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Tamarind Restaurant

Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • 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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LOCATION
Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Sitting outside in the big garden and enjoying delicious food and drink is an experience in itself. Must definitely be experienced. I always try to get at least one visit here every time I'm in NairobiMore

Thank Marit K
labinaNairobi, Guest Relations Manager at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

It brings much pride to hear that you're an avid fan of our restaurant and always try to visit us when you are in Nairobi. We appreciate your business,and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Many thanks for taking the...More

Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Tamarind Restaurant Nairobi The Best Fine Dinning Restaurant in the Best Neighborhood in Nairobi. After extensive research online I’ve decided to try out this Fine Dinning Restaurant in Nairobi, since they’ve consistently ranked in the Top Three on multiple reviewing websites. It turns out the...More

Thank WorldTravelerTampa
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write the rave review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you chose to dine with us on Valentines and despite the initial setback of not being able to pay a deposit...More

Reviewed February 21, 2018

The place is very cool and food great and very carefully prepared. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for some fulfilling meal.More

Thank Maja A
labinaNairobi, Guest Relations Manager at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you for our review and your kind remarks. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed the well prepared food and would even recommend it to other diners. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can and we...More

Reviewed February 19, 2018

After a safari in the Masai Mara, our group had a wonderful dinner at Tamarind prior to departing Nairobi for Rwanda. The service was exceptional and the seafood delicious! Well done!More

Thank Matt M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

What an amazing review and thank you for giving us a perfect rating. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed the seafood and found the service to be exceptional. Your fabulous comments have been shared with the team who take their roles very seriously and...More

Reviewed February 18, 2018

Must be one of the best restaurants in Nairobi. Excellent food - efficient and friendly staff. Informal atmosphere with great value for money. Remember to make a reservationMore

Thank Tveitdal
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

What an awesome review for which we thank you and for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner and found the food excellent and the staff friendly add efficient. These are definitely the things we are very proud of about our...More

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Right from the entrance, what struck me were the beautiful art pieces on display. The waiters showed me where to sit and I was served in no time. The food was delicious and filling. The ambiance was just perfect for my afternoon. I enjoyed myself....More

Thank Tonny G
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you for the great review and the perfect rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the delicious filling food, and the perfect ambiance. It's such a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we will be...More

Reviewed February 2, 2018

If you are looking for heavenly food, please look no further. Tamarind Restaurant is the place, period.More

Thank JamesM6720
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

thank you for taking the time to post a review and for recommending us to other diners. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your dining experience. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear such complimentary reviews such as this....More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

The Tamarind Restaurant is the premier seafood restaurant in Kenya. I recently had my birthday dinner there and it was absolutely incredible. I have been a regular at Tamarind for 4 years. I've never encountered any issues and the service is top notch. The seafood...More

Thank jmatthew87
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

A huge thank you or choosing The Tamarind to celebrate your birthday and the wonderful compliment about the dinner being absolutely incredible, particularly the seafood platter, and the duck moneybag. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this...More

Reviewed January 21, 2018

In the recent past, we have visited Tamarind restaurant twice (not our first time there) - the food and service were frankly out of this world - I struggle to think of anything better in Nairobi. However, in each case the billing had inexplicable debacles....More

Thank Markus K
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thank you for visiting Tamarind twice and we are delighted to hear that the food and service were out of this world. However we note with great concern and disappointment that on both occasions you encountered dubious billing issues and we thank you for bringing...More

Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

ConsI standby reliable and excellent. I have been going there for many years. It really is first rate. On the downside it's more expensive than most up market Mediterranean restaurants. Wine is triple a good restaurant in Europe. It is 5 star standard and 5...More

Thank mikemeegan
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

It brings us a lot of pride to hear that you're an avid fan of our restaurant. We so appreciate your continued trust in us over the years and rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty....More

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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
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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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