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Langata Rd, Nairobi, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Meaty goodness

Delicious food and great service. A beautiful setting rounds out a unique and fun food experience. A must try!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Jodiesmail
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Game meat was quite nice...Enjoyed the show then dined with my wife..The service was swift and fast and the service staff were quite friendly and professional...A must visit when you are in Nairobi..Tito the supervisor did an extremely nice job of ensuring that me and my wife were well catered for.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Delicious food and great service. A beautiful setting rounds out a unique and fun food experience. A must try!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed when traveling near Nairobi. Good libations and excellent meats. Probably not so great for vegans. Great atmosphere - went on a Friday evening and the place was packed. Very good service!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Attentive service, too much food and lots of protein! Pity they are not serving game / exotic meat anymore... Still had fun with a team of colleagues

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Vasa
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Really nice concept and good barbequed meet. The exotic meat is osteriche and crocodile. You eat until you literally take down the flag which is on the table. Good deserts but a relative expensive experience.

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Cairo, Egypt
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Everything is amazing about this restaurant. The atmosphere, seating, food and service. The have a two flag colours to be put on the table. Green was for halal. As long as the flag is up they will pass by with all sorts of meat and poultry to serve. Very nice experience. Highly recommended.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Carnivore Restaurant is the best place to have juicy and tasty roasted meat within Nairobi, they offer various meat choices - legs of lamb and pork, haunches of venison, rumps of beef, sirloins,picks of lamb, spare ribs, sausages, chicken wings, and skewered kidneys and even crocodile The meat is roasted over charcoal, turned until perfectly cooked,it is succulent and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wonderful - a truly authentic & famous carnivorous wild game African experience to 'share' - even for a vegetarian like myself!

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miramichi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place is one of a kind. Reading a travel guide book on Kenya quite a few years ago, i noticed the following remark pertaining to the Carnivore Nairobi. " It is worth traveling all the way to Kenya, stay over in Nairobi for an evening to go dining at the Carnivore, and fly out the next morning" Somewhat presumptuous,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Carnivore restaurant about 4 times now and I've never actually tried the different meats that you are meant to when you go there but I can say it's fantastic I ordered a half kilo with Turkey Pork and chicken and 2 Ostrich Meatballs! Now I have never had ostrich before but surprisingly it tasked quite nice. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 100
  • Cuisine: African, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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