Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Kigali

Brachetto

Run by an Italian chef, this upmarket venue wouldn’t be out of place in Milano, and gets top marks for its flawlessly prepared Italian specialties, including toothsome pasta dishes, risotto, grills, gourmet sandwich…
Top Choice International in Kigali

Heaven Restaurant

A highlight of the Kigali restaurant scene, Heaven has a relaxed, open-air deck bistro with a wide-ranging menu drawing from a variety of international influences. It's hugely popular with expats and travellers, so …
Top Choice French in Kigali

New Cactus

This attractive hacienda is set on a ridge where you can soak up the sparkling lights of Kigali by night or get a bird’s-eye appreciation of the city during the day. It boasts a broad menu of French favourites as we…
Top Choice International in Kigali

Pili-Pili

Sassy Pili-Pili ticks all the right boxes: a vast open-air terrace with superb views, a nifty pool, an enticing ethnic chic two-storey interior and a congenial atmosphere. It's a popular bar and restaurant, known fo…
Top Choice Italian in Kigali

Sol et Luna

Many locals and expats rave about this Italian kitchen, and we share their unbridled enthusiasm. The food here (and the trattoria-inspired decor, with a lovely open-air terrace) is clearly above average for Rwanda, …
Top Choice Asian in Kigali

Zen

With tinkling fountains and covered courtyard dining, this sublime restaurant offers Kigali's best Asian meals as well as Rwanda's first sushi dishes. This is where the well to do of Kigali come when they want to im…
Cafe in Kigali

Camellia

This sassy cafe in a modern shopping mall is worth visiting for its wholesome dishes and tempting selection of coffees, teas and smoothies. Stop in briefly for a gourmet sandwich and latte, or stay longer and nosh o…
Indian in Kigali

Khana Khazana

Statues of a rotund Ganesh and a blissed-out Shiva dot what locals generally agree is one of the best Indian restaurants in Kigali. The menu has a long list of Indian classics, including richly flavoured tandoori di…
Bistro in Kigali

Poivre Noir

Dining at this upscale gourmet bistro is a treat. The elegant dining room is decorated with earthy tones and classy furniture and the imaginatively prepared, French-inspired cuisine (with a bow to local ingredients)…
International in Kigali

Sundowner

This super popular restaurant, which lives in a large, converted house with a leafy patio, offers the most diverse dining experience in the city. Lots of business types roll in at lunch time for the lavish buffet (R…