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Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Meat to eat!

My friends had been here in the past and hearing tails of exotic meats I was quite excited. After arriving I found out that exotic is camel and crocodile, both of which I have had before. Still, it was tasty, there was a lot to eat and although we had to wait a while to be seated (the place was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My friends had been here in the past and hearing tails of exotic meats I was quite excited. After arriving I found out that exotic is camel and crocodile, both of which I have had before. Still, it was tasty, there was a lot to eat and although we had to wait a while to be seated (the place was... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Carnivore We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and we thank you for posting your kind remarks. We have shared your review with our team, who will be really motivated to continue with their good work. Once again, many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again... More 

Monrovia, Liberia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Food was great. Lots of options, take what you want, pass on things you don't want. Great menu, good seating options, clean, good service, friendly. Table for 2 was small. Would recommend and eat there again.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about The Carnivore.. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your meal. We have shared your remarks with our culinary and service team, who will be motivated to continue paying attention to every detail. Once again,many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have been to this restaurant many times over the last 8 months. It is a tourist trap, to put it simply. The meats are never soft, except maybe chicken; the butter served before the meal looks and tastes dodgy (I have a suspicion they are melted leftovers); the service is friendly though. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on the Carnivore. We apologise that it did not live up to your expectations and that your were disappointed by the experience. We try our best to offer our customers a unique meal and we continually evaluate our performance, but obviously did not satisfy your high expectations for which we apologise. Thank you once... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This place is probably not very genuine for the Nairobi crowd but I have been twice, while passing in Nairobi the last time on the way back from the Seychelles as we had a long stop over and it is very nice. The meat is very fresh and varied, we had some Ostrich and Crocodile as well as various parts/ways... More 

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Nyeri, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We decided to pop in for some game meat dinner but besides crocodile and ostrich, everything else (pork in honey, lamb, beef, turkey, chicken) was normal except for the well-roasted bull balls- this was a first for us! Despite the lack of game, the carnivore still has the most entertaining, easy and cheerful waiters I have ever experienced else where... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Unfortunately the Kenya government has banned the sale of game meat, hence the reason we only serve crocodile and ostrich. Nonetheless we are delighted you enjoyed your experience and we shall share your comments with our team who will be encouraged to improve in every area. Thank you again for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you are a meat lover and looking for a unique experience in how it's served then you may love the Carnivore. I found the the whole experience to be just "ok" and I would never have to visit another restaurant of this type again. If you've been to any other Carnivore style restaurant you will know what I mean....they... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Sorry the experience did not live up to your expectations. We have shared the comments with our service and culinary team who will endeavour to improve on our offerings. Thank you again for the feedback. More 

san francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were here in a large group (14 of us). The dinner was okay - lots of meats being served - but not all of them were very good. Lamb was tough - guess we liked the pork the best. The "salads" were served in an unusual manner - small dishes meant for the whole table? All in all, hard... More 

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Thank you for posting a review on the Carnivore. We apologise that it did not live up to your expectations and that your were disappointed by the experience. We try our best to offer our customers a unique meal and we continually evaluate our performance, but obviously did not satisfy your high expectations for which we apologise. Thank you once... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The Carnivore used to have a lot of game and exotic meat but now it is just pork, beef, lamb and crocodile. Has lost a lot of the charm it had in the past.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on the Carnivore. We apologise that it did not live up to your expectations and has lost its charm. We try our best to offer our customers a unique experience despite not serving game meat, and we continually evaluate our performance, but obviously did not satisfy your high expectations for which we apologise. Thank... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Carnivore was great when it started as a Brazilian style 'roasted meat' place where one could sample Kenya's wildlife many years ago. Once the total game ban did not allow the use of game meat in restaurants in Kenya, even from game ranches because of poaching and thus not knowing whether meat served anywhere in the country came from... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review about Carnivore. We are really sorry that you now dislike what we have to offer as we are constantly trying provide the best best of food and service and regret that we are no longer able to satisfy your standards. Nonetheless we have shared your negative remarks with our team and appreciate your feedback. More 

Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

A place to vist once and you are done. Tries to have some African style atmosphere and is a copy of the Brailian Churrascaria concept for Africa, just 2 levels lower on perfection of delivery. Place does not feel very authentic. Lot of meats but of low quality, also limited amount of game (had much better choice and quality in... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on the Carnivore. Unlike Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique the Kenya government banned the serving of game meat over 8 years ago, so naturally we are unable to serve it. We try hard to offer our customers a unique experience despite not serving game meat, and we continually evaluate our performance, but obviously... More 

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Additional Information about The Carnivore Restaurant

Address: Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 733 611608
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 100
Cuisine: African, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 733 611608

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: African, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Doing business

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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