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“NICE AMBIENCE-GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Bar and Grill

Tamambo Bar and Grill
Upper Level, Village Market | Gigiri, Nairobi 74493, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
020 7124005
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Ranked #213 of 322 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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.
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“NICE AMBIENCE-GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is one of the most upmarket eating experiences going with the price range and taste. Boasts great tapas menus with greatly tasty meats being the main thing...Try their Chapakazi platter as a group and you have all the reasons to revisit. weekends and certain weekday eveings are packed to capacity given the dynamic entertainment menu. bring your wallet or loaded credit card though. Nice location, Great food, wonderful entertainment but matching price...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The food is so-so here and a little overpriced for the quality. I liked the bruschetta, but the French onion soup was over-salted and I couldn't finish it. Also, it took FOREVER to get the check.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
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“Great music, great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Great food, great music and great atmosphere. A good live band can really add to the atmosphere and charm of a venue and Tamambo seem to have found that balance making a unique dining experience hard to replicate in Nairobi.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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145 reviews 145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
130 helpful votes 130 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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