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“One of the best in Kigali with Sashimi & Sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sakae Japanese Restaurant

Sakae Japanese Restaurant
Nyarutarama Road 180, Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 784 577 738
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Ranked #10 of 74 Restaurants in Kigali
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Can Tho, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“One of the best in Kigali with Sashimi & Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

If I could give another half a star I would. I have been to this Japanese/Korean restaurant several times since it opened and it has never let me down. One nice thing is that theynow recognise me and welcome me back warmly. Most recently a few friends and I tried the teppanyaki and it was excellent. While I have eaten from there a la carte menu and most of the styles of food they present, there is something quite special about this mode of cooking and eating. We really enjoyed it.
I think this restaurant is one of the best in Kigali. Some say it is expensive and it is true that if you are on a tight budget it may not suit your purse. However I think you get value for money. the food is always fresh, the service is very good, in fact excellent for Kigali where this is sometimes a problem. The ambience is lovely, particularly if the weather is OK for sitting outside and the staff are friendly. There is not much more you can ask for.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paul L, Manager at Sakae Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Thank you very much for your amazing review :)
We are glad that you have enjoyed your time at Sakae
We are working hard to provide the best food and service
Hope you visit us again :)
Thank You

- Sakae Management & Staff
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London, England
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“Good sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A pleasant Japanese restaurant, with good sushi and sashimi. Was a guest, but it looked good value. Fish was fresh, food nicely presented. Nice layout in a large open restaurant area. Friendly staff.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ramallah
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“Good Japanese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I liked the food but the seafood suchi had little seafood.But still the taste was great and will go there again definetly

Visited January 2013
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New Hampshire
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“Sushi in Kigali!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Freshly prepared food, accommodating staff, nice uncrowded atmosphere. Choice of sitting near a window with a nice breeze or more interior. A lot of expats eat there, so you know the food is good.

Visited April 2013
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Kigali, Rwanda
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“Sushi!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Its a strange feeling when you eat raw fish in Central Africa, but I had no serious health problems after visiting this place. I can not say that sushi here are extraordinary, but for Kigali they are rather good. I prefer lunch box here - affordable and able to feed 2 persons.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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