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“yummy” 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

walking distance to my hotel - I was happy to find this very yummy Indian restaurant. Better than the one I used to go to

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great ambiance, average food and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant has great ambiance with tall candles on the tables, beautiful chandeliers and a variety of Hindu decorations (including a Ganesh statue at the bottom of the main staircase). The food is average - it is good and spicy. The service is adequate to get the job done, but could use some improvements (the hostess dropped the warmed welcome washcloth on the floor, and didn't bring a fresh one. The server missed one of our orders.). Nothing was the end of the world, and the meal was fine. Would probably come back again, but might look around to other Indian options first. If you haven't been here, worth the visit...just expect an averag enjoyable meal.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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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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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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