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KG 9 Avenue | Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 782 588 593
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Goma, DRC
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried their spicy salmon rolls (actually on the menu it's tuna rolls but they were sweet to switch with salmon!) and prawn sushi. All was very well prepared and presented. The service was fast and the staff was pleasant. The merlot rose wine was of good quality and well chilled. I think the price was reasonable for finding sushi... More 

Thank Banu_Altunbas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place twice both for dinner and simply what I like is the variety of fresh succulent Oriental dishes and also the absolutely fast turnaround on the dishes and also the warm ambience accentuated by the warm woody furniture and tall African thatched roof.. I love the riceballs bitings on the house and the dipping sauces were to die... More 

Thank James K
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113 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you want a real Asian Fusion in Kigali's neighborhood of Nyarutarama, this is your spot. It is fabulous. We had a vegetable dish, a meat dish, rice, and Pad Thai. We could have skipped the pad thai, not because it was anything but tasty, but because the servings were rather large and it was more food than we three... More 

Thank Jill H
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Went for a late dinner and we were the only ones in the restaurant...not a great sign. The old Zen was always fresh and wonderful, this time it really wasn't. Ordered chicken money bags--a little dry and tasteless.Ordered sushi which was not good at all and a waste of money. The veggie items weren't as bad. We asked for a... More 

Thank Julie V
Kigali, Rwanda
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I took my friend to this place one evening Tuesday and they have fulfilled my request and desired. We went for a soft drink and the atmosphere is really good at this place and the staff are quick.

Thank Elevate Hotel S
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Two visits made here. They really tried hard to fulfill my vegan requirements. I told them exactly what liked. The staff listened attentively and worked with the kitchen to make something that suited me. They were busy and still did this. Fresh and pleasing food.

Thank Letchy
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to Zen several times, always in a large group. The food, services, and prices are not to be beat. I have never been disappointed. Zen moved since I was there in 2016, and the new location is beautiful, large, and open aired, similar to the prior location. The food is still delicious. Best Pan Asian food in... More 

Thank photosinpink
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

After a long days business, we decided to treat ourselves to a chill evening out. This is about as chill as it gets with high and airy out door eating under a canopy of beautifully constructed wicker roofing. The food and service is excellent if a little pricey, so take plenty of Franks!!

Thank Andy S
Kigali, Rwanda
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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Ok place for mainstream Asian food. Really good tempura and spring rolls. Have not tried the sushi/sashimi, but only cooked food. Would go back.

Thank Pascal C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Walked here from hotel (flame tree village). Safe to walk but watch for missing pieces of the sidewalk and drop-offs ! Great menu, I had fish, husband had a curry. both excellent. Not cheap, around $40 for appetizer/soup, 2 main dishes, one beer, one (very large) glass of wine. Other diners were English-speaking as well, but still a locally owned,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Japanese, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KG 9 Avenue | Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 782 588 593

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