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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant lots of times. The regular menu is lovely with ample choice and reasonably priced. The fish dishes which I choose are fabulous and the steaks, pasta and salads are great also! We have dined with the al la Carte menu which is also amazing, but with extra attention to detail, for example you will... More 

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Geraldine D, General Manager at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your dining experiences at Tamambo. We are truly happy that we have been your constant restaurant choice and it is our hope that you will continue to visit us. It is great to hear that you find so many different selections on the menu from fish... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tamambo Karen Blixen is a class apart, when it comes to hosting large parties. The staff are very professional and always ready to help. We recently had our wedding reception there and we couldn't have asked for a better venue. From the planning to the actual execution which was meticulous, we were awed. Our guests enjoyed themselves to the fullest... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a fantastic review and for giving us a perfect rating. We so appreciate that you chose to have your wedding reception at our venue and are delighted that the planning and execution were meticulous. It is great to hear that your guests enjoyed themselves to the fullest and had... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got great food and drinks, especially the cocktails. It was a busy evening and services were seamless. Can't wait to take my family there for lunch.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and cocktails and the service was faultless. Your remarks have been shared with our dedicated team and are an acknowledgement of their efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back with your family for lunch. More 

Nairobi Region, Kenya
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Love the food here even the buffets on weekends I Normaly NEVER, partake Buffet meals but this place is a place apart, it is such Wonderful food, and so fresh, it is great atmosphere and often bump into buddies there which is wonderful. The Manager Mr Fred Muhia, is always hovering over everyone to make sure they are Happy!! Just... More 

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Thank 604amina
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We are so appreciative of your support and are delighted that you enjoy the weekend buffet and have a fun social time. Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, for giving us this perfect rating and for recommending us to others. Your remarks have been shared with the team and will inspire them to greater heights. Thank... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was Sumptuous, ordered a beef steak and it was well done. The service was good and our waiter kept checking on us and even made suggestions on which food to eat. The ambience is great but their prices are on the higher side.

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

thank you very much for your review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are indeed glad to hear that you thought the food was sumptuous and the service was good It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we shall share your remarks with the team. Looking forward to welcoming... More 

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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place on the way back from Karen Blixen Museum. Great food including vegetarian choices ; great service and we could have spent all afternoon just relaxing in the gardens watching wildlife (exotic birds). Highly recommend it.

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

Thank you very much for your review and for giving us a perfect rating. We appreciate you recommending our restaurant to other visitors and are truly delighted that you enjoyed the food and service and had a relaxing time in the garden. We hope your next visit is just around the corner. More 

Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Have dined in several restaurants in Nairobi but this particular one is wonderful. The food choice is wide and very well prepared. The grounds are neat and the environment is generally pleasing to the mind and soul.

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

Thank you very much for your glowing review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your dining experience at Tamambo Karen finding the food choice to your liking and the ground pleasing. We are sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed yourself. Thank you again... More 

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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

A relaxing way to spend Sunday, the buffet is varied and the meat beautifully cooked. The gardens are really lovely, with the tables spaced out and the staff are all so friendly. Worth a trip too.

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Thank Naomi21w
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review.We truly appreciate your kind words about our friendly staff and are delighted that you enjoy the Sunday buffet and feel relaxed in the lovely gardens. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Arusha Region, Tanzania
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Lovely surrounds, attentive responsive service, quality food from a large menu. We were there on a busy Sunday for lunch and chose a la carte instead of the buffet. We were advised that the wait for our food may be longer, and it was, almost a little too long but we were monitored and topped up with drinks/ bread as... More 

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Thank TravellingJane1
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your dining experience at Tamambo Karen. We are delighted that the service was responsive and you enjoyed the fresh seafood, the steak cooked to perfection, and the dessert plate. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are a great acknowledgement to their collective efforts. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located within the upmarket region of Karen - close to Karen Blixen Museum (5 minutes drive) The restaurant is located within beautiful and tranquil Karen Blixen gardens and offers a high end dining experience . We sat outside in the gardens ( we had pre booked and though they could not find our booking despite written confirmation... More 

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Thank DJL3131
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are very happy to hear that your dining experience met with your expectations and that you enjoyed the ambiance outside in the garden and liked the the food. It is unfortunate that even though you pre-booked, we were unable to find the reservation and... 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, Mediterranean, European, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
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?