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Tamarind Restaurant

Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (118 reviews)
“crab” (25 reviews)
“prawns” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was confused because my friend said we were going to a seafood restaurant called Tamambo (I told her to pick a place for her birthday dinner). Then I saw the Tamarind name on the menu (I guess they relocated from downtown Nairobi). Tamarind prices...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review. You have surmised correctly Tamarind Nairobi restaurant used to be located in the CBD but relocated next to Tamambo in Karen approximately 3 years ago, and is open for dinner, whilst Tamambo is open for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ventured out to Tamarind on a Saturday for lunch. It is located at Tamambo, a confluence that is rather confusing. That aside, the reception was wonderful and friendly. Waiters eager to serve, and a serene outdoors setting, perfect for alfresco dining. Great for couples, small...More

Thank grace_den_dulk
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write the rave review about Tamambo. We really appreciate your comments and are delighted that your meal was a success, with waiters eager to serve, serene outdoor setting and delicious food particularly the seafood risotto and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service always on point. Food is always fesh. Great place to hang out with friends. I always have the oysters everytime i go.More

Thank Naseiya
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Your great review and perfect rating is much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that you like to hang out with your friends at the restaurant and that you particularly enjoy the oysters. It brings us much pride to hear that you are an avid...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tamarind food almost has no equal in our city. Be it the coast...carnivore or the Karen restaurant. The food is fresh excellent quality and delicious. Highly recommended to those who love good food and willing to pay for it.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your rave review and the perfect rating. We really appreciate your comments about The Tamarind food having no equal in the city and we appreciate the perfect rating and the recommendation to other diners. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get food great service. Close by to the Karen blixen museum. I bought paintings there that were amazing. So if you want a picture I would visit here they are out in the open were you can see them. Great atmosphere . one of the...More

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review and the perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and service and that you were able to buy one of the lovely paintings displayed in the garden. Our team take their roles very seriously...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked Tamarind as a final night treat in Nairobi at the end of a 2 week safari trip From the moment we arrived the atmosphere was professional but warm and friendly The restaurant is a lovely traditional colonial style and two of us had...More

Thank psheen
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow what an amazing detailed review for which we thank you. We are truly delighted that you chose the restaurant as your final nights treat after your safari trip and that the atmosphere, food and service met with your expectations. We will be sure to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and food is excellent. I would really recommend the Chilli crab, the taste was amazing. Personnel very professional as expected.More

Thank arnebirkeland
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and found the service and food excellent, particularly the chilli crab. Your great comments have been passed to the team and are...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

As a great grandchild of Thomas Dinesen, the brother of Karen Blixen, it was great for me to visit the place he stayed at for three years when he buildt the coffee plant for Karen Blixen. Maybe a couple of TV screens too much for...More

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

We are privileged to have hosted you, a relative of Karen Blixen and we are delighted that you enjoyed the calm setting and the food and service were to your liking. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear such complimentary reviews such...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The Service and food was excellent.Especially the sushi and the chicken pot. KEEP up the excellent service and food.More

Thank Huzeifa T
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and thought the service and food were excellent, particularly the sushi and the chicken pot. Our dedicated team work really hard to offer...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

I had dinner with a friend at Tamarind the night before the start of our safari. The dinner was excellent. The restaurant is very pretty, the menu is extensive and the service was exceptional. Our dessert was presented on a plate that had a nice...More

Thank Anne P
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for posting such a rave review about your dinner at Tamarind. We are delighted to hear that the dinner was excellent and the service exceptional. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can and it's definitely...More

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ElifSonmez
1 August 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
13 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
19 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
USD 50 - USD 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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View
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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