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The Talisman

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Fusion
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Central European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chairs outside are abit wobbly,Service was fast, Moroccan beef was delicious , and the whole experience was spectacular, definitely going back!!

Thank Judijudi123
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Judijudi123, Thank you for sharing this awesome review. We are so happy to hear that you had such a great experience with us and we look forwards to welcoming you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is rather far from the Nairobi center but it's absolutely worth the visit. It has a beautiful and cozy outdoor seating with a garden, and a lively bar inside. The menu is broad and has dishes from various cuisines. We started with ostrich...More

1  Thank Yanko A
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Yanko, We can't thank you enough for this lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that our waiters looked after you and accommodated your requests and allergies. We are always open to requests whenever possible. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal in a beautiful setting. Very pricey but exceptionally good quality food, presented in a great way! Service was outstanding and loved the fact that it was intimate yet not quiet.

Thank Elmarie G
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Elmarie, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your special occasion with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely one of the best restaurants in Nairobi. Never fails to disappoint. Love the atmosphere and the food is excellent.

Thank E C
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear E C, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are so proud to hear that we are one of your favourite Nairobi restaurants and we look forwards to welcomeing you back on your next visit. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was running a course recently and at the weekend all of the instructors went out for a meal at the Talisman. I honestly can't find anything to fault them on, the food was great the atmosphere was lovely the venue is beautiful. We...More

Thank SDlawyer_11
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear SDlawyer_11, Thank you so much for sharing this five star review! We are delighted that you and your husband chose the Talisman to entertain your group over the weekend and that you all had a great time! We look forwards to welcoming you all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Restaurant, great music (70's/80's classic rock music seemed to play throughout - but not loud). A long way from the CBD but highly recommended if you are in the Karen area of Nairobi. Suitable for couples or groups of friends.

Thank Jambo2000
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jambo2000, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I could afford to come more often. Only get here a few times a year as it is expensive by Kenyan standards. Was amazed by how busy it was mid week. Bus loads of high end tourists coming in. It didn't seem to...More

Thank Lyndsey M
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lyndsey, Thank you for taking the time to share this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you now have a new favourite dish! We are also delighter to hear that you enjoy our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can say this is by far my favourite Nairobi Restaurant. Everything is on point. The ambience, food and service is great. It's also very accessible from multiple directions which is great if your planning a surprise dinner or something like that. The menu price...More

Thank NinaGShiku
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nina, We can't thank you enough for sharing this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that we are your favourite Nairobi restaurant and we too look forwards to you eating with us again. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing this place was rocking on a Tuesday night. Sprawling place sitting covered and open romantic. Great food choice of Japanese , seafood, fusion, and more. Good food great friendly efficient service. I will be there again may be on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Jayesh C
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jayesh, Thank you so much for sharing this 5 star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on Tuesday and we look forwards to welcoming you back this afternoon! With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice, many type of seat you can find ; outdoor or indoor, sofa or chair. The food is nice but the place is very hectic especially at weekend.More

Thank Andre M
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Andre, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We do indeed get very busy during the weekends but for a more relaxed atmosphere our weekdays are...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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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