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“Tranquility with good food”

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #22 of 1,002 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tamambo Karen Blixen is no longer open. The restaurant has moved to a new location on Ngong Road and has become Tamarind Brasserie.
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The garden was an absolutely gorgeous setting to have a deliciously prepared lunch. The best part for me though is the fact that the waiter noticed I had a head cold, and recommended a ginger honey tea. It was perfection since not only did it taste great, but it also cleared my sniffles for the rest of the day. I don't normally give 5 stars, even for excellent reviews, but the attentiveness of the waiter kicked this restaurant up a notch.

Thank danetteq2016
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

After spending 10 days traveling around Kenya (safari, coastal visit, etc.) and the long ride from the JKIA airport (lots of construction on the road systems), Tamambo was such a nice delight and surprise. Outdoor seating w/ personal coal heaters made the environment very comfortable. The food was fantastic as was the service. If you prefer a sports bar atmosphere instead of the outdoor dining - they have that too with a few different TVs around showing local sports.

Date of visit: August 2013
2  Thank dcchick1425
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I’ve taken many international guests to Tamambo for lunch during our outings in Karen, and the food never disappoints. The portion sizes are generous, especially the salads, and the quality of the food has always been great. One tip - you will most likely be sitting outside for lunch or brunch, and it is often quite cold. We always bring extra shawls, but you can also request a chiminea be placed by your table. Great place to relax and enjoy a nice meal!

Date of visit: August 2013
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1  Thank Bucketlisters202
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

a nice place to relax away from the city center.Quiet and very private.The food is good and satff are relaxed and welcoming.

Thank Rasheed M
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Amazing place even though i was bit a disappointed by the limited stuff i was able to see because renovations were just kicking-off and so much of the stuff was stored away for safe-keeping. I wish more efforts would be made to acquire most of the original pieces as most are currently replicas and can someone attend to the decaying wagons outside that are rotting away and with them a rich piece of history?

Thank KenyaGeographic
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