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Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #4 of 512 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best burger ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

I do not lie when I say that Tamambo have the best burger in Nairobi that I have tasted. First we were met by an awesome waiter and the complimentary bread was soft and moist and fresh. By the time the burger came, neither of us could finish it but it was so awesome!! And the ambiance right under the trees.........I SHALL BE BACK!!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Jeniffer H
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Kenya send-off!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We went to Tamambo as a group of 30 to celebrate an intense 2 week education and medical trip. The staff was very attentive to our needs, and they made sure we had finished dessert in a timely manner so we could catch our midnight flight. The atmosphere was open and inviting with a modern African theme. The restaurant is on the grounds of Karen Blixen's plantation, which is a worthwhile excursion. Finally, the food was fantastic. Most of our party stuck with the Themes of Africa menu, and no one was disappointed. I stuck with the fish, which was perfectly prepared. Most menu items were about $20. Overall, it was well worth our time and money.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank wicomet
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Lagos, Nigeria
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice but way overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

My friend and I had drinks in a lovely garden setting. However, these items were so outrageously overpriced that we only stayed for the serene ambience.

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Quito, Ecuador
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place is very nice, full of trees, flowers and pure nature. Food is also good, however, the ambiance is the most remarkable part of the experience!

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Juanepro
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Wellington, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent setting and great food....love this place...don't miss it!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Food and ambiance were excellent. Service was good and nice selection of items on menu with good wines. Beautiful property. Will be back next time for sure.

Visited June 2013
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