Fusion Restaurant

Fusion Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
International, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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About
Fusion Restaurant is located at The Retreat, the new luxury boutique hotel in Kigali featuring farm-to-table international fusion cuisine, top-notch service, and magnificent poolside seating. From the owners of Heaven, Fusion provides Kigali visitors with a fresh new innovative menu, creative cocktails and hand-picked wines from South Africa!
CUISINES
International, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Fusion Restaurant
1. Poolside!
" The setting is absolutely stunning."
5.0 of 5 bubblesDCbibliophile
2. Michelin Star
" ambience, service, and food were spectacular"
5.0 of 5 bubblesphysiciantraveler
3. Best Food in Kigali
"Loved our dinner here."
5.0 of 5 bubblesMike J
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles271 reviews
Excellent
233
Very good
20
Average
12
Poor
6
Terrible
0
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

haltercunningham
Boston3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favorite Review
Nov 2022 couples
Robert at the bar is as professional and fun as they come. He is ready for anything you can throw at him and makes it happen. Smith in the kitchen is a gem, cuisine inviting to all. Look forward to coming back 12/10
Written November 19, 2022
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Heaven Rwanda
Wonderful to hear Robert was not just great at his job but fun to be with! Thank you for reviewing Fusion!
Written January 20, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

africanaddict
Kigali541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
We went to Fusion to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. What a treat! From the moment we walked up the entry steps until the time we left, we were welcomed and treated with great warmth and kindness. Philippe and Fred were our servers and they were terrific. Philippe, in particular, made great recommendations on menu options and He was spot on with good choices. We shared the scallops and shaved salad for starters. The salad was great, but the scallops were fabulous. They are seared and served with a sweet corn puree that is lick-the-plate yummy. I would consider ordering a double portion as my main the next time I go back. The Norwegian salmon was expensive (32k RWF) but very, very good. Charred skin and perfectly prepared to keep the inside moist. My husband had the beef fillet which was also good. The potato rosties were good, and the accompanying mushroom puree was outstanding. Ambiance was very nice...apart from the construction noise coming from their addition. We would give the place a big thumbs up and highly recommend it. Note that they automatically add a 10% service charge which is shared among the service staff on a monthly basis. Not sure about the equity and timing of that, but that's the approach they've taken.
Written March 10, 2020
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heavenrwanda
Dear African Addict, Thank you so much for your delightful review of Fusion! Philippe and Fred are extremely grateful that you highlighted their service and we are thrilled you enjoyed the unique recipes our Executive Mauritian Chef, Vedish, has created! We do add a 10% service charge which is shared monthly among all staff and encourage additional individual tips when warranted! Thank you so much for this lovely feedback and we hope to welcome you back one day in the future! Alissa
Written March 18, 2020
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Dirk W
Bangkok136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
I cannot praise the restaurant enough. There is a reason it has the reputation as the best restaurant in Kigali. Ranging from the amazing cocktails mixed by the equally amazing Gisele to the delicious international cuisine that melted on your tongue, The only regret I personally have is that I did not venture out more to other restaurants as I got hooked on the delicious food from the Heaven restaurant. The staff was amazing and always had time to make sure you were enjoying yourself. Emanuel was a great server who made sure that all your culinary wishes were taken care of and that you enjoyed your stay.
Written October 23, 2020
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J_A_M_Kigali
Dear Dirk, Thank you for highlighting our "amazing Gisele" Food & Beverage Manager, and Emmanuel our server, who both took good care of you and that you enjoyed our food so much it was hard to leave! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Alissa
Written November 30, 2020
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Gailyn63
773 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
We really wanted to like this place, but too many things went wrong. First is service; we waited 30 minutes for a server to arrive. We ordered a glass of South African Chardonnay that was oxidized and sent back. The spicy chicken curry wasn’t spicy and the vegetarian noodles with shrimp added had 4-5 tiny shrimp, hardly worth ordering. The place is cool, though. The owners came by to say hello just as our food arrived, so we were not able to give them direct feedback.
