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“Beautiful ambience” 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 361 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Lovely cozy place with wonderful food. Had ordered garlic prawns and mash potatoes. Very tasty and the ambience is lovely

  • Visited September 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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Blyth, United Kingdom
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“Informative visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It was great to see how this most famous lady lived and see the artefacts - great visit and reasonably priced.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Wonderful place for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We decided to have lunch here before our visit to the Karen Blixen Museum at the recommendation of our guide/driver. It was such a lovely setting in the garden, very relaxing. The food we had was very good, I am afraid we ordered too much! At times the service was a little slow but that didn't bother us too much as we were not in a hurry. Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting.

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“Beautiful garden and quite dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Karen Balixen is one of the tourist stops here in Nairobi. So if you plan to dine at Karen Blixen try to not to pick high tourist season otherwise it is hardly impossible to get a table, even though you do service is too slow!
But if you are flexinle, definitely recommend this place, they have a huge garden where you kids play safely. Their menu is extensive with lots of options. It also has a bar, and they show international games for expats, so this is a really popular expat spot! Restaurant also had a indoor area, but I kind a dont like it, we dined there twice and I felt like it is too dark to big. So I rather sit outside and enjoy the nice weather even though it gets chilly at night in here. For weekends, recommend you to make a reservation. Last weekend we tried to have a lunch, it was packed with tourist buses and local people, waiting time was 2 hrs!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Simple home - lovely grounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The author of Out of Africa's home a short drive out of Nairobi.

There was a short tour of the home showing how she lived during her years in Kenya.

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