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“Enjoyable Burgers” 3 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, Kenya
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Burgers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Tamambo Tapas Bar is enjoyable and the food is nice, the burgers is spesifically good and its well woth the wait.

Visited September 2012
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English first
UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Lovely setting which is consistently let down by poor service and below average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Have eaten here several times over the last year or two.

During the day the garden is lovely, lots of space to move around and service is pretty good.

In the evening however, the trainee waiting staff and kitchen staff are let out to practise. We have had cold food, wrong orders, bread served after the main course, cheesecake which has clearly gone off, flat beer (reused from a previous drinker), all of which takes far too long to arrive. Need I go on?

In addition to the poor food, service is even worse. That's not to say there are not enough staff, rather there are too many who congregate around the door asking each other what to do, and most of whom do not know what they are supposed to do. The restaurant would be well advised to poach some of the great waiters from Talisman who set the standard in Kenya.

What a shame for one of the most pleasant surroundings to eat in Nairobi

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Attention and quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Good quality food and everything given attention to detail. Tasty and good quality food. This restaurant feels as if its NASA. precision is the key word, nothing is out of place and nothing is over done. Everything is right where it is supposed to be

Visited September 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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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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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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