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Tamambo Karen Blixen

) #3 of 505 Restaurants in Nairobi $$ - $$$ African, , Seafood
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (163 reviews)
“burger” (41 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 817 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here after visiting the Karen Blixen Museum and it was the perfect place to go. Great food, excellent drink selection, and the service was outstanding. The setting is quite nice as well; we sat outside and enjoyed the afternoon. Highly recommended!More

Thank Arianna M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your rave review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that you had great food, excellent drinks and outstanding service. Your excellent feedback has been shared with the team and is a huge acknowledgement of their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the a la carte menu rather than the buffet because we planned to go to carnivore in the evening. Food was fantastic both in terms of taste and presentation. Beautiful outdoor seating. Great kids area. Just a lovely relaxing restaurant.More

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

Thank you for your great review and the 5 start rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed the a la carte menu for lunch and you found the food fantastic in terms of presentation and taste. Your positive comments are a huge acknowledgement to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the ambience of the setting - it was relaxing, unhurried (but fast service), friendly, and calm. I had salmon (which was delicious) and wine, then coffee with tiramisu for dessert. The staff were helpful, even suggesting further places to visit while in Kenya....More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a fantastic review. We appreciate your positive feedback about our restaurant and are delighted to hear that you found the place relaxing with fast friendly service and delicious salmon. We do take pride in catering to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard so much about Karen Blixen but it was such a disappointment. This was our first trip to Africa and we loved the food in various resorts in Kenya and Tanzania. The starter which was squid was nice but the rest of the items...More

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

Thank your for your candid feedback. We are extremely sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with your recent dining experience. It is unfortunate that you disliked the food which you ordered save for the calamari and that you found the place to be expensive....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy food. Outstanding ambience. Must visit. Best food in Nairobi. Karen is a lovely area. Restaurant is very charming in the afternoon.More

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

Thank you very much for your great review.We are humbled to hear that you think the food is the best in Nairobi and the restaurant is charming. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain and we are delighted to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, Good ambience and very Great service... Whether you're there as a small or big group, you'll enjoyMore

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are happy that you found the ambiance and service to your liking. Your positive remarks are a boost to our dedicated staff in their efforts to provide...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very nice well planned for both indoor and outdoor events.The service is up to stand,the food is well prepared as per customers request.More

Thank olung39ati
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review. We are delighted that you enjoy the layout of Tamambo and find the food well prepared and the service up to scratch. We will be sure to let the team know how much of a positive impact they have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a birthday party for my wife.Food was amazing,hospitality top notch and the ambience just wonderful.Great place,kudos to the team.More

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

We are so delighted that you chose to celebrate your wife's birthday party with us and that the food, ambiance and hospitality met with your expectations. We hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your life's celebrations....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for lunch while doing a few more "touristy things" in Nairobi between the Kenya & Tanzanian legs of my safari. It was an extremely relaxing and refreshing break from the hustle & bustle of the city. The day I was there, artists...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted that you chose to lunch at Tamambo between the The Kenya & Tanzania leg of your safari. It's definitely a boost for us every time we receive such complimentary reviews...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With time to kill between end of safari and flight to Zanzibar we were directed to this restaurant. Very nice grounds/ gardens. Close enough to the airports but quiet at the same time. Food was just ok and service was a bit slow.More

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

Thank you for the review. We are very sorry to hear your experience was not the best and that you found the food just ok and the service slow. We sincerely appreciate your valuable feedback and just to let you know we are actively working...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
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, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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