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Tamambo Karen Blixen

) #4 of 501 Restaurants in Nairobi $$ - $$$ African, , Seafood
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (162 reviews)
“burger” (41 reviews)
“oysters” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good food! Good gluten free options and service minded staff. I can recommend this place if you have celiac.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gabriel the chef would put any Michelin chef to shame. He is outstanding. Mouth watering dishes and exemplary service. A must visit for seafood lovers.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am friends we went to Tamambo restaurant have enjoyed the African meals . The restaurant was well cleaned and waiters were very helpful I will recommend my other friends at the same placeMore

Thank wangaijana
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that you chose to visit Tamambo with your friends and enjoyed your African meal and found the waiter very helpful. Your remarks are a great inspiration to the team. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the waiters are excellent it seems they are fighting a losing battle. The food took waaaay too long - the kitchen needs to be prepared to serve the many customers. A la cart and buffet. Don't push the buffet. The restaurant is known for...More

Thank salimkeshavjee
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We would like to thank you for taking the time to advise of your recent lunch at Tamambo. It was extremely disappointing to read of your unsatisfactory experience especially as you had booked in advance and had mentioned the order. While you indicate in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of four enjoyed this slice of heaven in Nairobi. Beautiful tranquil shaded garden seating with tables spaced away from one another to allow relaxing conversations amongst friends. My Piri-Piri prawns were not spicy at all, although tasty. My table companions enjoyed their chicken...More

Thank ATorres439
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that your party of four was able to relax and enjoy the beautiful tranquil garden setting and the prompt and friendly service. Apologies that your piri-piri prawns were not spicy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During a one day tour of Nairobi, we stopped for lunch at Tamambo. Seated in the peaceful garden in the shade of a tree, we were served delicious food by very attentive and efficient staff. The burger big, I could only eat half, and was...More

Thank Diane D
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive and you enjoyed the peaceful garden and the staff provided attentive service. However we are disappointed to hear that the food did not meet...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was delicious. We had a delicious soup an then off to the buffet. This is a great setting with beautiful gardens and great food. You should not miss this place while in Nairobi.More

Thank Carolyn S
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful garden setting and found the food delicious during your buffet lunch experience. We have passed your feedback to the team who are boosted by your compliments. Many thanks for taking the time to review and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of having a peaceful 4 hour lunch here! An amazing place and well worth a visit either for lunch or dinner! The outside atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing! The food is amazing. The price is reasonable, a great wine selection, locally sourced...More

Thank PappyManson
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is wonderful to hear that you had a peaceful and relaxing 4 hour lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the amazing food, the great wine selection and found the prices reasonable. We truly appreciate your comments which are a great boost to our dedicated team who...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here twice on both of my Nairobi day tours. I had such a lovely lunch on my first day in Nairobi (Monday set lunch - I ordered the fish fillet in lemon butter sauce) that I requested the tour company (Natural World Kenya...More

Thank nimfaglo
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us twice on both of your Nairobi day tours. We appreciate your l trust in us and are very happy to hear that on both occasions we met with your expectations and you enjoyed the Set Menu on the first day...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service, the food is amazing...ambiance is out of this world....i would refer anyone here The waiters refer to you by name.....its neat and clean....More

Thank Annio10
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and ambiance and the service was awesome. We will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. Many thanks for taking the time to post a...More

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bernard n
How much roughly does dinner cost
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
Hi! We are a family of 4 and will be visiting Nairobi on Sunday July 2. We wanted to make a reservation at your restaurant for 1:30 for Brunch but we cannot find a contact via email. Can you please let me know how we can make our reservation? Thanks.
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
How much roughly does lunch cost
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
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
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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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