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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Mombasa
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tamarind restaurant Mombasa is a great place for dinner with Friends and family. The view to the sea and overlooking Mombasa Old Town is just amazing. The food standard is very high and service is mostly to its standards (could be improved, to be to the standard of food and venue) food averall is very tasty, great servings and enjoyable.

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Thank slofty
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear that overall your experience was positive and that you liked the view overlooking the Mombasa Old Town and in addition thought the food standard very high with great servings. However we are disappointed to note that the service did not meet your expectations and could... More 

Karen Mogensen Nature Reserve., Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there with my partner for a birthday surprise and everything went according to plan. Food was out of this world the waiters headed by their supervisor Peter were on top and the ambiance was something to look forward to again. I would recommend it every one.

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Thank kamauwilson87
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us and are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and ambiance. It is also pleasing to note that our staff headed by Peter were on top. We will be sure to let them know how much of an impact they made on your experience. Many... More 

Nairobi
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tamarind Mombasa continues to be a treat each time we visit. With a most phenomenal location overlooking the creek. The ambience and setting us best enjoyed during an evening outing. With a bar serving interesting cocktails, the highlight remains the restaurant's seafood options offered. For me personally the crab, lobster and prawn dishes remain my favourites with the prawns piri... More 

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Thank NIA1011
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the enthusiastic review about Tamarind Mombasa and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening outing and the ambiance and setting are to your liking. It is good to hear that the food remains the highlight particularly the lobster, crab and prawn dishes. We are also happy that the service cleanliness... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a seafood restaurant with beautifully cooked and presented food. The waiter gave personal attention to everyone at our table, knew the details of all the dishes and, was able to make recommendations. It is not a cheap restaurant, but has a superb standard and I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who appreciates really good food. Each of our... More 

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Thank PamGalley
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the perfect rating and for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and found the food beautifully cooked and presented. We shall let the team know what a positive impact they had on your dinner with their personal attention to detail. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tamarind is a bit pricey but wonderful food in a lovely setting. You sit on the balcony and look across the water at the Old City if Mombasa. Lots of variety.

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Thank Ron W
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the perfect rating and for the wonderful review about Tamarind Mombasa. We are delighted that the food and setting are too your liking. Your positive comments have been passed to the team and will be a great boost to their efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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184 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The colonial houses and the relaxed garden ambiance with mid-light create the perfect setting for a great evening. The meals quality doesn't disappoint - a tamarind soup and the seafood mix as a main course were simply delicious. Everything was great except the service that could improve a little bit.

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Thank josefigueira
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for giving us feedback on your dining experience at the Tamarind. We are delighted that overall you had a great evening and enjoyed the ambiance and the delicious food, particularly the Tamarind soup and the seafood mix platter. We are however disappointed to hear that our service didn't meet your expectations. Your critical comments will be passed on... More 

Nairobi
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truly the best Mombasa has to offer. Not one to be missed at all costs. Great food and amazing ambiance

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Thank RKM466
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about Tamarind Mombasa. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and the great food. We appreciate the perfect rating you gave us and the recommendation to other visitors. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking the stop-over opportunity in Nairobi to visit Tamambo (lunch) and Tamarind (supper) on the same day to catch up with some old friends. Both restaurant sit in a large extended bungalow type house on the timeless lush garden and are inter-connected. Tamarind is the flagship of the group , with Surf & Turf concept . Excellent meals at both,... More 

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Thank Kyeong C
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your fabulous review about Tamambo and Tamarind and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you were able to sample both restaurants in one day and enjoyed both dining experiences. It is most flattering that you compared the Tamarind to one of those boutique restaurants in Sandton Johannesburg, which we know... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Mix of children, very fussy folks, some sort of vegan, hungry blokes, and a very thirsty one. All were sorted in a very reasonable time - sushi, prawns, fish and chips, two great curries (red thai and a local one), cold White Cap, and reasonable white wine. I see from others reviews that it's pricey - we were guests (thank... More 

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Thank CrypticBiro
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable lunch experience at Tamambo and even the fussy folks, the vegans and hungry and thirsty blokes were sorted and enjoyed the meal, particularly the sushi, prawns, fish and chips, and curries. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. thank you for taking... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

good food especially sea food and generally very good ambiance with excellent decor and comfortable seating

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1 Thank ceverard
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambiance and decor. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $100
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
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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