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Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The location of the restaurant in Karen road makes it good and ample environment to be. It is a very calm place, nice food and in addition to very sumptous and delicous food and superb quality service. The restaurant offers fine sea food of your choice such as oysters,squid and octopus. Moreover, it serves very superb cuisine in town. The... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your visit to our restaurant and we are delighted to hear that the location was to your liking. In addition we are glad that you enjoyed the delicious food and superb service. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. We... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Tamarind restaurant is the best seafood restaurant in Mombasa. I highly recommend everything on the menu. My favorite is the prawns. A must try restaurant!

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for the perfect rating. We appreciate the fabulous accolade and and the recommendation to other diners. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very poor service we were literally neglected by the waiters who happily served other clients whilst we waited for more than an hour to get our main. The host did nothing to remedy the situation. We then opted to leave and asked for the bill, we were presented with a wrong bill in which we were charged for water we... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your dining experience and we are sorry to hear that it did not meet expectations. This feedback is very surprising and disappointing as we serve many many customers each week and as you can see from other reviews, the feedback is... More 

Nairobi
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I had dinner earlier this week at the restaurant and we absolutely loved it. The food, ambiance and service was top notch. The custom desserts were such a treat! I would definitely be coming back soon to sample the lunch menu. Kudos Tamambo Karen Blixen team!

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review and for giving Tamarind a perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you loved the restaurant and had an enjoyable dining experience with top notch food, ambiance and service. Your positive comments have been passed on to the team and are a great acknowledgement of... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We tried Tamarind for lunch as we had heard really good things about it. I have to say the food was great, the staff were amazing and friendly and they made a really big fuss about my father-in-laws' birthday. Davind the head waiter was super and made our stay really worthwhile and memorable.

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We appreciate you choosing to host your father in laws birthday at the restaurant and we will be sure to let our staff particularly David, know how much of an impact they made on your experience. Your feedback is... More 

Tenterden, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is an amazingly friendly restaurant which caters well for couples and families alike. The outdoor setting is tranquil and relaxed and the service was very good and very clever. We had the Sunday banquet menu at about £25 each which had a great selection of starters mains and deserts. The mains included roast BBQ steak off the bone, chicken,... More 

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a fantastic review about Tamambo Karen Blixen and also for giving us a perfect rating. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Sunday banquet menu and found the outdoor setting tranquil and relaxed and the service good. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews... More 

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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The best in Kenya by far. I've been in many types of restaurants around Kenya but Tamarind lives to its implacable reputation. I had the seafood casserole with white rise.

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are truly delighted that you think Tamarind is the best in Kenya and that it has lived up to its reputation during your visits. Your faith in us is so rewarding and is a great tribute to our dedicated team... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had excellent time with ten people group. Service was great and the food was absolutely fabulous. That was the opinion of all ten. This was not the first time visit. I and my husband love this place.

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such an amazing review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that your group of ten people had an excellent time and that the service and food met your needs and expectations. Your valuable feedback has been passed to the culinary and service teams and are a great acknowledgement of their efforts. We... More 

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Few restaurants in the country will give you an experience as awesome as this. I went to the Tamarind with my partner sometime last year- I like to sample new places. It's a neat, neo-vintage restaurant overlooking the picturesque Indian Ocean. Smiling faces will welcome you and guide you to your seat. I strongly suggest you try their sea-food. Be... More 

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow what an amazing review-thank you very much for taking the time to post and for giving us a perfect rating. We are truly delighted that you had such a great meal and enjoyed the ambiance overlooking the Indian Ocean. Your complimentary remarks have been shared with our dedicated team as an acknowledgement of their momentous efforts. Many thanks again... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Being one of the oldest established restaurants in Kenya, Tamarind has built its reputation on excellent food (famous for its seafood), excellent service and a nice attention to detail. Seemingly pricey by Kenyan standards but you never come away disappointed so it is actually good value for money.

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your meals at the Tamarind. We appreciate your positive comments and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 100
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 719 346349
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?