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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%
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Closed
8:00 AM - 8:45 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Central European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When in Karen try the Talisman. For drinks or meals you wont regret. The cosine is very good add is the crowd that patronize this restaurant.

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Driving through Karen you might pass The Talisman without knowing it. Just a small sign reveals that there is a gem hidden here. Once you're in, you'll find å hidden sanctuary. A beautiful restaurant in a lush garden. And the menu... It reveals true love...More

Thank Morten A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You HAVE to go!!! A friend recommended it, and it's her favorite place in Nairobi. After 5 min. there, I was in love with the design, the ambiance, the lighting, the lay-out...AND THE FOOD!!!! I am in Nairobi for the 2nd time in 8 months...More

Thank Katherine J. B
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Nairobi I make sure to make time for a visit to Talisman. I have been a few times now with family and we always walk away happy. The staff are always very attentive and treats the guests very well. The seating is both...More

Thank AngkorTravel
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for such a detailed review, its always been and always will be our aim to ensure that every one of our guests leaves delighted, satisfied and happy. It is this putting of our guest first, combined with our desire to do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Talisman is a restaurant with excellent food at an affordable price. The staff is attentive and service minded. I've been there several times and the standard is always amazing. Food to die for!

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

Thank you Katarina for this lovely review, its always and will always be our pleasure to host and we look forward to you next visit Kind Regards The Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was booked in for a brief meal at The Talisman between flights in and out of Nairobi. I have to admit, I was extremely tired when I arrive after a day of traveling. I was sunburned, exhausted, covered in dust from the Masai Mara...More

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

What an amazing review, it was our pleasure to make you feel at home and after such a tiring day, we rejuvenated you spirits and your day ended with a high, my colleagues will be pleased with your detailed review and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Talisman has become my wife and I most favorite dining place in Kenya .Great staff , excellent choice from a varied menu and lovely quaint atmosphere ! The service is fast by any standard but not hurried. The waiters know the menu well and will...More

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

Wow, looks like we have become one of your favorite hangouts, thank you for your lovely comments on our quaint atmosphere, fast service, varied food and wine selections. it is always our pleasure to host you so please come by anytime Regards The Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago

Talisman has an amazing Team. I went there on a busy Sunday with my Family without any reservation. The Manager was able to get us a table, I ordered the Chefs Special - Beef pilaf recommended by a member of staff and it was a...More

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

Thank you Murithi for an excellent review, we are happy that we exceeded your expectations and we look forward to hosting you again soon Regards The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Talisman is an excellent restaurant, couched in a leafy garden, with a wide variety of cuisines (European, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern) on the menu, somehow all expertly pulled off. The service is unbelievably quick. You may, however, live the rest of your days in...More

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

What a fantastic review Howard, thank you for visiting and we look forward to hosting you again soon Regards The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Talisman is an excellent place for drinks and great food! The ambiance is very well set up for meetings.

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

Thank you Robert for an excellent review and rating, it was our pleasure to host you so please come again Regards The Talisman

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gichonjoval12345
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
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
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
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
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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