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Chez Lando

Remera, Kigali Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
252582050
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Ranked #36 of 68 restaurants in Kigali
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: African, Barbecue, Spanish, Continental
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Hotel Chez Lando offers two dining style choices: the Chez Lando barbecue grill or La Fringale French restaurant. African specialty dishes are available with a 1 day advance notice.La Fringale RestaurantLa Fringale is an alternative to the spiced up food and conversation of the grill. It offers more formal dining for couples or business groups that need privacy.On the menu are a variety of old La Fringale favorites such as pepper steak,chicken cordon bleu, peanut sauce chicken steamed in banana leaves, four seasons pizza, Rwandan vegetarian plate and even club sandwiches for a light fare. The wine list includes a good selection of South African and French wines. Desserts feature local fruit sorbets, pineapple sauce crepes and ice creamChez Lando GrillThe Chez Lando barbecue meeting place is a must for anyone living in Rwanda, or just visiting. We offer delicious Rwandan specialties such as goat brochettes, herb-stuffed tilapia fish or Chez Lando grilled chicken. Whether you choose to sit in the private bungalow-style dining areas or to be a part of the scene in the open-air patio, Chez Lando barbecue offers a unique experience in an atmosphere of friendliness and fun.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Living in Kigali as an American we have come to know this restaurant as serving good food at a fair price. Their food is dependable and a pleasant mix of African food and western fare. Parking is easy and the staff is kind and friendly (although service is very slow and with a group of more than 5-6 meals can... More

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Byiringiro P, customer care at Chez Lando, responded to this review

Dear, Thanks for your nice review, it's a pleasure & an encouragement for all our team, we will keep on improving our restaurant & Bar services and your remark is also well noted. You're always welcome at Chez Lando, Customer care department More

Italia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

It is a big resturant with a nice atmosphere. Both locals and foreiners eat here. There is a large choice of food at reasonable price. The quality is okay without any surprise. Service is fast enought. The placet is clean and staff nice.

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Errol, Tayside
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

While on holiday dropped in here on a number of occasions at different times of the day and night. Found the staff very welcoming. service fantastic, didn't find it that slow but I wasn't in a hurry, is anyone in Rwanda!. The place has a real buzz with a mix of Rwandans, Expats and tourists . Good menu and tasty... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

This is always my stop on the way to catch a plane when traveling through Kigali! It is conveniently located just less than 8 minutes away from the airport. Their menu is diverse with a variety of dishes including pizzas, pastas, muchomo (charcoal roasted meets and local foods.I always enjoy their fresh-well flavored skewed meat kebabs & fried bananas in... More

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Byiringiro P, Customer Care at Chez Lando, responded to this review

Dear, It's a pleasure for us to see your encouraging review,we hope to continue to offer you a decent service with quality in a friendly environment. You are always welcome at Chez Lando. Byiringiro U. Patrick Customer care department More

Oskaloosa, Iowa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Chez Lando has been the one constant in six trips to Rwanda, and it has always been the locals who have suggested dinner at Chez Lando. It is not the place to eat American, but the brochette and the fish have always been outstanding. The environment and atmosphere are typical Rwanda, the service is friendly and the food good.

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Byiringiro P, Customer Care at Chez Lando, responded to this review

Dear, Thanks for your interesting review,we will continue to ensure that best services are offered to our customers and that in a warm and friendly environment. Welcome again at Chez Lando Byiringiro U. Patrick Customer Care Department More

Kigali, Rwanda
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

home away from home, the enviroment is perfect, location is good and has the right ambience. the service is fantastic, the staff is friendly, and the rooms are spacious

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This place has consistently been one of the worst dining experiences in Rwanda. The wait is laborious and the food is remarkably uninteresting. Many people go because of the fish. But, if I am going to wait hours for a meal, it ought to be unique.

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Byiringiro P, customer care at Chez Lando, responded to this review

Dear, we are really concerned by the lack of good service you experienced while dinning to our restaurant and we really apologize for that,we're improving our services and adding new specialties to our menu like the recent Spanish food specialty. It will be a pleasure to receive you again at Chez Lando. Byiringiro U. Patrick Customer care department More

Larnaka, Cyprus
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Everything about this place is average from the decor to the service and especially the food. There are better places around

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Byiringiro P, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Lando, responded to this review

Dear sir,thanks for your review on our tripadvisor page,it's always a pleasure to hear from our customers,we are still improving our services,our restaurant specialities as now we've added a spanish speciality on our menu and our premises;we hope to serve you better in coming days and to meet the requirements of our esteemed customers. You are always welcome at Chez... More

Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Excellent quality restaurant for its mid-level prices. I've stayed at the hotel of which this is a part on a five-day visit to Kigali and have eaten frequently at the restaurant in the evening, I've been delighted to see that the terrace and restaurant are popular with Rwandans rather than being another up-scale place frequented only by expats. The terrace... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I was told that this place serves the best steak in Kigali. The steak was good, but too much sauce. The brochette are ok, some pieces were tender and others tough. They also mixed up the order. The venue is an open courtyard with low quality tables and chairs. The service should be better with the amount of servers running... More

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