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“Great sea food”

Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 593 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: African, Asian, French, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 February 6, 2013

The tilapia is fantastic. Its one of those places that when you want to treat yourself you go with a friends and have a good laugh over fantastic food.

Thank Racheal M
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamarind Nairobi. We so appreciate your kind words and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support .

We shall share your review with our team, who will be encouraged and motivated to continue working hard and paying attention to every detail.

Once again, thank you for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Sales and Marketing Manager

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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.

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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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