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US$12 - US$50
Steakhouse, Barbecue, European
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

Very good option for grilled meat. The boeuf steak was well done and tender. Good options of drinks. Nice environment, the outside area is good. Altough it was heavy rain we we confortable outside. Employees are kind.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended! Fantastic meat dishes with a very friendly service! Happy hour 1+1 free drink. Private parking area available. Credit card machine may have connection issue so please take cash with you just in case.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Since the Gekko's has closed a few months ago, there are only two restaurants in Kinshasa that serve sushi: The Paradise and The Carvao restaurants (at least, that's what I thought...) Craving for sushi, I went to the Carvao with a friend. I asked the...waiter what kind of sushi they had. He replied they didn't make sushi anymore. You can imagine how disappointed I was because I had chosen this restaurant only for that reason. I later learned that the main chef, the one who could prepare the sushi, left for another restaurant -the Limoncello. I asked a coquille Saint-Jacques, but they didn't have it either. How disappointing! In the end, I chose chicken with a mushroom sauce and croquettes. It was good and only $15. For dessert, I had a Dame blanche, good as well but overpriced for the amount of ice cream (only one scoop): $12. My friend chose beef and was happy with it. When we were eating, we saw that mussels and fries were served at another table. I knew one person at that table and, on the following day, I inquired about the mussels. She said they were excellent and she would recommend this dish, a Belgian speciality, to everyone. It isn't cheap: $40 per person, with fries and a drink included. But at least we know that it can be found there and that it is of a good quality. My first experience at the Carvao restaurant wasn't amazing, but I will go back - I will go back for their mussels.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The menu of this restaurant is amazing! Always perfectly cooked and the red wine and shallots sauce is incredibly tasty! I went there many times when I was living in Kinshasa and I don't think that I have ever been disappointed! Only down side are...the prices: if it were less expensive, I would have eaten there everyday!More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Carvao is super good! It has so many choices on their menu. The best items are the grilled stuff. They also do sushis which are really good. There are not many sushi places in Kinshasa so this is a great place to go if you're...craving some. The staff is very friendly and well trained. I definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Had lunch here twice. The place is nice, a half open space tastefully done. The main menu does not give you prices for most items but that is because they are very high. The small treats like burgers are more affordable (still above 15USD) and...of good quality. The main dishes overall are of good quality but prices are just far too high. Service is also not in line with prices charged, sometimes good and sometimes not so.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is just outstanding... The steak very tender and juice, the lamb no words to describe and the chef make every customer feels at home. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Had the 100% sirloin burger the first time I was here. One of the best burgers I have ever had anywhere. The beef is usually gamey and very tough here in Kinshasa. This chef also runs the butcher shop attached to the property and the...man is a genius with meats. I had the steak the second time, and let me say, it was wonderful. Not a Waygu, or Kobe, or even a black Angus, but the chef gets exceptional taste from the cuts he is using which aren't of the highest quality, but definitely by far the best in this area. Hands down. Pork chop was also excellent, this place is a must if you are a foodie.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant often and have never been served anything that has been less than excellent. Last night I had a brochettes with potatoes and it was like heaven. I look forward to being back.

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Folks I'm a very picky eater. VERY. I have been in the DRC for 5 days and have eaten twice - both times plain rice. At the expressive insistence of friends I ate here. Now, I'm a Caucasian British girl who doesn't even salt water...to boil potatoes so you can understand my trepidation at eating in Africa. Food is often slathered in sauce of some sort & they eat highly exotic foods. Cavao was amazing! I had the chicken burger - grilled chicken chopped & placed on a bun with melted cheese. Divine, divine, divine. Let me recommend everyone go here. Well decorated location with both traditional & al fresco dining options. Well appointed interior - gorgeous lighting. Beyond that the staff were fantastic. Attentive, thoughtful, charming.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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1 April 2017|
Response from br0sey | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello yes I can do vegan dishes according to your taste don't hesitate to notice it when you re at the restaurnat.
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11 March 2017|
Response from br0sey | Reviewed this property |
Hello we have some beef cut that are hallal like the beef filet, the brochette, the lamb, and don't hesitate to ask us when u re at the restaurant for hallal meat
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Yes, Carvao Grill House offers takeaway services.

Yes, Carvao Grill House offers delivery services.

Carvao Grill House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4