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“Dining at its best!”

Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 583 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 July 22, 2014

Cell phones are taken from one to ensure one has a peaceful meal time. Food is excellent as is the service! Tables are private and the music is just oh so tranquil. The treat is when a plate with your name written on it in chocolate is brought to you with a slogan. Mine was so befitted for my current situation. Simply loved it!

1  Thank Mimmie D
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

amazing sea food, and very different experience, staff are very friendly, wine and even desert were exclusive, but very expensive

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1  Thank Minayounan
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

It feels a little sterile compared to its big sister at the coast but the food remains fantastic with all the fresh seafood you can eat

1  Thank David H
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

I love their seafood. The new interior at the Tamarind Rest, Mombasa is lovely, and to top it off a breathtaking sunset view overlooking the old town.

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

The service was incomparable to any place I've been. They even remembered my name and what I ordered on my 3 different visits. I highly recommend the piri-piri jumbo prawns (I had them all three times).... the prawns are bigger than most lobsters here at home.

Expensive, but worth treating yourself. I'd definitely go again.

1  Thank joolzmir
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