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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food. Good service. Good enviroment. With class and elegance. As the Tamarind always was... worth the price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just returned from a month in Kenya and had the pleasure of dining here many times ... We loved sitting in this beautiful garden oasis, totally relaxed and breathing the fresh, fragrant air far removed from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi ... The service provided by the wonderful staff in their very smart uniforms is most efficient... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us several times during your month in Kenya. We are delighted to hear that each time you loved sitting in the beautiful relaxing garden and that the service and food met with your expectations. Many thanks for taking the time to post this review and for the perfect rating. We appreciate your loyalty and your... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not appreciate this was two separate restaurants in one when I made the booking. As a highly rated restaurant on TripAdvisor I booked Tamambo (I thought anyway) for Mother's Day. I called in the morning and after a number of attempts got an answer. I thought I was calling Tamambo and the person who answered did not mention... More 

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Thank johne999a
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We regret you were misinformed about the fact that Tamambo is open for lunch and Tamarind for dinner. In addition we are sorry that the food was nothing special but we will let Vincent know that you were pleased with his service. Our apologies for the confusion you encountered and we hope that you will visit us again in the... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a lovely restaurant. It is very historic because it is connected to Karen Blixen the actress I. The movie " out of Africa" The location easy to find. The workers are friendly and their food if marvelous.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review. We appreciate the perfect rating and are delighted that you had an enjoyable dining. We are glad that the food was to your liking and the servers were friendly. our positive feedback has boosted the team and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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631 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a buffet for 2650 KES but it felt like too much food so we tried the a la carte and chose the grilled chicken breast in lime and chive sauce. Very good! Nice garden setting. Tables a bit separated so you can freely gossip about the other customers. Service is efficient. And do not miss the handicraft shop... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Tamambo for your Sunday lunch and we are glad you eliked the garden setting and enjoyed the food and efficient service. We appreciate you taking the time to review and hope to see you again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the garden sitting area is great . food is good and portions are large. great for family with a beautiful calming garden. their staff could improve as you see many of them looking busy but never quite coming to your table

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive and that you enjoyed the setting and the food. We are however disappointed to learn that our service staff didn't meet your expectations. This has been communicated to the concerned staff who will take it upon themselves to improve. Many thanks for taking the... More 

CORVALLIS, OREGON
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on safari before touring the Karen Blixen house. So nice to have a meal from a menu (most safari meals are buffet). We were seated on the terrace overlooking the garden on a beautiful day. The food was excellent, the service was terrific, and the ambience was perfect!

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Thank TRAVELJUNKIES01
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and not only found the service terrific, but also the ambiance perfect. Your positive comments are without doubt a great tribute to the efforts of our dedicated team. Many thanks again... More 

Burlington, Vermont
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here (had the Swahili fish) as well as the relaxed atmosphere in the garden dining area. Wondering place to eat after a tour of the Karen Blixen House.

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

Thank you very much for the review. We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your Swahili fish and the relaxed atmosphere in garden dining area was to your liking. Your positive remarks have been passed to the team and are are great recognition for their efforts. Many thanks again for giving us feedback and we hope to welcome you again... More 

Boston
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nairobi is well known for its more than benign weather. That means one should to enjoy as many outdoor activities as possible. This includes eating well, in a beautiful garden, on a historic property. The setting beats the food. The service is friendly. The food is ok. Prices are not equivalent to quality but the lush green is. You will... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments.We are so glad to hear that the beautiful garden and historic property contributed to an overall pleasant lunch and that you found the food okay and the service friendly. We appreciate you taking the time to post a review and for giving us feedback. We look forward to your next visit when you are... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place very nice ambiance especially for those who love photos. Food is very delicious and enough! however you will always look for waiters after your main course.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive and the food and ambiance was to your liking. However it is disappointing to hear that the service obviously didn't meet your expectations since you were looking for waiters after your main course. We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention and... 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, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?