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69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift 1739, South Africa
+27 11 950 6000
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10:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I last went to Carnivore in about 2006, it was splendid. I couldn't stop talking about it. I had always wanted to visit back with family as opposed to colleagues. I finally had the chance a few weeks ago. The restaurant has hardly been renovated in over 10 year! It was horrible! The meat is still enjoyable somewhat, but other... More 

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Thank Londeka N
Joensuu, Finland
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you think like many Southafricans and regard chicken as salas, this is the place for you! If you're a veggiefan, stay away as they only serve meat and lots of it, including pork, beef, lamb, impala, crocodile, you name it! The meat is well coocked and tasty, but don't expect premium sirloin in red wine reduction. Their meat is... More 

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Thank Juho_A-J
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Round after round of a wide range of meats are served at the tables on large skewers. Meats offered include beef and venison such as kudu, warthog, crocodile etc.

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Thank Lynn K
Worcester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed an evening at Carnivore with some friends from the area who wanted us to experience it. The meat was delicious and the general atmosphere is fun and touristy. Didn't quite get the soup starter, would rather move straight to the good stuff and would have preferred more regular visits from the patrolling meat servers (especially given the higher... More 

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Thank flyingflame
RecreationAfrica, Manager at Carnivore, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Carnivore! We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable time. Is was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant originally started in Nairobi, and has been imported into South Africa. The dining experience is a good way to introduce foreign visitors to a unique taste of Africa. It is not fine dining, or gourmet cooking, but it is a fun and tasty experience.

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Thank Glen A
RecreationAfrica, Manager at Carnivore, responded to this review

We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your Carnivore experience – it’s always wonderful to receive such positive feedback! Please come and visit us again soon! More 

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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a meat lovers paradise as they serve all sorts of meat non-stop...literally. They keep bringing different types of meat until you tell them to stop by putting your flag down. Various game is served from crocodile meat to the usual home grown chicken and everything in between.

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Thank Nosipiwo N
RecreationAfrica, Manager at Carnivore, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Carnivore! We are delighted you took the time to visit and that you had such a positive experience. We look forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

Sandton, South Africa
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no restaurant like this. Plenty of different kinds of meats, all perfectly cooked. Then you have fresh salad and Pap and sauces too. Each chef that brings meat informs as what to add to get the best taste of the meat. Out waiter was amazing and we were 6 people. He had our orders done perfectly with ice... More 

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RecreationAfrica, Manager at Carnivore, responded to this review

We were so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Carnivore! We pride ourselves in making each experience a memorable one for our guests and it’s good to know we are succeeding! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atrocious service Dry tasteless meat Rude staff Dirty/filthy The worst meal so far in South Africa! Avoid at all costs as it doesn't represent what SA is capable of.

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2 Thank Jamie H
RecreationAfrica, Manager at Carnivore, responded to this review

We have received thousands of reviews over the many years the Carnivore has been open, some of these are critical of certain aspects of the offering, however the bulk are usually highly complementary towards the service, the staff and of course the meat. Good or otherwise we always appreciate it when guests take the time to review their experience, as... More 

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74 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Some meat are amazing but some of them are difficult to chew. All together n experience you must have when you visit South Africa and love eating meat.

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1 Thank Kumar U
RecreationAfrica, Manager at Carnivore, responded to this review

Is was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope you will join us again soon for another ‘Beast of a Feast’! More 

Holon, Israel
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260 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

For folk ,that like to test something unusual and different than beef ,to test grilled impala ,or warthog meat, there is also common meat, but the best was chicken livers in perry perry souse.

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Thank Michael L
RecreationAfrica, Manager at Carnivore, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Carnivore! We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable time. Is was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
African, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift 1739, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Muldersdrift
  • Phone Number: +27 11 950 6000

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?