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“Talisman is my talisman” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Talisman

Talisman
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Ranked #1 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Talisman is my talisman”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I think I have developed a semi-addiction to Talisman at this point....delicious samosas, inspired specials, such as the soft shell crab sandwich -- I only wish I could have eaten more! and, of course, excellent service. Looking forward to my next meal!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at Talisman, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thanks so much for the endorsement. It is always great to receive comments from our repeat customers. We look forward to welcome you again.
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Nairobi
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great service and ambiance. The steak and the wine was splendid. It was pricey but it was worth it. Will be back soon.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at Talisman, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thanks for posting this review. We're glad you enjoyed your steak and our extensive wine list. Come back any time as we often have new specials. Next time, why not try one of our "flights of wine" which allows you to sample three different vintages? Cheers!
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Almeria, Spain
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great food and service in lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Had dinner here between flights and was worth the taxi journey to arrive at this lovely setting. Food and service were great and it was a perfect setting to relax. The pork belly had been recommended and it didn't disappoint. The trio of desserts was also delicious. Don't miss this restaurant if you are in Nairobi it's great for catching up with friends and relaxing too.

Visited February 2014
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at Talisman, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to find us between your flights. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and would be delighted to welcome you again next time you are in Nairobi.
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Rome, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“for serious foodies in nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Nairobi apart from wonderful Indian restaurants is not the ideal place for semivegetarian that is non-meat eating foodies. Until the last day when we found this gem. Everything about the place is wonderful, from the decoration both inside and out, the Dawas, the selection of food, the service...And the unforgettable samosas with feta and coriander which have been known to fly to Ireland for a wedding, and I believe it..
We had a plate with different salads and fish with lemongrass rice. Tried the baobab lemonade wich was very thirstquenching. They were perfect, unforgettable and just remembering them makes me want to go back
I shouldnt be saying this because probably next time it will be full and I wont get a reservation, but This is a serious foodie place. My compliments and thanks to the Chef who obviosly is a master at what he is doing

Visited March 2014
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at Talisman, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thanks for the lovely, detailed review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Dawa, food and service and that our new Lemonade menu ''wowed'' you. We'd love to welcome you back any time!
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A very fine restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This has become my favourite watering hole in Karen now that the Horseman and Rusty Nail are dim and distant memories. I love the décor and ambience, and the steaks are magnificent. Very friendly staff too. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at Talisman, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for this hearty recommendation. It is always a joy to see our regulars. Hope to see you again soon. Karibu.
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