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Tamarind Restaurant

Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (112 reviews)
“crab” (25 reviews)
“prawns” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 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...More

Thank slofty
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

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...More

Reviewed April 24, 2017

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...More

Thank kamauwilson87
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

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...More

Reviewed April 17, 2017 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...More

Thank NIA1011
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

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...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

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...More

1  Thank PamGalley
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

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...More

Reviewed April 10, 2017 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.More

Thank Ron W
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

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...More

Reviewed April 3, 2017 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...More

Thank josefigueira
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

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...More

Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank RKM466
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

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...More

Reviewed March 26, 2017

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...More

Thank Kyeong C
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank CrypticBiro
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2017

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...More

Reviewed March 14, 2017

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

1  Thank ceverard
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

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.

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gfranny
Whats. The distance from the Palacina hotel?
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
How much does lunch roughly cost?
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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BCKFREDERICKMD
Our last night in Nairobi is December 31. We catch a flight at 1:30 am on the 1st. Will you be open for New Years eve? We are celebrating our 30th Wedding anniversary in Kenya (December 28th) and this will be our last evening. We are wondering 1) if you will be serving dinner that evening 2) how far are you from the Eka Hotel or Ole Serini 3) Would you take a reservation in advance for a dinner reservation for that evening at 8:00 pm? Thanking you in advance for your assistance, regards, Barbara King
July 11, 2016|
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Response from labinaNairobi | Property representative |
Dear Barbara, We would be honored to host you for your last night in Nairobi on December 31st. We shall be open at Tamarind, which is now in Karen at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden. We are approximately 20 KM from Eka and Ole... More
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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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