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Tamarind Restaurant

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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, great service, fantastic atmosphere and cocktails.. we enjoyed every moment and bite we had.. the best ever with top class service.. thank you alex and team

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent. I love their Piri-piri sauce, especially with the Jumbo Prawns, sooooo delicious. Strongly recommended.

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1 Thank Semoshh
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and thought the food was excellent particularly the Jumbo Prawns with piri piri sauce. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to admire that this restaurant belongs to top Nairobi places worth to visit. Restaurant specialize in see food and fish and this definitely set standard for its own. Good oysters and lobsters, try also crab cakes and pili pili shrimps and what makes this place remarkable (despite history of Karen Brixen) deserts are absolutely best!

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Thank Pawel H
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such an amazing review. We are delighted you had a pleasant dining experience and recommend that this restaurant belongs to top Nairobi places worth a visit. We are glad that you enjoyed the oysters, lobsters, crab cakes and prawns priri piri and also the desserts. It brings us a lot of pride... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect, attentive but not intrusive service: but never mind that—the food, and wine, was memorable. Perfect! I'm talking lobster and prawns, artistically presented and perfectly prepared! My wife and I had a memorable evening meal in 1992, when it was located in the city centre, and was determined to seek it out on this visit. The menu is considerably less... More 

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1 Thank Michael A
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that your dining experience with us was memorable and you found the service perfect, attentive and not intrusive. Also we are delighted that you thought the food was perfectly prepared and the ambience nice and elegant, intimate and quiet. Although you found the menu less diverse and elaborate than when you visited in 1992,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dinned at tamarind and I really loved the place the ambience,setting,food and service was excellent. Great food although it can be a bit pricey comparing to other restaurants in Nairobi. I would highly recommend for couples looking for a romantic dinner in a cosy quiet setting. Looking forward to my next visit :)

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1 Thank khalid h
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you loved the ambience, and enjoyed the food and service. I’m sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs just as much as you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience at the restaurant was an awesome one. Visited twice on different capacities and believe me you, this is the restaurant you would wish to go every minute you are around Nairobi.

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1 Thank Rhoda M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted that you experience was awesome and that you have visited us twice and enjoyed each visit. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending the restaurant. I’m sure our entire team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks for the review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere great service and a chicken Kiev to die for.....absolutely amazing....will be coming back for the chicken Kiev over and over

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive feedback about our restaurant and are delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere, service and the chicken Kiev. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a private room for a business dinner. It was quiet and the meeting was uninterrupted. Dinner was served promptly. Parking it tricky on Friday evenings but everything else went well.

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1 Thank Rukany
labinaNairobi, Guest Relations Manager at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted that you chose to have your business dinner with us and the service was prompt and everything went well. It is unfortunate about the tricky parking when we are busy, and we are trying our best to sort this out. We appreciate the feedback. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the intimate dining room to the exotic gardens, Tamarind Karen Blixen is a must- visit more so for their sea food. Flown in fresh from the Indian Ocean each morning, the sea food options available would make one spoilt for choice. I would recommend the platter which then gives the diner an option of sampling different options- red snapper,... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here twice while staying at adjacent Karen Blixen Cottages after a Masai Mara safari. This must be the best restaurant in Africa! The experience started with a cocktail from their selection while perusing the extensive menu. Difficult to choose from the mouth-watering selection, but settled for a starter followed by giant king prawns, cooked to perfection. A good selection... More 

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1 Thank ChrisP49
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at Tamarind from the welcoming attentive service, the cocktails through to the giant king prawns and the trio of creme brulee. You have no idea how much we value your feedback and complimentary remarks. The team who always try to provide... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $100
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian, African, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
Description
Nairobi's iconic seafood restaurant which originally opened in August 1977, has recently moved from the Central Business District to the leafy suburbs of Karen at the Karen Blixen coffee Garden.
The menu is a blend of the best of French, Asian and African cuisines with specialties such as the famous Prawns Piri Piri, and Chilli Crab which have earned the Tamarind worldwide fame.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?