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Tamambo Karen Blixen

€€ - €€€African, , Seafood
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (183 reviews)
“burger” (45 reviews)
“oysters” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
African, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 916 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for an early dinner after visiting the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage. This is a fine-dining restaurant that features excellent service and phenomenal seafood. There is an open fire in one corner of the dining room which can get quite warm if you...More

Thank run2sea
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post such a rave review and for the perfect rating. Your enthusiastic comments are music to our ears and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and that not only was the food you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took some friends here for lunch. It was a chilly day but we were able to sit outside on the verandah because they brought us a couple of heaters which kept everyone warm!! The food was delicious - everyone in our group enjoyed their...More

Thank EastCoastNewbie50
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your great review. We are delighted to hear that you had a good lunch with delicious food and and excellent service. . It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we will be sure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat outside or in. The buffet has a wide variety of good quality food & the bbq selection is excellent. The staff here are very eager to pleaseMore

Thank BenidormSanSeb
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and the perfect rating. We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch in the garden and the food particularly the bbq selection were to your liking. We have passed on your complimentary remarks to the team who are happy to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually eat next door at tamarind but had a few drinks in the bar afterwards listening to a great band and had a dance. Fun place, lovely staffMore

Thank aquabell
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this review. We have received the fabulous one you posted for Tamarind Nairobi and we appreciate you giving us feedback on the fun time you had listening to the band and dancing. Your compliments are so appreciated and we are only too...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Service in the garden. My daughter and I grabbed a drink and some light fare before departing to the US. Beautiful garden area to enjoy a quiet dining experience in while in Nairobi. The service was top notch and polite, the food excellent, and...More

Thank geneholmquist
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Huge thanks for your wonderful review and for the perfect rating. We are truly delighted that you and your daughter were able to grab a drink and some light snacks before returning to the US and that you found the service top notch and polite,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Karen resident Tamambo has become of the main go-to places to take people for delicious ,reasonably priced fare. Service is always uniformly very good and a varied menu gives one an excuse to go back again. Located just a couple hundred yards from...More

Thank worldwandererAtlanta
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A huge thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted that Tamambo has become your go to place to take people for a delicious reasonably priced meal. It is pleasing to know that our service is always good and that you enjoy...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is authentic. The place is essentially as it was when Biden lived there. Worth seeing in Kenya if you are into history.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your review is about the Museum. However you have posted it to the Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant site. Two different entities.

Reviewed 16 March 2018

Awesome place, excellent food and service. The fully loaded burger soooo filling and tasty. Will be backMore

Thank Obulu
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed for your most enthusiastic review.and for giving us a perfect rating. It is music to our ears to hear that you enjoyed the service and the food particularly the fully loaded the burger which you found was filling and tasty....More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had lunch in the beautiful garden of Tamambo Restaurant. The food was very delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. We recommend this place after a visit at the David Sheldrick Orphanage or the Giraffe Center.More

Thank Wespis
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

We truly appreciate the great review and the perfect rating. We are happy to hear that the food was delicious, and the staff friendly and helpful. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we will be...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The outside is a charming English style manor. The service was excellent. The tomato soup was really good. Salad was fair. The inside lacked the charm of the outside. Turned it into more of a sports bar with big TVs. Best bet is to sit...More

Thank tamanapa
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive and the service excellent. We are glad the tomato soup was really good, but it is disappointing to hear that the salad did not meet meet your expectations. We...More

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bernard n
25 May 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
The average spend together with drinks (wine) would be approximately Shs 4000/- or 40US$
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ari6691
1 May 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
You can go to our website and book online.
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Paul C
20 November 2016|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Regaular average Spend is about Shs. 2,500/- Following are the Xmas and New Years Rates: Christmas Eve Dinner – A la carte menu. Advance bookings only. Supplement of Kshs 500.00. Christmas Day – Spectacular buffet lunch... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
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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