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The Carnivore Restaurant

Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“game meat” (286 reviews)
“beef” (358 reviews)
“rabbit” (119 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
All hours
Steakhouse, African, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had dinner there on Valentine's day and the food was great. Always ask for the doctor to bring you some Dawa. They got a good selection if game and exotic meat the staff are friendly and professional. The price is great a most do...More

Thank Nii Amah D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They make great meat, a variety of it too. Please go while hungry...lots of food...meat! You get to taste a variety of red and white meat. They also have great music, great ambience.

Thank mimi m
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went there for the all-you-can-eat offer. The meat was tender and very tasteful, staff was friendly. The turkey and crocodile was exceptional. I'd recommend this place to everyone who is not vegetarian.

Thank Felix B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We come into the restaurant without any staff leading us or look at us. A waiter told us how to got meat, with a little flag we must lay down, when we didn't want more. We got all to much meat in 10 minutes, and...More

Thank agnes05
Reviewed 4 days ago

The atmosphere is really african clichè, but you can experience any kind of meat. When we went there we tasted wildbeast, ox, ostrich meatballs and crocodile. Delicious!More

Thank TaccoLennon
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post such an enthusiastic review and giving us a five start rating. Though you thought the atmosphere an African cliche we are we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your bbq feast particularly the ox, ostrich meatballs...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My aunt brought us here for lunch and it was my first visit. Loved the smell and as you enter you'll see the huge grill where they have different varieties of meat. We came on an empty stomach, as we were told so that we...More

Thank irahgm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Nairobi version is not as good as Carnivore Johannesburg. This probably has to do with the smaller variety on offer as well as being fairly expensive If you are a tourist from outside of Africa, this may appeal as ‘something different’. It’s a pleasant...More

Thank rodney120
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Rodney Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that Carnivore Nairobi did not meet with your high expectations, mainly due to the smaller variety of meats on offer. Although in the past we did offer an array of wild game meats,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in the Maasi Mara for 5 nights....followed by Lake Naivasha for 5 nights and were on our way home that evening....we were not flying until midnight! We had been recommended to try this MUST DO restaurant before we left Nairobi. We asked our...More

labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We would like to thank you for taking the time to advise of your recent dining experience at The Carnivore. It was extremely disappointing to read of your unsatisfactory experience especially as you had booked in advance and you were shown to what appeared to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the last stop in our 11 day trip to Kenya. The food was great and the atmosphere even better! Diverse meats, sauces & mixed drinks make this a great stop.More

Thank shellking2016
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

A huge thank you for choosing to dine at the Carnivore on your last night in Kenya. We are thrilled to hear that the food was great and the atmosphere even better. We are delighted that you enjoyed the bbq and the array of meats...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely venue which carries everything through. Interesting meats which are carved up at your table but sadly all were cold. So if you do not like cold meats you will struggle. The soup for starters was also luke warm and a very usual portion...More

Thank fishhadfield
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at The Carnivore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It is with great disappointment that we read your review. We are troubled to hear that although you liked the venue, unfortunately we did not meet with your expectations and you found the meats cold, the portion of soup too small the bun cheap, a...More

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Response from mikemeegan | Reviewed this property |
very reasonable
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Response from labinaNairobi | Property representative |
Yes we are an informal restaurant so there is no dress code for lunch or dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 733 611608
  • E-mail
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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