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Repub Lounge

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674 16 Kg | Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Madras, OR
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great experience all the way around! We ordered "family style" with a sampling of main dishes (chicken in foil pouch, curry coconut fish, beef, spinach Republica, ginger rice, sautéed sweet bananas. It was all excellent. Didn't have any alcohol, but saw lots of bottles of wine & beer. Deck was full, but upstairs was live jazz sax and delightful... More 

Thank momiles
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My favourite place to eat in Kigali. Really lovely staff and fantastic balcony view. Meals are fairly pricey but the wine is nice and the food is amazing. We ate a few times as a small group and took a group of 27 there one night. For that they gave us a secluded spot and we arranged an absolutely amazing... More 

Thank Sam B
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went again after renewal. Great! Nice atmosphere and lounge on basement, beautiful environment for restaurant at the upper floor. Good choice of food and service is very kind and professional. Now open also at lnchtime buffet. I will try

Thank Marco S
Bern, Switzerland
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189 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fish cooked in a foil pouch was the best rwandese food I had on this trip - highly recommended. Atmosphere is relaxed, familiar and informal. Service very friendly.

Thank TexBrit
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed an authentic dinner on a recent stop through Kigali. However, I was pretty disappointed by the service towards the end of the evening. I was grateful to be seated on a full patio at what seemed to be the last table but was nearly ignored at the end of the meal to the point that I had to... More 

Thank Andrew H
Lilongwe, Malawi
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the reviews were spot on. Came here with a friend during our visit to Kigali after getting recommendations from friends who live here and don't regret it for a second. Got the spinach and plantains to share, I got the goat stew with ginger rice and he got the veggie curry with coconut rice. Spinach was great and not... More 

Thank Jennifer W
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with great atmosphere and great food. Great value to money, reasonable prices. The owners treat every guest like family, Very warm welcome, attentive attitude, and vast explanation and tips regarding Kigali. Special smoking room, designed like living room, but open to fresh air. We had an amazing time having business dinner.

Thank Opher D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Came to Kigali for the UA Summit. Only one night out and we decided to try Republic Lounge. Pleasant experience. good food, good service, nice atmosphere, beautiful view

Thank NBouville
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Repub Lounge was recommended to me by my cab driver during a recent visit to Kigali. Although my work colleague and I hadn't made a prior reservation, the ever charming lady owner quickly got us a table for two and was quick to guide us through the menu. Great decor, great food and great service! I will certainly go back... More 

Thank OsumoJ
Kigali, Rwanda
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Funky place. One of the best restaurants in place. Very helpful staff and they have a variety of dishes to select from their wide menu. Stunning view of Kigali at night.

Thank Faustin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
African, Grill, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 674 16 Kg | Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: 250788303030

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