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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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Almere, The Netherlads
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You come in and there's a big fire pit! Grilled meats, all kinds. Beef, Chicken, Ox ball, Crocodile, Rabbit. They keep coming round with sticks of meat and serve it on your plate. Really good food! Souvenir shop is good too- get the t-shirt!

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Thank topnosh
New Delhi, India
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place to hangout. Go and enjoy and party with the friends and family. If you are non vegetarian try this place.

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Thank assham
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was quite concerned being on a tour, that I would be short changed on vegetarian offerings. In fact, in addition to the bustling vibrant atmosphere there, I savored one of the very best egg plant vegan dishes I've ever had at a restaurant! Nice large portions too and very friendly staff.

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Thank slevine52
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Carnivore despite you initial concerns that your vegan requirements would not be met. We so appreciate you taking the time to review and give us a perfect rating and are thrilled that not only did you enjoy your egg plant vegan dish, but also the bustling vibrant atmosphere.... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for a Sunday brunch. I haven't been to Carnivore for more than four years and it is not the Carnivore I knew. The food was off, the platters a terrible decision, service wanting and careless, disregard for orders..I will not come back and recommend you do not!

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

Thank you for the review. This feedback about the Carnivore not being the Carnivore you knew four years ago is very surprising and disappointing. We do serve hundreds of customers each week and as you can see from other reviews, the feedback is usually complimentary. We regret that was not your impression and offer our apologies. We believe that you... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did one of those all meat dinners hereunder I must admit their chef is pretty good.everything was well made.. Served perfectly and in a timely manner

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

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for taking the time to review. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with everything being served perfectly and in a timely manner. We shall be sure to let the chef and the rest of the team know what a positive impact they... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with a colleague, but not worth the hype. Ironically I ate the vegetarian meal, which was delicious, but cost the same as the regular meat buffet. Set up is neat, but I think there is far better food in Nairobi that costs a lot less. If you go, don't forget the get some Dawa though!

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that overall the meal did not meet your expectations, although we are pleased that you found the vegetarian meal deliciou s and recommended the Dawa to other visitors. Please note that our prices are similar to other comparable business in the area, and we strive to offer good value and... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect for all meat lovers ;) I been there few years ago after a long trekking of 15 days in the Masaï Mara. You can try many bush meats, just amazing! The staff comes with massive skewers of different meats and you eat as you can.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are happy to hear that you have good memories of the Carnivore. Back in the day when you visited we were allowed to serve bush meat, however nowadays the Government has banned this practice and we are only allowed to serve farmed crocodile and ostrich. Nonetheless we serve a huge beast... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The carnivore restaurant is one of the best places to visit and have meal as you listen to African music. Every once a month there's rhumba night, the crowd is mature and the place is secure.try it, you will never go wrong

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

Thank you for your review about the Simba Saloon. We delighted that you enjoy having a meal and listening to the Rhumba Night music every first Friday of the month at the Simba Saloon. We so appreciate you giving us a perfect rating and recommending us to other visitors and we look forward to seeing again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very solid and consistently good eating experience with great stuff and very, very good food! Our go to place whenever we have visitors, never had any issue or any disappointment.

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

Thank you very much for your great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted and humbled to hear that The Carnivore is your go to place whenever you have visitors, and that the food and service have consistently met with your high expectation standards. We always enjoy catering to our guests needs and it is rewarding... More 

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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Carnivore over the years has never lowered its standards. The meat platters are to die for and service is always top notch. Great place all the time

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

Thank you for the perfect rating. We appreciate you taking the time to review and are happy to hear that our standards have met your expectations and you enjoy the food, particularly, the meat platters, and the service good. We appreciate your favourable comments which are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Steakhouse, African, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?