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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
If you like different meats

We went here as part of our tour package so I can't say how much it costs but very interesting. I only had the ribs and chicken and they were good. The rest of my group tried everything. They said most of it was good. They cook in a large pit, they bring the meat out 1 thing at a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Kristine N
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Minnesota
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Oirschot, Nederland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I expected a nice, classy place but in my perception it is more what I'd call a food shag, a stuff-yourself-barn. Carnivore: low in veggies but rough on the meat. Not my style.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went here as part of our tour package so I can't say how much it costs but very interesting. I only had the ribs and chicken and they were good. The rest of my group tried everything. They said most of it was good. They cook in a large pit, they bring the meat out 1 thing at a... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's an old is gold situation here. I loved the Carnivore. The owner is very involved in the running and there's a nice personal touch to meals. I loved their meals and especially the juices and desserts. It's the one place who's meals I remember down to the feeling it gave me. Would definitely recommend it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, upon arriving at the restaurant, we were told that we were too early to sit in the Carnivore Restaurant itself, so were sent to a nearby terraced/outside area. This area was actually better lit and less smoky than the restaurant itself. The reason I am still leaving the review for Carnivore on their page is because the food we... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was definitely a worthwhile experience. There is the opportunity to eat a good selection of game. I had crocodile for the first time! The atmosphere is nice, the members of staff are great. You are definitely not going to leave hungry or unsatisfied. Worth trying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Some of the best meat I have ever tasted with a free kids play area where my children could play as we watch the game.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We travelled here for a birthday party and we were not disappointed. The food and service was amazing! Plenty of meats from all sorts of creatures (!). Lots of new things to try and explore. Thanks for a great night.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Apart from the meats, i loved the starters as well. The food was good but too pricy...... The ambience is excelent and they have a veg menu as well.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Outside was one of these evenings, when it rains like hell in Nairobi and the traffic is simply one huge neverending jam. The surroundings & entrance to Carnivore have nothing to write home about. What's in is a totally different ball game. The spacious restaurant has several "centers" in. Two bars to sit on with several nice corners for those... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The place has great ambiance, and as you go in they have a huge charcoal grill with several spades with different types of meat, service is ok they could be more friendly, food is good specially the pork ribs and the honey wings, we were disappointed because they didn't have any camel nor ostrich that day, the only exotic meat... 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: African, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, 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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