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Zen

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KG 9 Avenue | Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 782 588 593
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe one of the worst Japanese food i ever had... Salmon is not fresh, rice too cooked, too much rice per sushi and in rolls, too much weird sauces on the sushis, supposed wazabi is a wet paste with no taste, supposed Ginger is a plastic piece, the dim sum platter figures some extra fried dumplings that are just too... More 

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Thank ImadBz
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fine restaurant if you are a fan of Oriental cuisine. Staff are very courteous, the food is excellent though a bit expensive compared to similar restaurants.

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Thank Tim M
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Main dining area is currently under renovation (June 2016). Seating is still available on upper porch area and lower bar. Evening atmosphere is unaffected by any work and service and food quality still excellent. I've loved everything I've eaten at Zen - thai noodles, sushi, jade dumplings, curry...all delicious. Also very pleased with their Manhattan. Nice place for a mid-day... More 

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Thank Elisabeth T
mathewra
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both menu items were bigger than I expected, arrived warm and tasted great. Last year I had order their oriental Phad Thai but it looks like it is no longer on the delivry menu :-(

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Thank matthewra
Cairo, Egypt
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I really loved the variety of the menu. My Tum Yum soup was perfect and so was my entire Thai dinner. They also offer a great wine menu so it's perfect for business, casual or romantic dinners. The outdoor area is lovely and peaceful. An overall beautiful place for Asian food lovers

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Thank szohney
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Zen is Zen. You wanna bring out your inner Zen, Zen is the place for you. Ensure you go after 7 with the water cannels weaving through the boundaries to give that cool atmosphere while enjoying amazing food. I personally dont like sea food-prawns to be exact but my friends swear that the prawns here are to die for.

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Thank Lorenza J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Super tasty Thai meal. Great service and very nice atmosphere and view. They wine list need update due to what they have, but still had nice wine available.

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Thank JOI2281
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

In Kigali, I think this is the one of the three top restaurants. I went their 4 times and every time I was amazed by the quality and the test of the food. It is a must go

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Thank Amr E
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This place came highly recommended. . The atmosphere is quite fancy. Alas, they were out of several dishes like the Pad Thai due to supply issues. Frankly the food was good but overpriced.

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Thank Bassem7
Kigali, Rwanda
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

cool atmosphere and lovely food i would definitely recommend this place for lunch or dinner to anyone spending time in kigali

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KG 9 Avenue | Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 782 588 593

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?