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“Lovely” 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 381 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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.
Altadena, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Very good food. We are outside and enjoyed the excellent weather and grounds. Highly recommend the prawns

Visited October 2013
1 Thank William R
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Fresno, CA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Must Do Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you saw the movie, read the book...then you need to see the real place. The exteriors were shot here but the interiors were shot elsewhere.

Robert Redford and Meryl Streep were not there...oh well...but we had a very informative guide...he was almost too informative. Skip the coffee grinding machine..it's a replica and the walk is not worth it.

The interior is very nice and many original pieces are being put back into the house. You cannot take images in the house.

This is a pleasant way to spend some time if you have a free day waiting for the late night London flight.

Thank cagolfher
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I went for dinner with friends that service was just out of this place.the staff are ready to assist.the ambience is very good and the food is ultimately superb and delicious.i will definately visit again.

2 Thank Sly A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting tour of the bead factory.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Liked the idea that the factory enables single mothers to earn a living. Karen Blixen started the factory to help single mothers who were shunned. They have about 300 women there now and the work that they do is beautiful!

Thank Bayleym
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“"A jewel in the heart of Karen"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I have been to Karen Blixen many times but each time, its a new experience, l find the service welcoming, warm and friendly. The food is delicious too, well served and the ambiance is great! What makes this place great is that it is constantly evolving with new additions @the bar while at the same time maintaining consistency in service and food quality.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
2 Thank Jackmuhari
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