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The Talisman

$$ - $$$Seafood, , Fusion
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“samosas” (173 reviews)
“steak” (99 reviews)
“pork belly” (27 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Talisman
1. World-Class Cuisine
"World class food at well under London prices"
Nina M
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2. Relaxing Atmosphere
"it's the atmosphere and decor that gets you"
almitalia
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3. Art Exhibitions
" Cosy interior with regular local art exhibitions."
Rebecca Becks G
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Reviewed today

We went to this restaurant with recommendations from locals and it proved to be an very good meal. Service was very good and every dish was well prepared and tasty. The somosa’s are superb and the eclectic menu has something for everybody. The restaurant is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VoxVolpe
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From start to finish, the dining experience at the Talisman was a real winner. From the moment you enter its premises, you feel as though you have stepped into another world. We were seated in an outdoor, but enclosed, area among luscious greenery with candle/lantern-lit...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank waverider681
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Waveride 681, Thank you very much indeed for the fine compliment of the best meal in Nairobi. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience from the outdoor seating space, reception, Talisman Dawa and our 'Classics' from the menu. Your fabulous comments have been...More

Reviewed yesterday

An excellent all round experience. The car park was jammed with more arriving on a Tuesday night, a good sign. We were seated at 10.30 with the tables still turning over. The ambience,quality service and the Food were all just excellent.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Will S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every damn time im there with my friends, nobody comes to take our order. I have had to yell a couple of times just to het service. Black waiters dont serve black customers??? This has happened 3 times. They serve you with attitude like you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank KenyanStylista
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely food as always and one of the only restaurants where the food quality, service etc are all maintained very well. Brought some friends for lunch for their first time and they loved it too. Best feta coriander samosas😊 Also loved their new veggie menu!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rakheec2014
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Rakheec, I am delighted you had a great experience at Talisman. We're passionate about serving delicious fresh food to our guests. So its fantastic you enjoyed the feta coriander samosa and our new Tali Veggie menu so much! Thank you for leaving such a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Where the best food is served. Take your family and people you value most to this place and you will never regret.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tonytB5545JT
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear TonytB5545JT, We're really pleased you agree Talisman serves simply the best food. We have got something special here at Talisman, we always try to create a warm welcome for our guests, so we're really grateful for your feed back. Did you know we have...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I ate here for dinner last week and it was fantastic. Clean and very cozy restaurant with a gorgeous house kitty to pet while waiting for your dinner. I had the fish and chips, which was better than I had in both...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Wolfgang, I'm delighted you had a great experience at the Talisman. We're passionate about serving delicious fresh food to our guests. So its fantastic you enjoyed the fish and chips, feta and coriander samosas, knicker bocker and the fantastic honey comb. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely ambience. Lovely staff right from the hostess to the waiters. Had dinner with my significant other. I had organised with them for a little suprise birthday recognition which went perfectly well. The food was extremely tasteful. Thumbs up. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mamu_Jorge
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Mamu, Talisman endeavors to go above and beyond for our customers, so for you to say the "lovely staff" is a source of great pride! I have told the hostesses and waiters about your kind comments and they'd love to thank you in person...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch and were really impressed. The food and the ambiance were on spot .. One of the best in Kenya!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fsajwani
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Fsajwani, What great comments! Thank you so much for taking the time to review Talisman. We have ambitions to maintain the No. 1 - best restaurant, so we're really pleased you enjoyed your time with us. looking forward to your next visit

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was fantastic and staff is very friendly. Just try their local vodka based cocktail called Dave. Mainly expat kind of place.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nirav D
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Nirav Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you loved the "Dawa". Your compliments on our fantastic food and friendly staff are an acknowledgement of our dedication to providing the best food and service in the best possible atmosphere. We look...More

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EEE001
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Dream760151 | Property representative |
They accept Amex cards but to be on the safe side have your Visa/Mastercard with you.
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Kazimali M
March 16, 2018|
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Response from swasya | Property representative |
Hi Kazimali, Our food is definitely Halal Regards Steve
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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