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Heaven Restaurant and Inn

No. 7, Street 29 | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda (Formerly Heaven Restaurant and Bar)
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Ranked #6 of 72 restaurants in Kigali
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Heaven Restaurant & Inn 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.
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80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Before returning to Rwanda for a second time I read the book "A Thousand Hills to Heaven; Love, Hope and Restaurant in Rwanda" and I knew that I also had to return to Heaven. I managed to find time to get to the restaurant twice while I was there, with different people, and we were all delighted with the food,... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What a great restaurant. It bills itself as having the best guacamole in Kigali, and not only do I agree with that assessment, but I would go one step further and say it has the best guacamole I have ever tasted, and believe me when I say I have had a lot of guacamole in my life! The service is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our Canadian group attended Heaven on different nights and we're never disappointed. Everything in Rwanda takes time. Those expecting quick food in another review would have been disappointed I'm sure ,but the experience at heaven is meant to be leisurely. The food menu changes often and offers unique fresh ingredients and dishes. The wait staff work very hard to offer... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Maybe we hit it on a good night, but Heaven was heaven for our party of six! We loved the feeling of being above the city. The service was excellent - better than most restaurants in the US. The owners stopped by our table, introduced their new book, and were very gracious to all in our party. We felt like... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My friend recommended to try heaven at night for the nice view and excellent food, well she was right , we were welcomed by a nice gentleman at the gate then escorted to our table, the smile on everybody faces can only make you feel at home and comfortable. The food didn't take long to arrive and it was delicious.... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our Canadian group was staying in Kigali and a local friend recommended Heaven. When we arrived I was so impressed by the setting and I looked forward to a wonderful meal: NOT! Some of our group received their entrees fairly soon and some of waited well over an hour for food some of which was tasty and some that was... More

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Heaven_Restaurant, Manager at Heaven Restaurant and Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations and hope you will have the chance to visit us again during your stay. We appreciate your candid feedback, as we strive to improve and invest heavily in training for our staff. If you do come in again, please introduce yourself and we'll be happy to... More

15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I loved this place. Visited here with one of my best friends ever and we had a wonderful evening and great food. I still can recall every minute of that visit sitting in the lovely warm evening and the lovely views ... oh and the great Rwandan beer :-) I hope one day to return.

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Paris, France
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129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nice place and the music is really good but unfortunatly too loud, much too loud. Seems nowadays musicians only rely on loudspakers... Food is good but room for improvement. Service friendly but a bit slow.

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McHenry, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The view is to die for. Interesting menu to suit all tastes. The waiters are mostly orphans and all of them have a fascinating story to tell. Must visit in Kigali!

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Beautiful location. Interesting menu with lots of winners (and an occasional misstep). Eggplant parm and filet are excellent. Service is generally attentive.

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