Time Indeed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Amazing place even though i was bit a disappointed by the limited stuff i was able to see because renovations were just kicking-off and so much of the stuff was stored away for safe-keeping. I wish more efforts would be made to acquire most of the original pieces as most are currently replicas and can someone attend to the decaying wagons outside that are rotting away and with them a rich piece of history?

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“Great luncheon spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A great place to have lunch after visiting Karen Blixen's nearby home. Lovely grounds, good service and excellent food and value for money

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