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The Talisman

$$ - $$$Seafood, , Fusion
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“samosas” (147 reviews)
“steak” (81 reviews)
“pork belly” (21 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Central European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The atmosphere is what I would come back for, a whole different world from the busy and noisy Nairobi. Especially if you're with a group, be sure to make a reservation, as it is very popular. Many options on the menu, and not all standard...More

Thank Lianne L
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Dear Lianne L, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are delighted we could offer a small respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and happy to hear you enjoyed a mix of our seasonal and classic menus...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've eaten at the Talisman dozens of times and I've never had a bad meal. The ambiance is always lovely, the staff are always friendly and good at what they do, and the food is always delicious - I particularly love the Asian-inspired dishes. It's...More

Thank Sarah M
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Dear Sarah M, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review! We are always so happy to hear such positive feedback on our food and service, especially coming from regular patrons! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page, Talisman Restaurant, for upcoming Asian...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Talisman Restaurant is located in Karen, just after the Karen Shopping Center on Ngong Road. It has this cool, rustic ambience that is so mysterious. When you walk in the setting is superb and it's staff amazing. When you are inside you feel encompassed in...More

Thank Atyang
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Dear Atyang, Thank you for taking the time to write this superb review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your business dinner with us and that you were so inspired by our interiors and ambience. We hope to welcome you back soon,...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I finally visited The Talisman on a 16th October 2016 and this was clearly a jaw-dropping experience. Its been said before by all who have been to the Talisman before us but in summary: 1. The ambience is to die for -...More

1  Thank Daniel J
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear Daniel J, Thank you for this brilliant and well written review! We are so happy to hear that you and your wife finally gave us a try, but even happier to hear that you will be our regular patrons. Our seasonal menu changes daily...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

The atmosphere in Talisman was wonderful. The restaurant has a lovely play area for children and it was awesome to be with friends (who are parents) and enjoy a long Sunday lunch with them. All the food was amazing, cocktails pretty delicious tooMore

Thank TIA-ThisisAfrica
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear TIA-ThisisAfrica, Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. The Talisman certainly lends itself to long lazy lunches, especially when the weather is this good! We hope...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a wonderful business dinner party for a group of 13, they were most accommodating, food and service was fabulous as always.

Thank ChezLinda
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear ChezLinda, Thank you for sharing this great review and we were delighted to host you and your group last week. We hope to welcome you all back again soon With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 15 October 2016

We wanted a last meal in Kenya before a late-night flight. Talisman was recommended by friends. In the cool evening air of Nairobi it was lovely to be 'outside' under a large canvas awning. Charcoal heaters in the shape of frogs were brought to our...More

Thank TandS_F
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear TandS_F, Thank you for sharing this great review, We are delighted you chose The Talisman for your last meal in Kenya and even happier to hear such positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back again on your return, With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 15 October 2016

The food is excellent, and the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. There is inside and outside dinning to suit your mood.

Thank Expectmoretoday
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear Expectmoretoday, Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you back for many more. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Among all the butcher's block meats you find hidden vegetarian he's like their unique take on artichoke salad or the eggplant tangine encircled with fresh hummus. Perfect brunch location. Don't forget to make a reservation.More

Thank permanent-wanderlust
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Dear Permanent-wanderlust, Thank you for sharing this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your vegetarian experience with us as we try hard to accommodate everyones tastes and preferences here at The Talisman. We hope to welcome you back again soon...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have eaten here twice, both times were fantastic. Once was with a large group and everyone enjoyed their choice of meal. Personally I have had the steak and the burger. Both were done perfectly as per my request and included a well matched side...More

Thank Douglas I
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Dear Douglas I, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us on both occasions and we hope to welcome you back for a third time soon. With Thanks...More

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gichonjoval12345
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.
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rebajane22
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
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:45
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
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.
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