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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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London,Kenya and all about
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Have been here a few times for drinks and meals and it just does not disappoint.First ocassion,there was a mix up with our meals and the waiter appeared rather green,the manager Abel, rectified matters and the evening ambience was restored. Most recently,went for dinner and drinks with friends,pleasant entry to the big comfortable bar with a fire burning steadily in... More 

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Thank Byron78
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our party of 10 were served timeously and efficiently in a pleasant setting. A good varied menu with food of a high standard

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy your party of 10 chose to dine at our restaurant and your were served efficiently and enjoyed the pleasant setting, and high standard of food. We look forward to being of service to you again in the near future. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The buffet is quite good with variety. The ambience is great especially the outdoor sitting. Great for birthdays especially during warm weather

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

We are glad that you enjoyed the buffet and outdoor setting. We can arrange various eventys including birthdays, anniversaries, wedding functions etc and look forward to welcoming you on any occasion. Thank you for taking the time to review. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely calm place for lunch away from the chaos of the city centre. Polite and attentive waiting staff. Nice food.

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Thank 1964RSM
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing our restaurant. We do take great pride in catering to the needs and expectations of our guests, and we are happy to have fulfilled your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Nairobi
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time at Tamambo and I must say I was quite impressed. The staff are very friendly to all guests. My baby loved them. The ambiance is amazing and the food especially the spring chicken was finger licking good. My dad who is great critic of quantity and taste for once was impressed on both counts which... More 

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

Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you were impressed by your first visit to Tamambo .We are happy that you thought the ambiance is amazing and the food especially the spring chicken was finger licking good. Your positive remarks are an acknowledgement to the team in their quest to please every customer. We appreciate that you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ambience,food presentation and the nibbles were awesome. They make nice dawas too-this is a Kenyan cocktail made famous by the Tamarind group.Dawa means medicine in Swahili.

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

Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the ambience food presentation, the Dawas and and the nibbles. I hope your next visit is just around the corner. Many thanks for your feedback. More 

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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is worth driving to, from whatever part of Nairobi. The garden setting is fantastic and on chilly days, they will offer fire by the table. Food looks and tastes so good and the staff are highly professional, you will not need to call for attention. The display of a collection of art is a good way to promote... More 

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

Thank you very much for giving us a perfect rating and recommending the restaurant to other customers. We are .happy to hear that you thought the garden setting was fantastic, the food looks and tastes good and the staff,highly professional. We are glad you also enjoyed the collection of art. Your positive feedback is much appreciated and a great boost... More 

Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved eating here. So much food - we were stuffed. Very friendly and attentive staff. We had David as our waiter who was great and brought us a special treat to end the meal (which unfortunately we were too stuffed to eat). Highly recommend

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal. We are delighted to hear that our staff were friendly and attentive and that David was great. Your comments have been shared with the team and will encourage them continue their efforts. Many thanks for your recommendation and we hope you will visit us again soon. More 

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

Very good ambience and lavish buffet, you can also pick some painting as there are artist around doing paintings in front of you. Overall a good weekend afternoon outing

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

Thant you for taking the time to post a review. We re delighted that you liked the ambience and enjoyed the lavish buffet. Your comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Tromso, Norway
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter must be racist against people with Indian background !! , we had pre planned menu to choose from , The alternative was only fish and meat adult portion so I asked him other alternative to my 7 year old son he said No !! Ask him for a la carte menu but he ignored us and choose himself... More 

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

I was surprised to read your comments about one of our staff. Our apologies that the initial experience with the waiter and the food was not up to the usual standard. I am however glad that the manager corrected the error and that the lunch turned out to be good. We have taken your complaint seriously and have implemented corrected... 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, Vegetarian, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free
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, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?