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Tamarind Restaurant

Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (122 reviews)
“crab” (26 reviews)
“prawns” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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€€€€
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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday

After a safari in the Masai Mara, our group had a wonderful dinner at Tamarind prior to departing Nairobi for Rwanda. The service was exceptional and the seafood delicious! Well done!

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must be one of the best restaurants in Nairobi. Excellent food - efficient and friendly staff. Informal atmosphere with great value for money. Remember to make a reservationMore

Thank Tveitdal
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What an awesome review for which we thank you and for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner and found the food excellent and the staff friendly add efficient. These are definitely the things we are very proud of about our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right from the entrance, what struck me were the beautiful art pieces on display. The waiters showed me where to sit and I was served in no time. The food was delicious and filling. The ambiance was just perfect for my afternoon. I enjoyed myself....More

Thank Tonny G
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review and the perfect rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the delicious filling food, and the perfect ambiance. It's such a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we will be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for heavenly food, please look no further. Tamarind Restaurant is the place, period.More

Thank James M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you for taking the time to post a review and for recommending us to other diners. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your dining experience. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear such complimentary reviews such as this....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tamarind Restaurant is the premier seafood restaurant in Kenya. I recently had my birthday dinner there and it was absolutely incredible. I have been a regular at Tamarind for 4 years. I've never encountered any issues and the service is top notch. The seafood...More

Thank jmatthew87
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A huge thank you or choosing The Tamarind to celebrate your birthday and the wonderful compliment about the dinner being absolutely incredible, particularly the seafood platter, and the duck moneybag. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the recent past, we have visited Tamarind restaurant twice (not our first time there) - the food and service were frankly out of this world - I struggle to think of anything better in Nairobi. However, in each case the billing had inexplicable debacles....More

Thank Markus K
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Tamarind twice and we are delighted to hear that the food and service were out of this world. However we note with great concern and disappointment that on both occasions you encountered dubious billing issues and we thank you for bringing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ConsI standby reliable and excellent. I have been going there for many years. It really is first rate. On the downside it's more expensive than most up market Mediterranean restaurants. Wine is triple a good restaurant in Europe. It is 5 star standard and 5...More

Thank mikemeegan
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It brings us a lot of pride to hear that you're an avid fan of our restaurant. We so appreciate your continued trust in us over the years and rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was absolutely the best place we dined at in Nairobi. The food was delicious and the personal touch with our names on dessert was truly a nice touch. Service was over and above pleasantMore

1  Thank susanlegrand
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post such a rave review and for the incredible compliment of being absolutely the best place at which you dined in Nairobi. We are delighted to hear that the food was delicious, the service was pleasant and you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always had an amazing experience.. the food and the service is great. I can’t wait to come back.More

Thank Jimmy M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A big thank you for taking the time to review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are happy to hear that you had an amazing dining experience and the food and service was great. Your wonderful compliments have been shared with the team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Customer care staff go the extra mile to make clients happy and comfortable. Bar staffers like Martin,Copernicus and Albanas offer custom service and it is easy to get addicted to the establishment.The culinary offering has no peers.More

Thank DismasMokua
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and perfect rating. It is definitely a boost for us every time we hear such complimentary reviews such as this. We will be sure to let Martin, Copernicus and Albanas know that they made a positive impact on your...More

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ElifSonmez
31 July 2017|
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Response from vifarel | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is located in Karen which is a considerable distance from the hotel as you will need to partly go through Ngong Road and Lenana, which gets busy at peak hours. It could be anything from 30 minutes to an hour... More
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gfranny
12 April 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Hi Tamarind is approximately 15 kms from Palacina, and depending on the traffic should only take 30 - 45 mins.
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WanjaMburu
18 December 2016|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Hi, dinner per person is approximately US$50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
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Description
Nairobi's iconic seafood restaurant which originally opened in August 1977, has recently moved from the Central Business District to the leafy suburbs of Karen at the Karen Blixen coffee Garden. The menu is a blend of the best of French, Asian and African cuisines with specialties such as the famous Prawns Piri Piri, and Chilli Crab which have earned the Tamarind worldwide fame.
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