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Tamambo Karen Blixen

Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (168 reviews)
“nachos” (10 reviews)
“oysters” (14 reviews)
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African, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was recommended by our driver and the hotel staff as a place for msungu :) The prices match to the wonderful service, the atmosphere, the cleanness and the food. It was a wonderful end of our Kenyan tour.

Thank egonna
A TripAdvisor Member
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food, delectable cocktails, great service, cosy country ambience... This restaurant hits a lot of highs and would probably check all the right boxes for anyone going out for a nice dinner. Can’t talk enough about about the food. The food is very delicious and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent cuisine and welcoming waiters. Food and bevearage Mananager was particularly very close to ensure that my family were well attended. The Chef led the team to sing Happy Birthday to my grand daughter.

Thank nanetia
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my 3rd time and still the highlight for me. Not only the food but the Gardens it is a OASE in Nairobi. What a woman was Karen Blixen she changed a lot of things in Kenya and left so many good things behind.

Thank Dragos68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant lunch in the garden at the Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant. The staff were very attentive and served us well. Our lunch was good. We enjoyed the fresh cool breeze on a warm day. The is an artist on site, displaying his...More

Thank KiskaCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had several meals here on numerous occasions, with friends and family. We have had good dining experiences and found the service and atmosphere very conducive to a relaxed afternoon, especially when it is a nice sunny day. We have also held functions here...More

Thank Jeremy Holley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant with a garden atmosphere and good food and wine. The service from our waiters was personal and friendly. I would highly recommend

Thank Edgar M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch and the best coffee - it's a must visit, they have a resident artist by the name of Mathangi who is brilliant we bought two black & white paintings he had painted on canvas - he even rolled them up...More

Thank Shayne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant on trip advisor. We were not sure what to expect and so went in with limited expectations and were we surprised. A delightful restaurant with the best sea food that I have had in a long time. A colonial style restaurant...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stopped by Tamambo for a late lunch. I ordered the prawn bruschetta followed by the chicken cob salad, and he ordered the Kachos (Nachos with a twist) and the OBC (Onion, Bacon, Cheese) burger. While my meal was fine, no complaints...More

Thank Kipsanoi
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your lunch at Tamambo. It is most pleasing to hear that overall your experience was positive and whilst your order of prawn brushchetta followed by chicken cob salad was fine, your...More

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bernard n
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
The average spend together with drinks (wine) would be approximately Shs 4000/- or 40US$
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
You can go to our website and book online.
Paul C
November 20, 2016|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Regaular average Spend is about Shs. 2,500/- Following are the Xmas and New Years Rates: Christmas Eve Dinner – A la carte menu. Advance bookings only. Supplement of Kshs 500.00. Christmas Day – Spectacular buffet lunch... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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