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“Excellent Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 480 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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,
Vienna, Austria
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139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had an excellent dinner there with various grilled meat and some typical african side dishes, good service. Big place with terrace area, gets packed at the weekend. One of the best places in town. Next to it some interresting and elegant art galleries.

Visited August 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Really cool experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I loved Carnivore! Sure, it's filled with tourists, but I wouldn't call it a tourist "trap". The atmosphere is amazing! The music, the lights, the people from all over the world, the humongous cats roaming around... everyone seemed to be having a good time and that energy was kinda contagious!

The food, of course, includes a lot of meat! There is a vegetarian option as well, which was lucky, as we had a couple of vegetarians in the group. There was chicken, pork, ostrich meat, mutton, beef, crocodile... all of which I'd already tried before. What I had new there was ox balls! It was only weird cos I knew what it was. :P

Their drinks were potent and that combined with the music and the atmosphere, made it a very fun evening!

Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I really enjoyed having my dinner there with my friends ..... Very friendly environment with kind of Traditionally African theme
And different toes of game meet

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Tourist trap?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I found this restaurant to be so-so. I guess they have grown too popular - service is efficient but impersonal. The food was fine but the whole experience feels a bit like a staged show.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

food, and soooo much of it.
Excellent value for money. Vegetarian's beware, as the name suggests, this restaurant ISN'T for you.
So much meat of different variety. Ostrich steaks, Camel Hump, Crocodile to name but a few! And your usual chicken, Beef, and Pork.
Only downside it is a bit touristy but don't let that put you off

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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