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“Classy Evening Celebration” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarind Restaurant

Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 475 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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.
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Classy Evening Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Tamambo Karen Blixen has been a regular haunt so was delighted when Tamarind moved to Karen from their CBD location. A friend was celebrating a business milestone and that was the only reason needed for a special celebration. We called directly for table reservations, however its also possible to use their website or eatout.co.ke

The restaurant is very cosy and has a section with a warm fireplace, this was very welcome as I was nursing a flu. We were well received by the maitre'd who was expecting us. Gladly accepted the warm dawa mixture with lots of tumeric offered while my friends went ahead and order from the connoisseur collection of fine wines available and settled on a mature South African variety. It was difficult to decide based on the large selection of seafood available, eventually settled on classics - grilled queen prawns, lobster thermidor and seared tuna as mains. All cooked to perfection To start, we had freshly baked bread (the garlic is my favourite), crab and soup.

The service and ambience all made for a good evening and we were well attended to on this busy evening. Must definitely head back soon.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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  • 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
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Business Lunch Date”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have had lunch at the Tamarind restaurant. It was the best lunch date today for a long time. The Food was excellent and the staff very welcoming.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Victoriasafaris
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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“Exemplary Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I took my wife out to dinner at the Karen Blixen tamarind . I would say that they have very good customer service and some excellent dining too. Must recommend the hotel's amazing sea food and some exquisite salmon dishes. The ambiance was also great with very soothing music.it's definitely the place to go for an intimate dinner!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank 761Daniel2014
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Windhoek
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dining at its best!”
5 of 5 stars 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
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1 Thank Mimmie D
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Cairo, Egypt
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“amazing restaurant”
4 of 5 stars 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
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Minayounan
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