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Repub Lounge

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$$ - $$$
African, Grill
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674 16 Kg | Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 030
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Breda, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A cult restaurant, with unexpected meals. The location and atmosphere are very good. Service by personal with knowledge and guest friendly input. A place to take friend and family to enjoy a good time.

Thank MartinJWP
Kigali, Rwanda
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cult place, where one just has to go for an evening. The food is nothing special, really. Local dishes well made. The reason to go here is the atmosphere, the decoration and the history of the place... and its owner (google her). A Kigali institution!

Thank Pascal C
Baar, Switzerland
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181 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

to spend a night with friends ans family this place is indeed a must, fast quick service very friendly employees. teh bes is plantain as entrance and as main course the chicken strips with garlick and Ginger rice is a must, good music and nice bar to share excellent music with frinds after dinner

Thank Beate J
Kharkiv, Ukraine
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The view from the patio is beautiful. Clean. Very welcoming staff. We were able to place our order for the group of 18 ahead of time. Everything was cooked on time, served with excellence, looked and tasted great. Very good quality food. Overall, loved the place and the food, and highly recommend!

Thank VitaliyS1
Kigali, Rwanda
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We were a group of 9 persons went there last Monday. Being the 1st day of the week, we expected an empty place. But quite a few people were hanging around justifying the popularity of this restaurant. The 1st thing anyone must recognize is the beautiful decoration, very nice choice. The staffs are always in smile and welcoming. As starter... More 

Thank Indoafrican
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here on a Friday night for a date night and were pleased. The guys outside escorted us with umbrellas in the rain so that we wouldn't get drenched, bonus. The food was pretty good. I recommend the steak strip appetizer, it was the best thing we had. I had the garlic steak which came recommended... More 

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Los Angeles
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

In short, if you are going out to one restaurant in Kigali, this is the one. I wish we had discovered it earlier in our stay we would have gone back! I highly recommend Repub Lounge. If you don't have time for dinner go for a drink—the bar was a pretty happening scene too. Went to Repub Lounge our last... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

What started as a nice evening turned to be a feeling of being taken advantage of. Having just want to the bank to receive Rwandan francs everyone knows that you ONLY receive 5,000 bills. I had no other bills with me as I set off in the taxi which was given 5,000 bill. Had a decent dinner with a glass... More 

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East London, South Africa
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

In a city packed with French dining options, it's great to see a place with Rwandan cuisine shine brightly. Republika is a fun, vibrant space with lots of tasty, easy to share dishes and helpful, courteous staff. Go with friends, pick half a dozen different dishes (coconut fish, plantains, ginger rice are all winners), and enjoy!

Thank Kimberly C
Madras, OR
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126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
African, Grill
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +250 788 303 030

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