We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A pleasant afternoon”

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #3 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
British Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A pleasant afternoon”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We felt very wealthy and pampered. It is Karen at its
most 'white tourist' but we had a lovely lunch.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Ourlabradoodles
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

887 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    477
    300
    83
    20
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Del Mar
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Unexpected Treat”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

After touring the Karen Blixen Museum, our guide took us to this beautiful spot for lunch. We sat outside in the gardens which was very relaxing after our busy morning. The food was very good but it was the setting that made it memorable.

Helpful?
Thank LMODelMar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
445 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Where the Elite Eat”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Well, I may overstate it a bit in the title, but Sunday lunch here has that old colonial feeling, like everyone who is anyone in town is here a table under the trees or on the porch. The buffet is plentiful and well cooked ... The only time I had properly cooked, not over cooked, fowl at a buffet in Kenya.

Add the proximity to the KB Museum house and this is a great way to spend an afternoon. Cop a suite at he small hotel and life is good.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank William B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun Bar and Pretty Garden”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

If you're visiting Nairobi you need to go here - lots of locals prop up the bar to watch interational sport, dining in the gardens is pleasant and the food not bad - pop in after you've done a tour of Karen Blixen House which is a few hundred metres up the road. Also nearby is Kazuri Beads, so you can do all three in a few hours and be very happy!

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank TessyTheHague
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
los angeles
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Really nice quiet setting away from the bustling noise of Nairobi.”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Nice clean place to have a very nicely prepared meal.
Have been coming here for years. It is charming place too.

  • Visited September 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Choogee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tamambo Karen Blixen also viewed

 

Been to Tamambo Karen Blixen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing