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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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  • 69
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
bdlema
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A colleague and I had narrowed our selection of restaurants based on TA reviews, and when asking the concierge where they were, he unhesitatingly selected Republika off the list. We were staying at the Serena and he gave us walking directions - which put us at New Cactus! Determined to get to Republika, we asked for directions several times along... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Fantastic local dishes and good cold beers are the order of the day here. Definitely aimed at the expat set so perhaps the local gourmands would object to the raving about the food but the goat (grilled) is particularly good!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We tried Republika based on TripAdvisor reviews and are glad we did. The ambience is local/casual: all dark wood and thatched roof on the terrace. There is no view to speak of, but lovely wooded grounds in a quiet neighborhood. We got there early so had our pick of seats without a reservation, although we did see a couple of... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Anytime the owner of a restaurant sincerely welcomes you and then checks in about the quality of your experience, you know that the attention benefits the diner. I brought a group and we all left raving about the experience. The staff were attentive and gracious. We had a wide array of dishes to share and all were well done. Also... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great décor and style, makes you feel very welcome and cozy. Great place to come with a few friends if you pre book for dinner. Was recommended the family style meal by the owner if you more than three people and since that day I have never ordered anything else for myself or any guests ive brought. The family style... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This restaurant has great food, a fantastic location with view on the city, and a cosy atmosphere. Nice decoration and good background music

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