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Kiyovu, off Avenue dwes Grands Lacs, Kigali, Rwanda
788303030
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere. Good service. Okay food

Republika is one of the best-known restaurants in Kigali among expats. Situated in the centre of the city this establishment has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and spectacular views of the city. The staff are friendly and there is a nice selection of food to choose from. Like most restaurants in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I found place what was no easy. But it's closed under reconstruction. Trip advisor should have done information regarding that.. I spent some time driving to that place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Republika is one of the best-known restaurants in Kigali among expats. Situated in the centre of the city this establishment has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and spectacular views of the city. The staff are friendly and there is a nice selection of food to choose from. Like most restaurants in Kigali, you'll have to wait around an hour between ordering... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Kiyovu, off Avenue dwes Grands Lacs, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone Number: 788303030
Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: African, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: African, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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Kigali, Rwanda
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