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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 #4 of 71 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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81% Recommend
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English first
Manchester, UK
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Attractive setting in a wooded garden, Very good food, friendly service, interesting building overlooking Kigali, and the owners' book to buy, take away and learn more about a fascinating country.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I finally make it to Heaven only to arrive right behind the entire Altabara FC - I had immediate concerns about service time but will say that it was not an issue. Enjoyed one of the specials, a Sweet Potato Gnocchi; it was quite good and a sizable portion. View was nice, but far from the best in Kigali.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I travel throughout Africa, and every time I come to Heaven I'm delighted to find it's even better than I remember. The food is the very best, as for the service - it's like being served by your Rwandan relatives and friends. The manager's a great guy from New York; there's a beautiful little bar (recently renovated), and I was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I come to Kigali for work often and Heaven is our favorite place to retreat to when we just need to feel like ourselves again. The staff is SUPER sweet and the new chef is fantastic! Such a great place to get some drinks, some good food, and relaxxxxx!

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Vienna, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our family recently spend five nights at Heaven B&B and had multiple opportunities to sample a variety of food at both the Heaven restaurant as well as several of the other well-rated restaurants in Kigali. I'm pretty sure that all of the previous 1-star revews must have been from folks who have not enjoyed a meal or drink here recently.... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Good service from staff,plus Menu quite good and a nice and relaxing Restaurant.Didn't have long before i was greeted by very enthusiastic staff waiting on my needs and the friendliness they displayed.Also was issued with nice warm hand towels to clean my hands before the meals arrived.Very satisfied with the quality of meal delivered to me.Would definately eat at this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food was high quality with plenty of choice and appeared to suite everyone in our mixed group of 2 singles, 1 couple and 2 families with their 5 offspring ranging from 7 to 17. This meant that everybody could order what they wanted whether it be Haute-cuisine or hamburger and chips. We were the only people eating there so... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

i love eating at this restaurant every time am in kigali. the last time i was here,i was with a group of about 20 people and another group that arrived earlier took our resevasions by mistake. the owner/manager was so kind and found somewhere nice for us to sit and appereciate art as we waited with free snacks and drinks.... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful food. Mint and green pea soup was very tasty as was the steak main. Lots to choose from and all very nice. Deserts were great too. Service was great. Close to central city. Hope we can make it back there before we leave Kigali

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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