We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Meat Eaters Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore Restaurant
Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 733 611608
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #28 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $35 - $100
Cuisines: African, Barbecue
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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,
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Meat Eaters Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

I have been taking groups of Students to this place every year since 2003 - we go in July and build a classroom at Inspirations School (We are Ashton Park School - Bristol). Its a fantastic restaurant with a lively atmosphere and plenty going on around you to keep you entertained while you much your way through an stream of different meats that only stops when the last person on your table can eat no more - and you lower the flag!
Costs US$30 per person + drinks - but book early as its incredibly popular

Visited July 2010
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,459 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    441
    551
    301
    124
    42
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Extremely over rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

game meat was banned a while ago, so don't expect alot of exotic meat. Some cuts were not fresh.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“My Only Complaint..I Ate Too Much!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi is not unique. I have eaten in these type of places where they serve your meant on a sword in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. But Carnivore was the best of the bunch. Very tasty. I ate everything they grilled, only the camel was too tough. The rest was all excellent. Be sure to have Dr. Dawa give you some of his medicine.
Hey, ok, it is sort of touristy. But I am a tourist. There were lots of locals there and businessmen also, so GO.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Eat till you say NO MORE !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

We almost missed going to Carnivore .. Plans were to go for dinner on Friday night , as part of our 2 week safari vacation in Kenya and Tanzania. But as luck would have it, we got caught up in real bad traffic from our hotel and could not make it there in time. Disappointed and distraught, we changed our itinerary for the next day and ensured that we were at Carnivore for Lunch the next day.

And it was well worth the effort. The atmosphere, the quality of food and service - specially if you are a meat eater - it was just too excellent. All varieties of meat were on the barbeque - ox, camel, ostrich, chicken, beef, pork, crocodile, turkey .. to name a few. There was a great variety available for vegetarians as well.

The concept of Eat as much as you can and we will serve you till you ask us to stop - was amazing and of course, we ended up overeating. The servers put up a flag on your table, and the idea is that you remove the flag when done to indicate Stop. The quality of meat was excellent and it was supplemented with good breads, soup and salads.

I recommend that if you drink, please try the DAWA - the mode and method of this vodka based cocktail is quite a spectacle itself. I enjoyed it so much that I had two, and realised later that it was quite a stiff drink - but a MUST do while at Carnivore.
The ambience is jungle - like and well done and spacious. The green surroundings made you feel like you were in the middle o fht ejungle and perhaps, eating the game meat !

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Abundance of overcooked flavourless meat”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

I myself love meat so was really excited to hear about Carnivore where they serve you an unlimited quantity until you decide to give up. Although there was a lot of interesting choices like crocodile, ostrich and bull's testicles most of it just tasted like rubber. As a carnivore, I can't stand meat that is dry as cardboard and tough as rock. Nice restaurant atmosphere I guess..but that's really it. The guides call it a must go event in Nairobi, an event it was but a sad and dissapointing one.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Carnivore Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to The Carnivore Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Carnivore Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.