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The Talisman

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Fusion
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“samosas” (125 reviews)
“steak” (84 reviews)
“pork belly” (22 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Central European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had dinner with family this week and it was over a year that I hadn't been. The atmosphere and waiters as I remember was wonderful. I was disappointed with the food and price what made me want to go back was the quality and...More

Thank Halina P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food never disappoints. I've been more than 5 times and I always recommend the restaurant to everyone. The ambiance is really nice but in wet weather is not all that welcoming. On Friday night there is a great DJ and you can have a...More

Thank Babiryie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is pretty good and the variety on offer is great. However, for the ambience and food quality the price is not worth it

Thank Javed M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Talisman is always good, staff are excellent, kitchen is clockwork and food is exceptional especially the steaks

Thank DaFlyingCelt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply, fabulous !! Once you find it (sign a little bit hidden) you enter an absolute oasis of class and taste. Excellent menu, superb taste and generous proportions - I recommend the calves liver, but the whole menu is superb ! Fabulous setting, with...More

Thank PeterYork2014
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Peter for taking the time to post these lovely comments about our food and service. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, it was our privilege to host you so please come back again Kind Regards The Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a wonderful feel to it and the food was amazing. Parts of it feel like you are dining in a friend's house and each of the outside tables had individual coal heaters by them which really gave out some heat to keep...More

Thank yorkyibiza
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really glad you decided to splurge and enjoy all that Talisman has to offer. We're proud of our atmosphere, food, and service, and we're thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Please stop back by any time you're in Nairobi! Regards The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has something magical. The atmosphere is fantastic not only for the relaxing and comfortable design, for the tasteful decor, for the beautiful garden, but also for the service offered. Everyone knows The talisman in Nairobi for its special cuisine, made of fresh, organic...More

Thank Paola G
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! What a fantastic review Paola. Thanks so much for coming all the way out to see us, and we're delighted you enjoyed all the things that make Talisman so special, It was our privilege to host you, so please come back again! Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good restaurant, I didn’t expect this quality of food in Nairobi.... menu is wonderful with great choice of Asian cuisine.More

Thank Viktoriia k
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for a great review. We're proud of our beautiful atmosphere and our amazing chef and are always glad to hear they've hit a home run for a customer. Please do come back and enjoy the Talisman and our menu any time! Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was very very impressed with the food at this restaurant and the staff was really nice, my only issue was that it was a bit crowded but that's only because its such an amazing restaurant that they will be busy at all times. my...More

Thank findingdoty
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review. We're very proud of our "inventive and immensely capable" Chef and our service team. Hope to see you back soon! Regards The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Talisman is a little out of the way and you may have to wait a little while for a uber but it is worth it. We had an amazing night here. You are paying western prices but we didnt mind a it was our...More

Thank Luke K
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Luke, thanks for taking the time to leave a great review. Talisman is definitely a more high-end dining experience, and the prices reflect the fact that we use only the best, freshest ingredients, Our Chef takes pride in every dish and makes sure the...More

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gichonjoval12345
31 May 2017|
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Response from KandVaroundtheworld | Reviewed this property |
I would say maximum should be around $70 for 2 people. That should be enough for starters, mains and drinks.
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rebajane22
17 January 2017|
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Response from Benedetta G | Property representative |
Dear Rebajane2, Thank you for your question. Yes the Talisman has many gluten free options in our menus. You can find our full A La Carte on our website. With Thanks
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Yusuf N
31 October 2016|
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Response from Benedetta G | Property representative |
Dear Yusuf, Thank you for your enquiry. We do not do buffet service but will have a Christmas plated silver service menu available for 7,000/- per person. With Thanks The Talisman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:45
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 705 999997
  • E-mail
Description
Featuring carved wooden pillars from Pakistan, elegant Afghan rugs, charming fireplaces, sprawling terraces and idyllic gardens, The Talisman blends fine dining with unbridled eclecticism. We have made every effort to create the ideal ambience for those seeking a candle-lit romantic dinner, a casual evening drink with friends, an outdoor lunch with family and everything in between ~ And all this is complemented by distinguished service from our cordial staff.
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