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Limuru Road | Village Market, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 20 7124005
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Powell, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Having lived in Kenya for the past 2 years, it's a shame I hadn't visited Tamambo earlier. My wife, our 1 month newborn girl, and I, visited on New Years evening. The staff, their service, and the food...everything was done right. The maitre d actually came to check on us after being served! This is a rarity in Kenya. The... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We went for Christmas Eve dinner and were quite sorry for our decision, as the chef doesn't have the slightest idea about a cook's job: If you order the salad, expect peices of carrot so thick that they can't even be pinched with a fork and other vegetables so large that they don't fit in your mouth -when table rules... More 

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I went to Tamambo in the afternoon to enjoy some drinks with my friends. We stayed outside, confortable seats, nice atmosphere, but the place shows its best when it gets dark and they switch on those warm orange lights all over. I loved it. We had freashly made oysters and smoked shisha. We stayed there for hours, it's a perfect... More 

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We visited the Tamambo in Karen and it's so serene and beautiful, we definitely will visit again. The food was ok, not great but the atmosphere was to die for. The awesome thing is that they had a great dessert table and that more than made up for the shortfalls in the entree. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Went there on a Friday night for Shisha.. we were led to their shisha side which was not well lit and ambience wasnt great! there was a loud band playing which was annoying. Had to ask the waiters to take our orders and even the service was not amazing. They need to set up a better ambience for shisha to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
African, European
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
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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