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“Great appetizers and drinks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Bar and Grill

Tamambo Bar and Grill
Upper Level, Village Market | Gigiri, Nairobi 74493, Kenya
020 7124005
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Ranked #226 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tamambo Bar and Grill, is located on the upper level of the Village Market, Gigiri. It has a casual trendy atmosphere and is open from 11.00am for coffees, lunch and dinner. With its varied and interesting menu it is perfect for discerning global tastes, offering a delicious selection of light salads, and snacks as well as appetizing gourmet dishes. The outdoor terrace has an alfresco ambience whereas the indoor cocktail lounge has a more intimate feel reminiscent of a cosy jazz bar Tamambo has become a popular meeting place with the background music setting the overall mood. Regular live bands perform every Friday and Saturdays from 9pm featuring a diverse group of talented musicians.
Pune
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great appetizers and drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great place to eat while at the Village market. We ordered a bunch of appetizers - the tuna sashimi, the "kachos", calamari, spicy french fries were all excellent. Their famous dawa drink of course is great. I had a burger which was great and some others got the beet salad which was good too.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Many around”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Tamambo has a few branches - Karen and Village Market. Westlands has closed. It is good bistro food, with decent drinks inc. cocktails.

Visited February 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Haven amidst Chaos!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

When you think of going out in Westlands, you imagine the chaos of dodging loud matatus, and bright lights everywhere. However, once you enter Tamambo Bar and Grill at the Mall, you are filled with such serenity and the greatest ambiance in contrast to the outside world! Firstly, you are welcomed by the most jovial faces, full of courtesy not seen in any other restaurant, anywhere! Secondly, the service is perfect and in sync. From the appetizer to the dessert, you feel like you are being treated like royalty! No delays between meals! The Queen Prawns just melt in your mouth, the butter gently oozing with each bite! The small dessert pastries which consist of several varieties of cakes, just cup the dining experience altogether! For someone who was in her third trimester, and had not managed to put any "decent" meal down for a lu only turn 30 once in a lifetime, and it turned out to be the ong while, the food made the experience all the more worthwhile, as yobest birthday ever!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
“Tapas:I enjoyed the food but bad service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The food was amazing and as a tourist visiting kenya i was happy but the waiter literally abused and played jokes with me to an extent he forgot the bill.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“It is incredibly child friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Tamambo is great for kids! Not because they have a fancy playground, they don't.. It's the staff!! I've never met a friendlier crew who loved by gregarious ones, enjoyed their play and joked and laughed with them. Will go back again and again. Oh and the menu's great too!

Visited January 2012
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