Written June 4, 2021
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Safari60315040147
Dear Gaily, We are sorry to hear that our service was not up to par as you expected, and have already taken action to review our steps of service with our team. As a hospitality training restaurant sometimes our newer staff lose track, but we are committed to improving and thank you for your candid feedback. On the wine issue, we understand our management offered 2 glasses of wine free of charge after noting the first glass (opened from a new bottle, go figure!) was tasting off to you. We keep our spice levels low to medium in order to accommodate most palettes but do have fantastic homemade pili pili (chili) sauce for any guests who want extra spice.. we take note of your comments and plan to work with our team on timing! Best, Alissa
Written June 5, 2021
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Matvl
5480 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Fusion is a very stylish and beautiful restaurant. The service is good and the food is nice (though the menu could have more of a local focus rather that rely on so many imported ingredients). The cocktail menu is interesting and while a little hit and miss is decent overall. We’ve been a number of times. The issue really is the pricing which is outrageous - even by ‘international’ standards. There are plenty of excellent WAY cheaper options in Kigali and more opening all the time. We’re unlikely to return.
Written March 14, 2020
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heavenrwanda
Hi Matvl, We are very appreciative of your acknowledgement that Fusion is, indeed, stylish and beautiful, the service and food to your liking. We are sorry to hear you feel our menu is overpriced, however, we do invest in organic onsite farming, only the highest quality proteins (and several are imported to offer a special variety that some visitors are craving), careful attention to preparation and presentation of dishes, and fair wages for our staff. We hope you do choose to visit us again, or try out Heaven Restaurant next door with a modern local African menu at lower prices! Best, Alissa
Written March 18, 2020
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africanaddict
Kigali541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
My husband and I spent a few hours at the Retreat this week, and we had a lovely lunch poolside at Fusion Restaurant. The little starter salad (complimentary) was fresh and tasty and from their garden. It was great. My husband chose the beef filet for lunch, and I had the tilapia tacos. My dish was the better of the two - although the pesto on his filet was really, really yummy. Service was terrific, with attentive helpful servers who worked well as a team. Fusion is just a wonderful place for a casual meal or for a special occasion. Highly recommended. Pricey, but worth it.
Written September 2, 2020
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J_A_M_Kigali
Thank you for sharing a lovely review, and for relaxing poolside at The Retreat, we hope you come again soon!
Written November 30, 2020
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Nyah C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 family
The Fusion restaurant offers a big variety of dishes, and they are always so delicious. My favorite one is the stir-fried noodles ! The service is perfect and all staff members are the kindest, always replying to your needs. I definitely recommend eating there !
Written January 23, 2021
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heavenrwanda
Thank you for this lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed our Fusion food and service!
Written February 17, 2021
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Escape309331
United States2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Fusion Restaurant truly lives up to its name. It offers a unique blend of local foods with a host of other international dishes. The breakfast buffet was my favorite and for lunch or dinner, I really enjoyed the burger with the green sauce (lol, Devin, help me out with the name!) Can I tell you about the delicious Rwandan coffee at Fusion?? I had stopped drinking coffee for almost a year, but when I tasted my first cup of coffee at Fusion, I had a cup at just about every meal I ate there! Let me tell you about Devin--one of the most amazing staff members at Fusion. Hardworking, thorough, kind, observant, thoughtful. One morning, I arrived at breakfast with a slightly wrinkled blouse. I figured that throughout the course of the day, the wrinkles would loosen up and I'd be good to go. As soon as I entered the dining room, Devin greeted me and when he observed the wrinkles in my blouse, he would have none of it and insisted having it ironed while I got started on breakfast. He had another worker provide me a robe to wear, they took my blouse and ironed it, and a few minutes later, it was brought back to me on a hanger! That experience at Fusion was so incredibly moving for me. Thank you, Devin, you have no idea what that meant to me. Wishing you all the goodness in the world! So, all in all, you'll enjoy the food and the incredible people at Fusion!
Written December 31, 2020
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heavenrwanda
We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed Divin and that he went above and beyond to serve you. We also hope that your newfound love for coffee will result in your purchasing Rwandan coffee in the future. We serve Sustainable Harvest coffee by Question Coffee in Kigali!
Written January 10, 2021
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David and C
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
This is a very nice setting by the pool .. well designed and cleverly planted. But, oh dear, the lunch really was poor - dried, over-cooked chicken and not a hint of any taste or subtlety beyond that. Over-priced, too. Then they wanted to charge me 35 000 Frw for a taxi to the airport which is twice what it normally costs.
Written November 29, 2021
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J_A_M_Kigali
Hi there, sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal; we hope you shared the feedback in real time with our kitchen, our team is always ready to replace any meal if not satisfactory!
Written January 6, 2022
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Billjmariano
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
My wife and I had dinner at Fusion and it is absolutely lovely. The first thing you will notice is that the place is beautiful. The second thing you notice is that the service is amazing. Our server was Hussein. He was charming, knowledgeable and attentive. He spoke French, Swahili and English very well which made communication seamless. He was extremely attentive and made some great recommendations. After dinner he set up a tour for us on the hotel including two incredible guest rooms. We could not recommend this restaurant more highly and if you’re lucky enough to have Hussein as your waiter you will not be disappointed.
