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“Very nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore Restaurant
Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 204647
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Ranked #26 of 317 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $35 - $100
Cuisines: African, Barbecue
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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,
Alesund, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Carnivore restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you're in Nairobi. I was there together with a group, so we ordered a kind of buffet where waitors/chefs came around with all different kinds of meat. The food was really good, but if you're a tourist - make sure all the meat you get is well done. Also, food allergy is no problem at this restaurant. I have celiac disease, and because there was soy sauce in the marinade, I got to order for myself and then they grilled it without marinade. Very nice :) Make sure you taste crocodile while you're there - I didn't, and I regret it. Price is not so bad either; for a smoothe drink, meat buffet and dessert I payed around €35 ($40). Cheap by Norwegian standards, at least ;)

Visited January 2013
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about The Carnivore. We appreciate your compliments and take this opportunity to thank you for your support .

We have shared your review with our team, who are encouraged and motivated to continue paying attention to every detail.

Once again,many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The Carnivore experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I'm not even a really big fan of eating meat, but wow, Carnivore! Not as many game meats as I anticipated, but the domestic meats were delicious. The emu haunch was spectacular! Good value for the overall experience and service.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about The Carnivore. We appreciate your compliments and take this opportunity to thank you for your support .

We have shared your review with our team, who have been encouraged and motivated by your positive remarks about the restaurant. It always gives them renewed energy to hear that people have enjoyed the Carnivore offerings.

Once again,many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“fun atmosphere, all you can eat until the flag goes down!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It was the final stop to our group business trip. fun atmosphere. the food is delicious. if you are not someone "open" to try different food then its not the place for you! I wasn't too thrill about some of the dishes offered but its a matter of choice. most of the meat is exceptional!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review The Carnivore

We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with the quality and level of our service.Your positive remarks will be shared with our staff,who will be motivated to maintain a high standard of food and service.

We thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Middelharnis Netherlands
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“MEAT FEAST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I'm a carnivore so I love this place just from the name! Had a great meal at a resonable price. The smell of the bbq is awesome and is a pretty cool thing to see how they cook everything. I'd go again.

Visited February 2013
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about Carnivore.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with the quality and level of our service.Your positive remarks will be shared with our staff,who will be motivated to maintain a high standard of food and service.

Many thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Oslo, Norway
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20 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Overpriced and superficial”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

From the moment we arrived everything happende very fast. We felt like beeing stuffed with drinks and food that we were supposed to consume as fast as ever possible. We asked the waiter to slow down, and we were explained that this is the idea of the place. Some of the meats vere delicious and well prepared. The hot plate we had before first serving was never changed, so the meats we had later on turnes cold too soon. Compared to the prices and the standard this place wants to have the plates definately should have been replaced with hot ones. This palce can probably stay alive because of all the safaritourists dropping by. After the meal I realized that the souvenirshop at the entrance was actually a warning. I will definately have meals other places if I return to Nairobi.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for posting your review. We apologise that you had such an unsatisfactory time at The Carnivore as we try to offer our customers the best of food and service and obviously fell short on this occasion. . Once again we are sorry that you did not enjoy what we had to offer and will share your view with our team in order for them to improve. Thank you again for your feedback
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