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Republika Lounge

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Kiyovu, off Avenue dwes Grands Lacs | Kimihurura, next to Papyrus, Kigali, Rwanda
788303030
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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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
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Roll up to Republika, along a quiet suburban street, and you have no idea what you're about to find. In a little collection of eatery/drinkeries, Republika is the cool friend. It buzzes - with atmosphere, anticipation and friendliness. Something on the menu doesn't quite suit you? It'll be changed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
IanDStephens
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Mwanza
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Mwanza
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Roll up to Republika, along a quiet suburban street, and you have no idea what you're about to find. In a little collection of eatery/drinkeries, Republika is the cool friend. It buzzes - with atmosphere, anticipation and friendliness. Something on the menu doesn't quite suit you? It'll be changed. Fancy a different table? No problem. You want to go back.... More 

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Thank IanDStephens
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. For a North American, it was a great introduction to East African food. They also had live entertainment (Saturday night).

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Thank Craig-in-TO
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Address on Facebook page is out of date - ask them for directions! Food and service really good - well worth the effort to get there.

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Thank B999
Nairobi
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Great food,Good ambiance,Fantastic service....if you want to have a meal there,please reserve in advance as it seemed pretty popular and I could see people waiting for tables....Definitely recommended when you visit Kigali.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The meat is of high quality. If you visit Republika, you definitely must have a steak plate. Served with potatoes of your choice or steamed vegetable.

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Thank Red F
Erlangen, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

A well organised restaurant, that was almost full even on a Tuesday, food was good and drinks a bit expensive, but hey that is Kigali

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited the new location of Republika, I must say they have done a great job with what is already finished. They are still completing the upstairs part. You will never be disappointed with the food and the ambience. Solange the host always makes sure everything is to your satisfaction which ensures good service. If you are a visitor... More 

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Cambridge England
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215 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my meal here, spicy sausage followed by superb coconut fish curry with vegetables and plantain. Good service and surroundings, bit pricey for Rwanda (given that the owners intention was to provide good Rwandan food at reasonable prices, but a victim of its own success I think) with fruit juice and coffee but no desert about 22,000 francs plus... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Republika serves bar-b-q and superb Zambian food. I highly recommend the sambaza, mizuzu (sweet fried plantains) and the curry coconut fish. We enjoyed everything we tried and our only regret was that we hadn't discovered the place sooner. The atmosphere is lively but not a loud bar scene and the service is excellent. I recommend making reservations.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

good to take friends for drinks and local food. nice decor friendly staff, but the food takes a while be prepared!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kiyovu, off Avenue dwes Grands Lacs | Kimihurura, next to Papyrus, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: 788303030

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children

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Kigali, Rwanda
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?