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“Beautiful ”

Tamarind Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 735 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 20, 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner on Friday night. Stunning surrounds and gardens before entering the beautiful old building. The only downside to the atmosphere was the noise from the pub and carnivores next door.
The restaurant is beautifully furnished, the staff and their service immaculate.
Our waiter Jackson, was polite, friendly and quick to serve. Both himself and the manager were apologetic over our entrees being late - we hadn’t even noticed or become concerned!
The food is divine and well presented.
Highly recommend dining here!

Thank Jessica M
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Dear Jessica, Many many thanks for the most amazing five start review. Your enthusiastic comments are music to our ears and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and that not only was the food you chose divine and well presented but it is also pleasing to hear that the staff and their service was immaculate. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we will be sure to let Jackson and the rest of the team know what a positive impact they made on your experience. Once again huge thanks for the positive feedback and for recommending us to other diners. Kind regards Geraldine

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Had a lovely evening at the Tamarind restaurant in Karen outside Nairobi after we visited the Karen Blixen house. First we enjoyed drinks on the patio area heated by charcoal Frazier as we waited for our table. Our dining experience started with delicious grilled calamari. I particularly appreciated our waiter Jackson, who gave the perfect level of service, attentive without being intrusive. All four of us found our meals delicious. The chef surprised us at the end with three bite-sized deserts on a plate decorated in chocolate with our names and a saying. What a perfect evening!

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Thank MissusPhysics
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you had a perfect evening at Tamarind enjoying the delicious food and the surprise decorated plate at the end of the meal. It's such a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we will be sure to let Jackson know what a positive impact he made on your dining experience. Many thanks for taking the time to review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Geraldine

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

A fantastic experience of the days by gone. The food is superb and the ambiance beats all. A great place to have an evening dinner with your family.

Thank Basudev17
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Dear Dev, Many thanks for the great 5 star review. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your dining expertience at Tamarind and found the food superb and the ambiance unbeatable. Your complimentary remarks have been shared with the team who take their roles very seriously and it is very rewarding for them to see that their efforts have been appreciated. Many thanks again for your feedback and we hope that you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Geraldine

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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Karen Brixen museum and was amazed at the high quality food choices and excellent cocktail menu. Exceptionally well priced. Shared entree, main and 2 mojitos only cost us $35 US each. Lovely spot on the lawn under beautiful trees to enjoy lunch. Well recommended

Thank Lisa R
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Hi Lisa,thank you so much for taking the time to post such a great review.We are really happy to hear that you chose to stop off for lunch at Tamambo and you were amazed by the high quality food choices and excellent cocktail menu while enjoying your lunch on the lawn. It's such a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we will be sure to let the team know that they made a positive impact on your experience. Kind regards Geraldine

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The meals were all different and came in good time. Wonderful tastes, amazing delivery. This was an evening meal shared and the seating allowed for family seating type atmosphere and encouraged conversations around the table.

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Thank Akariza M
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Dear Akariza, What a fabulous 5 star review for which we thank you. It gives us great pleasure to hear that the tastes were wonderful and the service delivery amazing. Your positive feedback has been shared with the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Geraldine

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