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Tamarind Restaurant

Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (99 reviews)
“crab” (29 reviews)
“sea food” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always have a wonderful time here, friendly Maître d' and waiters, and yummy food! Quite welcoming to walk-ins.More

Thank WillyGaks
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for the five star review. We are delighted that you that you're an avid fan of the Tamarind and always have a wonderful time. We shall be sure to pass on your complimentary remarks to the team. Looking forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the good fortune of dining at The Tamarind two nights ago. Every aspect of our meal at this magnificent restaurant was perfect. The dining room and the tables are in line with the finest restaurants that I have visited. The wait staff was...More

Thank RPG625
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your amazing five star review. We really value your comments about our incredibly friendly professional and knowledgeable wait staff and delicious food. Our team take their roles very seriously and it is most pleasing to see that their efforts have been appreciated....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very professional informed waiters. The food is on point. You'll never go wrong with whatever you order. Then to crown your meals they give a dessert with a message on it..More

Thank Esther n
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your five start review. We are delighted to hear that you had a good dining experience with the food on point and the waiters well informed and professional. This is the type of feedback which is music to our ears and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In December, I visited Tamaring Dhow in Mombasa. a fantastic restaurant boat with all sorts of seafood and it's like getting to the shellfish sky. an amazing place that you must visit when you come to kenya the next trip is recommended at the highest...More

Thank Roger w
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the five star review. We are delighted that you had a good time on Tamarind Dhow Mombasa and that you enjoyed the seafood. We hope you will sail with us again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We seem to be in a minority having had a very average experience at this fine dining venue in a picture perfect setting. Perhaps the first stage was a harbinger of things to come. Four out of the five menus had no back page with...More

Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with detailed feedback of your visit to Tamarind and are extremely disappointed to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations. It is truly regrettable that you found the food very poor and even though...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a table at this restaurant but arrived very late. The restaurant reassured me that it was not an issue and gave us a wonderful table by the fire. The food was superb with a customer service to match. They took our names to...More

Thank Thee80
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed for your most enthusiastic review and for the perfect rating. We are thrilled that you chose to dine at Tamarind and that it met with your high expectations. Its most pleasing to hear that the food and customer service were...More

Reviewed April 13, 2018

Wonderful experience,tasty food ,excellent service and atmosphere was fantastic.The waiter was very attentive to our need.More

Thank kamauwilson87
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post such a rave review and for the perfect rating. It gives us great pleasure to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience and found the food tasty the service excellent and the atmosphere fantastic. Your positive...More

Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Managed to get a table for our first night in nairobi on a Saturday night and had a fabulous dinner. Lovely oysters, tuna , prawns. Very good Kenyan white wine. We were so full we could not do pudding. Cocktails and a charming waiter. Very...More

Thank aquabell
labinaNairobi, Guest Relations Manager at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you for choosing to dine at Tamarind for your first night in Nairobi and for posting such a great review. We are truly delighted that you thought the dinner fabulous particularly the oysters, tuna and prawns, and even the cocktails and the Kenyan white...More

Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Great service, great cocktails, excellent crab claws but the langoustine was out of this world.. i had to see the man behind the outstanding burst of flavours and had to give thumbs up to chef mugo.. keep it upMore

1  Thank Charlie S
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Thank you for your great review and the five star rating.We are truly delighted you enjoyed your dinner at Tamarind particularly the crab claws and the langoustine which you described as out of this world. We will be sure to let chef mugo and his...More

Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I am a big seafood eater! I love seafood and have been eating it since I was 5 years old. For my mother's birthday we decided to go to tamarind, Karen. They have an extensive menu with a wide variety of seafood dishes that meets...More

Thank iamMatt17
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

A huge thank you or choosing The Tamarind to celebrate your mother's birthday. We were very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and you thought that it was the best seafood you have had in a while. Your compliments about the tasty chilli...More

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ElifSonmez
July 31, 2017|
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Response from vifarel | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is located in Karen which is a considerable distance from the hotel as you will need to partly go through Ngong Road and Lenana, which gets busy at peak hours. It could be anything from 30 minutes to an hour... More
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gfranny
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Hi Tamarind is approximately 15 kms from Palacina, and depending on the traffic should only take 30 - 45 mins.
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WanjaMburu
December 18, 2016|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Hi, dinner per person is approximately US$50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
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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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