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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Kenyan classic. Out in Karen where the air is fresh, outside of the bustle of the city center. The haven out of town takes some time to get to if you don't live in the area, but I think that's part of the charm it feel like you're going somewhere special. The ambiance is open and friendly... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here alone to enjoy a quiet outdoor lunch. The food was reasonably priced, excellent service and gorgeous atmosphere.

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at Tamambo and thought the atmosphere was gorgeous, the service excellent and the food reasonably priced. We appreciate the positive review which has been shared with the team. Hopefully you will visit us again soon. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very nice lunch on the lawn of the Karen Blixen home. The service was attentive and the hamburger was excellent.

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Thank boyohboy10
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you had a nice lunch at Tamambo Karen Blixen and that the service was attentive and the hamburger excellent. We appreciate your positive feedback as we do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can, and we are happy to have succeeded on this occasion.... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The nice gardens are well worth the visit. We had a pre dinner drink in the garden bar, the pino colada was good. The food was good, though we felt that the staff were hurrying us so that they could go home early. Apart from that, I recommend it and will go back to try the live band night.

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Thank Smilin555
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that overall your experience was positive and you enjoyed the garden ambiance, the food and pina colada were good. I am disappointed to hear that you felt that the staff were hurrying you so that they could go home early. This critical feedback will be shared with the team and... More 

travelling
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Primarily outdoor, Al Fresco, dining, Tamambo is ideal for a casual lunch - the food is good and plentiful with a wide choice of inexpensively priced options, service is excellent and the surroundings are delightful. I have enjoyed a number of lunches there over the past year. The added value is that Tamambo is literally down the road from the... More 

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

Thank you for lunching with us again. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued support and are delighted that you enjoy the food, and the surroundings. Rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks for taking the time to give us... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tamambo has always been a favourite. The food is amazing, the garden breathtaking and staff attentive.

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

It brings us a lot of pride to hear that you're an ardent fan of our restaurant and that you find the food amazing, the garden breathtaking and the staff attentive. We appreciate your support, your loyalty and your trust. Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review and we look forward to seeing you again... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent, the staff are on point, the band of Friday is fantastic, my 7 year old nephew loves the clown even my sister who complains about everything has nothing to complain about!

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Thank kaka17koko
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and such a positive review. We are delighted to hear that you're an avid fan of our restaurant and enjoy the excellent food, the staff and the band on Friday. We are glad that your sister has nothing to complain about and we hope to keep it that way. We appreciate your... More 

Kilbirnie
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us descended on Tamambo to celebrate a friend's forthcoming wedding.The food was very good and I can definitely recommend the Ceasar salad with the Salmon. The surroundings are very peaceful with beautiful setting. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Lynda191
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We are delighted that your group chose to celebrate your friends forthcoming wedding at Tamambo and that you enjoyed the food and the beautiful setting. We hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your l celebrations and milestones. thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has a nice ambience to it with good food, coffee, deserts and a hooka bar....it was included in our day tour package and we really enjoyed it.

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

We are delighted that you day tour brought you to Tamambo and that you enjoyed the ambience and liked the good food, coffee, and desserts. Your comments are a great boost to the team Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in town, highly recommended and five stars all across the board. Wait for the surprise at desert! Good seafood and steaks, can't go wrong with what you order.

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

Thank you for your complimentary review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that we are your favorite restaurant in town and that you would recommend us. We truly appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our restaurant, and rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your... 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 Friendly, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free 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, 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?