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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

We visited sights in Karen area and stopped here for lunch. Really tasty food and wonderful service! The piri piri prawns were superb! And loved the works of local artist on sale in the garden!

Thank Jani_LDN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Excellent garden set up and amazing food. The desert cream brûlée was sooo good. We had great personalized service as well. Highly recommended. We will certainly be back.

Thank Wanjiku K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

My group was VERY DISAPPOINTED find that even after choosing a set menu, the restaurant was not able to offer what my group had wanted to eat . The restaurant had confirmed through e-mail that the menu my clients had chosen was available. The worse was that the waiter came to take the orders but to come later to inform... More 

Thank NairobiTony
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

A family restaurant that has a great buffet on Sundays. The food quality is excellent and they have a jumping castle and clowns to entertain children.

Thank Regina G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

Fantastic old buildings, relaxed atmosphere, staff attentive and friendly, food was delicious, gardens are gorgeous.

Thank oz_chris
Nashville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

I really enjoyed Tamambo Karen Blixen. We were with some people who lived in Nairobi and they recommended it. They were right it was great. I just had the burger but it was cooked to perfection. Others had soup and a salad and they were great as well.

Thank Quiteacrowd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Always a great experience. Whether you pick a set menu or a la carte, you will not go wrong with your choice.

Thank Mwambao
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

We turned ourselves over to our driver for choosing a place for lunch. And were we ever glad we did. What a beautiful location. Excellent food and a very dedicated staff. Our waiter had worked here for 17 years, which is a high recommendation for an employer. Huge variety of food, and several grilling stations all preparing grilled to order... More 

Thank DMcKK
Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

A nice variety of things on the menu. My wife and I both order food (I had the Zanzibar .... fish) and both are cooked to perfection. Coming from Asia, it really surprised me to have such good fish in Africa.

Thank Schmata
Jevnaker, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

Very good Maroccan food, good service, very nice place to be. I can really recommend this restaurant near to the Karen Blixen museum, nice outing.

Thank Ynez W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Mediterranean, European, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?