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The Talisman

) #2 of 505 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, Italian, African, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our dinner was great in taste, and when cool winter evening came we got a coal heater shaped a bit like a frog next to the table to keep warm. We enjoyed our time here!

Thank swhnld
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Restaurant is very good. High class food, friendly service, relaxing atmosphere. I took veal liver for the main course, it was cooked exactly as ordered (medium rare), choice of vines is also good , even by glass, which is rare to find! I recommend this...More

Thank Sergey K
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sergey K, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this five star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 6 days ago

At all of our camps, people kept asking if we had eaten here so, when we arrived back in Nairobi, we had to try it. They had a wide selection of foods to choose, including vegetarian options. The setting was delightful and we really enjoyed...More

Thank C S
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear C S, Thank you so much for sharing this great review with us. We are so happy to hear that you came to visit us at the end of your trip and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We usually have a different...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this place with a friend on a late Sunday afternoon after a day at the spa. I must say, there was no better way to end this day. The food was heavenly. We ordered garlic bread and mozzarella for the starter, char-grilled steak...More

Thank Queen A
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Queen A, We can't thank you enough for sharing this wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your post spa meal with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and food delightful! Service a little inattentive but that i put down to we were a two in a corner and the restaurant was very busy! Food was amazing and dining outside was great although best take a jumper for late evening as...More

Thank David D
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear David D, Thank you for taking the time to share this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere and apologise if the service was stretched on the night. We do indeed get very busy over the weekends...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, maybe I'm biased cause I live round the corner, but Talisman never disappoints, its one of those places you can be adventurous with your choices and always discover something fantastic! Knowledgeable waiters, great wine selection (that's never static) and a great atmosphere. Make a...More

Thank Msitu_1
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Msitu_1, We can't thank you enough for sharing your wonderful review! We are delighted to have you as our guest and neighbour and hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is Karen must go at least once. Food is amazing, Dawa is the best one in town and the place is really nice. If you are passing in Karen you must give it a try

Thank Gina P
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gina P, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great review. We are delighted to receive such positive feedback and hope to welcome you back for a Dawa soon! With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic serene surrondings with a Karen rustic feel. Great food. The place is normally full and advance booking is highly recommemded.

Thank Maxx703
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Maxx703, Thank you so much for sharing this great review. We are delighted to receive such positive feedback, especially from regular guests. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love love love the Talisman restaurant. When I can get across town to Karen, I always go for lunch or dinner. It's always nice to sit outside, the servers are attentive and accurate with my order including any special requests, and the food is...More

Thank Afine32889
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Afine32889, We can't thank you enough for sharing this fabulous review! We love love love you! We look forwards to welcoming you on your next Karen visit. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant twice while in Nairobi. The food, service and atmosphere are all excellent. Highly recommended.More

Thank Marilyn C
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Marilyn C, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you visited us twice during your stay in Nairobi, and that both times you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome...More

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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
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
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view
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
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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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