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The Talisman

) #2 of 507 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%
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“steak” (81 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Italian, Sushi, European, Asian, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
320 Ngong Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner there last evening. The location is very nice. The service is very good. The dinner was very good. I recommand the salmon and the guinness chocolate cake with icecream and vanilla sauce.

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

Dear Miple, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great review. We are so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your dinner with us and we hope to welcome you both back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely and gracious setting - quiet and peaceful. Steak was incredibly tender and tasty. Good service, pleasant atmosphere.

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

Dear SMBSMBSMB, Thank you for sharing this 5 star review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience in our little oasis and we hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a business meeting one evening and drinks. Cosy and calm place with the right crowd. Nice mojito.

Thank Beatris74
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Beatris74, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your business meeting here at the Talisman and we hope to welcome you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Talisman is well known as one of the best restaurants in Kenya. They have an inventive and frequently-changing menu.

Thank Amolo N
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Amolo N, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to hear such positive feedback about our Seasonal Menu and we look forwards to welcoming you back again soon. With Thanks The Talisman

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner was great in taste, and when cool winter evening came we got a coal heater shaped a bit like a frog next to the table to keep warm. We enjoyed our time here!

Thank swhnld
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is very good. High class food, friendly service, relaxing atmosphere. I took veal liver for the main course, it was cooked exactly as ordered (medium rare), choice of vines is also good , even by glass, which is rare to find! I recommend this...More

Thank Sergey K
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Sergey K, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this five 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 19 July 2017

At all of our camps, people kept asking if we had eaten here so, when we arrived back in Nairobi, we had to try it. They had a wide selection of foods to choose, including vegetarian options. The setting was delightful and we really enjoyed...More

Thank C S
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear C S, Thank you so much for sharing this great review with us. We are so happy to hear that you came to visit us at the end of your trip and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We usually have a different...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Went to this place with a friend on a late Sunday afternoon after a day at the spa. I must say, there was no better way to end this day. The food was heavenly. We ordered garlic bread and mozzarella for the starter, char-grilled steak...More

Thank Queen A
Benedetta G, Manager at The Talisman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Queen A, We can't thank you enough for sharing this wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your post spa meal with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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