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“Faded glory” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tamarind Restaurant

Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 512 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: European, African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
kigali
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232 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Faded glory”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

this place used to be one of the best restaurants in Nairobi but it now feels like its living of its former glory. The service was very good, the food nice but nothing to rave about and the restaurant itself could do with a facelift to bring it into this century.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank anuka9
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Many thanks for posting your review. We apologise for the unsatisfactory meal you experienced at Tamarind Nairobi. We try to offer our customers the best of food and service and regret that on this occasion we fell short. In addition we have future plans to facelift the restaurant and will alert our customers once this is carried out. Once again thank you for taking the time to view your opinion.
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sea Food in Nairobi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

An excellent location for that sumptious sea food meal. Located along Aga Khan walk on National Bank Building, the restaurant has great staff where hospitality is at it's best.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Enderitu
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, February 14, 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.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Tamarind Nairobi super food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Fresh food, good service, better to book before going to this restaurant. Tamarin in Mombasa: good, slightly too expensive, nice view, itis possible to find alternative places for sea food, a bit more simple and as good

Visited May 2012
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Thank Luculus007
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamarind Nairobi.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with the quality and level of our service.Your positive remarks will be shared with our staff,who will be motivated to maintain a high standard of food and service.

We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Nairobi
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great sea food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Racheal M
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, 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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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Seafood what?”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Nimish H
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review, 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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