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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” (170 reviews)
“burger” (42 reviews)
“oysters” (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 846 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last visit as a family was to celebrate my daughters birthday. This time we sat indoors because of the chill in the evening air. The food, as usual was very good, and the service exemplary.More

Thank Apondi-Nyangaya
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are delighted that you chose to celebrate with us such a special occasion as your daughters birthday, and to visit us once again. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and it is most pleasing to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First impression is wow, what a beautiful place! Attentive and friendly waiters. The presentation was nice but the food disappointed. We paid as if for a European expensive meal and got a cut down chewy T-bone steak with a tiny plate of potatoes. If you...More

Thank Anna B
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for our candid feedback. It is most discouraging to hear that although your first impressions of the restaurant were positive, and the waiters were attentive and friendly, the food did not meet with your high expectations. It is only through feedback such as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and variety menu a la carta. I was flu so they prepared for me a Dawa hot drink with brandy ginger lemon honey and mint that was simply amazing. Food is tasty and waiters are so kindMore

Thank Manuhel M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and the perfect rating. We are so sorry to hear you had flu, and hope you have not recovered. However, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the meal and found the waiters kind. Your compliments have been passed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice garden setting, very nice food, great service. Very convenient to Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe manor, other tourist sites in KarenMore

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

Thank you for taking the time to review. It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed your lunch in the nice garden setting and the food and service were to your liking.We are glad that you found our location convenient and you were able to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch durning a lay-over in Nairobi from Masai Mara to Mombassa. Lovely colonial setting and pretty gardens. Good menu with fresh produce and delicious fish. Lunch for 4 including drinks and coffee was £75.

Thank pgoose
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted that you chose to stop off at Tamambo during your layover between flights and that you enjoyed the lunch particularly the delicious fish. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good meal from a very nice menu. Plenty of choices, reasonable prices, good service, and very relaxed atmosphereMore

Thank Greg B
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to review and for the perfect rating. Its good to know that you enjoyed the meal and found the service good, the atmosphere relaxing and plenty of choices on the menu. These are things we try to maintain and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a very nice chicken dish, with some very friendly service. A nice place to relax with some Wifi and absorb all of the Karen Blixen facts. Did feel a little rushed to be ushered out when I finished but don't let it put you...More

Thank Joelfuterman
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch particularly the chicken dish and found the atmosphere relaxed and the service friendly. It unfortunate that you felt a little rushed to be ushered out when finished and we shall...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food were very nice. I enjoyed the chicken tika and chapati. Price reasonable. Very good to combien with the visit of Karen Blixen museum. If have a playground for children, it would be better.

Thank Yi J
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed the lunch particularly the chicken tikka. We have taken note of your comments about a playground for children and will certainly look into it. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful garden setting and delicious food in Karen. After lunch we went to the Karen Blixen Museum. We went everywhere in Nairobi with Simba Paka Taxi and safari companyMore

Thank Diana P
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the lunch at Tamambo in the beautiful garden setting and the food was too you liking. Thank you for taking the time to review and for the perfect rating. We appreciate that you chose to lunch with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Karen Blixen museum we had a late lunch at this restaurant. It was very peaceful and relaxed dining outside under the shade of a large tree despite the large numbers of diners. I thoroughly enjoyed my chicken Marsala and the staff had...More

Thank KathrynS400SA
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your rave review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your peaceful and relaxed meal particularly the chicken marsala outside under the trees particularly. We are sure our staff enjoyed catering to your needs with understanding. We shall...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
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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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