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Remera, Kigali Rwanda, Kigali B.P 1519 Kigali-Rwanda, Rwanda
252589804
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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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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
Most recent review
Took care of me in foreign place

I'll admit that local cuisine in Kigali was not my cup of tea then I discovered chez lando across my hotel. Buffet was disappointing but the brochettes!!! Damn am watering just thinking of them. Washed down with a cold mutzig beer. Heavenly. That was long ago. Kigali has moved places. But good... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
Tumusiime K
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I'll admit that local cuisine in Kigali was not my cup of tea then I discovered chez lando across my hotel. Buffet was disappointing but the brochettes!!! Damn am watering just thinking of them. Washed down with a cold mutzig beer. Heavenly. That was long ago. Kigali has moved places. But good memories there

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Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I don't like Chez Lando. While I could pick a bone with their exorbitant prices and bland food, for me this would be an acceptable tradeoff for its exceptional location and thoughtful decor. What is not an acceptable tradeoff is the terrible, rude and unprofessional service of the staff, who have made me feel every single time that I have... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nice small hotel. Just a few minutes from Kigali International and 10 minutes from downtown. Nice rooms, welcoming stuff, great food. You can play a game of pool in the evening. Historical. Not cheap. You can organise tours and pickup at the front gate to all the 3 national parks- Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Akagera National... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

A very popular place in Kigali, gets crowded around 6-7 but still has a nice calm atmosphere. Kind of like a get away spot during the day! My favorite meal was to just order one plate of chapati with the curry sauce. Sometimes orders would be a little bit wrong, but the manager is great! It's a nice place to... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Good place for a bigger group, food was good and simple and the service (and self service) relaxed and quick.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Have been to this place a number of times different times of the day. Service was very slow, got orders wrong and the bills were often wrong. The place has potentials but need a very good manager to ensure good service

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Trendy so can be difficult to get a good table outside, and service is about the slowest I have experienced in Kigali (that is an achievement!). Food was fair, prices fair, selection fair.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Hotel Chez Lando restaurant is reasonable option. It has nice food at good price. But the serving is very s...l....o...w. Also, service is not good at all. If you want just a good food, I recommend to go there.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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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: African, Barbecue, Spanish, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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