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“All you can eat meat” 4 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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“All you can eat meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This restaurant is very much like going to a Brazilian Steak house with some unusual meats. I tried crocodile and ostrich which were pretty good but had to pass on the beef balls. The best meats were the beef and the turkey especially when topped with the African sauces. It was a fun experience in a beautiful setting but it is not like eating prime aged beef like we have in the US.

  • Visited December 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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“Good fun, great ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Went for dinner on a weekday and the place was packed. There was a mix of locals and tourists, all in celebration mode, which filled up the place with a positive, energetic vibe. We decided to sit outside and it was truly enjoyable. I echo other comments with regards to the meat, that it can range from good to plain bad. We liked the ostrich and beef, and did not care much about the crocodile (had better in Zambia), and did not like the turkey at all. As a tip, avoid the carbs that they'll serve you to fill you up before the proper food comes (i.e. Meat): we were served a corn soup (which was quite salty) followed by chips and other fried food...nice try Mr Carnivore, but we're there for the meat
Overall a fun place to go, a top choice in Nairobi

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Meat galore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Had a lunch stopover during my day visit to Nairobi. Plenty of meat - it's all about meat as the name implies. But, as they clearly say, they dont have exotic meats anymore. The only odd ones at least for me where ostrich and crocodile
Meats ranged from nice - chicken liver to OK - beef and downright bad - turkey
They give a salad and bread yo start with which was good. The sauces that go with the meats are very nice
Overall, a good experience - but its pricey - will work out to 40$ pp incl tax and tip :(

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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“Great food and awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Excellent atmosphere, great service with friendly staff and awesome meet. We had a great time and literally ate all we could, including trying some interesting stuff, but nothing beats the steak in my humble carnivore opinion :)
Good prices if you are foreign, obviously it was the most expensive meal we had in Kenya but totally worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Meat Lovers Dream”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I had heard fantastic things about this restaurant and was lucky to visit on my trip to Nairobi! The restaurant is in nice settings and the staff were lovely. I also loved watching the monkeys over lunch!

I thought the choice of meats was fantastic, and we got to sample Ostrich, crocodile and bulls balls! However the quality of the meat was only mediocre. I had a good meal, but wouldn't rush back.

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