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The Carnivore Restaurant

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Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love coming here. Great selection of salads and sauces that go with the different types of meat, ranging from kudu to crocodile and zebra (to name but a few). Can be a little dry but taste good. Waiters are always friendly and make an effort when it's someone's birthday, singing and serving a special dessert. Their selection of desserts is... More 

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Thank katk87
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We are very happy that you have enjoyed your visits to Carnivore. Unfortutnately due to Government legislation The Carnivore Nairobi is no longer allowed to serve game meat except for farmed crocodile and ostrich. However we still serve a variety of other meats and the feast and atmosphere is as lively and delicious as ever. We welcome you... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time there and I enjoyed it a lot. The service as well as the food was excellent. I was so full I had to pass on dessert #foodcoma

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Thank Kaptajn
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though it does not sound like the same experience of 10+ years ago, the meat was good - with beef, pork ribs and turkey the stand outs. An experience!

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Thank Bay W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and delicious food specially the spicy chicken and lamb chops. Don't leave the restaurant without having passion fruit cheesecake !!!

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Thank Suca110 S
London
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth the hype and very over priced. Went there as came highly recommended. Have had far better and similar food in Brazilian restaurants at a much better price. London is cheaper to eat than this place.

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Thank Shazia M
Lincoln, Nebraska
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170 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there in 1998 and returned this month with my family. It was a great experience and we all enjoyed it. I would go back again.

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Thank Lovetotravelfamily4
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for the positive review. We are delighted that you chose to return to the Carnivore with your family and you all enjoyed the experience. Your thoughtful comments have been shared with our dedicated team and are an acknowledgement to their efforts. Thank you again for taking the time to give us feedback and we look forward to your... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place, one of the main tourist attractions in Nairobi. Food is great and the staff fantastic. Try and make sure you are there on a birthday and the staff will come and sing Happy Birthday and then Jambo Sana which is great. Keep up the great work Carnivore.

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Thank thomascarter11
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for positing such a positive review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you love the restaurant and find the food and staff good. We appreciate your accolades and will ensure that we keep up our standards. Thank you again for the great comments s and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By "quite good", I would say that Carnivore's food was tasty and the service was very acceptable. However, to be honest, we were a bit underwhelmed by this restaurant. I think that we could have found a much better restaurant if we had examined available options.

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Thank tjames274
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. We are glad to hear that overall your meal was acceptable but it a pity that you were underwhelmed by the restaurant. We try our best to ensure that each and every guest has an enjoyable experience and it is unfortunate that in your case we did not particularly succeed, for which we apologise.... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere, all you can eat meat from beef to chicken to goat to crocodile. Huge BBQ pits, relaxed vibe. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Gavinoneohone
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to other travelers. We are delighted that you enjoyed all the meat that your could eat. Your positive remarks have been shared with the team and are a great boost to their continued efforts. Many thanks for taking the time to review and we look forward to... More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If like me you are a meat lover, you will love carnivore. The endless supply of different types of protein will have you raising a flag in blissful surrender.

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Thank Fatima U
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted to hear that as a meat lover you chose to visit Carnivore and it met with your expectations. Your comments have been shared with the team and are an acknowledgement to their efforts. Many thanks again for the feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $100
Cuisine
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, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
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?