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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been taking my visitors here but I have never reviewed. They are doing an excellent job. We purchased several things here and my visitors were happy. Continue with the good job

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Thank Elizabeth M
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by here primarily to see the Old Swedo House, the house where Blixen's brother stayed during his time on the farm, but also to kill a little time with drinks and a meal before venturing to JKIA for our return flight home. It is a true oasis in Nairobi. Beautiful gardens and tables set outside alongside the Old... More 

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Thank SH208
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The information that you receive when you are here is unbelievable, by the time you leave you know Karen Blixen's entire life history. Bravo....couldn't have been a better experience.

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Thank robyn l
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first time at the restaurant. My fiance and I had coffee at the patio,which was beautifully lit and the furniture just added to it awesomeness. Being a cold evening, the staff made sure we were warm by lighting gas burners. Even better, they had a band playing in. It couldn't have been more romantic. I will definitely... More 

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Thank Shirley S
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for lunch at the restaurant After visiting Karen Blixen's House. The cocktail menu is substantial and very nicely presented in the appropriate bar ware. We loved our lunch. My daughter was able to have a hamburger while I enjoyed the duck. Appetizers of calamari and great salads were also very nicely done and very tasty. We ate... More 

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Thank Collin S
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear that overall your lunch experience was positive. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food, and also the artist's display, however we apologize that the food service was abit slow. This critical feedback has been and will prove useful in our training programs.... More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time this afternoon at Tamambo. Beautiful lawns, paintings, great attentive service. Had a crispy fresh salad, a soup and the brownie. Both were great! The clincher was the fresh, soft, warm bread - will be back!

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Thank bongoflavier
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive review and the thank you for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the garden setting, the paintings the attentive service and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful old building set in an old coffee estate. The food was good (Kachos are excellent), the service was not so great, but the setting in the gardens of the old house made up for everything. There was some art on display in the gardens with the artist there to answer questions or to chat with. That was a... More 

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Thank Mohyna
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for your overall positive comments.We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your outing to the restaurant and were happy with the food and garden setting. We are disappointed to learn however that the service was not so great and your concerns have been shared with the team who will take remedial action. Many thanks again for... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best pork ribs simply the best. This is the best place to relax in a lazy Sunday afternoon. The best place for a family lunch and they allow kids to play in the bouncing castle.

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Thank samuel G
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch at the restaurant and particularly like the pork ribs. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shared four starters all of which were excellent. We're had kachos (Kenyan nachos - arrowroot and cassava), calamari, seafood salad and pot smoked chicken. Lovely to sit outside and have a drink as well. Highly recommend.

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Thank Alex W
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating and recommending us to other visitors. We are delighted that you enjoyed your shared lunch of nachos, calamari, seafood salad and pot smoked chicken.We appreciate your positive feedback about our restaurant as we do take pride in catering to our guests' needs. looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tamambo Karen has a really nice outdoor atmosphere. It's a great place to get some fresh air and enjoy delicious food with reasonable value for money. What I like the most is how consistent the food is everytime I go, which is often. I like the the pub area with the big screens to watch the matches and there's a... More 

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Thank Sparadex117
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a nice review and for visiting us often. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our restaurant and you can rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
African, Mediterranean, European, Bar, Seafood, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
Description
Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property.

The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 06.00Am through to 10.00Pm. Diners have a fine choice of different areas for lunch or dinner. There is the indoor restaurant with adjacent outdoor terrace and garden, for a la carte dining. There are also a variety of functions areas such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House is a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions

For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with delicious cocktails and bar snacks and satellite TV.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?