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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great evening dinning with outdoor seating and wonderful atmosphere. Live music, excellent food and friendly helpful staff.

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

Many thanks indeed for such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your birthday dinner with us and enjoyed the atmosphere and thought the food excellent and the staff helpful. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome your back again soon. More 

Parkgate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From chilly England to the Summer warmth of Kenya, we came for a little family reunion in Karen. One evening, we seven celebrated in style at Tamarind Restaurant; the seafood was spectacular, exquisitely prepared, sublimely tasty. The service was excellent, with personal attention. We agreed that our pre-Christmas celebration was memorable and elegant, and we agreed that we'd come again.

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Thank Margaret Mary C
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Tamarind to hold your family reunion. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and that the seafood was spectacular, and the service was excellent. We are thrilled that you all agreed that this pre-Christmas celebration was memorable and elegant and we look forward to your next visit. Many thanks for taking the time to give... More 

United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at this restaurant. We ordered four different meals from the menu and they all were good. The food that I had in this restaurant was the best that I had during my 12 days Kenya trip. Our table was in the garden area which was beautiful and well maintained. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you very much for your great review an for giving us a perfect rating. We are thrilled to hear that the food was the best you had during your 12 days Kenya trip. We are happy that you enjoyed the ambiance in the garden and the staff were friendly. Your wonderful comments have been shared with the dedicated team... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and really good service. The food is arabian and it tasted really nice. Good music, bellydancer and a very nice staff, very serviceminded.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to review and give us a perfect rating. Your compliments about the great atmosphere, and really good service, tasty food and good music have been shared with the team and are a boost to their efforts. Many thanks for your feedback and please come back again soon. More 

Kalomo, Zambia
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I genuinely believe that this is one of the best restaurants in Nairobi. It offers an extensive menu with plenty of varied choice. It might be a bit pricy but the quality is also excellent. The food is really really good and the environment has great ambience so it becomes a lovely dinning experience. It is a must visit place... More 

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

We really appreciate your compliments about the good food and great ambiance at Tamarind. Many thanks for taking the time to review and recommend us as a must visit place. Your praise has been shared with our dedicated team and is a great acknowledgement to their efforts. Thank you again and we look forward to you next visit. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the place is so welcoming to a nice ambiance, lovely outdoor sitting areas and great food. the service is good as well.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review and giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you find the t Tamarind welcoming with a nice ambiance, great food and good service. We look forward to your next visit soon. More 

Manila
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carnivore is famous in Nairobi, Kenya, South AFrica - and perhaps in many places in the world. And for good reasons! The food is delicious, whether one partakes of all the meat or chooses to try the ala carte menu. The servers are friendly and attentive. The entertainment on the weekends and special events are always fun. It is... More 

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

Thank you for your excellent review of Carnivore and the perfect rating We are delighted that you have found the food delicious and the servers friendly and attentive. It is great that you enjoy the entertainment and special events. We hope that you will visit us again when you are in the area. More 

Mombasa
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best location in Mombasa . Great atmosphere. Excellent food and service . Any day can be a special day and experience.

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

Thank you for the great review and the perfect rating. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we are delighted that you have enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service at Tamarind Mombasa. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magic place, food and service. Any trip to Kenya SHOULD include this special moment at the Tamarind. Once a year for the past 40 years I have had the same wonderful feelling, magic.

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Thank cathyg417
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thank you very much indeed for posting such a positive review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed the Tamarind both Mombasa and Nairobi for the past 40 years and still find the place, the food and service to be magic. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

the dinner mood was excellent and they played good calm melodious music. a very good place for dinner conversations. the food is really good and the atmosphere very welcoming. their service is A1 and waiters are very happy to do their work. its a bit cold so be prepared to seat by the fire if need be or cover up.... More 

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Thank Mwihaki27
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. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and that you find the place good for dinner conversation, as well as liking the food and welcoming atmosphere. Our dedicated teams will be boosted by your complimentary remarks about the good service and food.... 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, African, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?