Carnivore is an open-air restaurant in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. Carnivore’s specialty is meat, and features an all-you-can-eat meat buffet. They serve a wide variety of meat and were famous for their game meat until Kenya imposed a ban on the sale of game meat in 2004. It remains a popular tourist destination.
In 1999, the restaurant seated 350 people and the restaurant’s 330 employees served over 1000 people per day. The game, including giraffe, wildebeest, ostrich and crocodile, was raised on Hop craft Ranch, 40 kilometres (25 mi) outside Nairobi. Since the sale of wild game meat was banned in Kenya in 2004, the restaurant serves meat of domestic animals such as beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, as well as farmed ostrich and crocodile meat. Lunch/Dinner is skewered on Maasai swords, cooked on coals, and served on cast-iron plates. It does have a vegetarian option. It ranked 47th on Restaurant magazine‘s “World’s Best 50 Restaurants” list in 2003.