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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are several locations for the Tamarind in Nairobi, and this one is located in the Karen Blixen Gardens, where you can also stay in one of the lovely bungalows. a word of caution, there is another restaurant directly adjacent, Tamambo, which you must avoid at all costs: the worst service I have had in more than 20 years in... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to relax in their spacious gardens. Food is good and service is excellent. Try the kikapu kuku or the grilled tilapia

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Thank daudi2017
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at Tamambo Karen Blixen. We are happy to hear you enjoyed relaxing in the spacious gardens and found the service excellent and the food good, particularly the kikapu kuku. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a restaurant right, so I got all the treatment I expected. Good seafood, great band for entertainment and so on.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review and for the perfect rating. We are happy to hear that your dining experience met with your expectations and the seafood was good and you liked the band. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the restaurant in Karen road makes it good and ample environment to be. It is a very calm place, nice food and in addition to very sumptous and delicous food and superb quality service. The restaurant offers fine sea food of your choice such as oysters,squid and octopus. Moreover, it serves very superb cuisine in town. The... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your visit to our restaurant and we are delighted to hear that the location was to your liking. In addition we are glad that you enjoyed the delicious food and superb service. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. We... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tamarind restaurant is the best seafood restaurant in Mombasa. I highly recommend everything on the menu. My favorite is the prawns. A must try restaurant!

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

Thank you very much for your review and for the perfect rating. We appreciate the fabulous accolade and and the recommendation to other diners. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor service we were literally neglected by the waiters who happily served other clients whilst we waited for more than an hour to get our main. The host did nothing to remedy the situation. We then opted to leave and asked for the bill, we were presented with a wrong bill in which we were charged for water we... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your dining experience and we are sorry to hear that it did not meet expectations. This feedback is very surprising and disappointing as we serve many many customers each week and as you can see from other reviews, the feedback is... More 

Nairobi
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner earlier this week at the restaurant and we absolutely loved it. The food, ambiance and service was top notch. The custom desserts were such a treat! I would definitely be coming back soon to sample the lunch menu. Kudos Tamambo Karen Blixen team!

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Thank Diana G
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review and for giving Tamarind a perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you loved the restaurant and had an enjoyable dining experience with top notch food, ambiance and service. Your positive comments have been passed on to the team and are a great acknowledgement of... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We tried Tamarind for lunch as we had heard really good things about it. I have to say the food was great, the staff were amazing and friendly and they made a really big fuss about my father-in-laws' birthday. Davind the head waiter was super and made our stay really worthwhile and memorable.

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Thank Martin A
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We appreciate you choosing to host your father in laws birthday at the restaurant and we will be sure to let our staff particularly David, know how much of an impact they made on your experience. Your feedback is... More 

Tenterden, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is an amazingly friendly restaurant which caters well for couples and families alike. The outdoor setting is tranquil and relaxed and the service was very good and very clever. We had the Sunday banquet menu at about £25 each which had a great selection of starters mains and deserts. The mains included roast BBQ steak off the bone, chicken,... More 

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a fantastic review about Tamambo Karen Blixen and also for giving us a perfect rating. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Sunday banquet menu and found the outdoor setting tranquil and relaxed and the service good. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews... More 

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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The best in Kenya by far. I've been in many types of restaurants around Kenya but Tamarind lives to its implacable reputation. I had the seafood casserole with white rise.

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Thank KhaledKhorshid
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are truly delighted that you think Tamarind is the best in Kenya and that it has lived up to its reputation during your visits. Your faith in us is so rewarding and is a great tribute to our dedicated team... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?