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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” (155 reviews)
“steak” (89 reviews)
“pork belly” (23 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Central European, Barbecue, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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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 today via mobile

Simply put Talisman is a gorgeous restaurant in Nairobi, with fantastic service and great food. I was surprised by the Asian cuisine on the menu but I thoroughly enjoyed everything I tried. (Have the pork belly). It's a lively scenic eatery perfect for a leisurely...More

Thank Stephanie A
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talisman is hands down my favorite restaurant in town. It has the loveliest setting and a fool-proof menu that never disappoints. I usually go for same things: samosas, wasabi prawns, risotto, sushi, and each time they're divine. Tried the Zanzibari (or Swahili?) soup for the...More

Thank CemileH_2018
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a great review and rating and we're delighted you enjoyed all the things that make Talisman so special. It was our privilege to host you, so please come back again! Regards The Talisman

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came as large group, shared a selection of starters, all delicious, steaks were a little average, not as tender as they might have been. Good service and overall a great place to go for an evening out

Thank R0bertLindsay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice retreat from the city. The food is really good. It’s not cheap but a nice escape and worth it. The seafood risotto is deliciousMore

Thank nicabellas
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for a great review. Talisman is definitely a more high-end dining experience, and the prices reflect the fact that we use only the best, freshest ingredients, The Chef takes pride in every dish and makes sure the portions are generous and provide full value...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here with a group of colleagues for dinner on a weekday. We say outdoors and it was quite pleasant. Service was very good, wine list was good and the food was interesting and delicious. I really enjoyed my dinner and found that whole...More

Thank Melanie R
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What a great review Melanie. We are delighted you enjoyed all the things that make Talisman so special, It was our privilege to host you, so please come back again! Regards Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb food. Lots of variety. Lovely ambience. Nice place for a special occasion. Easy to locate...along the Ngong Road past the Karen shops. Love the coriander and feta samosas. Vegetarian option was also enjoyed by our party

Thank Nancy N
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What a fantastic review Nancy, thank you for letting us host you and for the lovely comments about our food and service. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to your next one. Regards Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Talisman for a Saturday girls lunch. I love that the restaurant has personalized names on the table for reservations. The food was phenomenal as usual. We enjoyed pork belly, feta samosas, steak and a salad nicoise.

Thank Madame_Trey
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the lovely review! We're delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We are glad our staff took good care of you too. Come back any time! Regards Talisman

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to wait until my third trip to Nairobi to have the best meal yet. This is not just a dinner, but an experience. Slow dining, appreciating the food, service and atmosphere. This will be top of my for my fourth trip to Nairobi.

Thank Douglas W
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Douglas for a wonderful review, we try hard to ensure that every one of our guests leaves delighted, satisfied and happy, and we look forward to your fourth visit to Nairobi with us Regards Steve

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambience with outdoor seating and sensational food. Waiters are so friendly and helpful. The best thing on the menu are the Feta and coriander samosas, with the prawn and calamari stir fry coming a close 2nd.More

Thank Holidayflipflops
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to post these lovely comments about our food and service. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We try hard to ensure that every one of our guests leaves delighted, satisfied and happy. It is this putting of our guest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to relax with friends. Amazing food, desserts are to die for and great wine list. Staff are also extra accommodating especially for those with children so a great time all round.More

Thank gitauw2017
swasya, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Gitau! We're so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and our amazing wine list (of which we're very proud!). If you want to try Talisman as a family outing, we recommend stopping for a leisurely Sunday brunch. It's outstanding, and the kids can enjoy our...More

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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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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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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 705 999997
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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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