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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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Madrid, Spain
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243 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to try ostrich meat, buffallo meat, crocodile meat, etc etc then you must go to this súper famous and well known restaurant in Nairobi. Every tourist passing a night in Nairobi is taken here. It's fun but too noisy. A big disco in the building beside. Some of the meat was súper good, but the rest normal.... More 

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La Habra, California
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good presentation but the quality of the food was lacking. Large variety of exotic meats but found the meat to be very tough. Have eaten there twice and would not recommend.

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Perth, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting atmosphere beautiful grounds and a meat lovers paradise. Servers walk around with sword skewers with assorted pieces of meat. If you want a piece he slides it off

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to Carnivore several times, it is a great restaurant and we often take our guests or business partners there. The food never disappointed me, but the last situation with payment did. We ordered the meals and 2 bottles of wine. After the dinner, the waitress brought the bill for the food and a hand written not stating "wine... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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
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. We are delighted to hear that you have visited three time and we truly appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in restaurant and our staff. Rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty. Your feedback has... More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and not only for giving us a perfect rating but also for recommending the restaurant to other travelers. We are delighted that you managed to get your fill of the different types of meat and enjoyed the experience. Your positive remarks have been passed to the team and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 6 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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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 1 week ago 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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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 1 week ago 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 

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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
USD 40 - USD 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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, 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?