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Karibu

avenue de la paix, Kigali, Rwanda
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Ranked #44 of 72 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
Kigali, Rwanda
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you would like some local food and not to expensive just go to Karibu, the swahili word for welcome. You can experience a nice local buffet for not much money!

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Aalter, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

As we travel with very low-budget, the Karibu was twice our dinnerplace when we slept in Kigali. The service is very slow ("do they find the goat?") but good. The buffet was cheap (2000 RWF) but nice. I really loved the bananas in tomatoesauce.. But when he had to go to the toilet, I rather wait to go somewhere else..... More

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Berkeley,CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This place is popular with local business people as well as health care professionals who work at CHUK. Great value for a nice lunch.

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