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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Tamarind restaurant has the most amazing sea food menu ever. The menu hardly changes which means the consistence of the food is amazing. The Fresh Kilifi Oysters are to die for, same as the Sashimi. If you still have space, also try the crab claws as they are too yummy. For Mains, The Ginger Crab, Piri Piri Prawns are... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review and perfect rating. We are delighted that found the food delicious and our location breathtaking. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are a great acknowledgement to their collective efforts. We hope your next visit is just around the corner. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The service was great, the food was delicious, and the view was breath taking. Very serene place. Will definitely be going back.

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your dining experience at Tamarind. We are delighted that found the food delicious and our location breathtaking. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are a great acknowledgement to their collective efforts. We hope your next visit is just around the corner. 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?