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The Talisman

RR - RRRSeafood, , Fusion
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“samosas” (161 reviews)
“steak” (94 reviews)
“pork belly” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Value
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LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Talisman
1. World-Class Cuisine
"World class food at well under London prices"
Nina M
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2. Relaxing Atmosphere
"it's the atmosphere and decor that gets you"
almitalia
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3. Art Exhibitions
" Cosy interior with regular local art exhibitions."
Rebecca Becks G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

lovely atmosphere in the garden, exceptional service, quality varied food. Been there a couple of times, never disappoints!More

Thank melsaomaya
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Melsaomaya, Many thanks for the wonderful review. It is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our lovely atmosphere, exceptional service and the quality of varied food. It is definitely a boost for us every time we hear such complimentary reviews such as...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We ate here 2 times on our trip to Kenya and loved it both times.. Exceptional service, quality and varied food, you will never be bored as the choices are endless and delicious... Lovely atmosphere in the garden...I came 4 years ago, and this will...More

1  Thank katy600
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

We are really glad you decided to splurge and enjoy all that Talisman has to offer again. 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...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Getting in to Wilson airport at 3.30pm we had a lot of time to kill before our midnight flight to London. On a recommendation, we headed to Karen for dinner at The Talisman. It was great. Really delicious food, great service and the staff were...More

Thank Ros G
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Ros G, Thank you very much for such great review. We work hard to offer the best food and service in the best possible environment., so I am happy to see that reflected on your last visit. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Seems to be the place to go in the Nairobi suburbs. Packed on a Wednesday night with ‘locals’ and business dinners. Dinner for four was about $160 and tasty it was. Everyone was happy with the starter and mains. My tartlets, steak and shared bread...More

Thank TheDiplomat
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Diplomat, Thank you for your lovely note. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at The Talisman in the Nairobi Suburbs. I am so glad everything including the tartlet's, steak and shared bread pudding surpassed your expectations. You are always...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Talisman is one of those hidden gems in Karen, Nairobi. The unassuming entrance is in sharp contrast with what awaits you inside. A warm welcome, a relaxing atmosphere for grown ups and kids despite the clearly tasteful but not overdone interior. Friendly service and...More

Thank Njoroge N
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Njoroge N Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we are happy to hear we hit the mark for you....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situation about 30 min from nairobi CBD in Karen. Worth the trip to experience excellent service, food, and ambiance. Reasonably priced $130 US for 3 of us including pre dinner and during dinner drinks and 2 courses each. Nice for lunch or dinner or afternoon...More

Thank Debbie G
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Debbie G Many thanks for the wonderful review . It was such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your dinning experience with us and appreciated the ambiance, the excellent service, the food and the reasonable prices. It is definitely a plus for us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Dinner at The Talisman and loved it, great ambiance friendly waiters and really good food Perfect portion. Will definitely go again.More

Thank SKahaki
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SKahaki, Thank you very much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your lovely experience with us. We are grateful to your mention of our generous food portions, friendly staff and "our" great ambiance, which makes us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a restaurant that you would come back with your friends and enjoy to the limit. It has Excellent Food with an atmosphere that is so relaxing, with excellent personnel from Chefs, waiters who are very cautious.More

Thank Inspire24573530551
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Inspire24573530551! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we are happy to hear we hit the mark of excellence for you. Your feedback is very much appreciated and has been passed to the team. Come back and see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recently for the first time with a friend who told me its Kenya's busiest restaurant. Its big but with cosy nooks and has inside and covered open air. Small bar rea. Super service. Great food from extensive menu. Nice wine. Big bill for Kenya...More

Thank Gerry M
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gerry, Thank you for your review and for Selecting the Talisman to be definitely "the venue of your choice" We do take pride in catering to our guests in the best way we can. Looking forward to your next Visit Kind regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always the best in Nairobi while the atmosphere is truly special. Get a seat by a fireplace for a romantic dinner or a large group table with charcoal burners to keep the conversation warm, with a bunch of friends. The chef will...More

Thank David H
Janet Y, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear David H, Thanks for the awesome review David! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we are happy to hear we hit the mark. "best food, best atmosphere, best chef" Karibu Talisman

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Questions & Answers
EEE001
3 August 2018|
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Response from Dream760151 | Property representative |
They accept Amex cards but to be on the safe side have your Visa/Mastercard with you.
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Kazimali M
16 March 2018|
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Response from swasya | Property representative |
Hi Kazimali, Our food is definitely Halal Regards Steve
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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