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Talisman

P.O. Box 834 Ngong Road, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Ranked #1 of 317 restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental, Café, Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Recently reopened after extensive renovations, the Talisman is located in Karen just on the outskirts of Nairobi in an old colonial building among lush beautiful gardens. Relax either indoors or outdoors or outdoors on our beautiful patio. Chef Marcus Mitchell, who has trained in France and Spain, brings his own unique touch to each dish and has gained acclaim for his fabulous continental and fusion menu. Talisman's service team is also renowned for its hospitality.
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nairobi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Peace because of its location in Nairobi outskirts. It is located in a forest area. It is great! Very nice.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We have been there 3 times and always is good. Is place is really well decorated and cosy, warm ambience, especially at night. The menu is short but really good, vegetable and meat well cooked with a fine taste. Good mushrooms, soups, and steak also pork belly is amazing. If you want a good meal in Nairobi should spend a... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Haven't been for a long time, the food was always good but it's got even better so put it on your list!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

One of Nairobi's must visits. Tucked away in the lush green trees in Karen, I find the ambience relaxing and simple. Great service and smiles from the staff make you feel very welcome and anticipate for the food you're about to be served. If going for an evening meal, make sure you carry something warm as it can get chilly,... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Talisman is located on a beautiful property in Karen just outside of Nairobi. Take some time to walk around...and shop at Rift Valley Leather. You'll have to go more than once in order to fully enjoy the menu as there are so many wonderful options. One of my favorites is the ahi and also the butternut squash soup. Titus is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Love the decor. The waiters are the best in Nairobi. The food is consistently good. It's not cheap,but it is good value for money. Well worth a visit.....in fact....I am booking it again for my birthday (it's that good)

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Stavanger, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Me and my wife found this place on Tripadvisor and decided to drop by for lunch since we happened to be in the Karen district anyway. The food was excellent and they actually grow all their own vegetables at the farm nextdoor. Very good service, and a great place. I just wish they could put all the loud American tourists... More

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Astoria, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place is beautiful, I was staying in Karen and when walking saw the name and checked it out on trip advisor. I went for lunch the next day and sat in the garden, it was so pretty and quite. I got two mojitos and the steak. It was absolutely delicious. I'm less and a few blocks walk and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This one is probably the best restaurant in Nairobi. The food, as well as the environment are top class, the service is excellent, the garden area as well as the indoors sitting are of an exceptional good taste. You can go there for lunch, tea or dinner; on a business event or for a romantic date: it doesn't make any... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Was here two weeks ago with Parents and Family and the food was awesome. Still talking about the pork belly dish.

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