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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Beautiful setting & ambience. We enjoyed everything about Tamarind so much, the food was delicious & the service excellent. The second time was just as memorable as the first.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

Welcoming friendly staff, whilst open air under an awning we had a cosy fire next to our table. Fabulous food varied menu with great sushi and sashimi. Our second visit and we will definitely visit again next time we are in the city. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Geraldine Dunford, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

Dear Terri, thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal at Tamarind Brasserie and found the food fabulous and the staff friendly and welcoming. These are definitely some of the things that make us...More

Reviewed 27 November 2023

Very nice European style restaurant. 4 people. Food was delicious, light and healthy. Mixed salads to start. Soups were offered as well. Had Beet Risotto, which was really excellent. So good that I ordered it again at several other places. Wife and our business friends...all had chicken meals and reported favorably. Very nice place to eat lunch or supperMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Geraldine Dunford, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2023

Dear Guest, thank you for your great review. We are delighted that your visit met with your expectations and you all found the food delicious particularly the beet risotto. Your enthusiastic feedback has been shared with the team and is a boost to their efforts.Many...More

Reviewed 9 October 2023

Had a family birthday Lunch here. We had to change the booking date urgently, this was handled seamlessly. The food was amazing and the Kids had plenty of fun with the horse rides, painting, and playing with bunnies. Props to Mallory our server, she handled...a large party of 20 with attention to detail and efficiency. We shall definitely come back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Geraldine Dunford, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2023

Dear Jackie, Thank you for your taking the time to post such a wonderful 5 star review about Tamarind Brasserie. We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your family birthday lunch with us and thought the food amazing, and the service handled well by...More

Reviewed 8 October 2023

Wow, we loved everything about our dinner here. Service, warmth, great space for just enjoying your meal. Vegetarian options were wonderful.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Geraldine Dunford, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2023

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great 5 star review about Tamarind Brasserie. We are delighted you enjoyed everything about your dinner and found the service warm and the food good particularly the vegetarian menu. Your wonderful feedback has...More

Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

This restaurant caters to tourists and locals who come here for special occasions. Large garden with tables under tents or in private pavilions. A great choice of dishes at the self-service buffet.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Geraldine Dunford, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2023

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a good lunch at Tamarind Brasserie and enjoyed the buffet and the grounds. Your feedback has been shared with the team and is a boost to their efforts. Kind regards GEraldine

Reviewed 4 June 2023

Our tour operator took us to the Tamarind, and the food was amazing! We enjoyed the seafood platter!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Geraldine Dunford, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2023

Dear Phoebe, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Tamarind Brasserie and found the sea food platter amazing. WE hope you will visit us again in the future. Kind regards Geraldine

Reviewed 2 June 2023

Good selection on set menu. Lovely setting znd attentive staff. Tasty food and good presentation. Drinks choice goodMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Geraldine Dunford, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2023

Dear Mary,Thank you for your review. We are delight you enjoyed your visit and found the setting lovely the staff attentive and the food tasty. These are the thing that make us proud of our restaurant and we are glad they had a positive impact...More

Reviewed 10 May 2023

I love th history part of the building and food is so delicious. Although it's not cheap but we enjoed a lot!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Geraldine Dunford, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2023

Dear Sean, Tamarind Nairobi has been closed since last year so I believe you meant to post your review on Tamarind Mombasa site. Nonetheless we appreciate your feedback and are delighted you enjoyed the delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon....More

Reviewed 15 March 2023

We had a fulfilling time and the food was great. The little one had a lot of fun which is still etched on his mind. Downside was during payment, the POS machine failed to respond after submitting the transaction. I did get a debit SMS...from my bank and also checked my account and the amount had been debited. Later on I was informed that the card payment was yet to reflect on Tamarind's end and I made another payment via Mpesa.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Geraldine Dunford, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2023

Dear Ben, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Tamarind Brasserie and found the food great and your little one had lots of fun. Sorry about the problem you had with...More

Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

We went to tamarind karen impromptu because we always have an amazing time at the tamarind at the coast but wow this was such a disappointment. The tables we were sat at was not set up (one had food leftovers on the table, another just...had a lot of tissues and plates on it). Granted it was 8 pm and maybe past their main dinner time. Regardless, for a Saturday night restaurant was also surprisingly empty. I ordered the Tuna Poke bowl, and my partner ordered prawns. My bowl had some 3 shavings of cucumber & carrot, and 4 small pieces of avocado, and some tuna. It was like eating just rice. The sauce they was just vinegar. Prawns was okay, nothing to write home about. Then for dessert we had tiramisu. If it can be called a tiramisu. Some sort of wannabe-creative log where the biscotti was still very crunchy, and the cream was just cream not mascarpone. And it was encased in chocolate - which tasted like very poor quality cooking chocolate (the kind that leaves an wierd aftertaste). All in all, never going back. If you are hoping to go there for great food, this will be disappointing. Especially at those prices! But wait staff are lovely so it’s not all bad!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Geraldine D, Marketing at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2023

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are extremely sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent dining experience at Tamarind Brasserie (Its no longer called Tamarind) and felt the quality of food was below par although you found the service good....More

Reviewed 22 September 2022

Make sure you have a meal at Tamarind for the service and the food. It is nice location and provides a nice spot for lunch or dinner. I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022

We were a large group (around 15) of us. They set a lovely table in a perfect location. We were surrounded by gorgeous flowers and bushes, with a little creek running by our table. The staff couldn't have been nicer and or more efficient. Delicious,...fresh food. All and all, a wonderful lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022

Seagfood was delious, we lvoed the nature taste from the sea. No spcies or strong sauces were added! It was fantastic!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2022

Dear Guest thank you for your great review about Tamarind Nairobi. We are delighted you enjoyed the seafood. Please note that Tamarind and Tamambo will be moving to a new location on Karen Road in June so please stay tuned for the update, as we...More

Reviewed 23 February 2022

The Tamarind is one of those upscale places that truly deserves its level, with an incredibly friendly and professional staff, tasty dishes that are beautifully presented as well, and an incredible decor in a well-maintained historic building. I don't have much to add other than...that I will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2022

Dear Gogy, , thank you so much for checking us out and giving us a wonderful 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that your visit met with your expectations and you found the staff friendly and professional, the dishes tasty and well presented...More

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