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The Talisman

$$ - $$$Seafood, , Fusion
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“samosas” (125 reviews)
“steak” (84 reviews)
“pork belly” (22 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Central European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is located in a good location in the Karen area which a lot of green vegetation and option of both outdoor/indoor sitting options. the food is good with early booking they can prepare all the meals as per your request especially when you...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Talisman is a very nice restaurant a little out of the city. It was a cold evening when we arrived and were seated outside, however we were very quickly given a toad fire heater which was amazing! To start we had some of the...More

Thank Mitul L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this restaurant, food was fantastic and the atmosphere was really lovely. Definitely recommended!

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner with family this week and it was over a year that I hadn't been. The atmosphere and waiters as I remember was wonderful. I was disappointed with the food and price what made me want to go back was the quality and...More

Thank Halina P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food never disappoints. I've been more than 5 times and I always recommend the restaurant to everyone. The ambiance is really nice but in wet weather is not all that welcoming. On Friday night there is a great DJ and you can have a...More

Thank Babiryie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is pretty good and the variety on offer is great. However, for the ambience and food quality the price is not worth it

Thank Javed M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Talisman is always good, staff are excellent, kitchen is clockwork and food is exceptional especially the steaks

Thank DaFlyingCelt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite simply, fabulous !! Once you find it (sign a little bit hidden) you enter an absolute oasis of class and taste. Excellent menu, superb taste and generous proportions - I recommend the calves liver, but the whole menu is superb ! Fabulous setting, with...More

Thank PeterYork2014
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Peter for taking the time to post these lovely comments about our food and service. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, it was our privilege to host you so please come back again Kind Regards The Talisman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a wonderful feel to it and the food was amazing. Parts of it feel like you are dining in a friend's house and each of the outside tables had individual coal heaters by them which really gave out some heat to keep...More

Thank yorkyibiza
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really glad you decided to splurge and enjoy all that Talisman has to offer. We're proud of our atmosphere, food, and service, and we're thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Please stop back by any time you're in Nairobi! Regards The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has something magical. The atmosphere is fantastic not only for the relaxing and comfortable design, for the tasteful decor, for the beautiful garden, but also for the service offered. Everyone knows The talisman in Nairobi for its special cuisine, made of fresh, organic...More

Thank Paola G
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! What a fantastic review Paola. Thanks so much for coming all the way out to see us, and we're delighted you enjoyed all the things that make Talisman so special, It was our privilege to host you, so please come back again! Kind Regards...More

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Questions & Answers
31 May 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.
17 January 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
Yusuf N
31 October 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:45 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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