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The Carnivore Restaurant

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Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing experience eating at this restaurant. The whole trip to Kenya was an excellent introduction to East Africa, and eating at this restaurant was a fitting end. I really enjoy the wide range of foods, salads, meats and drinks. Excellent service.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were four who shared a meat plate. First of all it was good three of us were women or else there would not have been nearly enough food moreover the waiter did not really explain what the different means were. Also the potatos were raw and we had to ask for the heater more than three times.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are most disappointed to learn that your dining experience did not meet with your expectations. Many thanks for bringing this to our attention, and our apologies for the raw potatoes and poor waiter service. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feed which we... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So the thing you must know before going to Carnivore is that you must really have a huge appetite if you want to do justice to your meal there. It's a buffet where they will keep bringing the meat to you till you give in and surrender. We went there for a lunch buffet and the quality of the food... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience and were able to sample the roving feast and the Dawa house cocktail. Your remarks have been shared with the team and are a great acknowledgement to their hard work... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They stay true to the tagline.. its a meat galore.. It was all there as mentioned by fellow travelers.. the non stop serving of meat at some point will wear you out.. The exotics are on the board, but you'll need to keep asking them to get it on your plate.. dont let them fool you into filling your tummy... More 

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Thank JoeyMatt
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 recommending us to other travelers. . We are are happy that you enjoyed the non stop roving BBQ, though we apologize that you were worn out by the non stop servings. Many thanks again for the feedback. More 

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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All my life, grew up knowing of Carnivore as the place to "celebrate " anything important, festive. It was such a treat' Built its popularity with locals as well as international by serving a wide range of perfectly roasted game meat in portions determined by your own appetite...each meat has a special sauce which was consistently just perfect. The Simba... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and wonderful memories of Carnivore. We are delighted to hear that we have been part of so many of your visits over the years and we hope you stop in several time more. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in us and rest assured we will do everything it takes to make... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good, but worth the high price. Only a few specialty meats such as ostrich and croc but all the other are no longer allowed to be served in Kenya. The sausages and the chicken circulate more often than the beef and they Ted to stop circulating when they think you have had enough. We had to ask several... 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. We appreciate such candid feedback of dining experience and are very disappointed to hear that you found our food and service to be below your expected standards and apologize for this adverse experience. We are sorry you appeared to be over charged and sincerely appreciate you bring this matter to... More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very wide variety of exotic meats, also not so exotic. I had crocodile and ostrich, which were both very good. Rabbit was a bit undercooked, as was the chicken. Service was a bit on the slow side. All things considered, it was an interesting dining experience. You have to try the dawa, no more than three, though.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that overall your dining experience was positive although we are disappointed to learn that the service was slow and that you found the rabbit and chicken slightly under cooked. This feedback has been shared with the culinary and service teams and is critical in improving our service levels. Many thanks... More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is all about meat. For a flat fee, they literally just keep serving you grilled meat on metal skewers and what seem to be authentic swords until you give up! Meat on offer ranged from basics like beef, lamb and chicken to exotics such as rabbit and crocodile. Service is excellent, the price is good and the meat-lover... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a positive review. We are delighted that your dining experience was memorable and you enjoyed the atmosphere, the variety of meat, Dr Dawa, and the excellent service. It's definitely a boost for the team every time we hear such positive reviews such as this and we appreciate your positive feedback. We... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have every type of meat you can think of. Very nice and clean place with amazing ambience. Staff was very warm and helpful.

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Thank Cush Y
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 the perfect rating. Your feedback about the clean place, amazing ambiance and warm and helpful staff is greatly appreciated. We are sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here at the end of November with a group from the US. It was super fun. They easily accommodated us all. The food was great. My favorite was the crocodile and my husband liked the ostrich! A fun way to try different things. We did have a vegetarian in the group and he was well taken care of... More 

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Thank Nancy K
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 to hear that you had super fun and enjoyed the food particularly the crocodile and ostrich. Your positive feedback is most appreciated and we have shared it with the team. we truly value your business and hope to welcome you... 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
Steakhouse, 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, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?