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“Seafood what?”

Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 691 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: African, Asian, French, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Nairobi's iconic seafood restaurant which originally opened in August 1977, has recently moved from the Central Business District to the leafy suburbs of Karen at the Karen Blixen coffee Garden. The menu is a blend of the best of French, Asian and African cuisines with specialties such as the famous Prawns Piri Piri, and Chilli Crab which have earned the Tamarind worldwide fame.
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

A very dissapointing experience. There is a complete disconnect between price of, lets say, the seafood platter and the quantity, quality and variety of seafood served. Historically, the restaurant drives a strong brand reputation and could regain its lost glory by changing its menu with changing times. At those prices one expects 'seafood delight'...nothing less will do.

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Thank Nimish H
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent disappointing meal at Tamarind Nairobi. We appreciate the feedback as it does help us improve, but we would like to apologise for the unacceptable quality of your experience.

Many thanks again. Sales and Marketing Manager

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you are looking for really high end restaurant, this is your only choice in Nairobi. It's located in central bank building, so it's completly safe. The food is amazing. Don't miss a chance to taste lobster - that's amazing. The wine selection is nice. Staff is friendly and will tell you a lot about history of restaurant.

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Thank irbina
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Thank you for your great review on Tamarind Nairobi. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sales and Marketing Manager

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Went to this wonderful restaurant as recommended by Nairobi Excursions before our departing flight late in the evening. Everything we had was exceptional. The fish was all prepared perfectly, the flavors were delicious and the personalized and customized dessert was to die for! I fully recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting fresh delicious seafood!

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Thank PaulS98
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Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

The best Seafood in Nairobi, hand down. Go for the crab claws, oysters mambrui, lobster thermidor, ginger crab, peri-peri prawns or Swahili fish - actually...it's all good! Good spot for a quiet, romantic dinner but take your own crowd for more fun!

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Thank Nadeem N
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went to Tamarind for dinner last night with a group of six. I had been wanting to go again ever since my first visit in 2007. I started off with the famous fish soup and it lived up to the hype - especially with the full "shell" of sauce mixed in! Service was impeccable and I also liked the bite I tried of my friend's calamari.

The restaurant was able to accommodate my request for chapatti instead of rice with the seared tuna I ordered... yum yum yum! The yellow sauce the tuna comes with is amazing and the tuna itself was beautifully seared and arranged.

I also love the whole wheat buns! Yummy and slightly sweet.

My favorite touch of all is the beautiful plates that come with dessert - even to those who didn't order any! - with delicious sweet bites and hand-written special quotes. I remember these plates from my first visit five years ago and think they are the most romantic and wonderful thing a restaurant can do... a true testament to what a wonderful restaurant Tamarind is!

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Thank lffinch
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