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“Proper Fine Dinning” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tatu

Tatu
Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #7 of 362 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Proper Fine Dinning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Pricey restaurant located in the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, where the food was excellent(as should be in case of a 5 star Hotel's flagship restaurant) and the service was exemplary. Had their New York Strip and the meat tasted just right while the accompaniments were clearly made from very fresh ingredients.
Dessert was a classic Tiramisu which was just delectable.

  • Visited November 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT DISHES, VERY GOOD CHEF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

One of the best meals we had throughout our stay in Kenya.
The chef is very skilled, knows what he was doing.
The ambiance so nice, minimalist decor, feng shui style very futuristic.
The ingredients used all so very fresh and flavors were up to scratch.
My husband had spicy lobster tandouri, this was out of this world.
I had carpacio, this was amazing, i also had ostrich steak, to die for.
I cannot stop singing my praises for this restaurant, it is very much worth a visit
Shame it was not busy at the time we visited since it was shortly before Xmas eve and perhaps everybody was busy with the family.

  • Visited December 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent steak restaurant but the meat quality should be higher”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary and the service was phenomenal, we had the chef's table and they addressed both of us by name. Her filet was excellent but my sirloin was a bit unimpressive. Sides were all nicely done and they had a special dessert for us. Great attention to detail, a nice place for a special occasion but bring a big wallet.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 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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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

The service was excellent, food and atmosphere amazing. We felt very special when being served. Atmosphere was soothing to the mood.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Pampering meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Having eaten big, buffet meals throughout our Kenyan safari tour, during our night on our own at the Norfolk, we decided to eat lighter, but we wanted to try some game meat. We saw ostrich on the Tatu menu, and made a reservation (not necessary on a Sunday night, as it turned out). We told the staff we would be splitting an appetizer and entrée, which no one had a problem with. First, we were brought an amuse bouche of sesame coated tuna, which my husband loved. We started with a bowl of tomato soup with toasted cheese sandwich. Our waiter brought out two bowls, adding the chef was being "generous" since we were the first customers of the day and save us a bit more than a half bowl each. Not only was this some of the best tomato soup we have had, but the two small wedges each of toasted cheese sandwich made each "half" bowl a meal in it self, especially with the Indian breads and assorted chutneys brought to the table. We shared the ostrich entrée and thought the chef was probably being generous with this serving, also. The traditional Ugali (like firm grits) were heavy on their own, but a nutty note when added to the ostrich, tree tomato sauce and kale to create the perfect bite. Complementary petit fours completed this meal. While expensive by most standards, it was a treat we savored in the sea of touristy buffets.

Visited April 2013
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