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“Great Resturant- and they have a playground!”
Review of The Talisman

The Talisman
Ranked #2 of 553 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub, Italian, Japanese, African, Sushi, European, Asian, British
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Resturant- and they have a playground!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

The food here is great! The selection is wide with options from several genres. The service is quick and efficient.
They also have a great play area for the children in the back.

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1 Thank Kate K
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thanks ! We're so glad you enjoyed the food,service and the playground and that our staff took good care of you. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Karibu!
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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Famous for feta samosas with chutney”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is probably the best restaurant in Nairobi, without a doubt the best in the Karen area. Its famous samosa starters are worth a trip by themselves, the sushi is also quite good and so are the other meat and fish dishes. The staff are particularly helpful for a Nairobi restaurant and the setting is very pleasant, outside and in.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Safari_njema10
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Wow! What a fantastic review Kate K.

We're delighted you enjoyed all the things that make Talisman so special. Really glad you found us worth the trip. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and we hope to see you soon.
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Ramsbury Wiltshire
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good evening”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Had dinner in a lovely garden dimly lit with candles and low lighting. Good food and excellent service

Visited October 2013
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Thank PeterPageGoldsmith
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
We're delighted that you enjoyed our warm inviting atmosphere . The garden, fireplaces and candles do make a terrific setting. Thanks again for your visit, we look forward to hosting you again.
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
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“Best Feta and Spinach Samosas ever!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

We went there for a birthday dinner. The resident cat took a liking to one of my friends :-) The food was FANTASTIC! You'll never go wrong with the steak!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank 254FoodieLover
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Happy belated birthday ! Really glad you enjoyed the steak and our signature feta samosas. We pride ourselves on our tender beef. We were delighted to host you here at Talisman. Come again soon. Karibu!
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“As usual, excellent food”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The food is fabulous and the variety of the lunch and dinner meals is extraordinary. The wine cellar is exquisite and we never have been disappointed the selection and quality of good wines. You must adapt to the crowd at the bar which can be quite noisy sometimes though. The restaurant owner should think about separating the bar from the restaurant it might help to have a wonderful atmosphere for those who want to enjoy the lovely prepared food.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank peter w
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Christine N, Guest Relations Manager at The Talisman, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Peter W, thank you for your kind review.

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the restaurant with regards to the food and wine. We appreciate your input regarding the separation of the bar from the restaurant, it will help us to make Talisman an even better experience for everyone. Karibu!
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