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The Talisman

) #2 of 508 Restaurants in Nairobi $$ - $$$ 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” (146 reviews)
“steak” (81 reviews)
“pork belly” (20 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The feta and coriander samosas lived up to the hype. Really good, I still think about them. Actually had some pork something samosa which were not bad. My stir fry was pretty good although i had to customize it a bit. They were good about...More

Thank my2cents2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

Faced with a quirky menu, I chose fillet steak. Instead of small medallions I was given a six inch long strip, perfectly cooked, served on a piece of wood! It was delicious. This place comes highly recommended and with good reason: good service, good wines...More

Thank Roy A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to have dinner with a group of 16 people and the service was amazing! The food was very good, the people were nice, it had a very nice ambiance! Very recommendable!

Thank rodoboca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very high class and quality restaurant. I had the liver, which was perfectly cooked and well portioned. Wine is expensive, but that's to be expected in Nairobi.

Thank Daran71
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Daran71, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope you will visit us again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Talisman. In my opinion, it's the best restaurant in Nairobi. The food is creative without going overboard and the ambiance...you just have to get there to experience it. A reservation might be necessary especially on Fridays and the weekends and if you...More

Thank Paul W
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Paul, Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous review. We are delighted to receive such positive feedback, especially from regular patrons! We are even happier to hear that we are your favourite restaurant in Nairobi! We hope to welcome you back again soon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best restaurants in Nairobi, consistently excellent service, food and ambience. It is a pity that is rather far from where I live but if I am being treated or treating others this is always my first choice.

Thank _shivona_tavares
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Shivona, We can't thank you enough for this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that we are one of your favourites and we hope to welcome you back again very soon, whether you are treating yourself or others! With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a beautiful garden Courteous staff, quick service, delicious food & most importantly a wonderful atmosphere

Thank Murtaza A
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Murtaza A, Thank you so much for sharing this 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Talisman combines quality food and ambiance. Food was amazing, the sambousa and beef fillet are a must try. Didn't like the pork belly though. One improvement would be to increase their portions.More

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

Dear Ramy W, Thank you for sharing this great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and even happier to hear that we are one of your favourites. We will certainly pass your suggestion on to our Chef...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Impeccable service, The Talisman's menu had something for even the pickiest diners in our group. WE loved the atmosphere and the added touch of the "heating pots" strategically placed next to the ladies to keep us warm in the night air. A wonderful dining experience...More

Thank MrsWhere2Next
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MrsWhere2Next, We can't thank you enough for sharing this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you and your group had a memorable experience with us, especially on your first night in Kenya! We hope to welcome you all back next time you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't really expect too many top quality restaurants in Nairobi but the Talisman is one that stands out. Staff are friendly and food is great.

Thank johnbrisbane2017
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John, Thanks you for sharing this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here at the Talisman and we hope to welcome you back on your next Nairobi visit. With Thanks The Talisman

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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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