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“If you love meat you will love this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore Restaurant
Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 204647
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Ranked #28 of 315 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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“If you love meat you will love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

For US$47 you get to binge on different kinds of meat with a selection of sidedishes and a cold Tusker. Great place, great atmosphere and just plain fun when the waitors sing birthday songs.

Visited September 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Visit with big appetite for buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Been here 3 times since arriving both for lunch and dinner since arriving here.

You will be greeted with the huge barbecue pit the moment you're in the main hall. The staff are friendly and very attentive. Nice interior and has an open garden in the middle of the restaurant to keep you cool.

They says they used to serve almost all meat there is in Kenya but, the only exotic thing you could probably taste here now is the bull's testicles and crocodile meat.

However, I think you could go to other great places for meat if you don't think you don't have big appetite for buffet. And you could probably invite 2 more friends in other places for the cost of couple buffet meal here. Though, if you want to experience the place, they do have menu for ala-carte.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Endless Nyama Choma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The last meal for all our clients is a must to be served at the restaurant. the Nyama choma, service and music keeps the clients happy before their transfer to the Airport.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Meat experience ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The carnivore is a must visit spot for meat lovers. The combination of different types of meat including game meat makes this a thrilling experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nirvana for meat-eaters.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Carnivore is a beautiful restaurant with attentive service at the edge of the city. Start with soup and salad and then the fun begins. They continuously bring around offerings of different meats on long skewers. There are the usual chicken, beef and pork but you should try the more unusual types too. After all, if you don't experiment here, you're not going to find them back in the US. They no longer serve endangered species, which is a welcome nod to conservation efforts throughout the region. The meats are paired with appropriate sauces, which are needed because the meat can be a bit dry. We had the homemade ice cream for dessert, but it wasn't up to the quality we're used to. Despite the occasional small shortcomings, Carnivore is a one-of-a-kind experience that you shouldn't miss.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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