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320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, quiet location, also conducive to families as have kids play area. All in all would recommend.

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Thank Kariuki_N
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear Kariuki_N, Thank you for sharing this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman More 

Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The GF and I visited Talisman for lunch... Food was average and service was good.... lots of foreigners, probably visiting by the reviews.

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Thank NevinSP
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear NevinSP, Thank you so much for sharing your review with us. We are happy to hear that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your lunch and we are so sorry that your expectation were not met. We take all feedback very seriously and your comments will be addressed by the team to ensure that your next experience is everything you... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been here twice and loved it. great food, in both quantity and quality. Interesting mixture of a variety of cuisines; Asian, Kenyan, European. Well executed and consistent. The waiters are knowledgeable and very friendly. Ambiance is relaxing and good for couples, families or large groups. It is on the pricier end but it's worth your money.

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Thank es_cjm
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear Es_cjm, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that both times you have been you have enjoyed your time with us and we hope that you will keep coming back for more! Till next time, With Thanks The Talisman More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Talisman has been going for years and just keeps going from strength to strength. The menu is a broad spread of culinary delights with a weekly specials menu which tends to delight.

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Thank East A
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear East A, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are so proud to hear such positive feedback, especially from one of our regular patrons! Our Chefs like to explore different produce and cuisines, so our menu is certainly varied and our seasonal menu changes often. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for some... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The night was very good from the greetings upon arrival. The choice of food on the menu will full fill anyone's appetite. The excellent service and professional staff who served and waited on at the tables to the quality and taste of the food was all excellent. The restaurant has a quality feel about the atmosphere which caterers for all... More 

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Thank RR1250
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear RR1250, Thank you for sharing this excellent review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your night out with us and are always so proud to receive such positive feedback from our valued guests. The Talisman does indeed cater to many different events, both corporate and social and we hope you will keep us in mind next... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there fot dinner with my friends and everyone enjoyed their meals.I had the best slow cooked lamb there and the service was great.

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Thank Reina K
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear Reina K, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are delighted to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your experience with us. Our Chef is especially happy to hear that you liked the Slow Cooked Lamb as he is very proud of that particular dish. We hope to welcome you all back again... More 

Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just looove Talisman, staff are very good and the chef's menu always have something unique, tasty and highly recommended'

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Thank Karen N
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear Karen N, Thank you for this lovely review! We are so happy to hear how much you love the Talisman and especially our Chef's Menu. Our team likes to explore with different produce and cuisines so our seasonal menu changes often and always has some exciting new dishes on it. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for some... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good meal, good ambience, poor service . Restaurant was busy and waiters were overwhelmed and paid little attention to service etiquette . Waited 45 mins for our order to be taken after being seated at the table !

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Thank BettyBee40
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear BettyBee40, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed most of your experience and we are so sorry that our service let us down. We take all feedback very seriously and your comments will be addressed by the Restaurant Manager and the Front of House team to... More 

Livingstone, Zambia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not often you find in Africa a restaurant that you can tick all the boxes, good food, excellent services, friendly warm waiters, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful venue and and and............Thank you for a memorable evening.

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Thank Cobus C
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear Cobus C, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and that we ticked all those boxes! We hope to welcome you back for many more memorable meals here at The Talisman. With Thanks The Talisman More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Talisman restaurant has always had a reputation for good food, good service, and a really good ambiance. It doesn't disappoint. Busy for lunch and dinner throughout the week. it\s always advisable to book. Saturday lunchtimes are a little less busy than Sunday lunchtime, and DJ Stevie Price is always there on a Saturday, with very cool music that just... More 

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Thank KiranAhluwalia
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear KiranAhluwalia, We can't thank you enough for the excellent review! We are honored to be thought of as a legend and are delighted to hear that we keep you coming back for more! Our Saturday Soundtrack with the legendary Stevie Price happens every Saturday from 12pm-12am so we hope to see you back for another lip-smacking, acoustic taste sensation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub, Italian, Japanese, African, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 705 999997
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?