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Tamambo Karen Blixen

Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (191 reviews)
“burger” (45 reviews)
“oysters” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
African, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice setting but the food was only adverage except for the soup. We sat outdoors in the shade of a tree and had good service, perhaps in part because we arrived before a group of 12 who seemed unhappy with the wait they encountered. Lunch...More

Thank jsthouston
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review.We are sorry to hear that your lunch was not the best although you say the service was good and you liked the outdoor setting under the trees, the food you ate was average. .We sincerely appreciate...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here after visiting the giraffe centre and David sheldrake it's set in beautiful grounds, thedaywe went a local artist was displaying his work it was lovely. The meals were great and a lovely end to a wonderful morning.

Thank Taruna C
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Taruna, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at Tamambo and found the meals were good. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback and have passed your positive comments to all concerned. KInd regards Geraldine

Reviewed 4 days ago

I went in a party of 13 as a final dinner at the end of a safari holiday in Kenya. We were spending our last night at Hemmingway's Hotel and this was very conveniently located and was recommended to us. We were seated at a...More

Thank Tim D
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Tim,Thank you for your candid feedback .It was extremely disappointing to read of your unsatisfactory meal particularly those who had palm heart salad. We are also shocked to hear about your group being overcharged for drink and if you have a copy of the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We called here for pre dinner drinks. Our friends paid the bill so I cannot comment on prices. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed and there were lots of people eating and drinking . The staff were attentive without being over pushy. We sat outside...More

Thank Pauline989
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Pauline, Many thanks for your complimentary five star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your pre dinner drinks at Tamambo and found the atmosphere lovely and relaxed and the staff attentive. We appreciate your favourable comments which are a great acknowledgement...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Karen Blizen is situated off Ngong Rd AND OFF Karen Langata Rd 1bout 17 Kms 13 miles from Nairobi CBD, HERE YOU FIND THE tAMAMBO kAREN bLIZEN WITHIN THE KAREN BLIZEN MUSEUM, The home of the world reknown settler who sailed walked interior and fell...More

Thank Rama D
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rama, thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Tamambo Karen Blixen and were impressed by the connection to Karen Blixen history. We have passed your comments to the team who are happy to hear that the restaurant...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right next to Karen Blixen Museum- 5 minutes walk. Has a variety to offer in terms of food and drinks. I loved their cocktails! They were the best.

Thank DAROKA
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Daroka, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoy the variety of food and drinks at Tamambo and particularly the cocktails. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Geraldine

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after visiting the Karen Blixen museum. Beautiful courtyard dining experience. Great staff with friendly service. They offer vegetarian dishes.More

Thank Robin O
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Robin, We are delighted your chose to stop off with us after your tour of the Karen Blixen museum and that you enjoyed your lunch experience and the staff gave you friendly service. Wee appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just as they were preparing for a wedding. Nonetheless, the staff seated and served us promptly. We had a table in the shade overlooking the garden. The food was tasty and not too expensive.More

Thank davidgerdmoore
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David, Many thanks for your five star review. We are delighted you chose to have lunch at Tamambo and enjoyed the prompt service and tasty food. Your positive comments are a great acknowledgement to the team effort. Thank you again for the feedback. Kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful ,Nice, green place . We always come with family and friends to the restaurant when ever visit Nairobi. They keep standards of food and service . Try baked oysters )More

Thank Oceanamit
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Amit, Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review. We are honored to hear that you are an avid fan of Tamambo and always come with your family and friends. It is pleasing to hear that you enjoy the nice green ambiance and always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant enough dinner but we had been led to expect better. There was very little choice. My starter (palm heart salad) was very disappointing - everyone in our group who chose this left most of it. The steak was tender and tasty but cold....More

Thank GlobetrotterWarks
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Warks, It is with great concern and disappointment that we read your review. We are troubled to hear the food was very disappointing particularly the palm heart salad, and the steak was tasty but cold. It is also very concerning to learn that you...More

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Questions & Answers
bernardn252
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
The average spend together with drinks (wine) would be approximately Shs 4000/- or 40US$
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ari6691
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
You can go to our website and book online.
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Paul C
November 20, 2016|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Regaular average Spend is about Shs. 2,500/- Following are the Xmas and New Years Rates: Christmas Eve Dinner – A la carte menu. Advance bookings only. Supplement of Kshs 500.00. Christmas Day – Spectacular buffet lunch... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
Description
Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property. The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 06.00Am through to 10.00Pm. Diners have a fine choice of different areas for lunch or dinner. There is the indoor restaurant with adjacent outdoor terrace and garden, for a la carte dining. There are also a variety of functions areas such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House is a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with delicious cocktails and bar snacks and satellite TV.
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