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Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 782 588 593
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and a wonderful setting

Drinks and service are excellent. The setting is wonderful and the outdoor seating area is peaceful with attentive staff. The asian dishes are well executed, but the dim sum could use some help. The steamed spicy chicken buns were dry. Rest of our food was good. I had the dry red chili cashew with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
The_Nomadic_Doctor
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Drinks and service are excellent. The setting is wonderful and the outdoor seating area is peaceful with attentive staff. The asian dishes are well executed, but the dim sum could use some help. The steamed spicy chicken buns were dry. Rest of our food was good. I had the dry red chili cashew with chicken, which was delicious. My friends... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Zen has lots of running water features and covered outdoor space. The food was delicious and the staff handled a large group very well.

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely, upscale restaurant with a wide variety of Asian offerings. It also has a really great bar with a nice view.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Maybe my experience was a fluke but i ordered pad Thai and a green papaya salad through HelloFood delivery and wasn't impressed. I actually thought that they may have confused my order because the pad thai did not resemble any pad thai I'd ever eaten previously. Strange greasy limp noodles in a tasteless sauce with too many limp vegetables (zucchini)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This restaurant has good ambience but average food. I liked the view of the sitting arrangement and the place

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Entebbe, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I visited Zen during short trip to Kigali in May. Went for a dinner with a friend. Welcome was professional and waitress serving our table was helpful and knowledgeable in providing suggestions to dishes on menu. Variety of listed dishes was good and our food was tasty. However, I have to mention this incident: some 10 min into our sitting... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A friend of ours raved about this restaurant and took us along to see for ourselves. She was quite right. The food quality and choice is very impressive and they use some of their home grown herbs. It serves food from all over Asia and the chili chicken I had was as good as anywhere I have been. The environment... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A group of us went here for lunch and the food was just BRILLIANT! We ordered an assortment of things, sushi was fresh, dim sum was great, and the green thai curry was by far the best green thai curry I have ever eaten anywhere in the world! It tasted so fresh - I think it was the cilantro/corriender in... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you are craving for Asian cuisine while in Rwanda, Zen is undoubtedly the best. This is further boosted by the very warm welcoming atmosphere provided by its management, its staff even including its Master Chefs!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lovely Chinese restaurant with friendly staff and good service. We had the sizzling beef and chicken which was delicious. It would suit business or pleasure trips and families

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Additional Information about Zen

Address: Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone Number: +250 782 588 593
Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 782 588 593

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?