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avenue de la paix, Kigali, Rwanda
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Budget Option in Kigali

I ended up eating here several nights after having tried the buffet in the UTC building which was ok, but Karibu was much better. Most importantly, the buffet always includes chunks of beef cooked in a nice sauce and you can take as much as you want. I needed a protein fix so this fit the bill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Kilsyth
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I go here regularly when in Kigali and its always excellent food and great value. Authentic Rwandan food, very healthy

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I ended up eating here several nights after having tried the buffet in the UTC building which was ok, but Karibu was much better. Most importantly, the buffet always includes chunks of beef cooked in a nice sauce and you can take as much as you want. I needed a protein fix so this fit the bill. Most of the... More 

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Meulebeke, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I only visited this place for the buffet, which is nicely presented, fresh, very tasty and for a reasonable price. The service is okay, polite and always ready to answer to your questions/orders. Nice atmosphere, definitely outside. If you're in the neighborhood, it's worth the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you are looking for a down-to-earth, cheap and relaxed place to have local food and a beer, this is it. Plenty of space under trees, basic plastic chairs, local youth and an odd resident expat. We had buffet dinner for something like 3 USD and it was as good as local food elsewhere.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nothing so special, Except of the buttermilk. Never visit this place with great expectations. Chez Robo is better place. Went for excellent African food taste, missing africa, missing the taste in there. Staff wasnt so freindly or co-operative. Waiting period with limited people in restaurant too high during weekday.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you are looking to stuff your face with excellent original african food and some of hottest chilli you have ever had. Then Karibu in Kigali is the place to be. It's a small and definitely bit classy restaurant that is totally great for socialising..

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Knysna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Having eaten at Chez Robert a few times, I was expecting a similar experience here. It was not to be, I didn't pay so have no idea what the buffet cost, but the selection and quality certainly isn't as good.

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Nordhausen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

For just 2000 you get a whole plate from the buffet filled with vegetables, chicken, brochettes and salad. Particularly enjoyable during lunch time ;-)

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Kigali, Rwanda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This restaurant has known that it has good lunch buffet(called malange in local). Actually, food was not that bad. Staffs need some basic training.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

For a small price you can enjoy a good buffet african food and salads sitting on a terrace with a cold beer or softdrink. Very convenient after a day travelling or in case not having much time. good atmosphere and well known in the region.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: avenue de la paix, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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