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320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
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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
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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 

locquirec
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is interesting with a mix of asian, european and kenyan origins. cocktails are innovative. service is of a high level. go there without an hesitation it is an excellent choice.

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

Dear Jylr, Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review. We are so proud to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! 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 of our Culinary Collective... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funny thing about this place is that you can hardly see it though it's just on the road side. Very relaxed ambiance, great food and service.they also have a kids play area so it's perfect for families too

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Thank SafariExpert336
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear SafariExpert336, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and took advantage of our relaxed atmosphere. We hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman More 

Barwon Heads, Australia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great final meal on our trip to Tanzania and Kenya. Conveniently located to Karen Hotels. Very good food and staff.

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Thank 835charlesh
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear 835charlesh, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review and for coming to visit us on your East African adventure! We are so happy to hear that you all enjoyed your final meal with us and we hope you will come and visit us again next time you are in Kenya! With Thanks The Talisman More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for dinner on the way for a late night flight - it's convenient for both local and international airports and a lovely way to start or end a trip to Kenya. When you first walk in the ambiance and decor are amazing - outdoor gardens with cosy tables and soft lighting. Great for couples or larger... More 

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

Dear Hayleyw2, Thank you for sharing your excellent review and for visiting us at The Talisman. We are so happy to hear that you and your group enjoyed your experience with us and we hope this will be the first of many visits! With Thanks The Talisman 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
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?