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The Talisman

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Fusion
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 705 999997
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“samosas” (124 reviews)
“steak” (82 reviews)
“pork belly” (22 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Central European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Best meal I've had in the week I spent in Nairobi for work. I ate there on Tuesday night and by 8 p.m. the place was bustling and vibrant with a well-heeled and stylish crown gathering for drinks and dinner. Because 65 degrees Fahrenheit seems...More

Thank Mark H
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Dear Mark H, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are delighted to hear that you and your colleague enjoyed your dinner with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Nairobi. Please send us...More

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This is our Boxing Day regular place. I love the atmosphere but I have to say I've had better food then we did this past Boxing Day. Get your standards back to 100 percentMore

Thank Amrita J
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Dear Amrita, Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your boxing day lunch with us. We take all feedback seriously, especially from a regular Boxing Day guest! Your comments will be passed on to the kitchen...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017

It was good to be back at Talisman. They have renovated since my last visit. Alphonse, the headwaiter, greeted me like a long lost friend, he is good. The burger and green fish curry and baked apple sponge dessert were all good. It was not...More

Thank Smilin555
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Dear Smilin555, Thank you for sharing this great review. We are so happy to hear that your return to the Talisman was a positive one and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forwards to your return visit. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 8 January 2017

Overall food is very good at Talisman. Even when we don't have time to sit, we usually stop by for take away samosas. However last week my husband had a very disappointing experience. He was racially profiled by one of the customers at Talisman. There...More

Thank Maral B
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Dear Maral B, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We would like to apologize for the unacceptable behavior of one of our guests on your most recent visit. While we most certainly do not condone any form of racist behavior, unfortunately...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent as ever, ate lunch and dinner there today and the only thing that marred our visit was the dreadful DJ who seems to have been in residence all afternoon and all evening playing awful canned tunes that no one wanted to listen to. The...More

Thank Tozer1965
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Dear Tozer1965, Thank you for sharing this five star review! We are delighted that you enjoyed two meals with us in one day but are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our Saturday Soundtrack. We take all feedback extremely seriously and we will...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

The place is friendly and has a large open air terrace adjacent to a garden. Food unpretentious but generally good. Efficient service. Good value altogether

Thank MILOUW
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Dear MILOUW, Thank you for sharing this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 6 January 2017

We celebrated a birthday at Talisman and we loved it. The food is a modern twist on French/African/Asian fusion. Service is attentive and relatively fast. The food did not disappoint and the atmosphere was nice. In the chilly evening they fire up those steel frogs...More

Thank Jon_France_Portugal
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Dear Jon_France_Portugal, Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and that we could provide a special atmosphere for the celebration. Our service team definitely love to surprise guests on their birthdays! We hope...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

It's amazing that, having lived in Nairobi for decades I only got to visit this establishment in 2016 and only because I was hosting a non citizen visitor. Talisman has a wonderful garden setting for a relaxed meal. We had a late Saturday lunch that...More

Thank Mkenya Msafiri O
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Dear Mkenya Msafiri O, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! We are delighted that you finally paid us a visit and that you enjoyed your long Saturday lunch with your visitor. We hope this will be the first of many...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Talisman's rustic set up reminds of some old Arab town. The vast openness and greenery are a beautiful sight and the experience of a homely feeling with gourmet cuisine is unique.

Thank Sikiladi
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Dear Sikiladi, Happy New Year! Thank you so much for this delightful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere and hope you will pay us a visit again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Wonderful food and atmosphere. We sat outside and enjoyed the live music and excellent meals. Staff were friendly and helpful.More

Thank Sean K
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Dear Sean K, Happy New Year to you and your family! Thank you so much for sharing this five star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us and we look forwards to welcoming you all back again soon. With...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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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