Talisman

320 Ngong Road, Karen, Nairobi

Restaurant Information

The Talisman is an elegant gastro-lounge and Kenya’s #1-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor who recently awarded them a 2015 Certificate of Excellence badge.The Talisman offers a myriad of experiences to their patrons.

The Karen-based restaurant blends fine dining with unbridled eclecticism. They serve up a delightful fusion of European, Pan-Asian and African cuisines. With their hallmark greenery and fresh air, they have made every effort to create an ideal ambience, complemented by distinguished service from their cordial staff. In addition, their atmospheric bar area is best known for it’s familiar faces and casual charm.

  • CreditCards
  • FullBar
  • Band
  • FreeParkingLot
  • SmokingArea
  • FreeWifi
  • OutdoorSeating
  • Takeaway
  • FamilyFriendly



Map & Location View Directions

Social Feed

Write for a Bite ...

Our aim is to ensure that all our partner restaurants provide the best possible service to our clients. We would be grateful if you could please spend a few moments to rate your experience by completing the form below.


Choose from 1 star (worst) to 5 stars (best) for each category and feel free to leave any comments.

Food
Service
Ambiance
Value

Editor's Review

Talisman

.

Reviews (79) Recent Popular

Maryanne Nduku

The food is good, lots of flavors and the meat cooked to how one asks for it. The first time I had mashed potatoes here they were just ok but the next time they were really creamy hence amazing. The service is ok but hats off to Titus who is exceptionally good and funny. The ambiance is 100 :)

Rasmus Andreasson

Honestly, the food is decent, had a burger which was pretty okay but hardly the best I have had in Nairobi, the setting of the outside restaurant, however, is the best in Nairobi. Service is great, prices are a bit on the high side compared to the quality of the food but overall, the experience me and my friend had was great mostly due to the nature that surrounded us.

Wats Eki

I really don't know what the hype is about this place. It may be the ambience, which is terrific. It's kind of hard to go wrong with an outdoor location in the Karen-Ngong neighbourhood. I ordered a burger, which was O.K. and definitely not memorable. My brother ordered a pasta, which was also O.K. We came on a Sunday afternoon, just when they were getting ready for lunch, so it wasn't packed, but by the time we left, it was. I'm thinking I should've ordered something a bit more exotic to truly walk away with a satisfying experience.

Kendi Kimaita

love this restaurant! their carlifornia rolls and gnocci is so bomb!! one of my fav restaurants but the only challenge is that you cant just walk in, it always packed over the weekend. I also enjoy the service and always look forward to going back

Arthur Komu

Did dinner on a Friday evening, the place was a bee-hive of activity hence no personalized service. Staff were friendly. Found the couch at the indoor dining area way too low in correlation to that the table (BTW I am 6ft) hence forced to elevate myself with a cushion.
A place can get chilly as the evening progresses. Was very eager for the dinner but I think the place overrated.

Mwende Wambua

I did not like the food. The stir fry was a curry, the pork had some nasty after taste from something they smeared on the plate, the kung pao chicken was their only saving grace. The service took ages. The ambience was great, there is ample parking and the portions are more than enough.

Makandi Muchiri

Went for NRW 2017 and absolutely loved the service and ambiance. They're definitely a class above the rest on service. Was not sold on the NRW meal (main course and desert mostly, whose portions I found limited). However I can't wait to go back to try out their regular menu. We went as a group but it's such a perfect setting for a quiet romantic evening.

Kathure Wa Kiautha

went for dinner with my girls on Tuesday 30th January evening. Ample parking, warm welcome or table was reserved as requested. A warm homely vybe with the couches and fire especially since it started raining. A place one should definitely try.

Diana N

Went for NRW on Saturday evening. What a flavour bomb!!! The food was exceptional, really loved the South East Asia flavours. I got way more than what I paid for.

Angela Mutsotso

Went for lunch on Saturday (28th January) and enjoyed the food. The staff were very professional. My family and I enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely go back