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The Carnivore Restaurant

Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 204647
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Ranked #28 of 315 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The restaurant offers good food, good service and a nice atmosphere, but it is clearly overrated as there is nothing special about it, and it is pricey even for European standards.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I thought the place had a nice atmosphere. The service was very good and the food OK. I did try the crocodile and found it to be delicious. We sat on the order off the menu side and I felt the choices were limited. I would have rather eaten on the "we bring food round to your table" side, but... More

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Marrakech, Morocco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Overall it was nice but I was very much disappointed - maybe jsut everybody told me so much about the place. There was no Game meat - the only exotic thing for me was Crocodile and OMG never again it s like chicken smelling fish ... The thing is that it is ridiculously expansive. Plus this guy was around offering... More

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Haifa, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I liked the restaurant very much . Unfortunately, the restaurant is no longer allowed to serve game meats such as impala or warthog steaks. However, it is a great place. At the beginning of the meal you will be served "Dawa" - their "medicine" drink , which is actually lemon juice with sugar, honey, ice cubes and vodka. After having... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Despite the restaurant claiming it has not been able to sell game meat since 2004, when I last went in April 2005 a full selection of game meat was available. July 2014 sees the most exotic meat as Ostrich meat balls - available in almost every supermarket these days. The prices are excessive for what is now little more that... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Don't take it too seriously and as long as the traffic is kind to you the infectious spririt of the staff and the unusual game cuts will let you have a great night.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It might be exciting the first time you try it, but then you've seen it all. Not much has changed over the years except the price. Only exotic food we sampled was Crocodile. Might as well go Brazilian.

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Bursa, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with high expectations of eating exotic meat as was advertised in a brochure. The only exotic kind of meat we ate was crocodile. Apparently we want there at a time where other types of game was just banned to be eaten. All in all you get unlimited food for about $35 - all kinds of... More

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Cape Coral
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Kitchy, but a tourist attraction unto itself. African version of an Argentinian steakhouse. Lots of interesting meats. Tried ox balls. They keep coming with more until you stop them. Go hungry!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I expected exotic game meat of many kind. What i got was: Chicken, Beaf, Lamb, Pork, Turkey, ostrich and finally some Crocodile. The food was average. The service was good and the place is nice.

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