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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the best experience ever, dinning on top of a dhow, with cool music played by a truly accomplished band! As you enjoy the captivating night view of the coastal city of Mombasa, your meal is being prepared as you watch and served fresh. I will never forget the sea food treat over fine bottle of wine experience I... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll always go there for pork ribs. Always done very well. Thanks for always having a fireplace especially in the evening's.

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you choose to dine with us and enjoy the pork ribs. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great seafood restaurant with excellent fish well prepared and presented. The service was friendly and reliable as the waiter gave us nice recommendations. Superb standard. The wine menu was well stocked and priced.

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Thank brad83031
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at the Tamarind last night, the service was amazing.. the seafood was finger licking good and my magaritas were awesome. Loved it

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner at Tamarind and are pleased to hear that the service was amazing, the food good and and the margaritas awesome. We truly appreciate your favourable comments which are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. Many thanks again for the feedback and we look forward to you visiting us again in the... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a fantastic lunch in a wonderful setting. A meny for all ages and great wine by the glass. Superfriendly staff. This was our first visit and will absolutely return!

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for choosing the Tamarind for lunch. We are delighted that you had a fantastic time and the setting was to your liking and your found the staff super friendly. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are a great boost to their efforts. We are looking... More 

Mombasa
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104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tamarind restaurant Mombasa is a great place for dinner with Friends and family. The view to the sea and overlooking Mombasa Old Town is just amazing. The food standard is very high and service is mostly to its standards (could be improved, to be to the standard of food and venue) food averall is very tasty, great servings and enjoyable.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear that overall your experience was positive and that you liked the view overlooking the Mombasa Old Town and in addition thought the food standard very high with great servings. However we are disappointed to note that the service did not meet your expectations and could... More 

Karen Mogensen Nature Reserve., Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with my partner for a birthday surprise and everything went according to plan. Food was out of this world the waiters headed by their supervisor Peter were on top and the ambiance was something to look forward to again. I would recommend it every one.

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Thank kamauwilson87
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us and are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and ambiance. It is also pleasing to note that our staff headed by Peter were on top. We will be sure to let them know how much of an impact they made on your experience. Many... More 

Nairobi
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Tamarind Mombasa continues to be a treat each time we visit. With a most phenomenal location overlooking the creek. The ambience and setting us best enjoyed during an evening outing. With a bar serving interesting cocktails, the highlight remains the restaurant's seafood options offered. For me personally the crab, lobster and prawn dishes remain my favourites with the prawns piri... More 

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

Thank you for the enthusiastic review about Tamarind Mombasa and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening outing and the ambiance and setting are to your liking. It is good to hear that the food remains the highlight particularly the lobster, crab and prawn dishes. We are also happy that the service cleanliness... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a seafood restaurant with beautifully cooked and presented food. The waiter gave personal attention to everyone at our table, knew the details of all the dishes and, was able to make recommendations. It is not a cheap restaurant, but has a superb standard and I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who appreciates really good food. Each of our... More 

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

Thank you for the perfect rating and for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and found the food beautifully cooked and presented. We shall let the team know what a positive impact they had on your dinner with their personal attention to detail. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Tamarind is a bit pricey but wonderful food in a lovely setting. You sit on the balcony and look across the water at the Old City if Mombasa. Lots of variety.

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

Thank you very much for the perfect rating and for the wonderful review about Tamarind Mombasa. We are delighted that the food and setting are too your liking. Your positive comments have been passed to the team and will be a great boost to their efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?