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“Great food in a wonderful setting”

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #3 of 589 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely place to stop and have some great food. The staff are there if you want them but not intrusive which adds to the relaxed atmosphere. We were with our 2 young children so having an open space to run around while our food was made was a big bonus. The food is fantastic I had the ribs to start, and got served 5 huge pork ribs in a spicy sauce. We went for the burgers and they were amazing, if not a bit big - not a complaint btw. Did not intend on having desert but we did anyway, the desert taster was very good.

Will be going back for sure.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

The food was very good but would like a different menu from lunch to dinner. Think the restaurant décor could do with a make over, very dark colours inside.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

The setting is very nice. Tranquil gardens in quiet and peaceful surroundings. Unfortunately the service is very poor! We were served cold soup and the food took ages to arrive. Good for a coffee excursion and not more.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

When the food is good it's very good, however has on occasion disappointed. The service from the floor teams is generally very good, although the duty managers often appear overwhelmed. The setting however is stunning

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

What a lovely place for lunch! We visited Tamambo after seeing the elephant orphanage and I couldn't imagine a more satisfying meal. Sunny and beautiful outdoor dining, and neat historical buildings to visit afterwards as a bonus.

My friends and I were starving when we arrived and I started off with a banana daquiri that was not only beautiful (decorated with a cool twisty straw and a little piece of banana) but deliciously frothy. It had a definite kick. For lunch, my friends all ordered the burgers, which looked amazing and were "fully loaded" with cheese and goodies, but I couldn't resist the Zanzibari fish, which was delicious! It came with really yummy creamed spinach as well.

A friend also got the "nachos" for a starter, which turned out to be a great dish! Yummy take on Mexican food with a Kenyan twist because the chips are cassava and banana chips instead of corn. Topped with yummy guacamole and sour cream. The tortillas were also authentic! (I come from California so my opinion on Mexican dishes should count for something).

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1  Thank lffinch
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamambo Karen.

We shall share your review with our team, who will be encouraged to continue improving on every detail.

Just to let you know that the interior dining room is currently being refurbished for a brighter ambiance.
Once again, thank you for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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