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The Carnivore Restaurant

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Langata Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 733 611608
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Svend H
Medicine Hat, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank 2029George
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Gordon X
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Cush Y
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Nancy K
Elche, Spain
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Terrible experience. We went there as part of a safari package. The ambience is impressive, I give them that, but that's about it. The tomato soup they serve you at the beginning is just fine. Then the "salads" they bring you to the table are just some greens, with 1 avocado slice per person, an a slice or two of... More 

1 Thank PedroFSJ
Belmont, WV
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An outstanding opportunity to sample a variety of meats! Most were delicious! Atmosphere is fantastic!

Thank paulaoliverio
Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pork ribs are to die for !!!! Loved the Ribs, sausage, and chicken wings. The Dawa is also a must.

Thank Fudge3105
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to Carnivore numerous times and those with great taste and appetite for meat. This is the place as it offers all sorts of game meat and it's quite an experience. It has the African feel mixed with western. The staff are friendly, meat is out of this world. Every night has its theme night for music and Sundays... More 

Thank zippy_vdV
Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the chance to visit various similar types of restaurants around the world, including Fogon de Chao in Sao Paulo and Andrés Carne de Res in Colombia. Lots of meat and good entertainment. However, there is something about carnivore that I liked best: the energy of the staff. All staff are really trying to ensure you enjoy your... More 

1 Thank GuillermoFlores

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$100
Steakhouse, African, Barbecue
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
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?