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Tamarind Restaurant

Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (123 reviews)
“crab” (28 reviews)
“prawns” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Serene quiet and very relaxing. The meals and services are top notches. The staff are welcoming and very very friendlyMore

Thank BeneberSafaris
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Beneber, Thank you for taking the time to post the 5 star review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Tamarind Nairobi and found the staff welcoming, friendly and the service and meals top notch. It's definitely a boost...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to be, the Ambience is top notch and the food is great and so is the general service. They also have very friendly staffMore

Thank Jacqueline A
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jacqueline, Many thanks for taking the time to review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and found the place lovely and the food and service great. Your wonderful compliments have been passed to the team and are a great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a place to relax and quote from the city and relax, we decided to check this joint out. The setting is seclusive for a quiete get away. We sat outside in one of the shaded areas. Staff was welcoming, and service was great. The...More

Thank Kenedy O
Reviewed August 7, 2018

There was an excellent service and really sumptuous meals. I enjoyed this so much and hope to be back soon. The restaurant ambience was particularly excellent. This is coupled with the fact that the hotel location in Karen is a perfect setting for revelers who...More

Thank ssrashid0005
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Rashid, Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch out with the family at Tamambo Karen Blixen and thought the restaurant ambiance was excellent and the meals sumptuous. It's such a boost for us every time we...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Tamarind restaurant has a policy not to allowed children under 6 during the late dinner. After one booking we did whithout being informed, they apologized and now we will go to family dinner with our baby between 17.00 and 19.00 ! This is the quality...More

Thank Valeria D
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Valeria, Thank you very much for your fantastic 5 star review. We are sorry that you were not informed initially that children can only eat between 17.00 and 19.00 in the Tamarind as it is a fine dining restaurant. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

A friend who's leaving Nairobi made a special request that we dine at Tamarind. The restaurant is set in a colonial house with a huge garden. The restaurant itself was not too big and luckily, not as hectic as the bar next door. There were...More

Thank Talampakan
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Talampakan, A big thank you to your friend for choosing to dine at Tamarind. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience at Tamarind and even though you are allergic to crustaceans, the goat cheese and fig salad was to your...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

While touring about Nairobi we stopped for lunch at Tamarind. It was very convenient as most all the things we wanted to do were in Karen. We ate outdoors under an umbrella in a beautiful setting. The food and wine were very good and the...More

Thank Mark F
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Mark, Many thanks for your great five star review. We are delighted to hear that you chose to stop off for lunch with us at Tamambo Karen Blixen and enjoyed the beautiful outdoor setting, the good food and wine and found the service efficient....More

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Just walked in for a quick lunch... Great meals, good portioning and presentation, wonderful ambience and lively waiters with a speedy service. I really loved itMore

Thank MuchEarlier
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you had a good lunch and enjoyed the food, the presentation, the ambiance and the lively waiters offering speedy service. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner on Friday night. Stunning surrounds and gardens before entering the beautiful old building. The only downside to the atmosphere was the noise from the pub and carnivores next door. The restaurant is beautifully furnished, the staff and their service immaculate....More

Thank Jessica M
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Dear Jessica, Many many thanks for the most amazing five start review. Your enthusiastic comments are music to our ears and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and that not only was the food you chose divine and well presented...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018

Had a lovely evening at the Tamarind restaurant in Karen outside Nairobi after we visited the Karen Blixen house. First we enjoyed drinks on the patio area heated by charcoal Frazier as we waited for our table. Our dining experience started with delicious grilled calamari....More

Thank MissusPhysics
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you had a perfect evening at Tamarind enjoying the delicious food and the surprise decorated plate at the end of the meal. It's such a boost for us every time we...More

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Questions & Answers
ElifSonmez
July 31, 2017|
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Response from Favourtours | Reviewed this property |
It is about 30 minutes depending with the traffic. When it is busy with traffic, you may take almost an hour since the restaurant is outside the city centre. Thanks.
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gfranny
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Hi Tamarind is approximately 15 kms from Palacina, and depending on the traffic should only take 30 - 45 mins.
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WanjaMburu
December 18, 2016|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Hi, dinner per person is approximately US$50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$50 - $100
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
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, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
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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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