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“Great restaurant overall but watch out on Sunday at lunchtime”

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #4 of 628 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property. The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 06.00Am through to 10.00Pm. Diners have a fine choice of different areas for lunch or dinner. There is the indoor restaurant with adjacent outdoor terrace and garden, for a la carte dining. There are also a variety of functions areas such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House is a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with delicious cocktails and bar snacks and satellite TV.
Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is a great place which we visit often. Food of high standard like the other restaurant members of the group that owns it, nice grounds and very child friendly. A good place to go after an outing to Karen. But watch out for Sunday lunch - at that time they have a big buffet (somewhat overpriced at 2000 shillings plus) which is clearly what they hope everyone will eat. If you want a la carte it takes AGES - we waited over an hour for a burger. So a great place anytime but Sunday lunch when all the tour groups come for the buffet.

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1  Thank RoughRoading
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

While in Karen in the suburb of Nairobi City, this place is the best for your meals and rest. It is well situated for the trips to the Blixen and the Giraffe Centre. Good service, Good Food and Good People.

1  Thank Victoriasafaris
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We found that most of the food in kenya was aimed at recreating british food, which isn't that great to begin with. This restaurant hit the nail on the head - food was excellent!! We actually ate here twice, once before we went out on safari and then once when we returned. We wished we had gotten to eat here the whole time. I highly recommend this place, the atmosphere is amazing as well.

1  Thank Mary K
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

I like the ambience, & dark wood theme of the bar. I also like the soft background music, it's a great place to have conversation. Even ideal for a business meeting.

1  Thank Anthony_Buogha
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Pampered is what I felt here. Seated outside on a warm, balmy winter day (same as Spring in Australia) with a delicious menu to choose from and beautiful garden surroundings. Modern and clean facilities.

1  Thank JanleeCanberra
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