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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

If you want excellent sea-food and mouth watering steaks, this is the place to visit. We keep coming back to this restaurant because it never disappoints. The meals from the starters to the desserts are always tasty, fresh and beautifully presented. The staff are friendly and ready to assist. I also love the witty/cryptic messages that they write on the... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review! We are very happy to hear that the restaurant never disappoints and that you keep returning. This is a great acknowledgement to the team who always try hard to provide great food and customer service and will be delighted to hear that in your case they have succeeded. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Zoersel, Belgium
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Lunch at this restaurant after we had visited the Karen Blixen museum and park just before. The museum and restaurant are 10 minutes walk from each other. The restaurant has a garden where we had our lunch. The atmosphere which is the sum of other guests plus the service plus in the back of your mind the story "Out of... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you chose to have lunch at Tamambo after your tour of the museum and the park and that your experience was memorable. Your comments have been shared with the team who are always motivated by the enjoyment of our guests. Many thanks again for your feedback. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Some friends met us here several months ago. We have visited the coffee gardens but never Tamambo. It was exceptional dining! If you are looking for a fancy meal in a historic and romantic setting, you'll love Tamambo.

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience at Tamambo. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

Nairobi Region, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed May 7, 2016

Loved the lush gardens, quick service and the burgers. Alot of paintings to see and buy. Served me a cold beer in a frosted glass - nice touch.

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Thank mossr114
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you like the gardens at Tamambo and enjoyed the burgers and quick service not to mention the paintings on display in the garden. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you for giving us your feedback. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Tamambo is one very great restaurant in the leafy suburbs of Nairobi. Serene with ample seating places - great for lunches on a non-rainy day. The meals are very good, Good choices from a very balanced menu featuring contemporary cuisine with fusions of local specialties. The buffet on Sundays is simply delicious, The bar is great place to spend an... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed the serene ambiance of Tamambo and liked the food including the Sunday buffet. We are also happy you like to spend an evening in the bar. Your remarks have been shared with the team who are boosted by such kind words. Many thanks... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

My favorite restaurant of all time. Hosted our wedding day and I was elated at the amazing event we had. Super delicious food my best being the grilled Salmon with butter sauce plus the feta cheese samosas!! The only place I have found them in Nairobi😊 not to forget the yummy cocktails😊😊 Perfect ambience and consistent quality service does make... More 

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

We are happy to hear that this is your favorite restaurant of all time and we are honored that you chose to host your wedding day here. We are delighted that you enjoyed the delicious food and particularly the salmon with butter sauce and the feta cheese samosas. Many thanks for your wonderful praise which we have shared with the... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I applaud the excellent service as displayed by your staff. The garden is also quite scenic. I had an amazing time

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

We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing time and applaud the excellent service you received. Also that you thought the garden was scenic. Many thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts and give us feedback which we always appreciate. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Good food, service and ambience! Lovely Garden Restaurant, interesting display of local art, journey through history with the story of Karen Blixen and the famed Out of Africa movie!

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

Thank you for posting a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food service and ambiance as well as the local artist. Your feedback has been welcomed by the service and culinary teams. Many thanks again. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Such a peaceful and beautiful garden to eat in. So relaxing and fun. Great service! Would definitely come back.

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

We appreciate your positive feedback. So happy that you enjoyed eating in the peaceful relaxing garden and thought the service was good. We look forward to welcoming you back and thanks for the support. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Beautifully set restaurant in the garden. Staff very helpful and service excellent. The food amazing and delicious. Sorbet a must fr the sweet tooth visitors. Would definitely visit again when back in Kenya.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to review and are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience. We are glad that the staff were helpful and service excellent and that you found the food amazing. We will share your wonderful remarks with our culinary and service team who will be boosted by your praise. Thank you again and we look... 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, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?