15 Best Restaurants in Karen

When the name “Karen” is mentioned, a feeling of expensive lifestyle flashes in the minds of many. Karen is a suburb of Nairobi Kenya located South-West of Nairobi central business district. It is a residential area known for the wealthy in the country. It is here that most politicians in the country live. The official residence of the Deputy President is also located in Karen. Here is a list of the 15 best restaurants in Karen.

The 15 best restaurants in Karen are:

  1. Dari restaurant
  2. Tamambo Karen Blixen
  3. The Talisman restaurant
  4. Asmara Karen
  5. Tamarind tree hotel
  6. Hemingway’s Brasserie Nairobi
  7. Open House Karen
  8. Tanne’s Tavern
  9. Haru restaurant
  10. Picazzo restaurant and lounge
  11. The Mayura
  12. Tin Roof Cafe
  13. The Verandah Garden restaurant
  14. Que Pasa Bar & Bistro
  15. Karen country lodge

1. Dari Restaurant

15 best restaurants in Karen
Dari restaurant

Dari Restaurant is a household name for those who spend their time in Karen. The restaurant is located right in the middle of Karen along Ngong road. Therefore, it is convenient to be used by those working in Karent town.

If you want to enjoy your meal surrounded by nature’s flora, peacocks, and flamingoes n water, then this is your place.

The restaurant provides three types of services; dine-in, takeaway, and delivery.

Contact: 0709 828000

2. Tamambo Karen Blixen

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Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property. The restaurant operates daily from 6:00 Am through to 10:00 PM.

The restaurant provides a range of cuisines like African, Bar, Seafood, and European. On top of these, the restaurant caters for special diets that are vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, and Gluten-Free.

Contact: 0719 346 349

Email: karenblixen@tamarind.co.ke.

3. The Talisman Restaurant

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The Talisman restaurant

This restaurant used to be a house belonging to Alan Root, a photographer. However, the photographer decided to convert it into a restaurant offering a homey vibe. Talisman restaurant is located along Ngong road. It is among the few restaurants with an eclectic twist. Therefore, you are assured of the best services when you decide to visit it.

The Talisman restaurant provided both dine-in and takeaways services. You can book a reservation through eatapp.co

Contact: 0705 999997

Email: reservations@thetalismanrestaurant.com.

4. Asmara Karen

15 best restaurants in Karen
Asmara Karen

If you want to enjoy some Eritrean dishes, then Asmara Karen along Ngong road is the place. Asmara restaurant provides a unique dining experience incorporating culture and culinary excellence in an Afro-contemporary setting. Therefore, you are assured of the best services away from home.

Asmara restaurant is among the restaurants in Karen offering dine-in and takeaway services.

Contact: 0724 124 555.

Email: admin.karen@asmara.co.ke.

5. Tamarind Tree Hotel

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The Tamarind Tree Hotel

The Tamarind Tree Hotel is located within carnivore grounds. The restaurant is iconic for commercial and residential purposes as is located in an area that supports both these activities. Most people visiting this hotel appreciate its friendly and professional staff.

Being Kenya’s warmest welcome, the restaurant provides most of the excellent services having hired experienced staff.

Contact: 0709 240000

6. Hemingway’s Brasserie Nairobi

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Hemingway’s Brasserie Nairobi

Hemingway’s Brasserie Nairobi is located along Mbagathi ridge. The restaurant is among the few restaurants in Karen offering European, International, and Asian cuisines.

The restaurant has a nice selection of different food which makes choosing your meal difficult, as all are delicious.

Contaact: +254 718 529070

7. Open House Karen

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Open House Karen

Are you a lover of Indian cuisines? If so, Open House Karen along Langata road should be your second home. The restaurant offers dine-in, takeaway, and delivery services.

Contacts: 0725 585 175, 0737 876 613.

8. Tanne’s Tavern

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Tanne’s Tavern

This is a little charming restaurant in Karen. If you want a haven away from the daily bustle of Nairobi, Tanne’s Tavern along Marula line is the go-to place. The restaurant provides American and European cuisines.

9. Haru Restaurant

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Haru Restaurant

The restaurant is located at Karen professional center. Haru restaurant is among the few restaurants in Karen that offer Japanese food (Washoku) in Nairobi. At this restaurant, you will get fresh, innovative, and healthy Japanese cuisines that’ll make you get a feel of Japan from Kenya.

The restaurant operates daily from 11:00 Am to 8:30 PM

Contacts: 0720 945 400

10. Picazzo Restaurant and Lounge

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Picazzo restaurant and lounge

This is a restaurant in Karen where emotions multiply, corner, detail, and service refelect the personality and philosphy of the artist. Picazzo restaurant and lounge specializes in Spanish cuisine, Tapas and a variety of international delicacies. It is located at the Hub Karen.

Contact: 0714 653 355.

Email: reservations@picazzo.co.ke.

11. The Mayura

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The Mayura

The Mayura is the first modern Indian restaurant in Nairobi. For this reason, this is the place you can get some of the best Indian foods in Kenya. It is located at the Hub Karen but also has branches in Westlands and Syokimau.

Contact: 0737 224444

Email: info@themayura.com

12. Tin Roof Cafe

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Tin Roof Cafe

Tin Roof Cafe offers an impressive range of healthy salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, and sweets. The cafe is located at an ambient place where you can get a feel of the cold breeze direct from Nairobi National Park. The focus is to ensure that customers feels at home away from home. It has branches in Karen and Langata.

Contact: +254 748259066

Email: Eat@tinroof.cafe

13. The Verandah Garden restaurant

Best restaurants in Karen
Verandah Garden Restaurant

This is a nice stop-over restaurant in Karen. The restaurant boasts well-neat lawns good for photographs and video shootings. It is located in the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUE) along Bogani E Rd. Both dine-in, takeaway, and delivery services are provided here.

One thing to note is that this restaurant does not operate over the weekend.

Contact: 020 2437871

14. Que Pasa Bar & Bistro

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Que Pasa Bar and Bistro

The restaurant focuses on providing patrons with a high-quality dining experience that combines professionalism and a homely essence. The restaurant offers an array of delicacies from starters, desserts, and main dishes. Steak and fish dishes are served here together with other international cuisines.

Contact: 0728 272 902.

15. The Karen Country Lodge

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The Karen Country Lodge

The Karen country lodge is located in an ambient and green environment to offer the best feeling to its customers. The restaurant offers an exceptional wining and dining experience. The lodge has employed some of the best international chefs to ensure the best menus for clients. With such highly-trained staff, you are assured of firefinch experiences. The lodge operates daily from 6:00 Am through to 10:00 PM.

Contact: 0728 202 000.

Email: thelodgekaren@gmail.com.