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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made reservations in for a family dinner as we were quietly celebrating our daughter's birthday. We requested our 'usual' table at the far end but unfortunately, we were sat smack in the middle of the restaurant, a very uncomfortable table that looked like it was put there as an after thought. This threw us back alot. But not wanting... More 

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Thank necessitiesbare
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and for giving us such candid feedback. We are very disappointed to learn that although you were celebrating your daughters birthday, your dining experience did not meet your expectations and the experience was most unsatisfactory. It is most unfortunate that although you had requested your usual table at the far end you... More 

Jakarta,
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Nairobi not only due to the high quality of their food but it's an unbeatable location for a lovely afternoon in the midst of a gorgeous garden environment with tall shady trees and flowers. The cozy restaurant is housed within the former house of Karen Von Blixen's manger of her coffee... More 

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Thank ThorsHammer
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that we are one of your favourite restaurants in Nairobi and truly appreciate you taking the time to review and give us a perfect rating. Our dedicated staff work so hard to ensure that we offer the best food in the most charming environment and we are happy to see that their efforts are reflected... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told the restaurant was fully reserved, and given a table in the veranda, 7 of us, it felt very dull outside, no decor at at all The duck and loin of lamb was good but one loin was overdone and they took it and brought a medium after all of us had finished Two of us had ordered... More 

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Thank Ahmedali H
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and for giving us such candid feedback. We are very disappointed to learn that your dining experience did not meet with your expectations. It is most unfortunate that you firstly did not enjoy sitting outside on the terrace and then that you found the food below standard, particularly the steaks, and that... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go relax and unwind. They have theme nights with live band and specials. The food, even just the bitings, are excellent. Always looking forward to my next visit there.

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Thank Martin M
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that Tamambo provides you with an ambiance in which you can relax and unwind and that the food and even the bitings are to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back whether for a meal or to one of our special theme... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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221 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tamambo has great food in a beautiful setting, especially in the garden. The mangrove oysters were absolutely tasty, as were the palm heart salad and Tamarind soup. Also try the Tamarind fish or Piri piri prawns. Great desserts and coffee as well. Very nice wine list, and attentive staff.

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Thank Raiber
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review and for the perfect rating. We appreciate the positive feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food from the tasty mangrove oysters, palm heart salad, Tamarind soup to the desserts and coffee. We are also glad that our staff... More 

2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try Tamambo Karen Blixen for an evening out. While there order Chapa Kazi. You can't go wrong! Thank me later. Their house coffee and chocolate is awesome.

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Thank benjamin n
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for not only taking the time to review but also for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending us to other visitors. We are truly delighted that you like the Chapa Kazi and the house coffee and chocolate. Your great comments have boosted our team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tamambo always delights our taste buds. Great meal preparation and presentation. The Sunday buffet is such a delight. I'd recommend that you book the patio sitting for that special family occasion. The kids have good play area. The garden area serves as your ideal place to soak in some sun as you indulge in the succulent meat platter.

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Thank Einstein N
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are happy to hear that you find the ambiance and the food to your liking, and particularly enjoy the Sunday buffet for a family occasion. Your positive comments are a huge boost to our team and we will be sure to let them know how much... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tamambo has become somewhat of a regular spot us. Great location off the main Karen road. Nice garden setting perfect for a Sunday lunch with family and friends. They have a nice bar inside as well as a few television for watching sports matches, it does get a bit crowded on the weekends or if there is a game but... More 

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Thank Jai V
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

It brings us a lot of pride to know that you're an avid fan of our restaurant and that you visit us regularly. We are delighted that you enjoy the garden setting and the food, particularly for Sunday lunch and we are happy to hear that you also like the shisha lounge area for catching up with friends, and the... More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located close to the major attractions in Karen as a great stop off for lunch or dinner, gardens often have local artists selling paintings at reasonable prices, the oysters are always fresh and enjoyable as a recommended starter and the steaks are tender and cooked to an enjoyable standard. The wine list is a little pricey but overall worth the... More 

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Thank TheTallGuy1001
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and we are happy to hear that the oysters and steaks are up up to standard. Sorry about the wine being pricey, but the taxes are severe! Your comment about the slow service has been shared... More 

London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to relax, especially in combination with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum (5 min drive away). Varied menu, delicious food, beautiful setting. The restaurant is one of the historic buildings with interesting photos but sit outside - there are plenty of trees and tables with umbrellas for hot sun or rain. Not a place for a quick... More 

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Thank ThroughPassenger
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We are delighted that you chose to have lunch with us and found the place relaxing and enjoyed the delicious food and beautiful setting. We are also pleased to hear that you found the service pleasant and friendly. Your positive feedback is a huge acknowledgement to the efforts of our dedicated team. Many thanks for taking the time to review... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
African, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?