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“Delicious first evening in Kenya” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #3 of 465 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious first evening in Kenya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

As our first night in country this was a real luxury and unexpected find. We had a charming and seriously delicious dinner that was very reasonable in price with such charming service that by the end of the evening as we were sat outside we had four braziers between three of us.

  • Visited September 2012
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British Columbia
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A pleasant afternoon”
4 of 5 stars 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
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Del Mar
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Unexpected Treat”
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Palm Springs, California
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365 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Where the Elite Eat”
5 of 5 stars 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
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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun Bar and Pretty Garden”
4 of 5 stars 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
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