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Tamambo Karen Blixen

) #3 of 505 Restaurants in Nairobi $$ - $$$ African, , Seafood
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
African, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

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.More

Thank Nik M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

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...More

Reviewed August 8, 2016

Good food, service sometimes a bit slow. Informal breezy garden outside, great for when you want to take younger children at lunchtime. Elegant indoor dining in the evening. Famous for its seafood dishes, despite the distance from the coast.More

Thank barazani
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive. We are disappointed however to hear that the service is sometimes slow and we have shared your comments with the team to implement corrective measures. Your feedback is very...More

Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I visited Tamambo for a lunch with several colleagues and was quite pleased overall. The patio is quite nice and offers for a great environment for any occasion. Most of our food was absolutely incredible, and cheap for this level of quality (about $150 for...More

Thank Bradford C
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review about your lunch experience. We are really happy to hear that you were quite pleased overall and thought that most of the food was absolutely incredible, from the seafood risotto, the octopus, prawns,...More

Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Loved the place. A great place to relax after a long tiring office day. You can sit outside in the garden or inside which is more cosy with warm soft lighting. The food is great and so is the service. There's also a live band....More

Thank Lesoi_Ndoka
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending Tamambo to other diners. We are delighted that you like the food, and the service and find the ambiance relaxing whether inside or outside. I am sure our entire team enjoyed catering to your...More

Reviewed August 1, 2016

Located along the green Karen Road, this is a very good restaurant with a wide variety of international dishes and a very good drinks selection. The staff are extremely welcoming and the ambience is pleasantly quiet.More

Thank Ngawa7
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a positive review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the restaurant and the staff were welcoming and the ambience was pleasantly quiet. Your comments are a great acknowledgement to the team...More

Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The waiters were few and tired. Our request for breadsticks was ignored, and when the request was repeated several times, stale sticks were placed on the table. One of the starters never appeared. An hour later, we were told that we had not been forgotten...More

Thank Santha B
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Thank you very much for your candid review of your visit to Tamambo. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us feedback and apologise for the poor service you received from the outset when you given stale breadsticks, one starter never appeared and, you...More

Reviewed July 31, 2016

The gardens and ambience here are lovely. The food is fairly average and overpriced for what it is and we waited a long time first to order and then for our food to arrive.More

Thank Stephanie B
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us feedback of your visit to Tamambo. We are very sorry to hear that your meal did not meet with your expectations and you found the food average and overpriced, It is also unfortunate you had to...More

Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This is my new favourite restaurant and gutted its over 4,000 miles from my home. I will be back however and will be sure to call back for one of the most delicious, relaxed lunches I've ever had. The waiting staff are faultless and service...More

Thank Jobrady44
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

We truly appreciate your perfect rating and glowing review. It is sad that we are so far away from your home but hopefully you will be back to see us soon. We are delighted that you had such a delicious relaxed lunch with us and...More

Reviewed July 29, 2016

Have been here a few times for drinks and meals and it just does not disappoint.First ocassion,there was a mix up with our meals and the waiter appeared rather green,the manager Abel, rectified matters and the evening ambience was restored. Most recently,went for dinner and...More

Thank Byron78
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review.We appreciate your loyalty in visiting us a few times for meals and drinks and your continued trust in our services. We are delighted that you enjoy the ambience, food and find the service...More

Reviewed July 26, 2016

Our party of 10 were served timeously and efficiently in a pleasant setting. A good varied menu with food of a high standardMore

Thank petertwy
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy your party of 10 chose to dine at our restaurant and your were served efficiently and enjoyed the pleasant setting, and high standard of food. We look forward to being of service...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
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
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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