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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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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always stop here when in Kenya! Ive had this restaurant 3 times and you can never go wrong. The atmosphere is awesome, the service is great, and the food is delicious!! Not too far from the airport so it could even be a stop before heading home!

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Thank ZacharyGriner
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is a must for anyone visiting Nairobi. They offer a large variety of meats, some of which are very exotic and...unusual...like crocodile (yes, they serve crocodile!), rabbit, ostrich, ox balls, etc. Nevertheless, its the most amount of meat that I have ever eaten in a single meal, let alone the different types of meat. The service is also... More 

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Thank 1sm58
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok i will start by avoiding the obvious puns and meat out my feedback! The cocktails were original and exotic and indulgent. The solitary jacket potato on my plate was accompanied by succulent cuts of well cooked meat from more animals I can name.It was my uh hum birthday and the staff sang Happy Birthday in Swahili an presented me... More 

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Thank gez2015147
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review and the perfect rating and for the great puns. Belated happy birthday. We are so glad you chose to celebrate with us and enjoyed your birthday meal from the cocktails to the variety of meat. We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to welcome you back again in the future. More 

Cabins, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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Thank NorthForkMtnInn
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review and for the perfect rating. We are very happy to hear that you like to bring your short term mission teams to the restaurant and that you enjoy the meat feast. Your continued patronage is highly valued and we have shared your positive comments with our service and culinary teams who strive... More 

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 4 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 5 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Aunali N
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank ajfenn2016
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 

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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?