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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Tamarind restaurant has the most amazing sea food menu ever. The menu hardly changes which means the consistence of the food is amazing. The Fresh Kilifi Oysters are to die for, same as the Sashimi. If you still have space, also try the crab claws as they are too yummy. For Mains, The Ginger Crab, Piri Piri Prawns are... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review and perfect rating. We are delighted that found the food delicious and our location breathtaking. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are a great acknowledgement to their collective efforts. We hope your next visit is just around the corner. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The service was great, the food was delicious, and the view was breath taking. Very serene place. Will definitely be going back.

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your dining experience at Tamarind. We are delighted that found the food delicious and our location breathtaking. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are a great acknowledgement to their collective efforts. We hope your next visit is just around the corner. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

the best place to eat fresh fish. very tasty and delicious. the hotel is very clean and have very friendly waiters

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience and liked the fresh fish, and the friendly waiters. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I visited Tamarind on a weekday with work colleagues. The menu has an extensive selection of sea food ( red snapper, tuna, salmon, prawns, crabs - you name it)! I ordered the Red snapper and prawn barista, and it was very well prepared. The fish was tender, and flavourful. Service took quite some time, but we were informed about the... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments and I am pleased that you had a good dining experience overall and enjoyed the seafood and fish. However, I apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced due to service delays, as this is not usual and I will investigate the cause. Many thanks for taking the time to post a review and for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The setting is fine dining and they've done a great job of creating a romantic ambience, dimming the lights and soft classical music in the backdrop. Their wines are reasonably priced for Nairobi standards. They served us a fish finger and tuna in soy reduction teasers upon arrival - really hit the spot. Starter we ordered oysters on ice. Very... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review seafood and for recommending us to other travelers. We are delighted that you enjoyed the romantic ambiance, and the chosen food of oysters and lobster thermidor, but it is unfortunate you found the crab slightly overcooked, our apologies. We have shared your comments with the team who are happy that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

As always..great fresh seafood good company and a pleasant evening! A Lil uncomfortable because of the mosquitoes but that is the season!!!

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

Thank you for dining with us again. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our restaurant. We regret the mosquitoes menace and will do everything we can to rectify it by the time you visit us again. Many thanks for posting your review and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

An Oasis! Lunch buffet in the coffee garden. Fresh salads. Meat grilled to perfection. Excellent service. Just sit own and enjoy. Take your time.

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

Thank you taking the time to review and giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed the lunch buffet and thought the service excellent. Your comments have been shared with the team and are a great acknowledgement for their efforts to ensure every guest is well taken care of. Many thanks for your feedback and we look... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Our dining experience at Tamarind was truly memorable from start to finish. The service, the quality , the taste and the presentation were impeccable . The prawns were absolutely memorable . The ambiance was very romantic and soothing , especially in contrast to the hustle bustle of Nairobi . I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Nairobi who... More 

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

Thank you very much for posting a wonderful review and for recommending us to other visitors. We are delighted that you had such a memorable dining experience at Tamarind Nairobi and that the service, and the food were impeccable and the ambiance was romantic and soothing. We appreciate the positive feedback which we have shared with the team who I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to wind down. Excellent service, waiters are friendly and food is great . Never disappoints every time.

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

We are delighted that you choose Tamambo Karen Blixen as a beautiful place to wind down and that you enjoy the food and service. We appreciate your business, your loyalty and look forward to your next visit. Thank you very much for your feedback and for taking the time to review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

The best food. Amazing service. The best steak I've had in a while. I just keep going back. Keep up the great work

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your steak. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our restaurant and please rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty and your return visits. Looking forward... 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, African, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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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