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“Veggie Delight” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore Restaurant
Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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Ranked #26 of 324 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,
Derby, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Veggie Delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

So I didn't actually visit Carnivore this year but I had to review it....as a veggie I enjoyed this trip a surprising amount! The pasta they served was not bad at all, when I was accidently poked in the shoulder with meat on a machete I wasn't too pleased but our group loved the experience. DO NOT LEAVE BELONGINGS UNATTENDED! We had our phones and cameras stolen in the night club!

  • Visited July 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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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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“Not what it used to be...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a meat lovers place. Had the chance to visit the carnivore on multiple occasions - starting with going there for the first time when visiting Kenya in 2008. After moving there, taken friends multiple times for dinner. The first time thrill is never repeated.
It has become more of a 'to do' thing for a visitor to Nairobi - like seeing the Eiffel tower in Paris, you just have to go there because you're in Paris. Also, the variety of game meat has gone down over the years... regulations. You will get more variety in the neighbouring countries; especially Zambia.
If you are visiting Kenya and will probably not come back... go to the carnivore. After all, would you want to go back and tell people that you visited 'New York' and didn't see the 'Statue of Liberty'?

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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nairobi
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“a hub for game meat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

waooooo a flag i raised as i salivated to taste the various barbecues offered here
i was in a company of five guys who we had been traveling with for a week they were from the UK and i was with them as a friend we met at the Mombasa airport
we had arrived in time for dinner as we awaited the flight back home for them
being my first time we sampled the very sweet and juicy crocodile meat whooo it was so sweet that i would not imagine it came from a dreadful marine animal.
then came the ostrich meat haaaa a drumstick it was and Wat made it best was the sauce carnivore has really well staff who know their work
we were served well and treated and wish we always had to carry more as we had to make our flag go down with our fully loaded stomach
carnivore is the place to be have a good time with friends and family and all after parties
kudos to carnivore for the good work

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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“Over hyped tourist trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

An unavoidable tourist trap, ok food, very expensive. That pretty much sums this place.

One visit is enough...I doubt if they get repeat business.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Westtown, New York
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“Touristy but good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a tourist attraction because it features exotic meats like ostrich, warthog, impala... They offer traditional roasted meats like chicken, beef, pork. Its good food and a fun night out, esprcially with a crowd

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