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The Talisman

) #2 of 501 Restaurants in Nairobi $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Fusion
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub, Italian, African, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There has been an explosion of upper end restaurants and hotels in Nairobi over the last few years, but even though the food at these places are "quite" good, i always feel i am paying for the privilege of being at the place not for...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An absolute treat - delicious food, food service, and a lovely setting. One of my favourite dining spots in Nairobi. Don't forget to book if you want to dine on a Saturday or Sunday.

Thank Belinda H
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Belinda H, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that we are one of your favourite dining destinations in Nairobi and we look forwards to welcoming you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had reserved a table for lunch to celebrate a birthday on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately when we get there, to our shock and dismay, there's no record of our reservation :-0! As we patiently wait to get a table set, we silently hope...More

Thank annekili
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Annekili, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and thank you for getting in touch with us directly so that we could address this with you personally. We take all feedback seriously and always appreciate when a client takes the time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the bad idea to believe the info about this plce, but it is not open until midnight on sundays (they close at 8pm). So, we went through all of Nairobi for nothing and now have had barely any options left to choose from...More

Thank Guillaume S
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guillaume S, Thank you for taking the time to review the Talisman. Please accept my sincere apologies for the experience that you encountered whilst visiting The Talisman on Sunday. This is certainly not our normal Standard to close at 8.00pm and if you would...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a weekday afternoon. The place is set in a garden like atmosphere which is very pleasant. Their famous feta and coriander salsa was quite good. Good number of vegetarian options.

Thank Anita C
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Anita C, Thank you so much for sharing this great review with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your weekday lunch with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere / surroundings and delicious food. we followed up lunch with a fun visit to the Escape Rooms, Kenya, next door. Brilliant day altogether!More

Thank jdap61
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jdap61, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and wholeheartedly agree that followed by a trip to our neighbours at Escape Room makes for a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional! Beef filet was melting on your tongue like piece of butter! Lamb chunk in filo pastry was how lamb should be....very professional service, nice atmosphere....it was worth waiting for a table as we didn't book. Will definitely go again when in Nairobi!More

Thank swisscut
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Swisscut, Thank you for sharing this five star review! We are delighted that you took the time to visit us and that the wait was worth every bite! We do get quite busy on weekends so reservations are definitely advisable to avoid any disappointments....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Talisman has an extended menu and choices of very delicious foods to pick from . The sushi is quite amazing! Furthermore, the ambiance gives off an air of romance and brilliance . Additionally , the wine selection is great and goes well with the food...More

Thank QueenOfHeartsJA
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear QueenOfHeartsJA, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere on your date night. We apologise for the early closing but unfortunately on Sundays our kitchen does close earlier than usual so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had so many recommendations for this place and finally I 'tried it for myself' Wonderful Service from multiple waiters from start to finish. A very Proffesional atmoshere. The food was excellent with nothing negative. I can praise this place highly enough. It's a...More

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

Thanks Linda for taking the time to post these lovely comments about our food and service. We're so glad you enjoyed your previous visit. It was our privilege to host you, so please come back again!. We do hope you enjoyed your Special family meal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal and service at the Talisman was excellent! I had dinner there with family, we had a cosy table near the fireplace. None of us found any fault with the 3-course dishes, no mean feat for 5 food lovers! We had a range of...More

Thank vifarel
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great review, we are truly delighted you all enjoyed all the things that make Talisman so special, making a foodie happy is always great. Making five foodies happy is awesome, It was our privilege to host you, so please come back again! With...More

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gichonjoval12345
Maximum cost of dinner for 2
May 31, 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
Hi! My husband and I are visiting Nairobi this week. Do you have gluten free options? Thanks!
January 17, 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
Hi, am thinking about mringing my family for a buffet dinner over christmas. How much is a full Buffet Dinner per person>
October 31, 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
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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