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“Dining at its best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tamarind Restaurant

Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 536 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, 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.
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dining at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Mimmie D
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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
Cairo, Egypt
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93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“amazing restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

  • Visited December 2013
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
1 Thank Minayounan
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Not quite the coast”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited February 2014
1 Thank David H
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
“The service is amazing and most importantly the food is great.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A bit pricy, but worth a treat out.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank joolzmir
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