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The Carnivore Restaurant

Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 204647
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Ranked #26 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $35 - $100
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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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The best thing about this place is that you get to try everything! You won't get many chances to go to a place that offers Boar, Snake, Alligator, ostrich and other exotic animals to eat, so take advantage and try it all! Get extra BBQ sauce

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Wallkill, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The restaurant visit was part of an amazing 11 day Kenya Gate 1 vacation. The soup as great and the meat, all kinds of meat kept on coming. The staff was very helpful and answered all questions. During some early research on this venue showed all kinds of game meat but I guess those meats were banned from being offered.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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259 reviews 259 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I was lucky to have been there when a private party had hired dancers in the outside area. If they had not been there I would have been really disappointed. The meat is overcooked. The only exotic meat was crocodile. I do not consider ostrich meatballs that exotic. My female waiter was very unattentive, but the other people were friendlier.... More

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Fantastic experience in Kenya. Great atmosphere and food. Come hungry and stay long. Excellent service and African decor.

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Kampala, Uganda
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Being in Nairobi just for two nights on the way to safari and back, we couldn't have missed this famous restaurant and it totally lived up to our expectations. The ambiance is just right for this sort of a restaurant, the food is great, especially minding the amount of it they cook each day. Service was good as well. The... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Classy Argentinian style meat restaurant were the waitors come to the tables with different types of barbecued meat. Sallad, potatoes and various types of sauces. Really nice atmosphere. Fredly staff.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went to Carnivore for my birthday and it was a nice treat. My friends talked to the staff and they sang happy birthday and then a Kenyan song "Jambo Bwana" to me while a sparkler went off on my cupcake. It was definitely a good atmosphere, full of friends, fun and good food. Herbivores are also welcome as they... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Carnivore is billed as one of Nairobi's best restaurants. It achieved its fame years ago by serving game meat, but since this was outlawed, the most exotic meat they serve is ostrich and crocodile. The decor is appealing to the tourist, with local crafts and animal prints everywhere. The different meats are skewered on spears and cooked on a... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Carnivore is an experience everyone should have. No visit to Nairobi or Kenya would be complete without it - it's a novelty, it's fun, it's friendly, it's tasty, it's good to impress visitors. Service is great, the choice of meat is spectacular and it is cooked perfectly - take your pick in terms of amount of cooking, but the flavour... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I think most people visit the carnivore for the experience as much as the food. As soon as you enter, you see this huge barbecue pit with joints of meat skewered on spears getting cooked. The waiters bring the spitted meat to your table and slice it straight onto your plate. More and more meat keeps coming although I did... More

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