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The Carnivore Restaurant

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Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Description: On the outskirts of Nairobi on the Langata Road is the world famous...
On the outskirts of Nairobi on the Langata Road is the world famous Carnivore, known as the Ultimate 'Beast of a Feast', a meat lovers den where a vast selection of succulent meats are charcoal grilled and carved at your table.
Adjoining the Carnivore main restaurant is the 'Simba Saloon' - a vibrant informal a la carte restaurant with a childrens playground,
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
African foods

The foods are great and you can taste all kind if meat over there with a beautiful area and nice staff. Do not miss it Have fun and enjoy it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Reza1976
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Shiraz, Iran
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Shiraz, Iran
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The foods are great and you can taste all kind if meat over there with a beautiful area and nice staff. Do not miss it Have fun and enjoy it

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Thank Reza1976
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at the Carnivore and thought the foods were great and the staff were nice. We appreciate your positive feedback. More 

Sandton
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Carnivore Restaurant is a meat eaters dream. You can order any meat you like - all grilled and then carved as you require in front of you at your table. It has a festival atmosphere, is very spread out so you can choose different locations to settle down and soak up the atmosphere. It is a very popular social... More 

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Thank Clive G
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a great review! We are delighted that you enjoy everything the Carnivore has to offer. from the festival atmosphere, the different meats you can choose and the fact that the restaurant is a popular social melting-pot with both tourist and local residents! Your comments are appreciated and have been shared with the service and culinary... More 

Nairobi
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took three guests from Amsterdam, france and Nigeria for dinner. We went to the restaurant and tasted different game meat until we could chew no more. The theme was purely African but made the guests from Europe satisfied but surprised on how meat eating would be such a big occassion.

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Thank Job A
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your guests for dinner. Unfortunately due to government legislation we are unable to serve all the game meats except for crocodile and some time ostrich as these are farmed. However we are glad you enjoyed the meats available. Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located not far from Nairobi's CBD, the carnivore restaurant is one of Kenya's iconic dining venues. I first dined there in 1995, and my last visit last month was also a pleasure. The customer service is excellent, and the layout of the restaurant is very user-friendly, enabling guests to rotate seamlessly from the dining area to the bar and the... More 

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Thank Zaria055
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted that you chose to dine once again at Carnivore and found the customer service to be excellent and the layout of the restaurant user friendly enabling you to rotate from the main restaurant to the adjacent night club. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back again for another visit alot soon that the last time. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

exotic weird variety of meat from normal steak to Ox balls and crocodile meat. Staff is nice & service is great. It is a huge restaurant with multiple Bars, screen for football games & weekend live performance. We ordered the set menu where you get served the 3 course meal including all types of meat. Meat tastes good. A bit... More 

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Thank bobsy N
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback We are happy you enjoyed your experience from the nice staff to the weird variety of meats and normal meats. I am sorry you were bothered by mosquitoes. We have taken this seriously and will try and control the menace. Meanwhile we appreciate your review. More 

Hua Hin, Thailand
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful meal for me - all the meats you could imagine - and a few you may not! All cooked over charcoal and carved at you table. Suggest you go easy on the starter stuff or you will run out of steam!

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Thank Nick1950
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so delighted that you enjoyed your meal at Carnivore and took the time to post your comments. Your feedback is appreciated. More 

UK
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205 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not a great meat eater so this is the wrong place for me! However my husband who can tuck away anything put in front of him had to give up here. The continuous flow of different meats was even too much for him. On the whole he loved the food and it comes with a large array of... More 

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Thank Carolineess
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to post your positive review. We are delighted that your husband loved the food and found the staff exceptional and the service to a be at a superlative level. Your remarks have been shared with our culinary and service brigade. as it always boosts their moral to know that their efforts have been appreciated.... More 

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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here was good and they bring you plenty of it. They do have some sides, but it's pretty much all about the meat. This isn't a place you go to experience local cuisine; it's an upscale restaurant that tourists and businessmen frequent.

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Thank Bibblet
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are happy that you enjoyed the food. While its true we are a must see stop off for tourists, we also strike the rare balance of catering to a cosmopolitan blend of local residents Once again we thank you for your feed back. More 

Malaga, Spain
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried the burger and I must say it is one of the most delicious ones I have ever tried in my life. The meat was soft, tasty and excellent. 10/10

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Thank David R
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your most complimentary review. We are thrilled to read that you thought the burger was one of the most delicious ones you had ever tried in your life and that you rated it 10/10. Your amazing comments have been shared with the chef who is so inspired to just keep producing the best burgers ever! We can't... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vegetarians look away now, however if you are a meat eater then read on. The quantity of meat offered to you is overwhelming, the quality of some is superb, some are bit more fatty or tough, but there is so much you can try everything before concentrating on what you like. I tried everything from crocodile to bulls testicles and... More 

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Thank Kev1877
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Carnivore and tried everything on offer including the crocodile and bulls...! Your comments have been shared with the culinary and service team who are inspired by your remarks. Many thanks again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 733 611608

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, African, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups

Description

On the outskirts of Nairobi on the Langata Road is the world famous Carnivore, known as the Ultimate 'Beast of a Feast', a meat lovers den where a vast selection of succulent meats are charcoal grilled and carved at your table.
Adjoining the Carnivore main restaurant is the 'Simba Saloon' - a vibrant informal a la carte restaurant with a childrens playground,
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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