The Tamarind Nairobi

National Bank Building, Harambee Avenue
3 reviews

the food is alright, half tourist, half local' but double tips?

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  • 1
    0.36 mi


    0.36 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    2 reviews

    Amazing freshly cooked pasta, on maybe the most extensive Italian menu in town. Conveniently located right in downtown Nairobi. They also serve seafood, and have a large wine list. Not cheap though. They take online reservations.

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  • 2
    0.33 mi

    Dorman's Cafe

    0.33 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi

    Hot on the heels of Java is the South African entrant, known for its understated locales and – according to most people – its superior cappuccino. The service was pleasant, eliciting my largest tip of the day. The cappuccino was nicely presented, complete with the obligatory detailing atop the drink. The taste was mellower than Java’s – more medium roast ...

  • 3
    0.31 mi

    Wimpy Corner House

    0.31 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    1 review

    Wimpy might not offer you a classy venue or a memorable beef burger taste, but it’s a place to go when you want fast service and good prices. Their beef burger is just that – a bun and grilled beef; nothing fancy, unless of course you order extra toppings.

  • 4
    0.87 mi

    Nyanza Dishes (Nyama Choma)

    0.87 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    1 review

    Just some tents set-up on the side of the road next to the car wash, but some super tasty nyama choma, and a favorite lunch spot for the surrounding offices. Definitely a great place for some quick, quality grilled chicken and tilapia.

  • 5
    0.98 mi


    0.98 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    1 review

    Located at the Fairmount Hotel, the prices here make it a place that cannot be visited too often. However, the food is delicious and the service is excellent. In a city where everything is expensive, and sometimes good, this place leaves you feeling like you paid for a high quality meal. The fish and steak are both recommended.

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  • 6
    0.8 mi


    0.8 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    1 review

    The poolside restaurant in the Serena hotel. They do overpriced buffets for breakfast and lunch and otherwise have a marginally interesting menu of sandwiches and the sort. The food kind of feels like its from a posh cafeteria, but it is very nice to sit by the pool.

  • 7
    0.4 mi

    Thorn Tree Cafe

    0.4 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    1 review

    A past traveler relic, but now basically a vastly overpriced cafe in the middle of Nairobi traffic. The service of course is friendly, but there is really no point in paying twenty dollars for the breakfast buffet there, and nothing really for the visitor to see.

  • 8
    0.47 mi

    Kosewe Ranalo Foods

    0.47 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    1 review

    Hosting live music on a distorted sounds system, there is an attached bar with a dance floor, and a large restaurant serving local food. The food is good. The stewed beef comes tender with excellent flavor, and the fried tilapia is moist and delicious. Definitely a local favorite, with local standards to be prepared to eat with your hands, and ...

  • 9
    0.45 mi

    Simmer's Restaurant

    0.45 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    1 review

    A well known classic in Nairobi for nyama choma, Congolese dancing and the odd brawl. Set in the central business district, it is not the friendliest place to be at night but the choma is decent, the dancing is quite entertaining, and there is a lot of outdoor seating, so it is a nice place to be when its nice ...

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  • 10
    0.79 mi

    The Aksum Bar

    0.79 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi

    More of a bar than a restaurant, they offer a comfortable venue inside, with some sunny seating on the patio and lawn outdoors as well. The prices definitely have a hotel premium in them, but they play the sports games inside, serve a mean skewer and offer a pleasant place to hang out.

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  • 11
    0.4 mi

    Thai-Chi Restaurant

    0.4 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    1 review

    A small dimly lit restaurant in the Stanley hotel. The decor is well done, and the service is great, but the food is definitely only a ghost of what one would consider Thai food, all spice or sophistication has been removed possibly so as not to offend the international taste bud. Therefore its not a place I frequent especially given ...

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  • 12
    3.3 mi


    3.3 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    16 reviews

    excellent service.

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  • 13
    3.43 mi

    Abyssinia Exotic Ethiopian Restaurant

    3.43 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    2 reviews

    Friendly service, tasty food, and comfortable outdoor seating. What is not to like here. The vegetarian platter is massive, so bring friends.

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  • 14
    1.46 mi

    Slims Restaurant

    1.46 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    2 reviews

    Slims is great for cocktails and buffalo wins, but they won’t crack open a bottle of wine just for one glass. You will have to make do with their Drostdy – Hof red from the box (which was actually not bad at all). The ambience is superb if you sit at the cylindrical bar, or at the window, watching the ...

  • 15
    2.75 mi

    Onami Grill & Sushi Bar

    2.75 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    2 reviews

    A popular place for happy hour, and a pleasant ambiance, especially for a restaurant located in a mall. The food is average, but not a good value for the ridiculous price, and lacks anything unique or innovative. Further the service is horrible.

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  • 16
    2.49 mi

    Osteria del Chianti Restaurant

    2.49 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    2 reviews

    Is a chain restaurant in Nairobi, offering fresh pasta, gourmet pizza, an extensive wine list, delicious fish specials and tasteful outdoor seating. The service however is of variable quality, and to me the the quality of the food is not inline with the high prices on the menu.

  • 17
    1.76 mi

    Zapata Mexican Restaurant

    1.76 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    2 reviews

    Excellent and only authentic Mexican restaurant in Kenya .the food is great,the cocktails are to die for.The service is good ,great ambience,and a nice coffee shop at the terrace.

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  • 18
    2.66 mi

    Croissanterie Alexandre

    2.66 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    2 reviews

    Situated on the ground floor of Yaya, it has plenty going on for it besides coffee. As chocolatiers, they have gourmet pastries, and decadent desserts, but every self-respecting sugar addict needs a decent cup to complement the treat. I decided to go with a takeaway on this particular visit, but the cappuccino I got made me wonder whether those on ...

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  • 19
    1.39 mi

    Java House Upper Hill

    1.39 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi

    This coffee house standard bearer is known for its high – quality coffee. And it certainly lived up to its reputation during my visit. The service was immediate, even though I called in the mid-morning downtime. The bonus to my Java House experience was that my cappuccino was paired with a chocolate croissant the size of a small loaf of ...

  • 20
    1.54 mi

    Golden Spur

    1.54 mi from The Tamarind Nairobi
    1 review

    Our waitress promised the spare ribs to be the Holy Grail of all earthly grill experiences. Well, she wasn’t too far off. The spur’s famous Baby Back ribs are basted in liters of barbeque sauce, and are therefore not the safest option if you show up in your crisp, white office shirt. But the ribs were perfectly prepared. I might ...

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