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Tamarind Restaurant

Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (113 reviews)
“crab” (25 reviews)
“prawns” (29 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 463 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

After a two-week mission trip in Kenya, we celebrated on our final day with lunch at the Tamarind Restaurant. It was a lovely green oasis in Nairobi with gorgeous grounds. There were sunbirds flitting about in the bushes near our table, quality paintings for sale...More

Thank RumbaiMom
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was delicious, the service was very personal and caring and the whole atmosphere at the Tamarind Restaurant in Nairobi was outstanding, set in a beautiful garden, under the trees with a lovely cool breeze blowing. The hot, scented facecloth which we received on...More

Thank JillOrgan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in February while on vacation in Diani Beach. Recommended location & We were not disappointed! The view set the tone for our romantic lunch! The fresh seafood was awesome! Appetizers were great & the service staff was very attentive ! A bit expensive but...More

Thank janicewoodard
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your rave review about Tamarind Mombasa. We are thrilled to hear that your lunch met with expectation and you enjoyed the view the fresh seafood and appetizers and the service staff were attentive. Your excellent feedback has been passed to the team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service at the Tamarind is superb - attentive but not intrusive. The seafood was fresh and well spiced. The atmosphere is perfect - ocean breeze, beautiful view and wonderful decor. A must for anyone visiting Mombasa!More

Thank Rosemary K
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your rave review about The Tamarind Mombasa. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner and found the service superb, the seafood fresh and the atmosphere perfect. It is most definitely a boost for us and an acknowledgement of our dedicated team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A seafood gourmets delight.Absolutely every thing from the oysters mabrui(sp?) the crab balls,The shrimp and Lobster are a taste of heaven.Coffee liquors and desserts to match the electricity this wonderful place generates on your taste buds.A true gift from Kenya to you.More

Thank posco2
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow what an enthusiastic review. Thank you for taking the time to post and for the perfect rating. We are truly delighted that you had such a great meal enjoying the seafood, particularly the oysters Mambrui, the crab balls, the shrimp and lobster and even...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held our wedding there. Everyone, including the General Manager, went above and beyond to ensure our guests were all catered for! All we heard was how fantastic the food was and how they kept going for more and more. The patrons, not part of...More

Thank _mwathiderrick
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed for your most enthusiastic review and for the perfect rating. We are thrilled that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion as your wedding with us and that it was such a memorable occasion. It most pleasing to hear...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our dinner. The ambience is good. The waiters are polite. The food was great. And a little surprise in the dessert which was fantastic.More

Thank Nene M
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and perfect rating. We are happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and thought the food good, the waiters polite and liked the surprise in the dessert. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear such...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Well presented, delicious food. Highly recommended. If its a cool evening the "hot frogs" get lit , try to be up wind, they can be a bit smelly!More

1  Thank DiamondDoug
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We are delighted you enjoyed the delicious food at Tamarind and thank you for giving us a perfect rating and recommending us to other visitors. We apologise for the smelly hot frogs, but are happy to that they did not spoil your enjoyment. Many thanks...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Beautiful restaurant on the Karen Blixen grounds. Great service and food-- on a nice day, sit outside. Try to sit outside on nice days. Wait staff is helpful and attentive. Food is varied in scope and uniformly delicious-- prawns piri piri, good vegetarian dishes (vegtetable...More

1  Thank LuvLife90210
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write the rave review about Tamambo and for giving us a perfect rating. We really appreciate your comments about our customer service and are delighted that your meal was a success, with helpful and attentive servers...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

The waiters are always pleasant and helpful. The food is tasty and beautifully presented. You will enjoy a little surprise at the end of your meal. Good service.More

1  Thank SMBSMBSMB
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner and the food was tasty and beautifully presented. We are also very happy to hear that the waiters were pleasant and helpful. these are the things that...More

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ElifSonmez
31 July 2017|
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Response from vifarel | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is located in Karen which is a considerable distance from the hotel as you will need to partly go through Ngong Road and Lenana, which gets busy at peak hours. It could be anything from 30 minutes to an hour... More
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gfranny
12 April 2017|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Hi Tamarind is approximately 15 kms from Palacina, and depending on the traffic should only take 30 - 45 mins.
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WanjaMburu
18 December 2016|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Hi, dinner per person is approximately US$50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 100
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
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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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