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Republika Lounge

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Kiyovu, off Avenue dwes Grands Lacs, Kigali, Rwanda
788303030
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A+ as a bar, C+ as a restaurant

This is my favorite bar in Kigali. The Afro-chic decor is fantastic and the comfy couches are a rare option in the city. The free and delicious bruschetta is a nice touch but when it comes to food, that's where the goodness starts and ends. For vegetarians, anyway. The only veg option on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Ashley M
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Kigali, Rwanda
Good for:
  • Romance
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We had Republika recommended to us from some colleagues. It is decent food and atmosphere but nothing special. Like other restaurants in the Kiyovu neighbourhood it is somewhat overpriced and catering clearly to tourists or the business crowd. It is okay, but I've never been back for a reason.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is my favorite bar in Kigali. The Afro-chic decor is fantastic and the comfy couches are a rare option in the city. The free and delicious bruschetta is a nice touch but when it comes to food, that's where the goodness starts and ends. For vegetarians, anyway. The only veg option on the menu is a mushy and very... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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144 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I went with 3 other people and we all left very satisfied. The food is outstanding and plentiful. The waiters and waitresses attentive and smiling. The view from the outside seating across Kigali is wonderful. Can't praise this place enough Want African food? Do not look any further. Even an African souvenir shop downstairs

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Manila, Philippines
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Mostly African food but really nice. The place also has good ambiance. You have to make reservations before you go, i think this is usually full.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Republika is the best restaurent in Kigali where you can get what you want either Drinks,food easily because they have custormer care which is perfect

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This place is unique and awesome,good food and a unique ambience I'm usually there every week and The service is always good even when it's crowded,enjoy the mizuzu or the other local specialities,I also like how there's always a mix of locals and foreigners,highly recommended!

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

i really enjoyed the meal especially the brochette, very delicious and tasty. I had my meal before i finish my first drink, this is excellent and really enjoyed the world class customer service. Octave is the guy who served us, and was very charming and always ready to make sure we were completely satisfied. I will definitely come back and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We popped into Republika on a slightly grey late afternoon and found ourselves warmed and cheered up by the friendly accommodating staff, brightly painted pillars and delicious brochettes. We arrived just as they opened and stayed until they closed, drinking and chatting, staff were unintrusive yet attentive. Thoroughly enjoyable evening, would definitely go back again.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Having read previous reviews of Republika my girlfriend and I thought we would give it a go after a long day of seeing the sights. I'm glad we did. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the menu is a solid mix of African and European cuisine. The burgers and brochettes were excellent. If you are looking for a... More 

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Bodrum, Turkey
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

As guests of Kigali residents we were lucky enough to find Republika ....not easy to locate, lovely place, real atmosphere and the food was delicious. Sadly we won't have time to go again and I so wanted a burger, they looked delicious. My honey mustard chicken was good and wine reasonable. Shame they allow smoking on the dining terrace, it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kiyovu, off Avenue dwes Grands Lacs, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: 788303030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?