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Tamarind Restaurant

Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (123 reviews)
“crab” (28 reviews)
“prawns” (33 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quite far from the city, but nice location. Very good seafood, service a bit slow and not always present. Good wine choice. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank FFelixxs4
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambience and presentation were top class. very delicious food, the prawn pier piri was exquisiteMore

Thank melsaomaya
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience and found the ambiance and presentation top class. Your comments about the exquisite prawn piri piri have been passed on to the chef and are a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambience, the food, the presentation, the service were all top class as too were their cocktails! Nothing more to be said other than we thoroughly enjoyed our visit!More

Thank AnnHerts
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ann, Many thanks for the wonderful 5 star review. It is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and appreciated the ambiance,the food the presentation and the service It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided upon this restaurant by researching on Tripadvisor. The photos do not do it justice, had an excellent meal and my husband bought a tea-shirt. Would definitely recommend this restaurantMore

Thank Yvonne931
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Yvonne, Thank you for your wonderful five star review. We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent meal at The Tamarind and would definitely recommend the restaurant to other diners. Your feedback has been shared with the team and is a boost...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best seafood restaurant in Nairobi. Albeit a little far if you don't live in the Karen area. The prawns piri piri are fabulous.More

Thank Michael O
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michael, Thank you very much indeed for the fine complement of being the best seafood restaurant in Nairobi. We are thrilled to hear that you like the prawns piri piri particularly, one of our signature dishes. Your fabulous comments have been passed to the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

very nice and beautifull restaurant the food amazing. the service top every thing was perfect for my one week dinner in this restaurantMore

Thank jeanmilevaillant
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jean Michel, Thank you for thank you for taking the time to give us such a rave review and a perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and you found everything perfect from the beautiful restaurant, the amazing...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

We loved every moment of our relaxing lunch in the gorgeous garden. The prawns were delicious and the servers were gracious and friendly. A bonus was watching the wedding party being photographed.More

Thank JudyandIan
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Judy and Ian, Thank you for your wonderful review and the perfect rating. We are delighted you enjoyed your relaxing lunch in the gorgeous garden at Tamambo and the servers were gracious and friendly and the prawns were delicious. . It's definitely a boost...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This place is beautiful and peaceful. When you get there you just want to take a long nap. Lol. The food is great and it's a great place to unwind after long days at work.More

Thank ivannawaweru
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Ivanna, Thank you very much for your wonderful 5 star review. We are delighted that you chose to dine at Tamarind and found the food great and the place beautiful and peaceful. Your positive comments have been passed on to the team and are...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

Serene quiet and very relaxing. The meals and services are top notches. The staff are welcoming and very very friendlyMore

Thank BeneberSafaris
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Dear Beneber, Thank you for taking the time to post the 5 star review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Tamarind Nairobi and found the staff welcoming, friendly and the service and meals top notch. It's definitely a boost...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to be, the Ambience is top notch and the food is great and so is the general service. They also have very friendly staffMore

Thank Jacqueline A
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Dear Jacqueline, Many thanks for taking the time to review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and found the place lovely and the food and service great. Your wonderful compliments have been passed to the team and are a great...More

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ElifSonmez
31 July 2017|
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Response from Favour Wildlife S | Reviewed this property |
It is about 30 minutes depending with the traffic. When it is busy with traffic, you may take almost an hour since the restaurant is outside the city centre. Thanks.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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