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Tamambo Bar and Grill

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Limuru Road | Village Market, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 20 7124005
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Istanbul, Turkey
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120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place for a short break or lunch in Village Market area. I don't think I would choose for dinner, as the decoration was not very good for a dinner ambiance. Mear was well cooked and service was also very nice.

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Thank Gürkan K
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are happy you enjoyed your lunch at Tamambo and thought the meat was well cooked and the service was good. Your positive remarks have been shared with the team who are always happy that their efforts have been successful. Thank you again for the feedback More 

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

Had a free Uber ride voucher and went for a burger and drinks. The best burger I have tasted by far!

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Thank Georgemwas
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting such a postive review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you chose to use your free Uber voucher to take you to Tamambo and it is fantastic to hear that you rate the burger as the best burger you have tasted. Your remarks will certainly boost the dedicated culinary... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I visited tamambo few months ago on a Friday night after doing my nails in the mall. My neighbours love the place and had to go experience for myself, there was a band playing which was very entertaining for me esp for the fact that I was alone. The house wine was below average but I loved the cocktails, food... More 

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Thank Tamy Z
Cairo
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269 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We went there for coffee and dessert and the service was ridiculous slow. The coffee was a disgrace; this is Kenya for heaven's sake! Won't go there again for sure.

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Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Bar and Grill, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback We are very disappointed to hear that your visit to Tamambo did not meet your expectations and that you found our service to be below standard and the coffee a disgrace. Your complaints have been shared with the team who are implementing corrective measures. Thank you again... More 

Jackson Hole
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Great food especially the prawns. Great desserts. Service was good but very slow. Wine list could be better but I am picky and only one Italian red!

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Thank DrBlueJacksonHole
Powell, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed every bit of the delicious food, great outdoor service. The Choma (assorted grilled meat) was excellent. Capped with dry wine and the ambience, my stay was fantastic. Staff members were wonderful. I left my wallet on the table as I left rushing to catch Uber in dark hours. The waiter followed me and delivered my property all untouched. Very... More 

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Thank Wondy G
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you enjoyed every bit of your dining experience finding the Choma Sampler excellent and the staff members wonderful. Your comments are a great acknowledgement to the hard work and integrity of our team. Many thanks again for the great feedback. More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Stopped by here for dinner after exploring the shops at the Village Market. Good value/generous portions and nice presentation. Be careful tho' - their mild spice was more like our medium!! Also a hookah bar so if that bothers you (it was fine and lent a real local flavor as far as we were concerned) might not be the place... More 

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Thank Julia H
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and the thought the meal good value, with generous portions and nice presentation. Your comments on the spicing and the hookah bar have been noted, though you thought the hookah bar was fine it may not appeal to others... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Had a burger there on my very first visit to this place even though I've known about it for years. The place was not very busy since it is a Monday night. The food was excellent. The service however was on the slow side. The food took over 30 minutes for preparation which should not happen when there are very... More 

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Thank Jose M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at Tamambo. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and thought the burger was excellent. However it is most unfortunate that the service was on the slow side. We have taken your comments very seriously and shared them with the service team who are implementing corrective measures. We appreciate... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Had dinner at this establishment. Food was very good. HAd the Prawns and the lamb. Starter calamari, and breads was amazing too.

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Thank Ashika2
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate hearing about your positive dining experiences at the restaurant and are delighted that you enjoyed the prawns, lamb and calamari. Your comments are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated culinary and service teams. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Temecula, California
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Good service and prices. Been to the location on my last 4 trips. Shrimp Peri-Peri and lamb dish were good.

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Thank szky
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience and particularly the peri peri prawns and the lamb dish. We appreciate your feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, European, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Limuru Road | Village Market, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 7124005
Description
Tamambo Bar and Grill, is located on the upper level of the Village Market, Gigiri. It has a casual trendy atmosphere and is open from 11.00am for coffees, lunch and dinner. With its varied and interesting menu it is perfect for discerning global tastes, offering a delicious selection of light salads, and snacks as well as appetizing gourmet dishes. The outdoor terrace has an alfresco ambience whereas the indoor cocktail lounge has a more intimate feel reminiscent of a cosy jazz bar Tamambo has become a popular meeting place with the background music setting the overall mood. Regular live bands perform every Friday and Saturdays from 9pm featuring a diverse group of talented musicians.

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