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The Carnivore Restaurant

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Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For anybody interested in testing their carnivore instincts, it's an extra ordinary experience to try. A great Africa experience augmented by the warm Kenyan hospitality.

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Thank Michael M
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Carnivore has always had a special place in my heart since I was a little thing it is always consistent and great place, sometimes drinks can be a bit expensive, but well we me and my former Gang with my Papu were always there so many times a week and always spent our New Years there great great memories and... More 

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Thank 604amina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Carnivore is the best restaurant of its type in the world. The variety of meat both wild and domesticated. My favorite meat is the crocodile and drink is Dawa. You have to be in Carnivore to see and know this. I like Doctor Dawa. He has been consistent for the over 10 years I have been going to Carnivore.

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Thank Raphael M
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well I am sure if your a vegetarian you won't even think of going .... I mean the name itself sais it all ... The food is good but the presentation and how they serve you the meat is fun and entertaining and different ... The staff is so pleasant and friendly It's a different experience you need to try

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Thank Samar Z
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an enhanced appreciation for food(meats) after dining at Carnivore. I will go back for sure ! Nairobi is a bustling city ! Traffic is no joke in this city. The people are warm and inviting and I am planning to return again and again.

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Thank Beverly M
Pataskala, Ohio
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was included in the price of our safari with Bruno Safaris - a huge variety of freshly grilled meats! Yummy!

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Thank Janine O
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted that Bruno Safaris brought you to the Carnivore and that you enjoyed the experience. Many thanks for the feedback. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Protein overload, although mostly traditional meats like pork, beef, chicken, lamb. Most exotic were the rabbit, goat, and crocodile. I've been to other places elsewhere in Africa that served gazelle, zebra and other more interesting choices. But all in all, it was still a fun touristic experience, and we had a great and fun meal. Burp!

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Thank Rudy A
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. We are pleased that your overall experience was fun, though you mention that most of the meats were traditional cuts. We did serve all the game meats at one time, however ten years ago, due to government legislation these were banned, except for farmed ostrich and crocodile (when available) Non... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, Carnivore is super touristy, but it's one of those things you simply must do at least once in Nairobi. If you don't take yourself too seriously and forgive the servers for strategically being slow with "the good stuff" (i.e. crocodile, ostrich, etc.), then you'll have a great time stuffing your face with enough meat to satisfy a Spartan.

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Thank felixblack1439
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and choosing our restaurant. It is unfortunate that you found the servers strategically slow with the crocodile and ostrich etc. This is definitely not intentional and we shall certainly take corrective action to ensure this does not happen in the future. Meanwhile we are happy that you seemed to enjoy your visit. Many thanks again... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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1,075 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Carnivore has the reputation and fully lives up to with respect to atmosphere and service. The meats are OK but not as good as say the Fogo de Chao restaurant in the States would have. Not as many exotic meats as in the past but we enjoyed the crocodile and rabbit. The house special Dawa cocktail also was good... More 

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Thank Hermes_NL
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience at the restaurant and were happy with the atmosphere and service. Unfortunately due to Government legislation we are no longer allowed to serve game meats except for farmed crocodile and ostrich, when available. However we are pleased that you were able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Often stop by with groups on the way home. 24 people this time. Had a great time! The accommodated or reservation on short notice and the food was as good as usually. Especially for people who haven't been to Nairobi before, this is a great place to stop!

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

It brings me a lot of pride and joy to hear that you're an avid fan of our restaurant and that you often stop by with groups on the way home and recently took 24 people and had good food as usual. We appreciate your business, your loyalty and your trust and we hope that you will visit us several... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $100
Cuisine
Steakhouse, African, Barbecue
Meals
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, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?