Tamarind Nairobi Menu

   Tamarind Karen Blixen Menu


Crispy prawns
Queen prawns fried in tempura batter


Classic smoked salmon
Served with horseradish dill sauce


Tuna sashimi
Traditionally cut and served in a rosette; or a more spicy version, complemented with mildly spiced
Japanese eggplant


Mangrove oysters plate or platter
Kenyan oysters grow wild and are small but very tasty


Fresh on ice ........................ fresh brown bread, limes, Tabasco and black pepper

Mambrui............................... grilled with soy sauce, garlic butter and coconut


Tobiko crab
Gratinated crab meat in a light creamy sauce topped with crunchy tobiko (flying fish roe) and served on a
sheet of nori (seaweed)


Tandoori crab cakes
Indian spiced fresh crab cakes with a tamarind mayonnaise and raita salad


Crab and avocado fiesta
Chunky guacamole layered with fresh crab mayonnaise served with a gazpacho sauce


Siamese prawns
Grilled prawns, mushrooms and snow peas flavoured with lemon grass, chilli and lime


Spanish fried octopus
Tender crispy slices of octopus and garlic with sliced potato, paprika and coriander


Hibiscus flamed seafood
Lightly flamed tuna, calamari, prawns and octopus served with rhubarb, sugar syrup, hibiscus dressing and
pine nut kernels


Crab claws
Bread crumbed, deep-fried and served with tartare and sweet chilli sauses


Calamari maridadi

Succulent grilled calamari with olive oil served with mixed green leaves and red sweet pepper salsa


Pâté Liègeois
A delicious creamy chicken liver pâté served with Cumberland sauce




Fresh garden salad
Using the freshest produce from the market


Green leaf salad
A bowl of seasonal green leaves and herbs with a ginger lime vinaigrette



Tamarind fish
House specialty. An Indian Ocean version of Bouillabaise, served with croutons and rouille


Cream of tomato
Freshly made with red plum tomatoes and served with croutons and fresh Jersey cream


Mushroom and asparagus
Light and creamy with fresh thyme and basil oil


Amaranth and prawn soup
A creamy but light prawn broth witth an infusion of amaranth (wild spinach) topped with rocket leaves
and black pepper oil


A Selection of Fish


Indian Ocean : Red snapper, rock cod or sea bream

Freshwater : Kenyan tilapia and Nile perch

Imported : Norwegian salmon

Have them cooked in your favourite way, which could be: grilled, meunière, masala, piri-piri, chilli, Swahili


Grilled Fish fillet
A choice of tilapia, seafish, or salmon served baked potato and lemon butter sauce


Red snapper and prawns harissa
An exotic Moroccan speciality combining spices, salsa and a brandy green pepper corn cream


Fish fillet with mushrooms
Topped with mirin-flamed mushrooms and served with fried rice and creamy champagne sauce


Baked salmon in champagne sauce
Set on a bed of spinach and lightly baked and served with a cauliflower basil puree and fried new potatoes


Bombay fish and prawns
Crispy fried fish and prawns, set on a bed of fried rice and served with an explosive red chilli sauce


Seared sesame crusted tuna
Lightly pan-seared pink tuna, served with a smoked wasabi mash, pak choi greens and accompanied with apaprika and cashewnut butter sauce




Mixed seafood platter (usually for two or more
An assortment of seafood some hot and some cold. Served with a variety of dips and sauces


Seafood risotto
Prawn, lobster, crab, octopus, fish and mushrooms in a moist saffron risotto


Seafood casserole
All our fresh seafood flambéed in cognac, simmered in coconut cream, saffron and diced vegetables


Grilled lobster
Charcoal grilled spiny rock lobster, flambéed with brandy and served with lemon butter sauce


Lobster Swahili
The meat is taken out of the shell, sautéed in garlic, turmeric, saffron, tomatoes and coconut cream
It’s then returned to the shell and served with coconut rice


Lobster thermidore
The ever popular lobster medallions, sautéed in onions, mushrooms, garlic and mustard, flambéed withcognac and white wine, simmered in double cream and gratinated with cheese




Whole or dressed steamed crab
Served hot with butter sauce or cold with mayonnaise


Chilli crab
Not as hot as the name implies! A spicy and slightly sweet Indonesian dish that is truly sensational!


Crab in ginger
A bowl of cracked crab cooked in soy, chicken stock, garlic and fresh ginger


Barbeque crab
Basted with garlic, soy and oyster sauce, and cooked in a chilli and spicy tomato sauce



Jumbo King Queen


Prawns piri-piri
A Tamarind signature dish, simply grilled with garlic butter,chilli paprika, lime juice and coriander


Garlic prawns
Sauteed with their shells in butter, garlic and lime juice


Mama Regina’s prawns masala
Classic prawn masala, served with chapatti, rice and condiments


Grills and Entrées


Highland prime beef fillet
Grilled plain or rubbed with coarsely ground pepper or sautéed and served with a creamy Madagascar
green pepper sauce


'T' bone steak – 500gms
Chargrilled to your taste, served with béarnaise, pepper or mushroom sauce


Roast loin of lamb
Boneless loin of Molo Lamb roasted with lavender butter, served with smoked mash potato and minted lamb jus


Farm reared Kenyan quails
Grilled to perfection or sautéed Mt. Kenya style in whisky cream, garlic, honey and lime


Basil chicken breast
Grilled breast of chicken, saffron risotto, grilled vegetables and a warm basil and cider oil


Madagascar green peppercorn duckling
Pan seared breast, flambéed with brandy in a creamy green peppercorn sauce


Grilled spring chicken ndogo ndogo
A whole spring chicken grilled with ginger, soy sauce, garlic and lime juice



Pwani vegetable Swahili
Fresh vegetables in season, gently sautéed in a coastal sauce of tomato, garlic, ginger, tamarind, dhania,
coconut cream and a hint of sweet chilli


Sweet chilli paneer
Paneer cheese, sautéed with bell peppers and sweet chilli sauce, served with rice


Vegetable Masala
Vegetables cooked in a pungent Indian sauce comprising of onions, garlic, chilli, tumeric




Tamarind dessert sampler
Journey through our irresistible menu by sampling five mini portions of the very best desserts


Trio of Crème brulee
Amarula, expresso and vanilla


Chocolate explosion
Warm soft-centred baked fudge, enriched with white chocolate and ground almonds, served with vanilla ice cream


Crepes Mt Kenya
Wafer thin pancakes cooked in butter, lime and orange juice, flambéed with cognac and Kenya Gold coffee
liqueur served with a dollop of ice cream


Beetroot brownie
Classic chocolate brownie, a hint of fresh beetroot, served with hibiscus ice cream


Tamarind date and brandy pudding
A warm and moist pudding with cashew nuts soaked in brandy syrup, topped with vanilla ice cream
and served flaming


True passion
A white chocolate and passion fruit mousse served with a berry and passion coulis’


Assorted home-made ice cream
Vanilla, coconut, strawberry or chocolate


Fresh fruit sorbets
Homemade lime, passion, mango, strawberry, tree tomato and banana. Try a combination of three flavours


Deluxe fruit platter
Chunks of the various seasonal fruits and berries, served with ice cream or fresh cream or honey yoghurt





Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, Karen Road,
PO Box 74493,  City Square 00200, Nairobi, 
Mob: 0719346349 / 0733603065 / 0719865481