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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had our first wedding anniversary at the Tamarind. I wanted to surprise her with a nice setup.The supervisor, Alex, handled my requests personally and enthusiastically, going above and beyond to make our special day extra special. Then there is the food. Worth every penny. From the bread served at the beginning to the dessert at the... More 

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Thank Robert R
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow what an amazing review. Thank you so much for giving us a perfect rating. Happy anniversary to you and your wife!! We are thrilled that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. It is most pleasing to note that Alex handled your request so well making the day extra special and we shall let him know... More 

Greater Kochi, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our last day at Nairobi bringing our 15 day visit to Kenya to an end. we had an extra few hours before boaridng the flight back to India and we decided to lunch at Tamarind. It was a perfect afternoon! The beef burger was the best we ever had, the Masai Martini was a cocktail with a perfect... More 

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Thank Mallikatharakan
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

It is definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this and we thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are happy to hear that you had a perfect afternoon's lunch and enjoyed the beef burger and Nachos whilst sitting in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our lunch here during a stopover between flights. The perfect way to relax in Nairobi and enjoy delicious food. What super waiters! Helpful, attentive and enjoyed a joke. A great place and the second time we have visited.

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Thank Dianne W
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that that you liked your second lunch experience with us enjoying the delicious food and helpful waiters. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs and it is definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Karen Blixen Tamambo Sunday family lunch beats anything this part of town. Awesome staff -Daniel and Koech, great ambience, great crowd and who-is-who-in Nairobi, and fresh foods! Try it!

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Thank HezGW
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are happy to hear you enjoy the Tamambo Karen Blixen Sunday lunch, and like the ambiance, fresh food and awesome service particularly from Daniel and Koech who we will be sure to tell that you were pleased with their services. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Italy
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with two colleagues for dinner at the Tamarind (business travel) and everything was very good. I personally tried the crab with ginger and I can’t regret it, the crab was fresh and very well cooked. One of my colleagues was vegan and had a salad, she was happy and said that everything was very fresh The desserts were... More 

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Thank c-napoli1
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and also a perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you had a good dinner with your colleagues and enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Your positive remarks have been shared with the team and are a great boost to their efforts to give the best of food... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious, drinks were fantastic, but most importantly, the service was so personal and friendly, and it was definitely worth the extra time travelling there.

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Thank Akeeel123
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and drinks at Tamarind and thought the service was personal and friendly. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can and your positive feedback is a sure acknowledgement of our dedicated team. Many thanks for taking the time to post your review and for giving... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can see why this restaurant has a special place in the heart of locals. My main and dessert were both warming and yummy. The menu roves around quite a bit. I opted for traditional British fare. A superior cocktail, generous portions 🍽, smooth wine, and great service. What's not to like? However, not my personal favourite eaterie in Nairobi.... More 

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Thank Scorpio_SunandMoon
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at Tamarind and particularly liked the main and desserts, the smooth wine and great service. Thank you for giving us such positive feedback and taking the time to post a review. We hope to welcome you back again soon, even though you prefer a less fine dining experience. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tamarind group never disappoints and this holds true even at Karen Blixen. Try out their sea food. Their live band is amazing too for a relaxed evening with loved ones, all regulars can attest to this!

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Geraldine D, Guest Relations Manager at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks so much for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you are a fan of the Tamarind Group and also enjoyed the seafood at Tamarind Nairobi and also the live band. We e look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. More 

Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the seafood which came from Mombasa - the oysters were small but tasty and the lobster was fabulous!

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you hose to dine at Tamarind and enjoyed the food particularly the oysters and lobster. Your remarks have been shared with the team and are a boost to their efforts. Many thanks again for the feedback. More 

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for some oysters and bubbly and ended up having three courses. Spanish fried octopus starter and prawn masala. Both excellent. Wife had calamari and chicken ndogo ndogo which were also superb. I have used the Mombasa tamarind for nearly 20 years and I am delighted to say that the food here is as good. The staff were excellent... More 

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Thank Bushpig1
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dinner with us and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that though you popped in for oyster and bubbly you ended up sampling additional menu offerings and thought they were exellent. We also appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Cuisine
European, African, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?