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avenue de la paix, Kigali, Rwanda
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Ranked #37 of 74 Restaurants in Kigali
Cuisines: African
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Gitarama, Gitarama, Rwanda
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is still one of the best value for money buffet places in Kigali (2,500 during the week and 3,000 on weekends). Its got nice Rwandan food but also a good selction of salad options. A particular favourite of mine if the carrot and cauliflower in batter salad. I know it sounds strange, but it really is tasty. We love... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you want to feel like one of the locals I'd say this is worth a stop. Even if all you do is enjoy a beer (warm - like the locals, or cold) out on the lawn. Food is so so, service is typical - it takes an average of 20 to 30 minutes to get your order unless you... More 

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Erfurt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I know 'Karibu' from two visits. It is more or less disappointing. Food is not special. Additionally, one time they tried to overcharge us.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Lunch was a disaster. Living in Kigali, we eat out for lunch ofteb. We paid our bill before we ate (as per protocol) and went to the buffet. There was virtually nothing left on the table. We asked for our money back and they refused saying that we had already paid. Not a place I would return to again.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The lunch buffet was all starch and over-priced (3000Rf, no drink) compared to other, better lunch buffets.

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

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