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“A great lunch on the way back from safari” 4 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 352 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Oslo, Norway
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A great lunch on the way back from safari”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

After a long trip by car back from Masai Mari it felt like an oasis to reach the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden. We were warmly greated by staff and got a nice table outside in the relaxing environment, The menu was to our full satisfaction, and the staff were giving us very good attention. We also got a wine recommendation, that was suiting the food very well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 restaurant reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Huge Thumbs up to the staff at Tamambo Karen Blixen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I stopped in for a late lunch on the 24th August with a very small kitten in tow. I had picked it up in the underground car park of a large office block an hour before hand and it was a filthy bedraggled little thing.
The staff at Tamambo's did not bat an eyelid at the state of it and went out of their way to ensure it had milk, warm blankets and still managed to serve us a flawless meal with their usual aplomb.

The food and the atmosphere in both the garden and the restaurant are always fantastic but it really is a huge testament to the staff that they are willing to take in their stride anything thrown their way and still ensure ones experience is a good one.

Thank you.

  • Visited August 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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Visited whilst heading to the Nairobi Giraffe Centre. I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent quality of the food, the relaxing and beautiful gardens and the attentive staff. Sincerely recommended. I'll certainly go back next time I'm over there.

  • Visited August 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The gardens were beautiful, the food excellent and the service great. Some artists had their work on display and it was a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours, I would recommend stopping in after a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

What a wonderful surprise to find. After living in Gabon for 3 years, it is a wonderful change (experience) to come to someplace so beautiful and friendly!!! Very welcoming and relaxing for a restaurant! I can't wait to bring our family and friends here when they visit Kenya!!! It will be one of our favourites for sure!!!

  • Visited August 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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