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“'Must do' in Nairobi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore Restaurant
Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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Ranked #25 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $40 - $100
Cuisines: African, Barbecue
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dessert, 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 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,
Mechelen, Belgium
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“'Must do' in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Because of certain laws you can't eat lion or other wild animals. But eventrough it was nice to have been there. The food was great and the service was excellent. They create a friendly and welcome atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Super expensive for cheap meat”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

So popular that we decided to go for my friend birthday. However, we were very disappointed. The meat was not good, the sauce tasteless, the side dishes very very common. Desert rubbish and all that for more than 3'000 ksh!!!! With an amount like this you can eat 2-3 times at art caffè or handi the indian restaurant a very good meal. Service was also very very poor. Do not go there.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“No game meats but the food was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I was expecting game meat on the menu but due to government regulation this was not to be. The meats available were barbecued to perfection and service was extremely good. This is also an extremely secure restaurant albeit 15 minutes by taxi out of the CBD.

Visited November 2012
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“Great, meaty evening out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The setting and atmosphere is amazing at Carnivore. From when you walk through the door and see the massive barbecue with guys turning meat on the skewers, to the customary Dawa when you find your table, everything is great. To me, the only downer was the lack of variety of venison, but I do understand that has to do with the conservation laws of the country. Well worth the visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The food and service was lovely. Eat as much as you can while the flag is up. The only minus was that I expected more game, however the other food was excellent. I would definitely go there again

Visited September 2012
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