Written June 7, 2021
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heavenrwanda
Thank you so much for dining at Fusion! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, service and tour of the hotel! Come back anytime! Alisa
Written August 30, 2021
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John and Samuelle Richardson
Los Angeles18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
We would go back tomorrow in a heartbeat. As guests at the Heaven Boutique Hotel, we dinned here several times and it was delightful. The menu has a good variety of thoughtfully prepared dishes and the staff is polished and professional. We would like to extend a special thanks to staff members Emmy Biiega, Chanaline and Mirelle for their good humor and sincere attention to our wellbeing. It's the people and a place like this that makes one hope to return someday.
Written August 2, 2021
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heavenrwanda
Thank you John! We are glad you enjoyed Fusion and hope to welcome you again! Alissa
Written August 30, 2021
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Joanne G
San Antonio9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
I spent one night at this luxurious boutique retreat hotel. The food was delicious and scrumptious. The service was a little slow but the meal was so good I did not mind that it took awhile to be delivered. The professionalism of the staff was delightful to interact with. There was nothing that they would not do to serve or attend to my needs. The room was absolutly divine which was surrounded by lush greenery and flowers I had never seen before. I felt like I was in paradise. On my return travels I am definitely going to rebook here.
Written October 26, 2020
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J_A_M_Kigali
Thank you Joanne, for choosing to stay with us and for appreciating the service our team provided! We are sorry to hear the food was slightly delayed and will work on this for sure - we are a hospitality training facility so many of our staff are students and learning! We appreciate your positive review and welcome you back! Alissa
Written November 30, 2020
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Raphael M
Kiryat Ono9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
The food was absolutely exceptional. Combining international and local specialties, I doubt one would find anything similar anywhere easily. It is clearly a niche menu with a fortune of effort on the chef’s part in perfecting the dishes. It is hard to single out a favorite dish but personally I found the avocado salad and the herb crusted Nile perch outstanding. There is also a unique shakshuka (usually a Mediterranean dish of eggs boiled in a tomato base) which is in this case made with local cassava. We stayed at the retreat hotel which houses fusion restaurant so I got a chance to interact with all of the staff. All of them without exception are great people who are very professional. If you are interested to talk to them you will find they are generally very interested to hear about foreigners experiences in rwanda and share many positive sentiments about their country. Overall I was very impressed and would eat there a lot more often if I lived in Rwanda. Highly recommended!
Written December 23, 2020
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heavenrwanda
We love our vegetarian clients (our daughter is vegetarian!) and are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Retreat as well as the food!
Written January 10, 2021
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Kitty
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I've eaten at Fusion at least 10 times. They have consistently incredible food.I'm a vegetarian and there are multiple, delicious, fresh options from the pumpkin tortellini with sage brown-butter sauce (I had it last night) to the falafel starter. The craft cocktails are well-balanced and you can't go wrong with the special. The servers are efficient, knowledgeable about the menu, and provide excellent service. Breakfast is also a strength from the perfectly spiced shakshuka to the pancakes to the eggs Benedict. Yum!
Written January 29, 2020
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HeavenBotiqueHotel
Thank you Kitty! We are so glad you find the Fusion menu varied enough and offering up delicious vegetarian options for you when you stay! We are also really proud to hear that our staff are knowledgeable and offering up excellent service.. thank you for this feedback! Alissa
Written February 8, 2020
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africanaddict
Kigali541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
I know many people go to Fusion Restaurant at The Retreat for special occasions - and indeed it is one of our favorites for celebrations. However, we have also come to love the place for their fish tacos! Crazy, but true! The plate comes with 3 small tortillas and cabbage, fried fish, sauce and guacamole. The portion looks small, but by the time you're done, you're very satisfied. The staff are friendly, attentive, helpful and available - without hovering. You are always greeted with big smiles, and if you've been there before, they remember you! Even remembering what you ate or drank on your last visit. The Retreat has become my getaway place to be refreshed. The is both open seating at tables (umbrellas available) and covered tables both in the restaurant and poolside. A wonderful place for a respite and great food and service.
Written October 13, 2020
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J_A_M_Kigali
We are so appreciative that you are a "regular" with us, and glad to hear our staff remember and welcome you back again and again! Thanks for giving our fish tacos a big shout out - they are turning out to be a favourite for many of our clients! Welcome back and soon! Alissa
Written November 30, 2020
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