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“Great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore Restaurant
Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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Ranked #23 of 361 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $35 - $100
Cuisines: African, Barbecue
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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,
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Still a great selection of meat. Make sure you don't fill up on the carbohydrate based nibbles, soup and bread they bring out before the meat selection starts to arrive.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Exotic Eats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This was a different experience! Wish they had more game meat though. Staff was very helpful and friendly! They explained how the restaurant worked and what was offered. The different variety of meats were tender and tasty! Had a good time!

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Callaway, Minnesota
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“I have visited the legend and glad I did.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

After hearing so much hype over the years about The Carnivore at last I had a chance to dine there in December of 2012. It was a fun experience and I very much enjoyed it, but would I return again, probably not. The food was average at best as I have eaten at may Brazilian churrascos or steak houses over the years and the meat here as just OK, not great by any means. In fact there was not one meat that really grabbed enough for seconds. The salad bar or selection was minimal at best, nothing even close to what is found at a Brazilian steakhouse.

The setting was fine, the wait staff was friendly and attentive, but it is really about the end product: the meal and the food and here I felt left at the altar. The meat was just not that favorable and sure while lots of it, quantity does not trump quality.

But as in institution and landmark in Nairobi over the years with a colorful past, I am glad to have at last experienced it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Average food & service....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

This was part of our safari experience & we dint really have much choice. The experience is close to a Brazilian stake house, different meats carved at the table. Service was average, the food ok. They have all you can eat meat. Some of it was good, nothing exceptional. Surprisingly they also have a vegetarian menu for a restaurant named Carnivore. I liked the setting , but we were at the end of our trip and part of my review maybe based on us being tired and kinda sad that our amazing vacation was coming to an end...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible.. not like before”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Terrible service. took an hour to bring our food.then brought me a rare steak when i ordered a well done.this took another 1/2 hr, then ordered a warm water they brought me a cold. then took another hour to bring me my bill! never again. just not worth the expense

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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