Talisman320 Ngong Road, Karen, Nairobi
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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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.