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“delicious food in relax atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Ranked #3 of 465 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
Schoten, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“delicious food in relax atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had dinner here on two occasions, and loved it both times.
Start your evening in the bar or garden and enjoy a cocktail before going to the dinner table.
They have good variation in meals so you will certainly find something you like and they are delicious!Friendly staff and a relax atmosphere.
Do try the desserts.I recommend the vanilla icecream with chocolate fudge brownie.Yumm!
If you can't choose go for the sample platter with 5 different desserts.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Karen Blixen of "Out of Africa" fame is very much as it would have been in the early 1900's. Well worth a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

As part of a day tour that included the Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen (Out of Africa) Museum and Giraffe Centre we had a late lunch at The Karen Blixen coffee garden and café which is close to but not in the grounds of the Karen Blixen Museum.
We sat outside on a private table in a peaceful, well tended garden with very good service and food. The simple grilled fish main course and icecream dessert was one of the best meals I had had in Africa and we had stayed at 3 luxury tented safari camps earlier on our holiday. The setting and well cooked food made for a very nice memory of the Nairobi area even though the city itself is best avoided.

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Clovelly, Australia
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“A most pleasant space to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We only had time to sit and enjoy lunch in the garden, which with perfect weather was ideal.

The food was served by young friendly staff and the experience was terrific.

Thank handr40
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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stopped here as part of our Collette Safari tour before going to the Karen Blixen Museum. The food was buffet style and everything was excellent. Nice selection and also included some Kenyan cuisine. Best Bread Pudding I have ever had! The outdoor setting was beautiful. Only downside is that if you buy in the gift shop in order to pay with credit credit you have to go to the other side (quite a distance) to pay, plus many of the staff did not know where to show me to go. I wound up not buying because by the time I found it I did not have time before the tour was leaving.

Visited August 2013
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