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“Very meaty... great evening...” 4 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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,
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very meaty... great evening...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

On the final day of a father-and-son safari in Kenya, we went to Carnivore and were very pleased. The serving staff were great... they explained all the wonderful details of the dining experience, from drinks to various parts of the meal, including the all-important meats. Two hours later, we were sated... thanks for a great evening not to be missed in Nairobi.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“All you can eat meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This restaurant is very much like going to a Brazilian Steak house with some unusual meats. I tried crocodile and ostrich which were pretty good but had to pass on the beef balls. The best meats were the beef and the turkey especially when topped with the African sauces. It was a fun experience in a beautiful setting but it is not like eating prime aged beef like we have in the US.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good fun, great ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Went for dinner on a weekday and the place was packed. There was a mix of locals and tourists, all in celebration mode, which filled up the place with a positive, energetic vibe. We decided to sit outside and it was truly enjoyable. I echo other comments with regards to the meat, that it can range from good to plain bad. We liked the ostrich and beef, and did not care much about the crocodile (had better in Zambia), and did not like the turkey at all. As a tip, avoid the carbs that they'll serve you to fill you up before the proper food comes (i.e. Meat): we were served a corn soup (which was quite salty) followed by chips and other fried food...nice try Mr Carnivore, but we're there for the meat
Overall a fun place to go, a top choice in Nairobi

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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“Meat galore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Had a lunch stopover during my day visit to Nairobi. Plenty of meat - it's all about meat as the name implies. But, as they clearly say, they dont have exotic meats anymore. The only odd ones at least for me where ostrich and crocodile
Meats ranged from nice - chicken liver to OK - beef and downright bad - turkey
They give a salad and bread yo start with which was good. The sauces that go with the meats are very nice
Overall, a good experience - but its pricey - will work out to 40$ pp incl tax and tip :(

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London, United Kingdom
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“Great food and awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Excellent atmosphere, great service with friendly staff and awesome meet. We had a great time and literally ate all we could, including trying some interesting stuff, but nothing beats the steak in my humble carnivore opinion :)
Good prices if you are foreign, obviously it was the most expensive meal we had in Kenya but totally worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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