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The Carnivore Restaurant

Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“game meat” (263 reviews)
“beef” (286 reviews)
“ox” (36 reviews)
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Steakhouse, African, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This review is based on the food and service, not the experience. The food was bad. Not good cuts of meat. My beef had a slab of uncooked fat as thick of my thumb; the ostrich meatballs were undercooked (but tasty), and the crocodile was...More

Thank alrubio
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was fine but nothing too special. Pork Sausages, beef sausages, ostrich meatballs then different cuts of beef, pork, chicken, crocodile the best part of the meal was the different sauces to taste with the meat. Staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank RobHolmes1958
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant became famous for serving game meet... Since the local government prohibited it in order to protect the animals, the restaurant has been living from its past fame... and it has been for some years already. The decoration of the restaurant, the service as...More

Thank MoXila
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to eat until you feel like you will burst, this is the place for you! Waiters serve a salad and soup with bread before the main course. Waiters walk around with different cuts of meat regularly; don't fill up on the same...More

Thank Anna Y
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Growing up in nairobi carnivore was a must visit. As with all the other tamarind brands. The good has been exceptional. The service exemplary and simply a place to link up with old friends. 20 years later you never dissapoint.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Treated ourselves for lunch here due to it's popular must do reputation and wasn't disappointed. It is a unique concept and good value for money as you can eat as much meat as you like. Soup and bread are starters and a lazy susan with...More

Thank carolj888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch was good, service/staff was helpful and nice. Unique meats like ostrich, rabbit, alligator/crocodile?? but also some familiar meats too like beef, chicken and turkey. Soup was very good. If you leave hungry, it's your fault 😁. It was all you can eat and they...More

Thank Kathleen B
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Carnivore. We are very happy to hear that our staff were helpful and nice and that you enjoyed the the wide variety of meats provided in the BBQ Feast. It's definitely a boost for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible food, beautiful decor, amazing bathrooms, nice staff, reasonable prices. You have to visit!More

Thank Rebecca Å
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the glowing review, and not only for giving us a perfect rating but also for recommending us to other visitors. We are delighted to hear that the staff were nice and you enjoyed your dining experience and found the food incredible and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us went here for a business dinner. We were seated immediately in a beautiful area outside. They cook various meats on an open grill and then bring the meats to your table. The quality of the meats was disappointing. Much of it...More

Thank USExpat1nUK
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank your for your candid feedback. We are extremely sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with your recent dining experience. While we are glad to hear that you appreciated the seating area, we are most discouraged to learn that you found the meat dry...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a ladies group End-of -Year dinner and wanted to just feast on meat...meat....so of course at carnivore. The variety is great, with waiters rolling and rolling with selections for your pick. The sauces are great and the service is continuous, until you drop...More

Thank halimamubarak
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing the Carnivore to celebrate your ladies group end of year dinner at the Carnivore. We are truly delighted that you all had a good time and enjoyed the variety of meat and the lively service as well as the...More

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Dorah N
What time is it opening and closing tomorow. Koz i would want to come there
June 9, 2017|
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Response from PappyManson | Reviewed this property |
It opens at 1200 not sure about closing times.
Srijata S
Do you need a reservation or is seating available if you walk in for dinner on a weeknight?
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Abraham B | Reviewed this property |
Do you still serve two game meats per night? What kind are they? I was there in 1990, excited to return next summer!
December 10, 2016|
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Response from Geraldine D | Property representative |
Due to Government legislation we are banned from serving game meat except for farmed crocodile and ostrich. However we serve a variety of other meats including rabbit, lamb, pork, beef, spare ribs, chicken wings etc. The... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$40 - $100
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 733 611608
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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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