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“Best Indian food in Kigali” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zaaffran

Zaaffran
Rue de l'Akagera | Kiyovu, near Le Bonne Source Market, Kigali, Rwanda
+250783042504
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Ranked #9 of 74 Restaurants in Kigali
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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Kigali, Rwanda
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best Indian food in Kigali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Best Indian food in Kigali, hands down. Particularly love the Paneer appetizer and the naan and roti. Ambiance is alright, a little dull, but service is good and food delicious!

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Indian food in Kigali”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The atmosphere is nice - the food a bit blah. I think that like their main competitor (Khana Khazana) they prepare generic 'curry' sauces in advance and then just add in your choice of chicken/fish/paneer etc before serving. All the food tastes very similar - you certainly wouldn't know that they were different curries (except, possibly, some have more chilli than others) My recommendation for both places is to order something grilled (like tandoori chicken) - this, they have to make fresh!

Visited September 2012
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

The best restaurant i 've ever been this week in kgli! The food was consistently tasty, services attentive ah and that garlic naan the best in kigali..

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kigali, Rwanda
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The food was good and prices reasonable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The food was good and the prices where reasonable. The staff was attentive and asked us every time there was an empty glass. The food was served hot and the bread where tasty and cripsy.

I would recomend this for India food in Kigali. Its not the best India restaurant I have been to but its definetly the best in Kigali.

Visited February 2012
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Treviso, Italy
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158 reviews 158 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Delicious indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Went there by chance having received a coupon from the owner, same as hotel Okapi. Unexpectedly - as we hadn't had a great experience at the hotel- we found an elegant restaurant, with plenty of choice in food and service very good. Food was absolutely delicious, big quantities (weren't able to eat more tha half of the meal). Good value for money in European standard (around 10-15 USD per person including beverages - of course depending on what and how much one's order)

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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