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New Cactus


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

European, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Tel, Info: 572 572
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
European, Pizza
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews pizza steak fresh salad pineapple samosas nice view plastic chairs thin crust prices are reasonable huge portions visited twice city lights sit outside service was great views oil hill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to New Cactus. What a lovely restaurant with a terrific view of the city. Three of us had pizza, carafe of wine, juice and coffees for under 38000francs. Staff were terrific as were the pizzas. Thin crust and tasty.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank NKR59
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Having been to so many great restaurants in Kigali, was disappointed with the offering at New Cactus. Wine list was impressively French, so thought we were off to a good start. Pretty ambience and lovely gardens, so a tick there. Service attentive, all good. My...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank katej445
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Such a gorgeous and peaceful view at night! Great service too! Loved our salads, pizza, and wine, but the menu has tons of awesome options - fish, steak, chicken, and pastas!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

The location and the view are really nice; as well as the staff. Pizza and pasta are good, but nothing special (but still better than in most other places). Food is served within an acceptable time frame.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Claudia D
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Having visited twice New Cactus is a good standby for dinner. Food is served promptly and staff are quite knowledgable.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mattfliestheworld
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We had a good meal from a wide menu with plenty of choices. The choices for drinks seemed somewhat limited. Excellent setting and comfortable seating. Good service

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sawmillbloke
Reviewed October 11, 2018

New Cactus has probably the widest menu in Kigali, and probably offers one of the best value deals in Kigali! Food is very good, and service too. Very pleasant for lunch (beautiful view on Kigali), but also in the evening. Try it!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Giova590501
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Consistent quality, beautiful setting, excellent view, excellent service. People always comment positively on the restaurant, and it's a perfect place to take visitors to get a sense of Kigali.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rebeccabM8413AE
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This is a fine place for a filling meal at a minimal price. Don't expect amazing service but do expect a very nice view!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank umudugudu
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The plastic chairs say it all. This is a very local spot - with a nice view and so-so cooking. All very basic but fun.

Date of visit: July 2018
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