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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
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Needed good food drinks and relaxation after a long trip by bus from the Mara. Definitely found it here. Great menu and every dish we had was great. Will definitely return.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food and great service made for a great evening. The feta & coriander samosas are a must - and best burger I had in ages. The chocolate fondant was average - tasting somewhat of cocoa powder - use real high quality chocolate and it...More

Thank Renee P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We hit Talisman on a Friday night, and it was jumpin'! A bit noisy, but lively in a good way too. Kenya hasn't gotten the memo about smoking in restaurants. Just sayin'. Amazing sushi ceviche. And they have a drink called a Samurai - vodka,...More

Thank Marty P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a fabulous dinner, sat outside and enjoyed the Kenyan evening. A few local cats wandering about, but did not disturb the diners. Friendly staff, well worth a repeat visit

Thank lsbrun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is a perfect example of great cosy ambiance, it's so good to be there and get your choice of place to sit with friends and enjoy the afternoon. The service is good but the only shortcoming is the limited menu, I wish they...More

Thank Vasco Da G
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Vasco Da G, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food, despite the limited menu choices. We take all feedback seriously here at The Talisman and your suggestions will be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there two times. We had perfect dinner, e.g. tuna dish, meat dishes - everything was perfect. The do offer also a good selection of wines. The service and staff was very kind and helpful. Location is a former private house but turned to...More

Thank AnBerni
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear AnBerni, Thank you so much for sharing this 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you visited us twice, and that both times you had a perfect dinner! High praise indeed! We hope to welcome you back again for a third time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the food and the surroundings but it was a bit crowded, and the prices are pretty high. The winecard is good.More

Thank Jan E
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jan, Thank you for taking the time to share this great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere here at the Talisman. We do indeed tend to get quite busy on weekends but for a more relaxed vibe...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ambiance , great food and great ambiance ... off course the excellent service . I couldn't ask for more ... keep it up 👍🏻. Special thanks to John Mutira for a fabulous serviceMore

Thank Sushil G
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sushil, Thank you for this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your family outing and even happier to hear that John looked after you so well. On behalf of the whole team we look forwards to welcoming you all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chairs outside are abit wobbly,Service was fast, Moroccan beef was delicious , and the whole experience was spectacular, definitely going back!!

Thank Judijudi123
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Judijudi123, Thank you for sharing this awesome review. We are so happy to hear that you had such a great experience with us and we look forwards to welcoming you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is rather far from the Nairobi center but it's absolutely worth the visit. It has a beautiful and cozy outdoor seating with a garden, and a lively bar inside. The menu is broad and has dishes from various cuisines. We started with ostrich...More

1  Thank Yanko A
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Yanko, We can't thank you enough for this lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that our waiters looked after you and accommodated your requests and allergies. We are always open to requests whenever possible. We...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
18 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
1 November 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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