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“Out of Africa”

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #3 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Out of Africa”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Very nice restaurant with nice and tasty food, service is very friendly and customer oriented. So a good place to go to have lunch or dinner in relaxing atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“ut of Africa into Africa”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Very exciting to see how Karen Blixen lived, the style and feel of her residence. The coffee garden was lovely.

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New York
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13 reviews
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“Tranquility with good food”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

The garden was an absolutely gorgeous setting to have a deliciously prepared lunch. The best part for me though is the fact that the waiter noticed I had a head cold, and recommended a ginger honey tea. It was perfection since not only did it taste great, but it also cleared my sniffles for the rest of the day. I don't normally give 5 stars, even for excellent reviews, but the attentiveness of the waiter kicked this restaurant up a notch.

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Thank Danette Q
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Relief for the Travel Weary”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

After spending 10 days traveling around Kenya (safari, coastal visit, etc.) and the long ride from the JKIA airport (lots of construction on the road systems), Tamambo was such a nice delight and surprise. Outdoor seating w/ personal coal heaters made the environment very comfortable. The food was fantastic as was the service. If you prefer a sports bar atmosphere instead of the outdoor dining - they have that too with a few different TVs around showing local sports.

Visited August 2013
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Washington, DC
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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“Pleasant property serving good food in the middle of Karen”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I’ve taken many international guests to Tamambo for lunch during our outings in Karen, and the food never disappoints. The portion sizes are generous, especially the salads, and the quality of the food has always been great. One tip - you will most likely be sitting outside for lunch or brunch, and it is often quite cold. We always bring extra shawls, but you can also request a chiminea be placed by your table. Great place to relax and enjoy a nice meal!

  • Visited August 2013
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