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The Talisman

) #2 of 508 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, 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 August 31, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by some companions for a good dining experience. Wish we could have gone back a second time. Great ambiance, service, and food!!More

Thank kbreich
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Dear Kbreich, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. We are so happy to hear that your companions encouraged you to visit us and that you enjoyed your experience here at The Talisman. We too wish that you will...More

Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

A great evening out is guaranteed ejen visiting Talisman. We go there relatively frequent and have never been disappointed!More

Thank Micke S
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Dear Micke S, Thank you so much for sharing this great review! We are always so proud to hear how much our guests enjoy their time with us, especially coming from regular patrons! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With Thanks The...More

Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Best food I have had in Nairobi. Been here for 6 years and have only recently discovered it. Never been disappointed. Staff are excellent too!

Thank Susanna B
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Dear Susanna B, Thank you for sharing this great review. We are so happy to hear such positive feedback about our food and staff! Now that you have discovered us we hope to welcome you back again soon With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is delightful. One of the best places in Nairobi for a long lazy lunch. Either with a large group of friends or a couple. Food is great, drinks are great and the garden is lovely to sit in. If it's a cold afternoon...More

Thank Owen D
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Dear Owen D, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and took advantage of our beautiful gardens. The Talisman is definitely an ideal spot for long lazy lunches! We...More

Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Always love it here. Great food all around. Wonderful service. The outdoor seating area is gorgeous. Will certainly go back. Wish it were closer to my area.More

Thank Sam W
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Dear Sam W, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! We are always so proud to hear our guests had such a wonderful experience, especially coming from regular patrons! We hope the long distance won't keep you from coming back soon!...More

Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Located in a very good area in Karen, this restaurant boosts of good ambience and spacious area for good dining. Especially good for Italian food.More

Thank kaburunjeru
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2016

Dear Kaburunjeru, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Our Chef has an extensive background in Italian food and is delighted to hear that you liked our Italian dishes. We hope...More

Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great atmosphere, tourist/expat vibe. Expect to pay 30/40 US $ a person for a dinner with dessert and a simple wine. Yummy cheese samosas and gnocchi.More

Thank tooto
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2016

Dear Tooto, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our samosas are indeed one of our dishes that keep people coming back for more! We hope to welcome back...More

Reviewed August 25, 2016

Well everything was superb as we are used to it!! The little mobile coal stove expelled the cold on the rainy and windy night. The waiter was friendly and well known as are we! The food was wonderful as usual, the Australian wine was even...More

Thank Crixxus
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2016

Dear Crixxus, Thank you so much for sharing this brilliant review! We are always so proud to hear our guests had such a positive experience, especially coming from regular patrons! We look forward to your return in September. We hope to see you soon With...More

Reviewed August 23, 2016

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

Thank Kariuki_N
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2016

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

Reviewed August 23, 2016

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

Thank NevinSP
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2016

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