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Kiyovu Neighborhood, Kigali on the rooftop of the hotel, Rwanda
733 517 517
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  • 6
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  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best cuisine in Kigali

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant for dinner having already tried Heaven, Kahana and another bunch which were not that amazing. We headed out to The Bistro initially just for a drink and would see how things would evolve. We were nicely surprised by the view and the atmosphere no too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Raymon2683
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Kigali Province, Rwanda
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Zagreb, Croatia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Modern looking, nice decoration, classier than most if you're into that, on top of the Urban Hotel with elevator access. I was there a few times for dinner during my three week stay in Kigali and I have to say this is the best place in Kigali and so far the whole of Rwanda I've been in. Not only is... More 

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

The food is really great. I like most the baby back ribs/riblets, steak with red wine sauce sizzlers and crispy chicken. These are the must try in this place! The food is super tasty. The staffs are very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant manager really knows she's doing. Also, the chef is amazing and he will take time to visit... More 

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Toulouse, France
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Just a few words : Go eat there! Food is amazing! Super tasty, especially the sizzlers and the vegetables are crunchy. Just loved it! Gourmet cuisine, the Merlot was great and the setting is adding to the value of the place. Super nice! Great service, totally affordable, everything positive. Just go there!! The chef is amazing!! Will definitely go back.

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Kigali Province, Rwanda
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant for dinner having already tried Heaven, Kahana and another bunch which were not that amazing. We headed out to The Bistro initially just for a drink and would see how things would evolve. We were nicely surprised by the view and the atmosphere no too posh as someone would think but... More 

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The_Bistro_Kigali, Manager at Le Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing to dine at Le Bistro and commending our services on TripAdvisor. At our restaurant, our objective is to become the best in Kigali and we are pleased to know that we were able to achieve it in your case. Our associates strive to extend a unique experience to all our guests and we are... More 

delta, BC
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This restaurant has a great view of the sparkling city lights since it is up on the third floor on an open covered terrace. The food was good, the service very attentive and the beer was cold. This is a good place for a quiet meal since it feels like you are far away from the bustling city noise.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have to say the four-star reviews are confusing to me, as is the 26th-pace rating. After living in Kigali for three months, and trying most of the restaurants in the top 25, my wife and I still find Le Bistro our favorite dining experience. The top-floor bar is very modern and hip, with sofa and table seating, a spectacular... More 

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Located on the top of the hotel, le Bistro is a very nice restaurant/bar with a very nice view of a part of Kigali. They have a nice choice of wine and beer, it is a bit pricey but you are paying the view and the quietness of the place. Le Bistro has just opened a new space one floor... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is on the roof on the Urban Boutique Hotel where I stay on my visits to Kigali. The sizzling dishes are very nice. the rice is not fluffy but more stuck together but tasty. Put together the view and the food and it is a nice place for a meal during the day or night

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Kigali, Rwanda
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Yes, I do return to this restaurant, but every time something disappoints. This time I ordered a filet mignon and they bring out a flat steak. I tell the waiter that this isn't a filet mignon and I am told that it looks flat, because they use local beef. That was flat out lie as the beef is the best... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is my favourite restaurant in Kigali for two reasons - they make the best mojitos in town and they're the only place I've found here that have excellent bbq baby back ribs. Everything I've sampled on the menu was great except the rare steak. The ambiance is great - excellent view, and comfy couches alongside standard tables. It's the... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kiyovu Neighborhood, Kigali on the rooftop of the hotel, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: 733 517 517

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