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Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel

29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 486 581
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“guacamole” (32 reviews)
“fish tacos” (17 reviews)
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African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Exquisite food and wonderful staff. Very high prices compared to same category restaurants in Kigali. I hope they use their profits to pay higher wages and better benefits to the people that work for restaurant and hotel. Staff goes above and beyond!!!!!!!!

Thank bernardojcastro
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Saturday brunch is just amazing the variety of food goes from frech crêpe, to all kinds of sausages, too a nice bread selection, and much more. It makes a good (re) start of your Saturday.

1  Thank Erik S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was incredible and exceeded my expectations. They brought out samples of the soup of the day and the service was wonderful. The environment was also beautiful, quiet, and had an amazing view of the city. However, it is quite expensive. My family of...More

1  Thank kloomisfox
J_A_M_Kigali, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kloomisfox, Thank you! "Absolutely amazing food" is hard to beat! We hope you come back again to enjoy meals on the terrace and take in the views! Alissa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with work colleagues for dinner. the service was excellent, and everything we ordered was very good!

1  Thank Kareen C
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kareen, Thank you for an outstanding review! Welcome back and soon! Alissa

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heaven's seating is open air and looks out over the hills of Kigali - beautiful at sunset! Menu has variety and food is well prepared. Service has been improving. In the evening, patrons are offered fleece blankets to wrap up in.

1  Thank Donna H
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donna, Thank you for frequenting Heaven and for noticing an improvement in our service - we have been working hard to exceed expectations! We look forward to seeing you again at Heaven... Best, Alissa

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great food and interesting people and music are always here. Especially liked the Friday early evening happy hour. House wine is fine - which is unusual for Rwanda.More

1  Thank LindyB69
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings Lindy, Ha ha! Expats, yes, and we host lots of visitors and business travelers as well! We are scheduling more and more live music on Friday nights to enhance our happy hour and I'm glad you enjoyed the house wine, it's a lovely label...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

The food was excellent! Delicious and well presented. We loved sitting outside on the deck under the lovely canopy. Having experienced typically slow service in other parts of Africa it was so nice to have much quicker service and nice little touches like hot towels...More

1  Thank brford
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear brford, Thank you for appreciating our food and quick service, and the special way our servers create a unique experience - hand towels, amuse bouche... we are thrilled you enjoyed the experience and hope to welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, Alissa

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Heaven is undoubtedly a beautiful restaurant and the menu is clever and intriguing. I had a lovely late afternoon drink there. The cocktail menu is really quite something but I opted for a lemon grass, ginger and mint tea with tangawizi on the side. Try...More

Thank pidort
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hello pidort, Thank you for enjoying a late afternoon tea on the terrace (the most beautiful time of day in my opinion)! I really like your description of our menu as "clever and intriguing" - that is a lovely way to encapture what our kitchen...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

The food is very good, and the location is great, nice out-door setting. Not cheap, but certainly one of the most pleasant restaurants in KigaliMore

Thank ChaletLaMar
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings ChaletLaMar, Thank you for enjoying our food and ambiance;,, We sometimes receive reviews that our prices are higher than other restaurants. I wanted to take this opportunity to share why. Heaven's menu pricing is based on the quality of ingredients we use and the...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Nice staff, nice menu, good food quality, best location for dinner / lunch in Kigali, Most recommended.

Thank BonnerBonn_Germany
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your outstanding review and hope to welcome you back soon! Alissa

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How do I book accommodation at the Hotel?
17 February 2016|
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Response from Crystal S | Reviewed this property |
+ Try calling them
Linnea B
Are you open for brunch on umuganda Saturdays?
26 November 2015|
Response from J_A_M_Kigali | Property representative |
Yes Heaven is open for brunch on umuganda Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm.
Sarah B
Can you accommodate gluten free?
21 August 2015|
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Response from J_A_M_Kigali | Property representative |
Yes Heaven can accommodate gluten free- they even have a new gluten free main course that is a vegetarian Green Plantain "Lasagna"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 60
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda (Formerly Heaven Restaurant and Bar)
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 788 486 581
  • E-mail
Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel is an American-owned, private, serene property opened in May of 2008 in the lovely neighborhood of Kiyovu. Started as a social enterprise to improve service levels in the hospitality sector and create employment, Heaven is consistently ranked one of the country's top restaurants with a spectacular ambience on a custom-built outdoor terrace overlooking the entire city. Heaven Boutique Hotel has 22 beautifully appointed hotel rooms with a salt water swimming pool, ensuite private bathrooms, local artwork, free wifi, unlimited coffee/tea/purified water, 24 hour security, just steps from downtown Kigali. In addition to 22 rooms currently in operation, a new luxury hotel expansion is underway just next door to Heaven Restaurant; in Summer 2017 Heaven will open a new wing with 11 luxury rooms all with peaked ceilings and private outdoor terraces, a gym, spa and swimming pool!