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The Carnivore Restaurant

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Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great place to come with friends. Lots of fun and atmosphere. Definitely make sure your very hungry! The BBQ ribs were amazing, and there are some quirky things to try too! I appreciate that they no longer serve any endangered or rare species up on the menu. Very touristy, but at the same time just embrace it and enjoy,... More 

Thank Alexandra M
Quimper, France
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A churascaria in Nairobi. If you like meat it's a place to try. Very intersting variety of meat. Good service and nice area.

Thank AlainB29s
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

An experience of being in a place serving meats not seen anywhere else. It was full of visitors, from various nationalities. And the atmosphere was generally of celebration.

Thank Harish D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Make sure you visit Carnivore on an empty stomach and prepared to attack. The restaurant has brilliant service, lovely atmosphere, everything is just perfect, and the food, the food is just a unique experience that you definitely have to try. For a fixed rate, they'll keep serving you different sorts of meat, from pork, chicken, beef, ostrich, crocodile, anything you... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Our tour organizer sent us to this place twice--which was 2 times too many. It is very touristy. Much of the meat was either overcooked or of mediocre quality. The only food we thought well of was the ostrich meatballs. The beef was good the 1st time, awful the 2nd.

Thank RodgerandTom
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food was outstanding as it has always been. The variety has shrunk over the years which is a good thing preserving the animals. Very touristy.

Thank Nariaban
Bloomington, Minnesota
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had been to the Carnivore 12 years ago when it was "a hip" place to go if you were in Nairobi. This time we were disappointed. Average food. The cats that lived there were gone (that was one of the interesting features of this place) It was always touristy but now it's not even trying.

Thank hpeterpics
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Carnivore has always exceeded my expectations when it comes to their menu. Albeit its far off from where I stay, i always find some motivation and visit the place occasionally for dinner. Great place for barbecues and entertainment!

Thank DominicM969
Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This is arguably the best meat roasting facility by far. My friend and I walked in for dinner and what an experience. Eat till you surrender ( you have to actually surrender by lowering a flag on your table !) Very reasonably priced. The friendliest staff ever, very cosy place, very clean. Kudos! One for the bucket list.

Thank M_Bajaber
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went for the second time to Carnivore in a year. The food was as usual awesome, and no further comments on that. However, the services seemed to have declined. The serving of meat started off well, however, unlike previous times when the serving continued till you 'drop your flag', we had only one serving of one meat. In fact we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $100
Steakhouse, African, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
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
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
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
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?