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Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dinner at the Talisman with two other families and children before flying home to England. The food was delicious (steak/sushi and kids food) and the staff were very attentive. The kids could also play in the garden and on the playground.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Talisman has evolved from a very enjoyable restaurant to an exemplary restaurant. This places oozes stylish excellence; food, wine, service, atmosphere, staff - all of it is top notch, hats off and keep it up!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

Flawless operation, with great menu selection, delicious food and beautiful relaxed spacious seating. The grilled red snapper was perfectly prepared, and the famous cheese samosas deserve their renown.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

Bumped in for lunch and started up with the feta coriander samosas because they never let you down - and like a gin&tonic, is the best way to start if you don’t have a plan.. For main I stepped out of my box and ordered...the crispy red snapper bao bun, because it sounded nice! - my waiter assured that one would be enough although it would not be large. I went for one. Big mistake. Actually decent size but as a whole sooo delicious composition of flavors combined with a gentle but firm curry sauce made me want more! I seldom left desiring for more, but now I’m still sitting at my table thinking of the main.. My best to the chef - I will be back with this order.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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stuart herd, Owner at The Talisman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Welcome back and thanks for your kind review! We hope to see more of you .

Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

The restaurant was beautiful, food was delicious, great service! Unfortunately our table was not in the best location! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

In a word: awesome. The atmosphere us great, the decor original, the staff friendly, the menu small, there are virgin cocktails, local beer and all the other drinks. The food sublime. Well portioned, flavoursome, beautifully plated, perfect. We enjoyed our date night out and, if...we could, we’d return in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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stuart herd, Owner at The Talisman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Maricha thank you for your wonderful review it gives us great joy to make people enjoy their food and dates out .

Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

The decor was perfect. There were many small rooms as well as one larger room so you could choose what kind of ambience you wanted. The food was really delicious. Service was excellent. Definitely a highlight of our visit to Nairobi.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Food: Absolutely Deeeeelicious, Soooo Tasty that the taste buds demand a repeat visit! 😋 Kudos to the 👨‍🍳 👩‍🍳 Wow! That taliban sauce on the Nyati wings was one deserving a culinary award! Menu: Good selection, mouth-watering dishes! Ambience: Comfy, homely, lovely fireplace setting. ohhh...sooooo nice! Customer Service is excellent 👌 From the reception Thank you, Grace. To the table service Asante Sana na sana Titus! 😊 Return Visit? Oh yes, absolutely 💯More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

What a beautiful restaurant. We went before leaving for safari. The food is amazing the service was great and the atmosphere was incredible. If your in Nairobi do not miss the opportunity to dine at Talisman.

Date of visit: January 2024
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stuart herd, Owner at The Talisman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Come back from Boston please ! We loved your review !

Reviewed 6 January 2024

Fantastic reataurant. I’ve been there many tomes and was never dissapointed. Excellent food, excellent variety, good wines, and good value for money. Friendly staff, everything is very clean, fantastic wahsrooms, wonderful environment.

Date of visit: January 2024
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stuart herd, Owner at The Talisman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2024

Thanks so much for your kind review , we really appreciate it .

Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant. Large comfortable table well spaced, helpful and friendly staff, large portions of delicious and varied food with different influences. Had a delicious cashew hummus which was memorable. Great ribs which just fell off the bone. Succulent pork belly starter. Great space for kids...to run round and play in while the grown-ups tuck into their drinks and food.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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stuart herd, Owner at The Talisman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2023

Thank you so much for your kind review …. We love having families with kids visiting our restaurant and enjoying the atmosphere the food and community . We hope to see you again .

Reviewed 21 November 2023

Perfect place for a great meal. Compliments to the chef! All staff was friendly and service was great. Even had warm blankets and a small fire by our table for evening warmth while dining under the outdoor canopy.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

This review is based mainly on the service as the food was perfect. waitress by the name Eunice mandated us to pay service charge and the tone was demanding We usually tip for good service, her's wasn't exemplary.Stop harassing clientsMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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stuart herd, Owner at The Talisman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Judi , thanks for taking time to write a review. We will certainly be talking to Eunice about this episode such it shoudl never occur. Service charge is in the pricing so there is NO need to pay any extra unless the client wants to...More

Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

What a beautiful place. Stunning art pieces😍✨️wonderful service ,the food is pricey some of the dishes the portion size is too little but overall we had a great time.

Date of visit: October 2023
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stuart herd, Owner at The Talisman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thanks for your wonderful review

Reviewed 18 September 2023

Stayed in Kenya and then Tanzania for 12 days and this was the best dinner we had on the entire trip. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: September 2023
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stuart herd, Owner at The Talisman Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

Thanks so much for your review and your visit

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The Talisman Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5