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Tamambo Karen Blixen

) #3 of 507 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” (166 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
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went twice here - once for lunch once for dinner. Service was brilliant. Food was great. Wine was great. Can recommend it highlyMore

Thank thecampbellclan1967
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us twice in one day. We truly appreciate your positive review and perfect rating. It is wonderful to hear that you found the service brilliant and the food and wine great and we have shared your enthusiastic feedback with the team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I last visited this restaurant 7 years ago and it was as peaceful and delightful as it was then. The setting is beautiful and the tables set out on the lawns are charming. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Well worth the journey...More

Thank coolncrazy
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you found the restaurant to be as peaceful and delightful now as it was when you first visited 7 years ago. Your encouraging feedback...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently held a small wedding here of around 100 people. Everything was perfect, beautiful venue, great staff and the food was awesome. The staff were exceptional (thank you to Victoria and Sam in particular) - they understood everything we wanted and just got everything...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to eat well, but at a hefty price, do not miss this place. The signature tamarind soup and piri piri shrimp divine. Service is pleasant. The gift shop has good stuff too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a group of 11 and it was perfect. The garden setting was lovely and the waiters were very accommodating. We had one of the set menus, and the fish main was amazing! The servings are also generous. If you like spice, make...More

Thank Anon_nic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joined my husband here for a light lunch of baked oysters accompanied by the most delicious Kenyan white wine. The restaurant has had a bit of a makeover since our last visit - still a great "pub" style inside with beautiful gardens outside. Definitely recommended.

Thank hmf5863
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 July 17, 2017 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 July 19, 2017

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 July 16, 2017

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 July 17, 2017

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 July 13, 2017 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 July 17, 2017

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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, 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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