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avenue de la paix, Kigali, Rwanda
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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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
Low cost beer garden

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Matej N
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Buffet
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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