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Tamarind Restaurant

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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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nairobi
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

One place in Nairobi you cannot afford to miss.Even on a transit Visa ask to be taken to the Carnivore,the experience will be rewarding.

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

Thank you for posting such a great review about the Carnivore Restaurant. We appreciate you recommending the restaurant to other travelers and hope that we can welcome you back to the restaurant soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Very comfortable and welcoming with proficient though slightly overwhelmed staff. Great selection of fresh seafood though we found the simpler dishes better than those that tried (too) hard to impress.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review and giving us a perfect rating. We appreciate your positive comments and we are pleased that you had a good dining experience and enjoyed the great selection of fresh seafood. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with friends and had a great evening. The service was excellent, I had the jumbo prawns and they were delectable. Dessert was okay I would not say memorable. Overall opinion I would definitely go again.

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Thank emutua2000
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear that overall your experience was positive and you had great evening dining at the Tamarind with excellent service wand delectable jumbo prawns. We are disappointed to hear that the dessert didn't meet your expectations. Your feedback has been shared with the team who... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited Tamarind several times. When you enter it almost feels like you're going to have a memorable adventure. Over looking a creek, you feel like you're in a scene right out of a magazine. The food is phenomenal, service and ambience is great.

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

thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about Tamarind Mombasa. We are delighted that we have been your constant restaurant of choice when you're in Mombasa. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our restaurant and our staff. Rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your... More 

Chandigarh, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Despite being a good distance from the sea and Lake Victoria, the fish here is fantastic and the shellfish excellent. Service is commendable and together with a rather predictabler pianist went to make for a great evening.

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Thank samarjit2016
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a great review. We are please that you had a great evening at the Tamarind and enjoyed the fish and shellfish. Your remarks about the excellent food and commendable service have been shared with the team and are a great acknowledgement of their efforts to provide the best of food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

The go-to fine dining restaurant in Nairobi. It's just everything. The seafood is really good and their cocktails are juste magnifique.

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you think the Tamarind is the go-to restaurant for fine dining in Nairobi and enjoy the seafood and cocktails. We look for ward to your next visit soon. More 

Barcelona, Spain
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71 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant at Nairobi. We tried sea food and meat and both were excellent. I felt really sorry I could not try the dessert as my taxi driver was waiting outside. Anyways, i had the luck they gabe me by surprise a small piece of brownie before leaving.

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Thank Killlidel
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 your dining experience was excellent and you enjoyed both the seafood and meat. It is unfortunate that you were unable to try the dessert except for a small sample of brownie. Hopefully you will be able to come back for a full dessert. More 

New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Great service, very nice touch with the chilli crab and the pimms.. best ever martinis made by greg and cyprian was outstanding. . Keep it up

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that your dining experience was successful and that the service was great and you enjoyed the chilli crab, pimms and martinis. We will be sure to let our staff and specifically Greg and Cyprian know how much of an impact they made on your experience. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Fantastic restaurant, great service and staff and perfect atmosphere. Save this one for special occasions but always find an excuse to make it that! Recommend highly.

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

Thank you very much for giving us a perfect rating and for highly recommending us to other diners. I'm sure our entire team enjoyed being of service to you as much as you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I love the service right from the gate, warm security staff, the receptionist and the waiters are warm welcoming. We ate at the Tamarind restaurant, the ambiance is so breath taking, the art pictures, the lighting inside is incredibly spectacular.The floors are well polished and carpeted and the background music is so serene. The waiter who served us was so... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your visit to the Tamarind. We truly appreciate your complimentary comments about the service, the breathtaking ambiance with the art and lighting, the friendly waiter. It's definitely a great acknowledgement for the team who strive to ensure the needs of every customer are met and we... 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, African
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, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?