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The Talisman

) #2 of 507 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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“samosas” (146 reviews)
“steak” (81 reviews)
“pork belly” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, 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 November 3, 2016

. The staff is friendly and even bring you a portable fire place to keep the cold away as you dine, the food is good.

Thank tonymuriuki
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Dear Tonymuriuki, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful surrounds to escape the hectic Nairobi, and the food lives up to the setting. Spacious areas hidden with beautiful lighting and seating. The sushi was amazing as was the rest of the meal we enjoyed. Well worth a visit, but book and before...More

Thank Naomi21w
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Dear Naomi21w, Thank you so much for sharing this great review. We are delighted we could offer a small respite from the hectic city pace and we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope you will visit us again...More

Reviewed October 30, 2016

This restaurant was part of our tour package and boy was it a big surprise. We were supposed to have gone here for an early dinner but plans got changed and we ended going for a later dinner and I'm glad we did. The lighting...More

Thank pinkachoo10
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

Dear Pinkachoo 10, We can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such an excellent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your late dinner with us. We are always happy to welcome new guests to our restaurant and sincerely hope you will...More

Reviewed October 30, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed an amazing meal here. Food is great. Service is ok. Reservation recommended as it gets busy, especially on weekend nights.

Thank andthebooksays
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

Dear Andthebooksays, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you both back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed October 29, 2016

Been there for lunch. The ambiance is great. Outdoors merging with nice vegetation. Food is great. Service can be a bit delayed as on Saturdays/Sundays the place is full.More

Thank 972raja
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

Dear 972raja, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great lunch with us and we appreciate the feedback on the slight delay. We will address this with our service team at our next...More

Reviewed October 28, 2016

We had a delightful lunch on our first day in Nairobi. The crowd was most certainly local and the food was excellent and well-priced.More

Thank Ron G
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

Dear Ron G, Thank you for writing this excellent review! We are so happy to hear that you chose The Talisman as your first stop in Nairobi and even happier to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed October 28, 2016

Loved the unusual architecture, the casual environment. Excellent menu, delicious food, dint know what to order. Needed my phone to read the menu as a little dark in some corners but added to the outing. Local art on display in the restaurant rooms.More

Thank Thelma M
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

Dear Thelma M, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and will certainly advise our service team to add extra candles in our darker corners. We appreciate...More

Reviewed October 27, 2016

I rarely write reviews by my last meal there was so great. Attention to detail in every facet of the meal. Super flavorful seafood curry. Great attention from the waiters. Really impressive.

Thank Ohiotraveler75
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2016

Dear Ohiotraveler75, Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic review. We are delighted to hear such positive feedback about our restaurants and our dishes! We hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed October 26, 2016

I had visited this resaurant a couple of years ago and liked it a great deal. I have celiac and so I am strictly gluten free. Previously I had an accomodating wait person who responded to my dietary needs. They have on their menu to...More

Thank MetsNYC
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2016

Dear MetsNYC, Thank you for sharing your review and we are very sorry to hear you found your experience disappointing. We try hard to have a varied menu and always have up to six gluten free options for our main dishes. Unfortunately the steak and...More

Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Talisman's approach to fine good using quality fresh local produce is just part of the appeal. The highly trained and friendly staff, excellent atmosphere -be it in the courtyard or inside by the fire - well priced drinks and generous food make Talisman a great...More

Thank TravellingJane1
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2016

Dear TravellingJane1, Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We indeed try as much as possible to support and showcase the incredible produce and suppliers we are so lucky to...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
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
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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