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The Carnivore Restaurant

Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 204647
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Ranked #27 of 318 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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67% Recommend
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great ambience. I visited this restaurant in late 90s and it was a busier place. Now that the game meat is not allowed some of the charm is gone. Service is excellent and the layout is great.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I don't know where else you can go to sample as many variety of meat (Ostrich, Crocodile, Buffalo to name a few). Definitely overpriced for what its worth (although $30 for an AYCE is not outrageous per Western pricing). You will find no locals here but only Tourists. What you will take away is the experience . The food tasted... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Not the place for vegetarians, though they offer a a few choices. The meat selection is not as before.

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Tehran, Iran
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

a menu of chicken, lamb, beef, turkey, ostrich and crocodile. the above will tell you if you will like it or not. vegetarians should not go. the best for me were the ostrich meatballs, the rest were ok. good service. priced at $30 for all you can eat + extra for drinks

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Even if it is a classic restaurant for tourists, the food is very good. Staff is kind and helpful. This restaurant is a good option to have a lunch at the end of the safari for example.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I went with business colleagues for dinner to Carnivore. The restaurant was very busy so I would recommend that you book a table. The food was very good and the waiters came around often to offer meat. We were so stuffed and realized that the flag on the condiments you have to remove to state that you surrender. The ambience... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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200 reviews 200 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a fun restaurant even if you are not an avid meat eater. We had a fixed price lunch here and enjoyed the atmosphere as well as seeing the waiters rush by with meat on spits ready for serving. Prepare to leave stuffed! The menu included usual but tasty items like roast lamb, roast beef, turkey, and chicken wings.... More

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Babylon, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went to this restaurant on a recommendation from trip advisor and other research on Nairobi. It was a quick trip, about 20 minutes, from our hotel. Definitley not a walkable restaurant. Take a cab if you're not a local. Food: Meat, meat and more meat. If you want to try some unique meat, go for it. If you are expecting... More

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you are visiting Kenya or Nairobi in particular then the trip won't be complete without a meal at this legendary restaurant which is a heaven for Meat Lovers and rightfully so! The waiters would keep serving you BBQ meat till you collapse (not literally though!) The meal started with fresh bread, butter, soup, salad and a big collection of... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As you enter there is the fire that they cook the meat on spits with, surrounded by people preparing food - a good sign that they prepare and cook the meat themselves. To start with soup is served; they didn’t say what it was but it tasted like leak. This is then followed with them bringing out salad and sauces,... More

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