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“Very touristy”

The Carnivore Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 544 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $100
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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, Reservations, 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,
Bad Mergentheim, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very touristy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

It is good for the meat lovers but they also have vegetarian food. I have seen only the tourists here and it is like a factory. Nice for the first time to see how they serve the meat.

Visited October 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We visited the Carnivore restaurant for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon and the ambience is just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

The staff are helpful, the food is served in large portions so that is a plus for a hungry person. I hope the management can try maintain the grounds in the outside seating.

  • Visited October 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Always a lovely experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

I love it! Always a lovely experience having dinner here. Talk of being Carnivorous, but I assure everyone that the meats here are finger licking goooooood........ The staff are fabulous very ready to give you cuts and cuts of your favorite meats. When here savour all the meats and their Dawa (a vodka experience) still leads. Has been ma best cocktail for years now. Bring your appetite and u surely will enjoy what this restaurant has to offer. Then dance away the calories in their disco area which always has a surprise for all everyday.

  • Visited December 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Carnivore - not so popular anymore?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We revisited the Carnivore Restaurant for dinner after a long absence and found quite a few changes. The restaurant seemed less busy than before and there seemed to be more groups than individuals. The meats were good, quite succulent and tasty but there seemed to be less variety than before. Their dawas are just as good as before, and the service was also good and quick, but there seemed to be forlorn air about the place, like it had been forgotten. It seems that the restaurant is not as popular as it used to be.

  • Visited December 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Come Hungry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place was awesome! I strongly recommend you go hungry or borderline starving! The ambience and smells were to die for! They start you off with a drink! Bread, salad, vegetable and a potato and then here comes the rounds and rounds of meats! The staff bring the meat on a stick and shave it onto your plate. There is a flag placed at your table and while it us up they keep coming around with their different meats. Chicken, turkey, beef, ox balls, crocodile, ostrich, etc and it just keeps coming! It was fabulous! They do not serve game, like zebra, elephant, giraffe, etc so if anyone tells you that it is not so. Those are protected animals. I would say the ox balls are probably their most exotic. Then there is dessert! Bring a big appetite! Food and staff are awesome!

  • Visited January 2014
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