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Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel

29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 486 581
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (67 reviews)
“guacamole” (36 reviews)
“fish tacos” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel
1. Favorite Hotel And Restaurant
"After 2 days in Heaven, I keep finding delightful new surprises."
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2. Read the Book - Then Go!
"we read "A Thousand Hills to Heaven". We wanted to visit Heaven "
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3. Catered to Dietary Preferences
"they easily catered to my dietary restrictions (vegan) "
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1 - 10 of 857 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Loveeeeeee this place, I've sent so many friends traveling to Rwanda to this hotel. The people who run Heaven feel like distant relatives. After a couple weeks, we didn't part as guests, we parted as kin. I'm a seasoned traveler coming from Cambridge, Massachusetts --...More

1  Thank Alexandra S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Prior to our trip to Rwanda and Africa we read "A Thousand Hills to Heaven". We wanted to visit Heaven restaurant and we weren't disappointed! The atmosphere is charming, service is excellent, and the meal wonderful! Having read the book made our dining experience so...More

1  Thank Relyeas3
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

We are so glad to hear that you loved your meal and service at Heaven and that it lived up to the book's reputation! Please come back and see us and do tell your friends about Heaven Boutique Hotel and The Retreat - Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We read all of the fantastic reviews and though the food would be fantastic. To be honest, it was a bit of a let down and incredibly expensive. We came here for lunch and the restaurant was relatively empty. My main course was Creole spiced...More

Thank kbr88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed at Heaven Hotel early in our trip and returned for dinner our last night in Kigali. The service by our waiter Innocent was incredible. Very kind and polite. Attentive, he offered me a blanket when it became cold. This food was amazing!! The...More

1  Thank mandyandian
Heaven_Boutiqu_Hotel, Marketing Coordinator at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mandyandian, Thank you so much for lovely review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner her. We will let Innocent know that you appreciated his service and kindness. We hope to welcome you again. Sincerely yours, Anny Marketing Coordinator

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before we left for Kigali, we read about Heaven. After reading the reviews about this restaurant, we can honestly say that our experience was even better than what we could have imagined. The atmosphere was perfect - it was outdoor seating with views of the...More

1  Thank rjmax11
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad that we exceeded expectations and that our superstar Emmy was great! We look forward to seeing you again before your departure. Warm wishes, Alissa

Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended Heaven Restaurant to us and it did not disappoint. Very scenic, open air setting with an extremely friendly and attentive wait staff. Emmy was our waiter and he was fantastic! He went above and beyond to ensure our experience was amazing. He...More

1  Thank Hector U
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm happy that you enjoyed the food Hector and the staff and Emmy! We'll pass on your kind words. Best wishes, Alissa

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must if travelling through Kigali. Loved it so much went back a second time. Fish tacos are really good. Curry chicken and burger also excellent. Cold brew coffee was a delightful surprise. Service was the best both times and the deck and...More

1  Thank brisan81
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love our repeat visitors so thanks so much for coming back in a second time and enjoying our cold brewed coffee and fish tacos. We will let Innocent and Emile know that you appreciated their service and smiles. Warm wishes, Alissa

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sad! This was my most anticipated moment, I waited my whole life to be here, every waking moment of every day was spent dreaming of my very own, if you will, "taste of Heaven." When I arrived, I was sad to discover that there had...More

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Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi - I'm sorry that you didn't find Heaven to live up to your expectations - please let us know before you come in next time and we'll aim to make it a world-class experience. Best wishes, Alissa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first day in Kigali friends invited us to the Sunday brunch in Heaven. The locations amazing, the stuff very knowagable and friendly and the food was really nice. We especially enjoyed the Mount Kigali- we fell in love with this cocktail. We have...More

1  Thank fb1990
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming in to enjoy Sunday Brunch and the Mount Kigali! Looking forward to your return. Best wishes, Alissa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One doesn't think of coming to Kigali for the food. But that would be a mistake. Heaven is as good an experience as its name - the food was great (we got the perch and the fish tacos), the setting is lovely and the service...More

3  Thank bostonfreqflyer
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm very happy that you enjoyed the perch and the fish tacos and had the chance to tour our hotel! Looking forward to welcoming you back! Warm wishes, Alissa

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Umutoni I
26 September 2017|
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Response from RichardTanChaiBoon | Reviewed this property |
To add on my my earlier reply, you may want to see my main review which has a photo on a partial menu showing the price of a few of the dishes.
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396RosemaryW
17 February 2016|
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Response from Heaven_Restaurant | Property representative |
Absolutely the best way - which would enable us to upgrade you - would be to book directly with us! Shoot us an inquiry on our website - heavenrwanda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 60
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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
Description
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 heated swimming pool, an open air state-of-the-art gym, 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, our 11 room new luxury hotel called The Retreat is now open! The Retreat is a new property with 11 luxury rooms all with peaked ceilings and private outdoor terraces, a gym, spa and swimming pool!
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