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“Carnivore- a memorable place” 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 #21 of 365 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $40 - $100
Cuisines: African, Barbecue
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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,
Nairobi, Kenya
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“Carnivore- a memorable place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Early in the year I visited Carnivore for lunch with some friends who had asked me to share with them. My friends and I enjoyed every bite of lunch that we had on this day. For tasty buffets, nyama chomas this is the place to be while in Nairobi. Safe from what I had heard from friends I had a first hand experience. You will never go wrong with carnivore restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, April 2, 2013
We truly appreciate you taking the time to post a review about The Carnivore and are so delighted you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with the food and service.
We have shared your review with our team, who will be really motivated by your remarks.
Once again,many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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“A real spectacle of a place but hardly the best value for money in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Any visit to Nairobi should involve one (although just one) visit to Carnivore.It is a very smart place & the food is really good as are the sauces that complement the meats,the service is very good & the whole ambience is great.But Nyama Choma (what this place serves) is a Kenyan institution & can be had in many other places for a fraction the cost of Carnivore,although rarely in a place as lovely as Carnivore.

Visited April 2012
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for posting your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the ambiance of the Carnivore experience, but felt it was not value for money. We try hard to offer our customers a unique experience but obviously did not wholly live up to your high expectations for which we apologise.
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Sofia Region, Bulgaria
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“ok but overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

When visiting Carnivore again (after several years) I was rather surprised about the price they are asking nowadays. As the place/menu/service is still the same the new price was surprising and is not justified. Also the fact that 10 % service charges is automatically added was new to me and my kenyan friends. Will not go there again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for posting your review. We are so sorry that your experience at Carnivore was unsatisfactory. We try hard to offer our customers value for money but obviously fell far short of your expectations on this occasion. We will share your view with our team in order for us to improve. Thanks again for the feedback.
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“Worth a visit, not two”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Great ambience , nice experience, lot of food, average quality. If you happen to be in Nairobi it's worth a visit. Do not expect to eat game because now it is banned in Kenia.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review The Carnivore

We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and were content 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

the atmosphere cannot be beat but I dined here 20 years ago on various wild game. I must say that after eating zebra, wildebeast, and ostrich, I learned why we eat cow, pig and chicken :-)
I understand that now the Kenya government has outlawed this practice so only ostrich and croc (farm raised) are available. The atmosphere can't be beat but the food, quality of cooking, and prices sure can (be beat that is) If you're looking for a steak place on skewers, I'd recommend Fogo Gaucho over by viking house in westlands

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you for posting your review. We are so sorry that your experience at Carnivore was unsatisfactory. We try hard to offer our customers delicious food and efficient service and obviously fell far short of your expectations on this occasion. Once again we apologise 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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