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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate lunch here before touring the Blixen house. The grounds are lovely. They seat you in a garden, and when the weather is nice, as it was for me, it's a wonderful place to eat and look at the manicured lawns and trees. I had a good salad and great chicken and mashed potatoes. Washed it all down with... More 

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Thank Emil N
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you chose to lunch at Tamambo and were able to enjoy the lovely garden environment and were happy with the food particularly the chicken and mashed potatoes. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are great acknowledgement of their dedication. Many thanks again for the feedback and... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ambiance with a bit of historic home just next. The service was great with complementary desert from the nice waiter. The waiters were great and add to the great experience. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a romantic dinner or just a great time with friends.

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Thank Anne N
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that your dining experience met with your expectation and you would recommend it to others. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passed by Tamambo for evening drinks and to enjoy live music Service was slow, waiter seemed disoriented. Could be better

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Thank emmaoti
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We are very disappointed to hear that you found our service to be below your standards and the waiter seemed disoriented when you passed by to have evening drinks and enjoy live music. We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention and will ensure that remedial action is taken. We hope you will give us another chance and... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 12 , it was very mediocre . The food , the service and decor all a bit dated , the burgers however were great and came first , half an hour before the rest of the food .

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Thank Tamsin C
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are most disappointed to hear that your dining experience was mediocre and that you found the food, the service and the decor dated. However we are glad that the burger was good at least. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, and our apologies that the experience were not up to our... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's such a warm place with old world charm yet a good mix of international cuisines. It has a historic house attached to it, which adds magic to this place. they have weekend buffets, and they throw in games and bounces for kids with it....just a good mix for the families/friends to enjoy. Food is kind of inconsistent, although mostly... More 

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience has been positive though we are disappointed to learn that you have found the food inconsistent and mostly average. We are however delighted that you chose to celebrate your kids birthday party with us and the job was commendable. Your critical feedback has been been... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had brunch with family and we were not disappointed. Lovely service plus the food did not disappoint. The gardens are lovely and relaxing.

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us with your family for brunch. We are pleased to hear that the experience met with your expectations and the service and food up to standard. Many thanks for taking the time to post your review and for giving us a perfect rating. We look forward to your next visit soon. More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the place, the service is stellar, food pocket friendly and well prepared. I will most certainly be returning.

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Thank Angie G
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback about your dining experiences at Tamambo. We are truly happy that you have enjoyed the service and food. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you for the review and for giving us a perfect rating. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here multiple times and each time, the staff and the food have been nothing short of stellar.

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Thank kkiboro
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a positive review and giving us a perfect rating We appreciate your favourable comments about the food and staff - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team who take great pride in catering to our guests' needs. We looki forward to welcoming back again soon. More 

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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to just enjoy good food,great service and a relaxed atmosphere.Seated in the gardens,one can easily forget the hustle and bustle of Nairobi

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Thank Mahnaz M
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you like dining at Tamambo enjoying the relaxed atmosphere, the good food and service. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can and we are pleased that we have met with success and enabled you to forget the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Thank you for taking... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can´t go wrong with Karen Blixen! Scenic beauty, great food, lovely live band, amazing and friendly service. This is home away from home!

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Thank mbula2016
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for taking the time to post a review. We are truly happy to hear that you consider the restaurant a home away from home enjoying your Tamambo dining experiences and like the food and live band as well as the friendly service. We look forward to you next visit soon. 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
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?