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Tamambo Karen Blixen

Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (206 reviews)
“nachos” (12 reviews)
“oysters” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the grounds, the food and the service...such a lovely spot for a gracious meal. It is nice to be able enjoy the Karen Blixen museum before or after your meal.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dan0001
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Dan, It is with great pleasure that we read your wonderful 5 star review. We are truly delighted that you love the grounds, the food and service at Tamambo Karen Blixen. Our dedicated team work really hard to offer the best of food and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swung by here whilst cruising around Nairobi and so glad we did. We ate excellent burgers well cooked and mouth watering moist! Lovely setting but due to the weather we had to take cover. Nice gift shop in the adjoining hotel and in the sun...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank S162WUdanielr
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Daniel, So glad you decided to swing by Tamambo whilst cruising around Nairobi and took the time to post a review of the excellent burgers you ate.and lovely setting, nice gift shop and wonderful gardens. . We have shared your feedback with the team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

In Karen, we shall never forget this Mbuzi choma experience after my friends and I decided to pass by for our lunch. They also had other wonderful dishes we tried out before our dessert and they were awesome too. Too delicious, prepared by the best...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Kelvin K
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Kelvin, Thank you for taking the time to post the great 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you had a delicious and memorable mbuzi choma lunch together with quick customer service. We have passed your positive feedback to the chef and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was warm and welcoming, the restaurant is designed well, and has an amazing vibe. The total atmosphere in the restaurant is calm, relaxing and soothing, it’s a fun way to eat and relax during or after a long day. The food was great,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tomor212
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Tom,So glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch at Tamambo and thanks for checking us out and taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that you found the restaurant calm and relaxing, the service warm and welcoming and the chef is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here after visiting the Giraffe center in the Karen areal of Nairobi. Food/beverages were great, everybody in our group enjoyed what they ordered. But the best part of eating here is the setting, you eat outdoors on a lawn area(you can eat...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank john w
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear John, Sincere thanks for stopping by for lunch after visiting the Giraffe center and for taking the time to post a wonderful 5 star review. It is such a pleasure to hear that everyone in your group enjoyed the food, beverages and mostly the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's situated in Karen and has very nice grounds for wedding reception. It was a fantastic place as it has very cool climate. The parking for vehicles is also ample. Well reserved place for weekendsMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kiarie W
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Kiarie, thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review and for choosing us for the wedding reception. We are happy to hear that the reception went well and you found that there was ample parking. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should definately leave Kenya without trying this delicious local delicacy.It will make you visit Kenya again

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Rimisiek K
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello, Thank you for the feedback and for recommending Mbuzi choma. We hope you will come back again soon. Kind regards Geraldine

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and great food in a lovely location. Enjoyed a simple soup and sandwich combination for lunch. We were interrupted by a surprise squall but that didn’t stop our servers!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elmrlo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very relaxing atmosphere, delicious food, excellent cocktails and polite staff however, the service was rather slow.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AnnHerts
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ann, Thank you for taking the time to review. We are happy to hear that overall you had a good meal and found the atmosphere relaxing, the food delicious and the staff polite, even though the service was slow. We sincerely appreciate you bringing...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the place for lunch if you are on a sight seeing tour in Karen. Situated next to Karen Blixen museum, it is a good idea to take your brake here since its close to Giraffe Center, Kazuri and Langata Link that all are...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Christina M
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Christina, Thank you very much for you nice review. We are happy to hear that you visit Tamambo when you are in the area and that the food is nice and reasonably priced. We appreciate your feedback and for recommending us to other visitors...More

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vikas0503
October 4, 2018|
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Response from davidgerdmoore | Reviewed this property |
Google Maps tells me that it's about 20 KM and takes 35 to an hour depending on the route. David
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
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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