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Tamambo Karen Blixen

Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (167 reviews)
“nachos” (10 reviews)
“tamarind soup” (13 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
African, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 873 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great menu. Good good. Quiet seating and a separate bar area for those who want to watch sport with friends. Well maintained gardens. Great place to eat El Fresco when the weather is good. Service excellent. Top quality staff. Will be back again soon.

Thank 585carlls
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been here several times over the last couple of month. We are a group of friends enjoying the venue and the great food. A good tip is to have two starters as a main - get to try alot of the great taste...More

Thank arnebirkeland
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It brings us a lot of pride to hear that you and your friends are avid fans of our restaurant and that you have visited us several times over the last couple of months. We are delighted that you all enjoy the venue and the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is part of a small exclusive chain of fine restaurants and you will enjoy the entire experience it is different and casual and comfortable.More

Thank Magictravelnow
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review and for the perfect rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and have recommended us to other diners. WE hope to welcome you back again in the near...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal with friends. Three of us ordered the Zanzibari Salami Wa Nazi (red snapper in coconut sauce) and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of us had the seafood risotto (great!) and seafood bisque. Even the gift shop has...More

Thank Patty M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic review and the perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with your friends and the Zazibari samaki wa nazi, seafood risotto and seafood bisque were good. Your positive feedback has been passed on to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks 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.More

Thank egonna
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for the perfect rating. We are happy to hear that your visit met expectation after the recommendation from your hotels' staff and the food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. Your feedback is most appreciated...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for posting such an amazing review and for the perfect rating. It brings us great pride to hear that you are an avid fan of our restaurant and we are your go to place whenever you want a special dinner with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks 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.More

Thank nanetia
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your grand daughter's birthday with us and that you found the cuisine excellent! We will be sure to let our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks 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.More

Thank Dragos68
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for the perfect rating. It gives us great pleasure to hear that you are a fan of our restaurant and have visited us three times. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks 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
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear that our staff were attentive and served you well and that the lunch yo had was good. Your positive comments are much appreciated and have been shared with the team....More

Reviewed 2 weeks 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
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It brings us much pride to hear that you're an avid fan of restaurant and have enjoyed your dining experiences, fund raising initiatives and functions. We appreciate your business, your loyalty and your trust and look forward to your return visit. Many thanks again for...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$
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ari6691
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
You can go to our website and book online.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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