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“Perfect sorroundings, good ambience, good food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #4 of 512 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, 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.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect sorroundings, good ambience, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Took my partner to Africa for the first time and we visited this place on the fourth day. The food was so lovely and the staff were so polite and attentive. I had grilled lamb with ugali while my partner had tilapia, which she absolutely loved. She loved the setting and spent ages admiring your gardens and taking pictures. It's a bit pricy but totally worth the visit. You won't regret it.

Visited May 2013
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Erbil, Iraq
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Out of Africa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

A beautiful place full of history and memories. The restaurant is nice and on Sundays there usually is a band playing jazz music, simply out of Africa! The house with all of Karen Blixen's personal furniture and stuff is just amazing and brings back thoughts of an era long gone.

  • Visited May 2012
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Carcavelos, Portugal
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“TOP QUALITY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Excellent cuisine (meat, fish, shrimps, soup,...), good variety of wines and beers, dedicated personnel (congratulations Joan), neat and clean. Wonderful landscape, interior decoration carefully maintained, crafts' shoppette... Will be back there if/when going to that area.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LFerreira1963
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GCD51, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review Tamambo Karen Blixen.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with the quality and level of our service. Your positive remarks will be shared with our staff, who will be really motivated to maintain the high standard of food and service.

We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely day time experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had lunch here after visiting the Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick Wildlife foundation. Its a lovely surrounding and setting, food and service were very good, and there is WIFI! we ordered the Tanzanian fish dish and a green salad. Not cheap at all but worth it really as not all restaurants are up to these standards. We also visited the gift shop which was much cheaper then other places. Worthwhile day visit!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about Tamambo Karen Blixen.

We are delighted you enjoyed meal and were happy with the environment, food and service.

We have shared your review with our team, who will be really motivated by your remarks.

Once again,many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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London
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Just average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Sorry but I keep trying and I can't ever feel like the food and service at Karen Blixen is anything other than average. It is quite expensive and yet nothing special. Really needs 'something' to take it to the next level and the new interior is NOT it.

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