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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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in for lunch and had a wonderful time- the food was perfect, the atmosphere lovely, the staff attentive and prompt. We will most certainly be back for dinner next time we are in Nairobi.

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Thank Bob W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group enjoyed a lovely lunch here after visiting the Karen Blixen Museum.The waitress was such a pleasant lady with a winning smile. Food was tasty too and the beers were ice cold.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that the waitress was pleasant and that the food was tasty and the beers cold. It is pleasing to receive such positive feedback about your lunch experience and your comments have been shared with the team as an acknowledgement of their efforts. More 

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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to ask for the coffee menu 3 times before it was brought to us. Meanwhile two other tables were serviced before us (they came after us), their food also arrived before we had a chance to order. One of us is a smoker and we had to ask 3 times for an ashtray before being told that we... More 

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Thank No R
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your visit to the restaurant and are truly mortified to hear that your experience did not meet expectations. It is most disappointing to learn that our service was well below standard and there is no excuse for this since we pride ourselves as being one of... More 

Bronx Ny
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, outstanding. From the moment you step on the grounds, you are captured by the beauty of the landscape. Outdoor dining is in a relaxed atmosphere. Food is very good. Service is very friendly. Price is competitive for the Karen neighborhood. And you can purchase local art works, too!

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

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for taking the time to review. We are delighted that your dining experience was outstanding and that you enjoyed the food, the friendly service and the beauty of the landscape. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are a great acknowledgement of their efforts. Thank you again for... More 

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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be in a hurry when visiting this restaurant; the service can be very slow, although the staff are lovely and the food is good. I've eaten here many times, and while I've sometimes been disappointed, it remains one of my favourite places for a lazy lunch. Order some samosas in case your main is delayed, or go for their... More 

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Thank Vicki F
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 many visits to the restaurant have been positive. Although we are sorry to hear that on occasion you have been disappointed particularly with the slow service. However we appreciate that you have returned and enjoy the food, particularly the chilli prawns and are happy with the friendly... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very well presented, on time and very good food. The waiters were very friendly and considerate - they even offered us some heaters as the evening was abit chilly. We had our friends children who were pickie with their food and they were offered a children friendly menu. The ambience was really good, very good music and... More 

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Thank Mwihaki27
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience. We are happy to hear that our staff were friendly and considerate catering to the requirements of your group as well as considering the children's needs. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain at our restaurants and your complimentary remarks are a great acknowledgement... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great on weekends and for Lunch. A lovely garden allows you to eat outdoors in the sun. Kids can also enjoy the gardens and a good mix of a Menu.

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

Thank you for the review. We are glad that your weekend lunch was good and you and the kids enjoyed eating outdoors in the lovely garden. We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meals, excellent ambience, great staff. When they say the steak is 500 grams they actually mean it.

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Thank Cleo8101
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for the perfect rating and taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear you had an excellent meal particularly the steak, and that you enjoyed the ambiance and thought the staff were good. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for a late lunch after visiting the Karen Blixen Museum. This place used to be part of her coffee plantation, and has a great deal of charm. Shady and cool on the day we visited, the outdoor seating was really nice. There were great vegetarian options on the menu: I had a delicious squash... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stop off at Tamambo and for taking the time to give us such a great review and a perfect rating. We are delighted that you found the service to be prompt and friendly and enjoyed the food particularly the squash soup and Indian style vegetable dishes, as well as the chocolate sundae dessert. Your positive... More 

Durban, South Africa
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, great ambience, good staff with attention to detail in food prep and service, lovely manicured lawns and a resident Painter, creating great canvasses of the wildlife offered in Kenya

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear that the food, ambience and staff met with your expectations and that you also enjoyed the painter's display on the manicured lawns. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. 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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, 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
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?