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Chez Lando

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French, African, International, Barbecue, Spanish
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Remera, Kigali Rwanda, Kigali B.P 1519 Kigali-Rwanda, Rwanda
252589804
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Description: Hotel Chez Lando offers two dining style choices: the Chez Lando barbecue...
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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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great simple meals for banting

Had rolled fish in spinach and loved it. The other time I had fish with mushroom and cheese. I like the different hot drinks offered from milk with herbs to tea with ginger.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kbblandi
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Accra, Ghana
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I moved to Kigali and stayed first at Chez Lando as I looked for permanent housing. The staff was professional, helpful and very friendly. The rooms were quite good for the money. The location for me was ideal because our offices were all within 10 minutes of CL. The food was consistent. The breakfast buffet was always lovely-- gorgeous tropical... More 

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Thank YesTheyDid
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had rolled fish in spinach and loved it. The other time I had fish with mushroom and cheese. I like the different hot drinks offered from milk with herbs to tea with ginger.

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Thank Kbblandi
Locust Grove, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely worth the visit time and time again. Great staff and food. We ate here many times on our trip and never had a bad experience or bad food.

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Thank Jason W
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Chez Lando is great restaurant for African food, waiters are very friendly here and you get a good service for your money. The problem here is connectivity, sometimes the internet is slow if it is available at all

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Thank Hirwa D
Nigeria
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Good menu and well-prepared food. Waiters may sometimes be overwhelmed by the high number of clients

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Thank KOYE O
Entebbe, null, Uganda
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

it is a nice place for a nice dinner night with a drink, however it needs some renovation as the building looks quit old.

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Thank Elias A
Aubonne, Switzerland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

You can definitely dissociate the hotel from the restaurant but in my opinion, the underlying values are the same: a level of quality that most discerning clients would accept - nothing more. I have read a few reviews here that are very negative, which surprises me immensely. The food is a mix of Rwandan and European with burgers to keep... More 

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Thank Eli D
usa
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Great place to get together, watch locals play pool, and have a nice meal. A melting pot of locals and muzungu. Safe and comfortable.

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Thank bobolouie
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I had a pepper steak and mashed potatoes. I was staying at the hotel and didn't want to bother with a taxi ride. The food was okay but not fantastic. The main restaurant near the traffic circle is much better and has a better selection of food and better atmosphere.

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Thank Zgodan N
Barneveld, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Have been going to this restaurant on and off for the past 10 years. Not much has changed, with the exception of an expanded 2nd floor terrace and enlarged bar area. Menu has remained pretty much the same. Quality of the food is average.

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Thank fandango57

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Remera, Kigali Rwanda, Kigali B.P 1519 Kigali-Rwanda, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: 252589804

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, African, International, Barbecue, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

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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