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“Meat to eat!” 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 314 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,
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“Meat to eat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My friends had been here in the past and hearing tails of exotic meats I was quite excited.
After arriving I found out that exotic is camel and crocodile, both of which I have had before.
Still, it was tasty, there was a lot to eat and although we had to wait a while to be seated (the place was packed) the evening had a good atmosphere.
Sure, it is a bit of a tourist trap nightclub, but when you have visited the other nightclubs in the area you see why this one is popular!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 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, April 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review The Carnivore

We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and we thank you for posting your kind remarks.

We have shared your review with our team, who will be really motivated to continue with their good work.

Once again, many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Monrovia, Liberia
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“Lots of meat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Food was great. Lots of options, take what you want, pass on things you don't want. Great menu, good seating options, clean, good service, friendly. Table for 2 was small. Would recommend and eat there again.

Visited April 2013
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about The Carnivore.. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your meal.
We have shared your remarks with our culinary and service team, who will be 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Never a soft meat, only for real carnivores”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have been to this restaurant many times over the last 8 months. It is a tourist trap, to put it simply. The meats are never soft, except maybe chicken; the butter served before the meal looks and tastes dodgy (I have a suspicion they are melted leftovers); the service is friendly though. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking for a carnivorous experience in Nairobi.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for posting a review on the Carnivore. We apologise that it did not live up to your expectations and that your were disappointed by the experience. We try our best to offer our customers a unique meal and we continually evaluate our performance, but obviously did not satisfy your high expectations for which we apologise. Thank you once again for your feedback.
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“Great for Meat lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This place is probably not very genuine for the Nairobi crowd but I have been twice, while passing in Nairobi the last time on the way back from the Seychelles as we had a long stop over and it is very nice. The meat is very fresh and varied, we had some Ostrich and Crocodile as well as various parts/ways of making chicken , beef, pork and lamb.
The advise I would have is pace yourself otherwise you will be full very soon.
There are different sauces to go with the meats and some salad and chips and an excellent soup as a starter.
I would recommend highly the Dawa cocktail, made in front of you at the table (vodka, lime, honey sugar and ice cube)
It was ideal of us as we were a big group and they could accommodate us. It is a little out of the center and the traffic in Nairobi between 5 and 7 is a nightmare so plan enough time to get there.
The ambiance is really nice, it is gated so the children could play around.
I think the price was £30 but I am not entirely sure.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nyeri, Kenya
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“Bull balls on the menu!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We decided to pop in for some game meat dinner but besides crocodile and ostrich, everything else (pork in honey, lamb, beef, turkey, chicken) was normal except for the well-roasted bull balls- this was a first for us!
Despite the lack of game, the carnivore still has the most entertaining, easy and cheerful waiters I have ever experienced else where and everytime I visit I reckon its their hallmark. I will always love the carnivore tradition.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 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, April 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Unfortunately the Kenya government has banned the sale of game meat, hence the reason we only serve crocodile and ostrich. Nonetheless we are delighted you enjoyed your experience and we shall share your comments with our team who will be encouraged to improve in every area.

Thank you again for the feedback.
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