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The Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


Steakhouse, International, European, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

The service was very good but the kitchen lacks finesse and skill. If you stick to easier menu items you will enjoy a nice setting and acceptable food at slightly elevated prices. If you try something as hard as a medium rare Tuna Steak .....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KaiUWulff
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Sure, it's not the only bar/restaurant in town with a view, but add in excellent service, reasonable prices, and a peaceful atmosphere, and Le Bistro is a good choice over other places with a view. Would recommend for drinks and/or a meal, especially during sunset,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Had lunch at Le Bistro. Service was very good, food was delicious - all in a comfortable setting with a view of Kigali. The sizzling platters are excellent (I had the vegetable sizzling platter). Very reasonable prices for what you receive. Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Robin M
Reviewed March 27, 2018

This beautiful view is a wonderful backdrop to a good meal. We had great cocktails the level above in the bar before coming down to dinner. Mumbai Madness and the Chicken and Prawn Cucumber rice were highlights. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Doc-Hanley
Reviewed January 11, 2018

As described in the title :Many visits , same great value. I lived in Rwanda for 18 months , i visited this restaurant hundreds of times , at lunch or dinner. All the time same great services and dishes. Try to visit at sunset ,...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank 51ahmadt
Reviewed October 23, 2017

This is part of Urban CityBlue Hotel. The best thing about this place is its staff: very friendly, very helpful, and not slow. The food selection is quite extensive, most of it quite okay, but some specialty dishes are very good. Come here for lunch...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank lubger
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I heard their signature dish is steak. I tried once, but the medium-rare was medium-well done, and request to "bring sauce aside" was completely ignored (it was all over the steak), and the taste was... I prefer a couple of steak houses in Kimihurura. Desert...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank uyanne
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I am a tour operator and usually take my guests to Urban every time we are in Kigali but this time I was very disappointed. I popped into the restaurant after a long safari trip and I asked the waiter (Pio) if they could deliver...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank patjam10
Reviewed April 5, 2017

The Land of a Thousand Hills is appreciated from so many angles... I, for one, always love a view... so Le bistro surely did not disappoint! The food and service were quite good, too. A number of business meals are held here, but it is...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Jill H
Reviewed February 5, 2017

After more than 3 years in Kigali, still my favourite restaurant, lunch or evening, for quality of food, price, speed of service, and a fine view of the city. Steaks are consistently excellent. Great for business lunches, and for informal evening dinners.

Date of visit: January 2017
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