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The Talisman

320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“samosas” (142 reviews)
“steak” (77 reviews)
“pork belly” (17 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub, Italian, Japanese, African, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Central European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to have a lunch and had a really good time.Lovely setting in Karen. Plenty of choice and lots of interesting places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank Romevisitor2008
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear Romevisitor2008, Thank you for sharing this lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talisman is a long-standing icon in a city where, all too often, good restaurants fizzle out as soon as they gain momentum. The food here is consistently outstanding, as is the service. As regular patrons of over a decade, my husband and I are yet...More

Thank Mtende710
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear Mtende710, We can't thank you enough for writing this brilliant review! We are delighted to hear such wonderful feedback, especially from long-standing regular patrons. On behalf of the whole team we hope to welcome you both back again very soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Talisman is a funky, indoor/outdoor restaurant that has a good mix of people (locals and ex-pats) and a nice mix of items on the menu. The steak is very good as are the chicken dishes. There always seems to be some sort of party...More

Thank bouncecard2017
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear Bouncecard2017, Thank you for taking the time to share this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoy our food and atmosphere so much and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another visit to this beautiful restaurant, with food to justify our increase in waist line. Consistently good service, fine food, lovely presented and a delight to devour. On this visit unfortunately we had no room for desert - another missed opportunity. We'll have to get...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review

Dear Escape-overseas, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review. Firstly, let us apologise for the increased waistline! However, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your latest visit and we look forwards to welcoming you back for a three course marathon soon. With Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Karen, the talisman offers very good quality food, somewhat sophisticated in a very relax atmosphere where you can enjoy dining outside.

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

Dear Norbert C, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that we are one of your favourite restaurants in Nairobi and we look forwards to welcoming you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, great service, and lots to choose from. I had steak, two beers, and it was about $25. You can't beat that

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

Dear Ben C, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you will visit us again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, great outdoors. Recommended by a local friend and it was definitely worth it. I found their Davas drink overly sweet, but great presentation so can't complaint there. Moroccan Beef with apricot chutney was amazing. It had chapati, side hummus, couscous salad and tajiki....More

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

Dear Balinder, Thank you so much for sharing this great review! We are delighted that your friend recommended The Talisman to you and even happier to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever been to. A wide variety of food, on the pricey side, but well worth the money for the beautiful atmosphere.

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

Dear Darrah H, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our atmosphere so much and we hope to welcome you back to The Talisman again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently delivering quality of service and great food. Always my fall back plan, and i always seem to return.

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

Dear Snuffjugend, Thank you so much for sharing your great review! We are delighted to hear that our service and food keep you coming back for more and we look forwards to your next visit. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

During our stay in Kenya, we ate at Talisman several times. We found the vibe to be the best on Sundays at lunch time, when families (often 3 generations or more) would come together to share a meal. The play area in the garden is...More

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

Dear Anton B, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review with us. We are delighted to hear such positive feedback, especially from regular guests! We hope you will visit us again when you return to Kenya. With Thanks The Talisman

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rebajane22
Hi! My husband and I are visiting Nairobi this week. Do you have gluten free options? Thanks!
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
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Yusuf N
Hi, am thinking about mringing my family for a buffet dinner over christmas. How much is a full Buffet Dinner per person>
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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esmail2015
i would like to know what is yr programme for new years eve, how much, what is the menu and where exactly are you?
26 December 2015|
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Response from weston k | Reviewed this property |
Talisman is almost 1 kilometer from the Karen roundabout on Ngong road on the right if going to Ngong town. Contact them for the fullness of menu if wish to visit them. Please book to reserve a table. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub, Italian, Japanese, African, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Central European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 705 999997
  • E-mail
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.