Setting Standards Since 1972

Founded in Mombasa, The Tamarind Group owns and operates some of the most successful restaurants and leisure operations in Africa. We focus on our original mission of continually improving the quality and value of our services, developing excellent morale in our employees and maintaining superior social and environmental awareness. Tamarind has maintained standards of food and service which rank among the best in the world.

 

Tamarind Kitchens

Do you need a wedding venue, or are you organizing that special directors’ lunch? We have a reputation for creatively catering and co-ordinating dream functions, elegant parties and inspirational corporate events in Nairobi and Mombasa not only for the delicious food, but also for the style and high quality service we deliver. Our selection of menus can be adapted to suit your individual requirements and budget.

From sit down banquets, bush barbecues, lavish themed celebrations, elegant cocktail parties or fine wedding receptions, we can cater for all types of occasions, at the location of your choice .You choose, we deliver!

We have provided outside catering services over the years at a variety of locations such as the Nairobi National Park, Fort Jesus, Naivasha, Kilifi, Karen Blixen Museum and more. Browse through our menus and see what we have to offer. Cocktail Menus II, Cocktail Menus III, Cocktail Menus IV, Cocktail Menus V, International Buffet Menu, Kenya Yetu Menu, Nyama Choma Menu, Set Menus

The Tamarind Gold Card

Get an I&M Tamarind Bank International Gold Card and have a whole world of privileges in your purse including hefty discounts at Tamarind Group outlets.

Features & Benefits
Free Credit facility upto 50 days & a cash Advance limit upto 30% of the overall credit limit
Accepted at over 23 million Merchant Establishments worldwide, & over 1 million VISA ATMs in 180 countries.
You are also eligible for attractive discounts at selected Merchant outlets on use of the card
Earn 1 reward point per Ksh.500 spent on the Card & redeem the points against the renewal Fee automatically.

Revolving credit facility
Pay a minimum amount - 15% of your total bill amount or any higher amount and carry forward the balance to a better financial month for just 3.50% per month.
Supplementary card
You can share these wonderful features with your loved ones too - we offer the facility of an supplementary card for your spouse, children or parents.
15% discount at all Tamarind Group outlets on food & drinks throughout the year

Download the application form here

  1. Four Taste Awards

    December 1st, 2011

    The inaugural Taste Awards at Tribe Hotel on 1st December recognized local dining and entertainment in Nairobi in 26 categories, and the Tamarind Group came away with four awards, affirming the high standards set by the group. Under the Prestige Awards, the Taste Most Innovative Experience (restaurant or bar) was won by the Carnivore. The remaining three awards were under the People’s Choice Awards of which The Carnivore won two - the Best East African Award presented by UP Magazine and after 31 years upholds ‘Kenya’s Beast of a Feast’ as the icon of African cuisine.

    The second award in the People’s Choice category went to the Carnivore’s Simba Saloon which won the Elianto Award for the Best Family Experience. With its informal lively atmosphere, delicious food, kiddies menu and popular children’s playground Simba Saloon was a shoo-in. The final award was won by Tamambo Bar and Grill for Best Continental/Grill catego

  2. Kenya Tourism Awards

    June 22nd, 2012

    Kenya Tourism Federation and Kenya Tourist Board hosted THE KENYA TOURISM AWARDS 2012 at The Carnivore on Friday 22 June. The glittering ceremony was attended by the Kenya Assistant Minister for Tourism, The President of the Morocco Tourism Federation and many other local and international dignitaries. The Carnivore was privileged to win two awards

    Best Tourism Attraction
    Best Entertainment Facility

    The theme of The 2012 Awards was 'Celebrate, Sustain and Diversify Tourism'.

  3. Chef's Delight Awards

    January 16th, 2013

    WINNER - BEST INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT NAIROBI - TAMAMBO BAR & GRILL, VILLAGE MARKET
    SPECIAL AWARD - BEST AFRRICAN CARVERY RESTAURANT, NAIROBI - CARNIVORE
    1ST RUNNER UP - BEST CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT , NAIROBI - SIMBA SALOON
    1ST RUNNER UP - BEST INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT, NAIROBI - TAMAMBO KAREN BLIXEN
    1ST RUNNER UP - BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, NAIROBI - TAMARIND NAIROBI

    TASTE AWARDS 2013

    Tamarind Mombasa were proud to win the Air Kenya Award for BEST RESTAURANT AT THE COAST and The Carnivore were proud to win the Up magazine Award for BEST EAST AFRICAN RESTAURANT.

  4. Taste Awards

    January 16th, 2015

    Tamarind Dhow - Best Coast Restaurant
    Carnivore - Best East African Restaurant
    Tamarind Restaurant - Gold Star Restaurant

  5. The butcher age

    January 16th, 2015

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  6. The lily age

    January 16th, 2016

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GIFT CARDS

Surprise that special someone with a delicious lunch or dinner at a restaurant of your choice


Reviews

  • Carnivore - The dinner was well arranged, all sort or roasted meat from the wildlife, especially the Crocodile was tasty as well as Ostrich. A lot dancing and appreciation from the carnivore restaurant. Best place to have dinner experience after or before the safari.

    salesancient W,

    March 2017
  • Carnivore - Second visit here, love the service, love the food, honestly I do feel that it is quite good value for money. The soup was great, meat selection was fantastic and definitely can eat until you are full they will keep coming. The salads looked amazing, myself personally I did not eat, as I don't eat salads in Africa but husband does and said it was great. My only let down was dessert I felt quite average, I had some cake/biscuit chocolate chip dish, it was very dry.

    Alison P,

    February 2017

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The mission is simple: serve delicious food that guests will want to return to week after week.

opening time

All restaurants open daily for lunch and dinner except for Tamarind Nairobi, Karen which is open for dinner only

Lunch 12:00 to 2:30.

Dinner 7:30 to 10:30

CONTACT US

CONTACT TAMARIND MANAGEMENT LTD
Peponi Plaza, 3rd floor block E
PO Box 74493, City Square 00200, Nairobi
Safaricom: 0713 824835/6
Airtel: 0738 359592/3
Orange: 0774 157267/8
email: tamarind@tamarind.co.ke

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