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

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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73 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited this famous meat reaturant with friends for what was supposed to be an exciting night out.May be we went at a time when there were other "important guests" as we had a hell of a time getting service.The waitrers looked to be always headed somewhere else and not ready to serve us well.It was regretable as we had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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