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“A welcoming staff members, great food, great 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 463 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
St. George's, Grenada
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“A welcoming staff members, great food, great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The four times I have been at this restaurant are all memorable. The food is great at low prices, and I love the waiters. They are so nice. You just feel at home as you enjoy the great food and service. Every time I fly to Kenya, I just can't wait to get there and eat.

  • Visited January 2013
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GCD51, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to post a review and would like to thank you for your compliments. We are delighted to hear that the staff make you feel at home and that you enjoy the food. We shall share your remarks with the Tamambo team to inspire them to continue offering the best of food and service.
Many thanks again.
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Brisbane
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I had no idea this museum existed and in fact i didnt even know who Karen Blixen was until i visited. If you want to kill some time whilst in Nairobi, this is worth a visit.

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Singapore
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Too short a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We only stayed here for one night before moving on and there was so much to see and explore but we did not manage to do so. The cottages in the garden setting are most delightful - as if in a cluster housing arrangement. Our room had a fireplace with a sofa and a working area with a writing table. The porch was also a nice touch. There was a birding area where they would put papaya skins and fruits to attract the birds and it would be nice to see but we had no time to do that ......
The rest of the reception building really needs to be explored with the restored furniture and furnishings and their collections. We will have to go back again next time........

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Thank JayTee369
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Oliver, Canada
2 reviews
“Great Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

If you've read the book or seen the movie (Out Of Africa), you must visit. Even if you haven't. Everything was presented beautifully and the property is well maintained. Nice gift shop too.

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New York City, New York
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“Pretty, but not much going on”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I was bored here.
It was a pretty place, but the tour went on too long, and I realized immediately that there was not enough history here to capture my attention.
I would have skipped this and spent more time on safari / on the beach in the south part of the country.

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