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“Meaty Dinner” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore Restaurant
Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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Ranked #20 of 346 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, Lunch, 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,
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“Meaty Dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The meat was great, but now they have chicken wings, turkey, besides all the other meats. Not really what the Kenyans eat.
They could cut out the chicken and turkey.

Visited April 2013
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“Fun experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

On my last night in Kenya and indeed Africa, our group went out for a meal at Carnivore. I was a little concerned what the hell I would eat considering I am not a carnivore lol but there were several options. The food wasn't great though, perhaps because I wasn't eating the main attraction. We had a selection of salads and sauces on the table with little signs that indicated which would compliment what meat. My friends ate things like Ostrich, zebra, wildebeest... they just come round with kebabs of sizzling meat and fill your plate until you can't eat another bite. Cocktails pricey, the vibe is very enjoyable with lots of intresting people to watch and a nice African feel.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great experience, but not worth the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The setting is great and the food was okay...t's not everyday you get to try crocodile. However, it is really pricey and if it's meat you're after, Fogo Gaucho is better value. A hallmark on the tourist circuit though so you may need to take your out of town guests just so they can say they've been there.

Visited August 2012
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GCD51, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for posting a review about Carnivore. We try our best offer a unique experience to all our guests and obviously do not quite live up to your expectations for which we apologise.
We appreciate your feedback.
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“First time to Nairobi? You must experience the Carnivore Restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I have taken groups to experience the Carnivore Restaurant many times. This is a very unusual restaurant. It's not the usual fare and I'm not going to spoil the surprise. Besides the cuisine, the atmosphere and entertainment is unforgettable. When I was there, I didn't feel like it was a "tourist attraction". As I am writing this, the pictures in my mind are so vivid.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GCD51, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Many thanks for posting a review about The Carnivore.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your positive remarks which will be shared with our staff, who will be inspired to maintain the high standard of food and service.
We look forward to welcoming you and your groups back to the Carnivore in the near future.
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“best grilled meat in kenya!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We passed by for lunch from the national park.

A first impression of the Carnivore restaurant would most likely be its design. As you walk into the building, you immediately get a sense of the ambiance from the roof height and grill, to the decorations. On the matter of service, food was served in less than 45 minutes from when we ordered. service was top notch, both my husband and kids really enjoyed themselves

The ambiance is thick with African culture and music, and the quality of the food is very good.
This is a great restaurant by anyone's definition and one we would be more than happy to visit again

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GCD51, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review The Carnivore

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