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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by for lunch at the restaurant After visiting Karen Blixen's House. The cocktail menu is substantial and very nicely presented in the appropriate bar ware. We loved our lunch. My daughter was able to have a hamburger while I enjoyed the duck. Appetizers of calamari and great salads were also very nicely done and very tasty. We ate... More 

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California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time this afternoon at Tamambo. Beautiful lawns, paintings, great attentive service. Had a crispy fresh salad, a soup and the brownie. Both were great! The clincher was the fresh, soft, warm bread - will be back!

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Thank bongoflavier
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive review and the thank you for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the garden setting, the paintings the attentive service and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful old building set in an old coffee estate. The food was good (Kachos are excellent), the service was not so great, but the setting in the gardens of the old house made up for everything. There was some art on display in the gardens with the artist there to answer questions or to chat with. That was a... More 

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Thank Mohyna
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for your overall positive comments.We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your outing to the restaurant and were happy with the food and garden setting. We are disappointed to learn however that the service was not so great and your concerns have been shared with the team who will take remedial action. Many thanks again for... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best pork ribs simply the best. This is the best place to relax in a lazy Sunday afternoon. The best place for a family lunch and they allow kids to play in the bouncing castle.

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Thank samuel G
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch at the restaurant and particularly like the pork ribs. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Shared four starters all of which were excellent. We're had kachos (Kenyan nachos - arrowroot and cassava), calamari, seafood salad and pot smoked chicken. Lovely to sit outside and have a drink as well. Highly recommend.

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Thank Alex W
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating and recommending us to other visitors. We are delighted that you enjoyed your shared lunch of nachos, calamari, seafood salad and pot smoked chicken.We appreciate your positive feedback about our restaurant as we do take pride in catering to our guests' needs. looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tamambo Karen has a really nice outdoor atmosphere. It's a great place to get some fresh air and enjoy delicious food with reasonable value for money. What I like the most is how consistent the food is everytime I go, which is often. I like the the pub area with the big screens to watch the matches and there's a... More 

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Thank Sparadex117
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a nice review and for visiting us often. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our restaurant and you can rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Finmere
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are after great food in a fantastic location look no further than the Tamambo Karen Blixen. The food is first rate and the service is excellent but what makes this such a great spot are the gardens and art. If you are in Nairobi be sure to treat yourself.

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Thank S266ONgaryw
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We want to thank you for taking the time to give us such an amazing review and a perfect rating. We so appreciate your positive feedback about Tamambo as we do take pride in catering to all our guests' needs. Your comments about the first rate food and excellent service as well as the garden an art, have boosted our... More 

Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So Nairobi has some stupendous eateries...but there are some that are a cut above the rest. For me, Tamambo and Talisman are just that. Both in the Karen area...what menu choice, what service, ambience... The setting is truly marvellous. The staff, all professional, friendly, courteous. Must be one of the best dining experiences in Africa, let alone Kenya. A must... More 

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Thank sylvia k
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

What an amazing review. Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the menu choice, the professional, friendly service staff and thought the setting truly marvellous. Your remarks have been shared with our team as an acknowledgement of their great efforts to ensure that your experience lived up to your high expectations. More 

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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends recommended this for a relaxing lunch venue and sure it was. Great location, good food and atmosphere. Could sit here all day and drift the hours away chatting and relaxing. A great place for family and kids. Highly recommended.

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Thank AfricaExpeditionOne
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review and give us a perfect rating. We are happy to hear that your lunch was relaxing and lived up to your friend's recommendation and that you enjoyed the location, the good food and atmosphere. We welcome you back again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to Tamambo Karen Blixen for years now and I have never been disappointed by their service. Each time I come here I don't have to worry coz I know I will be taken care of. I recommend here to anyone whether you are coming solo or not. Their food and drinks are top class. As I write... More 

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Thank cmutena
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We delighted to hear that we have been part of so many of your restaurant visits and that the service and food have never been a disappointment. Your comments have been shared with the team and we have let them know how much of an impact they have made on your experience. We look forward to being of service to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
African, Mediterranean, European, Bar, Seafood, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?