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Repub Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
African, Grill
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674 16 Kg | Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 030
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've enjoyed Repub a few times, for drinks, lunch and dinner. I highly recommend the vibe in the evening with nice balcony seating and good music. It's quiet at lunch, which may be a plus but I've also found the service to be slower around that time. Food is average.

Thank Elisabeth T
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Repub is a classic in Kigali (just moved places). Food on the menu has not changed for many years but the quality is consistent : simple but tasty! I love the brochettes and the ginger rice! My only wish would be that the wine they serve by glass would be better...

Thank Marie V
Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All dishes are good but the fish liboke is the best. Jazz concerts on Thursdays. Excellent place for lunch (great deal on the lunch menu), dinner, coffee or drinks. In teh best area in Kigali and with a nice view.

Thank inescudero
Woking, Surrey
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293 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to this place for our final group meal - and it was a delight on every level, from the staff to the food to the drinks (local wine = banana!). A great time was had by all! Recommended.

Thank CesmeTraveller
Lewes, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my first night in Rwanda we were taken to this gem, an incredible welcome from the larger than life owner who worked tirelessly to ensure our experience was as enjoyable as possible. Beautifully thought out décor throughout, a great little booth downstairs to chill out in and get to know everyone while you place your order & get the... More 

Thank hjpkt
Breda, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

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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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 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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182 reviews
113 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
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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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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
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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?