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The Carnivore Restaurant

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Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 312
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  • 125
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  • 43
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A perfect place to have dinner & experience the Nairobi "Nyama Choma" & best when you are a group

Went with friends for dinner at the Carnival & we were not disappointed. The meat was great as ever and the service good as always. You cannot visit Nairobi and leave without coming to the Carnival to eat and enjoy the taste of a wide variety of meats until you can't take in anymore. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went with friends for dinner at the Carnival & we were not disappointed. The meat was great as ever and the service good as always. You cannot visit Nairobi and leave without coming to the Carnival to eat and enjoy the taste of a wide variety of meats until you can't take in anymore. The Carnival is a perfect place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I remembered this restaurant from years ago but the selection this time was not great with turkey being part of the line-up for game meat. No bush meat served. Pieces are small and chewy. When we complained they were extremely accommodating and brought out much fresher cuts in abundance that were superior and were far tastier. Rather than go away... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Nice Experience! For tourists is a must go, The food is good the experience is great and the price very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant creatively combines dinning and fun. There are no such formalities synonymous with fine dining. You are just let loose and eat till you drop. Food is good, service is good, ambience is just right and you don't want to leave. Highly recommend to everyone looking for something different.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Anything that crawls can be found here.Exotic meats too! The service is great and the staff beyond just hospitable. They helped me with making a choice from their vast menu. Had a rather relaxed evening!

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great option of meat and especially the exotic one (llamas and crocodile was my favorite). Special treat when you are have your birthday !! All you can eat make this place great as well

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

An exciting restaurant with a different concept. A lovely atmosphere, "the world" biggest barbecue, good food and a must if you are in Nairobi. Ask if they can sing for you or tell the wait if someone has a birthday!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A good reatuarant close to the airport and it suited us as we arrived on adomestic flight and needed to be on an international flight with 3hrs.The atomsphere is very nice and to see the grill as you enter the restaurant is very good.THe are generous with the food and the service is very good, The meat could have beed... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm not a big meat eater, and not a hunting enthusiast at all, so the whole concept of the Carnivore is not up my alley. That said, I've taken visitors here and they have enjoyed it. There are no meats of exotic animals, thank goodness but Crock, Ostrich, and others I can't remember are there. You certainly will get very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on my spouse's birthday and we enjoyed every moment of it. After being ushered in, Our drinks orders were expeditiously served as was the first course of the elaborate menu. Immediately after we were thrust on a long haul, all sorts of meat did rounds and rounds on our table until we flagged them down. To... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 733 611608

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 100
  • Cuisine: African, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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,
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?