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“I loved this hotel - the facility is gorgeous, the service is superb and the food is delicious! I highly recommend!” 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 463 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, 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.
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“I loved this hotel - the facility is gorgeous, the service is superb and the food is delicious! I highly recommend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

What a lovely hotel. I'll definitely stay there during my next trip to Nairobi. The rooms are stunning, the grounds are lovely, the staff is attentive and gracious and the good is delicious.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Lauren S
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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“A Lovely Sunday Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We are visiting our son-in-laws family in Nairobi and were taken to Karen Blixen for Sunday lunch.
The setting is delightful, based around an old colonial manor, the gardens where the tables are placed for you to eat are very well maintained.
The staff are well trained, friendly and very attentive.
The menu is quite extensive and the food we had was delicious.
Not fine dining but a lovely way to spend Sunday.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank 414Mike
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Diani Beach, Kenya
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We were very impressed with every aspect of this Restaurant. The service was faultless .The succulent buffet was excellent quality, range of flavors and styles with never an empty container to be seen - always well stocked as if no one had sampled the salads, hot dishes etc.The selection in the Ala carte menu is well thought process. Service staff and Management attended to us with a great sense of humour. All staff were at pains to ask if all was well and could not do enough for us. For us it was a discovery and would highly recommend to any family out there who would be looking for excellent meal in an excellent natural set-up.Fresh and very refreshing cool air.

  • Visited September 2013
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Nairobi
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The bread served and especially the bread sticks were very freshly done and tasty quickly building up a great appetite for my meal. I ate the "Chapa Kazi Platter" which had a variety of meat like pork, chicken,and beef all very well seasoned tender and delicious. The portion was generous and of course FABULOUS, I highly recommend any meat eater who loves their
meat to give it a try. The service was also good

  • Visited November 2013
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Nairobi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“5 star experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The food was good especially the burger and service was great. Amazing atmosphere and an ideal place for the family.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Brianug101
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