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Zen

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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Oohh i like Zen

I"ve eated @ zen many time! It feel like i am home now! Very nice food, quite and good location! Helpeful waiters.. i am still going there and it never change, and recommande it to every one☺

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I heard so much good things about this place.. So I decided to try and went with friends. All I can say is that they have excellent food , attentive staff and very exciting Menu. Definitely we will come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

By checking this place online made me super interested on visiting. Besides the cozy ambiance and the food that they are serving looks so good. And the most important part is the crew of this restaurant from the Manager who looks so professional and knows how to take care of the customer. The Chef who is so creative about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I"ve eated @ zen many time! It feel like i am home now! Very nice food, quite and good location! Helpeful waiters.. i am still going there and it never change, and recommande it to every one☺

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Loved this. Open air, under pavillion. Beautiful setting and excellent food. Had the egg rolls, shrimp with noodles, chicken, chicken satay. Lovely service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good restaurant with lots of menu choices in Chinese, Japanese and Thai. We had the mongolian beef, zen noodles with chicken and shanghai rice. All were tasty. Mongolian Beef was the best of the 3. Smaller portion size for Rwanda standards. Nice relaxing atmosphere. Thatch type roof with open walls. Staff was friendly and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice ambience, ok service and pretty fair menu selection. Priced ok. Heard that many people have been sick from the sushi so always stick to the cooked dishes. Loved the golden tilapia and dry red chilli chicken with cashew nut.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had a great dinner with a friend. Staff extremly friendly. The assortment of dim sum is great. Location is is very tranquil and sets the mood perfectly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a group dinner: food was OK - dumplings were fine, Mongolian beef - great, Thai curries so-so. The wine list seems to be undergoing transition: the one in the menu is apparently now invalid, so the waiter provided a printed sheet (much more expensive for similar quality bottles), but even trying to order from that was complicated as they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?