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Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel

29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 486 581
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (65 reviews)
“fish tacos” (21 reviews)
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel
1. Favorite Hotel And Restaurant
"After 2 days in Heaven, I keep finding delightful new surprises."
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2. Read the Book - Then Go!
"we read "A Thousand Hills to Heaven". We wanted to visit Heaven "
Relyeas3
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3. Catered to Dietary Preferences
"they easily catered to my dietary restrictions (vegan) "
szeiger1018
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1 - 10 of 786 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to Heaven for the Sunday brunch (11am to 2pm) and I really enjoyed it. The buffet price was reasonable, the food was of great quality and the the service was of exceptional quality.

Thank Patrick M
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Prior to our trip to Rwanda and Africa we read "A Thousand Hills to Heaven". We wanted to visit Heaven restaurant and we weren't disappointed! The atmosphere is charming, service is excellent, and the meal wonderful! Having read the book made our dining experience so...More

Thank Relyeas3
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

We are so glad to hear that you loved your meal and service at Heaven and that it lived up to the book's reputation! Please come back and see us and do tell your friends about Heaven Boutique Hotel and The Retreat - Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Really fun vibe, either relaxed for an early dinner or energetic on sunday brunches... Staff are great, and the food (vegan and gluten free options - the burger was delicious and so big we could split it!) hit the spot. Beautiful artwork and a great...More

Thank apmpplus1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant in upmarket Kigali, just opposite the Rwandan President's official residence, it provides premier dishes in a quiet ambience with great views of kigali city

Thank Ben K
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ben - thanks for your slew of reviews! We always love having you in Heaven Restaurant and appreciate your support over the years! Warm wishes, Alissa

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food, particularly the guacamole with banana chips! The restaurant is also showcasing local art and produce and all the food is locally sourced

Thank Ragna S
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ragna! We are glad that you enjoyed our world-famous guacamole and enjoyed all of our other food and art. Warmly, Alissa

Reviewed 1 week ago

While the ambience and service were very good, I'm wondering if this restaurant is relying on its reputation. We ate here more than once during our time in Kigali thinking that perhaps just the first time we ordered the wrong things, but unfortunately, in both...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you enjoyed our ambience and service but are of course disappointed to hear that you were underwhelmed by your meals. Please do feel free to share what you ordered with us on our email info@heavenrwanda.com - we are curious to know...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just had an incredible meal at Heaven. Our waitress Anna was attentive and accommodating. If you are in Kigali this place has to be on your list.

Thank Nedari F
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this special out to Anna - we have shared with her! We are glad that you enjoyed your meal. Warm wishes, Alissa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really relaxed ambience, delicious food at reasonable price. Great place to go for lunch dinner or just a coffee. Try it out you won’t be disappointed

Thank Justin M
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Justin - we are glad that you enjoyed your dinner at Heaven! Come back soon! Thanks, Alissa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heaven Restaurant was a delightful experience for our large group of friends. The artwork and ambience of the place is beautiful. The staff were very helpful and the food was appreciated by all including those who had special dietary needs. I especially liked the swahili...More

Thank NKR59
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad that you enjoyed all aspects of Heaven and especially kuku paka - our chicken swahili curry! We hope to welcome you back here and at our sister restaurant, Fusion next door at The Retreat.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant and hotel in the heart of Kigali. My friend Lilia Iradukuda brought me to this amazing place to eat. I definitely recommend it ! The rooms look perfect and I will stay there next time I m going to Kigali.

Thank Maximin W
Heaven_Boutiqu_Hotel, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Maximin, We are so glad you loved Heaven! We look forward to hosting you at Heaven or The Retreat when you return! Best, Alissa

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Umutoni I
September 25, 2017|
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Response from RichardTanChaiBoon | Reviewed this property |
To add on my my earlier reply, you may want to see my main review which has a photo on a partial menu showing the price of a few of the dishes.
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February 16, 2016|
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Response from Crystal S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $60
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda (Formerly Heaven Restaurant and Bar)
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 788 486 581
  • E-mail
Description
Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel is an American-owned, private, serene property opened in May of 2008 in the lovely neighborhood of Kiyovu. Started as a social enterprise to improve service levels in the hospitality sector and create employment, Heaven is consistently ranked one of the country's top restaurants with a spectacular ambience on a custom-built outdoor terrace overlooking the entire city. Heaven Boutique Hotel has 22 beautifully appointed hotel rooms with a salt water heated swimming pool, an open air state-of-the-art gym, ensuite private bathrooms, local artwork, free wifi, unlimited coffee/tea/purified water, 24 hour security, just steps from downtown Kigali. In addition to 22 rooms currently in operation, our 11 room new luxury hotel called The Retreat is now open! The Retreat is a new property with 11 luxury rooms all with peaked ceilings and private outdoor terraces, a gym, spa and swimming pool!
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