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The Carnivore Restaurant

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Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
Today
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
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Cabins, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The Carnivore is one of my favorite places to take short term mission teams before they return home. The atmosphere is perfect for a group outing. The food is excellent as they bring roast meat on large skewers and cut off at your plate as you choose. The selection always includes wild game meats in addition to pork, chicken, and... More 

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Carterton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is good but the meat is very poor. Tough, chewy and gristly. I have been to many steak houses with this Brazilian style premise but the meat needs to be of good quality if it is centre stage.the beef rib was like shoe leather. The lamb was just fat and the beef was tough. The drinks guy is... More 

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Thank Azza69
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for giving us such candid feed back. We are very sorry to hear that your meal did not meet with your expectations and that you found the meat tough, chewy and gristly. We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention and we have shared your comments with... More 

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was not the greatest restaurant but the food was adequate. Service was not that great but okay.

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

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was adequate. However we are disappointed to hear that our service didn't meet your expectations. Your comments are appreciated and will be passed on to our team. More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to this place sometime ago with my friends and it was a great experience. The waiters keep on coming with a variety of hot meat and its up to you what you want and how much you want. It is expensive and I would really stress not to go if you are on a diet!!....lol The seating... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you and your friends had a great dining experience at Carnivore. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Cologne, Germany
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there for christmas dinner 2016. The food was mostly very good, some special meats, some special treats. Having loads and loads of meat come fresh sliced to (at) your table is a special experience. The all-you-can-eat buffet is not cheap, though. Even though there were a lot of waiters, sometimes getting new drinks took a while. All in all... More 

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

Thank you for celebrating Christmas dinner with us. We are delighted to hear that the food was mostly good and you enjoyed the experience. We are sorry that the service slipped somewhat and that it took a while to get drinks.We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention and we are actively working to improve service levels. Many... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ideal night life for the revellers and dining experience. Game meat! Nyamachoma or barbecue in plenty. Africa's best dining experience

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

Thank you for your kind review and for the perfect rating. Unfortunately we do not serve game meat due to Government legislation which was imposed ten years ago. However we serve farmed ostrich and crocodile and many other tasty cuts of of meat and the dining experience is still lively and vibrant. We look forward to you visiting again. More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OK, to be honest, when you go to a restaurant named Carnivore, you know you're going to get meat...and lots of it. My husband is gluten free, so he had to choose what meats he wanted prior to the meal starting so he didn't get the full experience. That said, his meat was terrible. Most of what he got was... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your dining experience and we are sorry that your meal did not meet your expectations and you found the meal grisly and overdone. We are glad however that you enjoyed the salads and sauces. Your comments have been shared with the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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552 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd say this is the number one destination for tourists to eat in Nairobi! It's easy to see why! The concept is the exact same as a Brazilian BBQ, but with random game meats available. The game meats on the menu for us were Crocodile, Ostrich meatballs and Ox bollocks. Waiters will bring around a skewered piece of meat and... More 

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Thank MFC31
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted that your meal met with your expectations, and that you enjoyed the meats. In addition we are glad you found the price acceptable. Many thanks for your positive comments which have been shared with our dedicated team. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an awesome experience indeed!Carnivore restaurant hosted us for our end of year staff party.We were spoilt of choice in terms of the different types of meat...including marinated goat ribs,my favourite.The waiters and staff are friendly and very supportive.I can't wait to go back for another wonderful experience!

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

Thank you very much for your most positive review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are thrilled to hear that you had an awesome experience at your end of your staff party and enjoyed the variety of meats and found the staff friendly and supportive. We are delighted that you chose to host such a special occasion with... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I organized a surprize 40th birthday party for my husband in December and Moses Kibera and team ensured the event was memorable. The private dining room was excellent for the event, the food was excellent and the team who sang happy birthday with pomp and flair ensured that this was just a tip of what turned out to be one... More 

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

Thank you very much for posting such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are so delighted that you chose to celebrate your husbands surprise 40th birthday party with us and that our team were instrumental in making the celebration memorable. We will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they... 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
US$40 - US$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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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?