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KB Karen Blixen

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Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 717 775888
07:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A relatively dull place with decent food; nothing extra can be said, just a place to eat.... downtown, no A/C a joint for local Italians. Good fish - the catch of the day....

Thank Srecko D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Still going strong after many years with decent service many cooling fans and a very popular meeting place for coffee and or drinks. Many boys selling anything operate around its plaza but do not bother you inside!!

Thank Peter B
Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Was lovely to meet up with my visitors at Karen Blixen on a sunny Saturday afternoon for a Fresh Cold Fruit Juice & some coffee. The service was very good while watching the busy Lamu Road with most souvenior shops located along the road.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and had a pizza and fish. Both well prepared and tasty. Service by staff is good and in a good central location in town.

Thank John P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had filet and pizza. Both well prepared. Prices reasonable. Ambiente is nice afro/italien mix. Service friendly

1 Thank samba45
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Why is it that so many restaurants in Kenya lack customer service and finesse? I'm appalled each time customer service is harder to find than Waldo. There are a few gems, but there have been so many restaurants where I leave feeling terrible because of how I was treated. I visited Karen Blixen Restaurant in Malindi this week, mostly because... More 

Thank Cody T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The first time I visited Karen Blixen I had an amazing time! That was back in 2015! I was with my family, the food was good, the ambience fantastic. The next time I was in Karen Blixen was 31 December 2016 and it was the most horrific restaurant experience I have had yet. My partner and I recommend Karen Blixen... More 

1 Thank Daniel K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food is really good, my friends(They are Italian) and I visited twice during our Vacation and we had such a good time. Looking forward to next time!

Thank Winfred K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have never eaten at KB, but I was unable to walk by this joint without setting down and having a wonderful Iced coffee, made with vanilla and and sugar syrup, absolutely delicious.

Thank Dylan W
Zürich, Schweiz
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Karen Blixen is a big place. It says in Lonely Planet that's where the expats meet. However, when we were there there was a mix of locals and tourists and a great atmosphere. The staff was very nice and attentive. They didn't have all the things on the menu though. The pizza was fantastic and we got bruschette offered by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi
  • Phone Number: +254 717 775888
The KB Karen Blixen, in the historic square of the Center Galana in Malindi.Bar, Restaurant open for breakfast, open for lunch and dinner from 11am to 11pm.Typical Italian cuisine, swuaili, pizzza.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?