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Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful grounds, with an art show/sale going on. Lots of travelers coming in, which rendered dining service SLOW. We waited one hour for our order, which was disconcerting with a driver waiting in the parking lot for a whole 2 hours from start to finish. Food was exemplary, however.

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Thank Lori D
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive and that you enjoyed the beautiful grounds with the art sale display and that the food was to your liking. However it is disappointing to hear that our service didn't meet your expectations and we apologize for this. We... More 

Onsala, Sweden
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by for lunch on our latest visit to Karen. The restaurant was very busy and we sat outside in the garden. Due to the fact that it was Saturday and a lot of people, the service was a little slow, but we were not in a hurry. Very good food. It is very nice to sit outside in... More 

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Thank perodman
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review. We are glad to hear that overall your lunch experience was enjoyable and that the food was to your liking. However it is unfortunate that the service didn't quite meet your expectations and we apologize for this. We have shared your remarks with the team and they are actively working... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect service food and ambience I'll be back !! Sashimi starter fantastic...Creme Brûlée was excellent.

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Thank Laura R
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your meal at Tamambo Karen Blixen. It is most pleasing to hear that your found the service, ambiance and food perfect and particularly liked the sashimi starter and Creme Brulee dessert. Your comments have been passed to our dedicated team and are a great tribute to their efforts. Many... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was ok as well as the service. The chili sauce they make is great (as a mexican I approve). The grounds are great to chill and relax after a busy day. They have great gardes.

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Thank jrubenvalenzuela
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive and that the grounds were great to relax. We are please that you thought the food okay and in particular you approved of the chili sauce. We appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back soon. More 

san francisco
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an afternoon in Nairobi and visited with old friends before leaving for the States. Immensely enjoyed the escape from traffic, heat and intense travel. Little sanctuary of cool gardens, good food in a relaxing green oasis in Karen. Highly recommend for afternoon lunch.

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Thank lmaddipati
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your visit to the restaurant and for recommending us to other visitors. We are delighted that you found the setting to your liking and enjoyed your lunch in the the cool relaxing gardens. Many thanks again for your review and the perfect rating which we so appreciate. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really loved the place and I'd be sure to go back ...keep it up guys...the environment is welcoming ....the service is excellent and the food ...my God amazing

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Thank nabaalawacera
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and a perfect rating. We are very happy to hear that you loved the restaurant and will be sure to go back. In addition we are delighted that you found the service excellent and the food amazing. Welcome back again soon! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy having lunch or tea at this restaurant. Out door sitting most welcome in sunny Nairobi. Food is good, cocktails well made and service is good.

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Thank Edith M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy the outdoor setting of Tamambo and that the food, service and cocktails are to you liking. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience at Tamambo was very disappointing. The food was average but it was the service that truly shocked us. Some customers were treated with great care and others ignored. It was only upon demanding some attention that we were able to have our meal. The meal itself had been preordered and should have arrived on time - but, it... More 

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your visit to Tamambo. We are very sorry to hear that your experience was most disappointing and that the food did not meet your expectations and the service was way below standard. We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention, and your comments have... More 

Northern California
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161 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in the former coffee gardens of the Karen Blixen estate. The building is reputed to be the former home of her farm manager. Although it's a nice place to have lunch, with outside tables in a beautiful garden, the food was only average and a bit expensive, too.

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Thank MaestraM
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad that you liked the setting as a place for lunch, but are disappointed to hear that the food was only average and you found it expensive. Our prices are similar to other comparable business in the area, and we strive to offer good value and quality service. We regret that was not... More 

Galway, Ireland
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely plate of food here last week. In a lovely garden setting we were well attended to by Eric, our waiter. A lovely chap, who was attentive and alert. Three of us dined on a great plate of various Choma (grilled meats), Cobb Salad and a huge plate of spicy chicken wings. Some chilled drinks and the... More 

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Thank Gonzo185
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamambo Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience in the lovely garden setting, and the food you chose was to your liking. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and we will be sure to let Eric know that you were pleased with his service.... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Bar, Seafood, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?