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Kigali, Rwanda
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 14
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Newer location

My first time at Papyrus was at their first location and loved it. The new location is beautiful and well done. restaurant downstairs and a hopping good looking bar upstairs. Even a club in the basement. Big and open air. Great for Friday and Saturday nights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2013
Shellyrwanda
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Kigali, Rwanda
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Kigali, Rwanda
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

My first time at Papyrus was at their first location and loved it. The new location is beautiful and well done. restaurant downstairs and a hopping good looking bar upstairs. Even a club in the basement. Big and open air. Great for Friday and Saturday nights.

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Kigali, Rwanda
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Papyrus has an extraordinary setting with large open windows (in fact nothing much in the walls at all) giving excellent views over the city, although when the wind blows it can get a bit chilly up there. The menu is long and it is usually better to stick to the more common items which the cooks do well and often... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This place haas been a hotspot for a while and rightly so. The layout and atmospere is good and they have a great selection of drinks. Prices are pretty good. The view over the valley is great and the service is very good. They seem to stay open until the last person leaves.

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Kigali
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The setting and decor are pretty impressive. Multiple levels, lots of thought went into the design and decor. The huge loungey chairs are nice. It's packed at night, with more of a nightclub crowd. All of that is great. But food and service? Incredibly hit or miss. Actually, scratch that. Service is pretty much always a miss. Servers who have... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The setting is truly beautiful; two spacious open floors of with stylish, rough hewn wooden tables and chairs and an amazing view of Kigali. The menu is extensive, with many Italian, and not so Italian, options. Most of us ended up having a simple grilled fish, which was good. Our colleagues who eat here often swear by the pizza and... More 

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Hard to find as books/maps all have old location (new one is just past Africa bite). Amazing view and outdoor location. One of the coolest bars I have EVER been too. Pricey food and not the greatest but the views of Kigali are amazing and lots of great drinks. Sunset over Mount kigali and the city lights are spectacular. Went... More 

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Ramallah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Papyrus was closed and reopened few months ago in a new location not far from the old one. The new place is huge and has a fantastic view. The upper floor is a bar which is busier than the restaurant. papyrus has a large number of expat customers. I tried the Pizza and it is good. I have been there... More 

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Kigali
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Having several teethin problems like confused staff and shortage of water etc - BUT - pizzas are great and athmosphere is terrific, specially weekends. Its a cool place with best views in Kigali, a rooftop terreace and a lively dico. The place to be in Kigali. Hint; Order your next drink in good time before the one you are sipping... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I am actually really impressed w/ Papyrus' new building. It's huge, nicely furnished, welcoming, and set up really well to cater to people out for a fun night. As a night spot, I would rate it highly. The service is good. The drinks are a bit pricey though. And they don't have waragi!!?!?!?!? Wtf??? That' a bit annoying (since you... More 

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Kigali
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Good crowed, fantastic lasagne, bar, restaurant, coffee shop with good music. Price average to expensive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Indian, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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