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The Carnivore Restaurant

Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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Ranked #30 of 346 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $35 - $100
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: African, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great setting and delicious food - Carnivore is the East African pioneer in traditional and game meats grilled abd bought sizzling to your plate, with unlimited seconds! And its in a great Savannah type setting right next to the Nairobi National Park, , Sheldrick Elephant Trust, Animal Orphanage etc

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Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

For a great Meat-Loving Food Experience - be sure to dine at The CARNIVORE Restaurant while in Nairobi, Kenya! Go hungry & plan to stay a while for the maximum experience! The place is massive! A combo of indoor feel while still open to the outdoors & there's room after room for dining experience! Brightly coloured waiters are everywhere &... More 

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Milton, Wisconsin
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342 reviews 342 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Our group from Collette Tours had lunch here. We started with carrot soup, then salads & corn on the cob, then all of the meats: crocodile, rabbit, ostrich, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, sausage, liver & even rocky mountain oysters! The service was wonderful! Being gluten free, I had my own plate made by the chef! There are several deserts to... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I ate there with my family, and the meal was as good as ever. I've eaten at the Carnivore about a dozen times over the last 20 years, and each time has been good. The service and experience starts with a welcome at the door, and just keeps going from there. The service is consistently good an attentive, the selection... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The Carnivore restaurant has been around for so long that it's synonymous with Nairobi. It's good to see it still going strong. The bitings are so finger-lickingly good that sometimes we make a meal of them (notably the potato wedges and chicken wings). Their food is usually well flavoured and worth the money. The waiters are knowledgeable about the items... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is well known in Nairobi, and is apparently a gathering place for many natives as well as tourists. It is a "meat" restaurant that keeps serving you various types of meat until you say "enough". The wait staff is good with excellent service, and the atmosphere is friendly and fun. It is similar to many of the Brazilian... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I've never been disappointed with a meal at this place. The variety on the menu is pretty good but most people go there for the roast meats. The mixed meat platter comes in a variety of sizes based on weight, and you can specify what meats you want. There's a good choice of meats available. Everything is always well-cooked, tasty... More 

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Al Muharraq, Bahrain
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

went there just to experience it , and i like the variety of meet serving there . the atmosphere was amazing , specially local music and songs. highly recommend this restaurant.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have known of this place for some years and it used to be very popular. I am not sure it deserves to be anymore. Food is brought to your table in instalments, Turkey, Pork, Crocodile etc., but without Game, now banned, one wonders if this is now just a gimmick. If Crocodiles is permitted no doubt it is farmed... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Carnivore was an excellent restaurant. The atmosphere was relaxed, the staff were friendly and accommodating, and the food was superb. My wife and I stopped in for a meal before heading to the airport, and it was a great way to end our splendid holiday in this beautiful country. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to unleash... More 

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Additional Information about The Carnivore Restaurant

Address: Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 733 611608
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 100
Cuisine: African, Barbecue

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